Beauty Photographer Tatya Lushchyk Shares Our February Cover Story

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Minsk-based fashion and beauty photographer Tatya Lushchyk is the woman behind our February cover. Here, she shares the story behind the shoot and her own work.

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Photographer: Tatya Lushchyk @Tatya_Photo@Tatya_Retoucher; Makeup Artist & Hairstylist: Tanya Lisetskaya @tanya_lisetskaya; Model: Sabrina Malafeueva @sabrina_malafeueva

I started my career in 2003, when I went to college, majoring in photography. My decision was spontaneous and unexpected, I have always been a creative kid, and when I saw a photography exhibition at that time, it changed my life.

I also wanted to learn how to take pictures and my desire was also to participate in photo exhibitions. In 2008, after obtaining a degree in photography, my journey into the creative world began. At first I worked at a photo center, there I photographed weddings, families and children. Gradually my level of professionalism increased and I began to develop my expertise in beauty and fashion shoots. The birth of my children slowed down my career a little, but thanks to support from my husband, I did not have to leave my favorite activity. On the contrary, I found time to study and get more advanced skills in photography.

Currently I have a small beauty photo studio and do commercial portrait shoots. I shoot a lot of creative projects for photo contests and publications.

The Cover

This session really spontaneous, and happened just because we found our muse. My makeup artist offered to do the shoot and I agreed. The whole look is an act of unleashing my creativity as a makeup artist and as a photographer. I must say, the model, though at the beginning of her modeling career, also showed up in a new way in that image. From a nice girl into a glamorous teenager.

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The Process

We did the photo shoot at my place in the beauty studio. It took about an hour to prepare the image, and another hour for the photo session. For the shooting I used a classic lighting scheme with three pulsed light sources, gel colored filters to get the blue background and blue modeling light. The image was taken with long lens 135 mm, f/14, 1/160, ISO 100.

We named this work Black Angel.

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The Team

The model’s name is Sabrina and she is an aspiring model. Behind the scenes is the best hair stylist in the city, Tatyana Lisetskaya, who has won many prizes in international makeup and hairstyle contests. This is a person, a master of his craft, whom I fully trust and with whom we understand each other at a glance. She is the one who picks up my creative ideas and gives me her professional input, and the end result is often a creative masterpiece, which occupies places in photo exhibitions and is published all over the world.

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Voyd Incredibles 2 Hair & Makeup: Eye Mask Makeup + Faux Bob

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Discover my incredible new beauty transformation and Voyd Incredibles 2 beauty tutorial! The new superhero from Incredibles 2 has a cool look! Watch me do a faux bob hairstyle and wear eye mask makeup for a super cool costume idea.

Hey gorgeous! A 14-year long wait, and Incredibles 2 is finally out! And I’m super excited. And of course, I had to do a video on it! This time I tried a look of one of the new Supers from the movie – Voyd! Ready to check out how I transformed?

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Here’s the full Voyd Incredibles 2 tutorial video:

Products Used:

Maybelline – Primer
MAC – Pro Longwear Concealer NC25
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer, Neutral, 6ml
Vega Set of 7 Brush
L’Oreal – Infallible 24H Liquid Foundation, Golden Beige 140
Christian Dior – Backstage Eye Prime 002
Maybelline – White eye pencil
Maybelline – Turquoise eyeshadow
Vega – Eye Shadow brush
Maybelline – Colossal Kajal Eyeliner Pencil
Maybelline – Hyper Glossy eyeliner
Clinique – High-Impact mascara
M.A.C. – Mineralize face powder
M.A.C. – Powder blush in Frost
Christian Dior -Diorskin Nude Tan Nude Matte
Dior  – Lip liner pencil Candy Rose
Maybelline – Lip liner 238 Midnight Plum
L’Oreal – 920 Lush Raven eyeshadow
Vega – Foundation Brush

Today I’m going to be doing this Voyd-inspired hair and makeup look. Voyd is one of the news Supers from Incredibles 2. She is the next generation. And even though she has a really meek personality, she has a really nice and badass style.

I’m a big Incredibles fan. Voyd’s look has a cool color palette. She wears a blue and green suit and she has blue hair and a matching eye mask. And even though I relate to Elastigirl’s personality more, I really don’t really don’t relate to her mommy-style. In fact, I wonder how Edna Mode ever even approved of her style! If I were Edna, I would never approve of her style.

But I think Edna would approve of Voyd’s hair. It’s really cool and I think for a teenager, it’s kind of, you know, like an edgy, badass look. And it can also be a cool summer look (if you’re looking for a haircut)!

And even if you have long hair like me, you can still imitate the style a little bit. This would be a great idea for a Halloween costume or for comic-con. And you could even wear it without the eye-mask, if you’re just going to college or going out casually.

The eye mask itself reminds me of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection that had models walking the runway wearing eye mask makeup. So let’s get started!

Also, here’s the timelapse of my Voyd Incredibles 2 transformation:

Keep reading for the full step-by-step tutorial on how I achieved this look…

Voyd Incredibles 2 Hair & Makeup Tutorial

1. Skin Prep

Before starting the hair and makeup, you wanna straighten your hair and prep your skin. I used Maybelline One Day Perfect primer and L’Oreal Infallible 24Hr Foundation. And I also used MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC25. So let’s get started with the hair!

2. Faux Bob

If you have long hair like me, you can create a faux bob. Voyd’s hair looks like a regular bob from behind, and from the front, it’s medium length, side-parted hair. So start by giving a deep part to your hair. Then pin the side tightly near one ear. Leave your shorter layers in the front. So separate them by combing them and holding them in one hand.

For the rest of the hair, we can tie them somewhere in the middle with a matching skinny hair tie. Now these lengths of hair, let’s roll them inwards and pin them underneath your hair, at the back of your head. And then lightly comb them or spread them with your fingers, so that you completely cover up the pins. So there you go! All the hair is done!

3. Eyeshadow

For the makeup, start with the eyeshadow primer. But before you do that, since this look is all about the eyes, you want to choose which one to use. A good idea is to run a few tests on the back of your hand, to test different bases and find the right one which makes your eyeshadow look the most pigmented.

I ran a few tests using the M.A.C. Paint PotDior eye shadow primer, and Sportsgirl white eye pencil, which looked the most pigmented. All right, so first use something like Dior Backstage eye prime. This look contains really less of eye contouring, and it’s almost all about the eye mask. So really, you need to layer your eye primer all over the lid. And then use a turquoise eyeshadow, I used one by Body Shop and I wore it with this Vega eye shadow brush.

Don’t forget to line your upper waterline with black eye pencil bgefore wearing the eye shadow. After this, I used gray eyeshadow by M.A.C. called Night Divine on the outer corners and crease of my eyelids to add some depth.

4. Eyeliner & Mascara

Voyd uses this really thick liner almost all over her lid, so that’s gonna be my next step. I used Maybelline Hyper Glossy eyeliner. And since we’re doing an animated character look, it doesn’t hurt to make it a little thick and dramatic.

I also used Clinique High-Impact mascara on my lashes, but not too much, since Voyd’s look is not about the eyelashes, it’s more about the eye mask and the eyeliner. Also it’s a good idea to comb the brows a little bit.

5. Blush & Contour

Now Voyd’s eye mask almost comes to her cheekbones, but you can still see the blush and you can also see that there’s a hint of contouring over there. So before wearing all that, I wore M.A.C. Mineralize face powder, since it will help me set the concealer.

And after that, I added M.A.C. powder blush in Frost. And I also added a teeny bit of it on the tip of my nose. For sculpting, I used Diorskin Nude Tan Matte bronzer with the Kabuki brush that comes with it. And since Voyd has a really narrow jaw, her shape is almost like in an elongated almond. So I just wore this bronzer on the sides of my jaw as well. And just blend it until no harsh lines are seen.

6. Lipstick

For the lips, I used Dior lip liner pencil in Candy Rose.You wanna line your lips a little bit on the inside because she has really thin lips. And for the lipstick, I used Christian Dior 766 Hibiscus. It’s a really nice pink, very bright pink color. I also used Maybelline lip liner in 238 Midnight Plum. All right, that’s as close as I could get to Voyd’s lip color.

All right, so there it is. This is a bit of the dramatic look that you can wear if you don’t want to draw the eye mask on. But I’m gonna, of course, go ahead and move on to drawing the eye mask.

7. Eye Mask Makeup

All right, so of course, the eye mask is slightly bit tricky. It’s really oval and rounded, but its outer corners are very slightly bit tipped. I’m gonna draw it on with the Sportsgirl white eyeliner pencil first. And then I’m gonna put eyeshadow all over the drawn area. So first you want to demarcate how much above and below your eyes the eye mask’s gonna go, so that you can easily make it symmetrical on both sides. Of course being symmetrical doesn’t matter so much since half of her eye is already like, covered by the hair as well. So it’s really okay if you go wrong a little bit here and there.

Once you have the basic shape drawn on, use the same pencil to fill it in and it’ll create a nice base for the eye shadow. Let’s use the same eyeshadow brush and the same eyeshadow that we used earlier to fill this in.

The things to remember are that when you are filling in the edges, that’s where you need to be having the most steady hand and as well as when you’re coming down, when you’re filling the downwards areas, that’s when you need to really make sure that you’re tapping off the excess of the brush so that nothing falls off below this mask.

Since we’ve made the demarcation with the white eyeliner pencil first, it’s really easy to stay inside lines, since the product just doesn’t stay on on my face. It stays on really better on at the top of the eyeliner pencil. So even if you messed up just a slightly bit, it’s really okay. The product’s just not gonna stay on outside the lines.

My mask had become a little bit too peacock-y, a little bit too bright. So I just mixed a little bit of black eye shadow to make it slightly bit darker. So, to darken the eye shadow, I used black eyeshadow by L’Oreal- 920 Lush Raven. And I just went over the top part only so that we can have a slight bit of a gradient as we come down. And it’s gonna look good in real life, since it’s gonna be as if the light is hitting the bottom part of the shade. I used a really light hand to go over this as we don’t want to mess up the color that’s already there.

8. Eyebrows & Lids Touch-Up

You can either use the turquoise eye shadow to go over the eyebrows, or full them up lightly with the black eye shadow. Let’s also use this black eye shadow a little bit on the crease and outer corners so that you can add a little bit more depth to my eyelids.

9. Nose Contour

Contouring a little bit on the sides of your nose is the last step. I used Vega Foundation Brush and the Dior bronzer again. Since Voyd has a very tiny, triangular nose, I just contoured underneath the eye mask only.

All right so this is the final look. If you liked my Voyd Incredibles 2 tutorial, please let me know below, or tag me on your Instagram pictures @shilpaahujadotcom! Muaah!

And now we all can try it. Everyone can be a super. And when everyone’s super… No one will be.

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Romantic Makeup Look for Red Dress | Date Night Beauty


Wondering how to look sexy for your date night? Check out my romantic makeup look for red dress to get inspiration for romantic makeup ideas!


Hey gorgeous! Red is a date night favorite, no matter what the season. Particularly for the warmer weathers, this hot color works great! Red can be sexy, sultry, passionate and confident – all at once! That’s why special occasions call for this bold choice of color.

Red is a great idea for the most romantic evenings – anniversaries, celebrations, birthdays of your special someone, honeymoon or just a candle-light dinner that you wanna make memorable. It’s not the bestest idea for high-pressure situations like first dates or meeting the parents. But go for it whenever you’re feeling confident and sexy!

Once you’ve figured out how to choose the perfect red dress, it’s time to add the right accessories and makeup to go with it. And while the accessories depend on the occasion and the dress, the makeup can just go with your mood.

Check out what makeup I chose to go with a red dress in this video!

How to Choose a Romantic Makeup Look for Red Dress

Date night makeup for a red dress can have so many options – glitter eyeshadow paired with nude lips, bronze smokey eyes with gold lips, shimmery copper eyeshadow with red lips or even just plain and simple mascara with a clear lip gloss. For the eyes, choose something to match the embellishments on your dress – gold, copper, shimmer or glitter will work well with embellished party dresses, and bronze, black and red will work for casual dresses.


The lips are a tricky part. Matching red lips with the red dress is the most common and fail-proof idea. If you wanna try something more glam, add glitter lipgloss. If you wanna try something different, you can go for nude or gold lipstick. For a different look, try deep pink, brown or a deeper shade of red than your dress.

For this romantic makeup look for red dress, I tried the bold red eye makeup, and paired it with a red lipstick to match my dress.

I wanted to create something sexy but not too glamorous. So instead of shimmer or glitter, I just went for a semi-glossy look. This look would be perfect for a candle-light dinner, a romantic honeymoon evening, or an intimate anniversary date.


Since I didn’t need a party-look, I used no concealer. Instead I used only foundation and a bit of bronzer to create an even complexion and a sculpted face. For the eyes, I used liquid eyeliner on the top lid and a light stroke of kohl on the bottom rim. I lined and filled my lips with a deep red lip-liner, lining slightly over the lips.

And used a glossy lipstick for the final touch. I didn’t have red eyeshadow, so I used the same lipstick for my eyeshadow. I applied it with a small eyeshadow brush all over my eyelid and created a wing on the outer corner. I also applied it under the kohl, under my eyes. I finished the eyes with lots of black mascara on eyeslashes and lightly feathered my eyebrows with it, too.


Finally, I used compact powder all over my face and neck, and then used some highlighter on my cheekbones, nose tip, cupid’s bow and in the inner corner of my eyes. I dusted my cheeks with a pink blush, and voila!

I was wearing:
Red Dress: J.C. Penny
Red Babydoll Lingerie: Victoria’s Secret
Pencil eyeliner: M.A.C. Modern Twist Kajal Liner Long Espresso
Red Lipstick and Lipliner: MAC Lip Care- Lip Pencil- Brick
Red Lipstick: Maybelline 735 Rose Rush
Foundation: L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation
Face Powder: Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Compact Powder Makeup
Bronzer: DiorSkin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
Blush: Clinique Blush & Cheek Powder Blush
Nail Lacquer: O.P.I. Dutch Tulips