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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach: Everyday Look Make Up Tutorial │ 環球小姐日常美美妝

23 Sep

 

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

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Have you ever wondered how beauty queens do their everyday natural look make-up? What products they are they obsessed with? or even what make-up tips & tricks they do to make that “little, yet effective” difference on their looks?

Besides models, social media bloggers, or make-up artists, we rarely see beauty queen such as 2015 Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (Philippines) who shows her bare skin, and teaches viewers on how a step-by-step everyday make-up look is done, starting from priming the skin (very important)!

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

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Here is a YouTube Video make-up tutorial for you to “watch and learn.” From a professional make-up artist’s perspective, I really like her selection of products (not to mention she uses a lot of M·A·C Cosmetics products that I absolutely can’t live without in my make-up kit), her color choices are neutral and suitable for just about all “light, light-medium, medium, medium-dark, slightly tanned” color skintones… in another word, bravo on her choice of products and colors!

In this blog post, I am going to list the make-up products she uses, how meaningful some of the products are, her advocacy work as Miss Universe 2015, and share her make-up tips & tricks that I believe you will find very useful!

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VIDEO: Everyday Look Make Up Tutorial from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

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Favorite Make-up Products used by Miss Universe 2015 herself:

01. M·A·C Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Softening Lotion
02. M·A·C Fast Response Eye Cream
03. M·A·C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer “Radiant Pink”
04. NARS Multi-Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
05. M·A·C Studio Finish SPF35 Concealer “NW 25” and “NC 35”
06. M·A·C Oval 6 Brush for Foundation
07. M·A·C Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation “NC 35” and “NC 42”
08. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
09. M·A·C #191 Square Foundation Brush
10. M·A·C Eye Brow Pencils “Spike”, “Lingering“, and “Fling
11. Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette
12. M·A·C Studio Chromagraphic Pencil “NC15/NW20”
13. M·A·C Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara “Black”
14. M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural “Medium Dark”
15. M·A·C Powder Blush “Harmony”
16. NARS Blush “Dolce Vita”
17. M·A·C Lipstick “Kinda Sexy” (matte texture)
18. M·A·C Vival Gam Lipglass “Ariana Grande”
19. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid

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Miss Universe 2015’s Advocacy Work

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Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach gets tested for HIV

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Pia’s main advocacy work as Miss Universe 2015’s is to spread HIV/AIDS awareness around the world and end the stigma surrounding the disease/infection!

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Special thanks to Pia for choosing M·A·C Vival Gam Lipglass “Ariana Grande” product as her lip color, the final touch to her make-up look. Pia’s main advocacy work as Miss Universe 2015’s is to be vocal about her desire to spread HIV/AIDS awareness around the world and end the stigma surrounding the disease/infection, as well as her fight for gender equality and women empowerment.

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Ariana Grande for M·A·C Viva Glam Lipstick & Lipglass

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M·A·C’s Viva Glam Campaign is fully supporting of people living with HIV & AIDS. With M·A·C’s AIDS FUND, 100 percent (yes, you heard it right, it’s 100%, not part of it) of the selling price of every VIVA GLAM product goes directly to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. How wonderful is that?

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Ariana Grande’s M·A·C VIVA GLAM Lipglass I in a shimmering pink; and the Lipstick is in deep dark, matte plum.

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Ariana Grande’s M·A·C VIVA GLAM Lipglass II in a shimmering neutral mauve; and the Lipstick is in a deep, matte, orchid pink.

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For more details about making beauty more meaningful, please read my previous blog post VIVA GLAM Lipstick & M·A·C AIDS Fund for World AIDS Day!

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Makeup Expert’s Tips & Tricks & Product Suggestions:

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M·A·C Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Softening Lotion

  1. Moisturize your skin! Pia uses M·A·C Lightful C Marine Bright Formula Softening Lotion to instantly refresh, tones, brighten-up, and smooth the skin conditions with its special marine brightening formula.
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M·A·C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

2. Prime your skin! A smooth, clean skin is so essential in creating that flawless make-up look. Pia’s choice of M·A·C Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer “Radiant Pink” is excellent before applying foundation to create a  smooth skin canvas that makes make-up last longer and controls the oil on the skin.

3. “Less is More” is the key with good make-up application. Putting more products on the face, it will become heavy and cake-y. We do not want that for our everyday make-up look. Use foundation and concealer only in areas where needed.

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M·A·C Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation

4. Mix colors to get that perfect color match to your skin! For medium, medium-dark skin tones, I often have to mix colors to get the perfect shade. In M·A·C’s system, NC has more golden/olive skin undertone, while the NW has more pinky/rosey undertone. If NC or NW color by itself doesn’t match, you mix both skintone colors to get a perfect skintone match! M·A·C Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation is a gel-based foundation that offers medium to full coverage with a natural satin finish, great for everyday make-up!

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M·A·C Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara “Black”

5. You want to create a natural defining lash in the day, and make it more dramatic & voluminous for the evening? This two-in-one M·A·C Haute and Naughty Lash Mascara “Black” does the trick for you! One for day, and the other is for evening!

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M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural “Medium Dark”

6. This baked mineral M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder is multi-tasking! I have different shades of them in my make-up kit. Asides from its main job to set foundations, or to use as a powder foundation itself, the lighter shades are excellent for highlighting; the darker shade is great for contouring or as a blush / bronzing color. It creates a smooth looking skin while making sure its natural looking.

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M·A·C Technakohl Liner “Graphblack”

7. Tight Eye Liner does the magic of creating a natural defining eye line without looking you are a wearing eye liner. M·A·C Technakohl Liner “Graphblack” is a mechanical pencil-style liner with a soft and creamy formula and intense color. Its long wearing and safe for use in the waterline. Tight eye lining does take practice though, and be careful not to poke the liner into your eyes.

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M·A·C Eye Brows and Brow Set

8. Mixing shades of: light, medium and dark colors when sculpting your brows can add a 3-D effect to make it more realistic looking. One color eye brow can sometime look flat. M·A·C Eye Brows pencil is self-propelling and self-sharpening brow definer that adds shape, color and density. The colors that I like to have are: Brunette, Fling, Spiked, and Lingering.

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Class Beauty

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Pageant Look Make-up Tutorial

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Pageant Makeup Tutorial – BEFORE

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Pageant Makeup Tutorial – AFTER

 

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If you are into beauty pageant looks, Pia also showed another tutorial on Beauty Pageant Make-up Look that she did on herself for Miss Philippines and Miss Universe beauty pageants! Some key points for pageant make-ups (on stage) are:

  • Use foundation that is good for HD (high definition) and choose a shade that is half to one shade darker than your natural skin tone because stage lights, flashes will tend to wash away colors.
  • Do contour and highlight! This will bring more definition, and make yourself more photogenic on prints & videos!
  • Use neutral colors such as browns for: brows, eyes, contours, and cheek colors. They are timeless and classic.

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VIDEDO: Pageant Look Makeup Tutorial with Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach

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Pageant Makeup Tutorial

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Asian Beauty Make-up by Tommy Beauty Pro (Lora)

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10 Korean Male Pop Idols Before & After Makeup

8 Aug

Kpop Male Makeup Before and After

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韓風10男偶像 妝前、妝後比一比

It comes as no surprise that make up and styling can greatly transform a look — that’s why so many people do them everyday to the point that some of them refuse to even go out unless they’ve put on their mask. While makeup is an essential part of being an idol, some of them bravely proved that they had absolutely nothing to worry while simultaneously proving the power of makeup by revealing their bare face to the public (gasp!).

Check out the handsome fellows below in their before and after makeup shots.

彩妝與造型有多重要呢? 請讀者們看看、比較以下韓國10男偶像的妝前妝後大改造就知道囉。

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 EXO’s Baekhyun

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Big Bang’s G-Dragon

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JYJ’s Jaejoong

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ZE:A’s Kwanghee

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VIXX’s Leo

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SHINee’s Taemin

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Big Bang’s Taeyang

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B2ST’s Yoseob

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TVXQ’s Yunho

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Block B’s Zico

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嗯,現在大家知道彩妝+造型對偶像、藝人們來說有多重要了吧!素顏的藝人雖然有些也像我們在街上看的路人甲乙丙丁一樣,但是經過專業造型/彩妝師們精心巧手的妝容大改造之後,是不是才是我們在螢光幕上看到的他們一樣光芒四射呢?

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K-Pop Music Video: BIGBANG – FANTASTIC BABY

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Male Fashion Make-up by Tommy Beauty Pro

Male Fashion Make-up by Tommy Beauty Pro

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Bobbi Brown – Quick Asian Smokey Eye

3 Jun

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快速打造亞洲煙熏眼妝

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Thanks to the huge success of our How To: Asian Smokey post, I thought I’d put together a post on how to do a super-easy, super-quick smokey eye—for when you’re on the go, but still want a standout eye. With the Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, this look couldn’t be easier. Don’t be intimidated!

感謝大家對如何畫:亞洲煙熏眼妝部落格文章的厚愛,我再來寫一篇教大家如何畫一個超簡單、超快速的煙熏眼妝文章給時間不多又忙碌的妳,讓妳可以迅速打造引人注目的煙熏眼妝。使用芭比波朗的流雲持久防水炫彩眼影筆,畫這個妝會更簡單,別害怕。

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1. Start with a medium shadow all over eye.

使用一個中間色色度的顏色(不深也不淺的顏色)掃在整個眼部。

2. Smudge Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark along the upper and lower lash lines. Make sure to connect top and bottom lines at the outer corner.

塗上流雲持久防水炫彩眼影筆 (Bark 顏色) 在上眼線、下眼線的邊緣,記得外眼角的上下要連結起來。

3. Blend with fingers.

使用手指腹部來做眼影的暈染。

4. Highlight with a light shadow under the brown bone and in the inner corner of the eye.

在眉骨下方以及內眼角的兩個部位用淺亮色的眼影來做打亮。

5. Add a defined line with Jet or Smoke Long-Wear Eye Pencil on top.

使用流雲持久防水眼線膠筆 (Jet 或 Smoke 顏色) 畫出一條上眼線。

6. Add a small amount of liner under the eye and three coats of Black Smokey Eye Mascara.

加畫一條較細的下眼線,然後在睫毛上刷三層的煙熏濃密睫毛膏 (Black 顏色)。

Don’t forget to add a bit of sparkle shadow on lids. And pair this standout eye with a soft pink lip and cheek for the ultimate pretty look.

別忘記在眼皮加上一些些的透亮閃爍眼影,如此引人注目的煙熏眼妝搭配淡粉色系的唇彩及腮紅,絕對會是最美、最耀眼的妝容!

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VIDEO: Smokey Eye Look with Bobbi Brown & Sali Huges

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Change Your Look Fast: 5 Quick Makeup Fixes

8 May

 改頭換面:快速改妝的5個彩妝秘訣

PHOTOGRAPHY: MODEL BY DALLAS CUROW; PRODUCT BY CARLO MENDOZA

PHOTOGRAPHY: MODEL BY DALLAS CUROW; PRODUCT BY CARLO MENDOZA

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When life gets busy, it’s easy for a makeup routine to become, well, routine. We fall back on our tried and true methods and take the easy route just make it out the door on time! Luckily, we’re here to help you out of even the deepest beauty rut with a few tiny tweaks that make a big impact.

From brightening up a bold lip to switching up your bronzer application, these quick makeup fixes will breathe some new life into your daily beauty regimen without stealing valuable time.

當生活變得忙碌時,每天的日常彩妝很容易就會變成例行公事,而我們也就習慣性地畫回那一成不變的妝。很幸運地,我們在這裡幫大家整理出來小小調整過的美妝技巧,效果絕對會讓妳的妝容煥然一新。

從如何將高調大膽的唇色提亮增加光采,至古銅色修容彩妝品的使用技巧,妳在日常彩妝上會因為這篇文章教妳的快速改妝秘訣,能有新的驚喜,而且這些技巧在使用上也不會太花時間喔。

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Photo & Makeup by Dallas Curow; Model: Maggie/The Rock Agency

Makeup Quick Fix 1: Brighten Up a Bold Lip

Here’s a simple way to give your bold lip a 3D effect. Start by applying your favorite lipstick as usual, using a lip brush if you want extra precision.

To add fullness and dimension, add a lighter color from the same color family to the center of your lower lip. To intensify the effect, add a little to the center of your upper lip as well. To keep the effect, try to avoid pressing or rubbing your lips together in order to keep the colors from mixing.

快速改妝秘訣1:提亮增加高調大膽唇色的光采

這是一個如何讓妳大膽唇色增加3D立體效果的簡單方法。首先按照妳平常的方法塗上妳最喜愛的口紅,若要將唇妝上得更細致些,一定要搭配唇刷來上唇色。

要增加唇色的豐滿度和立體感,在下唇的中心部位加上另一同色系列較淺的顏色。若要更加強立體的效果,在上唇的中心部位也加上一些淺色。為了保持整體的效果,盡量避免上下雙唇相抿而造成唇色混著。

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND MAKEUP BY DALLAS CUROW; MODEL MAGGIE/THE ROCK AGENCY

Photo & Makeup by Dallas Curow; Model: Maggie/The Rock Agency

Makeup Quick Fix 2: Tightline Your Eyes

Tightlining your eyes is a great way to add subtle, sexy definition in just a few seconds— especially when your regular mascara is just not cutting it. Start by curling your eyelashes to open up your eyes.

Using a waterproof eyeliner, gently apply it to your waterline. Blink and squinch your eyes a few times to soften the look. Apply it all the way around for a more noticeable effect, or just do the upper waterline for a cool, no-makeup effect that magically thickens the look of your lashes.

快速改妝秘訣2:隱形內眼線

若妳平常使用的睫毛膏呈現的效果不佳時,「隱形內眼線」是一個在幾秒鐘能夠讓妳的眼妝增加自然細緻又帶有媚眼神的絕佳技巧。首先先使用睫毛夾將妳的睫毛夾捲翹,這會讓妳眼型放大、更加炯炯有神。

使用防水眼線筆,輕輕將其在妳的下眼瞼畫一條眼線。將眼睛眨幾次,這會讓眼線的線條更加柔和自然。若要有較明顯的深邃眼神效果,在眼睛上下的眼瞼都描繪眼線;或著妳要呈現出無妝容又俐落的效果,就只要在上內眼瞼(睫毛根部與其中間空隙處)補滿眼線,就會製造眼睛與睫毛一體成形的明眸。

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PHOTO & MAKEUP BY DALLAS CUROW; MODEL MAGGIE/THE ROCK AGENCY

Photo & Makeup by Dallas Curow; Model: Maggie/The Rock Agency

Makeup Quick Fix 3: Contour

With a few swipes of a single product, you can instantly define your bone structure. Start by setting your foundation with a translucent powder to create a smooth canvas.

To contour, take a cool brown, matte eyeshadow and buff it under your cheekbones, on your temples and under your jawline using a slanted contouring brush or small blush brush. For a bit more definition, shade lightly along the sides of your nose with a fluffy eyeshadow brush.

快速改妝秘訣3:輪廓修容

只要使用一項彩妝品在臉上揮一揮,妳馬上就會有根據臉骨結構而顯現出的臉部立體修容。首先先將上好底妝的臉,刷上一層薄薄的透明定妝粉使底妝服貼成為一幅平滑乾淨的畫布。

接下來要輪廓修容的部分是使用一個偏冷色系、霧狀的棕色眼影,用斜角輪廓刷( 或小型腮紅刷)以打蠟時所運用的旋轉方式移動刷子,將顏色上在臉部雙頰顴骨的下方、兩側的太陽穴以及下巴顎線部位。若要使輪廓修容效果更凹凸有致,也可以用蓬鬆的眼影刷輕輕沿著鼻子的兩側再打上些立體「 陰影」。

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PHOTO & MAKEUP BY DALLAS CUROW; MODEL MAGGIE/THE ROCK AGENCY

Photo & Makeup by Dallas Curow; Model: Maggie/The Rock Agency

Makeup Quick Fix 4: Change Up Your Bronzer Application

The most common way to apply bronzer is with a big fluffy brush, the conventional wisdom being that a larger brush better diffuses the product. While true, a large brush also means less control. For a more precise application, use a small stippling brush or fluffy eyeshadow brush and apply your bronzer first in specific areas. Draw two inverted triangles on the apples of your cheeks, then apply small streaks across the top of your forehead, along the sides of your nose, and even in the crease of your eyelid.

Then using a medium-sized brush, blend out the product for a natural, sun-kissed look that still has definition. Bonus Tip: use a cream or mousse formula of bronzer for the easiest blending.

快速改妝秘訣4:古銅色修容彩妝品的使用技巧

我們一般使用古銅色修容粉餅就是用一支大蜜粉刷將粉餅刷在臉上,因為傳統理論上來說大支的蜜粉刷比較容易將彩妝品均勻延展開來。話雖如此,大支的蜜粉刷有時也較難操作使用。為了要讓妝上得更細致,首先使用一支小型的鬆粉刷或蓬鬆的眼影刷在以下指定的部位塗上古銅色修容彩妝品:臉部雙頰上畫倒三角形,額頭上方畫一條橫線,沿著鼻子的兩側以及眼窩部位都各畫線條( 如上圖1)。

接著使用一支中型的刷子將畫上古銅修容彩妝的部位均勻推開來,它呈現出來的妝容會像是艷陽曬過的自然仿曬效果。彩妝技巧加強版:使用霜狀或慕絲狀的古銅色修容產品會更加容易均勻推色

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Photo & Makeup by Dallas Curow; Model: Maggie/The Rock Agency

Photo & Makeup by Dallas Curow; Model: Maggie/The Rock Agency

Makeup Quick Fix 5: Eyeshadow Highlight

Here’s a super simple way to brighten up your usual eyeshadow look. Start by applying your base colour across the lid, using a matte product.

Instead of highlighting the inner corner of your eye, apply a light-reflecting shade to the center of your eyelid. As you go about your day, every time you blink, the light will hit the shimmer on your lid, giving your eyes a little extra sparkle.

快速改妝秘訣5:眼影打亮

這是一個超簡單的方式,能迅速提亮妳日常眼部彩妝的光采。 首先使用一支霧狀的眼影塗抹在眼皮上。

與其在眼睛內角部位打亮,在眼皮中間的部位抹上具有光澤效果的淡色眼影,每當妳一眨眼,光與你的打亮眼影即會產生出耀眼星燦之美。

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The Changing Face of America

14 Apr

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We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white.

By Lise Funderburg
Photograph by Martin Schoeller

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What is it about the faces on these pages that we find so intriguing? Is it simply that their features disrupt our expectations, that we’re not used to seeing those eyes with that hair, that nose above those lips? Our responses can range from the armchair anthropologist’s benign desire to unravel ancestries and find common ground to active revulsion at group boundaries being violated or, in the language of racist days past, “watered down.”

Out in the world, the more curious (or less polite) among us might approach, asking, “Where are you from?” or “What are you?” We look and wonder because what we see—and our curiosity—speaks volumes about our country’s past, its present, and the promise and peril of its future.

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The U.S. Census Bureau has collected detailed data on multiracial people only since 2000, when it first allowed respondents to check off more than one race, and 6.8 million people chose to do so. Ten years later that number jumped by 32 percent, making it one of the fastest growing categories. The multiple-race option has been lauded as progress by individuals frustrated by the limitations of the racial categories established in the late 18th century by German scientist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, who divided humans into five “natural varieties” of red, yellow, brown, black, and white. Although the multiple-race option is still rooted in that taxonomy, it introduces the factor of self-determination. It’s a step toward fixing a categorization system that, paradoxically, is both erroneous (since geneticists have demonstrated that race is biologically not a reality) and essential (since living with race and racism is). The tracking of race is used both to enforce antidiscrimination laws and to identify health issues specific to certain populations.

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The Census Bureau is aware that its racial categories are flawed instruments, disavowing any intention “to define race biologically, anthropologically, or genetically.” And indeed, for most multiple-race Americans, including the people pictured here, identity is a highly nuanced concept, influenced by politics, religion, history, and geography, as well as by how the person believes the answer will be used. “I just say I’m brown,” McKenzi McPherson, 9, says. “And I think, Why do you want to know?” Maximillian Sugiura, 29, says he responds with whatever ethnicity provides a situational advantage. Loyalties figure in too, especially when one’s heritage doesn’t show up in phenotypical facial features, hair, or skin. Yudah Holman, 29, self-identifies as half Thai and half black, but marks Asian on forms and always puts Thai first, “because my mother raised me, so I’m really proud of being Thai.”

Sandra Williams, 46, grew up at a time when the nation still turned on a black-white axis. The 1960 census depicted a country that was still 99 percent black or white, and when Williams was born six years later to parents of mixed black and white ancestry, 17 states still had laws against interracial marriage. In Williams’s western Virginia hometown, there was only one Asian child in her school. To link her own fair skin and hair to her white ancestry, Williams says, would have been seen by blacks as a rejection. And so, though she views race as a social construction, she checks black on the census. “It’s what my parents checked,” she says.

In today’s presumably more accepting world, people with complex cultural and racial origins become more fluid and playful with what they call themselves. On playgrounds and college campuses, you’ll find such homespun terms as Blackanese, Filatino, Chicanese, and Korgentinian. When Joshua Ahsoak, 34, attended college, his heritage of Inupiat (Eskimo) and midwestern Jewish earned him the moniker Juskimo, a term he still uses to describe himself (a practicing Jew who breaks kosher dietary laws not for bacon but for walrus and seal meat).

Tracey Williams Bautista says her seven-year-old son, Yoel Chac Bautista, identifies himself as black when he’s with her, his African-American parent. When he’s with his father, he’ll say Mexican. “We call him a Blaxican,” she jokes, and says she and her husband are raising him in a home where Martin Luther King, Jr., is displayed next to Frida Kahlo. Black relatives warn Williams about the persistence of the one-drop rule, the long-standing practice of seeing anyone with a trace of black “blood” as black. “They say, ‘He may be half, but he’s still the N word.’”

Certainly, race still matters in this country, despite claims that the election of Barack Obama heralded a post-racial world. We may be a pluralist nation by 2060, when the Census Bureau predicts that non-Hispanic whites will no longer be the majority. But head counts don’t guarantee opportunity or wipe out the legacy of Japanese-American internment camps or Jim Crow laws. Whites, on average, have twice the income and six times the wealth of blacks and Hispanics, and young black men are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed. Racial bias still figures into incarceration rates, health outcomes, and national news: A recent Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family prompted a barrage of negative responses, including claims of white genocide and calls for “DIEversity.”

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Both champions and detractors of that ad based their views on what’s known as the eyeball test: A study of brain activity at the University of Colorado at Boulder showed that subjects register race in about one-tenth of a second, even before they discern gender. In May researchers reported that political conservatives are more likely than liberals to categorize ambiguous black-white faces as black. We assign meaning in the blink of an eye.

When people ask Celeste Seda, 26, what she is, she likes to let them guess before she explains her Dominican-Korean background. She points out that even then she has revealed only a fraction of her identity, which includes a Long Island childhood, a Puerto Rican adoptive family, an African-American sister, and a nascent acting career. The attention she gets for her unusual looks can be both flattering and exhausting. “It’s a gift and a curse,” Seda says.

It’s also, for the rest of us, an opportunity. If we can’t slot people into familiar categories, perhaps we’ll be forced to reconsider existing definitions of race and identity, presumptions about who is us and who is them. Perhaps we’ll all end up less parsimonious about who we feel connected to as we increasingly come across people like Seda, whose faces seem to speak that resounding line from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”:

“I am large, I contain multitudes.”

SourceNational Geographic

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來自未來的你:2050年,美國人的面孔將會進化成這樣

 

多元的文化充斥著美國社會的方方面面,為此,我們經常聽到有人把美國社會比喻為沙拉碗(salad bowl)——各種文化相互適應,相互汲取經驗,卻依然保持著各自的獨特傳統。然而,經過好幾代人的“進化”後,美國人又會發生怎樣的變化呢?

去年10月,在《國家地理雜誌》125歲生日之際,特意邀請了了著名的肖像攝影師Martin Schoeller為一部分美國人拍攝肖像,然後通過專門的技術合成製作2050年美國人的面孔。預測結果顯示,各民族經過多年的密切聯系以及相互通婚,使得混合人種大幅增加,久而久之眾多美國人的面孔也開始呈現多民族特性。

據統計,美國年輕一代的高學歷人士(本科或以上)對民族間通婚持開放態度,同時30歲以下的年輕人在這方面的接受程度也大大高於上一代,混合型面孔的持續增多似乎成了一種必然趨勢。

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Source: A Day Magazine

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