Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tutorial Tuesday~ "Modern Kitten"
Ibased this look on my 'Psychobilly/Edgy Pin Up Look' but toned it down for a younger gal. The kitten ears are only a hint of their amped up selves and the colored extensions would actually work for both looks. The hairstyle is still retro inspired but somewhat 'deconstructed' since the curls are left loose and softened. We added just a touch of contrast with a sculpted
pin curl at the front. I think this style is ideal for a young girl who enjoys experimenting w/ colorful makeup since it calls for winged liner (challenging to master, but worth the effort) and bright hues while remaining neutral elsewhere. This prevents a young woman from looking too made up or beyond her years.
I mentioned in the sidebar of the video,and will reiterate here, that I feel edgy makeup and hair is a great way for a teen to show her individuality without that desire manifesting itself in immodest clothing. Emily was wearing her normal school attire and yet, the style didn't overpower it at all. Perhaps the liner could be kept more conservative for day-wear, but all in all the look was fun without being outlandish.
Mary Kay Cream to Powder Foundation
Makeup Forever Concealer Palette
Nyx Jumbo Pencils in 'Milk' and 'Baby Blue'
Coastal Scents 78 palette
Besame Eyebrow Pencil in 'Taupe'
Nyx Liquid Liner in "electric blue"
Duo Lash Adhesive
Some Girls blush from Sigma Makeup
Moonlight Mile Highlighter from Sigma Makeup
RImmel Lip Liner in Spice
Lip Lush in 'tish' from Julie Hewett Cosmetics
Rusk Heat Protectant Spray
Glued Hairspray from Schwartzkopf
Tre Semme Flexible Hold Hairspray
Extensions from Hot Topic
Hair Accessories from Va Va Va Voom
Full tutorial posted below: