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1920s flapper in my own SILENT MOVIE – Heart of Glass the Novel Update

I decided to do vlogs instead of blog updates. Partly because I love watching vlogs and YouTube myself, and partly because I wanted to experiment with makeup on myself as I have been doing it for years on others. This is the first time I am turning the camera onto myself since the very early …

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clockwork orange

A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 1972 Kubrick-inspired makeup

This clown-like, pasty look evokes a grotesque or macabre feel. It is done with facepainting for the background with different pigments to enhance skin tone and shading, and chunky brushstroke eyeliner for the “lashes”. Hair is a fake ‘bob’ hairstyle. Video tutorial coming very soon. Still in middle of editing it.

Musician's profile shot

Hair and Makeup for Professional Musician’s Headshots

This is a very natural, luminous, neutral, classic and elegant makeup and hair for a Korean professional violinist and pianist. She has great skin. Therefore only Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer was used, no foundation or full coverage. We are aiming for a ‘for real’ look, so no false lashes, no hair buns or pieces for volume and …

Bowie Aladdin Sane makeup

David Bowie tribute makeup “Aladdin Sane”

With sadness we learnt of the death of David Bowie, whose talent changed the world of popular music, culture and fashion. This makeup is our tribute. Skin and base We blocked out the eyebrows followed by many layers or concealers and powder in order to finally have orange eyebrows. Foundation is pink mixed with white, …

Southfields Theatre Group “The Last Five Years” April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2014

Southfields Theatre Group “The Last Five Years” April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2014

This is a very unusual situation where I wasn’t just IN a show, I was also behind the show. I was pianist as well as makeup artist for three nights. I had a cameo non-speaking appearance had Michael Jackson in the last sketch. That was my best and worst performance yet. All 4 seconds of …

How Javanese rod puppets help to create Character and Role

How Javanese rod puppets help to create Character and Role

I have loved and played with puppets since I was a child. I am really fascinated with these wayang golek (puppet theatre) puppets at the Hands On Base room at the Horniman today. The first one almost looks real. This is a makeup look I’d like to achieve. Anyone up for it? These puppets are carved …