How Many Colors Can You Wear On Your Face At Once?

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Salem Mitchell photographed by Tom Newton. Makeup by Ingeborg G.

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? According to the internet, “prior to the first true chicken, there were non-chickens.” …In other words, non-students, the egg came first. But when you’re assembling a makeup look, do you decide on your outfit first and build the makeup around it, or do you do your makeup and work on the outfit after that? It probably changes, doesn’t it? If you just bought a new fall lipstick, for example (let’s hope it’s Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet), that’s got to come before anything else because it's new! It's exciting! Similarly, let’s say you acquired every shade of Tom Ford’s Lash And Brow Tint. It’s only natural that the rest of your makeup look (and clothes) would be built with each shade of this product in mind. If you’re makeup artist Ingeborg‚—which, thankfully, Ingeborg is—you go above and beyond and create not one, but four full faces of color. Lots and lots of color. Shown here on Salem Mitchell, these aren’t simple looks, but they are very fun to look at and fun to try on, even if you’re not the most skilled eyeshadow applicator. Click and scroll below. Unless you did that first...

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Act One

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Here, Salem wears Ben Nye Rouge Palettes and Tom Ford Lash And Brow Tint in Copper, Turquoise and Magenta on the eyes. On her cheeks is Troy Surratt's Cheek Trio from Summer 2018. Kosås Cosmetics lipstick in Violet Fury finishes the look.

Act Two

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To create this feathery eyeliner look, Ingeborg uses Kryolan cream palette eyeshadows and Il Makiage mascara on Salem's eyes. On her cheeks is Pat McGrath highlighter and Glossier Cloud Paint in Storm, topped with Glossier Lip Gloss on the lips.

Act Three

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Salem wears Surratt Lid Lacquer in Shu Iro and Il Makiage black mascara on her eyes. Her red blush is from the Viseart eyeshadow palette and on her cheekbones she wears Cocokind highlighter in Chalago—a yellow undertone gold shade. On her lips she wears Pat McGrath Mattetrance lipstick in Forbidden Love.

Act Four

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Here, Salem wears Dior's On Stage eyeliner pens in all shades, the
Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette and Dior Addict Lipstick in 322.