Mulain was with MU Virginia yesterday shooting for GQ with their delightful team and with uber talented photographer Burman and fab pro model Mia. The piccie above was a ref pic for all of us for look and mood. Sexy, raw glamour at its best. First thing's first lovely model Mia spent a few days 'safe-tanning' outside (love the Indian sun) so came to us with a light base tan. We then covered her in Ben Nye's Bronze tint from top to toe. This gave the effect we wanted a warm tan look ontop of her own skin. No glitter / sheen / shimmer at this point. Next we did something a little different. MU Virginia worked backwards...she loaded on eye definition using Benefit's Bad Gal eye pencil and topped it with MAC's Blacktrack and got an old gunky mascara and coated Mia's lashes top and bottom....this gave the eyes a very worked in / lived in look. Next she took a good ole cotton bud and eye make-up remover and started to breakdown her eye definition fading it away til was invisibly there. Also, creating 'open spaces' on the eye to pop in any colour or texture required. Once faded away, including the mascara...Virginia then added in a pop of Ben Nye's bronzed creme blending it onto the lid. This technique involves thinking unconventionally. Think and work differently with your tools and fingers. It's a dab here and touch there...delicate and fairy like application required...Imagine 'butterfly' kisses :).
Once bronze creme was on....she stood back to watch how the make-up settled...lip balm was applied onto Mia's lips...a little concealer, contouring....then Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream was DABBED onto lids and cheekbones...DAB lightly not a lot when doing this......it involved lots of layering of products. Please note this look was possible as we were shooting in A/C...outside very tricky....:). Eyebrows were brushed up and looked edgy...very sexy looks and model Mia was such a pro all day....:) ... Mulain is a fan...Mia you are now a fat mu MU-se...welcome to our fat mu MU-se hall of fame!
Can't wait to show you all....M x
P.S - special thanks to MUs Xavier and Menaka for all their hard work...it's all team work my friends...never forget that...:)