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Inspirational Makeup Revisited
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I have written before about my interest in makeup, particularly when the makeup is dramatic (see below).

 

http://davidbr1.livejournal.com/58176.html

http://davidbr1.livejournal.com/50711.html

http://davidbr1.livejournal.com/25693.html

 

My interest was first aroused as I was growing up in the 1960s / 1970s.  I was in London for most of 1976, and not surprisingly found this to be a very inspiring time to be here.

 

That year there were many people walking up and down the Kings Road that looked amazing, and quite a lot (that didn’t) wanting to photograph them.  One such follower I noticed I later found out to be Ted Polhemus.  Despite the huge amount of interest, in what later became known in the tabloid press as a ‘bizarre cult sweeping Brittan’, there are surprisingly few photographs from those early days of punk on the internet.  Nevertheless there are some gems (I love this photograph of Soo Catwoman).

 

http://nihilismontheprowl0.tripod.com/seventies/id122.htm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42843488@N06/3972092347/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42843488@N06/3972862724/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42843488@N06/3972862994/

 

I moved to Manchester in the autumn of 1976, but happily the good people of the North West had caught on to this ‘bizarre cult’ in a big way.  It was a while before I plucked up the courage, but eventually I started using makeup myself, starting at first just with eyelinger, which I persuaded a friend to get for me.  I got gradually more adventurous, and not just for clubbing.  For about 3 years I wore makeup and nail polish every day (except when I went to visit my parents). 

 

 Of course the makeup got a lot of attention, but most of the negative vibes I got were due to my shaved head.  At that time I think the makeup was just seen as an eccentricity.  Unfortunately I no longer have any photographs from those days in Manchester.  I do though have some from later years in my LJ gallery, which show where my makeup experiments took me.

 

http://pics.livejournal.com/davidbr1/gallery/000092yk

http://pics.livejournal.com/davidbr1/gallery/00007cgz

 

I have not used makeup for some time, but I do still like to see other people’s work.  One person that I admire a great deal is the artist / model razor_cani.

 

http://razor-candi.livejournal.com/99077.html

 

Not sure what happened to CreatingBeauty.  There ha not been a new video for a long time.



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