Coral is Dying

issue eight : animal instincts

A cautionary tale about life, our relationship with colour and our connectivity to the the planet.

Beauty is not eternal; we need to take care of it.

 
Meet me where the sky touches the sea. Wait for me where the world begins.
— Jeniffer Donnelly
 
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Her connection to the ocean was deep; As the coral died, so did she.

Coral; A colour filled with “life-Force” also, an animal that is dying.

 
 
 

There Has always been a warmth to Coral,

Foundation: Vapour Organic Beauty  Soft Focus Foundation in 100  | Eyes: Couleur Caramel Matte Pressed Eyeshadow in No.45 (discontinued)

Foundation: Vapour Organic Beauty Soft Focus Foundation in 100 | Eyes: Couleur Caramel Matte Pressed Eyeshadow in No.45 (discontinued)

 

Her energy wild and electric.

 
Coral is Dying_UNTAINTED
 
Coral is Dying_Untainted
 
 

I remember the day I saw the change in her.

Foundation: Vapour Organic Beauty  Soft Focus Foundation in 100  | Cheeks: Kjaer Weis  Cream Blush in Joyful

Foundation: Vapour Organic Beauty Soft Focus Foundation in 100 | Cheeks: Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Joyful

 

It was As if her light was was flickering, fighting to keep shining.

 

But with every word she speaks now,

 
Lips: AiNSEL Lipstick in  Slip Dress  | Highlight: Nui Cosmetics  Natural Illusion Cream in Hukarere

Lips: AiNSEL Lipstick in Slip Dress | Highlight: Nui Cosmetics Natural Illusion Cream in Hukarere

 

She is becoming a ghost of her former self.

 

She tries everything to hide it. Adding artificial colour where she can.

 
Coral is Dying_UNTAINTED
Coral is Dying_UNTAINTED
 
Artificial colour: AiNSEL Lipstick in  Camel Coat

Artificial colour: AiNSEL Lipstick in Camel Coat

 
 

But her tears tell the truth.

 
Blush: Hiro Cosmetics Mineral Blush in  A Clockwork Peach

Blush: Hiro Cosmetics Mineral Blush in A Clockwork Peach

 
Tears: Jane Iredale  D20™ Hydration Spray

Tears: Jane Iredale D20™ Hydration Spray

 
 
 
Coral is Dying_UNTAINTED

Don’t let this be her last breath.


Credits

Makeup and photography by Khandiz Joni using Twelve Beauty and Saint Iris Adriatica for skincare throughout.

Muse: Aks Huckleberry