Have you ever wondered what happened after your favorite Disney princesses lived "happily ever after"? Maybe things weren't so happy? One Los Angeles-based make up artist shows us the gruesome realities of what could have happened after the credits rolled.
Makeup vlogger Mykie (aka Glam and Gore) has created a series of You Tube tutorials showing what it would look like if Disney princesses and pop culture figures met with a less-than-kid-friendly fate. But most importantly, she shows us how you can get that look! They go above and beyond a basic brow tutorial.
Mykie took off when she began experimenting with the techniques that she learned from the internet. Now, she's teaching other people on the internet those techniques she learned, and then some. Talk about giving back!
The contrast between gore and glamour is what drew Mykie to the art form. "Some people don't like how makeup can drastically change the way a person looks, but that's what makes it fascinating to me," says Mykie. "I love that makeup can be beautiful or disgusting; that it can emulate real-life or can be completely sci-fi."
Mykie says that social media has been crucial in her success. "Even though I've always had tons of support from my family and friends before, I have even more support now. Social media is a nice constant reminder that I'm here in LA doing exactly what I should be doing," says Mykie.
But Mykie is no stranger to controversy. In April, the vlogger posted a You Tube tutorial entitled "Re-Accommodated Makeup Tutorial - Inspired by United Airlines." The video, which was meant as satire, was a tutorial on how to get the beat-up and bloodied look of the doctor who was dragged off his United Airlines flight. It was a very creative and bold way to draw attention to the issue.
The tutorial featured Mykie applying fake blood intercut with footage of the actual victim. "I want to give credit where credit is due: this look is inspired by United Airlines," said Mykie in the video. "They have a much faster way of achieving this look."
Mykie claims that the video was satire and was intended to draw awareness to the issue. "I think of satire as the use of irony, or sarcasm as a means to criticize, shame, or highlight the absurdity of an event, individual, or company in the hopes that they would improve in the future," said Mykie in a statement. " also hope some of my audience have walked away wanting to know more about the situation and will remember the event for years to come, whether through my satirical video or through any other pieces of criticism they come across."
But the use of humor in Mykie's other tutorials have made her super popular. Mykie proves that nothing is sacred, not even beauty. After all, if you're going to embrace the light side, you have to embrace the dark side too.
Mykie's signature day-to-day look differs from what she posts online. " If you saw me on an everyday basis, I guess you could say it's a bold winged eyeliner paired with a colorful or dark lipstick," says Mykie. I love the pin-up look and its simplicity, so that's the basis of my go-to for when I'm going out on a normal day." You mean she doesn't walk around with fake wounds every day?