As one of the most iconic British performers the world has ever seen, embodying the spirit of David Bowie within a makeup collection was always going to be a challenge. Known for pushing the boundaries of fashion, piling on the makeup and wearing his hair in futuristic styles that only a man fully comfortable with his sexuality would dare fashion, Mr Bowie’s style is instantly recogniseable. As the V&A stages the first major retrospective of one of the most influential musicians and
performers of modern times, the museum is also collaborating with
Selfridges on the launch of the store’s own homage to the British icon. Illamasqua, the British brand known for pushing creative boundaries, have been chosen by Selfridges to collaborate on their ‘David Bowie is all Yours’ tribute experience. Fans of Bowie and makeup alike can swing by the stand in Selfridges (from the 4th – 28th April) for a vibrant Bowie inspired makeover. Illamasqua’s very own Creative Director, Alex Box has created 3 custom-made Bowie illustrations to be showcased in store alongside the Illamasqua pieces used for the looks, which you can see below. I’d love to see what this actually looks like on a face, as opposed to a piece of paper, but I’m not sure how many women will be coming out of Selfridges showcasing makeup inspired by The Labyrinth – although it is one of my favourite films ever. These images really are a work of art and thoroughly do David Bowie’s iconic status justice. Do you fancy a lightening bolt eyebrow this Spring?