I was so excited that Maia Shibutani stopped by the studio again and this time, she brought her ridiculously good-looking (forgive the Zoolander reference) brother Alex! You may remember Maia from our shoot back in January or more likely, you have seen her on the ice. Maia and Alex are Olympians, 2016 & 2017 US Champions and 2x World Medalist Figure Skaters. Aside from being incredibly talented athletes, the Shib Sibs (as their fans call them) are two of the nicest, funniest people to spend a studio day with.
One of the things that I love about collaborating with Maia is that she is always willing to experiment and try new looks. Our first shoot together was very dramatic and dark so this time, I wanted to do something completely different. I was inspired by all the blooming flowers in my neighborhood and the gorgeous spring makeup collections.
Note: The bottom lashes are from a Japanese company that I can’t find online. I source them at a local beauty shop in Little Tokyo.
Note: I actually used the Sisley Paris Photo-Blush Twist in Papaya on both the cheeks and eyelids. Although it applies as a cream, it dries into a powder and you can build up the color by using a translucent eyelid primer under it.