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A Moment In Thyme

The fourth instalment of our UNTAINTED X MASTERED feature.

Photography
Oleg Borsiuk
Makeup
Barbara Keseru
Hair
Matyas Lukacs

issue five : a feast for gluttony

Makeup Artist, Barbara Keseru, chose to use no makeup, ONLY herbs, spices and cupboard staples to achieve this fresh, considered BEAUTY EDITORIAL.

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

Mother Teresa
 Cocoa Powder, Tumeric
Cocoa Powder, Tumeric
 Marjoram, thyme and corn oil
Marjoram, thyme and corn oil
 Pepper corns, Corn oil
Pepper corns, Corn oil
 Cellophane noodles colored with tumeric and beetroot
Cellophane noodles coloured with tumeric and beetroot
Corn oil, icing sugar-powder, beetroot, dragon fruit
Corn oil, icing sugar-powder, beetroot, dragon fruit

UNTAINTED X MASTERED BRIEF

The brief set for the Makeup:Mastered alumni was to create a beauty editorial of 4 – 6 images around the theme of: “A Feast for Gluttony” and create the looks using only edible ingredients/products.

They were asked to use what was already in their kits and kitchens in order to step outside of their comfort zone & experiment with makeup unconventionally. 

The objective was not to buy more stuff, but use up what we already have and begin to think differently about the ingredients in our beauty products.

READ ABOUT barbara’s APPROACH TO THE BRIEF, AS WELL AS THE CHALLENGES she FACED.

 Budapest-based makeup artist, Barbara Keseru studied art at school. She loves playing with textures, vibrant colours and simple skin.

Budapest-based makeup artist, Barbara Keseru studied art at school. She loves playing with textures, vibrant colours and simple skin.

“This was a challenging brief for me as I was not able to use makeup. Instead, I only primed the skin and used herbs, spices and corn oil to achieve an array of textures and embellishments.

I played with the concept of ‘gluttony’ by considering the colour intensity, material quantity and volume of the accompanying images.

Although I found the brief difficult, I really enjoyed the challenge as it encouraged me to think outside of the box. Thankfully my model had amazing skin so I was able to just add a whole bunch of mixed textures.”

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