For me fine art shoots are a balance between too much and not enough. I had a moment of questioning when styling this set (ie, is glitter and lit branches and lace too much? or just enough?) - but my goal was to play with texture and light, so the contrast of it all (in a neutral color palette) worked well.
Sienna, my beautiful model, had clear, dewy, radiant skin (for a photographer this is the equivalent of being handed a chocolate chip cookie with an extra coating of chocolate on top. It is literally the frosting on a beautiful cupcake) and this abundance of freckles so I kept her makeup very light --instead of foundation or powder, I used a highlighting liquid all over her face (which will give hot highlights, but I wasn't going to light her heavily and her skin was perfect), then used an RMS luminizer on her lids to help the 2 glitters adhere. On her lips is a light pink gloss and her lashes got a swipe of mascara because I wanted the textures of her freckles and the glitter to be what popped.
I wanted to create drama with the lighted branch, so I purposefully underexposed the images to create these highlights (I'll post a behind the scenes on the retouching process next) and then... pure magic.