Beauty Behind The Scenes

Get the Look:
Aje Girl Summer Beauty


She’s got the look. Press pause and come behind the scenes into our world with makeup artist Isabella Schimid and hair artist Julia Homard. Discover insider tips and a step-by-step guide to achieving the Aje girl summer beauty look from our recent endeavour in LA. Find glimpses captured offset and explore a directory of all the best beauty products to find in town. Captured by Aje Insider and Senior Visual Designer Ashton Eramya.

“Raw beauty, tough femininity and effortless cool is the ethos of the Aje brand and the message behind the beauty brief provided ahead of the brands trip to Los Angeles. Fresh skin and a luxurious complexion is the recipe to every Aje girl – a statement close to my very own.

Firstly, begin by making sure skin is prepped well before applying any product. Once prepared, apply the ‘Clinical Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel’ by Dr. Dennis Gross; I picked this up from Violet Grey earlier to shooting.”

First things first, Violet Grey

The essentials from Isabella's kit

“The next step and another discovery of mine from Violet Grey was Lauren’s All Purpose ‘Classic Jar’ which worked perfectly to achieve extreme hydration and natural glowing skin once massaged in.

For an added afterglow, apply the ‘Unisex Healthy Glow’ hydrating tint by Charlotte Tilbury along the cheek and forehead for a bronze, sun-kissed tone. Compliment the cheeks by adding a soft sculpting luminosity using the ‘Glass Glow Face and Body Gloss’ in prism rose.”

Touch ups behind the scenes of our Cruise 20 Capsule collection

“Natural but elegantly brushed brows add a subtly tougher element to the complete look. For almost instantly groomed brows, apply Glossier’s ‘Boy Brow’ in brown to shape the base and then add ‘Brow Flick’ to fill in the gaps.

Balmy eyes and lips add a natural warmth to the entire appearance; one of my kit essentials to attain this is using the ‘Balm Dotcom’ in berry on the eyelids. Designed for a gentle warmness on the skin, dab a splotch of Living Libations ‘Maiden Fern Blushing Balm’ for a seamlessly natural looking texture on the lips.”

The best of the best, a glimpse inside Violet Grey

Behind the scenes with Cami Taylor at Venice Beach and makeup artist Isabella Schimid

“Complete the look by finishing off with the ‘Nutrient Rich Body Balm’ by The Travelista, another kit essential of mine. This all-over body balm is formulated with golden jojoba, coconut, shea and mango and works to provide long-lasting moisture.”

— As told by Isabella Schimid for The Aje Report

Glossier's flagship store on Melrose Place

“The Aje woman is natural and carries herself with a sense of nonchalance. Like makeup, hair carries the same codes – raw, tough and effortlessly cool. The brief of “a balmy summer holiday in California” allowed for instantaneously knowing what was to be packed.

The base of refined and natural texture with no product is quite exciting to achieve in a new climate. Luckily, like Isabella, my kit consists of key products to attain relaxed and less styled hair.”

Hair prep ahead of shooting our Cruise 20 Capsule with hair artist Julia Homard

“The Aje woman is natural and carries herself with a sense of nonchalance. Like makeup, hair carries the same codes – raw, tough and effortlessly cool. The brief of “a balmy summer holiday in California” I instantaneously knew what was to be packed.

The base of refined and natural texture with no product is quite exciting to achieve in a new climate. Luckily, like Isabella, my kit consists of key products to attain relaxed and less styled hair.”

Mr Smith, In Common and Oribe – the perfect line up of products

In between takes with Cami Taylor

“First, hair should be prepped and clean from the night before. The consistency through the evening is perfect to work with on a shoot day. This allows for organic movement to play with.

When on set, begin by wetting and setting with ‘The Foundation’ by Mr Smith on damp hair. This is the best way to prime clean hair before working with it. Once the hair has settled, a heat preventative is fundamental before applying any tools on natural hair. The ‘Leave In’ conditioning treatment is a key player on ends for moisture and heat protection during this stage.”

What’s in the bag?

A glimpse upstairs at the Nine Zero One salon

“Drying hair naturally is the finest way to obtain effortless movement, with limited prep time a low-setting hair drier whilst running fingers through the hair is the next ideal thing to achieve movement partings as well as enhancing baby hairs. Once completely dry, randomly wave sections of the hair with your fingers leaving out the ends to keep the hair tousled, raw and looking as natural as possible.”

Eliza Rutson, ready to go to set

Le Labo at The Grove

“After creating wavy movement, spray ‘Texture Spray’ lightly from roots to the ends to give the hair some extra love before using the drier again to add more air to the hair. To polish the ends, spritz the ‘Magic Myst Universal Elixir’ by In Common to finish off with a luxurious texture. As an additional bonus, all products used carry both vegan and organic ingredients which always work to care for the hair.”

— As told by Julia Homard for The Aje Report


Special thanks to Isabella Schimid and Julia Homard

Photographer : Ashton Eramya

Shot in Los Angeles, USA


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