FOTD: Modern Geisha Makeup Look

April 24, 2009

After seeing the pics of Lady Gaga’s geisha-inspired lips, I decided to create my very own geisha-inspired look. But unlike the traditional geisha with chalk-white skin, eyes and brows drenched in red and carefully sculpted lips, I wanted to add in a modern twist to make it more wearable. I left the skin bare with just a bit of concealer, swapped out the red for fuchsia and dabbed instead of painted the color on.

What I Used

* Cle de Peau Concealer in Ocher under the eyes and around the nose
* Anastasia Highlighting Eyebrow Kit to fill in eyebrows
* Make Up For Ever Flash Color in Fuchsia on the entire eyelid blended up to the brow bone
* Kryolan Glamour Sparks in Aqua lightly dabbed onto the eyelid
* Make Up For Ever Flash Color in Black to line the top and bottom
* L’oreal Telescopic Mascara in Black on top and bottom lashes
* Make Up For Ever Flash Color in Fuchsia and Red dabbed on the center of the lips with Cle de Peau Concealer in Ocher on the sides


  • Reply amy April 24, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    it’s interesting.. but i’m not too fond of it. looks kinda weird lol modernizing the whole geisha look is hard.

  • Reply Carina April 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I love it!
    The geisha look is so sophisticated…and I like your modern take on it.

  • Reply Mandy April 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    i agree with amy that it is hard to do the geisha look and i think you did a great job. it’s different in a cool kind of way.

  • Reply anon April 24, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    lol your eyeliner looks like a fish! how cool 🙂

  • Reply Traclyn Yeoh April 25, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Great job! It’s very creative of you!

  • Reply Natalie April 25, 2009 at 10:52 am

    It looks really pretty, and the MUFE colours are amazing!

  • Reply blackbeauty April 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm


  • Reply gio April 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Very creative! You did a great job.

  • Reply Mymy April 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    what did u use on your lips (outer parts) – i love how neutralized and almost nude u made it look.

  • Reply Valerie April 25, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    woww very creative
    i like how well you washed the lips out

  • Reply Phyllis April 25, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks ladies =)

  • Reply Phyllis April 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm


    I used Cle de Peau Concealer in Ocher to wash out the outer parts of my lips.

  • Reply Angelica April 25, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    i love this look! love how you did the lips, both the inside and outer part 🙂

  • Reply jase April 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I love your geisha execution! I’ll definitely copy this!

  • Reply Piggy April 29, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Your look is more Chinese Opera than Geisha IMO.

  • Reply Jennie April 29, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Ooh, I love the pink color!
    The look reminds me of the banner of your blog 😛

  • Reply Valley Girl May 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Just found your blog. You have amazing makeup skills, sweetie! So inspiring! I wish my eyeshadow blending technique was half as good as yours. =(

  • Reply sunni June 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    i think if you only did the top line with the eyeliner and made the wing more blunt, the look would be a little more tamed whilst still maintaining a quirky edge.

  • Reply Tomi April 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    OH my goodness I love the lip :)!

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