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Veruschka Baby Blue

Veruschka Von Lehndorff is made of golden skin, big lashes, bold blue hues. The original self-portrait muse, although she did work with a photographer, she did all the rest: styling, makeup, wigs and hair pieces. We all owe her so much.Self portrait was edited to remove scars.

I experimented with orange tones to build up the skintone to that Ektachrome golden beige of the 60s 70–that Swedish looking tan. It was built up using an airbrush gun and a mix of cream foundations (diluted with the Make Up For Ever airbrush thinner) and Skin Illustrator (alcohol based). It came out a touch too saturated and I readjusted the colours in photoshop. The freckles were made using brow pommade ( NARS in Tanami) make sure the freckles match you brow or hair colour!

Veruschka never bleached her brows, however many makeup artist quoted Veruschkas ideas onto Kate Moss. So you have a sort mish mash of 70s, revisted by the 90s makeup approach. I did a subtle blush and kept the hair simple so it wouldn’t fall into full nostalgia.

For lips and eye makeup I used MAC Process Cyan cream stick. It was set with Anja by Illamasqua. But you can also use the paint pot version wich sets by itself and is long lasting. The lashes are by Sephora brand in “Craze”, use any black liner of you choice, just make sure you blend out the harsh line with a brown eyeshadow. The stars are stickers from the dollar store.