Lust & Desire

issue five : a feast for gluttony

The first in our UNTAINTED X MASTERED series

Baltimore-based Makeup artist, Danielle Gerkens, was pushed passed her comfort-zone and ended up creating a series of evocative makeup looks in the process.

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"Young and naïve, this story is about a girl’s desire for love. Becoming obsessed with finding ‘the one’, she devours hearts whole. From sweet and innocent to greedy and selfish, she finds herself as a young woman trying to wash her hands clean."

 Lips:  Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Thistle  Eye and lips:  Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 048 Black-Violet.  Hair: Natures Promise Organic Coconut Oil and Zico Coconut Water

Lips: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Thistle Eye and lips: Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 048 Black-Violet. Hair: Natures Promise Organic Coconut Oil and Zico Coconut Water

 Lips:  Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Thistle  Eye and lips:  Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 048 Black-Violet.  Hair: Natures Promise Organic Coconut Oil and Zico Coconut Water

Lips: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Thistle Eye and lips: Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 048 Black-Violet. Hair: Natures Promise Organic Coconut Oil and Zico Coconut Water

 
 Berries: Target Organic Raspberries, Black Berries, & Strawberries

Berries: Target Organic Raspberries, Black Berries, & Strawberries

 
 
 Lips: Bite Beauty  Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kale  and  Lip Pencil in 052 Deep Hunter Green . Hair: Pacifica Salty Waves Texture Spray & Abba Firm Hold Hair Spray

Lips: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kale and Lip Pencil in 052 Deep Hunter Green. Hair: Pacifica Salty Waves Texture Spray & Abba Firm Hold Hair Spray

 Lips: Bite Beauty  Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kale  and  Lip Pencil in 052 Deep Hunter Green . Hair: Pacifica Salty Waves Texture Spray & Abba Firm Hold Hair Spray

Lips: Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kale and Lip Pencil in 052 Deep Hunter Green. Hair: Pacifica Salty Waves Texture Spray & Abba Firm Hold Hair Spray


CREDITS

PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL WOODWARD 

ART DIRECTION/MAKEUP ARTIST – DANIELLE GERKENS

HAIR STYLIST: JESSICA KIDD 

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - JOHN QUATROCHE

MODEL – VICTORIA TOLAND @ KINGSLEY MODELS D.C.


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,Danielle Gerkens approach to the brief, as well as the challenges she faced.

In order to meet the requirements of the brief and not purchase unnecessary product, Dani used vegan brands: Tarte, Pixi Beauty and Urban Decay. While not untainted, they do meet the ethical requirement, however, in order to remain true to the UNTAINTED manifesto, these products are not featured. We will do an #untaintedalternative for them in the coming weeks.

   Danielle 'Dani' Gerkens   is a Baltimore based Makeup Artist, currently traveling between Maryland & New York for Fashion, Film and T. She recently finished Makeup: Mastered 2017 and a MAC Cosmetics Certified Artist.   She has an extensive background in visual and performing arts, so she understands what it means to be both in front and behind the camera. She has an etherial, organic, and conceptual approach to makeup which helps connect with a vast clientel.  Her website is:  www.daniellegerkens.com

Danielle 'Dani' Gerkens is a Baltimore based Makeup Artist, currently traveling between Maryland & New York
for Fashion, Film and T. She recently finished Makeup: Mastered 2017 and a MAC Cosmetics Certified Artist. 

She has an extensive background in visual and performing arts, so she understands what it means to be both in front
and behind the camera. She has an etherial, organic, and conceptual approach to makeup which helps connect with a vast clientel. 
Her website is: www.daniellegerkens.com

Issue No. 5 “A Feast For Gluttony” was definitely challenging. Having to use only truly “clean” 
beauty products was tricky because there are very minimal items available in store. For example, a lot of “vegan” products aren’t actually natural and organic, which I found out later. 

With the concept, I didn’t want to think of it too literally and use food as physical beauty pieces, 
but rather a piece of a story and how I could bring a voice forward through, color, texture, and styling. 

Originally, the story was inspired by society’s obsession with technology and how we are distracted and disconnected from the earth. 

But once we started shooting, it took on a new story. 

We found that certain looks/props weren’t working and just decided to go with the flow. 

Model, Victoria Toland @ Kingsley Models D.C. really inspired the looks through her movement, but the entire team really worked well together.