Continuous Line Makeup: Inspired Makeup Monday

Good Morning, Friends! Welcome to today’s Inspired Makeup Monday and our first look series on BackPorchPoet.

Makeup Is Art

Makeup is Art is going to look at different techniques and artists as both literal and figurative inspiration for upcoming looks.

 

The Creation:

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The Products:

            Eyes:

                        Anastasia Beverly Hills: Dip Brow: Medium Brown

                        Tarte Cosmetics: Shape Tape Concealer: Fair

                        Tarte Cosmetics: Pro Glow Palette

                        Beauty Bakerie: Flour Setting Powder

                        Elf Cosmetics: Blush Bronzer Duo: St. Lucia

                        NYX Cosmetics: Jumbo Eye Pencil: Milk

                        Super Glitters: Ultimate Nude Glitter

                        Lit Cosmetics: Glitter Adhesive

                        MAC Cosmetics: Blacktrack Gel Liner

                        L’Oreal: Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

                        House of Lashes: Siren Lashes

                        Duo Lash Glue

            Lips:

                        Too Faced: Melted Liquid Lipstick: Melted Peony

                        Too Faced: Melted Liquid Lipstick: Melted Berry

            Face:

                        Jouer Cosmetics: Essential High Coverage Foundation: Sand

                        Tarte Cosmetics: Shape Tape Concealer: Fair

                        Tarte Cosmetics: Pro Glow Palette

                        Beauty Bakerie: Flour Setting Powder

                        Elf Cosmetics: Blush Bronzer Duo: St. Lucia

                        Super Glitters: Ultimate Nude Glitter

                        Lit Cosmetics: Glitter Adhesive

                        Mario Badescu: Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

                       

The Process:

After the foundation base and minimal eye makeup was placed, I mapped the design with my NYX Milk Jumbo Eye Pencil. Once I was happy with the shape, I slowly added the glitter by dipping my brush into the Lit Cosmetics Glitter adhesive and then into my Super Glitters Glitter and then placed along the contours of the pattern.

The lip was achieved by blotting the color in the center of the mouth with my finger in patting motions.

 

The History:

According to My Modern Met, the definition of a line drawing, “consists of distinct lines against a primarily solid background. In art, a line can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, abstract, descriptive, or implied.”

When researching this article, I stumbled upon art world heavy hitters such as Matisse and Picasso whose line art most closely resembles the look I chose to create. However, when trying to find female artists creating similar pieces during the early days of modern art, the search turned up pitiable at best.

This leaves me to ask, where the ladies at?! I have a hard time believing that there were none or none with talent. Instead, there are just none that have gotten the attention needed to come up in a google search or a top 10 list.

An article on Artsy highlighting female modern artists references a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster entitled, Do Women Have To Be Naked To Get Into the Met. Museum?

The poster highlights the propensity for women to gain attention as the object of art rather than the creators of art. I wish the lack of historical female line artists were the inspiration, but the connection was made later. I’m happy that I was able to take this style and subvert it with a medium so drenched with feminine energy. I wish I were smarter to have made the connection on my own and much sooner.

To combat this sausage party, I’ve linked the work of several current Modern Line artists, who in my opinion, are killing it.

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