Everyday I make it a point to learn two words in English. I try to use those two words in all possible conversations even if it makes me seem like a lunatic.
A major part of my teenage dreams consisted of Katy Perry, but hey don’t judge me yet , although I do not have a very impressive rating on the Kinsey scale.Yesterday,as I was pondering about what to write in my next post , I came across a makeup tutorial on YouTube which showed how to recreate Katy Perry’s look for Cover girl. It was then that I decided I’m going to do a pastiche of Katy. Now what is a pastiche? According to Merriam -Webster, a pastiche is…
“An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period”.
I realized that what I am going to do is not a pastiche after all, after it involves my face. However….pastiche, pastiche,pastiche….I’ll never forget this word now.
Firstly, what does Katy have that I do not have? I hurriedly make a list.
|Katy Kat||Her Kitty Kat|
|Multi million dollar budget||Let’s not even get there, considering my current jobless state|
|Katy Perry’s face||My face, enough said!|
|Probably a Genesis pana vision camera, and state of the art editing software||My dilapidated i-phone 4 that I have been using since the beginning of time. Editing credits: Boomerang by Instagram|
Great. God is not so unfair after all….
‘You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint your paradise and in you go’-Nikos Kazantzakis
I have my colors and I have my brushes and here I go to paint my face. So finally after two hours of intense labor, I emerged from my room after creating my masterpiece. I realised after looking at the mirror that the pastiche somewhere turned out to be a parody. I suggest that Boomerang come with a slo mo feature. Because as you can see, Katy sways in like a stunning seductress wherein I, on the other hand look like I have been electrocuted.
Sadly , my attempts at being a pastiche may have failed miserably but my attempts at being a monet have not. Now who is a monet? According to the Urban Dictionary, a monet is a….
“Really nice girl with a funny personality, always crazy and super chill. She has amazing eyes and perfect eyebrows, and is sweet. As pretty as a painting. She’ll be a great girlfriend, is loyal, and extremely creative”.
What do you think? That’s me right? Err….I’m not so sure about the pretty as a painting part though.That being said monet,monet,monet……
If you want to know how I achieved this look anyway, click on the links below. BTW, nobody has sponsored me yet, I’m hoping they will…after reading this post!
Lips: Inglot matte lipstick
Face:NYX stay matte but not flat foundation in Nutmeg
Eyes:Long lasting 12 hour eyeliner
Blush: Lancome blush in Subtle Indien