With all the heavy makeup trending right now, it’s refreshing to skip foundation and focus on a singular pop of unexpected color. I chose an intense primary yellow, in part because yellow can be a challenging makeup shade to work with (did you know the human eye processes yellow first?) but mainly because it contrasts perfectly with Miriam’s bright blue eyes. Summer is a great time to break with traditional makeup styles and experiment with vivid color. Keeping your skin natural and your lips neutral provides an ideal canvas for more painterly color applications like this dash of yellow.
Note: I first shot Miriam when she was a new face (which is industry slang for a model who has just started her career) but these days she is busy doing major editorials, campaigns and even walking the runway for Louis Vuitton sporting amazing face paint by Pat McGrath.