This past weekend I was competing in a Fantasy Makeup Competition for the Asian Expo in Vancouver. It was such an amazing experience; being given a theme (Asian inspired) and then having to create an entire look within 2 hours. Not only did I meet some extremely talented artists and see various styles of makeup, I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone and learn a lot as well. Even though I was not chosen to move on to the next round, I was so happy just to be apart of the competition as it was my first one!
The inspiration for my look first started with a snake; since the look had to be Asian inspired and it being the year of the snake, I thought that was a really cool theme to play off of. So I knew right from the beginning I wanted the shape of the look to be very angular. Then I started doing research to chose my colouring (red, gold and black). I then started to really like the look and idea of a Geisha; their look is so simple but is so striking. Lastly, Lady Gaga became an inspiration for the look which I used in mainly the hair, styling and wardrobe!
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Every editorial has some sort of story, theme or underlying message that the artist(s) is/are trying to portray. Joshua recently created a beauty story simply by using makeup. The main theme was the stages of an unsuccessful love; the lover, the wounded and the heartbroken. The main character was portrayed as an aristocratic women who’s relationship fails.
The Lover: a sophisticated look; classic and simple makeup to represent a women of innocence, wealth and desire.
The Wounded: a sophisticated look that is starting to darken and become corrupted. The black and red ombre lips represent a woman who is going through a heart ache. The golden eyes are starting to deepen as confidence begins to fade.
The Heartbroken: a dark, lifeless look that represents a woman who has tried but has given up on the battle of love. The once ombre lips are now completely black, the once golden eyes are pure black with a gold iridescent. The face becomes severely contoured and has lost all cheek colour.
Last week, myself and few very talented gentlemen (and woman) collaborated on a fierce photoshoot. I took the 2012 Spring beauty trends and put my own twist on them, making them futuristic!
Photographer: Mackenzie Lemire. Models: Jordan Dozois and Sebastian Gaurin.
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