Posts in the Beauty Category

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Beauty of Beguiling ~ Art of Extreme

Anja Rubik lives outside the lines in “La Fine Équipe” by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, September 2016. We witness this fearsome female with the spirit of a warrior, ready herself for a beauty battle. Fueling the heat behind her eyes, Hassett focuses in on the fury of Rubik’s fire. Looking straight into the camera, she gives us a wink; as two black horizontal lines cross over the face, like spray paint hitting the walls of the face. 

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No Room for Subdued Bright Beauty

Anja Rubik, Bella Hadid, Andreea Diaconu bring the fury in “Face Art,” Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, August 2016. The curtains are drawn as the music of face takes stage. This season’s flurry of fantasia comes to life as all things go crazy in the bright light of life. A call to creative arms. Beauty beckons us near as artful interpretations expose us to a nuanced approach to face art. 

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Amilna Drops a Glitter Bomb for

Amilna Estevao lets her stunning features speak in “Glitter Bomb” by Jason Kim for Art glistens as glamour shines in this exquisite editorial designed to inspire. This isn’t about the projection of pretty, more, it sets out to define the decadence of display. Makeup Artist, Morgane Martini, invites us inside the intimate portrayal of cosmetic contact. To see… to feel… to touch… to taste, this story celebrates the sentient dreams of tomorrow. 

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Canvas of Color Cast Over the Face

Larissa Hofmann celebrates the resplendence of light in “Potpourri Fur Alle Sinne” by Marcus Ohlsson for Harper’s Bazaar Germany, June/July 2016. The face takes the place of a canvas as color is cast over the page. Each image ejects a sense of surrealism, while it wanders onto the optical edge. The mutiny of makeup begins, as Fredrik Stambro invites us to experience the fusion of features. Separate they are tiny speckles, but together they form a righteous illusion of being.  

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Craft of Neo-Creative Bird(man) Apps

Mikael Schulz captures the craft of creative application in “Mix It Up” for Definitions are detrimental, as the art of expression is met through the act of mental movement. The ability to move past your fears and move into something deeper, that is an act of inspiration. Conversion allows for change while metamorphosis can start a revolution. (Makeup/Mixed-Media Artist) Lyle Reimer takes this conceptual step to the next level, a place with no limits, where you can go “behind the gates” to conjure and create. 

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A Campaign of Strange Takes Flight in Tush

Armin Morbach shoots a freak-show of high fashion for Tush Magazine, S/S 2016. Camouflaged coverings entice and excite as the campaign of strange aims to take flight. A mutiny of makeup begins as Loni Baur corrals the chaos of neo-cosmetics to the page. Visionary imagery invites the fertile mind to grow, with abstract innovation designed to inspire. Breaking bad… the black netting brings a veiled overlay, with faux eyes glued outside, while red (real) lips radiant from inside. 55

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Anja Konstantinova dares us to go bare with a starry stare in ‘All Dolled Up‘ by Alberto Maria Colombo for Cosmetic creativity is closely captured as each composite suggests something new. Subtlety seductive and uniquely chic, Frank B lets every makeup twist tells a different story. Devious decadence invites us inside with eyes that sparkle and lips that shine. White-washed brows blend into the skin allowing bold shadows to take center stage. 


Poetry Parallels Art of "Anti-Pretty" Stance

Luma Grothe evokes the stance of “Anti Pretty” by Liz Collins for Vogue China, May 2016. To stare into the great unknown to gaze across the sea, to behold a view that will be undone to cast a shadow in the morning sun. Standing on the edge of something new… this story doesn’t refer to a look that’s unappealing, rather, it defines a true change. The Anti Pretty sentiment captures a sense of impending alteration, artfully echoing the elements of revolution. 


Flanked in a Flurry of Florid Fashion

Daphne Groeneveld is flanked in a flurry of florid fashions by David Roemer for Zoo Magazine No. 50, S/S 2016. Each image projects a sense of enlightenment as it redefines avant-garde artistry. Stepping into another world, this story touches on what I call the sense instrument. To let the eyes peruse over each page is to let your mind be intoxicated with possibility. The enchantress of accouterments floats through the scene, existing in a world where all is but a dream. 

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Plastique Plays as the Fabric du Jour

Olivia Jansing acts responsibly in “Recycle” by Marcus Ohlsson for Beauty Papers, S/S ’16. Plastique is the fabric du jour, with styles that range from eclectic to extreme. Covering up is so yesterday, as we explore the idea of cosmetic counter-play. In one of the most compelling outlets of the season, we find ourselves going for nude. Naked skin will pull you in as the story takes a turn at what I call neo-application. 


Leila is Bound By the Beauty of Truth

Leila Goldkuhl is bound by the beauty of truth in “Plasticity” shot by Paola Kudacki for Beauty Papers Magazine, S/S 2016. What am I covered in… what do I wear… who am being… am I aware. Skin is the house that I live in but empowerment is where I call home. The concept of cosmetic imagery sets forth a fusion of ideas, with pictures that question perfection. Asking us the most powerful inquiry of all – is the nature of beauty all in our heads? 

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The Face Plays Fury of Five Senses in Purple

Hana Jirickova finds the music in makeup by Harri Peccinotti for Purple Fashion Magazine, S/S 2016. Focusing on the sentient rhythms of the five senses, this story celebrates the beauty of Touch, Sight, Taste, Smell & Sound. The art of perception is portrayed in the nuance of significance, as the sentient overcast is captured in the Fury of Five. The import of excellence is seen in the export of imagination, as awareness is found in the consciousness of creativity.