Ancient History

Solid gold, thick black liquid liner, eyebrows arched to the tee! What’s not to love about Ancient Egyptian glam? For the eyes, I was inspired by Japanese/Manga. Using the Asian inspiration along with the Egyptian color scheme I was able to make the model’s eyes look large and poppy, similar to the photo of the pharaoh’s tomb. To achieve this look I simply drew the eyes on top of her eyelids, drew her eyebrows higher on her forehead, and surrounded her eye with black liner. After her eyes were finished, I painted her entire face and neck gold. 

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INTO THE WILD!

I am intrigued and inspired by the contrast of bold black lines against the perfect ivory skin on the Zebra. In my makeup artist mind, all the Zebra needed to complete the look was a bold Red lip…..So I gave it to her! Just for a pop of color!

-Andi Y.

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Mosaic Lip

Yesterday I spotted a really cool a Mosaic Tile art piece that inspired me. I really loved how all the pieces of tile came to together and worked cohesively to make one image.  So I decided to try a mosaic lip.

I used Makeup Forever Cream Color Palette to carefully place small dots of tints and shades of red. For dimension, I used white in the inner lip and black around the lip line and shaded it in the corners of the mouth for contouring. Can’t to discover my next inspiration!

Andi Y.

Inspiration Challenge

Today I was given a challenge to seek inspiration from an image of a Blue Poison Dart Frog.

The shiny texture of the frog inspired me to use a wet/creamy product instead of a matte. I love the natural colors of the frog and how the spots are perfectly imperfect. I chose to use a shiny color cream from Makeup Forever palette and mixed a deep navy blue hue with black for the base lip. I took the same navy blue hue, mixed it with white and stippled it in with a small brush to achieve the spots that are reminiscent of the frog’s back.

For the eyes I used the same blue hue as the lips, I added white cream color and generously applied it to the eye. I was inspired by the unique color of the frog and I wanted the eyelashes to represent that uniqueness.

-Andi Y.

Hello world!

I landed on planet Brooklyn March 27, 2010. As an ATLien, of course it took a little time adjusting to the way of life in NYC. Now I won’t pretend that I am 100% at ease here, but I’m not a quitter so failure is NOT an option.  My name is Andi Y. , I’m a makeup artist, a music junkie, and most importantly a mother. I’ve been in New York now for a total of 32 days, and Rags to Brushes: Diary of a Mad Makeup Artist is my story of making it in NYC. Like T.I.-“I’m Serious!”

Andi Y.