Boudoir shoot: hypnotizing beauty

Katya has the one of the most perfect pouty lips, amazing blue eyes and a great body … But truly I don’t think it’s just those physical qualities that would make a woman sexy and alluring. There’s more to it than that. It’s about how in touch you are with your own body, how you feel about yourself, and your willingness to communicate those feelings with the camera for a shoot like this… the ability to let go and just be …

Katya came with black mascara on but otherwise no makeup on her face. She told me she often wore a little bit of makeup when she goes out, only because without makeup, people would say she looked like a kid.  So, I knew that I wouldn’t need to make her look any younger. In fact, her model-like face and dreamy eyes (or may I say sleepy?) demand some smoky-ness. After reviewing some looks together, she set on a strong smoky look which we got from a magazine, so that it would go with both of her outfits.

Unlike my usual softer smoky eyes for brides, this smoky eyes is over the top and I love it. I smudged strong black pencil liners all over Katya’s lids, around her eyes and later added silver & different tones of cool and warm grays to blend & create depth. For the skin, I carefully cover the under eye circles with concealer first, then lightly spray airbrush all over face for a smooth finish and just cover some minor redness on the cheeks. Lastly, to finish the look, I chose a warm nude for her lips. Katya was so excited and happy when seeing herself in the mirror. She kept telling me she had never thought her eyes could look like that…:)

I love beautifying a woman for Boudoir! It’s sexy. It’s empowering. It’s creative.  We women should all at least have it done once in our lifetime.

Here are some very beautiful photos captured by Leo, a young and aspiring photographer:

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