“Beauty in Culture” Editorial – Mexico

Credits: Model – Ana | Makeup Artist – Michelle | Hair Stylist – Brittany (Facebook)

For the third day of shooting, I selected Ana to represent Mexico. We did this shoot around Mexican Independence Day, so we incorporated the Mexican flag in some of the shots.

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I tried to make sure the concepts were not cliché. When I was doing Google and Pinterest searches for inspiration, most of the results had Day of the Dead makeup, which did not fit with Jute’s beauty issue. Instead, I used Frida Kahlo as inspiration, in which Ana truly embraced the concept.

Mexico BTS

Mexico BTS

I chose the shot below because I already had established a pattern from the first two shoots in which the flag’s colors are prominent from both sides. Also, Ana’s neck and shoulders are very gorgeous in this shot.

Ana

Again, when my beauty dish does not fire, it’s not usually a bad thing.

Ana

Since Mexican Independence Day was just within a few days after the shoot, Ana wanted to incorporate the Mexican flag.

Ana