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August 5th, 2015

August 5th, 2015

Magazine covers and editorial shoots are a fantastic source of inspiration, exhibiting the perfect moment when the model, make-up, clothes and photographer come together to create a split-second snapshot of beauty.  We’ve gathered together some of our favourite images of the year so far.

The perfect pastel looks in JOY Magazine Indonesia’s May 2015 issue made us want to break out of our usual rut and experiment with colours again.  Glenn Prasetya captured the different shades of model Lada in a series of colourful shots, with the make-up designed by Dhirman for MAKEOVER and hair by Udin.

Try the Awesome Eyeshadow Palette: Beach and Surf by Makeup Revolution (£4) to emulate the soft washes of colour.  You’re hard-pressed to find better value palettes than these on the high street!

We found this ‘You’re So Hypnotizing’ beauty editorial from Wonderland’s May issue to be particularly striking with its colourplay.  Fashion photographer Rui Faria was on-hand to shoot Julija Step and Ruth Bell.  Hair styling was courtesy of Philippe Tholimet with make-up by Elias Hove.

Look out for our upcoming Trend on Trial feature where we’ll be tackling Ombre Lips!

With summer still in session it’s easy to get swept up with warmer hues – bronzes and corals and golds have a habit of taking over our kits.  Which is why we loved this off-kilter editorial from S Moda Magazine which showcased cooler tones. Platinum and pewter, teal and blue-tinged red lips – certainly one way to stay cool this summer.  Shot by Henrique Gendre, with hair by Nicolas Eldin and makeup by Niki M’nray.

Laura Mercier will be releasing her Chrome Extravagence Collection for A/W15 later this month. Get a head-start on the trend with the limited edition Laura Mercier Eye Chromes palette, combining shimmery blues, purples and metallic greys.

Sometimes when you’re in a rut of bridal make-up or prom looks, as so many MUAs are during the summer season, it can help to look at inspiration at the other end of the colour spectrum.  These vivid looks for Let’s Panic Magazine’s second edition, captured by fashion photographer Greg Kadel, see Polish supermodel Monika Jac Jagaciak sporting contrasting and abstract make-up created by Fulvia Farolfi.

The vivid blood-red calls to mind Ellis Faas’ lip shade which has been meticulously created to mimic the shade of blood, making it universally flattering.  The Ellis Red Set contains all three of her lip textures – Creamy Lips, Milky Lips and Glazed Lips – in this beautiful shade.

Inspired by the retro ‘60s and ‘70s trends which are ruling the catwalk at the moment, we chose Alique’s shoot from Harper’s Bazaar Spain’s July issue.  Maestro Peter Philips, Dior’s Creative Director for makeup, brings the vintage touches bang up to date with subtle tonal shifts on the eye, framed with that classic liner, and a bold lip.

When you’re working a long day on set, the last thing you want is a liner to go smudgy on you. The Gel Liner from delilah (£22) is genuinely the longest-lasting liner we have ever used.  Opaque and creamy, a pot of this will last forever.

This editorial from Design Scene proves that neutrals don’t have to be boring.  Using subtle shading, different textures and brightening flashes of white, Monica Cena (hair and make-up) worked well with photographer Julia Morozova to capture the off-beat side of neutrals.

Speaking of neutrals, while we adore the Naked palettes from Urban Decay, we’ve recently fallen for the Natural Eyes palette from Too Faced (£25).  With a mixture of matte and shimmer shades, from light to dark, this compact palette has everything you need.  Pair with one of the new Lasting Finish by Kate Nude Collection lipsticks from Rimmel (£5.49) for the perfect interesting nude look.

Last but not least, the eccentric and theatrical looks created by Kabuki for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s May Edition.  Photographer Brigitte Niedermair captured a host of top model talent for this ‘Beauty Queens’ story, with everything from graphic eye looks to blue lipstick.

Achieve an ethereal metallic eye with the Metallique eyeshadows from Kryolan (£15.75).  With eight shades to choose from, the creamy formula can be used either to line or cover the eyelid.

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