Maude has a face-up!
So, way back when, I was named the lucky winner of ThriftyDoll’s Face-Up Giveaway on BlytheLife. I was SO EXCITED, especially because I had only recently gotten my first Middie and she was looking pretty shiny and reflective in photos. Since I am often shooting in low light or with a camera phone, I really wanted her to have a matte finish so her beauty would shine, rather than the surface of her face.
Jenni was excellent! She worked with me to figure out what exactly I wanted and as a result I am completely, 100% pleased with the outcome. Maude is looking gorgeous!
Of course I happened to be moving during the middle of this process, which dragged it out a bit more than just the usual time needed for overseas shipping and back. It was so worth the wait, though!
As you can see, it’s a pretty natural look, with subtle shading that adds up to a great effect without being super noticeable. I think that this kind of subtlety is especially difficult to achieve. Well done, Jenni! I also love the earth tones she used, which I think accentuate Maude’s unique hair color perfectly.
Now, as you can clearly see in these photos, Maude is in need of a major hair treatment. I haven’t done anything to her hair since I first took her out of the box, and she’s kind of static-y yet at the same time sticky/greasy. Her bangs are also SUPER uneven (and there are a few random hairs of different lengths here and there), but I want to give it a thorough washing before I tackle a trim. So that will be the next step in Maude’s very slow journey to being settled into my Blythe fam.