The main focus of this exercise was nailing the realism through attention to detail in the materials and lighting. Though the materials are simple, a lot of thought went into physical material properties and and things tend to be done in the cosmetic industry. As for lighting and rendering, I focused on the tasteful application of rim lighting and placement of different light sources.
This artwork was created as part of a marketing campaign for fictional cosmetic brand "Constellation". The client commissioned me to create this work to complement his portfolio where he showcases his skills in; brand direction, photography, print design, and more.
The guiding principles for these designs was elegance and premium product. To quote the client "Constellation is a fictional brand of lipstick that targets the premium, first tier fashion market. The premiere supplier of makeup to London and Paris fashion shows."
The end result can be found here: https://www.artifactbrigade.com.