issue five : A feast for Gluttony
The ninth instalment in our UNTAINTED X MASTERED series
Makeup:Mastered Alumni, Clara Luelmo, explores the fragility of nature using kitchen cupboard essentials in this interpretive representation of human gluttony and how it affects nature.
PHOTOGRAPHER: David PD Hyde
MAKEUP & HAIR ARTIST: Clara Luelmo
MODELS: Anqi Zhu and Diana Caplinska
UNTAINTED X MASTERED BRIEF
The brief set for the Mastered alumni was to create a beauty editorial of 4 – 6 images around the theme of: “A Feast for Gluttony” and create the looks using only edible ingredients/products.
They were asked to use what was already in their kits and kitchens in order to step outside of their comfort zone & experiment with makeup unconventionally.
The objective was not to buy more stuff, but use up what we already have and begin to think differently about the ingredients in our beauty products.
READ ABOUT MUA, clara luelmo's APPROACH TO THE BRIEF, AS WELL AS THE CHALLENGES SHE FACED.
This beauty photoshoot was an experimentation with different types of materials. We played with organic fruits such as beetroot, strawberries, or similar which could help us get different kinds of tints and textures. Combining them with baby oil or gloss, I, as the makeup artist was presented with challenges such as being super careful to be tidy and not getting too messy. Also, while applying sugar in the model’s skin, taking care of not being to rough on her face. In my personal opinion I think that the most satisfactory feeling with this photo shoot is how the photographer and I pushed ourselves in terms of creativity to get the best out of both disciplines. A good result is what keeps the passion flame on for more experimentation and the search of new techniques.