As someone who is gearing up to do a series of editorials that will require a precise and refined level of grooming for both male and female models, I am always on the lookout for makeup that is designed to work within artistic realms or add dimension to what I am creating. So when I came across Veil cosmetics who’s internationally acclaimed founder Sebastien Tardif has created a range that would be a bonus to many artists kits as well as a must have for the consumer market I knew I had to look at this in more detail.
Starting with the male grooming shoots for The Lost Boys, I really do understand that most men don’t want to wear makeup even at the lowest levels and by this I mean cleaning up the skin with concealer and a touch of primer.
With a little checking I could see the Automatte mattifying balm and touch up and the Complexion fix concealer, both fitting nicely into my plans and will allow me to create a good solid base without over complicating the look or making my model feel “overworked.” Which in my opinion, makes it perfect for weddings, film and TV work, print and events as well as mens grooming.
The colour range is extensive with a solid spectrum of shades from light to deep that will cover all bases as a professional and satisfy the demands of the consumer market. Packaged beautifully and designed to sit as comfortably in a working kit as a dressing table, its the duck egg blue with gold accents of the complexion fix (and the mattifying balm) that really draw the eye. On closer inspection of the ingredients and watching the videos you see a range that is professionally grounded without losing that luxurious packaging edge that you would expect to see from an industry recognised talent such as Sebastien Tardif who’s resume reads like a who’s who of the industry.
Defining itself as a weightless skin solution integrating skincare and cosmetics this is a brand that needs to be seen and recognised more readily across the market from consumers to artists for its perfecting solutions and ethos. To learn more about the brand see: