PHOTOGRAPHY: Tejal Patni

Tejal Patni is an Indian photographer and filmmaker who works out of Dubai.

As a master photographer, the artist creates drama, theater and beauty with every click.  He creates stunning, vibrant multi-hued explosions of imagery, particularly evident in his series of calendars for Dubai-based retail giant, Splash.

Having worked with the brand before, Patni was charged again with the role of bringing the Middle East’s largest fashion retailer to life in a stunning and visually compelling way for their 2014 calendar, called ‘In Love with Fashion’.

The beautiful and meticulously conceived pics take bold, bright colour and extravagant, excessive patterns to a whole new level – one that works extraordinarily well to convey a rich, multi-hued other world.

Tejal Patni

Tejal Patni

Tejal Patni

Tejal Patni

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woman with dog ceramic, splash calendar by Tejal Patni

All photos © Tejal Patni

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BEAUTY BEAKDOWN: Tuesday’s Top Ten Makeup Hacks

Are you in a fix with your makeup and looking for a solution — and fast?

These genius beauty hacks will help you out! At Sunshyne Crimes we just love to look for easier ways to perfect makeup and get out the door quicker in the morning. Who wants to spend all day grappling with their mascara or trying to perfect that third coat of lippie?

Here’s our top ten favorite tips for Tuesday for a quick beauty fix!

1. Number one is a tip that has stood the test of time- hot eyelash curling for a quicker way to make your lashes look fab. Heat up your eyelash curler with a blow dryer for a few seconds before curling your lashes to give them extra holding power. The heat helps your lashes curl much easier. Hold the tool under your blow dryer on a warm setting for a count of three to four seconds. Tap it lightly with a finger first, before applying to your lashes, to ensure it isn’t too hot.

 

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2. Looking for a way to make your bright eyeshadow stand out and last longer? Try a white eyeliner or a white primer as an eyelid base to give your pigment extra oomph and staying power- it will create an opaque base so that the colour on top really sings.

3. If you’re in a hurry, travelling or have run out of blusher, your lippie can double up as a cream blush. Swipe some color onto the back of your hand first, then use your index finger to apply lightly to the apples of your cheeks. This works best with creamy sheer colours, don’t try it with matte or long- lasting lipsticks, as they will provide too much pigment that may not come off easily if you go overboard!

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4. If you’re anything like me, you may be a little clumsy and have probably dropped a compact or two in your life, resulting in smashed product everywhere! Not a fun time. If this happens to you, depending on how much damage is sustained, it may be able to be fixed! Gather up any loose shards and put them back int he container (proving they haven’t dropped on the floor- then you’ll have to throw the loose product out). Try spraying/ pouring a small amount of pure alcohol on top of the pigment. Swirl the liquid and the powder together with a cotton swab until you get a clay-like consistency. Then, let it dry flat overnight, and whammo, it’ll be like new. The alcohol will dissolve the loose pigment and it will mix together and set. Awesome.

5. Here’s an easy way to make your lipstick last that much longer– apply your lippie as normal (pencil first, then apply your colour over the top with a brush). Then hold a tissue over your lips and lightly dust translucent powder over the tissue. Reapply another coat of lippie and you’re good to go. The powder will make the first coat set and give you a strong foundation of pigment.

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6. Messy eyeliner incident? Clean up the wings of your cat eye with a cotton tip and a dab of concealer. This will help remove any unwanted excess and cover up the mistake at the same time. For a bigger mistake try a little dab of eye makeup remover on the cotton tip first, then try a dab of concealer. Cotton tips are good for precision!

7. Do you struggle with old products in your kit, or you just don’t know when to ditch that mascara or lippie? Out of date cosmetics not only don’t work as well but can also start to harbor bacteria which can make the product go off’ and could potentially make you sick or give you an infection! ewww. A solution? When you first open a new product, write the date on it with a permanent marker. That way, you’ll always know when it will expire.

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8. Probably one of my personal faves is this clever and simple eyebrow tip. Control unruly eyebrows by spritzing hairspray onto an old toothbrush or clean mascara wand and gently brushing through your brows. It will help them stay in place that much better and enable you to get a great, even shape when filling in with powder or pencil.

9. A handy tip for false eyelashes- for a perfect application, lightly bend the eyelash inwards for a few seconds to give it a better shape that will hug your eyelid better. Apply a clear adhesive to the line of false lashes with the tip of a bobby pin to avoid getting any excess glue on your eyes. Look down slightly as you dab the lash to your lashline and use a paid of rubber tip tweezers to secure in place to avoid getting glue on your fingers- the biggest reason why people struggle with falsies!

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and finally-

10. For the ultimate in lipstick precision, apply with a concealer brush for a more even application. Its flatter end means it will glide over your lips better than a pointy small brush which will poke and drag.

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Try one or all of these tips next time you’re in a bind and see if they make things a little easier!

Be sure to let me know if you found these helpful in the comments. I’d love to hear your beauty tips too, if you have a makeup hack you’d like to share please do, we’re always on the lookout for better ways to do things at Sunshyne Crimes!

x Danee Sunshyne

 

INSPIRATION: Creem’s ‘In the Shadows’ Editorial

I love a good eerie and evocative editorial! And Creem Magazine’s ‘In the Shadows’ is no exception! Shot by Paris-based photographer Susanne Stemmer,  and featuring the clothing and jewelry designs of Ale Elsbacher, the series depicts a regality to the darkness that surrounds the photoshoot.

Creem Magazine 'In the Shadows'

I’m drawn in by the swirling, smoky atmosphere and ethereal lighting which lends a mystical, surreal quality to the shots. The soft makeup, executed by  Birgit Fuchs, looks suitably off centre when paired with disheveled hair and bejewelled, off-kilter crowns.

Creem Magazine 'In the Shadows'

I love how its styled and accessorised stars; scraps of fishnet-mesh hairpieces; knitted sweaters and puffed shoulder tank tops. Opulent pearl headpieces that shine in the light. The styling is subtly eccentric and very feminine, heightening an imaginative narrative.

Creem Magazine 'In the Shadows'

Almost otherwordly, like a past memory brought to life amidst a sea of misty smoke and sparks.

xDS

 

Creem Magazine 'In the Shadows'

Creem Magazine 'In the Shadows'

Photography SUSANNE STEMMER AT FOLIO-iD.COM styling ALE ELSBACHER hair & makeup BIRGIT FUCHS retouching MALKASTEN model LENKA HANAKOVA @ NEXTCOMPANY     Clothing and accessories all exclusively created by Ale Elsbacher

 

DIY: Lady Lace

I’m absolutely smitten this editorial over at Institute mag, featuring the seductive and mysterious element of lace.

Never underestimate the power of this delicate fabric in adding a discreetly sexy, yet powerfully mysterious edge to your look.

Fancy a bit of DIY? Gather your supplies;
* Various samples/ satches of lace- black works well but you could also try   neon, dark red, white, depending on your look

* Small, sharp haberdashery/ craft scissors

* Eyelash adhesive (Duo is good)- try to get a clear one so its dries without being noticeable

Trim small pieces of your chosen decorative lace to fit your face.Use small sharp craft scissors to get a neat edge and experiment with cutting around elements of the lace design rather than cutting it to a straight edge.

Experiment with different placement; above the eyes, on the brow line or around the hair line. You could even try tiny sections glued on to a pair of false lashes- the options are limitless. Its a high fashion editorial look so go crazy.

Use tiny dabs of clear eyelash adhesive along the lace to stick it in place.  Hold in place for about 30-45 seconds until it feels secure.

Lace goes fabulously with a flawless matte base and gorgeous full dramatic lips.

Or alternatively, try a smoky OTT eye with lots of lash and a nude lip to really set off the dark drama of it all.

Why not give it a try to add a different edge to your look? And feel free to share your lace faces with me, I’d love to see your results!

Love & secrets,

xDanee Sunshyne

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