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Phoebe Tonkin for WhoWhatWear Photographed by Guy Lowndes

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photographer: Guy Lowndes  /  stylist: Sarah Schussheim  /  hair: Christine Symonds 

Stunning Phoebe Tonkin plays Hayley, a werewolf, on The Vampire Diaries and the CW's spinoff, The Originals.  She also has a lifestyle website called Your Zen Life ( that she started with her friend and fellow Aussie Teresa Palmer that covers everything from how to naturally repel mosquitos to mindful meditation to delicious healthy recipes.  
(I worked with Teresa for InStyle a few years back.  Here's the link to those images on my blog:

For the WhoWhatWear shoot, the styling was about 90's inspired minimalism.  The makeup was about contouring and shaping the face so that you really saw Phoebe, and not a lot of makeup.  I used a lot of matte taupes on the cheeks and eyes to create depth and to enhance the shape of her eyes without it looking like she was wearing eyeshadow or blush.  Next I strengthened the brows so that they really anchored the face, and then used a mix of nude colors on the lips so that they would disappear a bit.  

Doing a nude, sculpted face is one of my favorite looks.  It allows the features of the girl to take center stage and you can really play with highlights and shadows.  Plus it creates a blank canvas so the clothes and the girl can really take center stage.  It's not for everyone and it's not really the look for a big night out, but for fashion and photography, it's just clean and gorgeous.

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