Monday, March 30, 2009

Women's History Month Challenge!

Fellow Beauty Bloggers Gangstarr Girl and Clumps of Mascara put the call out to do a beauty challenge based on Women's History Month and I accepted. This challenge combined two things that I enjoy - all things makeup, of course, and empowering women through knowledge. For my entry I chose to honor the incomperable Josephine Baker.

Josephine Baker is best known as the lady with the banana skirt but she was so much more! Allow me to expand:

  • 1st African American female to star in a major motion picture

  • 1st African American female to integrate an American concert hall

  • 1st African American female to become a world-famous entertainer

  • 1st American born woman to receive the Croixe de Guerre, the highest French Military honor

Among her firsts she also fought the good fight for a number of causes including the Civil Rights Movement, and World War II in which she assisted the French Resistance. She was indeed a bad chick, no?

For going against the grain and forging your own path despite challenges and naysayers, Ms. Baker, I salute you!

My interpretation:

The photo that was my REAL inspiration has a bit of nudity so I didnt post that one, but her look was very consistent; a smokey dark rimmed eye and a deep, dark lip. Here is what I used:

FACE: MUFE HD Foundation #177

EYES: MAC Engraved, MAC Carbon, Maybelline Lash Stylist, MAC Chestnut (brows - redrawn after I concealed my natural brow)

LIPS: MAC Cyber (which is coming out very light in this pic for some reason)

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