Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Beauty Inspiration: Inge Grognard

Inge Grognard is one of the most incredible makeup artists working today, and I am dying to talk to her.

I recently stopped short after seeing an image of her work in the book "Belgian Fashion Design" (Ludion Ghent-Amsterdam, 1999), edited by Luc Derycke and Sandra van de Veire. Grognard had created a deconstructed eyelash look by...I believe...snipping off the model's natural lashes, and then arranging bits and pieces of fake eyelashes along her eyes. The lashes curved and arced in every direction, like a Kandinsky painting.

This is a simpler look she did for i-D magazine with Kate Moss. Although this issue is from 2001, there is nothing dated about it.

Try it out: Apply Shiseido The Makeup Accentuating Color Stick in Bronze Flush ($33, Sephora) along the cheekbones and blend. Wet an eyeshadow brush, dip it into a pot of Make Up For Ever Metal Powder in Honey Gold 3 ($22, Sephora), and carefully apply the gold color to each eyelid. Allow to dry. Leave the area above the eyelid and below the eyebrow bare.

Then, add liquid black eyeliner and black mascara. Keep lips toned down and subtle with a neutral shade, such as Tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in Donutella ($15, Sephora).

Beauty Inspiration is a new weekly feature on Eyeshadow Government.


Fashion Rewind

If you haven't seen Nick Knight's tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen, which was released a few weeks ago, here it is again. Grognard was the makeup artist for this project:

1 comment:

jill said...

That i-D Moss picture could be a living breathing image for EG! ;)