Are you dying for an Illamasqua make over?

Are you dying for an Illamasqua make over?
Illamasqua always push the boundaries of wearable colour (or so I think) so for what seems to be an innovative brand, it’s no surprise they have thought outside the box again.

They are now offering one final salute to a beauty obsession… a make over for a dead loved one. When you think about it, it is quite weird, and the artist performing it must have to have a strong constitution but I actually love the idea.

Heaven forbid, should anything happen to me in the immediate future, i’d want peoples last memory of me to be exactly as in real life, with impeccable make up, not slapped on by some work experience kid in a funeral parlour ya know?

It’s not something you could ask your mother / sister to do now is it?

I truly don’t know if i’d make provisions in a will for it to be done as I think £450 is highly excessive.. but when you consider the poor MUA will have to work on a dead body, maybe that is a reasonable rate, I don’t know.

I do know i’d also want my hair to be immaculate too, I know we’d be dead but you don’t want to be remembered with a nana perm and blue frosted eyeshadow up to your brows do you?

Here is the blurb from the Illamasqua website.

05 July 2011

The Final Act of Self-Expression

We have collaborated with established family funeral directors Leverton & Sons to launch an innovative service bringing ritual beauty to the final act for those who to self-express…

This unique service encourages people for whom making-up is an intimate part of their identity to plan their final transformation – one that pays tribute to who they were in life and how they want to enter the afterlife …

Illamasqua encourages people to self-express and embrace their alter ego in every way – why should this be any different when you pass away? It is a celebration of life, and one that should be indulged for your last glamorous look.

The rite of passage to the afterlife has been of central importance to human culture for thousands of years. To have the best mahogany, the finest, lining, the best stallions … are today chosen in tribute to the life lived.

To wear the most fabulous make-up applied by a professionally trained make-up artist for your final journey is the ultimate statement of celebration.

This service is available from Illamasqua and Leverton & Sons in the London area only from July 2011. The Final Act of Self-Expression service can be booked as part of a pre-arranged funeral by calling Leverton & Sons on 0207 387 6075

Prices starting from £450 subject to availability.


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