Here I share with you the faces that to me are the Epitomy of what beauty is, the faces I have been fascinated with as an Artist.
Audrey Hepburn – That breakfast with Tiffany shot has been etched into movie and art lovers minds forever and I must confess it is that shot which was the inspiration behind naming Provoke Cosmetics Cake Eyeliner in Black- Audrey. However here i share with you another favourite shot of mine of the woman that has been an icon for me from as far back as i can remember.
Sophia Loren – I first remember seeing her in Arabesque with Gregory Peck when i was about 10 and thinking wow i wish i grow up to be that beautiful. Those eyes were so captivating and for me at 76 she is still as enchanting as ever. Hence the reason I named my brown Cake Eyeliner – Sophia
Waheeda Rehman – who can forget her in Chaudvin ka Chand? and then that iconic performance in Guide, which is where i probably fell in love with her. She is one of the few Indian Actresses that have aged so gracefully and beautifully. Still rocking the screen at 75!
Elizabeth Taylor – Born in Hampstead, and was one of the most photographed women in history. I first saw her in National Velvet again when i was quite young and at that time my mum was a huge fan and introduced me to this iconic beauty. I absoulutely love this Richard Avedon shot of her in 1964.
Iman – Exquisite, if you had to describe her in one word! she is one of the most photographed and widely loved supermodels of our time. With a career that spans three decades. Iman who was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. Became one of the most sought-after fashion models of the 1970s and 1980s. I’ve been a huge fan forever… and have great admiration for Iman the model and now moreso Iman the Business Woman.
Helena Christensen – I’ve been a huge admirer of hers since I saw her in the Miss World contest many many moons ago. A gorgeous model to say the least. She has been a part of some fantastic campaigns during her years as a model.
Christy Turlington – Known as one of the friendliest and most professional ‘supermodels’. Christy has been the face of some of the biggest names in the business and as a face it doesnt get much better than Christy. Hers was one of the first faces I analysed whilst studying bone structure during my Make-Up foundation course as a teenager.
Malaika Arora Khan- Undoubtedly my favourite Bollywood face. Malaika is truly a no holds barred kind of model and I have adored her face from her early Benzer days. Her bone structure is too die for and she has beautiful caramel latte colouring. Having had the privilege to make her up I can also say she is incredibly down to earth.
Yasmin Le Bon- I think i’m somewhat fascinated by mixed race models and top of that list is the gorgeous Yasmin. Who I discovered when she married Mr Le Bon.. Half Iranian Yasmin started modelling at 18 and was a hand model with her 1st agency and you can see why from the shot below. She has gorgeous colouring and I love her bone structure and features!
Kate Moss – I have to admit I have been a late fan of Kate’s. I have become more drawn to her the older she got. I wasn’t really that into her during her ‘waif’ days. Maybe because I’ve always preferred the slightly more curvaceous models. However as far as campaigns and looks go Kate has been featured in some of the best and she is a perfect chameleon, forever changing.
Amber Valetta – is maybe now better known for her roles in popular hollywood movies. However my interest in Amber has been purely as a Model. She has graced many a magazine cover as well as been spokesperson for high profile Campaigns. Piercing eyes and amazing features have kept me drawn towards her all American Beauty.
Jennifer Lopez – Has been a favourite since I first saw her back in the 90’s. She has what is known in the Asian MakeUp World perfect almond eyes. So no matter what kind of eye makeup she goes for she seldom gets it wrong. She can and does constantly re-invent her professional looks. However I really like this pic of her, totally lovimg the ethnic vibe.
Mehr Jessia Rampal – was a fantastic model and despite the fact she resigned over a decade ago she has continued to occasionaly grace the catwalk. I love this image of her taken from the 2009 Bazaar Cover Story she did and feel she has grown more and more beautiful the older she gets.
Adriana Lima– Infamous for her role as a Victoria Secrets Model. Adriana is truly exotic. I love this particular campaign she shot with Vincent Peters.
Salma Hayek – Probably Mexico’s finest export to the world! Gorgeous face, voluptuous figure, a to die for accent need I could go on? Salma has been the spokesperson for Cosmetic Giants Revlon & Avon.
Nadja Auermann – German Model/Actress Nadja has shot for Versace appeared in Vogue, Bazaar as well as host of other fashion bibles. I think most people will remember her as the Wonderbra Model. Her popularity rose immensely after she dyed her hair platinum blonde. I loved her look and especially this image below.