This week, makeup artist Licolle Park of Silver Kiss shares her three looks with us and shares her tips on recreating them. In her own words, Licolle says she loves using concepts and ideas when doing makeup as opposed to the standard ‘run of the mill’ blended eye shadow concept; she sees this work ethic as a trademark.
LOOK #1: Draped in Diamonds
This look was done for a photo shoot tribute to the iconic Elizabeth Taylor.
First prepare a flawless foundation to the face – Sacha Kamaflage Liquid Foundation was used here. Eye shadow primer was then applied and blended to the eyelids. An iridescent white eye shadow by Inglot AMC Cosmetics was then applied to the inner corners of the eye and Push the Edge by MAC was used on the crease and outer corner of the brow bone. Both shades were blended and a matte gold eye shadow was swept onto the brow bone. False eyelash strips with glitter adhesive were used to enhance the lashes. For the lips, the same purple MAC eye shadow was blended with clear OCC Cosmetics Lip Tar and applied with a lip brush. To finish the look, MAC Studio Finish Powder was used on the face and a sweep of Black Opal Bronzer.
The diamond effect was mimicked on the body by using body oil all over and dusting silver glitter onto the body.
LOOK #2: Arabic
This look was created for a Middle Eastern photo shoot. When wearing makeup, many Middle Eastern women accentuate the eyes by using warm, rich tones.
This look can be achieved by first preparing a flawless foundation to the face – Sacha Kamaflage Liquid Foundation was again used here. Eye shadow primer was applied and blended on the eyelids. For the inner corners of the eyes, MAC Old Gold was applied and L’Oréal HIP Gunmetal was blended into the crease and outer corners. A touch of MAC Ruby was added for a pop of colour above the Gunmetal, and matte gold eye shadow was applied to the brow bone. False eyelash strips were used to add length and fullness to the lashes and Avon mineral powder foundation was used to finish the look.
LOOK #3: Sequined Feline
Black Opal Stick Foundation in Beautiful Bronze was used to prepare flawless foundation to the face, then eye shadow primer applied and blended to the eyelids. MAC’s Push the Edge was swept over the entire lid, stopping at the crease and extending outwards to form an exaggerated ‘cat’s eye’. A nude eye shadow was then used on the brow bone and blended into the purple. Liquid liner was used to line the eyes and double outline the cat’s eye. Underneath the eye, pink eye shadow below the liquid liner created even more drama. An eyebrow pencil was used to extend the eyebrow to mimic the shape of the cat’s eye and one or two coats of Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara was applied to the lashes. To carry the look even further, a line of pink eye shadow was swept onto the very tops of the cheekbones and sequins were added. This line doubled as contouring for the cheeks instead of using the usual blush. A muted pink lip gloss and a dusting of MAC Studio Finish Powder completed the look.
More of Licolle’s work can be seen at the Silver Kiss Facebook Fan Page:
Draped in Diamonds by Kyra Barker
Model: Ernestine Thwaites
Hair: Kayla McMillan [Whip Your Hair)
Photographer’s Assistant: Hasim Baksh
Photography: Haydn Gonzales
Model: Rayana Gomez
Photography: SoSo Elegance Photography