This just in.. Crystal Agency Team photographer Kevin Michael Schmitz, make up artist Uzmee Krakovs zki, and hair stylist Norma Blaque recently joined forces to create a remarkable photo shoot for 944 magazine's September 2008 issue, titled "Internal Affair". Inspired by the Emmy Award winning television series Mad Men, the group concocted a 1950's style spread, which included $110,000 worth of wardrobe! Goodness graci ous, if only I had that type of budget for my personal wardrobe--that'd be the life!
However, what really stood out most to me were the models glamorously painted faces. So I sat down with make up extraordinaire Uzmee Krakovszki and begged her to spill her secrets.
Q: What make up tips can you give us to achieve the 1950's looks you created?
A: I used all MAC Cosmetics. Let me break it down for you with each facial feature.
Face: For the 50's look you have to have a very matte face. Use only matte foundation as well as matte powder. I had to use a darker powder in order to accentuate the model's facial structures. Of course shimmery powder or foundation would've been easier, but they didn't have those type of products at that time.
Eyebrows: I created very nice, exact, clean drawn eyebrows--not to wide and not too thin. I also made them a little darker than their natural colored brows.
Eyes: Again, I used only matted eye shadows. A white color for the brow bones, brown for the eye crease, and beige for blending the harsh edge of the brown shadow. Most importantly, I drew a thick black line across the lower lid, close to the lashes, using a gel eyeliner.
Mascara: I used black mascara and applied it numerous times to create a very thick lash. The color choice is optional. For example if you have blond eyelashes, then I would recommend a brown mascara. I also used individual false eyelashes to create a more intense look for the eyes.
Cheek: I used a matte pink blush to bring out the lip color which was an orangish, red color. Pink toned blushes will give you a youthful look.
Lips: I used an orangish, red matte lip stick. Using natural tones is another good option.
Well there you have it. I'm holding on to these tips, for my next big night out on the town!
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