Behind The Scenes: Beauty Feature
Makeup artist Ashleigh Louer wanted to create a sultry, glowing, and beautiful makeup look on Dylan for this shoot. Perfect skin was her focus and she started by prepping with Avene Thermal Spring Water mist and mixed Embryolisse moisturizer with Dior Pro Youth Sorbet essence serum. She also prepped the eyes with Kate Somerville Line Release eye repair cream. Next, she mixed a little Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow primer with Laura Mercier’s Radiance primer to make the base extra bright and glowy.
Ashleigh then applied Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in “nude” with a beauty blender sponge and used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in #3 to areas that needed more coverage. To set the makeup, she then used the same brand’s Loose Mineral Powder in “real sand” to keep the skin looking luminous instead of dry or matte. To warm up Dylan’s complexion, she used Nars blush in “madly” and then added Nars Douceur to the cheeks. To complete the look on the skin, Tom Ford’s Shade & Illuminate duo was used. Since it’s a cream, it was used last to highlight certain areas.
For the rest of Dylan’s makeup look, Ashleigh shaped her brows with Sephora’s Retractable Waterproof Brow Liner in “honey blonde,” brushed the brows in place, and then set them with a clear brow gel. She used a few eyeshadow colors from Laura Mercier - “stellar” for all over and inside the corner of the eye and then “cafe au lait” and “fresco” in the crease and around the eye. These shadows were used to blend out the Eyeko Shadow Eyeliner combo in “chocolate” and “taupe.” Next, MAC Fluidline eye liner was pressed into the lashline and a slight cat-eye liner shape was added as well. She pressed a little of the Tom Ford highlighter used earlier onto the eyelids for a final pop of shine. After curling the lashes, Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara was applied and Ardell individual flare lashes in medium were used to add a little drama.
Because Dylan has the most amazing lips, Ashleigh decided to keep them neutral by using Dior Addict Lipstick in #222 with a bit of Kevyn Aucoin lip gloss in “dahliana.” The final step was body glow and equal amounts of Prtty Peaushun in light and Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream were mixed to really make the skin shine.
The look that hair stylist Derek Yuen set out to create for Dylan was a classic blowout with some soft waves. He wanted her to have maximum shine to show off how full and healthy her natural hair is. To create this, he started by using Bumble and Bumble Prep from the roots to ends and layered Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray generously on top of that. He blow dried each section of her hair and set into hot rollers. Once it was set in, it was important to let it cool down for at least 15 minutes to ensure the blowout lasted all day.
To finish, Derek brushed all the hair together using a little bit of the Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode to give it a brushable, touchable hold. Then, using a large curling iron in certain areas, mainly around the front, to give it a slightly deeper wave and give the hair a bouncier feel.