Wednesday, April 18, 2012
80's Retro Tutorial for the NYX FACE Awards
For those of you who don't know I was chosen as a contestant in the NYX Cosmetics Face Awards. I am so incredible pumped to be a part of this, even if it's just a small part. I feel like I've worked really hard on Youtube for years now and this could be an amazing opportunity for me to grow as an artist. The competition takes place in a number of challenges. Our first challenge is to create an 80's Retro look.
I racked my brain trying to decide what to do. I spent hours researching makeup, looking at fifty thousand pictures of Madonna only to come to the conclusion that there were so many different subgenres of makeup that there was not "one look" that defined the decade. I decided to create my own look from my memories of the 80's (mainly Lisa Frank folders, Thundercats and musicians).
I decided to make a "mood" board for this 80's Retro challenge. Even though I didn't go the way of the Cyndi Laupercorn I did manage to create a look that I'm happy with. It's not true authentic 80's, but it's my version. And I took inspiration from all over. The hair was totally Sebastian Bach. Boy George-y lips. Cyndi Lauper's True Colors and Lisa Frank's Rainbow Unicorn. Totally tubular.
For the video I decided to do a take on a cheesy 80's movie so I did a 80's makeover. I had more fun filming that than spinning around in a grassy field. No wait that was fun too... until I fell down. I plan on editing vlogs of my experience in this contest btw.
Also NYX sent some amazing makeup to work with. Big thanks to them for believing in the beauty community and hosting this MONDO contest.