Italian Beauty with Kent Johnson Photography - Hair & Makeup
Who better to learn beautiful skin from than an Italian? So naturally blessed with sun-kissed, glowing skin. A makeup artist would be foolish to think that we ever stop learning, so I absorb all the tips and tricks I can from the people I meet along my career path.
Photographer Kent Johnson was the man behind the lense for our photoshoot at Neilsen Park Beach with the beautiful Aleksandra, Serbian heritage but born in Italy.
Aleksandra shared with me her best secrets for an all over body glow and its oh so simple!
She layers Bio Oil and Bondi Sands SPF 30 Sunscreen Oil together for glistening skin thats protected from the sun. She applies Bio Oil first, once absorbed she layers the Bondi Sands Sunscreen Oil over the top. She also swears by Kiehl's clearly corrective dark spot solution to minimise acne scarring.
I used MAC Face and Body foundation mixed with primer to create a sheer base, then pin point concealed for flawless skin using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
I applied dark brown kohl pencil to the upper and lower lashline, smudged with a brush and then worked the darkest brown eye shadow from the Tom Ford Golden Mink eye shadow palette over her eyelids and up into the socket line, I smudged the same eye shadow along the lower lashline for a smokey effect. I intensified the outer corner of the eyelids with a dark brown matte eye shadow. Max Factor Masterpiece Max mascara in black was used for definition - the waterproof version as I knew that she would be going into the water.
I contoured Aleksandra's face using the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour palette and dusted bronzer over the high points of her face where she would naturally tan. I then dusted NARS Albatross highlighter over the high-points where light would naturally hit for a sun-kissed glow.
Lips were kept nude with a nude with a nude lip liner and just a touch of lip balm by Philosophy Kiss me Tonight.
Hair was kept extremely natural for a beachy look. I ran a little serum through it to give it gloss, and a little texturing powder for volume and, well, texture!
What are your favourite body glow secrets? Leave me a comment to let me know!