Wednesday, 6 April 2011

London Muse Part 2...

Sooooo...full of Pret I managed to find my way back to Muse, and now it was my turn, mwahahaha!! I couldn't wait to get stuck into the drawers of makeup that I had lovingly stared at all morning. I can't even tell you how AMAZING it was. There was Mac, Illamasqua, NYX, Dermalogica...the list went on and on. While I was in the park I had some time to think about the look I wanted to do. I had so many ideas, but in the end I chose Geisha. I didn't just want to do a straight Geisha look though, you know me, nothing simple. So I decided to do it with a kinda 80's twist, like something you maybe would have seen on one of the Blitz Kids.

Ok so this image from Shatterjapan is a recreation for the BBC drama 'Worried about the boy' but it conveys what I was going for. If you want to see some genuine and very incredible photography from that era visit Derek

So anyway this was what I came up with...

I'd been thinking about getting Illamasqua's white cream foundation and pressed powder for a while so I thought this would be the perfect time to try it out. I've seen Alex Box use this at some of her master classes and she gets such an incredible finish with it, but as you'll see my attempt isn't that great :S I think I would have been better applying it with a stippling brush so I could buff it to a smooth finish, but hey ho you live and learn.

I really think my models look is perfect for this...

bit too messy for my liking!!

I really like the idea behind my look and the colours I chose, but I wasn't too happy with finished product. I like to take my time when I do fantasy looks to make sure the blending is good and the liner is sharp, but I was so nervous my hands wouldn't stop shaking and I had to rush as I'd spent so much time doing the base (white is HARD!!). I really lucked out with my model though, I could have done anything and she still would have made it look amazing because she was incredibly beautiful!!
I couldn't believe how quickly the day went. Before I knew it we were done and I was back navigating the streets of London to find my way home...

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Anyways...hope you like the look. You will be seeing a re-creation of this in the future when I've got the time to do it properly :)

On the train home I can't wait for tomorrow...I can see another sleepless night ahead!!

Speak soon xx


  1. omg I have lurked on your blog forever, I recognized it right away! now I clicked on it from MUG. I love your work!!! Huge fan!

  2. Thankyou so much Amalia! It really means a lot to me that people take the time to check out my blog. I really do appreciate it! I've just been checking out your blog...I love it! Your swatches are ace, I especially like the Inglot ones and the looks you did. I've been toying with the idea of getting some of their products, and between your swatches and starryskies new look I think I'm sold. Look forward to seeing more of your posts. Thanks again :D


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