Allure Photoshoot Feature
Even before catastrophe, eye makeup was poised to conquer our faces in 2020: Maximal eyes and minimal lips ruled the (eerily prescient) February runway shows, which managed to showcase eyelid pigment in new and exciting shapes and applications. For our November issue, makeup artist Bea Sweet took note, painting five models of the moment — Jess Maybury, Ariish Wol, Akon Changkou, Lily Vogt, and cover star Kesewa Aboah — in the decadent colors and textures of products from some of our favorite Black-owned brands.
Makeup colors: Danessa Myricks Colorfix Cream Color Metallic Liquid Pigment in Journey, Blk/Opl Eye Pencil in After Hours, Very Sextraterrestrial from Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Divine Rose II Palette, Night Sky from Ace Beauté Paradise Fallen Eyeshadow Palette. On Akon Changkou: Prada shirt, tie, and sweater vest.