So, the other day, I did my first attempt at the Japanese 'Shironuri' makeup.... well, it was more of a test-run, really.
I was inspired when I saw an interview with a girl named 'Minori'. She said that a lot of people do 'shironuri' but most of them are gothic. When I researched it, she was the only one I could find who wasn't gothic. She's inspired by nature, so it really stuck out at me!
I wish there was an actual name for this style! I think that 'Shironuri' just means white paint or something so I think that term is broadly used for all white-faced makeup, including geishas. But I've never been remotely interested in geishas or anything like that, so it would be awesome if this style had a name! I hope it will get one!
Like I said, it was just a test run. I used some old roses that were all dried up. I'm hoping to do it for real soon and record it for a video.
I cut up a feather that Neton found outside a while ago, and I glued bits of it to a pair of old eyelashes. I think they're the ones I wore on tv in Romania.
I was originally going to paint the back black (where I glued the feathers) and apply mascara to them, so it looked like long, stray eyelashes. I changed my mind though, I liked the colour difference.
I really like how they turned out!
Hahahahaha /\ I threw my hair over my shoulder like a scarf but omg - look at all the cracks!
I'm having trouble with the white base. I actually bought two different white foundations from Ebay but they're both rubbish! One of them isn't white enough and the other is just like a cream eyeshadow - it made me look grey and shiny, like a zombie or something!
So I ended up just using white face paint! But when I use white face paint it cracks! I don't know what to do! That girl, Minori, her face looked so smooth and wearable. Whereas this face paint barely allows you to move your mouth. It dries up so much! I looked like I had loads of wrinkles because it had dried up so much! ARGH!
So if any of you have any advice on how I can stop it from drying up and cracking, please tell me! >_<
Hopefully, I'll be filming the real Shironuri makeup soon. I can't wait! <3