Ralph Siciliano Cooks Up A Recipe for Beauty Success

Take a look at Hot List stunner Mayowa Nicholas on the runway and you’ll see that she’s not one to shy from bold beauty. The latest MDCBeauty story shot by photog duo Daemian and Christine cooks up a master class in all things painterly with step-by-step breakdowns from makeup artist Ralph Siciliano. From intricate line work to 80’s flair to brazen new heights for winged liner, the sky is the limit for what can be achieved.

Stylist Andreas Kokkino dolls up the new face in Diane von Furstenberg, Eckhaus Latta, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Self Portrait as Jordan M adds geometric dimension to her chopped locks. Unexpected props with artistic flair round up optics that show the range of beauty can be as dramatic as your heart’s content.

See more of the Models.com original editorial and take a peek at Ralph’s beauty picks to achieve these looks below.

Photographers – Daemian and Christine for Models.com
Stylist – Andreas Kokkino
Hair – Jordan M | Makeup – Ralph Siciliano | Nails – Yukie Miyakawa
Set Designer – Lauren Bahr
Special Thanks to Pier 59

Dress – Self Portrait | Earrings – Roxanne Assoulin

80’s N’ COUNTING

“One thing about makeup in the 80’s was women weren’t afraid to wear it! Pairing strong eyes & lips together was common. For the look, I paid homage to shine and color by using frosted grays for the eyes and red-orange ultra-gloss for the lips.” – Ralph Siciliano

Eyeshadow: Shu Uemura Eye Foil Antique in Worn Turquoise and Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Tarvos & Hydra
Eyeliner: Chanel Beauty Le Crayon Khol in Noir
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Granite
Mascara: Dior Beauty Diorshow Pump ’N’ Volume
Blush: Blackup Cosmetics Blush in NBL 09 & NBL 10
Lips: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme in Dashing and Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Lip Lacquer in Hey You
Foundation: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Warm Almond & Warm Walnut
Contour: Nars Cosmetics Contour Blush in Gienah


Dress and earring – Diane von Furstenberg

CONCEPTUALITY

“It’s true when they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For me, makeup doesn’t stop at the classics and this look is for the confident expressionist. Using hues of blue, I wanted this makeup veil to feel as though she is wearing the makeup rather than the makeup is wearing her. You can still see Mayowa’s natural beauty through the makeup; it’s almost like a part of her skin.”- Ralph Siciliano

Blue Veil: NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue & Extreme Sky Blue, NYX Vivid Brights Liner in Sapphire Blue, Lancôme Artliner in Saphir, MAC Chromaline in Hi-Def Cyan, and Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Chaos
Eyeliner: Chanel Beauty Le Crayon Kohl in Noir
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Granite
Mascara: Dior Beauty Diorshow Pump ’N’ Volume


Jumpsuit – Ulla Johnson | Earring – Shiny Squirrel

MODERN MINIMALISM

“This makeup is about simplicity but I made a statement using subtle eye details. I wanted the eye makeup to read as an accessory for the eyes rather than classic eyeshadow. The rest of the makeup was kept very minimal so the eyes remained the focal point.” – Ralph Siciliano

Eye Detail: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Grandma
Eyeliner: Chanel Beauty Le Crayon Khol in Noir
Brows: Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in Medium
Mascara: Diorshow Pump ’N’ Volume
Lips: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Memento
Foundation: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r in 420 & 430
Contour: Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Mocha


Dress – Samuji | Earrings – Shiny Squirrel

WINGED OUT

“While vacationing in the jungle of Costa Rica last winter, I couldn’t help but notice all the beautiful & exotic birds that were hanging around. Scoping out their wings and shape, I thought to myself “this is an eye makeup look waiting to happen.” I sketched it out and to translate my drawing into a makeup look, I kept it very geometric while paying homage to “the wing” shape. I chose metallic colors knowing they would show up beautifully against Mayowa’s complexion.” – Ralph Siciliano

Eyeliner & Outline: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Metallic Makeup: Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Kit
Mascara: Dior Beauty Diorshow Pump ’N’ Volume
Lips: Lancôme L’Absolut Rouge Lipstick in Perfect Fig
Foundation: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Warm Almond & Warm Walnut


Dress – Eckhaus Latta | Earring – Shiny Squirre

LADY IN RED

“She’s confident. She’s cool. She’s sexy. I imagined this look with an intelligent & strong woman in mind. Someone who thinks outside the box of beauty; who dares to wear red not just as a lipstick. I believe that almost every cosmetic is eligible for “multi-use” and created this look using only different lipstick products for the eyes, cheeks and lips. Why stop at only what the description of a product tells you? A little imagination can go a long way.” – Ralph Siciliano

Eyeshadow: Nars Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Consuming & Infatuated Reds and MAC Chromaline in Pure White
Eyeliner: Chanel Beauty Le Crayon Khol in Noir
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Granite
Blush: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Bad Blood


Top and vest –3.1 Phillip Lim | Earcuff and hoop – Chris Habana

THE VAMPLIFY

“This sultry look was inspired right on set by our model. One feature that I love on Mayowa is her full pout so I played it up by applying a really dark lipstick. To keep this look a little more interesting, I added a translucent silvery sheen to her eyes and stopped short of using any brow products.” – Ralph Siciliano

Eyeshadow: Marc Jacobs Beauty Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick in Frannie and Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
Eyeliner: Chanel Beauty Le Crayon Khol in Noir
Mascara: Dior Beauty Diorshow Pump ’N’ Volume
Lips: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Blacquer
Foundation: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r in 420 & 430
Contour: Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Mocha

3 Comments
  1. Wow.it’s interesting, the way you define beauty, art, design.I love this. I am an aspiring model, I would love to work with you, what do I need to do?

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