In The Light – Behind the Scenes

Jasmine Tookes on set at Pier 59 Studios | All Images, Dag Bennstrom for

By now you’ve probably gone to MDX and checked out the incredible beauty film, In The Light directed by Nathaniel Brown and Harrison Boyce and produced by The short is a gorgeous showcase for some of the season’s key beauty looks as imagined by visionary makeup artist Lisa Houghton. A luminous Jasmine Tookes wears everything from a dark brow and gold shadow, to a vivid violet lip and it all looks flawless, but what were things like on set at Pier 59? Take an exclusive look behind the scenes of the shoot for a glimpse at what goes into creating a fashion film and a look at just how things came together.

Lisa Houghton creates the first look on Jasmine – all about a strong brow and subtle contouring with highlighter.

A selection of the products used on Jasmine during the shoot.

Andrea Wilson gives Jasmine’s long tresses a sleek style.

An assortment of nail polishes that manicurist Dawn Sterling brought on set – the final look utilized Chanel’s purple Vendetta.

Dawn hard at work on Jasmine.

A look inside Lisa’s kit.

Lisa puts the finishing touches on Jasmine’s makeup.

Director Nathaniel Brown gives Jasmine a few pre-performance pointers.

Andrea Wilson provides the final spritz of Elnett.

The crew in action!

Stylist Emma Thorstrand adjusts that super sexy Cavalli number.

Quick hair and makeup changes.

Director Harrison Boyce taking a peek at Jasmine on the RED camera

Miss Tookes bringing that Cavalli dress to life!

  1. Janelle, can you find out what Jasmine uses for her skin? She is so impeccably radiant!!!!!!!
    I remember hearing a photographer saying once that she is the only model who never needed any retouching whatsoever.

  2. Jasmine is perfection!!! she needs campaigns and covers and a beauty contract asap!!!!
    @Janelle side note… i noticed Ajak Deng was slipping in the top 50. I’d like to point out that she scored the Kenzo s/s 2012 campaign along with Alek Wek and Nairobi Matos. I didn’t see the campaign in the database either… I know its a bit off topic but i have to look out for one of my fav models! :)

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