Archive July 2011
British makeup brand, Illamasqua has recently partnered with funeral home Leverton & Sons to provide us with one last, professionally applied makeup application after we die.
“The Final Act of Self-Expression” is a service for those who love to self-express with makeup. Why should it be any different when you’re dead? It doesn’t. Now, you have the opportunity to have a professional Illamasqua makeup artist will come to the funeral home and put your final face on for the afterlife. Lord knows you’re gonna need some bronzer.
Illamasqua’s website tries really hard to make us understand by explaining:
“The rite of passage to the afterlife has been of central importance to human culture for thousands of years. To have the best mahogany, the finest lining, the best stallions… are today chosen in tribute to the life lived. To wear the most fabulous make-up applied by a professionally trained make-up artist for your final journey is the ultimate statement of celebration.”
The service costs $720 and is only available in London.
I mean, I think I understand what they’re trying to do. It’s still weird though.
What do you think?? Would you do it??
Liv Tyler has moved from being the face of their fragrance, to the face of Givenchy’s cosmetic line.
Love her lip color.
House star, Hugh Laurie has just landed an unexpected role as L’Oreal’s new celebrity spokesman for the brand’s Men Expert line. Cyril Chapuy, global brand president of L’Oréal Paris describes the actor as”the perfect example of a modern man: genuine, uninhibited, strong and willing to pursue his passions to the end.”
Laurie, on the other hand admits that he “thought L’Oreal’s decision was “a mistake” but then, “realised that L’Oréal wasn’t looking for models, but real people with strong personalities, who are worth it … and who aren’t afraid to proclaim that using cosmetics can be a very masculine decision after all.”
I love the makeup at Valentino’s Haute Couture show! Flushed cheeks and rosy, stained lips gave the look a very ethereal, angelic feel. The skin was dewey and fresh, and gold pigment was applied to the inner corners of the eyes as well as on the bow of the lips.
Key Makeup Artist: Pat McGrath
Models at the Chanel show were given jet-black smokey eyes that peeked through a strip of lace; while a matte peach lipstick topped off the look.
Key Makeup Artist: Peter Phillips
For the look at Giambattista Valli today in Paris, makeup artists lined the model’s eyelids with black liner and applied a strip of false lashes. The skin was evened out for a flawless finish and the lips were given a matte, light pink shade.
Key Makeup Artist: Val Garland
At the Armani Prive Fall 2011 Haute Couture show, models were given a rosy peach eyeshadow and charcoal grey liner that extended out past their eye in two clean lines.
Yesterday in Paris, Christian Dior showed their first Couture show without John Galliano. While fashion critics are less than enthused about the collection, the makeup remains fabulous thanks to makeup artist extraordinaire, Pat McGrath and her talented team.