Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Cherry Blossom Potpourri-Experiment
Like the glam rock stars of the 70's I attempted to do a Geisha inspired look. By NO MEANS is this anywhere CLOSE to what an authentic Geisha actually wears her make-up. Yes the skin is paled, the lips are red and the eyebrows are drawn on but it's certainly not to this extreme. Most Geisha's (though there are few true Geisha's left now. They are more like a novelty.) don't wear much make-up. It's their Maiko's who where the tradition whited out face and neck with drawn on eyebrows and smaller shaped lips. (They don't do heart shaped lips but rather smaller lower lips with pointed cupids bows. To watch a Maiko apply make-up here's a link! ) I learned a lot of this by talking to people that actually know the Japanese culture and are just as irked as me when women where it wrong.
Enough of the rant on to zee look!
Hot Topic White Face Powder (Applied all over the face but not the neck.)
NYX Blush in Pinky (Applied in a c shape around the temple and cheek.)
Estee Lauder Bronzer ( To contour my chunky face.)
Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Bright Shimmery Pink (Used on the lid and up to the inner corner of the eyebrow in a round-ish shape.)
Bright Shimmery Purple (Used on the outer corner of the crease and lower lid blended heavily to round shape.)
Bright Shimmery Dark Royal Blue (Pressed into crease and blended heavily.)
Shimmery Cupcake Pink (Used on the inner corner of the lid and upwards to highlight the inner corner and upper lid.)
Matte White (To highlight of course.)
Shimmery Red (Used to cover the brows and brought down slightly to blend down the pink on the lid.)
NYC Liquid eyeliner in Black
Milani Liquif'eye metallic eye liner in Black
Hot Pink Unlabeled Lip Liner
Rimmel Lipstick in Alarm
Weee! Sorry I ranted a bit in the middle. I hope you guys like this. I'm going to be writing a review for my amazing Sobe botanical Goth Lip stix tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have time. I'm taking more demanding courses this semester. WAH SO MUCH HOMEWORK.
I hope you all are doing well!!