Fara Homidi, the makeup artist behind the beauty looks at our Spring Summer 2016 Lookbook shoot, tell us her top beauty picks for the season.
What was your inspiration behind the look for our Spring ’16 shoot?
Kate Sebbah and Rebecca Taylor were inspired by the makeup look I did on Sasha Pivovarova for the POP A/W 15 POP cover shoot. She especially loved the soft pinkish shading around the eye. We also discussed a beautiful healthy skin with a slight sheen, no contour and a watermelon lip tone that felt very real and that looks like it’s coming from within.
Top 5 beauty picks for fall?
Top 5 go-to beauty items?
On set my top 5 go to beauty items are:
1.) Maybelline Lash Discovery Waterproof Mascara (because it keeps the lash curl in tact!)
2.) Nars Multi-Action Hydrating Toner (amazing for exfoliating the lips)
3.) Cle De Peau Concealers (conceals like a dream, melts into skin like butter)
5.) RMS Un-Coverup (all shades)
What do you anticipate being the next new beauty trend for fall?
This Fall I’m feeling like it’s going to be all about the skin. Strobing is a trend right now that focuses on just the highlights of your face (NO CONTOURING).
At the moment I feel like beautiful skin and creamy beiges and browns are the ticket.
Best tips to keep skin healthy?
RMS Beauty has the best coconut oil on the market! Use this for makeup removal and moisturizing. Of course drinking water or cold pressed juices helps skin from the inside as well. Lastly, I’ve learned that washing your face in circular massage motions for at least 2 to 3 minutes really gets the dirt and oil out of your pores, especially focusing on any problem areas. This might be my number one tip for healthy skin!
What’s in your everyday bag?
In my bag I always carry my Chanel Inimitable Mascara, Illuminare Concealing Mineral Foundation, Chanel Pressed Powder Compact, Dior Waterproof eyeliner in Intense Brown, and a Nars Laguna bronzer (in tester size), and lastly my favorite Hourglass Lipstick in NUDE 06. This way, I can do a full makeup look on the go if needed and these take up minimal space in my bag!
The ONE beauty product everyone should invest in?
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream. It’s heaven in a jar!
If you could only use one makeup product it would be…
Illuminare Concealing Mineral Foundation
What is your 5-minute beauty routine?
I wash my face with Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser, for eyes I use Shiseido Benefiance Intensive Eye Cream, moisturize my face with La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream, throw on some Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir Black, and lastly Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Blam. Boom, I’m out the door.
Who is your beauty icon?
My beauty icon is Kate Moss in the 90’s. Cliché I know.
How do you keep up with all the latest trends?
Collaborating with amazing editors like Stevie Dance or photographers like Harley Weir and Zoe Ghertner, I get to be a part of creating trends! But I’m always researching past photographers, hair, makeup etc for inspiration. I also keep up with the current magazines I love, such as SELF SERVICE, to keep updated on the now.