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Gisele with red lipstick!

Written By: Brigitte on October 5, 2009 No Comment

This is a gorgeous story I did with my favorite model of all times. Gisele had gathered a team of people she has known for a long time and who are as much her friends as co-workers: Nino Munoz, the great photographer, Katie Mossman, the hottest stylist going, the famously fabulous Harry Josh and yours truly.

I loved this sitting!

I loved this sitting!

Considering that it felt more like we were playing around rather than working, the amount of beautiful pictures we produced that day is astonishing. This concept was based on the very graphic elements of the black clothes and the crazy shoes. Katy was obsessed with the idea of red lips, which I loved. Gisele was game, so we went to town with the whole look.

With a concept that strong, one has to avoid piling on the visual components. If you want the look to stay chic, restraint is key. A common mistake made by new makeup artists is to get over-zealous and go overboard, so it starts looking like a makeup school project.

Sometimes it’s what you don’t do that makes a look work. I chose to do a clean pale face with red lips as the graphic element. The eyes got a bit of definition with a muted copper eye shadow, right in the crease line. I added a little mascara (no curl, though) and shaped the eyebrows with a light gold/taupe powder. The cheeks were defined with a contour along the hollow below the cheekbone with a light taupe-ish brown powder. And then the lips were coated with a bright fire engine red lipstick.

Voilà!

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