After a long hiatus from playing with makeup and colours, it’s time to bring your fun side out and go OTT as makeup artist and hairstylist, Andrea Claire has put together five eye-catching looks. In her words: “Don’t be afraid of makeup; it’s a non-committal way to express yourself whether you’re feeling creative or want to break from a cut crease or that basic natural glow you’ve been pretty much sporting in the past two years!”
To prep the model’s skin, Andrea used Charlotte Tilbury’s Goddess Cleansing Ritual 1 followed by Skin Inc’s Oxy-Recharge Bubble Mask to reveal her inner glow. She then applied Shiseido’s Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate for a hydration and radiance boost before using Becca’s First Light Priming Filter and Laura Mercier’s Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation in 3W1. Check out all the looks here:
Dressmaker supply stores are one of the best tickle trunk shops for hair and makeup artists to find affordable out-of-the-box accessories to play with. For this look, Andrea has safely stuck pearls onto the skin using Duo’s Eyelash Adhesive in Clear. It’s clean and understated yet totally glamorous!
Guess what? Temporary tatts aren’t just for kids, as Andrea shows you through this look. Transfer them to the spots where you’d typically apply your eyeshadow or blusher, or have them in place of a statement necklace on an open neckline. For a smooth application, apply on clean and dry skin prior to makeup application. To remove them easily, use BioDerma’s Micellar Water.
‘Peel it off, stick it on and show it off’ is the concept behind Face Lace, a genius creation of versatile face stickers by makeup artist, Phyllis Cohen that has been spotted on creative, show-stopping entertainers like Lady Gaga, Paloma Faith and Nicole Scherzinger. Wear it alone or pair it with eyeshadows and you’re well on your way to creating a dramatic look in seconds!
Andrea calls this look the ‘Negative Space Complementary Lined Lips’, which sure is a mouthful for a minimal look but hey, a little goes a long way here! The liners are best applied on clean lips with a stable hand, and best worn when you aren’t planning on going for a greasy burger fest.
Surprise yourself (and others too!) by giving your basic blush a revamp and trying out henna stamps, stencils or even textured lace fabric. If you want to let the design stand out, keep your lips pared down, otherwise rock an equally striking lip colour that speaks for itself!
Photography: Keith Clouston
Retouching: Shubham Singh
Concept, makeup, hair & nails: Andrea Claire/Judy Inc
Model: Dai Jun Yan/Mannequin
Design: Zariel Zahann