Beauty and Editorial Look

I had the privilege of working with such an amazing team of people recently on a Beauty and Editorial look Shoot and thought I’d share with you who they were and the products I used to create the looks in the pictures.

Photographer: Lou Denim –
Lou is a London based photographer specialised in Beauty, Fashion and Portraits.
Her work has appeared in many editorial publications including Glamour, Esquire, FHM, Cosmopolitan, in Style, More and Company magazine. She has also worked with many celebrities such as Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, Janice Dickinson, The Saturdays, N-Dubz, Marc Jacobs, Myleen Klass and Alan Carr.

Stylist: Claudia Behnke –
Claudia is a consultant and fashion show stylist working on collection presentations for clients such as Tigi, Andrew Collinge, Lipsy, Lepschi & Lepschi, Lidjia & Dejan and Laura Theiss. Her published stylist work can be seen in Dazed Digital, Esquire China, Elle China, Cosmopolitan Lithuania, Vision China, Zoot, Neo2, Kult and Random amongst many others.

Hair Stylist: Jan Prezemyk
Jan has been involved in hairdressing for over twenty years during which he has worked in a salon, education, fashion, advertising, music, and TV.
A large part of his career was spent at toni and guy working as an international art director playing a crucial part in creative development.
Jans fashion based career has been seen on shows for Gucci, Prada, Versace, Calvin Klein, etc. His published work includes British vogue, volt, velour, tush, fiasco, plaza, official, Marie Claire, and bon.

Models: Zoe & Lisa from Oxygen Models
Location: Dean Street, Soho London

Prepping the skin for both looks I used a Dermalogica cleanser and mosituriser then applied Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse.  A weightless mousse make-up base that helps to even out the skin tone and texture reduces redness and minimize the appearance of pores.  This I applied with a sponge.  I also applied Lucas Papaw on the lips quite heavily to really moisturise them while the rest of the make up was being applied.

Face – For foundation I used Diorskin Nude mixed with Shu Uemura Instant Glow and applied this with a damp makeup sponge pressing it into the skin. For the Décolleté & shoulders I used MAC Face & Body where needed.

Concealer – For the Face I used MAC Studio Finish and applied by blending with my fingers.  For the under eye I used Rimmell Match Perfection 2-1 Concealer also using my fingertips to blend gently into the skin.
To achieve a natural look for the eye I used Shu Uemura ‘Soft Beige 832’ (Pearl) all over the lid which gave the lid a silky natural shimmer.  Then I contoured and blended the eye with a brush using a (Matt) Shu Uemura ‘Medium Brown 863’ colour.  This colour I also used to line the top and bottom lash line a touch and blended with a brush   To open the eyes I lined the bottom waterline with a nude MAC eye pencil and finished the look by curling the lashes and combing the brows through with Lucas Papaw.
Cheeks – I slightly contoured the cheeks then instead of blusher I used Benetint Cheek & Lip Tint by Benefit.
Lips – I blotted the lips with tissue paper to remove the excess Lucas Papaw and then applied Benefit Benetint again with my ring finger dabbing lightly to the lips. I then highlighted the Cupid Bow using MAC ‘Pearl’ cream base colour.


For the foundation I used Dior Skin again mixed with Shu Uemura Instant Glow and concealed also with MAC Studio Finish.  For under the eye I used Clinique All About Eyes Concealer that I applied after I done the eye make-up to help also clear away any shadow drop.For a cream base on the eye I used a MAC eyeliner pencil in ‘Teddy’ and applied it all over the lid.  I then used my finger to blend.  I then lined the top and bottom lash line also with the ‘Teddy’ pencil and blended a little to create a subtle smoky effect.  I then lined the entire inner top and bottom waterline with MAC Black Pencil in ‘Smoulder’.  As I wanted to achieve quite a glossy look on the lid I chose my favourite MAC Pigment in ‘Antique Gold’.  This I applied by dabbing on the eye with a flat brush. I finished by curling the lashes and applying MAC Zoom Mascara in Black and combing the brows through again with Lucas Papaw.
Cheeks – I contoured slightly and applied a peachy Ester Lauder blusher and some bronzer.
Lips – I blotted again the lips with a tissue to remove the excess Lucas Papaw Ointment and filled them in entirely with MAC ‘Sub Culture’ Lip pencil and finished with a Nude Lip Gloss.
I used Jessica ‘Buck Naked’ which I think the colour looks great with the dress and completed the look.

During the shoot for both looks I powdered the face with Shu Uemura Face Powder in ‘Sheer’ and applied MAC Strobe cream to the shoulders.
Love Jo x

Jo Coletta
Jo Coletta is a London based freelance Hair & Makeup Artist whose recent credits include regular on line and print editorials and advertising campaignsWorking with the Ultimate Lifestylist Naomi Isted for the past few years as her Hair & Makeup Artist Jo has attended numerous celebrity events and worked very closely with Naomi for her hit international TV series Harley Street Beauty.She can be seen regularly assisting back stage at London Fashion Week and Mens Collections and most recently was the key Makeup Artist for Ravensbourne College catwalk show for Graduate Fashion Week.With a keen eye for the latest trends in Fashion, Beauty, Hair & Makeup Jo loves to share her beauty and makeup tips and experiences via her online social media.Jo is extremely proud to be a contributor at The Ultimate Lifestylist and encourages and looks forward to all the readers feedback and comments.

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