A Modern Geisha Makeup Look!

One of my favorite novels, Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden, inspired my profound fascination with the mysterious and elegant Japanese geisha culture.

Their makeup, while exotic, is intensely beautiful and serves as their unique trademark.

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Using my lovely friend Loni as a model, I have attempted to recreate a “modern geisha” look:

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Using flash photography:

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FACE PRODUCTS USED
Foundation — Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in “Light 42”
Bronzer/Contour — Inglot HD Sculpting Powder in “Shade 54”
Blush — The Balm InStain Blush in “Toile”
Highlighter — Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in “Rose Gold”
Concealer — Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in “Neutralizer”
Lipstick — Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess lipstick in “Aphrodite”
Brow Powder — Lorac “Black” shadow in the “Pro to Go” palette

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EYE PRODUCTS
Inner Lid — Mac pigment in “Vanilla”
Outer Lid — Makeup Geek eyeshadow in “Razzle Dazzle”
Crease — Lorac “Cafe” shadow in the “Pro to Go” palette
Liner — Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in “Trooper”
Mascara — Too Faced “Better than Sex”

Selfie with the model:

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Hope you enjoyed this look!

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