On a warm and sunny afternoon at the end of a very exciting year, I had the pleasure of meeting Annie, Rupert and their very handsome and well behaved horse.
I just love how their beauty melds into each other with their glossy chestnut warmth and mindful eyes.
Annie was a delight to makeup, with a beautiful olive skin tone, huge hazelnut eyes and full lips, I chose a warm pink and mauve palette. Using MAC shadows in satin taupe all over the lid and working in haux to blend out , I then added shadowy lady to the lash line, pulling upwards to create a gentle fade. To add a little flirty definition I added medium length individual lashes which just completed the look perfectly. For Annie’s skin I used Illamasqua skin base foundation and illuminated with MAC pearl cream colour base to the high points of her face. I added a soft flush to her cheeks with MAC mineralise blush in dainty and used Sleek pout polish lip tint in pink cadillac to add a natural finish to her lips.
Over the last few years I’ve actually seen quite a few horses in photo shoots and may I say, it is not an easy task to get these kind of images. Annie was familiar with this fine horse and kept him at ease while James carefully worked around them both to capture these intimate moments.
I hope that you enjoy these pictures – I loved getting my wellies on and squashing around in the mud!
Images from the ever so talented and amazing people (and horse) photographer James Melia