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#tankbabesrealbodies Foiled Again, Applying Foil Leaf.

7U6A69667U6A75197U6A8286Hello! 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.

Who has used foil leaf before? show of hands?7U6A8756

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!

7U6A7359Here is how we used it for the #tankbabesrealbodies shoot.

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:

Instagram: Belindathebold



Photography by myself, RJH for FilthandBeauty

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