After years in the industry collaborating with the likes of Azzedine Alaia and Alexander McQueen, makeup artist Yasmin Heinz is blessing our bookshelves with Elements: The Art of Makeup, a lavish portfolio full of her most exquisite work. With her magic touch gracing the covers of Vogue, Elle and indeed, yours truly – Wonderland – Heinz is a heavyweight in the realm of high fashion beauty: for her, powdering the eyelids with Suki Waterhouse is just a day job.
A luxe page-turner from start to finish, Yasmin calls upon the four elements, earth, air, water and fire, to serve as inspiration for the looks and illustrations featured in the book. Eschewing traditional canvases for the human face, she proves that true artistry knows no bounds, seamlessly blending not only contour shades (a task far more difficult than one might think), but also the worlds of beauty and innovative design together.
What does she have to say on the matter? “Makeup isn’t revolutionary but I hope my images will make somebody’s day, inspire them and lift them up.” We beg to differ. The truth is, Yasmin’s work is revolutionary and it doesn’t take an expert to spot that. In stores now, Elements: The Art of Makeup is top of our wish list – we’re sure it will serve as endless inspo when the festive party invites start rolling in.