At GAZE’s “Virgin Finale” shoot, Tashina and Janeva were fun, energetic and enthusiastic about shooting for the online magazine.

I was equally thrilled to work on their amazing faces.

The photographer is very inspired by Madonna, and the makeup look was based on her bright red lips circa 1984. I decided to update the look by giving the models coral-red lips, since coral is so popular this year.

Tashina Finkton. Photo by Jay Tavarez.

Face: DHC Velvet Skin Coat (primer; she loved the way this felt on her face!), Nix’ie Cream Foundations in Beige 6 and Tantone 12, Ben Nye Neutral Setting Powder.

Eyes: UD Original Primer Potion, Smashbox Torch e/s mixed with MAC Amber Lights e/s (lid), Smashbox Java e/s (outer v and crease), NYX Nude and Sahara (browbone), Sephora Keep Kohl Eye Pencil in Keep Brown (lower lashline), Maybelline The Falsies Volume Mascara (top & bottom lashes).

Eyebrows: Brushed and filled in with NYX Dark Brown e/s.

Cheeks: Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef.

Lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks in Kiss Me Coral mixed with Scarlet Velvet and applied to her lips, then topped with Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Certainly Red.

Photo by Jay Tavarez.

Maurice, Sarah K, Janeva & Tashina.


Photo by Jay Tavarez.

Face: Same as Tashina. I altered the ratios of the two foundation shades, because Janeva’s skin tone is obviously different.

Eyes: Same as Tashina, with the exception of the mascara. We used Janeva’s personal mascara (Revlon CustomEyes Mascara in Black).

Cheeks: Same as Tashina.

Lips: NARS Heat Wave Lipstick.

All photography by Jay Tavarez. Please ask for permission before using any photos.

GAZE’s online magazine:

Tashina Finkton is represented by CMA Model Management. Janeva Gaddist is currently unsigned.