Second Advanced Lesson at Mika’s

Avant-garde [ˌævɒŋˈgɑːd (French) avɑ̃gard]


those artists, writers, musicians, etc., whose techniques and ideas are markedly experimental or in advance of those generally accepted


1. of such artists, etc., their ideas, or techniques

2. radical; daring”

This week we looked at Avant Garde make-up looks. I’ve put some examples below of Avant Garde images that I found on Youtube. I hope Wen Wen Zaspa doesn’t mind me using their video, it was just a great example.

We each chose really different looks with me doing a mask-like design on Andrea and she did a purple extreme smokey eye with pale face on me. I don’t have any pictures yet but we took some photos with Andrea’s and Karin’s camera’s so I’ll hopefully get some on her in the next week or so.

I got to learn a few tricks for creating arty looks, such as using tape to map out a design and how to bleed two colours into each other in an effective way. It was a really good lesson and once you see the photos you’ll understand why I got a few funny looks on the bus on my way home ;-)

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Having your own blog has its perks. Not only do you get to ramble on about whatever currently takes your fancy but you also get to partake in “blogger-only” competitions ;-)

In my bid to gather as much information about the Make-up Artistry world as possible I am a member of several make-up based sites and forums that look like they have something to teach. One of them is currently having a give-away for all it’s members who have their own beauty blog. All you have to do is first become a member then write a little post about this competition, linking to the MakeUpTalk site :-) Easy as pie! The winning bloggers (3) will be chosen randomly so it’s a totally fair system.

The forums good as there are several places for you to submit photos of your looks for people to comment on. I dont think many of them are professional. What you’re recieving are comments and encouragement from your peers! There are areas to ask for advice or simply chat and like this shows, there’s some great give-aways ;-) So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the MakeUpTalk community and check it out!