Inspired by art: New work from BOSS Creative Martin McClean

With bronzed lids and glowing skin, BOSS hair and make-up artist Martin McClean created iridescent skin and relaxed hair for this shoot. With strong shoulders and military detailing, the styling inspired Martin to look to the paintings of Otto Dix and Christopher Isherwood’s book ‘Goodbye Berlin,’ for hair and make-up ideas.


For hair styling, Martin looked to 1930s styles as well as the ‘Chola Girl’ theme. He said: ‘I love soft textured hair, it can play beautifully in the light and I took the eyeshadow quite high to emulate the women in the paintings.’

Key products: ‘The make-up was¬†glossy and polished with freckles added using a MAC spice pencil. On the skin I use an old French pharmacy product, Le Maquiallage foundation and sheer it right down. I use this product in film a lot as it is almost undetectable on HD cameras. I finished the cheeks with a mixture of Nars multiples to add another layer of depth and then misted Make Up Forever Fixer rather than powder – it’s my new wonder product! I just finished working on a film where we shot at night in rain and fog with gelatine prosthetics and they didn’t move at all.’ ¬†

See Martins portfolio and booking information now.

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