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In December 2011 I responded to a casting call on Modelmayhem.  The photographer was Josh Caudwell, a young and talented photographer.  Josh explained that he wanted to get a couple of looks done and that the first would be minimal make up edging towards androgyny with the second look being creative and avant garde, we discussed the second look and settled on a pure white base with accents of gold.

The model Eliza arrived and I prepped her skin, she has fair skin and I matched her to Mehron Celebre Pro HD in LT3, this colour is one of several neutral toned shades in the range.  I applied using a foundation brush and then blended it into the skin using a soft make up wedge, I then set this with Ben Nye translucent powder.  Eyebrow’s were filled in using Benefit Brow Zings in Medium, a thin coat of mascara (One Great Lash) was applied to upper lashes only and to finish the eye a smudge of neutral brown eyeshadow was applied under the lower lash line.  Lips were left nude.  I flattened Eliza’s hair and sprayed it into submission for a slick almost masculine look.

The second look was completely different.  I used Illamasqua foundation in shade 100 – its pure white, it can be little difficult to work with (like many whites) but cut it with a little moisturiser (I used Embryolisse Lait-Creme) and build it to the depth of whiteness you need.  I set this with a white face powder from Stargazer.  I used gold leaf on the lips, I pressed it onto lips prepped with a good coat of lip balm.   Then came the somewhat time consuming act of gluing the sequins on…

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