“The Moirai were the goddesses of fate who personify the inescapable destiny of man. The individuals were Klotho, the “Spinner,” who spun the thread of life, Lakhesis, “the Apportioner of Lots,” who measured it, and Atropos, “She who cannot be turned,” who cut it short.” . . . Finalist in Timothy Hung's 2017 "Haunted Beauty" competition
Octopus & Butterfly
Inspired by an antique brooch named "Tintenfisch und Schmetterling," crafted in 1900. For this project I attempted to reach out of my comfort zone and create a more illusory image. The tentacles and large pearl were created from Crayola Model Magic then painted. All told, this may be one of my most complete transformations yet!
I have been self-teaching makeup art for the past 3 years, but have been practicing creative makeup and photography since I was 13. I have a degree in art history which often influences the content and aura of my designs. I am always looking to learn and challenge myself so I'm eager to learn with the Institute of Makeup Artistry. My Instagram page, @brooquecreative, displays all of my makeup projects. My YouTube channel, brooque, showcases tutorials and process videos for my work, from simple beauty to extreme avant-garde.
Because my makeup practice began as an incredibly personal means of self expression, I have mostly used myself as a model for my more artistic pieces. With my own face I have all the time and convenience to explore and try new ideas, however impractical they may seem. I am currently looking to connect with photographers and models so that I can expand my body of work and bring my creations to a wider audience. Please contact me if you're interested in collaborating on a project.