Thursday, October 20, 2011

Don't Let Makeup Consume You

Previously in one of my videos I mentioned that I was currently working on a project. If you'd like to see the video here it is. I start talking about my project around 4:38
Now you all know how I love makeup so I am in no way saying makeup is a bad thing. The concept behind this idea is having a strong addiction to it. Although I wear makeup almost daily I still believe it is very important to love yourself for who you are without it.

The girl featured represents someone who has become so dependent on the use of makeup that she no longer knows who she is anymore. Her obsession with attempting to be what she perceives as being beautiful is now taking over her life. The makeup is now becoming a part of who she really is, it is consuming her.

Here is the sketch of the concept:

The makeup is now becoming a part of her. Her pointer fingers are now lipstick and mascara applicators, and her hair has become brushes which are applying the makeup on her face.

Here are some of the photos that were used:

This is just to give you a better idea of what they looked like before they were put altogether.

And The Finished Product!!!!!!

As you can see the picture is quite similar to the original sketch. I added smoke-like designs in the background and a ghost-like spiral below her hand that also symbolize makeup. The word "you" and also her are being consumed by the spiral. As the word "you" is being dragged in towards the spiral the letters become different shades of gray as if it is sucking the life out of her. I also added some green text in the upper right to explain what is happening to her and how she is being over taken. The digital looking text is also symbolic of the robotic state that she now resides.

I hope you all enjoyed this. I still have a lot to learn on these programs but I thought I would share this with you all since this was makeup related. Now I know the concept here is a bit exaggerated especially with the whole "I need makeup to survive" lol but there is still an important message I hope for everyone to get out of this. Love yourself for who you naturally are, you are ALL beautiful. Sure we all have our little flaws and imperfections and makeup is great for helping with those but we must never lose a sense of who we are. Let's use makeup because we love it not because we cannot live without it.

1 comment:

  1. Natalie, Kudos, Mad Props, and Huzzah! You did an amazing job on this project! I knew you were amazingly talented but, it is so cool to see the actual school work you have been tackling lately, I enjoyed seeing this.