Make-up & Hair: Heather B. Director / Director of Photography & Editor: Dave Aspinall. Producer: Giedre Apanaviciute. Wardrobe: Annike Flo.
When Dave first called me about this music video for The Sunshine Underground, I was intrigued by his noir style concept and LOVED the 80's vibe to the single but ultimately, being a West Yorkshire girl myself (The Sunshine Underground are based in Leeds), how could I refuse!
My job, was to create Make-up & Hair looks for the 3 girls and it was really important to channel the individual characters for each one. Dave had a really clear vision in his head of who the characters were and with the help of Annike's styling I really gained a clear idea of what these girls were about. This influenced not only the finished looks but also the types of products and techniques I used on each girl to keep on character.
A few of my favourite Make-up products used on the shoot were: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick - Good creamy coverage with a natural look. Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up Gel - Natural Brows. Estée Lauder Double Wear Light - Great coverage with amazing staying power with a matter finish whilst not being too heavy. Estée Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover - Amazing full, matt coverage that lasts for hours on end. Estée Lauder Stay In Place Gel Eyeliner - Smooth application and long wear. Mac Lipsticks in Russian Red, Chilli and Film Noir. Mac Strobe Cream and Mac Blot Powders.
Fave products used for hair: A Sleek wig. Bumble & Bumble Tonic Lotion - To de-tangle and prep hair. Great on porous or coloured hair. Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray - Pretty much does what it says on the tin. KMS Add Volume Styling Foam - Really great styling mousse, works for most styles. Schwartkopf got2be Blasting Freeze Spray - The ultimate hairstyle freeze spray. A bit of water and Goldwell Pump Freeze Spray helped me do these fine urban finger waves that Sara (the actress) and I loved...
A really great talented team worked on this video, who all worked really hard in various locations across London. Hope you enjoy! If you love the single then you'll be pleased to know you can pre-order their album 'The Sunshine Underground' here.
"And finally..." *she sings in style of track* (see what I did there) here are some brilliant behind the scenes shots by Vobla Unsane.