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 …

1950s pinup rockabilly selfie

1950s Riviera-inspired Rockabilly Pinup Vintage Hair and Makeup

  #pinup #makeupbyme #hairbyme #1950s #korean #model #cathkidston #dress #rockabilly #韩国 #女 #妆化#发型 #vintage #thevintagelife A video posted by Satsuma World (@ivyngeow) on Apr 30, 2016 at 6:59am PDT The 1950s Riviera-inspired Rockabilly pinup look is a little risque and bold but it still has to be pretty and feminine. I have completely changed the …


The Green Lady transformation: from kitsch painting to makeup art

Makeup Art transformation of Chinese Girl by Tretchikoff, 1950 I am proud to show you my masterpiece. As I have only been making the old, young, male and female beautiful: this is a different skill, the painterly side of makeup art. Watch the film of the transformation here: Or just view photos below of before, during and after

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, …


1960s daytime Mod look for Ascot with pompadour quiff ponytail

I prepared this look to suit Clare’s cute  navy window pane check 60s dress from Warehouse with a peter pan collar. The makeup is a light version of the 1960s cut crease. The makeup has been brought up to date and kept sheer and luminous, rather than the traditional 60s flat, dense and opaque. Contouring …

Janine Basil Gemstone Vintage-influenced Headband

Janine Basil Gemstone Vintage-influenced Headband

Today someone made my day. That someone is Karen Ho, my uber-queen of schtyle, fellow shipmate in the sea of life. Usually a parcel will come in layers of plasticky nonsense and bubble wrap and tape. Usually you will reach for scissors. But not today. The packaging is shockingly minimal, lightweight and beautiful, with not …