Here is a basic boyish look that involved a lot of experimentation to get right! I had zero experience ever being looked upon as a man, so to get the look right for me took a little trial and error. One of my online friends Georgia actually works on these beautiful artwork pieces on denim that are painted really interestingly so I collaborated on a shewon version with my mermaid image, to pay homage to the first image for me that built my brand and to celebrate whilst still finding my 'boy face'.
When it came to my male looks I don't think there's been anyone that I've thought, wow that's a guy I'd love to look like. I honestly want to create something, as with all my art, that I've never seen before yet be absolutely me. So finding myself and my male alter ego, was about going back to my roots. Not hiding my natural skin colour with white makeup and playing with my hair in a more natural colour was something I wanted to achieve. To give some information, I have a diverse heritage, my name is actually Joseph Lawrence, the entire Lawrence family in Devon are black and I grew up with a beautiful array of inspiration in my life. I look most similar to my Italian grandmother on my dads side who we believe to have been Sicilian. But I have my maternal grandmothers eyes and unfortunately we know nothing more than her adopted birth name which was Adams. I was born with black curly hair like my dad, that fell out when I was still a baby. It grew back like my mums and I've always stood out even among my family. I was born with mega intense brown freckles, I have vitiligo behind each ear and I have pigmentation across the backs of my neck. I tried to even my skin colour out with products from asia when I was still a young teenager and it really damaged my freckles on my face! I'm the tallest person by a mile, I don't think I've seen anyone else with similar colouration to me and I think finding myself without painting a mask on, was psychologically important. So getting back to me as myself, was part of my right of passage and I think I've achieved that!
Jacket- Georgia Maxwell
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Check out the Products –
Brows- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow
Eyes- Pink colours from Morphes 35N matte eyeshadow palette
Liner- Yanquina liquid eyeliner pen
Mascara- Tarte Cosmetics gifted™ Amazonian clay smart mascara
Lashes- Velour Lashes in Au Naturel
Lips- OCC Lip Tar in Memento (need to change this on insta)
Lenses- Prescription Desio Eyes lenses in ice white
Hair- Eva Wigs in Rihanna style custom lacefront