These 'Elena' portraits in Daniel Weinand's portfolio are hyperrealistic expressions of beauty; the neutral-toned makeup used in each look reminds me of sandstone, but especially within the first two images.
Rocks and stones have been the inspiration for a number of innovations in the beauty and fashion world. Check out some previous features that discuss these themes below.
Implications - The mainstream adoption of environmentalism has caused innovators in every industry to take cues and inspiration from Mother Nature. In the fashion industry, wild animal prints and avian themes ran rampant in designers' seasonal collections, but the cosmetics niche was inspired by the hues of the sun, stones, sand and ocean.