A special celebration for the 100th anniversary of Mixed Gems!
Today at work, Kate happened to bring in her old portfolio from when she was at college. It was filled with all sorts of whimsical makeup concepts as she had trained in theatrical makeup. Seeing such unusual photographs led me and my co-worker- little Katie- to enquire about how these theatrical concepts translated to the every day makeup that we provide our customers. This prompted Kate to show us this beautiful photograph of her when she had done her makeup in the style of an Indian bride, and we were desperate to learn the look for ourselves.
Kate began to demonstrate this look by using lots of bright colours on little Katie. In particular, she found Limecrime eye shadow to be useful as it is easy to apply and comes in an array of striking colours, but she also used MAC Pigments to complete the look.
Next, Kate used a thick black liquid liner, mascara and jet black lashes to give shape to the look. With this bold outline in place, the colours were now framed beautifully and Little Katie’s Eastern makeover was underway.
After adding some gems, a bindi and contouring little Katie’s face, her makeover was complete. Doesn’t she look every inch the Indian princess? She looked so lovely that I began to feel envious, but fortunately Kate reached for her brushes at that very moment and before I knew it…
As we worked today, I told the girls how excited I was to blog about this makeover. Today, you see, is my 100th blog post, and so I was glad it was such a special day for makeup! Pondering this information, little Katie and I began to be consumed by the Bombay Dreams soundtrack that we had been blasting for hours to enhance the transformation process. How better to celebrate one year of words with one hilarious video? Without further ado, I present to you an exclusive performance from me and little Katie, now THIS is what we like to call getting into character at Peaches!
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been reading my blog for these last 100 posts! It is lovely to find all of your comments and feedback and I really love writing my Mixed Gems. My new resolution is to create more video blogs so please continue to read as Mixed Gems will hopefully be getting bigger and better. Love from Rose xx