Anna + Ashtin

Gloooooooossy skin? yes please! if you know me at all, especially professionally, I love skin. I like it to look like skin... because, surprise, it IS skin! I have taken it as my personal mission to bring this vision into the film and commercial industries. Editorial is embracing it, PRAISE. In my opinion, with the way cameras are going, things have to progress and change. Filming something in 8k is going to pick up every detail, its incredible. Whats not incredible is being able to SEE makeup on the skin. I can’t even tell you how many times i’ve been watching TV and i can see someones foundation texture like a thin little mask. Its time to change people. Lets not bake cakes on our faces! Lets celebrate being human and having this organ protecting us and holding us together. Lets learn how to even out skin tone with intentionally placed coverage and also drink lots of water.

Doing this makeup on Anna was like therapy to my epidermis loving soul. Not to mention she her company My White Flag are wonderful. I always leave her struck by her inner light and glow, so why not just bring that to the outside?

We cannot forget the insane talents of Ashtin Paige… Her photography skills are unmatched in so many ways. Not only is she a gift to the profession but she’s also a gift to women. She is a champion for empowerment and is the poster child for owning your own business and studio (Nous Art House) and celebrating women.

//We started with C.E.O Glow by Sunday Riley (let it sink it before you start)
//Complexion by RCMA
//Sculpting by Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
//Blush Orgasm by NARS
//Eyes Loreal Infallible in Amber Rush and Stila Stay All Day Liner
//Brows Ardell Stroke a Brow and Bed Head Spiking Gel
//Hair 3/4in iron with Kevin Murphy Bedroom Spray

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Stacy.

Stacy King is no stranger to the camera, the spotlight or the creative flow.  I have personally been inspired by her musical talents for what feels like forever, she's crazy talented.  Her project is called Sucre and you have to take a listen.  You're welcome. 

 So needless to say when my gal pal, Emily,  over at Sisters of Nature here in Nashville asked me to collab on this shoot I didn't hesitate... Here is our shoot, which was shot by the lovely Aliana Mullin on a frigid day in january.

I kept her hair textured and free, we had a magical moment with this bun... 

Her makeup was fresh faced and glowy skin, my personal favorite look, with a touch of slate on her eyes. 

then we upped the flush game.  I am a huge fan of blusher!  Every woman looks like magic with blush.  

 

More soon.  

-NML

 

Sarah.

There are some people who's life and light translate straight to us through the lens.  Sarah Owen is one of those people.   We did the shoot with Seth Farmer at his new studio space where the natural lighting just poured through the windows... it was just one of the magical moments we had.

Here is a balance of light.  Light from within.   The first series is full of life and color and the second is darker but filled strength and confidence.  There can be light in both.  Sarah is proof of that. 


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Christyn.

Christyn's hair color is like a mermaid, that perfect color of phosphorecent algea that you envy.  She's actually quite mermaid like herself... Bright blue ocean colored eyes, a wonderful spirit full of equal parts love and sass and conviction as deep as the sea.   Working again with the wonderful Seth Farmer behind the lens we went for something avant garde, earthy and so magical... 

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