Barneys New York ‘Face Time’ holiday 2013 campaign featuring Robyn Lawley features several interesting makeup look suggestions for the rapidly approaching party season. Nothing usual about that, right? Well, yes and no. Sure, bringing a bit of makeup inspiration right before the holidays is hardly unusual, but the fact that the brand tackled a plus size model to do it is! Despite being one of the most popular plus size models in the industry, this is the model’s first beauty modeling gig.
The model, who launched her first plus size swimwear line this summer, shared the news via Instagram and drew attention to the fact that plus size models are rarely selected to model beauty products.“This is my first proper beauty job ever!! Often models of my size are overlooked. I applaud @barneysnyofficialand the very talented @benhassett using me,” she wrote. While the lack of representation of plus size models has been an intensely debated topic, the fact that the same is true for the beauty industry is often neglected.
Though there’s some consensus about the difficulties of catering to the plus size market, when it comes to beauty, it’s quite strange that we don’t get to see more plus size models, given the fact that wearing makeup has nothing to do with size. Issues of diversity in fashion and beauty aside, we can’t stop staring at the stunning makeup looks created by Givenchy, Kevyn Aucoin, MAKE and NARS. The gorgeous smokey eyes, the stunning burgundy lips, the stunning natural look…it’s hard to choose a favorite as all of the looks truly deserve the title “show-stopping holiday beauty looks” they’re given.
Thankfully, the Robyn Lawley for Barneys New York holiday 2013 beauty campaign isn’t just focused on the looks, leaving beauty enthusiasts wondering about what are the exact products they can use to replicate the gorgeous party makeup looks in the comfort of their own home. Instead, the label features the exact products used to create the makeup looks and makes them easy to purchase, so you don’t have to wonder where exactly to find that intense green eyeshadow tone or that sultry lipstick shade.