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Backstage at Pixi’s Spring 2015 Photo Shoot!

 

 

One of the best ways to show off our new collection? A photoshoot! Read on to get a backstage glimpse into creating this look – you can see it at the Pixi display in your local Target store!

 

 

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See more seasonal trends at Target’s style blog, A Bullseye View: http://bit.ly/1H5bp5p

 

 

This season features the charming & beautiful (inside AND out) Veronica Hugo.

 

I wanted to go for something subtly smoky on the eyes, with satin-matte but hydrated skin, and softly enhanced lips.

 

Find out how how I created this look with the Pixi products below :)

 

 

 SS15 Header Shoot-Blog-02-21MAR15Click on the product names in the how-to below for more information!

 

 

SKIN

Prime with Flawless & Poreless to create a matte stay-put base for makeup (I always use this on shoots because it cuts down any touching up that I have to do DRASTICALLY!).

Buff on H2O Skintint with a dense brush (I used Full Cover Foundation Brush for this), building until you have the desired coverage.

Use fingers to tap Correction Concentrate onto any areas of darkness or discolouration, like around the eyes and the sides of the mouth & nose.

Buff the bronzer from Palette Bronzette onto cheekbones and around edges of the face – use a large, fluffy brush for best effect.

 

EYES

Line eyes (both top & bottom lash lines) with the deep end of Endless Silky Eye Intensify Duo in Brown Eye Intensify and smudge with a small brush to blend (I used the Precision Brush – so perfect for smoky eyes).

Then layer some of the deeper shades from Palette Bronzette on top of the liner, creating a multidimensional effect – try dampening brush with Makeup Fixing Mist before applying eyeshadow for an even more intense, longwear look!

Top with a few layers of Large Lash Mascara in Bold Black on lashes.

Fill in brows with the powders from Brow Powder Palette, and highlight softly under the brow using the lightest shade in the palette.

 

LIPS

Exfoliate lips (this is something I do on every model, every shoot), wipe clean, and apply Lip Blush in Purity for the most natural yet defined lip look. Use this to both line and fill in for the most pretty tint.

 

NAILS

Pop on 2 coats of a fresh hue with Nail Colour in Soft Seafoam – so lovely!

 

 

SS15 Header Shoot-Blog-03-19MAR15Find Shea Butter Lip Balm in Comfort Clear at: http://bit.ly/VIjlZ8

Find Makeup Fixing Mist at: http://bit.ly/16Hn5Pd

Find Full Cover Foundation Brush at: http://bit.ly/1H5f2YT

Find Quick Fix Powder at: http://bit.ly/1t39z2Y

 

 

Every makeup artist has their full kit (consisting of everything you could possibly need on a shoot – false lashes, asprin, glimmer pigments, any shade of lipstick you could think of, etc), and then they’ve got their go-to selection of must-haves that they use continuously all day, no matter the look.

 

The above was my fix-it kit that was with me all day long on this shoot – a clear lip balm, a hydrating & makeup extending mist, a face brush, and a translucent setting powder.

 

 

Another great multitasking must-have? Crayon Combo in Wide Awake!

 

 

SS15 Header Shoot-Blog-05-19MAR15Find Crayon Combo in Wide Awake at: http://bit.ly/1C21eLr

 

 

This dual-ended chubby highlighting tool is amazing for both photo shoots AND real life. The pairing of both matte and shimmer shades, plus the skin-like texture makes it perfect for any light!

 

Whether its on myself or on a model, I love to use Wide Awake on the waterline for larger-looking eyes, on the browbone to clean up & enhance brows, on the cheekbone for a hint of highlight, and on the bow of the lip for a more volumized look. It’s one of my best multi-use makeup secrets!

 

 

SS15 Header Shoot-Blog-04-19MAR15Find Nail Colour in Coral Cantaloupe at: http://bit.ly/1B7xBac

 

 

I had so much fun on this shoot and LOVED how the final look turned out! A big thank you to the Target team and everyone who helped – I can’t wait for the next one :)

 

 

SS15 Header Shoot-Blog-06-19MAR15Photography by Joshua Pestka http://www.joshuapestka.com/