Styled By Habitual She
Photographed by Andrew Arceri.
Makeup by me.
"A swig of feminine masculinity."
With the use of an actual man's suit, I styled this shoot around the structures provided by the clothing itself. This look was layered with a turtleneck sweater dress, ripped black jeans, black military heeled boots then draped on top is a charcoal jacket from a men's suit. I styled the hair to remain taught inside the turtleneck; only pulling strands of hair forward to frame the models face. The makeup was applied very lightly using beige tones on the eyes and lips, and the brows were kept full. I wanted these images to show the empowerment of a woman by the woman, herself; not hiding behind gobs of makeup. This look celebrates natural beauty from the inside out. The model still looks feminine and soft and yet strong and tailored like she took a swig of feminine masculinity.
- Innersense Organic Beauty Harmonic Healing Oil. Applied to the ends of hair to create a healthy shine to the hair follicles. This product works wonders in creating that tousled, unkempt style by applying one drop in your palms, rubbing together and massaging on the hair ends.
- Backcomber Tortoise Comb. This incredibly affordable hair tool was used to add volume to the roots.
- Makeup Forever HD Foundation. Applied all over face with a damp beauty blender.
- Ultra HD Concealer. Applied under eyes with smaller damp beauty blender for soft coverage.
- Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Soft Brown.
- Becca Cosmetics Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop.
- Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit in hollows of the cheeks.
- Zui Organics Flora Eyeshadow Quad Palette. I used the lightest shade of the 'Fresh' color palette in the corner of the eyes.
- Morphe 350M Eyeshadow Palette
- Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon in Amber Haze. Applied on lower lash line.
- Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Gifted Mascara.
- Lucas' Papaw Ointment. Applied to lips for added moisture and healing.
- Loreal Color Riche La Palette Lip Nude. I mixed numbers 4&5 of the palette, then had the model blot her lips for a subtle color.
- To finish, I applied Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light-Cool Translucent.