One day, I was asked to help ‘coloring’ my friend’s face for a photo project. The concept is that she needs to look really white it almost pale and she has to have this yellow hair. From where I come from, the beauty standard (or may I say, propaganda) consist of having white clear skin, long straight black hair, and it’s a plus to have a Western look; and so the photo concept should show how white can be so pale and the yellow hair should accentuate that. I should also draw her face like a marionette or even a clown. So, as soon as I get the brief concept, I grab this tacky hair-coloring spray and white body-painting.
Then again, I’m not a gifted painter and I prefer blushing shade of pink on the rough white face-paint than clash it with black clown face. The girly white-and-pink shade should also be followed by a smile on her face, so I draw a smile. Anyway, smile is an accessory that never goes out-of-date, even if it was only painted. ;p
On the second round, I choose to emphasize the yellow color by applying real Chrysanthemum petals on her eyelid and she stresses out the point by wearing a yellow glasses. I love it. A girl, a smile, and pretty flower~ what else could I ask for, right?
In the end, the concept stays where it was: as a concept. Kinan, the model, indeed looks pale in white but I personally like the color: a pretty girl in pastel pink and yellow shade. I like it.
Yellow glasses / Kinan’s
Makeup by Miy
Photographed by Dito Yuwono