Makeup genius Francesca Tolot just created one of the most exciting art books all makeup lovers need to own by year-end. She collaborated with photographer Alberto Tolot to create 100 transformations on only one model, Mitzi Martin, in One Woman 100 Faces ($35, amazon.com).
If you aren’t excited yet, need I remind you that Francesca has worked with literally all of the top celebs in the industry, including Beyoncé for over 10 years! With that being said, Bey even wrote a foreword for Francesca’s book!
Recently Tolot sat with Harpers Bazaar to talk about her new art book, inspiration, and makeup tricks. Here are a few highlights below:
On Beyoncé writing the foreword:
This was extremely special , I feel very blessed, loved, and appreciated. I still can’t believe she actually did it! Her generosity is beyond. I think the part of her forward that she says, “She is the only artist I trust will bring out a beauty in me I didn’t even know existed,” my thoughts on that statement are that her beauty to me is so multi-faceted and complete that makes it effortless to create anything on her. I love our connection.
On her inspiration:
All that surrounds me, truly. Nature, art, colors in general.On her best makeup tricks:
My makeup trick/secret is to blend, blend, blend. I love blending colors together to create softness and different nuances of color. This includes shades of foundations, different eye shadows, different blushes and even lipstick. Also, to achieve multiple looks in my book I used baby oil because applied it can create a super-shiny effect. I also use it as a mixing medium for any powder makeup to transform it into an extra glossy finish which can be applied to the face and body.
To read the whole interview, check out the Harpers Bazaar interview.