JM and I have been wanting to shoot Hannah Vandermolen for years, so we were thrilled when she agreed to be our first Beauty Manifesto model for 2017. With her strong features and willingness to experiment, we decided to desaturate her skintone and push the looks w emphasis.
Hannah has beautiful skin with a natural radiance, which I amplified by patting on a layer of Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil. Now this product comes in at about $235, and is obviously not cheap by any means, but if you are in the market for a face oil and have the money to spend, I HIGHLY recommend it. Many face oils feel like you have to use several drops to achieve the desired results, but this oil does what it needs to with 2-3 drops only, making it last much longer than the average oil. This is also one of my favorite oils to layer under makeup for a glow from within, or to add a drop to a foundation for a dewy finish.
LOOK 1 - The black lip in this image is the key feature, with those pointed peaks and subtle sheen. This was actually achieved using a matte lipstick and a gloss...I find that matte black formulas last longer than most black lipsticks, and stay on more evenly depending on the brand. This one is my favorite from Lime Crime and their Matte Velvetines...shade Black Velvet. On top of this is a touch of clear gloss, gently dabbed over the whole lip.
If you want to try a severe lip like this in real life, consider playing down your other features as we did here, with only mascara on the top lashes.
LOOK 2 - This look was primarily done with all lipstick...and an eyeliner that apparently was limited edition so I won't even tell you what it was. I used the red from Pat McGrath's Lust 004 Kit on both lips and eyes, then coated the lips with a generous amount of the clear vinyl gloss that comes with the full kit.
**a note to anyone considering putting lipstick on your eyes for longer than the 20 minutes we did for this photoshoot...please remember that not only are lipsticks not created for the eye area, but certain shades of red will stain and be much harder to remove completely. More than anything, please don't jeopardize your eye health for beauty purposes**
LOOK 3 - This eye began with a base of Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes in Caviar as the base...to get a truly blacked out eye, you really need a cream base or a product with some tack to it for the powder on top to stick. The black from the Tom Ford Titanium Smoke Eyeshadow Quad was loaded on top, layered again with the black glitter shimmer from the same quad, and a touch of the light shimmer pressed in to the center for that highlight.
*PRO TIP: The pressed glitters showing up in luxury eyeshadow palettes are often best applied using your fingers*