Shiny, bronzed skin was the order of the day for a recent soot for The Modern Journal. Shot at Bronte Pools by Neela Shearer, styled by Ashley Syne of SyneofStyle featuring designs by Mocha Salt, South of the Border Sydney and Biscotti Boutique.
Styling // Ashley Syne
Hair & Make-up // Nicola Johnson using Dermalogica & Naked Tan
Models // Ella Watson & Byron Ross
Photography // Neela Shearer
Clothing and apparel – Biscotti Boutique Australia, Mocha Salt, South of the Border Sydney.
Skincare – Shooting in 30+C heat is always tricky, the skin needs to be prepped really well, you need to choose the correct SPF that won’t effect the makeup or create a bounce off the skin with the fast from the camera. I always go back to my Trusty primer from Dermalogica – with SPF30 & a satin finish it’s perfect for summer makeup.
Tan – To give Ella’s skin a warm sun kissed glow I used Naked Tan Goddess Instant tan all over, leaving the skin bronzed with a hint of shimmer.
Makeup – Gold shimmery tones on the eyes are perfect for beach shoots, a slight sparkle is young and playful without being too made up. I used a ‘Luster Eye Colour’ by Laura Mercier in Bamboo, buffing all over the lid, with a heavier concentration at the root. I massaged Dior Nude Air foundation over the skin with my hands melting it in, and buffed over one of my fav cream blusher – Colour Convertible by Stilla in Camillia.
Hair – I applied Anti Gravity Spray by Kevin Murphy root to tip and roughly dried, lightly tonging with a 1inch barrel tong, then I applied ‘Body Builder’ also by KM from the mid section to the ends.