Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Art Eye: Sancta Lilias, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

I'm back with another Art Eye, or in this case face, look for you guys. I decided to go for a bit of a change and work on my entire face for this one. I am looking at a Rossetti painting called Sancta Lilia, which is actually an unfinished painting from this Pre-Raphaelite painter.

I've always wanted to do a Pre-Raphaelite painting, not because it's my favourite era but because the women in the painting are so beautifully ethereal, with pale but glowing skin and rose red lips, they are the perfect inspiration for makeup! Of course my interpretation slight deviates from the natural look these women sported. I chose this specific painting because although it appears to be another portrait, her skin appears to be made up of layers of interesting colour choices. What really inspired me was the rosey glow of her cheek bone and the almost blue hollow of her cheek. This is why I wanted to work with thin and watery layers of face paint to build up dimension and shading that same way this artist had.

I'm really happy with the outcome of this, it's a bit different from my usual takes on art work but I feel like certain elements definitely refelct and editorial look. I have a lot of new 'Art Eyes' ideas check out my blog and instagram for updates!


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

#IAMFREEDOM Awards 2016 Entry | My Signature Makeup Look

Hi everyone! Long time no see, I know, but yet again I am on my summer holidays and have all the time in the world to get blogging away for you lot. Something a bit different and definitely exciting, I have made my first every youtube video to enter the I AM FREEDOM awards 2016! You can check out my video below!

The challenge was to show your signature makeup look, so I went for this simple and flattering smokey eye, nude lip and natural skin! I went with a look which emphasises my natural features and looks good both in real life and photography, and is a reflection of the typical makeup I wear. I love the placement of the eyeshadow in the especially, as it really lifts my eye because of the emphasis on the outer corner. I think this type of look is flattering on a lot of people which is why I chose to feature it as my signature look!

I have no idea if I am going to be selected into the top 30, but any support from you guys would be fabulous! Hopefully I can do well in this, and even if I don't there's no harm trying. As always, have a good day and I will see you soon with some more artsy posts!