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.

FOTD: Olive Tone

I dug into my new Senna ‘Color Play’ Envelope… using the ‘olive green’ shadows for this look:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (#2)
NARS Blush in Gaeity (bottom)
YSL Blush in Radiance 3 (top)
Senna Eyeshadow in De-Vine (lids)
Senna Eyeshadow in Glo Green (above creaase)
Senna Eyeshadow in Python (lashline/under waterline)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (lashline)
Armani Eye Pencil in Green Leaf (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Stretch Mascara
MAC Lip Gelee in Goldensoft

FOTD: Garden Edition (2)

I went back into the Dior ‘Garden Edition’ quint for this FOTD. I used the green and pink colors, then brought them together with a bit of deep brown.

*When working on medium to dark skin tones, the best way to bring ‘brighter’ or ‘pastel’ colors together is with a neutral deeper tone, like brown, or dark grey*

Senna Barely Base in Medium
Chanel Blush in Imprevu
Guerlain Sun In The City Illuminating Powder (highlight)
Dior ‘Garden Edition’ Eyeshadow Quint:
Green Eye Shadow (lids)
Pink Eye Shadow (above crease)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lashline/outer crease/under waterline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in #1 (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Make Up For Ever Rouge Natural Lipstick in N6

FOTD: Warm Shimmer Wash

I mixed shimmers for this… but kept the overall look ‘warm.’ Back to the Senna Palettes… love these things!

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Malaga
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Chanel Blush in Malice
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose Gold
Laura Mercier Cream Shadow in Rose Gold (base)
Senna Eyeshadow in Legend (lids)
Senna Eyeshadow in Raisin Black (outer lid/under waterline)
Senna Eyeshadow in Amethyst (crease)
Senna Eyeshadow in Mars Black (lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Perversion (waterline)
Armani Eyes To Kill Stretch Mascara
Rouge d’ Armani Sheer in Coral 300
Anastasia Lip Gloss in Bellini

FOTD: Black n’ White

… or dark grey and light grey. I used the new MAC Eyeshadow in Dark Dare, and a little Senna, to pull this look together.

Senna Oil Free Setting Powder in Vanilla
Senna Blush in Semi Sweet
MAC In Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Dark Dare (lids/under waterline)
Senna Eyeshadow in Sugar (crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (browbone)
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Inspire

FOTD: Vivid Matte

I went back to the Senna Vivid Envelope, to see how some of the more intense shadows would perform.

Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup (4CN1)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
Senna Blush in Chrome Orange
Senna Eyeshadow in Peacock (lid)
Senna Eyeshadow in Teak (crease)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Deep Black (waterline)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Cognac
Make Up For Ever Naturals Lipstick in N6

Product Review: Senna Barely Base

This is the most interesting base I’ve ever used. It’s ridiculously sheer, but somehow… your skin ends up looking like you put on foundation. I don’t get it.

A sample of the Barely Base foundation was tucked into my last order from Senna (warm envelope). The foundation is listed as ‘medium’ … although it imitates the ‘dark’ shade that I’d seen previously at Naimies. I think they may have redone their formulations or something, because when I checked the website for ‘Dark’ — it was REALLY dark, and the Medium shade looked more like what I received in the mail.

Anyhow, I wore it for an FOTD, and I was impressed by how the finish turned out. I have to admit, I was worried at first because this formula is so thin that you can see your skin as clear as day. But in a few minutes… everything kind of merged together:

Senna Barely Base (Medium)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (2)
Chanel Blush in Tumulte
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Toast (lids)
MAC Eyeshadow in Folie (crease/under waterline)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Ashy Black (lashline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Rose Platine (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Willow
NARS Lip Gloss in Metis
Barely Base wore throughout the day like a regular foundation. I can’t tell you how it managed to behave like a foundation, despite it’s ‘tinted moisturizer’ texture and application. It’s pretty excellent. I’m going to use my sample a few more times before committing… but so far, so very very good.
You can learn more about Senna’s Barely Base HERE.