I got an awesome shoot sprung on me about two weeks ago, my friend and photographer Kindra asked if I would be down for doing the makeup on an impromptu shoot with Kristin. You might remember her from that awesome black and white “Untitled” shoot I did with her in February. Here’s a behind the scenes peek of the shoot!
For her makeup, Kindra told me to just play around and do whatever as long as it was very gold/brown/green, she was aiming for earth tones. First I had Kristin remove all of the makeup she wore that day and then primed her face with Smashbox’s Photofinish Primer using an e.l.f Foundation Brush. I let that work into her skin while I jumped up to the eyes. I primed her lids with MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure using my fingers, blending it out above her crease. I then added MAC Eyeshadow in Retrospeck all over the first 2/3 of her lid. On the outer 2/3 and her crease, using a small, tapered blending brush (Tarina Tarantino’s Crease Brush) I added MAC Museum Bronze Pigment. I pulled this color over the inner 1/3 of her eye and almost down the bridge of her nose. I used a bronze e.l.f Shimmer Pencil on her lower lashes, setting it with more of the Museum Bronze Pigment. I lined her eyes with MAC Penultimate Liner in Black (THIS WAS MY FIRST SUCCESSFUL WING! It is small, but it is there haha) pretty heavily. The finishing touch on her eyes were some MAC lashes (I forget the number).
Here’s a picture with no color correction done, so you can see the sparkle on her lips. After I finished her eyes I moved onto the rest of her face. Using e.l.f ‘s Mineral Foundation in Fair and a large flat top powder brush, I evened out any redness she had going on. I just LOVE her freckles so much, which is why I chose a mineral foundation. I just wanted to even her out without using too much coverage. I used MAC’s Blush in Blushbaby and MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium to contour. For her lips I applied MAC Lipstick in Baron’s Rose and then patted some of MAC’s Eyeshadow in Mythology to the center of her lips. Over that we added MAC Dazzleglass in Moth To Flame. As we headed out the door she told me she had this cool pigment from MAC and it was Lemon Yellow I think, so using my finger I added that to the inner corners of her eyes for a little oomph.
For this shoot we were quite literally chasing the sun, Kindra wanted to use that golden lighting right before sunset and the weather here in Washington was finally getting to be really nice! So we hopped in her car with a few props and scooted over to this area she had scouted out while hiking a week or so before.
This was the area she had found. It was very cool and there was a nice breeze, I admit I never spend time outdoors so this was really nice! The grass got taller and taller the further back into the field you went, it was a pretty neat spot.
And onto the shots! There isn’t much needed for explanation, we were all just winging it, so I’ll just post the pictures. Here and there I will throw in the final versions that Kindra edited
I loved this shot so much!
And that’s all folks! I had an awesome time on this shoot, Kristin is so much fun, I love her haha. If you’d like to check out more of Kristin’s work you can check out her out here and Kindra here! What do you guys think?