Hello! Today, we take a quick minute to share another styling trick from our Tank Babes, Real Bodies shoot, where we collaborated with VAIN stylists/artists Jeanne, TT, and Belinda to recreate and celebrate Tank Girl, Fierce Road Warrior-esses and body positivity.
Well this was a first for me. Foil leaf is a very delicate whisper of foil which comes in sheets that crumble as soon as you look at them or blow on them. It is a messy yet potently cool medium for creating special effects on hair and skin. It is metal, so it shines like metal. And it creates a lot of contrast because of how it reflects light, it is like huge sparkles. Now that I know how to use it, I want to play with it all the time!
We used these foil sheets of Gold leaf and Silver Leaf, along with some Stong hold hypoallergenic hair gel and a paint brush. We painted the face/hair with a nice thin layer of hair gel wherever we wanted the foil to be. Then, we took a sheet of foil, tapped it lightly to shatter it, and used our gel-covered brush to pick up shards of it and pat it onto the gel-prepped area, adding more as needed to create the effect of shattered metal on our model’s fierce faces and hairstyles.
I am so glad to know this trick for future styling! What will you do with it? Halloween IS coming;)
The dream team of stylists who created the looks for #tankbabesrealbodies can be found here:
Photography by myself, RJH for FilthandBeauty