I had the great opportunity to work on a photo shoot last month and given the vintage theme, I thought I’d share my experience on set with all of my subscribers and fellow pin up lovers. The talented photographer Christopher O’Driscoll approached me to work on a dual themed photo shoot and since I had worked with him before, of course I obliged. I’ve always admired his keen eye for photography, so I was very excited to see what we could come up with as a collaborative team. We agreed that the aesthetic of the photos would be an homage to a photo shoot that Kate Winslet had appeared in for Vanity Fair. I have always loved that particular spread, so I was excited to be apart of the recreation process.

For the makeup I wanted to recreate Kate’s sultry look using the same neutral brown tones. Kate’s tousled hair and smokey makeup reminded me a lot of Brigitte Bardot and the days of celebrated sex kittens, so I kept it vintage with a classic winged liner and strong brow. As for the face I contoured the cheeks, temples and jawline and used a soft peach blush to keep the face looking as natural as possible. For the lips I used a soft nude color to create a plumped appearance, further adding to the femininity of the theme.

For the second part of the shoot, Sherry and Chris wanted to conjure up the spirit of a sexy femme fatale and do a couple of film noir shots. Any of you that watch my channel, know that I live and breathe film noir and old Hollywood style. I was ecstatic to be apart of something so close to my heart and just seeing the amount of detail and choreography that went into the shots, was awe inspiring. For this particular look I kept the eyes the same, only adding a bit of black shadow to to create more depth and drama. I changed the lips to a dark red and added a bit of red gloss for some high shine. I was honored to have helped direct the shoot, lending some of my ideas for poses and I think this one turned out quite nicely.

In conclusion, the shoot was a great success and it was a pleasure to work with both Sherry and Chris for the day. The few hours spent on set slipped by without notice, with a couple of wardrobe changes and a few laughs in between. It couldn’t have been a smoother work day and I enjoyed collaborating on something that I share such a strong passion for. If you would like to know which products I used, please check out the list below.

Products Used:

  • MAC Strobe Cream
  • Makeup Designory Primer
  • Revlon Colorstay – Ivory 110
  • Lancome Oscillation Powder
  • Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer – 01 Light
  • Benefit High Beam
  • MAC Blush – Peachtwist
  • MAC Paint Pot – Bare Study
  • Annabelle Eyebrow Pencil – Medium Brown
  • Makeup Designory e/s – Bone
  • Makeup Designory e/s – Taupe
  • Makeup Designory e/s – Espresso
  • MAC e/s – Carbon
  • MAC eyeliner – Graphblack
  • MAC Penultimate – Rapidblack
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash – Black
  • Revlon Lashes
  • MAC Sublime Culture Lip Pencil
  • MAC Honey-Love Lipstick
  • MAC – Cherry Lip Pencil
  • MAC Viva Glam 1 Lipstick
  • MAC Dazzleglass – Love Alert

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