With Instagram beauty being an obvious inspiration source for makeup lovers today, it is important to remember that makeup doesn’t have to plaster every morsel of the face. All too often we use makeup to hide what we look like, to the point where we forget what’s underneath. We were all born with skin, eyebrows, eyes, a nose and lips, and when it’s stripped down to the basics, we are left with a pure silhouette. String theory is an ode to the naked face and its contours and shapes, which transcends into an angry juxtaposition and mimic of the exaggerated beauty we are exposed to in the current climate.
I don’t want to succumb to the trend of using dark orange foundation in the hollows of the face and thick pale foundation on the t-zone, I want makeup to compliment those with freckles, moles, birth marks etc. Why should we care what people on the internet think of your everyday selfies? In the end, none of it matters. If you want to smother pink lipstick over your eyes and stick thread on your face in wavy lines, then do it. Express yourself.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, MAKEUP AND HAIR ARTIST & WORDS : GEORGINA SREEVES
PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSIE PHILLIPS
MODEL: KATHERINE EVANS