FOTD: Modern Geisha Makeup Look

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Published on April 24, 2009 with 19 Comments

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


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. lol your eyeliner looks like a fish! how cool :)

  5. Great job! It’s very creative of you!

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

  7. beautiful!

  8. Very creative! You did a great job.

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

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

  11. Thanks ladies =)

  12. Mymy,

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

  13. i love this look! love how you did the lips, both the inside and outer part :)

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

  15. Your look is more Chinese Opera than Geisha IMO.

  16. Ooh, I love the pink color!
    The look reminds me of the banner of your blog :P

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

  18. 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.

  19. OH my goodness I love the lip :)!

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