When I joined Instagram I did what I think most people do and started looking through random photos and accounts for things I liked. I kept coming across pictures of an exquisite doll, with big soulful eyes, long eyelashes and delicate features. She appeared in many different outfits, hair colours and styles, and makeup, sometimes portraying different characters. I thought she was beautiful and I was instantly obsessed. It turned out that this doll was Pidgin Doll, dubbed "the most glamorous doll in the world", the creation of an artist named Joshua David McKenney. Out of all her incarnations, one of my favourites was the Rose Red Pidgin Doll, and I decided that as I had the right hair colour I would try to re-create her makeup.
I made a bonnet with some gold lace and bias tape, left my hair in its naturally curly unbrushed state to mimic hers, and painted a lot of freckles on my face!
I find it really interesting and pretty amazing how much makeup can transform my looks, and how I can portray different figures and characters by painting my face! For this look the freckles were really the moment that I felt like Pidgin Doll-they're such a defining feature of her look, along with her big eyes.
I had fun doing this makeup and dressing up, although the photos terrify my boyfriend! Are there any other characters you think I should try to re-create?
This post is not associated with or endorsed by Pidgin Doll or J D McKenney. It is not a sponsored post. I just thought it would be fun to try out!