To celebrate The Fashion Orientalist’s second anniversary, I’ve organized a personal style shoot with the help of several talented people from the beauty and fashion industry. I got the opportunity to work with Indian retail brand Inanna, from which I’ve received a champagne colored saree with silver embellishments. The shoot took place outdoors in Meijendel, Wassenaar. The Meijendel dunes form one of the most important coastal areas of The Netherlands and has the most wonderful scenery! Photographer Patrick from Masque-Obscura Photography was the perfect choice for the job, as he has a lot of experience shooting fairy-tale like gowns outdoors. Hair and make-up was done by Raisa from Almira’s Beautique, she has done my hair and make-up for The Fashion Orientalist’s first personal style shoot and it is always a real pleasure to work with her. This time we wanted to add something special to the look, which is how we got in touch with Halima from Halima’s Henna, who decorated my hands with a stunning floral design (stay tuned for a post all about this Henna design!)
The look – Makeup and Hair
The idea was to go with make-up colors that complimented the saree and suited the outdoor/nature theme of the shoot. The champagne/silver saree suits the theme perfectly, a very natural shade that looks stunning with nature’s greens, the different shades of brown/sand of the dunes and the white and pastel purple shades of the flora. I kept it simple jewelry wise as the saree has enough sparkle; Swarovski earrings, a white-gold necklace with a diamond pendant, and simple silver bracelets. I chose Chanel’s ‘Tulipe Noir’ for my nails as the brown/copper shade suits the Henna very well and gives the look some edge. Due to windy weather conditions we were forced to change our first idea to go for a loose hairstyle. Raisa created a classic tie up, with curls and a silver, bejeweled hair comb. For makeup she went for different shades of pink: pastel pink for the lips, soft shades for highlights and blush, and darker grape/berry shades for the eyes.
Curious to know which products Raisa has used for this look? Check out her description below so you can recreate this look at home!
The Fashion Orientalist’s two year anniversary shoot – make up look
Products used for this look
– Pore Professional from Benefit
– MAC Face & Body C5
– MAC Conceal & Correct fluid
– Make Up Studio translucent powder
– Black Opal Stick in Olive
– MAC Concealer 3 shades mixed
– Urban Decay Primer Potion
– Kiko Cosmetics Colour Fever 101
– Inglot gel liner 77
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolat & Make Up Studio eyebrow pencil in dark brown
– Blush by HEMA
– Black Opal Foundation stick in Sand & Sleek Contour Palette
– Highlighter by Make Up Revolution
– MAC lipstick please me & matching Lip liner
– MAC Fix+
We started off with a base of day cream & eye cream. Then we sprayed MAC Fix+ to moisturize the skin a bit more. After that I applied pore professional to make the skin look more ‘pore free’. I always do eyes first so I created a look with the KIKO colour fever 101. We used MAC face & body to make her face look more natural. We covered up the spots and dark circles with an orange corrector & concealer. After that we contoured & applied blush, highlighter & lipstick. And last but not least, we applied natural looking false lashes & finished off with mascara & again Fix+.
Check out more by Raisa – Almira’s Beautique on her facebook page
Images by Raisa.