THE ARTISTS’ IN­FLU­ENCER

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Beauty -

@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.

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