I had some time in the studio with the incredibly talented Andre Cois and Miranda Aston from Que models recently. Miranda is one talented gal- a talented model turned fashion designer- she hand crafts her own intimate apparel line which we were able to shoot with. I've been inspired by the soft matte eye looks and glowing skin that Ania Milczarczyk creates, and wanted to try something similar, with my own take on it.
Viseart Paris: Neutral Basics 01 Matte
My go to palette. These beautiful, soft eyeshadows blend themselves and are so easy to work with. I used the middle row of colours on Miranda. The warm orange tones in the shadows complimented Miranda's deep blue eyes. I love this palette because it is a great multitasker. For example, I used the taupe shade as a natural contour in Miranda's cheekbones and a mid tone brown in her eyebrows. I don't see the point in carrying around three different eyeshadow, brow and contour palettes, when one does the job perfectly.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
This creamy highlighting product is my current must have highlighter. I love it because it's creamy texture gives a glossy sheen to the skin, rather than looking heavy and powdery. I only wish it came in another more gold shade, as it gives a silvery sheen to the skin. Perfect for paler skin tones- but it will look ashy on darker skin.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit
I layered all three blushers in this palette on Miranda's cheeks and eyes. These blushers give the most beautiful, natural glow to the skin. Very lit from within. They are both pigmented enough, and blendable. I used them as transition shades on Miranda's eyes and all over her cheeks- layering the shades until I created the depth of colour I wanted. These powders are expensive- but so worth it! I'm yet to find a pressed powder with similar properties to the Ambient Lighting Powders.
The Final Images