Professional Grade: Shaping up with RSF Athletics

I had to do an athletic shoot for a new clothing company. The gorgeous Apryl was my model… and really didn’t need much in the way of makeup. We kept things simple on her face… and doused her in a healthy amount of Prtty Peaushn to fake a glowing tan:

Korres Wild Rose Foundation (#07 & #08)
Chanel Blanc Fluid (mixed with foundation)
INGLOT Gold Highlighter (mixed with foundation)
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
Sleek Blush in Peach
Kevyn Aucoin Highlighter in Candlelight
Senna Warm Neutrals Quad:
Medium (matte) Brown on lids
Dark (matte) Brown under outer waterline
Shimmer Peach washed over lids
Le Volume de Chanel Mascara
NARS Lipstick in Pago Pago
We kept the brows natural for this look. Apryl was a champ. She was professional and eager to strike a pose for photographer Alex Barakat. We had a fabulous time. The man behind the clothing line (and Apryl’s personal trainer) Don Jeffes even got in on the action…
They kept the mood light and energetic. I had an absolute blast working with them.

Glow On: Prtty Peaushun Skintight Lotion

This is one of those ‘where have you  been all my life’ products for my kit. Most ‘warm weather’ photo shoots require some kind of body making up. With the models in bikinis or little bits of clothing, there’s a lot of skin showing. And since I like as ‘little’ work done in post as possible, I’m always trying to make sure the models are made up to perfection, from head to toe.

Enter Prtty Peaushun:

It’s a light reflecting lotion, that also has a temporary ‘tightening’ effect on the skin. This is not to be confused with full on body makeup. It’s more of a non-transferable tinted moisturizer. The ‘non transferable’ part is what really got me. Nothing worse than bronzing down a model, only to have the bronzer rub onto the clothing or furniture or walls and what not.

I was sent the Prtty Peaushun lotions in Medium and Dark. I’m a combination of the two. Medium is a dead ringer for my skin tone, but nearly disappears when I put it on. Dark gives me more of a ‘bronzing’ effect. The combination of the two makes me ‘glow’ without looking like I’m actually wearing anything.

The interesting thing about the packaging is that it’s designed to let you squeeze out every last drop. In pictures, I was worried that the packaging would be too flimsy, but I’m happy to report that it’s pretty freakin’ sturdy.

Another plus… you get a LOT of product. I think the creators took into consideration that you’ll be using this on your whole body, so they adjusted accordingly. I’m always tickled by ‘body glow’ products that come in little tubes or bottles. Seriously, what am I supposed to do with that… just hit the hot spots?

This is what the Dark lotion looks like up close, coming out of the nozzle…
That’s what it looks like just before it’s fully absorbed. Now, once it sets on the skin (about 20 seconds), it looks more like this:
I ran around with it on during an 8 hour call, and I’m pleased to report that it never moved. I actually forgot I had it on until I went to take off my makeup… and some remover dripped down on my arms and pulled up the product.
I also used the medium shade on 3 of the models, and the darker shade on one of the models, in the cover shoot for Agenda Magazine:
 You can see they’re not OBVIOUSLY bronzed or discolored in any way. I think that Prtty Peaushun lotion makes you look like YOU on your best day (with maybe a little bit of a tan/glow). Good stuff. I really like it. 
You can find out more about Prtty Peaushun products HERE.
*pr sample