Color Palette #85 :: Makeup Smudges
So, the mermaid makeup idea did not go that well. Neither did the aqua Day of the Dead idea.
Once upon a time, I wanted to be a makeup artist. I had done every aspect of technical theater in high school, and was an art major in college. I looked at makeup as just another paint, and faces as another kind of canvas, and started collecting every colorful shade of any kind of makeup I could get my hands on. I literally have eye shadow in every color of the rainbow (like yellow – bless you, M*A*C cosmetics for being bold and making a yellow. You have saved and made many an outfit and costume over the years with your variety of colors). In college especially, I’d have people coming over to borrow makeup because my collection was that extensive (it’s a little embarrassing to realize how big it used to be… and how little of it I use now!).
I learned fairly quickly, though, that not everyone has a need for bold makeup every day (or even every weekend); I was sad at the time because it was Los Angeles (hello, movie people?), and you’d think with LA’s flair for the dramatic, I would have found more people interested (not so much). But over the years, I can appreciate not wanting to walk out of the house with bright blue eye shadow.
That’s why I get so excited about Halloween.
But, alas (and yes, I did just use alas), the lack of time to really hone the idea left me going, I used to be better at this… and washing my face over and over.
Didn’t matter though, as I got exactly zero trick-or-treaters.
Ah, well. At least I got to play with cobalt blue and satisfy that craving.
Like the photo texture? It’s “Back-In” from Kim Klassen.