One of my primary loves is makeup art. I chose Kim Kardashian as a model for makeup art because her look demonstrates some areas that I will discuss below. Makeup art starts with a canvas which is the face.. There are very similar techniques used in applying makeup that are similar to creating a painting. When creating a makeup look the makeup artist must first apply foundation to the face. The foundation helps to conceal the skin and its imperfections to make it one blank canvas. Then there is a contour stage of applying makeup. Contouring helps define the face. You apply a darker shade in the hallows of your face and blend to give highlights and dimension to the face. After foundation is applied you can then apply a finishing powder in a similar skin tone or that is translucent to set the makeup. Another part of makeup that is similar to painting is eye makeup application. When applying eye makeup, you will also need a base cream that is a neutral color similar to the skin tone. This helps to mute the eyelid. Muting the eyelid helps eye shadows that are applied to eye bolder. Eye shadows come in the form of pressed pigments or loose pigments. The loose pigments can be applied wet or dry. When a pigment is applied wet the eye shadow can appear, “foiled”. Eye shadows appear more cohesive when you utilize contrasting colors on the lid. It is important that eyeshadow colors go with the clients undertone, and eye color. You use warm toned eye shadows for clients with warm undertones in their skin and cool tone eye shadows. for clients with cool undertones in their skin. Applying makeup requires similar tools that painting does. To apply liquids or creams to the face it would require a synthetic brush. To apply powder products you would use a natural hair brush typically made out of Italian Badger, Squirrel, or Goat hair. Goat hair are premium brushes because the hair picks up more pigementation. The density of the brushes also aides in makeup application. The denser the brush the more opaque an eye shadow can be. You would use a less dense brush for sheer application. Makeup is something that is a form of art. The looks of an individual can be transformed with the application of makeup. Makeup has come a long way. It was at first used for practical uses for cultures like the Egyptians who used eye kohl to protect their eyes from the sun. Now it is used for more fashion purposes by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and by the everyday women. It’s a beautiful way to enhance your features without permanently changing your looks.
Do you believe the look that Kim Kardashian is wearing is achievable?
What attracts you to certain makeup styles?
If you had the time to wear makeup up would you and why?
This is a link for a makeup tutorial.