“Creativity is your best makeup skill, don’t be afraid to experiment”, words of the most influential makeup artist Pat McGrath are words every makeup artist must live by.
Known for her creativity, army of assistants and experimental bold looks, she is someone who has been creating the most iconic over the past decades. She is someone who has given the makeup world most ingenious makeup tricks like adding a white curve to the cupid’s bow to make your lips look fuller, applying lip liner before a lipstick and blotting lips with a tissue and dusting translucent powder for long lasting wear and more.
Inspired by the looks she has created over the years I collaborated with some experienced talents in London like Aarti Kumar, Arthy Really, Desiree By Natasha, Sejal Anujah Shah and Aarsim Official to create some experimental looks that are going to be trending this season.
I wanted to get bold this New Year with my look and get out of my comfort zone. You know the whole New Year New Me kind of a feeling. So I decided so get bold with my makeup with some products from Pat Mcgrath Labs. I was really happy with the bold and beautiful look created by Aarti Kumar. Aarti is a vibrant and talented makeup artist based in London who loves to play around and create unique looks for her clients. She specialises in Bridal makeup and enjoys experimenting with new products and techniques. The first look she created focused on the glitter red lips. I was looking for a playful red tint to match my embellished skirt and crop top. For the second outfit, I wanted a fierce and feisty look, hence, the golden eye shadow and the funky lines on the eyes. The makeup made me look like a lioness and the sleek high ponytail made the whole look more intense.
The makeup did justice to the elegant handcrafted outfits by Sejal Anujah Shah. This clothing brand brings the best of both the worlds with its contemporary designs. The sleeveless white crop top adds structure to the high waisted skirt with intricate zardozi work. It is an outfit which can be worn for a sangeet or a fancy work event, party, or any other celebration. The skirt and the top can easily be matched with other outfits in your closet to create everyday styles.
Cold shoulders are really in this season. The second outfit is a twist from the regular off-shoulder or cold shoulder trend. The asymmetrical one-shoulder top is a great addition to the party wardrobe. I paired the top with skinny black pants and black shoes. I let my top and the makeup be the hero of the entire look. You can even layer up the top with a funky jacket for evenings.
No outfit is complete without the right kind of accessories. My accessories were styled by DesireebyNatasha. The brand is known for its exquisite collection of jewellery and watches made from semi-precious stones and pearls. They are elegant, modern and make any outfit pop instantly. They are also a great gifting option for someone who loves to accessorise.
I love statement bags which are fun, like the one I have incorporated in my look. The bags by Aarsim is just perfect for me since I have decided that this year I am going to focus on being happy and content with my life.
But a picture is only as good as its model….Hahaha, just kidding.. a picture is only as good as the photographer, and I love the picture play that’s been created with my look.
Thanks to my lovely photographer Arthy Really. From travel to editorial photo shoots, Arthy has the talent to capture the essence of the subject strikingly in her images.
I had a great time collaborating with some young and vibrant talent in the city to create my experimental bold looks. Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this fun outfit and challenge yourself to go bold and beautiful this year!