I realised that you guys have never seen the finished photos from my gold leaf shoot that I blogged about whilst I was in New York. So here they are……I loved working with the gold leaf, although it is rather fiddly and pretty much does what it wants so you have to apply it strategically. I found that using a wet brush was easiest for applying and a small amount of oil on the skin helped the gold leaf to stay in place.
For Kate’s makeup I used Make Up Forever HD foundation in #117 and was so amazed by how well it reflected light and photographed. These photos barely needed editing. Use this foundation for an instant flawless complexion in front of the camera. Her eyeshadow was a mix of Inglot, Urban Decay ‘Half Baked’ and MAC Gold pigment and black gel Maybelline eyeliner along the top lashline was applied. A coat of Lash Architect 4D Mascara was used to finish off the look. The gold eyeshadow worked perfectly with Kate’s blue eyes and really made the colour ‘pop’! MAC ‘Fever’ blusher was used on the cheeks and Inglot lipstick in #50 was used on the lips. I love this pink colour, highly pigmented and so pretty!!!!
Atim has the most amazing skin EVER, the light absolutely loved her as you can see from the photos below. I used MAC gold pigment all over Atim’s eyelids and also took it down her cheekbones and on other areas of her face that the light would catch, this acted as a highlighter. I also used Urban Decay ‘Half Baked’ eyeshadow to blend out the gold pigment. I also took the gold pigment over Atim’s lips. She was a gold –goddess!!! The gold chains around her head was actually a vintage Chanel necklace…… we just got a bit creative.
Hugs and gold leaf