After the epic tunes, the second reason why we grew to love David Bowie the most was his looks from outer space. His flashy outfit and makeup combos from the 70s had something few others can handle: true originality.
An Imgur user has found and shared an old article on his makeup routine. To live some more magic, we share it with you.
- Most of David Bowie’s makeup came from a little shop in Rome, Italy, which imports creams and colored powders from India
- Among the essentials, white rice powder from Tokyo and Indian Kohl to be smudged over the lashlines
- Among the bases are a very light liquid base, either white, pink or yellow, or an iridescent one in pure white for the stage
- For the iconic gold circle on the forehead he used a German gold base, at times outlined in gold rhinestones applied with eyelash glue
- Pink and mauve were David Bowie’s favorite colors when it came to painting colorful wings across eyes and eyebrows
- The gloss on lips and eyelids in David’s photographs were thanks to Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream.
- Mascara was black or blue, and purposedly old-fashioned
- Glitter, however, was easily a no-no due to its tendency to fall in his eyes while he was performing
- And in everyday life? David liked to show his “very light, bare, clear English skin…”