These are selection of makeup test shots I did recently for actress Tara Leniston. It was an exercise in showing how a face can change with different levels of makeup - It's obviously very important for an actress to be able to access different moods and expressions and makeup can be a useful tool to help the 'channelling'! These images are in their raw state with no re-touching whatsoever and the photographer was experimenting with lighting so forgive the inconsistencies! The above shot is just a pretty, innocent look. I used MAC Face & Body, Stila cream blush in Peony and the new Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy on the lips.
For this shot I added stronger brows and a soft matte grey shadow to the sockets of the eyes and below the lower lashes for definition. The lip colour is the beautiful LadyBug by MAC... I love it's tomatoe-y red tone.
I ramped it up a bit for this shot using metallic bronze tones on the eyes with the Copper Rulz palette from Essence and some false lashes.
Revlon's matte lipstick in Smoked Peach gave a slightly 60's feel to the look.
I used a peachy cream blush with a layer of Benefit's Coralista on top for highlight.
For this classic smoky look, I covered the eyes in a deep matte charcoal shade and blended it up to the socket. I also added some black kohl pencil to the inner rim of her eye for more smoulder.
I shaded Tara's cheeks with a deeper tone; Blushbaby by MAC...
I used some Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl by Becca on the cheekbones and downwards slightly to merge with the blush and the Dior lipstick in 298 provided the perfect nude...
What do you think? Like any of the looks?
Pictures by Brendan Duffy