This year, our A/W photo shoot epitomised Dean Martins Christmas hit, Walking In A Winter Wonderland. Minus the snow.
Shooting in Exhibition Park, just a short walk from Newcastle's city centre, allowed our winter wonderland theme to flourish in full force. The location also complemented the gorgeous dresses hirestreetuk.com kindly lent us for the shoot. The website launched in May 2018, with the 'goal of changing how we shop for part and occasion wear in the UK.' The website does what the URL suggests, lets you hire fantastic outfits for prices much lower than retail price. A big thank you goes out to the website for letting us showcase their dresses. The boys wore head to toe Burton, with the exception of All Saints shoes. Grab this weeks Courier from all the hot spots around campus to get the outfit details in full, plus the backstage insight from the shoot.
Another big thank you goes out to our lovely models. From left to right (in the first image), Joe Hood, Alice Coulman, Elysia Mathias, Alicia Brittle, and Sam Prentice. And of course the very talented photographer Poppy Allingan. The shoot couldn't have been done without you all, you truly out did yourselves, especially in the low temperatures. Always trying to keep with the winter theme.
Also shout out to all the Editors for the Fashion and Beauty sections of The Courier, the organisation, patience and planning paid off, and the shoot was clearly, a major success. What a fabulous way to end the year.
Model, Alicia Brittle goes for a classic makeup look as she opts for bronzy eyeshadow, along with a flawless base. Matching the photoshoot’s set of the great outdoors, Alicia’s natural makeup compliments both the theme of the shoot and her outfit. On the skin she wears the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, using Chanel Sheer Powder for the perfect contour to give her face some dimension and a healthy glow. To add a pop of colour to the skin, MAC’s Fever blush is dusted onto the cheeks, to give a beautiful, youthful radiance. Now to get that extra dewiness, an Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter is used, and really pulls the whole skin makeup together. Charlotte Tilbury’s Shadow Stick in Amber Haze is placed on the lid, the metallic-like finish gives the look a bit of edge and finesse with minimal effort. It is a quick and easy product to use, as the creamy consistency allows it to blend seamlessly. With a bit of Benefit They’re Real Mascara the eye look is complete. MAC’s Taupe lipstick is applied to the lips to finish this easy, sultry natural look, perfect for any occasions and anyone.
The most perfect NYE rosy glam look. For base, model Elysia wears an iconic Rimmel classic; Rimmel Wake me Up Foundation in Soft Beige. To add extra coverage, Rimmel’s Match Perfection Concealer in shade 010 was used to tackle any discolouration and imperfections and Dior’s DiorSkin Forever concealer in 010 was used to highlight the under-eyes. To mattify the face, Laura Mercier’s much-loved translucent powder was applied followed by Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in the shade light. For brows, NARS’ Brow Perfector in the shade ‘Caucase’ was applied to add both colour and definition before Benefit’s infamous Gimme Brow in shade 3 was used to comb through the brows. For eyes, shades Libra and Leo from BH’s Zodiac palette were applied to the lids; focusing mattes in the centre of the lid and shimmers up toward the brow bone and inner corner. Kiko’s Volume Attraction Mascara was then used to define and extend the lashes. With the boldness of the eye, a more neutral, glossy lip was preferred so the “Plump It!” volumizing lip gloss was chosen; to keep the lips looking plump and hydrated in the winter air.
Alice showed up to hair and makeup with a bare face. We purposely wanted to begin with a blank canvas. Alice has porcelain skin, so she brought her own foundation to colour match perfectly. Her foundation of choice in NYX’s ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ in shade porcelain. This matches her skin perfectly and the formula is light yet full coverage and blends to perfection. To complete her base, we used Makeup Geek’s ‘Love Triangle Contour’ and Milani’s ‘Powder Blush’ in shade romantic rose to compliment Alice’s paler skin. To finish it off, MUA’s ‘Undress your Skin’ highlighter was brushed along her cheeks.
Alice prefers a more natural look when it comes to her brows. Her go-to look is a fluffy, ‘boy brow’. To create a look fit for the shoot and also to keep her edgier look, we simply used brow mascara to create her brows. NYX helped us out again, we used their brow mascara in shade dark brown to create a controlled yet messy brow. Her eyes were created with ColourPop’s ‘Yes Please’ palette and a single ‘Super Shock Shadow’ in shade blaze. ColourPop formulas blend beautifully to create bold yet flawless looks.
This look was finished with one of Lime Crime’s ‘Plushies’ in shade melon smoothie to create a slightly pink, nude lip. To set the makeup, Makeup Revolution’s ‘Hyaluronic Fixing Spray’ was used.