Lucille Ball (6 August 1911 - 26 April 1989)
Today we do not mourn the death of Lucille Ball, but celebrate all the laughs, joy, tears, heartaches, inspirations, and happiness she has given us.
We love you Lucy!!!
I love this scene. So touching.
Lucy and Desi got to this point in acting out the script and then this strange thing happened: Suddenly they remembered their own real emotions when they discovered that at last they were going to be parents, and both of them began crying.
- Jess Oppenheimer
When we did this scene before an audience, Desi was suddenly struck by all the emotion he’d felt when we discovered we were finally going to have Lucie. His eyes filled up and he couldn’t finish the song; I started to cry, too. Vivian started to sniffle; even the hardened stagehands wiped their eyes with the backs of their hands. The director wanted retakes at the end of the show, but the audience stood up and shouted, “No, no!”
- Lucille Ball
Happy 100th Birthday, Lucille Ball August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989
Here are screencaps from the Lucille Ball-inspired tutorial I promised I’d upload in a blog entry from last week.
The makeup has a costumey vibe, particularly because the lips and eyelashes are exaggerated, but you can definitely tone it down so that the look is more wearable. You can also use it for photo shoots or parties with a retro theme, in which case you can wear it as is, in conjunction with a 1950s hairstyle and outfit.
Just to be clear, my goal with this look was not to copy or even very closely resemble Lucy (I was going for makeup with a similar—but not an identical—vibe), so don’t expect to look like her after following the steps in the video.
Click HERE to see the tutorial. :)
About a week ago, I got a request to do a tutorial based on Lucille Ball’s makeup, so today I put together a look with a 1950s vibe inspired by Lucy.
It isn’t a tutorial on how to resemble Lucy—instead, the focus is on makeup application influenced by her signature look. The brows and lips are both on the fuller side, but no wild or crazy colors are used, so you can definitely wear this—or your own version of it—if you enjoy classic makeup.
If you want to see the video, I’ll post the link here once it’s been uploaded on my YouTube channel, so stay tuned. I hope your week has gotten off to a great start! :D
UPDATE on July 25th, 2011: The tutorial is now posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he2ZAoE1w-g