I met Kota a few years ago on a weird shoot at an art gallery in Chinatown. I knew then she was a unique bird, one of those people you’re pretty sure is made up of unearthly stardust and magical bits.

Purple Smokey Eye with Chaya

  I love shades of purple and plum for eyes and lips, especially on warmer skintones. This version of a smokey eye on Chaya was done with Dior’s 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in #157 Magnify, a collection of plums and soft pinks/mauves to create depth and dimension.

Deep Plum Lip on a Warm Skintone with Chaya Medina

Deep plum tones on the lip with a neutral eye look amazing on warm skintones. Here I used the brown color from Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate palette (which is actually a cream contour) on the eyes, but a regular brown cream shadow would do well in it’s place (add a tiny touch of a sheeny balm on top for that glisten).