MAKE UP HEROES with Lex Olsen

Picture by Bernhard Musil

Picture by Bernhard Musil

WE CAN BE HEROES

Fashion and especially make up give us the possibility to change our look in just a second: it consciously shows luxury, power, but also fragility and weakness. That’s why the greatness of make up - in a very artistic way - is the inspiration for our latest editorial, which seeks to inspire you to see make up as more than just tools we use in our daily routine.

We – photographer Bernhard Musil and the team of Bird’s Never Bored – wanted to visualise how make up can give us the possibility of dreaming in other dimensions. We therefore picked the two most inspiring icons that signify our desire of this imagination:
pop star David Bowie and the queen Marie Antoinette.

Both characters were groundbreaking in their style, extraordinary and ruled the stage by being different than all the others. Pioneers, also if questioned at times. But in terms of style they had something in common: They used make up as art – created over-done looks which on one hand beautified their looks, but also to irritated their audience as something unexpected – their very own statements of individuality and imagination.

So here we are now, proudly presenting the COLLECTION N°7 in collaboration with our muse and model Lex Olsen from Viva Models and the talented Italian make up-artist Sabine Pinsone – both huge fans of David Bowie and therefore the greatest match for our latest project
…we hope it will inspire you.

 
Pictures by Bernhard Musil

Pictures by Bernhard Musil

THERE IS NOTHING NEW EXCEPT WHAT HAS BEEN FORGOTTEN.
— Marie Antoinette.
Pictures by Bernhard Musil

Pictures by Bernhard Musil

MAGICIAN & MASQUERADE

White painted face with strong blush in purple, pink-smudged smoky eyes with a dab of neon pink dot in the inner corner of the eyes. Blood red lips and a black flash drawn on one temple.

 

Make Up: Rouge Gradient in Red Nr. 755 on lips and eye lids by DIOR for € 36,99 available at Douglas. Lip Pencil in More to Love by M.A.C. COSMETICS for € 17,–.
Fashion: Transparent coat-dress Angelina with lace tube arms and long train by LANA MÜLLER for € 2.905,–. Velvet striped Demissa Leggings in black and gold by STEINROHNER for € 112,–. Velvet Tenella Pearl Basecap with perl embroidery by STEINROHNER for € 140,–. Flat boots with cut-outs by ONYGO for € 89,99. Light blue blouse-top by IVYREVEL.

 
Picture by Bernhard Musil

Picture by Bernhard Musil

I’LL PAINT YOU MOMENTS OF GOLD, I’LL SPIN YOU VALENTINE EVENINGS…
— David Bowie
Lex Olsen by Bernhard Musil for birdsneverbored.com

GLAM ROCK

Softened completion with light peachy contouring on the cheekbones. Softly blended glossy black smoky-eyes and soft accentuated lips. One ear is plastered all overwith glitter and silver stars.

 

Make Up: Black Eye Shadow, Pro Palette Refill Pan by M.A.C. COSMETICS for € 10,–. Studio Eye Gloss in Noticeably Noir by M.A.C. COSMETICS for € 24,–. Silver glitter for € 35,– and Star glitter for € 13,–, both by MAKE UP FOREVER .
Fashion: Silver lamé Mila Trousers by STEINROHNER for € 180,–. Black Spider Bra by MARLIES DEKKERS for € 129,95. Leo jacket with red varnish bindings by VALENTINE GAUTHIER for € 520,–.

 
Picture by Bernhard Musil

Picture by Bernhard Musil

I’M NOT A PROPHET OR A STONE-AGE MAN / JUST A MORTAL WITH THE POTENTIAL OF A SUPERMAN / I’M LIVING ON.
— David Bowie
Picture by Bernhard Musil

Picture by Bernhard Musil

A STAR ON STAGE

Powdery pale skin with soft rose blush on front cheeks. Grayish blended eyes accentuated with two pink coloured fake lashes in the corner of the lower lash line. Shiny palettes on the lips and bleached eyebrows

 
Pictures by Bernhard Musil

Pictures by Bernhard Musil

 

Make Up: Météorites Happy Glow Blush by GUERLAIN for about € 52,–. 503 Le Rouge Baume Nr. 60 Sorbet Pample-Mousse by MARIA GALLAND for € 28,–. Limited edition Kit Eye Shadow X 4: The Best Of Everything by M.A.C. COSMETICS for € 44,–.
Fashion: Golden jacket with extra long trumpet sleeves by LANA MÜLLER for for € 1.230,–. Strapped leather trousers by MARINA HÖRMANSEDER, price on request. Padded Plunge Balcony Corset in Macadamia Beige by MARLIES DEKKERS for € 189,95.

 
Picture by Bernhard Musil

Picture by Bernhard Musil

WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL DREAM AND THAT WAS ALL …
— Marie Antoinette
Lex Olsen by Bernhard Musil for birdsneverbored.com

ROYAL

Rose pale skin with rosé blush, cat-eyes in azure blue with white pearly shine in the inner corner of the eyes. Bleached brows whitened with powder, a little heart painted on one cheek and soft-glossy strawberry lips.

 

Make Up: Pro Longwear Eye Liner in Mountain Air by M.A.C. COSMETICS for € 22,–. Diorshow Mono eyeshadow in Now Nr. 391 by DIOR for € 34,99 available via Douglas. Pinky lip balm BPC - bamenda (Ellen Allien) by USLU AIRLINES for € 24,–.
Fashion: Lilac silk mini-dress with white lacing by PLAKINGER available via showroom.de for
€ 415,–. Ruby red velvet Siberia Swimsuit by WEEKDAY for € 35,–. Customize chains in rose gold and yellow gold chains with alphabet-charms cubes by BOUMÈ, € 200,– for each cube.

 
Picture by Bernhard Musil

Picture by Bernhard Musil

 

CREDITS

Photographer Bernhard Musil
Model Lex Olsen | Viva Models
Make Up & Hair Sabine Pinsone
Styling and Production by Kate Fronius