Behind the Scenes: Beauty from Our Women’s Denim Fashion Shoot

Our blue-jeaned beauty Josefin Hedström, of Marilyn New York (and of Swedish descent) puts a little edge in A Little Blue, our denim spread in the March issue. We paired a simple neutral make-up palette to compliment her good genes/jeans. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how to recreate her face using Make Up For Ever.


Skin: We wanted her pretty skin to be the main focus, so she’d take on the earthy babe in blue jeans look we were going for. Start with an awesome skin prep, like Make Up For Ever’s HD Elixir. Instead of a regular lotion, it’s an intense serum that absorbs quickly and adds a slight sheen or radiance to clean skin. Once that has soaked in, layer its partner, HD Foundation over and blend with fingers.

Contour: Since we’re going for a mono-color palette, a neutral contour takes the place of color on cheeks. First absorb excess moisture with a translucent powder to avoid streaking the contour. HD Microfinish Powder is light and won’t add that mask-like layer that powder can. Once the foundation is set, dust Make Up For Ever’s Mat Bronze to forehead, chin and along the cheek bone. It is oil absorbing and lacks that beachy shimmer some bronzers have, to give an 80’s effect to an otherwise bare face.

Eyes: I like to use bronzer on my lids, but if that’s a little too matchy-matchy use Make Up For Ever’s Shadow in 127. It’s a simple neutral shadow with just a hint of sheen. Skip eyeliner (unless you go the way of Adam Lambert and would die without, in which case use a brown or taupe). Finish off look with a few Individual lashes on the center and outer lash line.

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