My Boyfriend Forgot Dessert
issue five : a feast for gluttony
The seventh instalment in the UNTAINTED X MASTERED series
Makeup artist, Nikoletta Georgiou serves up sweets in this sugary feast. See what happens when you forget the dessert?
Photography: Edgar Easton
Makeup: Nikoletta Georgiou
Art Direction: Nikoletta Georgiou & Leroy Lorenzo
Styling: Leroy Lorenzo
Assistant: Stephanie Lemus
Hair: Helen Demos
Model: Jessica Ball @ Chadwick & GTR Global
Organic raw cold pressed coconut oil
The Ordinary Serum foundation in shade 1.2P
Roberts confectionary powdered food colour.
Wilton's Cake sparkles and hundreds & thousands
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 nikoletta AND HER TEAMS APPROACH TO THE BRIEF, AS WELL AS THE CHALLENGES SHE FACED.
Our motivation behind the concept came from researching more in-depth about gluttony. Orange is the colour representation of gluttony in 7 deadly sins. Based on this we used orange to create our concept. Orange is quite a sweet colour, which leads our creative vision towards the sweets. Gluttony means habitual greed or excess in eating. We used an excessive amount of sweets as the main concept for this shoot, even using edible sweets as makeup products.
The challenge for Leroy and I was not to go overboard. As creatives, our minds travel to many places and we can both be very eccentric. We needed to make sure that our model and image looked gluttonous but still have young, fresh and beautiful vibe. As a team, we bounced thoughts off one another and we refined it to what you see now.
Nikoletta Georgiou is a Melbourne-based makeup artist with 7 years experience in bridal and beauty. Over the past year she has been working on developing more fashion images for her portfolio and experimenting with unconventional forms of makeup to fuel her creative mind.
Leroy Lorenzo is a Melbourne-based fashion stylist and creative director. His services includes image consulting, personal styling, fashion editorials, commercials as well as shows and exhibitions. Having a dynamic creative flair, enthusiasm and an eye for intricate detail, Leroy has gained many years of experience in a multitude of areas of the fashion industry as well as a Bachelor Degree of Design (Styling & Creative Direction) from Whitehouse Institute of Design and Fashion Styling: Mastered.