A few weeks ago (actually it was around Valentine’s Day), I had the opportunity to work with Jannelle on a photoshoot to create a poster for her Valentine’s Day belly dance show. I did her makeup and costume styling. We wanted to keep the look very ethereal and soft as the show was a tribute to beauty and amazingness of women.
The costume was stunning!!! Huge tuille skirt, off-white satin top with crystal chains draped across the top. I loved this look! Of course it was very sexy but at the same time very goddess-like and almost angelic. Costume came from Bellydance America.
For the makeup, I wanted the look to still be arabic, but I did not want any harsh lines. The look needed to be soft with a hint of colour to provide some contrast with all the white. I used a light champagne-brown pigment (M.A.C. Cocomotion pigment) with MUFE’s # 58 applied to the outer corner of the eye. This was soft, light application of #58 using M.A.C.’s # 224 brush. Created a tight line of black eyeliner very close to the lashline, and winged out slightly. I lined the lower lashline only halfway, then added lots of mascara. This created a softened version of the khol-lined eyes that Middle Eastern women have made famous. I applied M.A.C. Face and Body foundation in C4. This gave a light, air-brushed finished that I loved. On the cheeks, I used NARS Crazed blush. For the lips, I used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Demure, which is a fuchsia pink with purple. I mixed the lip tar with M.A.C.’s clear lip glass.