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ELLE Magazine – We Are Stardust
I’m swooning over the latest copy of Elle Magazine! Amongst the glossy fashion and beauty pages is a stunning Swarovski Advertorial that I worked on with the Super talented Margaret Zhang. Shot in the heart of the amazing Aurban botanical gardens on a roasting hot day, Triple threat Margaret not only modeled along side Fellow IMG beauties LivYifan, she styled and shot the advertorial.
Margaret layered Swarovski rings, watches & necklaces on top of each other creating sleeves of sparking jewels. Margaret pulled Dion Lee, Toni Maticevski & Camilla & Marc for the shoot mixing textures but sticking within a neutral colour pallet. I wanted the hair and makeup to complement the high shine from the jewellery, so I went with super shiny, almost wet looking skin; with deep burgundy & purple hues on the lips. We had no power in the gardens, so I went for a wet look on the hair too, sometimes you just have to make it work!  I wanted the hair to look glossy & shiny so I used ‘Young again’ Treatment oil by Kevin Murphy on damp hair. These images are so beautiful! Totally in Love! Go team!
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To create the super dewy Luniuous skin I mixed Dermalogica skin smoothing cream with MAC’s ‘Strobe Cream’  spent a few minutes as usual massaging it into the girls skin.MAC strobe cream
I needed the girls lips to be super hydrated so I applied Elizabeth Arden’s famous 8hr cream – this is a staple in my kit, great for any dry, sensitive or chapped skin!

I went for Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation, it has sheer coverage and leave’s the skin with a beautiful sheen.
I used MAC’s Minerialize Concealer just where I needed extra coverage – under the eyes mainly. I Love the Stilla ‘Colour convertible’ blushes, super creamy and they guide on effortlessly. I used ‘lilium’ on Margret and Yifan and ‘Peony’ on LIv.Diorskinmattebronzer

I needed a highlighter that really packed a punch, so I opted for Josie Maran’s ‘Argan Illuminizer’ – It’s such a beautiful product – I’m a bit obsessed with it at the moment! I applied to the top of cheekbones, down the nose, cupid bow – all the usual spots!

diorswanI Contoured with Diorskin ‘Nude Tan Matte’ Bronzer, I wanted the contour to be quite obvious, but beautifully blended, so I applied it lightly in layers using MAC’s 168 sized large contour brush.

For Liv’s crystal look eye design I used Dior show Fusion mono in 001 Luna & Diorshow mono eyeshadow in Swan, lightly buffing over the entire lid, up to the brow bone. MAC Cyber lipstick

Intense dark lips were the order of the day, so striking & ultra modern. I used ‘Cyber’ by MAC on Margaret & Yifan, and I used ‘Pirate’ Rouge Allure by Channel for Liv.

Photography // Margaret Zhang

Styling // Margaret Zhang

Hair & Makeup // Nicola Johnson

H/MU Assistant // Sylwia Lukosz


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