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Get the Look with mark. : Tyra Banks in ITALIAN VOGUE

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The first time I saw this image of Tyra, I gasped.  I loved the theatricality of it, and the easy grace that she conveys.  It's just one of those images that feels instantly iconic.  We had our model, Bijon, for a different image to recreate, but while we were shooting the picture of Tyra just popped into my head, and we just had to shoot it.


I love the drama in this picture.  It's so simple, but so effective.  It's just about her face.  That's it.  The eye, the light brow, the erased mouth, they all work together in concert to make a striking, graphic image.  There is perfect harmony in this  picture. 

Please note:  I did not work on the original images in these posts, only the recreation (for full credits please see the bottom of the post).  These pictures are culled from my inspiration library.  They are go to images for me, pictures that make me want to grab my makeup brushes and start painting!
  


I really love the experience of using mark. cosmetics to recreate these looks.  It's like a reality show challenge to recreate the images in itself, and then to just use one brand is really, really fun.  I have a bag of makeup that weighs 60+ pounds, and to only use one small kit of one brand of makeup is a wonderful experience.  It hones skills and makes you think outside the box.  And it makes me think I should drastically edit my kit.  But that's another project entirely.

After prepping Bijon's skin, I applied Got the Goods Multibenefit Foundation Lotion in Medium #8 all over the skin, and blended it with a damp sponge to sheer it out where needed, and used a touch of Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Medium/Dark under the eyes.  Then I took a foundation brush and swept a little Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Deep #13 down the hollow of the cheek, from the middle of the ear in toward the outer edges of the mouth, for contour.  Then I blended, blended, blended until it looked like a natural shadow from the cheekbone.  I popped a bit of the Touch & Glow Warm Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette along the tops of the cheekbones and ran a touch down the bridge of the nose to catch the light a bit.  To give the look a velvet finish I dusted Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation in Medium #8 on the forehead, chin and jawline.


Using a spooly I combed Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Light #4 through Bijon's brows to make them disappear.  (This is especially effective in black and white pictures.)  The eyes in the Tyra images are so striking and strong; the black is inky with glossy highlights on the lid and the shape is elongated dramatic.  First I used a brush to paint Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in "Entourage"all over the lid, into the inner corner of the eye and then feathering it up just above the crease and pulling it out past the outer corner of the eye.   Then I took a smaller brush and swept it under the lashes, pushing the liner deep into the lashes and into the waterline, and smudged it from the inner corner to well past the outer corner of the eye.  There is no pure black shadow in the mark. range so I used I-mark. Wet/Dry Shadow in Tabac, a deep matte brown to give it the depth and darkness it needed.  I swept the shadow over the lid, back and forth like a windshield wiper, blending the color and pushing it into the liner.  I followed the shape I created using the liner, just blending it and softening it with the shadow until the shape was where I wanted it.  Once the shape was right I popped a bit of Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek a-Boo onto the lids to make them glossy and to catch the light, and te gloss simultaneously darkened the shadow to a deep black/brown.

PRO TIP: Use a longwearing waterproof liner to line the inner rims (also known as the "waterline").  This will keep your liner from running and smudging.

After curling the lashes I added a strip of fake lashes.  In the original image, the lashes add so much to the drama of the look.  After adhering the strip I used a coat or two of Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black to blend her natural lashes into the falsies.  For the lips, I patted on Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Light/Medium with a dusting of Set Things Right Loose Powder in Medium on top to take the shine off of the lips.

I hope you liked this post and I hope you learned something new, whether it was a new product or a new application technique.  Feel free to tweet me anytime at @fionastiles or comment on the post!




photographer: Andrew Stiles (www.andrewstiles.com)  /  model: Bijon (Vision Models)  /   hair: Jen Blanchard  


PRODUCTS:

FOUNDATION:
Got the Goods Multibenefit Foundation Lotion in Medium #8

CONCEALER:
Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Medium/Dark

HIGHLIGHTER:
Touch & Glow Warm Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette

POWDER:
Powder Buff Natural Skin Foundation in Medium #8

CONTOUR:
Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Deep #13

BROWS:  
Min-A-Real Cream-To-Powder Foundation in Light #4

EYES:
Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Entourage
I-mark. Wet/Dry Shadow in Tabac
Touch & Glow Warm Shimmer Cream Cubes All Over Face Palette 
Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek a-Boo 

MASCARA:
Scanda-Lash Go To Mascara in Blackest Black

LIPS:
Super Conceal Full Coverage Concealer in Light/Medium with a dusting of Set Things Right Loose Powder in Medium on top



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ITALIAN VOGUE CREDITS:

Photographer: Steven Meisel
Makeup: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido Paulu