Craft of Beauty

Thinking Out Loud

BA Contributor
Marco Huelsebus
October Issue
Marco Huelsebus
Marco Huelsebus
Ammaru Akacha
Other Credits
Model: Hilal Ata. Production: Marco Huelsebus
Reviewed By
Marco Huelsebus

'How To' by Marco Huelsebus

Look 1 : Doll on Head:

All the props are handmade by myself

I applied the Diorskin Nude Air foundation all over her face. Then using a Bobbi Brown gel liner, I created straight lines around the eyes with a thread. For the lips, I used Bobbi Brown lipstick in Pale Mauve. For the nails, I first applied a coat of Dior Vernis in Muguet. I then applied sparkling pearls on the nails for a 3D look.


Look 2: White fray on head and collagen mask:

For the base, I used a tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier in the shade Porcelain

I then put the white fray on her head and applied MAC Blacktrack under her eye using a brush. To finish off, I placed a collagen mask on her lips.

Look 3: Crystal eyes with big lips:

First, I made her wear a handmade hat, specially crafted by a milliner. On the skin, I started with Tom Ford's Shade and Illuminate in 01. I then applied a silicon based cream on her eyelids to even out the skin. To finish off the eyes, I mixed various shades of glitter by MAC. The giant lips are my own prop.

Look 4: Coloured tape and hairnet with stockings around her neck:

To slick her hair, I used the SuperGoo by Kevin Murphy for a sleek look. For the base, I used Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Velvet and then applied Tom Ford's Cream Colour in the shade Opale on the eyes. I then coated her lashes using Tom Ford's Extreme Mascara,

Then I applied different colours of tapes on her eyes and mouth, step by step. To finish off, I put a hairnet around her face, wrapped the stockings around her neck and pulled it up to her chin.

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