14 May 2009

Japenese Cherry Blossoms: Kabuki inspired makeup

This is my look for Lauren Luke's contest on Youtube! The theme of the contest was flower-inspired, so I used Japanese cherry blossoms as my main inspiration, then added elements of traditional Japanese culture. The look was also inspired by Japanese kabuki theater makeup, geisha lips, and the kanji symbol for spring on my forehead, since I associate cherry blossoms with spring awakening.

 
  
  
  
These are some of the images I drew inspiration from:
   
  
And this is the Kanji symbol for spring:
 




Products
Jofrika white grease paint, Ben Nye Neutral Set powder, Ben Nye black cake eyeliner, Mehron Paradise palette in Paradise and Tropical, white eyeliner, Ben Nye Azalea and Red eyeshadows, 28 blush palette from eBay, MAC Red Enriched lipliner, MAC Red lipstick

Please vote for me! To vote, please go to the video listed below and write my Youtube username MissChievous in the comments. I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much. :)

Click here please to vote

25 comments:

  1. what a piee of art. luv it.

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  2. very beautiful, so perfect!

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  3. OMG this is amazing!!!

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  4. Wow, what an amazing job!
    x

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  5. i think i love you julia <3 haha. AMAZING job as always!

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  6. Beautiful, Julia! Good Luck!

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  7. absolutely gorgeous! you are an inspiration!

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  8. very beautiful, an original look :)

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  9. No way I did a look inspired by cherry blossoms too! Same idea but our looks are so different ^_^

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  10. This is amazing! Perfect.

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  11. Anonymous12:30 am

    Wow!!!! It must have been so hard to make yourself wash that off when you were done. It's amazing. I will vote for you!

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  12. Anonymous1:36 am

    I love that you do your homework, you know, kind of educate us in some way. Very beautiful and cultural.

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  13. Beautiful look

    You got skills!

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  14. Beautiful look
    You got skills!

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  15. That second picture Julia...wow!

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  16. wow, this is amazing!

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  17. god incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. OMG!!! This is beautiful!!!! good look! well...you don't need it! this is really AMAZING!

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  19. STUNNING! Btw, I made sumthin similiar on my eye. ;-)

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  20. wow girl! this is pure art!!!!!!!!

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  21. WOW THIS IS SOOOOOOO AMAZING YOUR VERY TALENTED ... DONE WITH SUCH CREATIVITY ;D

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  22. That is beautiful! You did an amazing job! You are so talented! Good luck in the contest, you have got to win!

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  23. wow!!! I am totally going to try this! gorgeous. you have a GIFT! thanks so much for sharing. I LOVE your tutorials

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  24. you've outdone yourself! this is amazing!

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