The Bold and the Beautiful

Frustrated by observing the lack of diversity in the industry and the dangerous message that one ideal fits all I felt there was a real need to voice a different approach. So when on a last train home from Paris whilst chatting with Valerie, we found common ground in our observations – the idea for Beauty Papers was born” says Maxine Leonard, co-founder of Beauty Papers.

Beauty Papers, a new beauty magazine, launches Issue 0, the “Foundation Issue”, previewed exclusively here on The brainchild of Maxine Leonard and Valerie Wickes, it features pages packed with bold beauty and essays aiming to liberate the stale state of affairs.

The punchy stories are teamed by the skin-obsessed, expert in conjuring new modes of makeup. Paola Kudacki, Benjamin Puckey and Kevin Ryan keep the skin palette crisp and simple on Sarah Brannon: water and glossy patina. Bruno Staub, Maxine Leonard and Romina Manenti use shadow and brown-hued contouring to a painterly effect. Ben Hassett’s images of muse Guinevere Van Seenus go the way of pure drama–plastics, feathers, and deep color by makeup artist Kanako Takase and hairstylist Recine. Check out the preview below and make sure to get your copy of the magazine to see more.

Sarah Brannon by Paola Kudacki (Camilla Lowther Management), Styling Natasha Royt (Art + Commerce), Makeup Benjamin Puckey (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Hair Kevin Ryan (Art + Commerce), Nails Casey Herman

Sabina Lobova by Bruno Staub (Chris Boals Artists CBA), Styling Way Perry, Makeup Maxine Leonard (Jed Root), Hair Romina Manenti (Home Agency), Nails Elisa Ferri (See Management)

Lida Fox by Benjamin Lennox (Management + Artists), Styling Phoebe Arnold, Makeup Mathias van Hooff (Management + Artists), Hair Neil Moodie (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management)

Crista Cober by Miguel Reveriego, Styling Ada Kokosar (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: ArtList NY), Makeup Ozzy Salvatierra (New York: Streeters New York, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles), Hair Peter Gray (Home Agency), Nails Naomi Yasuda (Streeters New York), Casting by Beth Dubin

Guinevere Van Seenus by Ben Hassett, Styling Jaime Kay Waxman (Tim Howard Management), Makeup Kanako Takase, Hair Recine, Nails Madeline Poole (BRIDGE Artists), Casting by Beth Dubin

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