Lucia Pieroni for Issue Seven
BP: What was the last beautiful thing you saw?
LP: A pink camilla, that looks like Japanese Origami in my garden this morning
BP: What was the idea or the inspiration behind your shoot for Beauty Papers?
LP: It started off as glam rock and kind of morphed into something else.
BP: How did you approach the make-up?
LP: I was very much inspired by Marlene Dumas paintings, and old 70s glam rock photos. I’d just got back from Japan and been immersed in the world of Kabuki and Geisha, so it all kind of mixed together in my head. There’s never a real plan to the makeup, I just get inspired at that moment with the models face, with the colours in front of me and lots of glitter!
"I was very much inspired by Marlene Dumas paintings, and old 70s glam rock photos. I’d just got back from Japan and been immersed in the world of Kabuki and Geisha, so it all kind of mixed together in my head."
BP: Tell us one of your favourite make up techniques.
LP: Filling in an eyebrow using a pencil, so they’re boyish and bushy, but still natural looking. It’s all about the colour of the pencil, it needs to be a cool colour and slightly darker than your natural brow. The technique is to use light feathery strokes without filling into much. Apparently theres such a thing as an Lucia Pieroni brow!
BP: Current kit hero product?
LP: RMS Beauty Champagne Rose Luminizer.
BP: What is your favourite black?
LP: Cle de Peau Beauté Intensifying Cream Eyeliner. It’s blacker that black and doesn’t move!
BP: What does the word glamour mean to you?
LP: Living your best possible life with a bit of sparkle
BP: What is your first memory of glamour?
LP: Seeing Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald when I was around seven years old at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho.
BP:Living, dead, real or imaginary … who has the best make-up look?
LP: A Serge Lutens woman for Shiseido.