MakeupGeek has had her Weekly Challenge going on for ages, but I’ve never participated. I used to look at the submissions and thought “Wow, are these people all makeup artists?? I could never do that.”
That was the time when my eye makeup was all but eyeliner and mascara. And I didn’t have bforbunbun.com to constantly push myself to explore new makeup products and looks.
I don’t know what sparked my interest this time. I don’t even know anything much about the culture and history of Native Americans. But I send in something this time, and had tremendous fun creating it!
So I went to google for pictures for inspiration. Found many, but they didn’t quite attract me.
Until I saw this:
I love the contrast of Obama’s formal black suit against the tribal war chief’s colorful head dress.
And so I did this!
The colors used were inspired by the chief's headdress - yellow, orange, red, black, and white.
I brought the eyeshadow colors beyond the eyebrows because........ because I felt artsy. Lol.
I don't know, I think Native Americans are very passionate people - passionate about their heritage, culture... so I chose this set of colors to sort of represent fire. Also, I'd imagine fire to be a very important source of energy for the Native Americans. (Pardon me for the lack of knowledge on their history.)
This hair accessory is the closest I have to Native American accessories. I tried!! XD
When I typed 'Native American' in Google Images, the Native Americans all had straight or fierce expressions. So I tried one with an attitude.
Not fierce enough, huh?
Maybe if I had bows and arrows and a full headdress of colorful feathers, I'd feel more in character.
I'm sure they do smile in real life. Like this:
What good is a look without a list of the products used, right?
Face Primer – Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel
Foundation – Lancome Maqui Blanc Miracle Liquid Foundation SPF 26/PA++ (with Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush)
Concealer – Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
Face Powder - MAC Blot Powder Pressed Light
Eye Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion (Eden)
Eye Pencil - NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Eyeshadow 1 - Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow Buttercupcake, Flamepoint, Love+, Tako
Eyeliner – Kate Gel Liner BK-1
Upper Waterline (Tightlining) – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Zero
Mascara Base – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
False Eyelashes - Ardell 301
Lip Balm - Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF 15
Lipstick - NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia
Lip gloss - The Face Shop Super Shine Lip Gloss
And a smirk to end off!
I'm sending this in at the eleventh hour, the deadline for submission is Friday, November 11th at midnight EST!