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Image / Editorial

Behind The Scenes: Natural Beauty Shoot

by Ellie Balfe
04th Mar 2015

Go backstage at IMAGE Magazine’s stunning spring beauty shoot.

Fed up with winter and craving some spring inspiration, Team IMAGE looked to the work of noted botanical illustrator Wendy Walsh. Having visited her home in?Athy, Co Kildare a few years ago for a shoot of a very different kind (featuring?her grandson, James Fennell, a noted photographer in his own right?, we were beguiled with the artist and her incredible work.

Marrying Wendy’s exceptional talents with that of Yves Saint Laurent’s European’make-up artist Fred Letailleur made for an inspired match. The delicate detail in’the botanical illustrations gave Fred the ultimate starting point on which to build?our beautiful, yet bold looks using YSL’s spring palettes. The result is?breathtakingly beautiful, yet utterly wearable make-up that transcends the’seasons, making us feel like sunnier days are right around the corner. Best bit of?all? There’s no need to fear purple eyeshadow ever again!

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Look 1:?Rouge Wet
Complexion: Touche ?clat Foundation BD30, €40; Touche ?clat 1 and 2, €35.
Eyes: Eye Primer 2, €28; Full Metal Shadow 4-7, €29 (launching late May 2015);?Dessin du Regard 2, €27; Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils No 1, €32.50.
Lips: Volupt? Tint-in-Oil 4 I Rose You, €27; Vernis – L?vres Pop Water 206 in a’stain, €35 (launching April 2015).

Nails: La Laque Tint in Rouge Wet, €24.


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Look 2:?Beige Gallery
Complexion As before.
Eyes: Eye Primer 1, €28; Couture Palette 5, €55; Dessin du Regard No 9 turquoise,??27; Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils No 1, €32.50.
Lips: Volupt? Tint-in-Oil 3 Undress Me, €27.


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Look 3:?Nuit Blanche
Complexion As before.
Eyes: Eye Primer 1, €28; Couture Palette 10, €55; Full Metal Shadow 10 Wet Blue,??29 (launching late May 2015); Dessin du Regard No 3, €27; Mascara Volume Effet?Faux Cils No 1, €32.50.
Lips: Kiss and Blush 12 Mocha Garconne, €30.


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Look 4:?Eau de Rose
Complexion As before.
Eyes: Eye Primer 2, €28; Couture Palette 5, €55; Dessin du Regard WP No 10, €27;
Mascara: Volume Effet Faux Cils No 1, €32.50.
Lips: Vernis – L?vres No 27, €35.

Make-up by Fred Letailleur, Northern European make-up artist at Yves Saint Laurent?Beaut?, Photographed by Andrew Farrar, assisted by Effie Zachou?and Richard Kingston, Hair by Michael Leong, by Pamela Laird for Yves Saint Laurent Beaut?; Co-ordinated?by Jo Linehan. Special thanks to Jennifer Duggan at Beauty Bootcamp;

The March Issue of IMAGE is on shelves now. Get a sneak peek here.

IMAGE YSL from Steve Gallagher on Vimeo.

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