Make-up artist Bea Sweet creates sparkle-motion KISS-inspired beauty looks, loosely basing each girl’s look on a member of the band. Welcome to stage: Starchild, The Demon, The Catman and The Spaceman!
Here, Bea tells i-D online how to get the look, just in time for the weekend we’re all pretending it’s Halloween on…
For creating a glittery KISS look, my favourite glitters are all from MAC Pro, including 3D Gold and 3D Silver. The easiest way to apply glitter is using Vaseline (the Coco Butter version is my favourite) very sparingly, and cleaning up using Muji’s Fine Stem Cottonbuds; their slim tips allow for precise glitter removal and neat edge. You can also try scotch tape or masking tape with a low stick (you don’t want to be pulling your skin) to create those fine edges, or just use your fingers, but it will be messier! Apply the glitter first and then clean up afterwards, but always prep skin beforehand. I like to use M.A.C Prep and Prime Skin Brightening Serum, with a little M.A.C Fast Response Eye Cream dabbed around the eyes. Remember: Glam Rock doesn’t have to be scary!
Text: Bea Sweet
Photography: Daniel Thomas Smith
Styling: Jeanie Annan-Lewin
Hair: David Wadlow
Makeup: Bea Sweet using M.A.C, Dermalogica Skincare and OPI Nails
Photography assistance: Louise Oates
Styling assistance: Otter Jezmin Hatchett
Hair assistance: Francesca Morris
Make-up assistance: Yasmin Francis
Retouching: Adam Howes at Tapestry
Models: Renee at Union. Chelsea at M + P Models. Ali and Leila at Select.
Renee (top left) wears body Kim West. Jeans Paige Denim. Chelsea wears body and skirt McQ. Ali wears jumper Dsquared2. Skirt Alice + Olivia. Leila wears jumper Markus Lupfer.