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Make -Up For A Giesha Girl With Kate Conkey

Tuesday, 7 February 2006


The Memoirs of a Geisha film went on general release on the 20th January and since then high-street shops are full of Japanese inspired fashion, it's a big look for this season which is carrying over into the world of make-up. Kate Conkey will join us and give brilliant make up tips for recreating this inspired geisha look.

Kate is going to re-create Geisha looks that are wearable for Irish women.

Kate's Tip
Think inspiration rather than imitation.

What are Geisha?
Geisha literally means "artist" in Japanese a Geisha is a hostess who entertains gentlemen through various performing arts in tea-houses.  They train in the art of singing, dancing, playing instruments, calligraphy, conversation, and serving alcohol.
A typically Geisha would wear expensive kimonos, wear their hair in a bun and are distinctive because of their make-up, a white base, small but bright red lips, dramatic eyes with strong, usually red eye shadow and plenty of eyeliner.

Geisha Look 1 - The Dramatic Eye
A light-controlling makeup creates a flawless finish. It also acts as an energizing moisturizer.  Apply as a skin primer before face makeup, or mix the enhancer directly with foundation to create a luminous, light reflective base perfect for getting that Geisha look.

Shiseido Accentuating Color for eyes in Candy Pink - €21
Mixed with MAC crème colour base in Premeditated - €19.00
Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow pencil - €19.00
Rimmel Volume Extend Mascara - €9.95
Rimmel Exaggerate eye liner black - € 6.95
Shiseido Sheer Enhance Base - €30
Louise Constad eyeliner brush - €11.00
Rimmel Lycra Wear Nail Varnish in Hot Gossip - € 5.95

Geisha Look 2 - Lips & Cheek
Shade the cheeks, nose area with eth specified make - up and apply red to the lips to complete the look.

Lancome Matte Finish Powder - €31.00
Givenchy Prisme in Pop Candy (used as blusher) - € 31
Lancome Le Rouge Absolute lipstick - €20.50
Lancome Vernis Triple Tenue nail varnish - €17.00
Shiseido Sheer Enhance Base - € 30
Shiseido Accentuating Color - € 21
MAC Crème Colour - €19.00
Chanel Eyebrow Pencil - €19.00
Rimmel Mascara - €9.95
Rimmel Eye Liner € 6.95
Louise Constad Eyeliner Brush - €11.00
Rimmel Nail Varnish - € 5.95

All products available from pharmacies and department stores nationwide

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