Sunday, 19 October 2008

Silent Sundays

.On Silent Sundays I like to share some photos of different aspects of my life.

Today I wanted to share a few images of my makeup work. When I was in my late 20s I did a Theatrical Makeup Diploma which was a big departure from my 'normal' career - I have always been obsessed with makeup. I continued to combine the two careers in varied ways. You can read about my makeup obsession in one of my very first posts. It really has been an obsession since my childhood and those early days of colouring in.

My poor daughter was the guinea pig for many different looks while I was studying. She had black eyes, open wounds, makeup of every era, wigs, beards, aging makeup and so on. I particularly love the blood and gore - false wounds, limbs, aging etc. I also discovered a particular love for sculpting.

My only regret is that I have never mastered how to paint Angeline Jolie's face on to mine or anyone else's either. Ah well, makeup can transform a person but it can't perform miracles!

Truth is, I personally do not like to wear too much makeup myself I just like to put it on others!

Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

And yes, Des will be back from time to time when he is up to posting. He told me that he has a few posts in his head that he is working on now. Thanks for the big welcome you gave him to what I think is now 'OUR blog'. The smile hasn't left his face!

35 comments:

  1. Wow, how fascinating. I'm horrible with makeup. I remember in high school I was in our mine troupe and I HATED putting that horrible thick stuff on my skin and I wasn't good at it either.

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  2. What fun and they are so good those pictures. Can we see any blood and gore ones you have done?I love makeup too. I would like to do a class I really would. Do you think you could teach us over the internet?

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  3. Im not good at make up eather,and I have 4 daughters,3 of whom are teens who just slater it on!!! Thanks for the pics, You seriously are talented!!(the blog by your dad is so sweet, what a prince!) see ya at sits, Leah
    5girls1boy.blogspot.com

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  4. You are sounding more and more like Kel. She was pretty heavily involved in drama and theater all through high school and college. She has been know to make herself, and others up regularly.

    I am glad Des enjoyed his debut into the world of blogging. He is quite the character, and I enjoyed his story, and look forward to more.

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  5. How fascinating! I love make-up too and it would be so fun to learn to do all those tricks with it.

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  6. @ wheremyangels - I know I am not the best at it but I really like it for some bizarre reason. I love hair shows because its then you can really do some strange makeup and no-one cares because they expect it to be a little weird. Of course everyday makeup is a different story. Thanks for dropping by with your beautiful girls in tow - love that picture!

    @ sarah - well I think day to day makeup is pretty easy - less is more always! The best advice I could give is to put it on and take half of it off. Truly!

    @ Mc allen - thanks for dropping by. Oh my, four daughters - well you know all about this and yes teens do slap it on too. Then again I think I was the same. I always wore it to school if I could get away with it! Thanks for the comment on Dad's post too! I will come by and visit you!

    @ Eric - do you know I got a real surprise your Kel left me a comment on the post you sent her. Just tonight! It was funny as would be expected. Yes we may be alike except all I am missing is the tall dark handsome husband she spoke about - he must be funny too!! By the way your post was SO GOOD!!!! More please of the same!!!! See what you think may be uninteresting, readers think the opposite so you probably have loads of stories to tell - writer's block no more. You are so talented you know!!

    @ Alyson - oh I could go on and on about makeup and brands and all the rest. Hey its not rocket science but it is harmless. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Such cool make up looks; an artist of the face!

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  8. I would love to be good at makeup but I'm surely not! I wouldn't wear it if I didn't need the help you know! :) You should post some pointers for the make-up challenged!
    Stop by my blog for a GIVEAWAY and to comment for a cause! your comment = $1 for a sweet little girl!

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  9. Lilly, it's interesting getting to know bits and pieces about you. Obviously, I don't know much about makeup but I know many people have made lucrative careers out of it. I am sort of surprised that you like to do fake blood and all. I bet your daughter probably still has nightmares about that! Just kidding.

    Have a great Sunday. Talk to you soon.

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  10. Hope you enjoyed your Sunday too!

    Really enjoy your blog.

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  11. Lilly, I had to come by and visit because your comment on my blog just cracked me up..."hell that food is cute!". :)
    Those pictures are phenomenal! I'm also a huge makeup junkie. I have a masters degree in voice (opera), so I loooooove getting seriously dressed and made up. I also worked on a management team for an Origins store until our first daughter was born--mostly since we got 40% at M.A.C.. :) Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for the laugh today.
    -Mandy
    www.gourmetmomonthego.blogspot.com

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  12. This is an art. Wonderful pictures!

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  13. a great line up of pics Lilly..
    haha I had a laugh when I read about your daughter as a guinea pig...
    I've done the same with numerous 'experimental' portraits of my daughter :)
    hey when you find out how to do the Angelina look let me know :)
    I'd be quite partial to a new look...
    like your Dad said...as you get older the eyesight does get a lot kinder....
    :)

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  14. Now Lilly I know not a lot about makeup but girls wouldn't wear this out would they except those ones in the middle at the top? What would Blanche make of this I wonder? They are like works of art though aren't they except you use the face as a canvas. I think I would like to see any bloody and gory ones you have...

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  15. That wouldn't even seem like work...it would be more like play time! I can see why they refer to it as a make up "ARTIST".

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  16. Hello, Have a nice week ahead!!!

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  17. I seem to recall a bullet wound to the neck and all that gushing fake blood. Then there was the beard as well. Very clever stuff it all is.

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  18. Hi Lily, I finally got a chance to check out your blog - brilliant ! doing stage type make-up is something I would love to have done unfortunately, there were no classes available in any of the colleges that were near us in the land of the tartan. The nearest I could get was Art and I submerged myself in it till I 'had' to concentrate on supposedly 'grown up things' ...I was the eldest of five kids and in those days we were sent down the mines - No I'm only kidding.

    BTW I've fallen for an older man! I just had to tell you that. Your Dad is an absolute gem! during the reading of the blog I could practically hear him talking - he's great! Many many kudos to him. He reminds me so much of my own Dad who had the same sense of fun and dry wit. Goodonhim!! Thanks for sharing a wee bit of him with us.

    My Dad died after 3 years of dementia - a dreadful disease - I miss him so much .. At the mo I'm gathering stories of his exploits (real and imagined) for a wee book - well it was meant to be a 'wee' book but it seems to be taking on a life of its own and getting bigger by the day. As is this comment..

    Cheers for now, Kate x.

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  19. I love the photos. Well done.

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  20. Hello Sitsa! How r u doing today? I wish I have talents in make-up :(

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  21. That is fascinating! I did not start wearing makeup until my mid-twenties...

    I would love to see the gory pics... do you have some you'd like to share?

    Nice blog - I will be back!

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    Acabo de ver tu blog.

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    donde encontrarás los enlaces de todos los blogs.

    UN SALUDO DESDE ESPAÑA.

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  23. Great post, and pictures. Thanks for sharing about yourself. I've never met anyone who has done makeup professionally. Very neat.

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  24. thank you for your sweet comment and your prayers. you had asked about donations and actually there is a raffle on my blog today through wednesday and all the proceeds are being donated directly for callie. thanks again! have a great day!

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  25. Lilly, these pictures look really professional.

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  26. How cool! I am terrible at applying make-up, which is why I hardly ever wear it!

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  27. Hi Lilly! Aren't you the most talented one! Those are some great pictures, too!! If I come over, will you make me beautiful!? lol
    Thanks for popping in to see me today!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. AMAZING WORK!! Wow, I'm totally impressed!

    That is too funny about your daughter being your guinea pig! I bet that has been so much fun for her. If you ever need a guinea pig for the 'evening out' look, I'm your girl...because I could totally use an evening out! hahaha

    LOVE your blog! I'm going to look around more...

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  29. Thanks for your comments everyone and for stopping by. Instead of a personal reply to each of you I have paid a visit to your blogs! Thanks again!

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  30. Oh! Just noticed that you became a follower of my blog. Now, I'm questioning YOUR normality.

    Seriously though, I am honored. Thank you.

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  31. Lilly this is fascinating and amazing.You are an artist extraordinaire.

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  32. Lily,

    I'm don't really wear make up at all but I LOVE to do it for photos (personal) Me and my best friend tried this once and took some shots but we weren't really experts in putting make up at all. Hahahah I wish we could meet, hehehe i wouldn't mind to be your guinea pig on this fun. it would be so fun!

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  33. Leer el mundo blog, bastante bueno

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