Tuesday, 19 January 2010


The original- Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring

Scarlett Johansson's version

Using this one for my oil on canvas piece

Hello! Surprise update. This look was totally a spur of a moment must think of something for art or Mr. Green/Low will eat me alive. Not sure why Vermeer's painting popped into my head as I'm more into new modern contemporary art . Anyway I tried my best with the props but epically failed on with the minute earrings and head scarf malarkey! The make-up was fun and challenging since whenever you do a shoot, the make-up has to specifically suit photography such as the use of different techniques/products etc. Since cameras usually washes out colour I had to quite heavily apply contouring and foundation in layers but always using MAC's Fix+ to give a dewy effect and make the makeup sink in. This look definitely required lots of blending. Remember even if you think its blended, blend more! And you'll get more of an natural "airbrushed effect".

To achieve this particular look:
  • lots of highlighters- powder and liquid. On places such as the chin, cheekbone area and cupids bow
  • lightened the brows using concealer and foundation, brushed on using a spooly
  • lips had a glossy effect but not a "fake shine" I used MAC's Tendertone in Sweet Tooth for a "juicy" effect
  • contouring all over the face especially in the hollow of the cheekbones and the nose
  • I would skip eyeliner/mascara if you really wanted to recreate this look.. I know I did it but I needed some definition
  • use white eye-liner on your bottom waterline to give the appearance of wide awake eyes

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