I have been trying – and trying is the operative word here – to film a look inspired by Tom Ford’s beautiful summer collection. I direct you to the photograph below: the inspiration. It looks simple, really, doesn’t it? But it’s not! The products (shown above) are absolutely incredible but I want to capture that luminous, pale-skin look in contrast to the warm tones of the bronzer and the eye and lip colours. I know that a bit of post-production fid-diggery will have gone on and the contrast pushed and so on, but even when I do that on my finished result there’s just something…lacking.
Only to be expected, really, considering that I’m not a makeup artist! If I could do it as perfectly as whoever created the look in the photograph then I’d be hiring myself out! I think I need to practise that wistful, semi-shut-eyes look that the model has going on there. It’s not one that I’m well-versed in. (Cue 76 hours in front of the bathroom mirror pulling silly faces.)
So, attempt 2 will take place next week. Never has a video caused me so much trouble – maybe I’m just becoming more of a perfectionist! I’m going to experiment with some different foundations and illuminators to try and mimic that wonderful glow, and perhaps some single false lashes to create that “sparse yet sexy” look.
Please note that – although the girl in the photo is naked – I do NOT film this naked! I’ve got enough to deal with, thank you very much….
You will not believe how gorgeous the bronzer is, by the way – it’s the thinnest bronzer packaging I have ever laid eyes on! Really quite a little design piece. The bronzer itself is called “Gold Dust” and it’s brilliant for skin that hasn’t yet picked up any colour – it’s not too dark and it’s shot through with a glamorous gold shimmer. If you want a pre-look, then you can find it at Selfridges.com