Simple Concoctions

issue four : the magician

sometimes, the simplest concoctions result in the most powerful outcomes.

Makeup Artist Khandiz Joni mixes loose eyeshadows with different waters to achieve dramatic results.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
— Confucius
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Don't be fooled by the instilled belief that less is more OR that less is less and more is more. Life is about finding balance and understanding when you need to add a little something 'extra' to achieve a desired result or when need to take a component or two away to achieve the most powerful potions.

Most mineral eyeshadows contain high amounts of mica, which is why they shimmer. However, loose mineral eyeshadow applied directly to the face doesn't quite have the same impact as making it into a paint first. Mixing the loose power into facial toner helps the mica adhere to the skin for longer and gives the colour and the shimmer a little extra oomph!


Single Stripe

Ava wears Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturiser, Inika BB Cream Foundation in Nude, Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ember, Lavera Brow Gel in Hazel Blonde, Avril Cosmetics Mascara in Noir, Jane Iredale PureGloss in Pink Smoothie. Nails by Kure Bazaar in Coquette

Ava wears Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturiser, Inika BB Cream Foundation in Nude, Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ember, Lavera Brow Gel in Hazel Blonde, Avril Cosmetics Mascara in Noir, Jane Iredale PureGloss in Pink Smoothie. Nails by Kure Bazaar in Coquette

Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ember mixed with Therapi Orange Blossom Hydrating Facial Toner creates a long-wear, intense matte finish.

Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ember mixed with Therapi Orange Blossom Hydrating Facial Toner creates a long-wear, intense matte finish.


Two tone tradgectory

Hiro Mineral Eyeshadow in Emerald & Naughty Call mixed with Skin & Tonic Rose Mist allows for an easy paint on application and seamless blending of colours.

Hiro Mineral Eyeshadow in Emerald & Naughty Call mixed with Skin & Tonic Rose Mist allows for an easy paint on application and seamless blending of colours.

Ava wears Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturiser, Inika BB Cream Foundation in Nude, Hiro Mineral Eyeshadow in Emerald & Naughty Call, Lavera Brow Gel in Hazel Blonde, Avril Cosmetics Mascara in Noir, Jane Iredale PureGloss in White Tea. Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach, Nails by Kure Bazaar in Coquette

Ava wears Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturiser, Inika BB Cream Foundation in Nude, Hiro Mineral Eyeshadow in Emerald & Naughty Call, Lavera Brow Gel in Hazel Blonde, Avril Cosmetics Mascara in Noir, Jane Iredale PureGloss in White Tea. Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach, Nails by Kure Bazaar in Coquette


More than Matte

Lip Tip:

It's not always easy finding the perfect 'nude' lipstick. Fear not dear ones, use a concealer that matches your skin tone to neutralise your natural lip colour, blend over your lip and into your skin for a seamless finish. Add some gloss over the top and a subtle highlight in your cupids bow for the perfect nude lip, like I've done below.

Ava wears Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturiser, Inika BB Cream Foundation in Nude, Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ravage, Lavera Brow Gel in Hazel Blonde, Avril Cosmetics Mascara in Noir,  Zao Concealer in Clear Beige over the lips,Jane Iredale PureGloss in White Tea. Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach, Nails by Kure Bazaar in Coquette

Ava wears Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturiser, Inika BB Cream Foundation in Nude, Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ravage, Lavera Brow Gel in Hazel Blonde, Avril Cosmetics Mascara in Noir,  Zao Concealer in Clear Beige over the lips,Jane Iredale PureGloss in White Tea. Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer in Miami Beach, Nails by Kure Bazaar in Coquette

Balm Balm Chamomile Flower Water Hydrosol mixed into Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ravage intensifies the colour of the pigment and sets it in perfect place.

Balm Balm Chamomile Flower Water Hydrosol mixed into Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Eyeshadow in Ravage intensifies the colour of the pigment and sets it in perfect place.


Credits

Photography by Thea Baddiley

Beauty by Khandiz Joni @ Novel Beings

Hair by Kerri Ewart

Model: Eva at Elite Models London

All jewellery by Jill Hopkins