Mizz Worthy and Illamasqua are having another amazing contest! I adore these collaborative competitions and have entered the previous 2 (i was lucky enough to win second prize in the last one :)). Mizz Worthy is one of my favourite bloggers and, as you know if you read my blog frequently, Illamasqua is my favourite makeup brand. These contests always have a wonderful, fun and exciting concept and they provide me with the motivation to get off my chubby butt and really do something interesting with my looks.
This time the theme is Elementals. Go here and enter yourself!
I had a bit of trouble thinking of an idea to do with the element for air simply because it's, in a way, the most abstract of the elements. It's invisible for one thing :P The others can instantly conjure up images in my mind and have clear colours and symbols associated with them. Air is more ethereal and subtle.
However i didn't want to do an ethereal or subtle look. So i came up with an idea that would let me be bold and brash while still representing the element of air. My idea was that i was standing in a wind so strong that it managed to blow my makeup from one side of the face to the other.
Anyway here is what i came up with:
(a close up of my lips so you can see that i am nowhere near my natural lip shape :P)
To achieve this look i basically did the right side of my face as normal (apart from the lips), then did the left side, dragging my blush and eyelashes to the right (i also attempted to do this with my eyebrows but they did not want to cooperate) and i put the wing of my eyeliner and the false eyelash on the inner corner instead of the outer (it was horrible doing this, it feels completely unnatural). Finally i redrew my lips completely in a wonky, picasso-esque shape, dragging the cupids bow in a slant to the right and extending the right corner.
And to top it off i dragged my hair to the one side.
I think it was a good conceit but not sure how well i pulled it off. What do you reckon, can you see the idea i was going for?
urban decay surreal skin foundation in illusion
no 7 powder
kryolan Frambosia (not sure if this is meant as a blush or eyeshadow. I used it as blush)
Nyx false eyelashes
clear brow gel on my eyebrow
Barry m lip laquer pencil in no 2
Please tell me what you think, constructive criticism is welcome as always. Expect quite a few more entries from me, this contest has got my creative juices flowing :)