Professional Grade: Vogue Spec (pictures)

You guys remember the Vogue spec I did late last year. Well, there are pictures all over the place now, so I’m assuming it’s safe to post them:

(my favorite)
Model: Yonah Eveline 
(I CANNOT for the life of me remember the male model’s name)
Makeup: Shahada Karim
Photographer: Kevin Kidder
Foundation: Chanel Vitalumiere in Ivory
Powder: MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Powder
Contour: Sleek Contour Kit in Light
Blush: MAC Blush in Peaches
MAC Eyeshadow in Brule (lashline to brow)
MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon (lashline and under waterline)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (blended above lashline)
MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown (crease)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline/tightline)
Smoke & Mirrors Beauty False Lashes (Atlanta)
MAC Lip Pencil in Temperature Rising
Illamasqua Lipstick in Ignite 
Givenchy Lipstick in Candide Tangerine

Photoshoot: No (re)Touching!

I saw this raw photograph of my work (don’t worry, I know the photographer)… not retouched. Poor girl was sweating through the entire photo shoot, so we just worked with it. I didn’t want to pile a bunch of foundation on her… so we just went sheer with her base and prayed our way through the rest:

I used mostly cream colors to keep them from ‘breaking’ (like powder sometimes can on damp skin)… and kept everything very sheer to keep the creasing down to a minimum.

She has a number of natural moles (and several piercings) that I was not interested in covering or hiding. I thought they gave her face character, and made her even more beautiful.

Since I’m of the school that sometimes retouching can be a ‘cheat’ — and ends up doing a discredit to the makeup artist, the model, AND the photographer…

Now, here’s the retouched version:

See the difference?