Posts tagged alejandro
Posts tagged alejandro
Today’s post is going to be a little different than usual, in that it’s going to be even more image dependant than the norm, and you’ll have far less of me banging on to get through before you reach the good stuff.
I spent the whole of yesterday in my office (aka the sofa avec snuggly throw, laptop and Pepsi Max) catching up on work after last weeks crazy marathon. Some people find it difficult to believe that I actually have work to do besides painting faces, but believe me there is a lot of admin and research going on behind the scenes too. As I’ve recently moved my office from the kitchen table to the living room, yesterday’s soundtrack was a nameless music video channel, feeding me the most absurd mix of videos from past and present (may I just say the new Nicki Minaj is SIIIICK), which wasn’t conducive to great concentration as every five minutes I’d be staring at someone’s makeup.
Music videos are absolute PORN for makeup artists! The amount of looks we get to do! Seen from every angle! The inspiration! The themes! The moodboards! They might be insanely long days but they’re such fun, and as a viewer the makeup is undeniably a huge part of the aesthetic when it comes to pop vids. So here, I’m simply going to present to you some of my favourite makeup looks from pop promos over the years, please forgive the poor picture quality of the screengrabs, lovely people. Some of them are personal faves (Metallica anyone?), some you may never have seen, and I’m sure there’s plenty I’ve missed. I’ll also try to credit the makeup artists where possible but I ain’t no miracle worker, feel free to fill me in on any missing info!
This one’s for the MTV generation… Video killed the radio star, and that’s fine by me.
TLC; No Scrubs; 1999
Katy Perry; ET; 2011; Makeup by Kabuki
Grace Jones; My Jamaican Guy; 1982
Beyonce; Why Don’t You Love Me?; 2011; Makeup by Beyonce!! My God! Is there anything this woman cannot do?!
Christina Aguilera; Fighter; 2003; Makeup by Francesca Tolot
Visage; Fade to Grey; 1980; Makeup by Richard Sharah
Kelis; Acapella; 2010; Makeup by Kathy Yeung
Metallica; Until It Sleeps; 1996
Pink; U & Ur Hand; 2006; Makeup by Billy B
Björk; Oceania; 2004; Makeup by Crissy Guerrero
Whitney Houston; I Wanna Dance With Somebody; 1987
Madonna; Rain; 1992; Best brows ever! I wish I could figure out who was responsible for these beauties…
Robert Palmer; Addicted to Love; 1985; Makeup by Martin Pretorius
No Doubt; Ex-Girlfriend; 2000
David Bowie; Ashes to Ashes; 1980; Makeup by Richard Sharah
Lady Gaga; Alejandro; 2010; Makeup by Val Garland
Jessie J; Domino; 2012; Makeup by Andrew Gallimore