The finale is here, lash lovers, and we can't wait to introduce you to the gorgeous and talented Charlotte Parsons- the makeup artist behind the effortless look on our ballerinas! Featured above is beautiful Jennifer Stahl, her makeup designed by Charlotte to accentuate her delicate facial features, natural grace and her bold eyelash extensions.
What was her inspiration for the overall makeup look for the dancers you ask? "My inspiration for the makeup was fall tones with a focus on fiery metallics. Cranberries, coppers, and antique gold hues add a more sultry and mysterious accent that complement dancers' naturally graceful demeanors."
One of the things that stood out for me as spectacular was Charlotte's ability to create a similar, yet distinctive look for each of the dancers. She explained, "I really wanted to keep the focus on the eyes for these looks, and had the goal of creating a more sultry and mysterious aesthetic." For me as an Eyelash Extension specialist, the focus is always the eye, so the fact that we were on the same page was ideal from the start!
"For each girl, I chose a metallic within the fall color palette that would contrast their eye-color, therefor making their eyes look more vibrant. Everyone's eye shape is different, so I customized the shadow application to suit each dancer's specific eye-structure keeping a lighter, more shimmery hue on their lids and blending out deeper, more metallic tones on their crease. For all three girls, I applied the shadow beyond the outside corner of their eyes and swept it up towards their temples to keep the looks dramatic yet cohesive."- Charlotte
And cohesive it was...
When our team got together to create the vision board for the shoot, the tones of the makeup meshing with the Gold leafing that Hairstylist Pam Genio-Bates was dreaming of were everything.
Charlotte's focus on the eye and the lashes is not a coincidence. She's an avid eyelash extension wearer and knows how to work with the lashes while using products that are compatible and easily removable.
When I asked her what Eyelash Extensions meant in her lifestyle, Charlotte said "To me they mean effortless, easy, reliable beauty. Lashes are a consistent, classic staple in any look I create. I change up my look a lot, depending on what I'm feeling inspired by. It doesn't matter whether I'm going for a more gothic dark green smokey eye or a classic 1950's wing liner or a modern natural no-makeup-makeup look, lashes are the one thing that stay consistent through the looks."
Those products I mentioned that Charlotte loves? She used a selection for this shoot! For all you makeup lovers out there, Charlotte has this for you, "To prep the skin, I used Kett cosmetics Kett cream foundation. For the eyes, a combination of Viseart's "Sultry Muse" Palette, Tarte's "Be A Mermaid and Make Waves" palette, and Morphe's "The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow" palette to get the perfect combination of shimmer. On lips: Viseart Lip Palette 02 "classic paris velvet" custom mixed for each girl. Lastly, for brows, I used the Kevyn Aucoin precision brow pencil to add depth and shape, then brushed brows up using Oribe rock hard gel to hold them in place to create a more modern take on the brow."
And with that, we thank you for joining us in this crazy beautiful project, stepping into a world of beauty in this industry that we love and celebrating what we call Lifestyle Lashes. #lifestylelashes