Photo Cesar Ochoa- makeup Ewa Bilinska
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Ultra Violet

I like me a lip. A nice, showy lip. Eye makeup can fade and become muddy in hot summer weather, but lips can easily be made back after a margarita, or two, or a kiss, or two.

Before I slapped on the glamour makeup on Deborah (yes the one who got the Tilbury editorial look from last week’s post) we did this very nude look, inspired by the coolness of Courtney Love and Deborah Harry, which is much more in keeping with Deborah Farinotti’s real life personality! For her lovely hair, we just kept her lob shaggy and messy all along the shoot.

Deborah is quite platinum, so on her I used violet tones. If you’re a brunette, golden/dark blonde or redhead, I would suggest purples to deep burgundies. For darker complexions, brighter and more violet colours can work amazingly well–I’m thinking of M.A.C.’s Asian Flower or Pink Nouveau, a pinky purple.

Photo Cesar Ochoa- makeup Ewa Bilinska

1st look Heroine by M.A.C. is the BEST violet/purple color ever! It really works on anyone, even though it’s quite cool toned, it has just the right amount of tiny glimmer to keep it from goth status. If you like the idea, but the colour is frightening, try to wear it as a stain: just dab some with your ring finger and work it into your lips. To keep with Deborah rock attitude I put some grey liner, and light neutral eye shadow that makes it look fresh and un-made up. The purple equivalent would be Lancôme Rouge in Love in Violette Coquette for redheads and brunettes that want something with more pink.

Photo Cesar Ochoa- makeup Ewa Bilinska

2nd look Somewhere between the flashy 80s and shimmering 70s. On the eyes I used the CoverGirl eyeshadow quad in blue, all shimmering textures. The lower lash was lined with Marc Jacobs Gel liner in Plum(age). For lips I mixed CoverGirl‘s Violet Verve lipstick, a frosty pale pink/violet shade, with Mauve Mystère lip colour by Dior, a shimmering deep violet purple that looks great on it’s own for darker skin tones.

Photo Cesar Ochoa- makeup Ewa Bilinska

3rd look I used a limited edition lipstick, but just get Asian Flower by M.A.C., or if you have the Nicki Minaj Viva Glam lipstick, that’s great too! I added some peach blush by Pupa Milano very lightly, to keep it nude but not too pale.

Base makeup using the M.A.C. Studio Conceal and Correct palette in Light for full coverage, over Clinique’s DDML and Anastasia Brow Whiz in Ash Blonde.

Photography César Ochoa