Here is my latest beauty story from the February issue of Vogue Russia featuring Valerija Kelava, shot by photographer Philip Gay, styling by Ekaterina Mukhina, hair by Tomohiro Ohashi and manicure by Laura Forget. Valerija was amazing all day as we threw buckets of water at her and she continued to look gorgeous, totally unfazed. As we were working with water I kept the base very minimal with just touches of Cle de Peau Beaute concealer where needed and made sure her skin was thoroughly moisturised with This Works In Transit Camera Close Up so that it didn’t dry out throughout the day. For the first look I kept it totally nude with highlights across the cheekbones and bridge of nose with Tom Ford Illuminating Protective Primer mixed with a small amount of MAC Irridescent Loose Powder in Silver Dusk for a real high shine, just before the water I also added touches of glycerine to keep it glossy. Lashes were super curled with just a light coat of Dior Show Waterproof Mascara to define them. For the second look I kept the eyes nude and added a glossy, berry lip using YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Rouge Vermillon and dabbing on MAC Lipglass in Clear. For the third look I was thinking big bold colour in a Guy Bourdin way so I created a blown out shape with Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Diapason and then layered MAC Pigment in Pink Opal to get that irridescent effect, lips were a perfect red outlined in MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry before being filled in with Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush and then another layer of MAC Lipglass in Clear. Looks four & seven were again super glossy but more 90’s in style buffing in MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork around the eyes and adding a soft contour to the cheek with Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate. Lips were toned down slightly with MAC Lipstick in Blankety and then another spritz of glycerine gave the full glossy effect before more water. Look five was full drama, smoky eye so I used RMS Cream Eyeshadow in Karma and gave lashes another layer of Diorshow Waterproof Mascara in Black, lips were a slight apricot stain with Chanel Rouge Coco in Sari D’ore applied and then blotted. Look six was again a perfect red lip, this time using Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Ruby and MAC Lipstick in Russian Red but with a softer eye using MAC Pigment in Kitchmas brushed over the lids. For the final look eight I wanted to create an inky, navy blown out eye so I used NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Lili Marlene before adding another dimension with Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Apparition. And then of course, more water!
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