Saturday, 16 October 2010

Illamasqua Contest entry 4 - Galatea

The idea for this character came again from the idea of someone searching for the secret to life itself. I started thinking about Pygmalion and his statue and the idea came from there. The makeup was my attempt to look like I was made of marble but uhh it didn't work so well (i think i look more like the moon) and then do a sort of normal face of makeup over it, as if it was my actual skin.

Galatea was created by Pygmalion, who pined and lusted after her, even though she was just a marble statue. He prayed to the Gods and eventually Cupid granted his wish and brought her to life. The sculpter was delighted. However Galatea was not. She had no love for Pygmalion, she did not know him at all, but he forced her to marry him, saying that without him she wouldn't have life at all. He treated her as his property, forgetting that she was now her own person. Eventually Galatea could not take it anymore and ran away.
She still has the look of cold stone but is a real woman, with a kind heart and sweet nature.



More under the cut :)






To do this first i painted my whole face white with face paint, then i took white translucent face powder and a matte black Barry M Dazzle Dust and mixed them together. I painted the grey powder all over my face and then went over certain places to make them darker. I added black eyeshadow (Sugarpill Bulletproof) used very lightly in places, and heavier in some small patches. Then i added some more black patches using Benefit Bad Girl pencil (free with Glamour! :D) and drew on white 'veins' with the face paint. I brushed Aromaleigh Opal powder all over to make myself look shimmery. Then i drew my eyebrows on using Bulletproof and added some on the top of my eyes with wings at the corner. I went over this with Collection 2000 Rock Chick glitter eyeliner and finished with mascara. Finally I used Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Liason on my lips.

I don't know why i didn't leave this on and take it to the club! XD

14 comments:

  1. You should have left it on!!!

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  2. Fab as always Lillian - Thanks so much for your entry! xxx

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  3. Oh my god! I love it! you should win this competition

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  4. I think this is the best so far, Lil! :D

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  5. LOOOOOOOOVE. I'm really digging the lips and glittery lid :D

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  6. You look really beautiful!

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  7. This is also great! You look amazing! Gosh, both entries are so good!

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  8. Ok, the first wild one is my favorite, then this one and than midas daughter! :D All of them look great!

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  9. This is my favourite! I love the story behind it and you look great! :)

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  10. Holy crap I actually gasped out loud when I saw this! This is so amazing!!!

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  11. You should win. This is amazing- it's my fave out of the looks you've done for the contest so far. I love the stories behind the characters that inspired you. You are so creative and you've put so much thought into it!

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  12. I'm reading some of your older posts, I hope you don't mind getting comments so late. I just wanted to say that like everyone else I love this one, and you really do look like you are made of stone! You definitely have skillz girly!

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