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Yellow, in my opinion, is the happiest color. So when Sarah asked if I would be interested in helping her with this photo shoot I was ecstatic to say yes.
We decided to pursue a 1970's inspired look, incorporating some avant-garde details. Sarah has beautiful, golden-ginger hair with matching freckles and fair skin. To prep the skin I used the Smashbox Cosmetics Pore Minimizing Primer, then only adding foundation or concealer where needed.
To prime the eyes, I used the 'Painterly' Paint Pot from Mac Cosmetics, then using Smith Cosmetics #230 brush I laid a thin layer of translucent powder to set the primer. Mixing Anastasia Beverly Hills' 'Phresh' eyeshadow, a bright, primary yellow, and 'New Wave' eyeshadow from the Subculture palette, a Velveeta shade of orange, I applied the shadows to the entire lid. Then using 'Star' eyeshadow from the Pastel Goth palette by Kat Von D Beauty, like the name suggests the yellow is a soft pastel, this shadow was focused on diffusing edges and brightening the lid.
To brighten the water line I used the NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Pencil, shade 'Milk.' Underneath the eyes, using a Smith Micro Liner brush and Suva Beauty 'Grease' Hydra Liner, I added Sarah's Twiggy-like lashes.
To highlight the cheeks and to add an avant-garde glow I used the pink pigment from the Pat Mcgrath Skin Fetish kit. This iridescent pink is so stunning and made for the perfect transition from eyes to cheeks. To finish the face I added a small amount of the Glossier Cloud Paint 'Puff,' a pink fit for Princesses.
To liven her lips, I mixed together a peach-rose shade from the ABH Lip Palette. Topping both her eyelids and lips with the NYX Cosmetics Clear Lid Lacquer, the look was complete. We side-parted Sarah's hair, complete with bobby pins, for a Twiggy-like look. One of my Instagram followers commented on Sarah's headshot saying this look was Twiggy meet Biba, and I've never been so flattered. The dress is vintage from my own grandmother's closet, all accessories are from Sarah's own collection.
By far, this is one of my favorite looks to date. I'll always believe that orange and yellow are the happiest colors, which is why I love to use them.
PS: the sunflower field was what dreams were made of! It was so beautiful to see bees and butterflies doing their thing and I was able to take home a giant bouquet, which is now drying in the attic. It was the perfect end to my Summer 2017.