Book Work: Twiggy Inspired Beauty
by michela wariebi
I recently did a beauty test with a local NYC modeling agency and beyond clean beauty I was completely stuck on what I should do as a second look. Come early morning before the shoot and I still had nothing. It then randomly occurs to me that the model looks like Twiggy…and BOOM you have a Twiggy-inspired beauty shoot.
Skin: For the skin I prepped with Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate. I used Mehron Makeup HD Celebre Foundation and set with Cover FX loose setting powder. I created a flush on the cheeks by using the Mehron cream C.H.E.E.K. cream color before setting with powder and them lightly dusting a similar colored powder blush over the apples of the cheeks after powder. I created a soft glowing highlight using Mehron Precious Gems Powders in Citrine and Diamond.
Eyes: And of course, Twiggy’s iconic eyes! I created the graphic lines using the cream base in Obsidian from I Make You Beautiful. The white in the waterline of her lower lashline was created using a Ruby Kisses white luxury liner over another I Make You Beautiful cream base in White Noise.
Lashes: (yes, I realize lashes are part of the eyes) These were a custom lash creation using all Kiss iEnvy lashes. I cut up and laid the lower lashes according to how I wanted to shape her eyes. The top lashes are a stack of Kiss lashes in about 3 styles also chosen based on how they would impact eye shape. Twiggy was known for large open rounded eyes and I wanted to be sure to recreate that effect.
I absolutely enjoyed creating this look and have a bit of an obsession with graphic lines and lashes at the moment. I ended up recreating the look for the “A Night of Mehron Makeup” during The Makeup Show NYC 10 year anniversary celebration. Pretty exciting stuff! Twiggy is officially one of my favorite iconic makeup looks.