Just came accross this on http://www.beautyandthedirt.com (original article Illamasqua’s Final Act)
Cult make up brand Illamasqua have teamed up with London funeral directors Leverton and Sons and are now offering a unique make up service for the dearly departed
Described as an:
“innovative service bringing ritual beauty to the final act for those who love to self-express”.While completely morbid I can see the appeal in this for those whose identy is tied up in their self expression through make up. Its actually something I've always worried about myself (I know its a totally ridiculous issue) but being a make up artist I'm fussy about my make up, I won't even let counter staff demo products on me, so what if, god forbid, something happened and I was laid to rest forever with badly matched foundation / too much blusher. Likewise I can immagine that someone who was goth/punk/emo wouldn't want their look/personality erased in the end either.
That said I don't think its a line of work I will be getting into anytime soon.... and now i'm off to look for pictures of animals doing funny things cause this is all too serious