The importance of a stylist and makeup artist

About hair and makeup


For this project, the idea was to create hair and makeup based on the flirtatious fashion of the Baroque and Rococo eras. It was necessary to complete the costume ensemble in such a way that these details harmonize with the chosen character of the garment.

The model's hairstyle is characterized by extraordinary opulence. Such emphasized decorativeness of hairstyles flourished in the XVII century, in the period of the new style - Baroque. France from this time becomes the trendsetter in Europe.

During the Baroque style era, hairstyles were very elaborate. Luxurious, expensive accessories combined with the color of the hair created the effect of melting. Flour powder was used to give the hair a blond hue. The final stage of the Baroque style in the XVIII century was the Rococo style, characterized by elegance, sophistication, romanticism. Women's hairstyles became unusually high, voluminous, they were supplemented with all kinds of jewelry.

In my project, I favored an expressively lush but simple hairstyle. It is important to think about this detail, because it "holds" the image itself and must match the silhouette I want to get and, most importantly, the character of the portrait. 

The model possessed hair of an exceptionally luxurious color. Like her eyebrows, it has a golden red shade, deep and rich, which perfectly matched the black color of her clothes, gold jewelry, pale face makeup and bright red accents on her lips and cheeks.

The pallor of the face has been played up by cosmetics to give the model a resemblance to the fashionistas of 17th century France, who whitened the face, neck and chest by covering them with layers of whitewash. Here, a densely textured foundation and matte loose white powder were used.

In eye makeup in the rococo era, preference was given to the coloring of light tones: gray, pink, blue, pale yellow. In our version I chose warm colors: peach, soft pink and rich red-brown for accent. But the thought was allowed that in the portrait itself, in the end, something will be rethought and even selectively fall off.

At that time, to emphasize the beauty of the eyes, women emphasized lush black eyebrows. The eyebrows were false and made of natural wool of small fur-bearing animals such as mice and sables. Nowadays there is a whole abundance of cosmetics that allows you to create the desired effects. With the help of a strong fixation gel I created eyebrows "fluffy" which are a fashion trend of our days. Visually, they blend well with the voluminous high hairstyle.

In the past, there was another detail of the image used by noble ladies - a fly. They used to hide their skin imperfections with the likeness of a black mole. The fly was cut out of velvet or taffeta and glued over the upper lip, under the eye or in other parts of the face. This detail could have a different shape: from the standard round to a crescent moon, heart or star. In our case, the fly did not have to be cut out, as the model has its natural one on the cheek. We only lightly underlined it with a pencil in a suitable color so that it would not be lost from afar during the photo shoot.

In the rococo era, it was believed that the brighter the cheeks, the more attention a lady could attract. Expressive details of makeup are red and scarlet accents. To add a touch of aristocracy, the white skin was complemented by crimson bow lips and bright blush on the cheeks. And the finishing touch to the image were coal-black eyelashes, painted with an unusually thick layer of mascara.

After completion of this stage comes the turn of the next - dressing the model in costume and photo shoot for the future painting


Photography: Andy Grey @a.greyphoto

Model: Elena Vinogradova @wtmh_

Hair: Natalie Vejleva @natalie_atmosphere_work

Idea, make-up: Daria Dolgareva @_martdaria_


Editor: Anna Korshunova

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