Realized together with Catherine Baudet, BIBA’s Beauty Editor in Chief, this collab’ gave carte blanche to four talents from the Calliste agency: Marie Duhart, Fred Farrugia, Lili Choi and Gregoris. Over a one month period, these high flying artists are going to show you how to appropriate the season’s strongest trends.
This week, make up artist and tattoo artist Lili Choi who has a strong, unique artistic identity talks to us about her creation inspired by metallic rose and black. An association of colors and textures that she uses in a total look that’s completely wearable.
A huge thank you to Catherine Baudet for her write up in BIBA…
Metallic pink by Lili Choi
An unusual make up artist, who draws and tattoos, taking inspiration from nature and painting, Korean artist Lili Choi is an absolute genius with line, combining precision with lightness. Her canvas is the beautiful black skin of Aliane (Mademoiselle Agency), and she makes the metallic powder speak volumes. We love this return to metallic eyeshadow, which allows for an intense eye make up without much effort for a maximum effect.
Metallic pink and black, this is the color duo that Lili has chosen to highlight Aliane’s feline eyes. Why combine these two colors using different textures? Because one gives structure to the other. And because they work on all skin colors and complexions: “I apply the metallic pink first of all on the upper eyelids and into the eye socket. You can work with a brush or with a crème liner pencil. If you want to accentuate the shine, choose a powder eyeshadow color and wet it for more intensity. Next I edge the contours of the flat pink color by blending a matte black eyeshadow at the outer corner of the eye and at the level of the lower lashes and at the inner corner of the eye, to the tip of the eyebrows.” This almost architectural construction gives an astonishing effect: both relaxed and sophisticated, sober and ostentatious, matte and shimmering, romantic and intense… If you want a more discreet result, you can just use pink on the upper eyelid. As it’s a very flattering color, it has an effect when used even all by itself. (You can find the tutorial for this look on bycalliste.com)”