When it comes to creating looks and photography, I am often inspired by classic 1950s beauty… A time before decency went down the drain and being sexy didn’t mean being vulgar. When it was actually affordable to live and only one parent working was sufficient to support a family. When clothes and furniture were higher quality and not cheap and disposable.
Only thing is, with all their nice clothes and prosperity, the women were probably unknowingly applying toxic ingredients to their skin. So, with projects like these I like to imagine that I am retroactively correcting something by paying homage to that era, and creating beauty using non-toxic, natural and organic makeup.
While creating this, I had in mind those vintage Barbies with stark and dramatic eye makeup. As a base I used Pacifica Eye Shadow in “Opal”. Then using the Benecos Natural Kajal pencil in Black, I drew a very thick line on a 45 degree angle up to the outer crease. I used a thin eyeliner brush to smudge the line up and thicken it, bringing it into the inner crease. I then applied a very minimal layer of Pure Anada loose eye shadow in “Black Tie” to seal it and add some shimmer. The lower lashes are lined with the two previous products mentioned.
Other Products Used:
– Concealer: rms “un” cover up in shade 11
– Foundation: Sappho liquid foundation in “Leisha”
– Mascara: 100% Pure in “Black Tea”
– Lipliner: Mineral Fusions in “Splendido”
– Lipstick: Zuzu “Doll Pink”
About the Model:
Madison is my little sister. She works at the Bowmanville Zoo as a Zookeeper. She is also a Circus Performer and Animal Trainer who has been featured in Shrine Circus and Cirque Mondo.