I was very excited when magazine editor-in-chief Francisco Parra contacted me to be in charge of a make-up trends spread for the Pre-Spring Issue of Ego Moda Magazine. I had been waiting a long time to show this since we shot this last November, and it's a project I feel very excited about!
|Dress by Ghabriello Fernando|
The basic concept that was handed to me was color blocking in make-up. While doing the investigation for this, I obviously thought of Pop Art, which is one of my favorite artistic movements from the post-avantgarde. Something that could only mean one thing, 60's revival!!!
|Behind-the-scens: Confesor working on Dorayma's look.|
However, I didn't want to take the concept too literal, since it's so easy to just do a Warhol rip-off (doesn't mean that this is not the time of appropriation in art and it would be, in a sense, appropriate). Instead, I wanted to play with the cartoon like aspect of one of my favorite Pop Art artist: Roy Lichtenstein. It was a very classical approach in the search of serenity in facial expression; using the body instead of the face to convey meaning. I worked the studio to exaggerate the feeling of fake-ness, and instead of drawing the silhouette of the figures with black, I did two backlights; drawing a faint white line separating subject from background.
|One of my inspirations, Roy Lichtenstein's M-Maybe|
I worked the concept with one of my favorite make-up artists outside the company, Confesor Bermúdez. I met him while working in another beauty editorial for the magazine, the past 'Maquíllate Latina'. I had obviously seen his work, but never had the opportunity to meet him. We clicked instantly.
|Clothing: Sofía Arana|
Models: Ariana D. @ Element & Dorayma @ Epic
Photography: Naomy Quiñones @ Nao Nao Group
Photography Assistant: Ken Chinea @ Nao Nao Group
Make-up & Hair: Confesor Bermúdez
Styling: Aisha Naomi @ Nao Nao Group
Styling Assistant: Adriana del Mar