If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek from the Lucky Magazine + Almay shoot I was blessed to be a part of two months ago in NYC. I've been dying to share the rest with you and now I finally can - the issue hit newsstands on August 6th so, if you haven't yet, be sure to go pick it up & look for the full-page feature! For the first part of this 2-month Fall Campaign with Almay, we focused on a "Simple Sunday" look. I got to work with the Lucky stylists & editors to choose the clothes & accessories that best reflected my own personal style. Then hair & makeup was done to create a natural but polished feel for daytime. Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at my day on set:
Where all the magic happened - we took the photos for our brunch setting at a nearby cafe, but filmed the makeup tutorial segments inside the studio. It was my first time doing video (a little scary!), but everyone was so encouraging and supportive, which definitely made it easier to relax & be myself on camera. You can view the finished product here!
The best part was getting to play with all the new Almay products - I completely fell in love with their CC Cream and it's all I use now on my face. It has such a luminous finish that I don't even need to use my usual highlighter for day. I've also become a fan of their Liquid Lip Balm for a sheer wash of color (Just Plum Good is my pick for fall) and the Smart Shade Blush, which gives you a realistic-looking flush (I like it in Pink). A huge thank you to Stephanie Syat for doing an incredible job with my makeup & keeping me entertained while in her chair!
Just one of the many amazing racks of clothes brought in for the shoot - even though it was a hot & humid day, I couldn't wait to play dress up in these rich textures & prints for fall. For those who are wondering, I'm wearing an Orla Kiely dress, Madewell Chambray Blazer, Orla Kiely Mabel Bag (all from the Lucky closet) and Charles Jourdan Clare Pumps (my own).
Photography by Chloe Crespi
In addition to this surreal day I spent with the Lucky & Almay teams, I am honored to be hosting a Facebook chat next Tuesday, August 13th at 2pm EST on Lucky Magazine's Facebook page to talk more about how we created this easy breezy makeup look. We'll be providing Almay Simple Sunday product bundle giveaways so you can try it out for yourself & I'll be dishing on the best techniques for achieving a pretty daytime face while enhancing your own natural beauty. Mark your calendars & come join us - you won't want to miss it!