The look: “Spring vibrant statement lip”
T’ai Rising Moore, Awkward Beauty
T’ai Rising Moore’s name isn’t the only unusual thing about her. Raised by “flower children” on a 16-acre private island near Vancouver, British Columbia, Moore explored a number of professions before settling on makeup artistry in Indianapolis. Her unconventional background no doubt played a role in her career.
“Beauty is a fascinating thing. I’m drawn to it and love finding it in the mundane,” Moore said. A flower child in her own right, she believes her ultimate goal is to spread beauty and soften the world — but that doesn’t mean she underestimates the power of a good lip stain.
Best advice: “There is beauty in simplicity. Less transformation is better on time and not appearing as though you tried too hard. Find your natural beauty and play it up through fundamentals such as keeping your brows full. Take only the stray hairs away instead of over-shaping.”
Inspiration: “I’m a fan of telling a story through makeup. I’m inspired by style and beauty but not fashion — I’ll go there, but fashion is trendy and I would much rather marry other decades.”
Top drugstore find: “Revlon Illuminance eye shadow in the Not Just Nudes palette. I like them because the skin on my eyelids isn’t as smooth as it was when I was younger and these leave a natural, smooth finish.”
Trick of the trade: “Apply a little translucent powder to take down shine on your forehead and nose, and also a bit under the lower lash line. It absorbs excess moisture, which avoids running mascara or liner through the day.”
Trend to try: “Lip stains are great, especially in colors like pink, berry, orange — sort of that ’70s look, more sticky than glossy.”
Makeup artist T'ai Rising More. Model: Kessara Dhana from Helen Wells. Makeup used: Stills Long Wear Lip Colors in Outrageous and Exhilarating. Tip Taupe Eye Paint by Eye Makeup. Channel powder Douce. Aqua Lip Pencil by Makeup For Every Professional Paris. Flowers provided by Watts Blooming, 615 Mass Ave.