Makeup Artist Sylvia Dimaki 'Means Business' for Creem
Sylvia Dimaki, the newest addition to B&A's hairstyling and makeup-artist rosters, laid out beauty looks for fall's androgyne in Creem.
"I wanted [the model, Ismini] to appear chicer, as opposed to bare and raw because an androgynous face can be almost untouched ... perhaps with heavily groomed eyebrows, and that's it," explained Dimaki. "I wanted her to be more polished, so I used foundation, powder, concealor, and blush; it seems as though she doesn't have on makeup, but she's wearing all of the makeup in the world – except for mascara. Mascara immediately turns the visage feminine and dramatic."
She prefers Armani and M.A.C. cosmetics – the former, "a paradise for foundations and skin care"; the latter "a makeup artist's paradise for color selections," which she allowed to slip into a few frames at the end. "We gave the makeup a twist with a dark lip, which complemented the menswear-inspired pieces," Dimaki said. "Ismini pulled it off, and believe it or not, in her [modeling] book, she hardly has images like this. She's taken beautiful pictures – big hair, lots of va-va-voom and femme fatale – so it was a great surprise to see her transform, including for her."
"Sylvia maintains a level of quality and always brings a unique perspective to my shoots," remarked Christos Karantzola, who photographed the "Means Business" editorial. "Her makeup was 100 percent spot-on."
Photographer: Christos Karantzolas
Stylist: Newheart Ohanian
Hair: Menelaos Alevras at Ray Brown Pro
Model: Ismini at Muse