BENEFIT COSMETICS / DREAM JOBS 01
you know when you’re a kid you sit around and wonder what you will be when you grow up? i still have wandering thoughts about what the next 20 years of my career will be like. maybe you dreamed of being a baker or a famous actress or a flight attendant. i thought it would be a fun idea to team up with benefit cosmetics and make my “dream jobs” come to life. we pitched them the idea a few months ago, they were into it and the project unfolded from there. it’s been so amazing to watch a concept start with just a simple list of ideas, to a mood board, and then to this final product.
together with benefit, angela + ithyle and modshift, i took four mini flights of fancy. we created complete makeup looks to complement the hair and wardrobe for each dream job. first up? the jazz singer!
for the next 2 weeks we’ll be showing you each of the professions, and how to get the look for each. we made tutorials and a video as well, which we’ll be posting with the final post (along with a huge makeup giveaway!). here is the first installment of our “all in a daydream’s work” project…
i don’t know why glamour isn’t how it used to be. every woman should have a silk robe and wear red lipstick. i don’t hate those 1940’s style curls either.
my whole family actually sings. and not just around the piano on christmas…but my grandparents used to be in a traveling band back in the day! i would say i have the ability to sing, but i ‘ve never actually enjoyed singing in front of people. i get way too nervous. the shower is a different story. one time i caught my boyfriend recording me singing in the shower (ha, i really only sing otis redding “sitting on the dock of the bay” and usually with the wrong words.) but there is a small part of me that dreams of being a jazz singer…the sparkly dress, the pin curls, the band playing behind you while you sip your cocktail on the instrumental break. it all seems pretty glamorous, right? maybe it’s a good retirement plan.
i rarely ever wear eyeshadow, so this smoky eye really helped me transform into the part. and can we talk about this dress?!
this was definitely the most fun i’ve had on a shoot. although it was a little awkward getting on stage in front of everyone (angela kept making me sing so that it would look more natural.) it was just so great to see the concept come to life after weeks of planning it.
stay tuned for the next look on thursday! and think about it, what would your dream job be if you could pick anything? -bri
see the post over on benefit!