Usually when it comes to my makeup, I’m pretty simple. Covering up my dark circles, thickening my lashes, and adding a sun-kissed glow are the only steps in creating my everyday look. Don’t get me wrong—I love playing around and trying out new products. But let’s face it (literally): I’m not an expert when it comes to applying makeup lol! I’m WAS more of the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” kind of gal when it comes to make up.
Rewind to last month…., I decided to try something new and contacted Vanessa Cruz who is THE make-up expert. I wanted to break out of my usual make up routine :)
For my look, I pulled inspiration leaning more towards the vamp punk look I have been seeing lately... I love it, it’s romantic, dark and brooding and elicits intrigue.
I’m totally convinced that I was an early 80s punk head in my past life time! I love the IDGAF vibe that filled the air during that time: Grace Jones, The Clash, Joan Jett, Blondie, The Stooges. The OG’s, the original hustlers, they started the whole DIY mentally that still exist today! What a time to live amongst that creativity :)
Voila! This was a fun make up session, Vanessa and I were listening to the new album “Grateful” by DJ Khaled in the midst of it, with “Wild Thoughts” on repeat!
Vanessa used the following products, it was a mix of high and low end product!
Lips: Coloured Raine: Matte Lip Paint in "Kiss Me" (It’s Vegan too!)
I was happy to get out of my comfort zone and give a look I wanted to try a shot J. Vanessa thanks again for the encouragement.
If you guys are in NYC and would like to book Vanessa follow her on IG at @glammbyv