Gaston Photography Shoot Part 1

Today I got to shoot 2 beautiful girls with a fantastic photographer, David Gaston of Gaston Photography.

Here’s part 1 and how to get the look;

Since Carla has the luxury of having basically perfect skin *sigh* I didn’t want to take too much away from that. I used my latest professional makeup obsession, Graftobian Hi Def Glamour Creme Palette, pressing the color into her skin with a dampened sponge so it covered any discolorations while still allowing her skin to show through. I’ll have a full review of that line here in a few weeks, trust me- you’ll love it.

I really wanted something to bring out her hazel eyes, so I chose the one and only Bobbi Brown eye shadow I carry in my kit at all times; Forest. This metallic deep olive is the perfect cure for a brown shadow rut because it looks fantastic on everyone, but gives that depth you can’t create with neutrals alone.

Adding a flash of gloss to your lids is gorgeous for photos, but not much else. If you’re looking to duplicate, use Aquaphor or Vaseline pressed into your lids over the top of shadows. The clock starts to tick immediately once you apply, and then the creasing begins and the color starts to deteriorate so act fast.

Coral cheeks and lips are unexpectedly chic and a nice departure from the ho hum nudes that would usually accompany a look like this one. Smashbox’s Reign Fusion Blush in Regal is probably my favorite peachy blush to date, a precise blend of shimmer and matte in a delicate peach that suits all skins.

Enjoy a few more snaps, part 2 tomorrow.

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  1. I've never thought to gloss my eyes just for fun pictures, but I think I might give it a try.

    How long after glossing does it all fall apart?

  2. wow! she's amazing.

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