THE ARTISTS’ INFLUENCER
@LOTSTAR, MAKEUP ARTIST
Beauty crews backstage at Sydney fashion week first turned us on to @lotstar, real name Lottie Stannard. Makeup directors nodded in respect at her bold yet nuanced technique; juniors scrolled her feed for pure inspo. Now we’re obsessed too. In a space crammed with same-same turbo contour, @lotstar’s fresh take on colour and placement breaks out from the pack (see above).“there is such a strong makeup movement and influence coming from Instagram and it really doesn’t vibe with all women,” Stannard says.“i think, instead of feeling pressure to conform, women and artists alike should be focused more on liveable and attainable beauty — I hope I am helping with that!”the lipstick-red graphic eyes, painterly skin splashes of foil-sheen gold, green and blue or eyeliner-black lips Stannard posts might not seem exactly “liveable”, but, really, she’s just telling us to rethink how colour works — take an editorial or runway idea and twist it.“i loved that so many designers took a chance and had lots of colour washes on the eyes [at the recent shows],” she says.“maybe a red graphic eye is too much, but a sneaky red mascara is a way to wear colour and not be too far outside your comfort zone.” Stannard also highlights white as an actual colour. She says:“just keep it minimal — an eyeliner or maybe little dots or graphic shapes around the eye work well when the rest of the makeup is minimal.” Follow.