Photographed by Katja Rahlwes, Fashion Editor Sissy Vian, Hair by Luke Hersheson and the model is the gorgeous Karmen Pedaru. This stunner was shot in a glam hotel in Marbella where The Obamas had vacationed. Chic don’t you think? I kept the makeup inspiration as very rich, very beautiful and had a bit of 90’s Versace Supermodel in mind when I designed it using all products by MAC Cosmetics. I kept the skin fresh with a light base using my favourite face & body with a little strobe cream to highlight and give a dewyness to highlight areas and a matte t-zone using blot powder, the colour palette was only neutral and earth tones. I did everything makeup wise from groomed defined brows, contoured cheek bones using the sculpt cream, eyes with wedge and mylar shadow, blacktrack cream liner and tons of mascara using my fav the haute & naughty in black and some cleverly placed individual lashes. It was a subtle exercise of contour and construction beauty wise and I have to say it had been a while since I did a brown lip, it just felt right and I loved using old school spice pencil and taupe lipstick. Hope you like it and may I say that for a neutral makeup look there is absolutely nothing natural about it!