• 9.17.13

    Michelle Coursey and Nicole Trunfio, Together in the Hamptons

    Michelle Coursey headed east for the August/September issue of Beach, lifestyle publisher Modern Luxury's Hamptons mag. She created the beauty look for the cover and "Splendor in the Grass," an editorial and Q&A featuring model Nicole Trunfio. 

    "It always starts with making skin appear the absolute best and going from there, and [Nicole] had very nice skin to begin with," remarked Coursey, who prefers to use airbrush makeup. "I've been doing it for eight years now – I enjoy the way it makes skin look, as do most of the people I work with, including Nicole." Coursey sticks to OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) and has known the company's founder, David Klasfeld, since its inception. "The makeup, which is really thin, goes into a small air compressor drop by drop, then you put a little gun on the top and spray it on," she explained. Colorescience Loose Mineral Illuminator in Pearl Powder gave Trufino a subtle glow.

    Otherwise, Coursey selected products to complement the outfits; however, she was met with an interesting hurdle – pairing eye makeup with glasses. "It's good to work with the color of the frame," Coursey advised. "For tortoiseshell, go with gold or brown. For black frames, you can go a bit bolder ... you shouldn't be afraid to put on a lot more because your eyes can get lost behind the lenses."

    Photographer: Justin Jay
    Stylist: Véronique Tristram
    Hair: Robert Mefford at Jed Root

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