Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Modern Marie Antoinette Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Hey there! This was just some fun I had with a Marie-Antoinette theme.

Being a Queen in a country where she had relatively no political power and seemingly endless means, she adopted an extravagant lifestyle to feel important. Her marriage was fruitless for the first 8 years, and she surrounded herself with parties with her court to distract her. She ended up having 3 children, one of whom died as a toddler. At the time, she was hated by a large group of the people of France because she used taxes to gamble, buy lavish dresses and shoes and gorge herself on gourmet meals while they were without work or food. A ridiculous sum of money was allegedly spent on the first son's funeral. However, today, we relate to her because of the importance we place on fashion and comfort in our culture. There is a sense of admiration and tragedy associated with her name for us. In a way, we see her as someone living a lifestyle that western society endorses and got punished for it. She is also the last and most famous Queen of France, overthrown during the revolution at the turn of the 19th century.

(Side note: Some historians believe the radical behaviour that lead to the Revolution was partially triggered by Ergot poisoning. Having bad crops, people could not afford to discard all wheat that was infected with the fungus. It is known to cause hallucinations, hysteria and paranoia. It is suggested even the Dancing Mania between the 14th and 17th centuries was related to Ergot contamination. Perhaps the tough economic conditions of the time with the possibility of Ergot poisoning quickened Revolution?)

On to the video! Perhaps I'll film another?

Products Used:

-Kryolan White Aqua Color
-Cover FX Full Coverage Cream Foundation #M40
-KIKO Orange eye pencil
-Anabelle white eye pencil
-MAC Cream Color Base in Premeditated
-Chanel Poudre Crystalline

-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Inglot eyeshadow #496 (sparkly white)
-Sugarpill eyeshadow in Mochi
-Inglot eyeshadow #478 (light powder blue)
-Inglot eyeshadow #371 (bright shocking blue)
-NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
-Sugarpill eyeshadow in Dollipop
-Inglot eyeshadow #362 (light bubblegum pink)
-Sugarpill eyeshadow in Buttercupcake
-MAC eyeshadow in Canary Yellow
-Inglot eyeshadow #391 (matte black)
-Mascara of some sort

-OCC Lip Tar in Pretty Boy

Hope you like!

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