Androgynous Makeup Tutorial by MAC Vimi Joshi



Androgynous Makeup Tutorial by MAC Vimi Joshi

Following was the look for Anamika Khanna’s Show at Wills India Fashion Week AW 2011.

The video tutorial is by Vimi Joshi, MAC Senior Makeup Artist. The look is about creating a handsome version of a woman by keep eye lids flat, lips nude and strong contours.


Skin : Fix + , Essential Oils, Studio Fix Fluid, Select Sheer Loose Powder

Eyebrows : MAC Dark Brown Eyeshadow, MAC  Blacktrack Fluidline – Exaggerated and Bushy Eyebrows

Eyes : Mix MAC Structural brown and Architectural paints (for eye lids) , Zoomblack Mascara, Chromagraphic Pencil – NC 15/ NW 20 on waterline

Blush : MAC Taupe Blush – Strong contour  & NC 46 Studio Fix Powder

lips : Lip Erase + foundation


30 thoughts on “Androgynous Makeup Tutorial by MAC Vimi Joshi

      1. See RAti..why would i spend lots monies on mac to look just as same as when i wake up??? pale like a corpse and hair higher than the air humidity….forget abt looking androgynous, if at least was to be like a good looking guy

    1. Rachna, there is fashion trend going on these days called androgynous fashion.

      from net :

      “Andro-” means “man,” and “gyn-” refers to “woman.”

      The quality of having a blend of both strong masculine and strong feminine characteristics.
      The evidence of our fascination with sexual ambiguity is everywhere. While the focus of the paper is on music, the ideology of ambiguity pervades the pop media. “Androgyny is in, and it’s about time!”2 The fashion industry correctly predicted current trends over thirty years ago with the Unisex style, and continued to capitalize on the popularity of androgynous dress, copying the styles of Boy George, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and the Punk scene.

      One of the most prophetic movies of the early 1970’s was a film entitled Phantom of the Paradise. It satirized the music industry and criticized the industry’s willingness to promote the demonic for a profit. The movie’s strange and unbelievable prophecy about blood spurting, violent and androgynous rock groups came to pass with uncanny precision. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, also of the same era, became a cult film that celebrated the confusion of sexual identity. Tim Currie, the star, played a female with strangely seductive characteristics. In fact, most of the female temptresses were played by males. Our propensity for gender-blending gained a wider acceptance in the 1980’s as many films played with this theme of sex role reversal. Victor-Victoria, Tootsie, and Yentle were three of the current products of popular culture which addressed the inequities of socially imposed gender roles from the perspective of the victims of cultural stereotyping. Movie producers attempted to make “gender blending” humane and less threatening through these artistic comedies. As people became familiar with androgyny they also become de-sensitized to its transgressions of cultural norms. It became an acceptable, if alternate, norm to a large portion of modern culture. And on stage, the 60’s fascination with sex in general, with productions like Hair and O Calcutta, became in the 80’s a fascination with homosexuality in particular, with La Cage Aux Folles competing for a Tony Award in 1984.

      Androgyny is “IN.The time is right” for the androgynous look, “because American culture is more comfortable at handling sex and playing with gender roles.

      And some images to help you understand

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  1. er….er… how did they manage to make her hair stand like that..reminds me of that Rishi kapoor’s and Farha’s movie where his ganwaaran wife’s chutiya used to hang in air !!! 😛 😛 😛

    1. Even I felt that….these models are soo soooper thin!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: But hubby likes me chubby!!! Doesn’t even allow me to join gym!! :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed:

  2. Are yaar dekho aur enjoy karo….we dont have to copy them!!!! And most of things they wear ( models..catwalk) is not for general public anyway! but lets say…
    a female bus-driver can definately rock in this! ( not counting the long maxi-dress)

    1. Nia ji, jis din maine India mein female bus driver dekh li, let alone with this kind of choti, main samjhoonga chaar dhaam ki teerth yaatra kar li. :tongue:

  3. calicoaster April 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    er….er… how did they manage to make her hair stand like that..reminds me of that Rishi kapoor’s and Farha’s movie where his ganwaaran wife’s chutiya used to hang in air !!

    SAME HERE 😛 😛

  4. I personally think that the Androgynous look trend is initiated by Gays.. It’s most often called “revenge of the gays”.. Most designers and makeup artists and fashion industry veterans (abroad and India) are gay. So their ideal model is a teenage boy. So the androgynous look was created.

    Take any model in the current scenario… No breasts, no bums!!!! The whole size zero thing is a result of this teenage boy fixation!!!! On top of that you are making the girls look like boys!!!! It’s been a trend for past couple of years and is totally not my taste.

    But all said and done, I would lovve to be in Vimi Joshi’s position right now.. You’d have to show immense creativity to achieve that subtle balance… And the look must have been fun to create.. But wearing it???? NO!!!

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