Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disparate Youth | Featuring Kim & Brittany

Hey, this is Brittany and Kim! We’ve known Doris since we were 4 where we met in kindergarten. Probably doing some art, playing in a sandbox, or some other activity kids would do at that age. For the last 16 years we’ve attended different schools for parts of elementary and all of junior high. We ended up going to the same high school and hung out again where we’d spend countless lunch hours catching up.
Even though we are twins, both of us are very different people. Kim (on the left) now lives in Toronto and is currently studying fine arts at Seneca. I, Brittany (on the right), am currently at the University of Alberta, studying political science. I'd say we are both quite "boyish". We grew up playing lots of sports and hung out with the boys in our neighborhood when we weren’t busy with school. This ended up having a big influence on our clothing style. It became more about comfort and being easy to move in rather than how fashionable it was.  

One day Doris asked if both of us would be interested in modeling some makeup for a blog she ran with her cousin. The timing was perfect, as Kim would be coming back for a week at the end of October, and we just couldn’t say no, how could we?  :)

- Brittany

 Makeup, Photography, Editing by Carmen
Hair/Styling, Photography, Editing by Doris

For Brittany, I went for a more subtle look, in which gel liner is used, but pencil is used on top. This year, a layered liner look is in! As well, I lined the waterline with a black smudge liner and swept a black shadow underneath to soften up the look. I used the lip colour in the same Dior Sun Illusion palette to match the cheeks. Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess bronzer was used for contouring. 

For Kim, I wanted to contrast her with Brittany’s soft, feminine style, so I went for a more “androgynous” look with bold liner, red lips, and a more contoured face. Again, the face was contoured with Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess bronzer. A sweep of dark brown and black eye shadow was used on top of the bronzer as well. The liner was first lined with a gel liner, and then a liquid liner was traced over on top to define the line.

Both Kim and Brittany have such pale complexions, I ended up choosing a blush that is soft, yet buildable, and with a slight shimmer.

With such thin frames, and prominent facial features, not gonna lie, we were aiming for the Vogue look haha. They have been scouted before to model but as they were too young at the time, they could only politely decline. Pale as they are, they rarely wear black. Rummaging through their closets, I ended up choosing a lace dress for Britt as it was more feminine, suiting her voluptuous hair (can you believe it is natural?!). While the one-shoulder dress gave Kim some edginess (because I like contrast). Initially I teased Kim's hair all around, and put it into a low sophisticated bun, but at the last minute (as always) we threw that idea out the window and settled for a sleeker look.

When befriending twins, you tend to try and figure out their differences as soon as possible, that was probably what I ended up doing subconciously. Britt, I noticed, has a higher, lighter voice than Kim. She is also a bit girlier, taller, has a certain bounce in her steps, and a complete addict towards diet cola. Kim, on the otherhand, is more motherly, a complete watermelon lover, and can't smell at all due to complications at birth. Even their walk is so different!

I could talk about their differences and our history forever, but alas, it is getting late and this is already too much text for anyone to read (bravo if you made it so far).

Goodnight and until next time!

Products used:

On Kim:
- Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream
- Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess in Soft Matte
- Sephora Luxe Noir e/s palette in Gold
- NYX The Crimson Amulet Dark Shadows palette
- E.L.F gel eyeliner in black
- generic 120 e/s palette
- Estee Lauder l/s in Nectarine 126
- generic false eyelashes

On Brittany:
- Skin 79 super beblesh balm triple functions
- Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess in Soft Matte
- Dior Beauty Confidential 001 Sun Illusion
- NYX The Crimson Amulet Dark Shadows palette
- E.L.F. gel eyeliner in black
- Sephora luxe noir e/s palette in Gold
- Aya Takano x Shu Uemura Lip Duo in Harmony Pink
- generic false eyelashes

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