My husband agrees, I have an obsession with face's. In fact, I'm beginning to think I have far too many obsession's and I should probably seek some sort of professional help.
I do, I love faces. They fascinate me.
I love to study them, and have an inapt ability to recognise a face, even if I have only seen it just the one time.
I intentionally ( and unintentionally ) study faces.
I love how a face tells a story, and I love looking at a face at instantly knowing what makeup would look fabulous on it.
I love when a client says:
'I would never have used that, that looks amazing!'
Year's of working with and studying faces will do that to you!
I even find myself doing this exact same thing in shop's. Only the other day, standing in the queue at Starbucks I was studying the face of the girl serving, visualising her as a Greek goddess, with sun kissed skin and waved hair. Deciding just what colour's I would use if I had her in my makeup chair!
So, which celebrities would I love to get my hands on. ( In the makeup sense, that is.... )
Gosh, there are so many!
And for so many reasons
I always thought Elizabeth Taylor was beautiful. I remember watching her as Cleopatra as a child and being mesmerised by her. She truly was, a rare beauty. Now there's a face that would stand out in a crowd. She didn't need to spend hours in makeup to look this incredible. If I could look like anyone, even for a day, I think I would choose Elizabeth Taylor. No one can deny this beauty. How I would have loved to have worked my makeup magic on her. Look at those brows!
My obsession with faces continues as I see a striking resemblance to a young Elizabeth Taylor here.
Look. Lily Collins.
Megan Fox, I don't know what it is, but I love her face. I think she has a quirky likeness to Lauren Hill. With her face shape, eye shape and lips. Again, I love her brows. Her makeup artist is fantastic. He/she really knows how to play up her features. She always look's stunning. Smoky eyes are her trademark and the plum lips with her raven hair is just perfect.
How versatile is Natalie? It seems like she is up for anything makeup wise. She looks great au natural or the complete opposite. She suits it all. I love her 'fresh' look, I love her skin and brows. Her bone structure and cheekbones are to die for. I imagine she look's great even when she first wakes up. She has truly been blessed in the 'looks great without makeup' gene.
Jealous, me? Yes.....
Kate. I will be honest, I never 'got it' when I was younger. Everyone was crazy over her it seemed, except me. Now when I look at pictures of her, especially her early years.
Wow. She had the most amazing cheekbones ever. Her face seemed to 'glow'. Minimal makeup would be her best look. Glossy skin, sculpting powder, maybe a little clear lipgloss. In the words of Gordon Ramsey. Done.
This face could really carry off so many different looks. Maybe that's why she was such a successful model
In all honesty, I prefer to study a face, without the war paint.
A blank face / canvas, like a picture has so much potential. Makeup, can enhance someone's best feature's, but also, if applied incorrectly, and many a time, without realisation, it can also hide someone's best feature.
Some people I work on, come to me with a full face of makeup.
Yes, they come to me for a make up lesson / appointment, with a full face on. Most of the time it's because this person has become so attached to their makeup they feel 'naked' without it.
Some of the best makeup's I have done have been on girls who AFTER taking all their makeup off, I have discovered have amazing bone structure or fantastic skin.
And to think, all that was all hidden, under makeup.
Embrace what you have girls. Don't let the media tell you what is beautiful, don't let them fool you into thinking unless you wear the false lashes, seven inches of foundation and red lips, you don't fit the bill. Because, let's face it, the same magazines that make you feel that way, are the same magazines that air brush the celebrities in them to look that way anyway!
So, who's face would you love to study? Who's features do you envy? Do tell......