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Different Approaches

30 Jun

Here are two old favorite beauty product stories/campaigns:

The Wild Rose of Indiana and his lovely Rock:

 

And:

 

What overarching theme(s) do you feel they share (or attempt to share)?

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ON CROY AH BLE!

14 Nov

… as in “incroyable,” the French version of “incredible.” We shouldn’t always be bound by the rules of language. Neither should our makeup. Words can only express so much, and at times language seems to offer a too narrow range of meanings, symbols, or significations to truly capture our feelings. Instead of talking, or writing, let’s just marvel and swoon together at…

these paperself eye flutters in all their festive, ephemeral glory. :

{Click on the images to get to the site}

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Under the Sea flutters

Twin Horses falsies

Twin Horses flutters

London skyline flutters

London skyline flutters

… the vivid Sandra Holmbom, who incorporates the flutters as she transforms her eyelids into landscapes:

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She is incredibly talented, and self-taught:

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And can do a whole range of looks:

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Paint Me Like One of My Paintings

Frosty nails

Frosty nails

Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

Sandra, my hat off to you.

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Images sourced from Paperself and Sandra Holmbom. Click the image boxes to enter into their sites.

International Yves Klein blue

29 Jul

Look at how gorgeous this model is!

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That blue winged eye shadow! Those earrings! That stare! Duhvine.

The blue got me thinking about IKB, the artist Yves Klein‘s signature color that he developed with chemists and copyrighted in the late 1950s. Since developing the color, Klein used it in both his visual work as well as performance pieces. Here’s an example of IKB chosen for its textural similarity to eye shadow:

IKB 160 (1957)

The search is on to find an eye shadow/make up concoction that closely resembles that deep hue. Since June 6th was Yves Klein’s 50th anniversary of his death, this piece did a write-up on him and found some similarly hued goodies. But I want to find something that closely resembles the 160 piece above. Tell me, have you worn blue eye makeup since you were 8 years old and playing with the contents of your kooky aunt’s makeup bag? I want to know.

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Model photo source

IKB 160 photo source