Gold Leaf Photoshoot.


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

Fiona x


A sneak peek into my gold leaf and bright pigment shoot!

Ciao Bellas

I had the most AWESOME and FUN photoshoot today. I had organised a photoshoot with my friend and very talented photographer, Jessica Lin, with two different themes- gold leaf inspired makeup and bright pigment makeup. After a very busy day, 3 models and many,many makeup looks we have been left with the most AMAZING photos! I can’t wait to show you all them. Meanwhile here is a sneak peek of behind the scenes…..

The beautiful, Atim! This model honestly had the most gorgeous skin ever!!! It was glowing…….Here I am putting together the 1st makeup look with the gold leaf. I used my new Inglot eyeshadow palette and MAC pigment to create this look. You can check out my review of Inglot makeup below but it is awesome! Super great on camera!Our super duper talented hairstylist Tonya!! Ultra fast at doing any hairstyle required and she did an AWESOME job! Having some fun on the pigment shoot with models Isaac and Kate! These guys really did a fab job on the photoshoot, putting up with me blowing pigment all over them! 

Well i really need my bed now!! TIRED!