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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).






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).







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.





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.




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