Vanessa Haywood

I recently had the pleasure of painting the already beautiful face of Vanessa Haywood. I was expecting attitude and diva-esque demands from the star of the science fiction thriller District 9 but instead found myself having a good chat and a giggle with this blonde bombshell.

As you can see, we went for a smouldery, sexy yet sophisticated look. I used MAC‘s Studio Fix fluid to give her a porcelain finish beneath the harsh studio lights, MAC‘s moisture-blend concealer to blur any “imperfections” and cream blush to give her cheeks additional glow. Her classic smokey eye was created with the help of the ultimate smudge ¬†kohl pencil in “smolder” and grey and silver pigments, and her lips were lined with “subculturelip pencil and filled with “lightning” limited edition gloss.

Vanessa is an amazing cyclist and has been sponsored by KTM. Once we had finished shooting these beauty shots, Rob shot this promotional pic of the sporty lady in action.

Photographer: Robert Miller

Model: Vanessa Haywood

Hair and Make-Up Artist: Samantha Laura Kaye

Shot at Snap Studios 2010

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  1. #1 by Thaya on August 21, 2010 - 7:19 am

    You did such an amazing job Sam, Vanessa looks serene, youthful and traffic stoppingly gorgeous!

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