After these few months I definitely think I’m starting to get into the swing of this virtual work life we now all know, so I wanted to share with you my latest creative work. Thanks to another online shoot via video call with the brilliant Malorie Shmyr this time we worked on expressing these virtual connections. The final piece, a moving image Malorie filmed and collated beautifully, is our artistic representation of both the beauty and the struggles of trying to connect through a screen.
Both Malorie and I love the use of bold colour, especially gold, so with this in mind we opted for a moving image for the piece to truly be expressive and full of colour. The concept I wanted to create for the look all started when I saw a piece of Perspex glass I just had sitting around in my home which I decided to put to good use. Since we are all experiencing lives in lockdown I wanted it to use the glass to represent me being behind a closed window or a screen, like many of us have been seeing each other these days. Feeling inspired by abstract art and feeling the moment to moving with freedom, I felt the use of L’oreal Lipsticks and golden Kryolan paint was perfect to convey this.
Behind the scenes you can see the stages of the looks which were very raw, starting with the perfect canvas using Shiseido Synchro Skin collection. I then began building on this base with my L’oreal lipsticks to create a lipstick art piece with a queen of hearts twist, before getting into a beautiful mess using the perspex.
It was a wonderful and exciting day, which is what we all need whilst still staying safe at home to keep us feeling alive and connected. I hope you all are finding a way to find your creative freedoms in our modern virtual home lives and I hope this project inspires you to get creating! Or if you just fancy a giggle you should watch me below realising just how exceptionally long lasting L’oreal Paris lipsticks truly are with my very rosy cheeks.