I love makeup! With the right colors and application techniques you can discover whole new persona within yourself. I spent my teenage years experimenting with makeup, hair, and clothes. It was a form of self-expression, in fact it was my only form of self-expression. I needed a creative outlet, a way to define myself, a way to be seen. I found it every morning when I got ready for school, perfecting a look for what I referred to as my "fans", class mates that I imagined looking up to me for creative inspiration. I think this was all in my head but nonetheless it gave purpose to my creative expression.
Slowly I lost this expression…enter Art Center.
During my college years there was a shift in my creative energy and focus. Self was lost in design rigor and a complete immersion in typography, form, branding, and design as a whole. I never got ready in the morning, never really taking any time for myself. The neglect took it's toll.
Fast forward to today. I have finally realized I need to take care of myself, me as a person, not just me as a designer. I needed that self-expression back, the joy of creating a perfect look, a persona.
Happily I am experimenting with makeup once again, the following are some of my favorite looks from 2013 thus far.