Beyonce by Tony Duran for Flaunt Magazine July 2013
by michela wariebi
Bey still my glittery little soul! Damn you Beyonce for being so damn fly! WTF IS this! I can’t even ask who are you, better to inquire what are you? This is the stuff that makeup artist dreams are made of. Granted, I appreciated the interview. Any opportunity for me to humanize the great King Bey in my mind ifs a necessary one; however, my focus is on this full body beating that Ms. Carter received at the hands of Francesca Tolot for cloutierremix.com and the head snatching magic of the incomparable Kim Kimble.
Here are the makeup notes listing products used according to Flaunt Magazine.
Beauty Notes: Monoi Body Glow II and Shimmer Eye Shadow in California by NARS Cosmetics, Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, Heat Wave Eye Shadow Palette, and Hyperlash Mascara by Smashbox Cosmetics, and Strobe Liquid, Lustre drops, and Glitter in Amethyst, Bronze, Copper, Emerald, and Very Pink by M.A.C Cosmetics, and Cheek Color in flush by Tom Ford.
Now, walk with me. Let’s review these photos and live for just a second, vicariously through the phenomenon known as Beyonce.
Sweet baby Jesus of all things beauty! This is sure to be an iconic series of photos of Beyonce. The team that worked on this shoot conceptualized and brought it to life in a way that is incredibly powerful. Somehow it progressed from Studio 54 extraterrestrial to a somehow fresh play on the overly culturally appropriated Masai beaded jewelry and then pop-art Hima woman, and worked!
Thank you all for giving my eyes and soul a much need visual fix.
Read the actually interview here.