I officially have a crush on Frida Gustavsson, a 20-year-old Swedish model who has been dominating the fashion world for the past few years. Her recent work has been for Valentino, Jean Paul Gautier, H&M, Interview magazine (and on and on and on). So she is definitely not new to the modeling scene, but my awareness of her is new: I’ve liked and reblogged photos of her on tumblr not realizing the photos were all of the same model. Frida is a chameleon – and her crazy ability to wear just about any style of makeup is inspiring.
Her face is so youthful and clean, the perfect canvas for experimenting with makeup. Often I find myself creating the same makeup look. Same colors. Same technique. As if creating the same look every time guaranteed I will look pretty. I think many women get stuck in this same rut. Granted, Frida has a ton of people working on her face for these looks, but to mix it up and maybe find some alternate paths to feeling your prettiest, I suggest wearing your routine makeup to MAC or Sephora or wherever you’re comfortable, and ask them to experiment. Show them what you gravitate toward and ask if they can teach you a new style. It might take some getting used to but you may find a totally new way to do your makeup.