Friday, 21 May 2010

Mizz Worthy and Illamasqua Elementals Contest - Air

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?

I used:
Face:
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)

Eyes:
2true eyeliner
black mascara
Nyx false eyelashes
clear brow gel on my eyebrow

Lips:
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 :)

45 comments:

  1. This is amazing! Such a good idea, I love it! ♥ xo

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  2. I think you did a wonderful job of conveying the 'windblown' idea. It's such a cute look!

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  3. Ha! I love that, very clever! Good luck!

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  4. As soon as I saw the top photo I thought of an abstract Marilyn Monroe photo. Like the ones Andy Warhol would make. Very Nice indeed ;)

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  5. what an original idea! So cute!

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  6. Really cool idea!! Hope you win!

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  7. Oh gosh! What awesome idea and you look really pretty ^_^ Good luck!

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  8. Lillian, that is BRILLIANT and you pulled it off, without a doubt.

    I'm sorta excited because Illamasqua's finally coming to Australia! The first store's opening in Sydney, which is expected, but I'm really hoping a Perth one won't be too far behind. If a Perth one does open I'm I am SO putting my CV in.

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  9. How incredible... love the wind blown look!

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  10. Such an awesome idea! You look like a pretty painting, hee. <3

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  11. This is so awesome! Love the creativity. I never would have thought of something like this. You better win!

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  12. Wow...so awesome and creative. I'm loving the windblown look! Very original...

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  13. This is simply AMAZING.
    It's always hard to portray Air correctly, I've had numerous issues with in in artwork alone, but this is such a perfect representation.

    I hope you win! :)

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  14. I think it's amazing!

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  15. wow this is so creative! good job!

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  16. The concept is great, and I do think you pulled it off, I did think "OMG That's such a cool idea! " Well done girl x

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  17. Thats very clever!! Really like it!

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  18. Love this, very clever and cool idea :)
    xx

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  19. really like that,clever and creative.

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  20. This is SO witty and looks fantastic. I hope you win! :D

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  21. That's such a creative way to express the concept of 'air'! I'd probably just end up using 'airy' colours but your idea is so much more interesting.

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  22. You are awsome as always!

    I've had som many ideas but no time to try them out.....nothing to match this though. x

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  23. Highly inventive. This must have a chance of winning.

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  24. Lillian! This is so creative and original!!! I love the details even down to the hair - amazing! xx

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  25. Soo pretty! I love this on too. Bright red lips suits you so so much! Its definitely looks like there is wind blowing!

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  26. I love this, so simple, but so witty, and perfectly done. Fingers crossed for you, lovely!

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  27. This is so great, I could immediately tell the idea you were trying to convey. You are so talented and creative :)

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  28. I agree this idea is so simple but genius at the same time! Hope you win! :)

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  29. This look is awesome, I wouldn't be the least surprised if you won for it. I'm jealous of your creative juices. xD

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  30. this is beyond awesome!

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  31. Genius idea and fabulous execution!

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  32. I honestly think that is the cleverest idea I have ever seen, even better than the amazing water one!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  33. HA! That is so clever! What a brilliant idea.

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  34. The wind idea is AMAZINGLY clever. That is very likely to catch their attention. I really hope you win! The concept is brilliant.

    I reckon you could take it further with a stop motion film. Difficult to execute but the results would be the cutest ever.

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  35. This is awesome hope you win!!!

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  36. Wow, I love this makeup look and the concept.

    I would also like to say that I think your blog is brilliant, and that you are lovely. I find myself checking your blog almost daily - your experiments with makeup are inspiring and I like the reviews you do. I find myself going back into the archives and admiring your brilliant style choices too! :)

    Also, I'm deaf and very shy with new people. Altho I know this doesn't compare to social anxiety disorder, I do understand feeling terribly awkward and reluctant to meet new people I don't know. In my case, it is because I can't always lipread or hear and tend to just sort of smile and nod (terrible, I know) instead of being more confident about saying when I need something repeating. I could die of shyness and embarrassment sometimes, even though I know that there's nothing to be shy about :(

    It happens with family too, particularly extended family. Some of them are definitely not deaf aware! I understand the contrast between being loud and confident with people close to you and feeling withdrawn and quiet with other people.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading your future posts! xxx

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  37. DANG. I was going to say that was clever. *shakes fist*

    Well, whatever, it is. I love it!

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  38. brilliant, genius, love it xx

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  39. Finally! I am back online and just wanted to acknowledge the entry! Apologies for the delay! Moving house sucks, but trying to get internet connected sucks even more... Please bear with me - we have had some fabulous entries so judging will be difficult, but keep checking my blog for the finalists!
    MizzWorthy x

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