I decided it was time to get out of the studio and take a break from the glam looks that I tend to gravitate towards. I wanted to explore some summer looks. I also wanted to celebrate the hidden beauty of my hood, the Park, or Park X as some call it.
I originally wanted to do some bronzer, but when Amélie from Next Canada showed up with her naturally pale, milky skin, and reddish brown hair, I decided to stay close to her natural beauty. In the studio you can get away with fake bronzer tricks, but outside it’s harder to fool the camera. I used a hint of concealer from my M.A.C. concealer palette in Light to brighten certain areas. I defined her eyes, so I could play with bright colours. I love using colours for these kinds of easy looks. Amélie takes acting workshops. And from picture to picture, she can look very different. It’s fun not to stick to a certain look. Amélie gives us three different women, from artsy, to elfish, to street style.
I used a lot of the Lise Watier x Elle Weekender collection for the makeup of this shoot. If you want to know more about the collection follow this link.
On eyes, Tan Velours and Nuage Velour. Lower lash-line was kicked up with a brown pencil. On lips, Toffee lip pencil and Weekender lipstick (all Lise Watier).
For this second look I added the blue shade from the “Weekender” palette to the inner-corners. I used M.A.C. Morange over a beige lipstick to give it a hint of warm coral. Orange is my favourite summer shade.
For the third look I used Nuage from the Weekender collection all over the eyelid and a pink lip-balm from It’s Skin, a Korean brand, I love Korean lip products. It’s available at C+C Cosmetic, here in Montreal. For this look, Amélie wore her own top.
You can find the reviews of the products I used for all three eyeshadow looks from the Weekend Collection by Lise Watier x Elle collection here. For the first two looks I used the center pot… and and the two “lid” colours in the palette, plus a brown pen. For the third look I used the pale blue pot on the eyelid and the pink “crease” colour in the palette.