This shoot is from the August issue of Elle US shot by Dan Martensen, Fashion Editor Vanessa Chow featuring Astrid Berges-Frisbey. Astrid is the only person I ever met who told me she is allergic to natural or organic skincare products so we went super hi tech instead starting with an SK-II face mask to hydrate and plump up the skin followed by Murad Renewing Eye Cream to reduce any puffiness and dark circles. The base was kept very light using Chantecaille Just Skin and concealing where needed with By Terry Touche Veloutee and then a light dusting of Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder across the t-zone to minimise shine. For naturally defined eyes I used Bobbi Brown Matte Eyeshadow in Saddle swept through the socket and then curled lashes before adding Lancome Grandiose Mascara. Brows were combed and left bare and then finally I used Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Hope on the lips for that perfect barely there flush. If you haven’t heard about this actress who made her debut as a mermaid in the last Pirates of the Caribbean you soon will, she is appearing in some rather major films out soon! Please see Elle US for the whole story and interview.