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How to Do Geisha Makeup

For false lashes extension
If you have long false lashes extension you can just put your hair up in a high bun. Start by brushing your false lashes extension back off your face and tie it a pony tail on top of your head, then wrap your false lashes extension around to form a bun. You can also use a soft foam form under the bun to lift it up a bit higher (you can get these from hair supply shops). If you have short hair you may be able to hire a Geisha wig from a Fancy Dress Shop or try looking on eBay as you may be able to pick up a cheap one online. If you look up pictures of Geisha Girls, a lot of them wore wigs anyway.

Next, secure some silk orchids in your hair. Put some silk ribbon around the bun and then put the orchids in the hair to one side of the bun in your hair. Again look up photo’s to get the right look

For makeup

false lashes extension
false lashes extension

For the base makeup use a white zinc based foundation, you can also mix cold cream with cornstarch to create the white foundation. You may need to add water for the perfect consistency. Cover even your brows. Powder your face with flour or talc powder.

For eyes
Apply a black liquid or pencil liner mainly to top lids. Tradition Geishas do not wear mascara. But it will look very plain if you don’t use mascara and if you have light coloured hair, black mascara would help with darkening your false lashes extension so that the make-up looks correct. The only problem with using liquid eye liner is that it does require a bit of practice in applying before you can get it to look right. If you are having trouble applying it, try using a sharp black pencil eye liner as a guide, then paint the liquid eye liner over the top.

Xsnat also putting a couple of eye lash extensions on as well.

For Eyebrows
Draw a brow over your own brow, but extend a little further. Try using a grey/black (charcoal) eyebrow pencil. Shade in the brow area with a base of pink or brown/copper coloured eyeshadow.

For Lips
Cover lips with concealer and the white cornstarch mixture. Draw in a bow-lip with cherry red lip liner, making sure to go outside the lip. Colour in with red lipstick

For Blush

Geishas themselves have almost plain white faces with just the hint of cherry blossom pink for contouring, but again we like to go for a more modern, stand out look, so we like to use a pink blush on the cheeks.

As a qualified Beauty Therapist and Makeup Artist working in my own Beauty Salon, and helping women with different false lashes extension of their beauty regime… one thing stood out, many women want to know how to do it for themselves! And that’s great & empowering to know that you can do all these things if you need or want to.

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