Friday, March 25, 2011

Dare to Wear Challenge - for Japan

Ever since I've heard that Alicia from FunnyFace Beauty is doing another Dare to Wear Charity Challenge, I've been waiting for a chance to participate. This time the money raised will be going to Japan to help with tsunami and earthquake relief, a cause very close to my heart. For every person who does a look, her family will donate $10 so grab your makeup kit and go do it! Alicia even personally messaged me on FB saying that she expects a great look from me, and I just couldn't disappoint her.

The opportunity presented itself this week, when my friend Hong came over to my house so we can do a kimono photo shoot. I've been dying to wear some of her kimono, and been pestering her to let me so our solution was to take photos. She brought two different kimono, and it is two different looks but the makeup stayed the same.

For makeup, I was trying to re-create the white(ish) face of oiran and geisha. I looked them up the day before and I really don't see any difference in the makeup between those two, although geisha are the entertainers and oiran were high class courtesans.  I failed in re-creating the white face because I didn't realize just how pale I am! It really makes me laugh and we all got a chuckle out of it.

For the eyes I used Sleek's newest palette, Avoir la Peche, to add a nice peachness instead of harsh redness that I didn't think I could pull off with my green eyes. I also used dark grey color form the palette for my eyebrows, and I liked it so much that I'm wearing it again today! I decided against fake eyelashes, partly because I didn't want to deal with them and partly because oiran probably didn't wear them. Instead I outlined my eyes with black pencil and applied several coats of mascara.

The close up photos are so creepy! My makeup WAS whiter than usual, but in full face shots it appears pretty natural. See why we were chuckling over it?

Mittens wanted to get on the fun

If you want to see more photos, check out my other blog Strawberry Kimono. I posted the scandalous part of photos there. ;P

~ Lyuba


  1. You took this to an entirely different level....AMAZING!!! I love the kimono and the makeup...its so awesome. Thank you so much for doing this (and encouraging others to do it). So appreciated.

  2. Thank you :) I posted on Immortal Geisha forums too, so hopefully you'll get more looks with kimono haha :)

  3. Love the entire look! I love your hair and haircolor too!