What’s in your bag?
It’s in My Bag,
My Makeup Bag!
I’ve had my head down and my elbows up working on my next book, The Cloth of Egypt. Over the past few months, I’ve participated in some Bay Area performance. At each of these recent shows, I’ve made a point of wearing assiut, with the hopes of getting some lovely and useful photos of the event to use in the book. This photo, was taken by the talented photographer Alisha Westerfeld. This low-level shot really caught the glint of the assiut, but is, unfortunately, a bit too blurry for print.
However, I am pretty happy with the overall look of this picture! So I thought I would share a few details on how I created this look. My headdress base is a simple cotton turban made from a shawl rolled into a long tube and wrapped twice around my head and tucked. I topped this with my largest tiara.
This headdress is topped with an amazing assiut scarf. This long, narrow, and highly embellished scarf is modern assiut that I pounded, cleaned, and softened to achieve an almost vintage drape. To keep the assiut scarf in place, I used long pearl-tipped corsage pins strategically located to keep everything from moving throughout a high-energy cane dance.
Of course, this look began with my makeup. I was trying for a highly dramatic look, emphasizing my rather deep-set eyes to make them look very dark and intense. Using the tools over on the Polyvore website, I’ve constructed a “snapshot” of my makeup kit from that day. With the products pictured below, I created the look above. If you like the results, you might want to try some of these cosmetics for yourself.
Nars cosmetic, $39
Smashbox makeup primer, $21
Dermablend face makeup, $23
Stila blush, $24
Sephora Collection tattoo eyeliner, $12
Garnier cream skincare, $13
Urban Decay beauty product, $38
Maybelline beauty product, $7.49
Physicians Formula CoverToxTen50 Face Powder, Translucent Fair 2735 &…, $2.60
L’Oreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Foundation, Natural Beige & More…, $13
Revlon ColorStay Liner For Lips, Wine 670, $7.99