before you ask, "wtf?"

I view makeup from the perspective of a painter. Whether a look is practical or not does not matter to me. What does matter is the skill or technique you learn from creating a look. I am not a professional, a guru, or whatever else. I am simply an art student exploring the world of makeup.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Makeup as Art- What is your style?

You may have noticed (if you watch my youtube channel) that I've been rapidly deleting videos. The reason is pretty understandable. I don't like them. More and more of the people I know in my life are asking about my videos, and it's quite simply embarrassing to have them watch videos I don't like. This doesn't mean I won't make any more videos, it's just that I'm kind of starting over.

Anyway, on to some fun makeup!

This is just something I put together last night out of boredom. I've got these new pigments in interesting colors, so why not go crazy? I personally think that I could have taken it a step further with the fuchsia and white..but that may be just me.
After putting this look together, I got to thinking about what my makeup "style" is. You know, if I'm ever in a magazine, what would people know me for? I'm starting to think that my style focuses on the natural curves of the face. I try not to do any makeup that clashes with the face shape. Let me find an example of what I mean....

Okay, so here is something I did a very long time ago. Thinking along the lines of M. C. Escher, the lines drawn flow with the contour of the eye. This can apply to casual makeup as well! If you are trying to create the illusion of something (a cat eye, eyelid, wider set eyes, higher cheekbones, etc), you have to work WITH the shape of your face, rather than against it. I can't just shade my cheeks where I wish I had cheekbones. That only draws more attention to the fact that I'm faking it. Working with the natural hollows of your cheeks is a better strategy.

Hopefully this has given you something to think about! Next time to experiment with makeup, familiarize yourself with your natural contours. You will learn a lot about how to work with your face in the process. :)


1 comment:

  1. My compliment for your blog and pictures included,I encourage you to photoblog


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    Greetings from Italy,