The new midlife crisis
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A sculpture can be defined as a three dimensional hand carved object usually made from materials like stone, marble, metal, glass, wood etc. The person who carves sculptures is known as sculptor. Sculptor usually expresses his thoughts and imaginations in the sculpture to make it appear natural and realistic.
Sculptures are considered important forms of public art that have been in existence since centuries. They have been important forms of art in all the civilizations throughout the world. From earlier civilization periods sculptures on walls and in form of statues have been carved out for different reasons. Often it is seen that the wall sculptures carved on the buildings or monuments of earlier periods depict the story or life of kings or any great person.
Earliest forms of sculptures were limited to only stone statue models of human forms. But with the changing time the forms of sculptures made from different kinds of materials came into existence. At present different forms of sculptures like bust sculptures, animal sculptures, antique sculptures, statue sculptures etc are being used for various purposes. Now-a-days many of them are using religious sculptures like catholic sculptures, church sculptures etc to give a holy touch to their homes. The stone sculptures like water fountains, stone fireplace mantels, stone flowerpots, stone gazebos and stone relievoes are being used to give artistic touch to decoration in homes and gardens. Another popular variety of sculptures in use today are abstract sculptures.
Abstract sculptures are the unique, creative and speculative pieces of artwork which normally don’t have any definite shape or figure. They do not have a specific starting or ending point. These are complex forms of art that are usually very difficult to understand for a common person. Only a person with artistic eye can understand them. Though the art that cannot be readily explained or interpreted, but it is accepted as a great piece of art.
The abstract sculptures are the results of innovative works of Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brâncuşi who paved the way for the dynamic abstract sculpture found today. While carving abstract sculpture, sculptor is free to pour in all his imaginations, thoughts with freedom to recreate or represent something entirely different and unique form. Abstract sculptures are usually smaller in size than other forms and very often given as mementos and gifts on various occasions.
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The new midlife crisis
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The new midlife crisis
Answer by ♦Gabby♦ Happy New Year!:D
I guess the media and western standards play a role
The new midlife crisis
Answer by thinking of a new name!
mascara or fake eyelashes. and just wear pants.
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Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:
First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”
Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.
For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.”
This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”
However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.
Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.
Photographed by Tom Newton.