Allure magazine used to have a feature I loved called "Swat Makeovers," where they picked women off the street and gave them a makeover. Sometimes the changes were subtle, sometimes dramatic. There is one image from years ago that I still look at for inspiration: They took a naturally beautiful woman and transformed her look into something much more seductive.
This concept gave me inspiration for some upcoming makeup work. I'm working on a few of these towards the end of the month with some unlucky friends and acquaintances (unlucky in the sense that I'm working on them). I appreciate their willingness to depart from their everyday look into something more dramatic or very different from what they've known. That flexibility about our looks is what keeps us growing and inspired. Images will be up late July and early August.