Get The Look – Volt Cafe Organic Beauty Project

Natural and organic beauty is coming more and more to the forefront of people’s minds. Whether it’s because they are starting to take care of their health through an organic lifestyle, they’ve become aware of possible hazards in what they are currently using or they’ve just seen the power of what naturals can do, it’s all good.

Many other make-up artists I know are starting to use natural and organics in their kit as they realise that they can live up to their ‘mainstream’ counterparts. Linda Ohrstrom, Beauty Director at Volt Magazine has started an Organic Beauty Project on Volt Cafe because she believes in it so much. We have had great fun swapping notes and her enthusiasm has spurred me on even more. I was so pleased to shoot a beauty story for the project, the aim being to show that you can have amazing strong editorial beauty using natural and organic products. I think we did it – here is the story so you can see what you think –


For the skin and brows on all five shots I used – Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation and Illusionist Concealer RMS Beauty ‘Un’Powder, AEOS Illuminator,  Jane Iredale Bitty Brows in Brunette, Green People Volumising Mascara.

The liner above is Terre d’Oc Liquid Eyeliner and lips are Ilia Beauty Neon Angel mixed with Humble Me and RMS Beauty ‘Un’ Cover Up in 11.


For the liner in the shot above I used Lavera Natural Liquid Eyeliner and on the lips – Inika Mineral Eyeshadow Pigment in Velvet mixed with RMS Beauty ‘Un’ Cover Up concealer in 11.


The liner above is The Organic Pharmacy Liquid Eyeliner and lips are Inika Mineral Eyeshadow Pigment in Velvet mixed with RMS Beauty ‘Un’ Cover Up concealer in 1.


The liner above is Zao Black Liquid Liner and lips are Ilia Beauty Neon Angel mixed with Humble Me and RMS Beauty ‘Un’ Cover Up in 11.


The liner above is Couleur Caramel Organic Black Eyeliner and lips are Ilia Beauty Neon Angel mixed with Humble Me and RMS Beauty ‘Un’ Cover Up in 11.

Photographer – Mike Blackett, Stylist – Julia Brenard, Hair – Johnnie Biles, Nails – Stephanie Staunton, Model – Lydia Graham @ Models 1



  1. 12th February 2014 / 5:48 pm

    The eyeliner looks are stunning.

  2. loudartford
    13th February 2014 / 8:55 am

    Thank you very much!

  3. 12th March 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Looks amazing! I’m trying to use all cruelty free and green products too. I have oily skin, which foundation would you recommend?

    • loudartford
      18th March 2014 / 9:00 am

      Thank you, glad you like it! That is great you are trying to use cruelty free and green products too. Powder minerals are great for oily skins as they help to combat shine – I love W3LL PEOPLE’s one. If you prefer a liquid Vapour’s Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation can help to balance out oil – it can feel a little oily but don’t let that put you off, it’s worth a try, I would still use a powder over the top to set it. Kjaer Weis’ new compact foundation could also be great for an oilier skin as it gives a matter finish. Also look at Couleur Caramel’s Hydracoton foundation as it gives a powder finish so is suited to an oiler skin.

  4. 26th March 2014 / 12:27 am

    You are very talented. I really like how unique and creative the looks you create are. Fantastic stuff!

  5. loudartford
    26th March 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Thank you very much for your kind words!

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