When Marcus Foster’s ‘I Was Broken’ video was released on the first of September, Kristen Stewart fans got quite the surprise. Kristen made her music video debut and lent her beautiful face and talent to her friend’s first single from his upcoming album, ‘Nameless Path’. KSN had the great pleasure of chatting with the video’s makeup artist from Elias Makeup. He kindly gave us exclusive details not only on how he created the fresh-faced makeup look, but also on the vision for the shoot and how much he enjoyed working with Kristen. Here’s what he had to say:
“The shoot itself was very intimate, not a massive team, and quite productive. We all gathered up in a studio in Kentish Town, and the lovely Mel Bles who directed the video took us through the style of it. We were going very minimalistic, black and white against a white wall, so I wanted to keep within this simplified universe and keep everything extremely clean, with a little bit of shine detail.
We wanted to keep as much of Kristen personality and soul in it as possible, and she was to show a bit of fragility and emotions in the video, so I did a look that could easily be interpreted as the girl next door, but also keep all the beautiful features of her face as perfect as possible. I used most of my very limited time on a good cleanse/tone/moisturize, a tad of concealer here and there and scrubbing some of the false dirt on her forehead and hands off (she was filming Snow White and the Huntsman at the time). A small bit of MAC Cosmetics Face and Body foundation and Haute and Naughty Lash mascara, some Eight Hour Cream on the lips, and she was all ready to go. When you’re working with this kind of face, you don’t want to go and dramatically change anything (I did really love the W magazine Cover, though… But thats another story.) A tad of highlighter on top of the cheekbones, on the cupids bow and in inner corner of the eyes was a good choice for a subtle, minimalistic and beautiful look. It was honest, beautiful, fragile and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.
Kristen was the loveliest girl to work with. I do hope to see her again in the future, and to do her makeup again somewhere.”
Huge thanks to Elias for sharing these lovely details with us. You did a wonderful job showcasing Kristen’s natural,stunning beauty.