Friday, April 3, 2009

One Black Eye Pencil is All You Need

Stephane Marais is a genius in the art of make-up. His talent is unmatched and his understanding of light and depth and color unprecedented. I was fortunate enough to assist him on a shoot for W magazine. He arrived with four suitcases filled with product, ranging from lace to sequins to shimmers. In the end, all he really needed was one black pencil. With two strokes strategically placed on the eye, he blends and creates shadows I didn't think possible. When Stephane finds a product that works, he'll buy twenty of them. He likes Prescriptives Softlining Pencil. It's the perfect black, smooth creamy texture. E voila and merci Stephane, tres jolie.