Look through Elle Magazine and most of the beauty shots you see are your A-list celebrity in whatever advertisement they are now endorsing. Don’t get me wrong, Elle is a truly stunning magazine and the shoots in there will keep me inspired for days. But, what I saw today was showstopping. A beauty shoot like this in Elle Magazine made me stop, stammer and immediately call up my colleagues to discuss the inspiration that was David Slijper’s shoot.
Makeup artist Romy Soleimani is an artistic genius. You may know her work from numerous magazines, she is one of the artists that never ceases to amaze me. She is who I aspire to be creatively and this Elle France shoot shows exactly what I am talking about.
The beauty that she created on model Toni Garrn is truly breathtaking. Toni is one of those models who I know looks like perfection just waking up so it is certainly hard to improve upon that. However, the colors that Romy chose and what she accentuated, truly enhance Toni’s natural features ten fold. She applied stunningly natural makeup with just the right pops of color and her use and placement of color is absolute perfection. The beautifully placed blush with the amazingly bare lid and inspired looking lash is what makeup artists aspire to achieve.
The deep purple eye with the rose lip, which is exactly what is in for this season, is so strikingly understated and yet so painstakingly breathtaking. The perfectly natural contoured face with the pop of bright winged pink liner is what everyone should be wearing and the lightly pink stained eye with the bright coral pink lip is just what I was talking about when I wrote the Bring Out Your Bright Colors! Spring Is Here post. I realize that this is what I do for a living, so it may inspire me more than most. But I do not see how one can look at this and not take another glance. So, thank you Elle France for surprising us with this shoot! It was just what the Dr ordered for a case anyone needing inspiration.
Photographer: David Slijper
Styling: Julie Chanut-Bombard
Makeup: Romy Soleimani
Model: Toni Garrn