Cosmetic Wunderkind Thomas de Kluyver Reworks Four Decades of Makeup with Chinese Model Li Wei
Dissecting each decade from the 1960s to the 1990s, London-based makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver and filmmaker George Harvey give an elegant take on the phenomenon of the makeup tutorial video. Starring Li Wei, winner of the NSR Model Look Competition in China, the short offers tips to mastering everything from a 1960s Jane Birkin-esque eyeliner flick to Jerry Hall-inspired brow-high eye shadow over a soundtrack from trippy London band Desert Mountain Tribe. Hailing from Perth, Australia, De Kluyver has so far assisted makeup artist Ayami Nishimura, worked on a career-making Dazed & Confused cover with Nicola Formichetti, and helped create Florence Welch’s ethereal beauty looks after a fortuitous Glastonbury meeting. “My favorite decade for makeup is the 90s,” he muses. “That’s when I was a kid and my older brother was into grunge music: Courtney Love, Shirley Manson, and Kim Gordon are my icons.”
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Look One: 1960s
Beauty: NARS Black Orchid eye pencil; Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner; Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate intensity 1; MAC eyebrows in Fling; Dior lipstick in Nude Grege.
Clothing: JW Anderson dress.
Look Two: 1970s
Beauty: Elizabeth Arden smoky eyes pencil in chocolate; NARS portobello eyeshadow duo; YSL pure chromatics quad eyeshadow no. 12; Lancôme Éclat Lumiere; Illamasqua pure pigment in beguile; Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder; Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Gabrielle; MAC Clear Lipglass.
Clothing: Carven polo neck.
Look Three: 1980s
MAC Feline eye pencil; Nars Lili Marlene creme eyeshadow; MAC SS14 trends eye palette; MAC eyebrow in Stud; NARS lipstick in Manhattan.
Clothing: Pleats Please by Issey Miyake.
Look Four: 1990s
Laura Mercier Secret brightening powder; MAC Nightmoth lip pencil; Tom Ford lipstick in black orchid; Shu Uemura colorless loose powder; MAC Blush in Strada.
Clothing: Lucas Nascimento dress.
Skin, all looks: Diorskin Nude foundation; BECCA compact concealer; Clinique airbrush concealer; Diorskin Loose powder.
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