ARTIST SHOWCASE: FALL HUES BY MAKEUP ARTIST PHOBE DAWSON
Meet LA makeup artist, Phoebe Dawson. Not only is Phoebe incredibly talented, she also has designed some ADORABLE bags for her makeup brushes. (See full credits at end). Phoebe shows us that sometimes you can sculpt and add dimension to the face without over playing the skin.
In this magazine editorial by Huf Magazine, Phobe shows us how she created the makeup look.
Titled "Fall Hues" I think the entire team did an excellent job.
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>>What inspired you to create this look?
I wanted to create a strong smokey eye, dramatic lashes and bronze contoured cheeks because the clothing was so dramatic and the colors so intense, also a darker eye went well with the models white blonde hair.
>>What were some of the challenges you faced? We actually did 3 editorials in this one day out in the desert! So we had to change and do touch ups fast because we were chasing daylight and shooting at different locations. We also had to climb through all these trees to get these shots so that was definitely challenging all of us trying not to fall over!
>>What was your biggest fear with this shoot? My biggest fear is often that the pictures wont turn out as amazing as I hope they will be or that they wont look as good as they do on the back or the camera. Or that they will be too retouched once they come out, those things are always a huge fear for me on every shoot because those elements are totally out of my control.
I can do the most flawless makeup, but I always fear that it wont be captured in the best way that it could be!!
>>How long have you been a makeup artist? 8 years here in LA. Before that I studied in Australia.
>>What would you have done differently? For this shoot I am really pleased how it came out so I dont think I would do anything different.
>> Special Tricks: To add a pop of shimmer and some 3D dimension to the eyelid, I added a bit of Colour Pop Cosmetics eyeshadow in Sequin & Nillionaire to the inner 1/3 of the eye lid. These metallic pigments are insane and stay on all day!! They are great for Music Videos!
For smokey eyes, I like to really layer them on so I start with a bronze cream, then do a eggplant shadow then a dark brown shadow then add in the black so its not just flat black theres different colors and textures in there.
I also lined inside the top and bottom lashes line to really make the eyes pop!
What products did you use?: Skin; Embryolisse Lait Cream Concentrate moisturizer.
Used Tweezerman tweezers to clean up brows.
- Foundation: Makeup Forever HD Foundation applied with a damp Beauty Blender.
- Cream contouring and concealer using AJ Crimson Cream Foundation.
- Highlight; Using MAC cream color base in Shell
- Powder Contour: Went over cream contour with Anastasia Original Contour Kit
I didnt do any blush as I wanted a really bronze look. Instead I dusted some Gold Deposit by MAC on Cheeks. ( I am totally obsessed with this product!)
For eyeshadow, I started with a cream eyeshadow as a base using MAC pro long wear paint pot in Constructivist
Then I created the smokey eye using the Urban Decay Naked Palette
and the Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palette
Mascara: Benefit They're Real
I used MAC lip liner in Subculture.
For lipstick I used Poise Lipstick by Dose of Colors (I love this nude shade)
For lashes, I used Lilly Lashes in "LA"
I used a wide rande of brushes from different brands which I keep in my Phoebe Rose Makeup bag (Um, editor's note...how ridiculously adorbale is this?)
Thank you Phoebe for this wonderful editorial!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you in LA and would like to work with Phoebe? Check out more of her work!
Photographer Credit & Info: Published in HUF Magazine www.hufmagazine.com 'Fall Hues'
Photographer / Catherine Asanov www.catherineasanov.com
Styling / Alan Montes
Hair / Carina Tafulu
Model / Thias Dilma
Makeup / Phoebe Dawson