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March 30, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Pretty lady. I like the first one better, she looks 'softer'.
March 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm
beautiful! i love her glance as she hides a bit in her collars. ;)
March 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm
That makeup is outrageous. i love her look, so chic.
While I appreciate the attempt, the application of the makeup is poorly done so it really takes away from the statement. Pretty girl, though.
March 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm
she is pretty..don't like the make up so much!
she is lovely
Fashion Steele NYC
March 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm
Love the different collars! Great contrast between their clean lines and the smudged makeup.
March 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm
she looks so classic and timeless in the fur. truly stylish and gorgeous woman.
March 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm
beautiful girl but i'm not a fan of sloppy makeup intentional or not.
March 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm
I agree. I think that the look that she's trying for is fantastic, but the sloppy makeup work is really distracting. but she is beautiful and the gaze is lovely.
March 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm
Love the first hairstyle! Going to try it tomorrow :D.
March 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm
This reminds me of the Black Swan for some reason. This lovely girl has two sides to her. Which one should she reveal? Very interesting juxtaposition between the images.
March 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm
you really figured out how to portrait people…
March 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm
I love your pictures because so often I see style and looks that inspire me. This does not inspire me at all.
March 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm
They're very pretty but the look is reminding me a bit of the movie The Crying Game.
March 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm
i'm a fan of the second
March 30, 2011 at 4:55 pm
I am particularly fond of the makeup choice.
I don't find it poorly executed; it's too harsh to be unintentional, which instantly says something about her personality and in turn, her look. She knows full well what it is she is accomplishing as an overall atmosphere.
Reminds me of bohemian kohl smudged eyes. Intentional and unapologetic. Well done to this young woman, and to Scott ;)
Hmm I definitely remember seeing her around fashion week. Love the makeup in the second picture. Purple eyebrows!
–Megan//The Martian Tide
March 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm
She reminds me of Sade.
love the smudged eye makeup
March 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Good intentions don't always bring good results…..And this is definitely the case! Too bad..
It is strange how a person can look so different in two different pictures! I love them both, I love the softness of the first and the sharp structure of the second!http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com
March 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm
Man I couldn't rock the second one without lipstick ALL OVER that gorgeous white collar.Kudos to her for keeping it clean!
Queen of Mayhem
March 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm
Beautiful and unique!
March 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm
beautiful girl, i definitely prefer the second shot. the darker colour of her make up is more striking and makes her seem almost like a different person and character, much stronger compared to the first shot.
i like her make up better too in the second portrait, where it's been more heavily applied on the eye it seems more artistic, i agree with others that her make up in the first shot seems a little messy.
but then again why is the focus on her make up?
March 30, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Wow, she looks so great! I love this lipcolour.
March 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm
Intentional or not, i love the messiness of her makeup application, it seems to transcend simple makeup for makeups sake
March 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm
I second Brannon. Too messy to be unintentional. This will end up on someone's runway next season. Guaranteed.
March 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm
i have to agree with everyone on the makeup comments. i was so distracted by the eyeliner smear in the first picture and the blotchy lipstick in the second that i barely noticed how beautiful she is. only after a second look did i notice the fabulous fur coat. http://indieelectronicalternative.blogspot.com/
March 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm
Wow, stunning! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com!
March 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm
I would have assumed the make-up application was intentional had she plucked her eye brows. I really can't tell if she is just sloppy or trying to make a statement. Which one??
March 30, 2011 at 5:53 pm
As Cher famously said, " she's a full-on Monet. From far away it's ok, but up close, it's a big old mess."
March 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm
she's so beautiful but i wish she'd wear less makeup, although i do love the originality of her color choices and her unintentional or intentional decision to make it a bit messy.
March 30, 2011 at 5:57 pm
who`s that girrrrrl!!!!!!!!
she is very nice!
March 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm
To quote Cher: "she's a full-on Monet. From far away it's ok, but up close, it's a big old mess."
March 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm
I love both. what an expression.
March 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm
Of course it's intentional!! She knows exactly what she's doing and it's a fantastic, beautiful, bold decision.
March 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm
These shots gave me 2 things. The freshness and playfulness of young cheeky girls trying on mum's make-up and mezmorized just like an impressionism painting, if you squint your eyes everything magically transforms into a clear vision, up close you can see brush by brush! Character in a glance!
March 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Both pictures are absolutely amazing! The makeup is insane, I love it!
March 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm
She's very pretty but I cannot stand that make-up. It looks a tad sloppy. Though I do appreciate the cool look she was going for with her eye color, and my distaste for the look is not in any way indicative of how awesome I think it is that she took such a bold risk.
March 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm
She's attractive but that make-up is an absolute mess, it's kind of hard to look at.
March 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm
I really don't get it. Her eyebrows are a mess. If she were well groomed with the messy makeup it would make some sense but the way it is now it's distracting. Grooming first!!!
March 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm
A very unique approach to makeup, but I pray it doesn't catch on as a fad.
March 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm
I'm torn between sloppy or avant-garde?She's pretty, but could use a pluckaroo-or-two in the eyebrow dept. I think that's what's throwing me off.
March 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm
I love the two looks, yes the makeup gets your attention at first but the fact that it is not perfect makes you wonder, gets your attention and makes you want to get to know her more.
March 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm
The makeup is way to sloppy for my taste and her eyebrows need to be groomed. She is very pretty though.
March 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm
Funny, I actually appreciate the photos even more because of the un-tweezed brows and smudged makeup! It shows there is a real human being underneath. Maybe that this look is more attainable, somehow. It also accentuates her willingness to be playful and a little messy.
March 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm
gorgeous girl not a fan of the coloured crayon look,.
March 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm
I don't understand your choice of subject sometimes. I don't want to be too judgmental; to each their own. I thought this was a fashion blog though, not extreme make up choices.
March 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm
the imperfections that say it all don't they. Captured.
March 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm
Looks like the make-up at Marc Jacobs and Chanel a few seasons ago. Francois Nars, if I'm not mistaken. I appreciate the effort, but it's not working. At this level of deconstruction, one needs a flawless canvas to make it work, and she just does not have it. She is beautiful, but the roughness of the look highlights every tiny imperfection of her otherwise perfect skin (and she barely has any).
March 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm
wow! who's that girl???
March 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm
Hard angle, hard lighting, hard makeup. Hardcore.
March 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm
I think her smudgy, imperfect makeup is the whole POINT!
March 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm
March 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm
A pretty girl in poorly applied makeup.
March 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm
the makeup is pretty bad…. nice hair?
March 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm
it's messy and pretty endearing i say
March 30, 2011 at 10:17 pm
Is this Ashley Madekwe, the English actress?
March 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm
She looks like she's just finished up at fashions shows.. come off the runway onto the next, hence the make-up slightly smudging – no?
March 30, 2011 at 10:52 pm
While I appreciate the beauty of every individual, I am having a hard time understanding these two photos. The make up is poorly done, and the close shot does no justice. I always find something to love/admire/appreciate in all of your photos- for the first time I am disappointed…. Maybe I just do not understand what you were trying to get across.
March 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm
Her face is so powerful. The second makeup, however, is not so good, in my opinion.
Mars of fashion insouciance
March 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm
I don't care whether or not she meant for her make up to look so sloppy. It makes her look cheap. I do, however, love the colored in eyebrows.
March 30, 2011 at 11:21 pm
There's one thing that I don't get and I'm not the only one. Her eyebrows. I don't care that much for that kind of thing usually, but in this case, that's what struck me most. The thing is she's wearing her hair back with a small headband, both times, to accentuate her face I guess. Then, she puts on some heavy make-up, to accentuate mostly her eyes and her lips. The whole look is about her face being the center of attention. With such accents put on the eyes and face, I really don't get the messy eyebrows…
March 31, 2011 at 12:09 am
They would be so much more beautiful without the mask. Why are they hiding?
March 31, 2011 at 12:10 am
She's absolutely beautiful and her style is fabulous. I love the playful, intense, stylized makeup–all the more because it's not "perfect." There are few things more tiresome than "groomed" looks. This woman looks like a person with a) more important things to do than obsess about her eyebrows and lipstick touch-ups and b) the confidence to not care what others think about them. Brava.
March 31, 2011 at 1:19 am
I think the point is not deconstruct the subjects makeup choices ("I like, I don't like") but I think inspirational aspect of the shots is to think of how makeup choices can be used to transform ones style so dramatically. We have "two portraits" of one young lady expressing perhaps two different moods or personas through makeup as a stylistic choice.Brava to her!
–Armando from N.O.
Marissa Coco Richmond
March 31, 2011 at 2:09 am
pretty girl not so pretty makeup
March 31, 2011 at 3:27 am
love the way she has done the eyes!!…..
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March 31, 2011 at 3:49 am
Love her make-up. Especially the 2nd pic. Fierce eyeshadow application!
whoa! Statement make-up! Amazing & Bold. She is walking a fine line and doin' it well.
March 31, 2011 at 3:53 am
Are those purple eyebrows?! Amazing! I definitely think her make-up is intentionally harsh and dramatic. People should stop criticizing it.
March 31, 2011 at 3:55 am
I looove the second photo, she looks like a beautiful water colour painting. The purple eyebrows? Genius.
March 31, 2011 at 4:27 am
betther without whole make-up
March 31, 2011 at 4:50 am
I love the messy makeup. Wonderful texture and energy in the strokes! And great colour choices.
March 31, 2011 at 4:56 am
i adore the second look but sister girl needs to learn to clean off her cupid and tighten up her lipstick – even without a mirror.
March 31, 2011 at 5:28 am
I'm really surprised you 've published something like this, isn't cool or elegant at all, the make up is to strong and poorly done.There's any beauty, or hidden beauty, in it.Isn't chic , isn't The Sartorialist, it reminds me of those jersey shore girls.You can't pass the message that a shabby make up is nice.
March 31, 2011 at 6:11 am
wow….I like both the shot, the girl and the makeup, she's stunning.
March 31, 2011 at 6:23 am
my opinion is that you either do it right or you simply don't. she's such a beutiful girl and in both shots she looks sloppy and cheap. i believe scott is trying to point out that some people can do things outside the rules and still be confident with themselves, which is great. i would be curious how does her outfit looks as maybe she paired a sloppy make-up with a perfect ensemble. who knows?
March 31, 2011 at 6:59 am
March 31, 2011 at 8:51 am
Not a fan of the smudged eye-makeup look, esp. under the purple eyebrows. I think it takes attention away from this lady's natural beauty. It just looks so artificial.
March 31, 2011 at 9:14 am
Beautiful girl but am surprised at her being showcased. Wonderful bold colours but the application of make up is quite creative.
March 31, 2011 at 9:27 am
great photos – actually love the fact that the way the photo reveals every single detail – even if that emphasizes what many have commented on as "ugly" or "wrong". That it is intentionally rough seems pretty obvious – of course it is – and it is obviously inspired by styling trends, runway, street (jersey shore girls haha) drag queens, historical styles and all there might possibly be – we live in that kind of world – and it's wonderful, anachronistic and full of different ways of understanding concepts like beauty. Fashion is all about that. I guess for many of Sartorialist readers it's surprising and even shocking to see something that is "ugly" presented as something "beautiful". I wish I had the balls to wear my face like that.
March 31, 2011 at 9:29 am
She is beautiful and I love her makeup color choices.
Though I have to say that whether or not her 'sloppy' application is intentional or not, it doesn't work. One can be more carefree with natural colors,pinks, or smudgy eyeshadow but black liner, dark lips, and a woman's eyebrow line require precision.I hope she tries these looks again with a little more polish.
March 31, 2011 at 9:30 am
Pretty lady with poorly applied makeup.
March 31, 2011 at 9:31 am
Um, okay… I'm not a fan of what you might call 'classic makeup' with soft pinks, mauves, etc, but to me this looks more trashy than artsy/punk-ish, sorry. Actually, just the fact that I can see her eyebrows growing out is a huge turnoff for me. She's very pretty though, I think she could've created a much more interesting look than this.
March 31, 2011 at 9:47 am
March 31, 2011 at 11:18 am
How is she going to get through the day without getting that dark lipstick all over that white collar?
March 31, 2011 at 11:45 am
I'm cracking up. I just love the way posters like to tell the Sartorialist what is or is not fit for his blog. I love the makeup in the second shot. It's bold.
March 31, 2011 at 11:56 am
intentional or not…. to show that her eyebrows were growing out looks pretty tacky and UNclean. although she's beautiful… she looks like one of those girls that you see on the street who are trying too hard. was that the intentional look that was being sought?
March 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm
I don't like thelipstick- Or the messy eyebrows….I bet she's beautiful without makeup.
March 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm
with make-up ! Baudelaire beauty…..
March 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Wait, isn't this Jourdan Dunn, the model? So it's not entirely beyond the realm of reason that she could be coming from a show or something on the 2nd shot? If it is her, even if she's just going to buy bread down the road, being a supermodel allows you certain privileges, not least of all being "outrageous", "smudged" make-up for godsake!
March 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Give me a break! Of all the people applauding her "intentionally" bad makeup application, I'm sure not one of them would actually go out like that.
And when did a bad idea become good solely based on the persons intent? yeah we've all done many a bad things thinking it was a good idea.
March 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm
She is beautiful!Very nice pictures!
March 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm
In the first photo she looks conventionally pretty, a little too much makeup on her eyes, but OK.In the second, she looks like a drag queen. Interesting. The harsh lines and the uneven application are probably deliberate. Could she be deconstructing makeup for us? And if so, to what effect? To make a statement about how we 'face' the world? The second photo is actually rather terrifying to look at, I wouldn't want to cross her. The first, a soft look for 'women'.
March 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm
I've gone out to grab coffee and a muffin in last night's makeup and no one ever called it fashion… She really is a gorgeous girl though – to each her own!
March 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Through these pictures she appears of a girl that is lost and has been taken advantage of along her journey. Kinda sad.
March 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm
could she be an actress or a dancer in the theatre? that would explain the make up. and 2 very similar shots of the same woman.tell us…
March 31, 2011 at 3:58 pm
It is a personal choice whether one likes either or neither look, and to me it's obvious the palettes are intentional.
I say a big yeah! for creativity and the avante garde, going against the masses, being an individual, etc., etc.
It may be messy, but it's a hot, sexy, creative mess …
March 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm
I like her face, very expressive and determined,yet very feminine. However, what's up with that make up? It' s not smudged, it's because she lacks precision… Or at least, she didn't achieved the desired smudged effect. The colours combination is excellent (especially in the second pic), which makes me think that she is no amateur…
March 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm
maybe she's putting it on without lighting, and she's lost her tweezers. i don't get it.
March 31, 2011 at 8:33 pm
makeup supposed to enhance beauty in this case takes away.
March 31, 2011 at 8:48 pm
loving the sexy messy application :D her ballerinaesque high forehead and the contrast of lip & collar are gorgeous…
March 31, 2011 at 9:03 pm
Like the stray hairs left in her brows, I think perhaps she just didn't have time to perfect her look(or maybe a victim of dim lit bathroom?) She's a pretty girl though. It's a pity this was the outcome as it really could have been fantastic..the idea is great and all the colors flatter her.
March 31, 2011 at 9:59 pm
In the first photo, she looks like a watercolor painting. In the second, an ink drawing. Very expressive, both.
Also, anytime you post something that someone thinks doesn't belong on this blog, an angel gets a pair of wings.
March 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm
these are shockingly beautiful
At first I was turned off by the messy makeup but upon reading some of the comments and looking again, I do think it was intentional and beautifully so. There's nothing dirty or disgusting about growing out eyebrows – hair grows. What's ugly is this fixation on artificiality and perfection. The sloppy application of this girl's makeup and the unnatural shades present makeup as an 'art' or stylistic choice rather than an attempt at a 'perfect' face and it's great.
Anyway the blog is for whatever the blogger wants it to be about. Stop following it if you don't like it!
April 1, 2011 at 2:36 am
I don't know what she is saying, if anything, with her makeup. Whatever her intentions are, this makes me think about beauty. She is beautiful, no matter how she applies her makeup, so this can be interpreted as carefree. She is so beautiful, but maybe this can be seen as intentional blurring of our perception of her. My mind is buzzing on this, and that is what is so entertaining and enjoyable about fashion and style!
April 1, 2011 at 8:37 am
color is great; technique is questionable
April 1, 2011 at 8:40 am
your pictures are always amazing! can you fall in love with a blog? because maybe i am… :)
April 1, 2011 at 11:17 am
The messiness must be intentional and experimental. Even if it isn't I think its cool and eccentric.
April 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Anonymous 1:18–Yes, I _have_ gone out wearing squirrelly eyeliner, mascara and liner I knew would smudge or have fallout, far more liner than most would deem "appropriate," gloss I knew would wear off quickly, and the like. I sometimes skip doing my brows when they need it.
Why? I have a life & generally have better things to do than work myself into a tizzy about looking "perfect" in someone else's eyes. I've crafted a style for myself, and it's MY style. And I don't give a flying rat's nether bits about anyone's "approval" of my freakin' eyeliner.
Hence, my props for this lovely woman and her fierce style are real.
(And for a moment of karma–the "magic word" for posting this comment is, I kid you not, "hatin." Even the random cyber-universe agrees: no hatin on the smudge!)
April 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm
So subversive, as the hot and freezing comments prove. I love a truly fearless woman.
April 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm
I don't understand the purple in the eyebrows. she looks like she came out of the circus with that eye-makeup in the first picture.
April 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm
makeup on her is like strokes on canvas. everyone sees it is not natural so why not make it impressionistic instead of straight lines?
April 2, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Sade reloaded :)
April 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm
April 3, 2011 at 9:25 am
i usually love your photos but this i do not get at all… The makeup is awful. This, for me is NOT style!
April 3, 2011 at 10:46 am
Scott, what are you thinking? This isn't ironic or painterly, it's just plain badly executed. Cheap, cheap, cheap like a baby chicken.
April 4, 2011 at 11:27 am
make-up for runway..and make-up for photography..both vastly different.
April 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm
hello are u a model?
April 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm
The second look is beautiful.
April 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm
April 6, 2011 at 9:50 am
The second one gives an everyday look more drama.. I dunno if it's the eye make-up or the contrast of her skin and the coat.. Nevertheless, I think it's brilliant.. It makes her a beautiful canvas even without the glitters and jewelries.
April 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm
Messsyy but love the lipstick color…very chic
April 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm
cutting edge, nicely executed. not for the middle-of-the-road.
April 9, 2011 at 1:25 am
Is she a model? The make up looks a bit runway. people don't often think to line their eyebrows in purple just to walk around. And how did you run into the woman twice unless you know her? So, likely a model.
April 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm
that is amazing!
Walking around with a scapel
April 12, 2011 at 11:38 am
Day to night :) Just a change of hairband, a darker shadow and more eyeliner and a dark lippy and voila! How effortless is that eh! I like it I like it I like it… except that (sorry can't help being a little bit OCD)…CAREFUL WITH YOUR LIPPY against that lovely white collar, girlfriend!
April 12, 2011 at 4:33 pm
Is she a cross-dresser?
April 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm
I think I'm in love….
April 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm
You know, this makes me think about what makeup is really all about. When I was a teenager, makeup was either about covering up my horrible skin, or about trying to look older than I was…neither very authentic reasons to wear makeup, and yet it changed the way I felt about myself to wear it.Now when I wear makeup, I wear very little. Looking fresh to me is much more important than looking different, because looking fresh make me feel good, and healthy.Every once in a while though, just for kicks or boredom, I sit in front of the mirror and give myself some crazy stage makeup, like vines running across my face or fierce war paintish slashes. I don't like wearing this makeup outside (unless on very special occasions), but I do like the hour or so wearing it, because it makes me feel different. Either stronger, more intimidating, more peaceful, whatever.
So, I wonder how this makeup is making this girl feel.
April 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm
I actually kinda like the makeup…but mostly on the first one…such an amazing and expressive face!
May 27, 2011 at 3:47 am
I don't know why but I love the make up on her! makes a very nice impact on me！
June 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm
I think the loose expressionistic makeup is really innovative and super cool!
June 17, 2011 at 10:02 am
IS she the girl bad made up that you speak in a interview in N Y for Spain?I think (very personal opinion) she goes like that deliberately.
June 17, 2011 at 11:57 am
Well, I'm mot sure, anyway: She has a glamourous and refined bad taste very fine and a great creative intuition.
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That lens is mean piece of photographic extravagance!
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