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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Dramatic Tyra Banks Inspired Look… And A Rant.

I saw this awesome picture of Tyra Banks on Illamasqua’s Facebook page the other day and I fell in love with it instantly. It’s a really dramatic look for her and I think she wore it superbly well:




Pretty cool, huh? I love the drama! It’s pretty unusual to see the bleached/naked brow trend on someone with a darker skin tone and I love that' she’s doing something different and unusual. I knew I couldn’t pull it off, but wanted to try it anyway!


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Eyes: MAC Paint Pot in Blackground, black from Sleek Circus palette, Darling Girl Luxe, pink from Wet n Wild Lust Palette, gold from e.l.f. Day2Night quad.
Face: Marks and Spencer Limited Collection Foundation in Ivory, Kryolan Dermacolor Concealer in D7, used as concealer and to slightly lighten brows.
Cheeks: Sleek Suede Blush, Fyrinnae Moon Child
Lips: MAC Candy Yum Yum, Kiko Super Gloss in 107.


I decided to go all-out and make it a little heavier and more mask like! I really liked how her inner corners looked in the first photo and wanted to use that as a starting point. It’s hard to tell, but the gold does extend across my lids a little more than it looks here. Do I like the look? Yes. Do I think it work for me? Not totally. Do I think if I had a bitching outfit and hair and had my photo taken by someone who knew what they were doing, or if I looked as awesome as Tyra does that I could pull it off better? Fuck yeah. I also wish I added lashes, but Tyra wasn’t wearing any so I didn’t either.

..And now for my rant. Google this look, or look on the Illamasqua page or website for it. The comments people are leaving are beyond belief. “She's just too skinny for such heavy gothic eye.” “You can’t do those eyes/brows with that kind of forehead, sorry.” Um, what the fuck, women? How DARE you get personal! And that is just TWO comments out of many, many similar ones.

You can not like the makeup. You can leave constructive criticism. You can say, “Oooh, not for me!” But slagging of her weight or face shape? It still, to me, beggars belief that people can be SO negative and harsh about other people’s bodies. You can NOT like this makeup on Tyra, and you can absolutely say so, but how dare you talk about someone like that? Her forehead, her body shape, her weight… WERE WE TALKING ABOUT MAKEUP OR JUST BEING ARSEHOLES?! It disgusts me, and quite frankly, whenever someone talks about a black girl not being able to wear X style of makeup, I do sometimes wonder if people are just being racist fucks. Er, she can TOTALLY wear gothic makeup (which I don’t even think this is!).

While we’re on the subject, everyone who is going “she doesn’t know what avant garde is but she thinks she’s soooo fashion trolololol…” Um. Avant garde simply means being experimental, innovative and pushing boundaries. This is NOT a usual eye shape for makeup. This is NOT something Tyra  normally wears. The inner corner application and shape, for example, is pretty new and interesting, and all this more so if you consider it all in the context of the red carpet and not, say, the runway. So, yeah, fuck you all, this can easily be construed as avant garde. 

And finally… I want to shake my head, in person, and in slow motion, at each and every person who clicked “like” on Illamasqua’s Facebook page and then has the stones to criticize anyone’s makeup for being a little weird or off the wall. Don’t you know shit about that brand you supposedly like? Do you KNOW the origins of that brand? Do you know who is the mastermind behind it all? BITCH DID THIS:

 

Just sayin’.

19 comments:

  1. Ah, people will talk, haters will hate... too bad for them if they can't see what is cool!

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    1. It's not even a matter of taste though. You can not like it, and I can see why anyone would not like something like this. It's that people use something like makeup that they don't like as an excuse to slag the PERSON off. There's no need for it. It's just symptomatic of all the patriarchal bullshit that you get from magazines with the 'circle of shame' and shit that like. It really gets on my tits!

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  2. What a bag of dicks. Illamasqua are BASED around being innovative and pride themselves in being different and pushing the boundaries of makeup. Fuck who ever said those things, seriously. That kind of stuff makes me so angry. And HELLO, do they not know who Tyra Banks IS? She was one of THE models back then, and boy did she push boundaries. This is more than likely a happy nod back to her old more daring days, and not those of ANTM. You go Ty-Ty, you go.

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    1. EXACTLY! If anyone CAN pull this sort of makeup off, it IS Tyra. She's famous for being fierce! Sure as hell she's worn "wierder" makeup than that before...

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  3. The great thing about the complainers loving Illamasqua and hating on that particular look is that Illamasqua does NOTHING to hide their love of different makeup. All of the promotional images for their collections are out there in some way, and if these 'fans' haven't noticed that then they clearly have their heads stuck somewhere the sun don't shine.

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    1. Exactly! You're not going to wear any of those looks to Tesco or Family Planning, are you? Silly people are silly.

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  4. Wouldn't you love to see some of these people who sling such dirt, I bet they would never have the guts to even try a look as bold as this, even behind closed doors. I love that you have tried this too as it's such a bold look.

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    1. Thank you! And I take the view that it just washes off, so why not try it?

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  5. Dude whateves' the eyeshadow looks ballin on you and Tyra. The gold on the inner corner really adds an extra unf to the look.

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  6. I almost never read the comments on the interwebs because people are TSTL.

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  7. I agree w/ you Robyn. It disappoints me when people decide that they are experts on what will or won't work for a person. If Tyra wants to wear that makeup, then let her wear it without choosing to dissect all the reasons it doesn't work on her face! Just because you don't think it works, doesn't mean everyone else is on your side, NOR does it mean that Tyra needs to care what you think. If she likes it, then that's it... case closed.

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    1. I think you CAN say that something doesn't work for someone, but why? I just don't see how someone can say UR FOREHEDZ TOO BIG BITCH and think that's okay? If they think that they could at least be constructive and say 'I'd have liked this better with brows.'

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  8. You are so schmexay when you rant! And I agree with you 100%. I actually don't like her look at all, but I can appreciate the artistry behind it. As for you, I think you would rock that look HARD with the right clothes, boots, photographer, accesories, etc. -- you're already halfway there!

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    1. See thats what I mean - you don't like it, but you're not being a dick about it or stopping to make a mean comment about someone for no reason!

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  9. SO fucking righteous! Couldn't have said it any better! And this is exactly why I love Illamasqua!

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  10. I actually like this look on Tyra! I think it's really cool how the artist has played with shapes and angles!
    I saw some of the comments on Illamasqua's webpage. People got too much time on their hands!
    I always appreciate looks like these. Makes the world so much more fun!!
    Phlox

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