Beauty Breakdown: Contoured Natural

The first in a series of pictures have come back from the recent shoot I did with Nadirah Bahar and Edo. I wanted to keep some of the shots as ‘natural’ as possible (we were shooting in natural lighting with no additional ‘help’ from artificial light sources, but I still wanted to emphasize Edo’s incredible bone structure with a little contour.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal
Becca Sheer Luminous Color Foundation in Nut
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in WT-00
(to lighten foundation color and add a bit of coverage)
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SK-13 (as contour)
MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl (highlight)
Sisley Phyto-Cernes Eclat Concealer in #3
MAC Eyeshadow in Brun (brows)
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #19 (lids)
Naimies False Lashes (#747 Small)
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Lip Fusion Lip Gloss in Goddess

Professional Grade: Channeling Tia Carrere

I got the opportunity to shoot with a model who is a dead ringer for actress Tia Carerre.

This is Edo. She says people tell her all the time that she looks like Carrere. Edo is based in New York… but decided to take a trip to our sunny state and hang out with photographer Nadirah Bahar and I for quick photo shoot.

Checking test shots with Nadirah

Edo was incredibly easy to work with. I had such a ball enhancing her fantastic natural features with contour and highlight. Eventually, we even added a bit of color…

All in all it was a good shoot. These are shots from my little pocket camera… I know that Nadirah’s shots are going to be loads better. When I get the final photos, I’ll share them!

Professional Grade… last few shots!

Okay… I think this is the last of them. Nadirah must have just worked overtime and just done a whole slew of pictures and shipped them to me. I appreciate her. I do.

And my favorite of the three:
Model: Natalie
Makeup Artist: Shahada Karim
Photographer: Nadirah Bahar
Location: Mojave Desert

POTD: Desert Bloom

Here’s the first official shot from the photographer I worked with last week. I told you that the official pictures would come out so much better than my bootleg attempts:

Model: Natalie
Makeup Artist: Shahada Karim
Hair Stylist: Alex
Wardrobe Stylist: David
Photographer: Nadirah Bahar

Group Shoot: Pictures!

I just got the first couple of pictures from one of the photographers I worked with. This is Montinique. She is just STUNNING and she was such a good sport…

Model: Montinique
Makeup Artist: Shahada Karim
Photographer: Nadirah Bahar
Location: Downtown Los Angeles