issue five : a feast for gluttony
The eighth instalment of UNTAINTED X MASTERED COLLABORATION
Makeup Mastered alumni, Andra Petrea tried her hand at playing with edible pigments creating two fun looks
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.
The team only produced two looks.
READ ABOUT andra's APPROACH TO THE BRIEF, AS WELL AS THE CHALLENGES SHE FACED.
For this brief I tried to think outside the box while also using organic, natural and ethical products that already had in my kit. I think the most important element in makeup is the skin because you can’t create a masterpieces without a good canvas.
It was challenging using food as makeup,some textures didn’t really work out but I was persistent and made the best out of it. Another challenge was using only vegan/organic/cruelty free products. While my skincare is always been vegan/organic, I wasn’t always aware how the majority of high end “instagramable” makeup products are not vegan, or even worse, still test on animals.
This project was fun, challenging and truly eye opening and I’m looking forward for the next challenge
The shoot ended up being more of a cooking class but we truly enjoyed it. It was nice to experiment. It was a bit of a hit and miss situation, some textures didn’t really work out but I have to say I like the result more than I thought I will.
I played with wet versus dry so I used a lot of oils for gloss and powdered veggies/fruits for that touch of colour.
Photographer, Christine Mitrea, a self-confessed image junkie, adds "For this particular brief, one of the main inspirations was the use of colour, and we tried to centre the whole concept around enhancing the natural and fresh looking makeup with all the other elements involved. Instead of using contrast, we decided that for colours a tone-on-tone approach would suit the looks better, bringing the attention to the delicate texture of skin and make-up. As I like a certain contrast in my images, the lighting and posing used were meant to create shadows that will make the dewy skin pop up even more.
Because the concept was so playful, a lot of elements were decided ‘on the spot’ and we allowed ourselves to have an approach that made the project grow organically from the initial ideas, to the final result."