We were asked to help create a creepy gif to show to the people at FX. We had a great time making our friend Nishell Falcone into a victim of The Strain . Photos for the gif by Ben Trivett. Thanks to the people at Sideways Advertising for the fun opportunity!
We’ve been working on our brief for i-D Magazine. The title was “Youth Now!” and we wanted to share our thoughts and some of our final images. Model: Emma Mannheimer, Photos by Ben Trivett. Makeup, Hair, Styling by Coleen Scott.
STATEMENT OF INTENT: I’m looking for the coolest young people I know, and hoping to make believable, interesting, optimistic, sexy images, full of life and vigor, full of the motivation to change the world in their own individual way. The concept is clean, minimal makeup, showcasing natural beauty, and showcasing each models’ original look and style. If color is used, it will be unconventionally, trading the stereotype of red lips and blue eye makeup for just the opposite. Red lipstick on the eyes and blue on the lips, symbolizing individuality, rebellion from the norm. Our friend Emma is the embodiment of the hopeful side of youth now. She’s a mover and shaker, and we’re excited to see what she does next. We’re pretty sure there will be good food involved, as she’s really got her finger on the pulse of what’s trending on NYC’s food scene.
I was inspired by other artists in The Val Garland School of Makeup to title my idea for this editorial. The brief is “Youth Now”, but I think I would call this: “Youth Now: Live Forever”. Generally, young people have that zest for life and adulthood that you can sometimes lose as you get older. In general, they don’t have quite as many responsibilities or attachments that hold them back from living every moment to the fullest. On the other hand, the general societal pressures and ideas about the state of the world, also leads youth to have a “live now, worry later” attitude- always reaching for what is the most fun, wildest thing they can do at any moment. This doesn’t necessarily lead to productivity, it can be laziness that is the chosen activity. Leisure. Living beyond your means to make every moment the exact way you want. Satisfying your whims. That can be youth now, too. When you’re young, you feel like you’re going to live forever and you can do anything. When you’re young in 2015, you do whatever you can, however you can, to keep yourself engaged and satiated, and distracted from the negative. Youth Now: Short Attention Span Lifestyle. Or, as I like to call it: “Shiny Penny Syndrome”. Go wherever the pretty fun things are. We explored both sides in our shoot with Emma. The hopeful, exuberant side, and the “I don’t care, as long as I’m having a good time” side. They both have their merits. Check them out below.
The final image we selected:
Our current homework in The Val Garland School of Makeup is an editorial brief, set by none other than i-D Magazine. The theme is “Youth Now”, and we’ve just begun our research on the creative team and their work, as well as the foundations of the magazine itself, currently in it’s 35th year!
We are so excited to be a part of the Val Garland School of Makeup course, offered through Mastered.com! What an honor to share time, creativity and knowledge with a hugely talented group of people! We will be focusing on makeup projects, products, and tips this summer, so keep in touch with us!
In the meantime, here’s a link to our first project, still in progress!
There are so many makeup products out there to choose from, where does one begin? We took some of our favorite products and gave our model, Chloe Worthington, three beautiful and very different looks. Whether you’re headed out to a holiday party, to a weekend brunch, or out shopping for the day, these products and looks will get you through it all, and leave you feeling fabulous whatever the occasion!
If you haven’t heard of Besame’ Cosmetics, get online and find them, now. The beautiful makeup line, created by “artist, cosmetic historian, and designer Gabriela Hernandez”, is a must-have. The packaging alone, inspired and created to resemble various vintage makeup products, is worth decorating your shelves with. The products themselves are highly pigmented, creamy, and classic. For Chloe’s vampy look, we used the lipstick in Noir Red, the Crimson Cream Rouge, and the 1932 Black Cake Mascara, used as a liner as well. We also highly recommend the Brightening Violet Powder. Right now, the site is selling beautiful gift packages, perfect for the holidays!
Urban Decay has been around for over 15 years. We remember when they first arrived on the scene and we were excited about their vivid colors, glitter-filled makeup, and great product names (we were in High School at the time). While we still love all the glitter we can get, UD has matured as a company, and it is truly their best seller- the Naked Palettes– that have our attention at the moment. Additionally, their 24/7 pencils for eyes and lips are fantastic. We used Naked 3 (colors: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, and Nooner) on Chloe for this soft, feminine look, and filled her lips with the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Streak. Check out their Naked On The Run Palette for a great holiday gift!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is our favorite waterproof product out there. It is a staple in our kit, and a staple in our everyday makeup bag. We used the liner on Chloe for a more dramatic cat-eye effect, and then kept the rest of the face simple by using Stila’s equally brilliant product Covertible Color in Rose for use on cheeks and lips! We also love Lillium and Poppy in the same line, for pigmented color that you can use oh-so subtly. Check out Stila’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014, for some of their best products in pretty packages.
We thought we were going to have to do the leg work ourselves, but luckily, Allure Magazine has done it for us. We are so excited to try as many of these products as we can, to find the perfect long-wearing lip color for whatever event is on the calendar. Check out Allure’s choices here.
We are already in love with Obsessive Compulsive products, and know that they have a HUGE range of colors to choose from. Time to shop!
Any product Stila makes with the “Stay All Day” title is epic. We’re huge fans of the liner and brow pen, so we anticipate total success with the liquid lipstick.
We call this the fancy option. Mostly because we think YSL is just fancy. So is the price tag of all YSL cosmetic products. Still, the review is amazing, and at least the fancy product may actually provide what’s promised.
Thanks to Allure for doing all the fancy footwork for us! -C. Scott
ANNOUNCEMENT: LENA DUNHAM HAS A NEW HAIRDO!
All right, we know we’re not talking about the most important things in society by discussing celebrity hair, but we HAD to show you Lena Dunham’s beautiful new cut and color. Lena’s chic new ‘do also reminds us of the amazing Dorothy Hamill, Olympic Figure Skater, of 1976 hair fame. You can read more about Lena’s new style at Lucky Magazine, and on People.com. Lookin’ good, Lena!
We had to share BuzzFeed’s post of men trying makeup on for the first time. Watch the video as men comment on their experience while a professional makeup artist makes up half of their face to look like a woman. Their commentary is the best part. That, and the long flowing locks they all end up with.
We have been walking all over Brooklyn these days, and there they are, the blue lips of the season, EVERYWHERE! We love TheGloss.com‘s feature on the topic, and think they covered how to do it in up, in a classy blue way. Are you bold enough to try it? Let us know!