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Alex Box of Illamasqua Cosmetics.
The effortlessly cool Alex Box has built her reputation making highly directional beauty looks in fashion editorials and backstage at shows like Gareth Pugh, Issey Miyake and Véronique Leroy. She’s the perfect artistic fit as the creative director for Illamasqua, a British brand that oozes boundary-pushing individuality.
Model Charlotte Hoyer at Roland Mouret Spring 2014. Photo by Vanessa Craft
Here’s your meditative beauty moment of the day. Breathe deeply and take in model Charlotte Hoyer’s cheekbones.
As you were.