Other People’s Makeup: Pamela Racine

June 21, 2011

Pamela Racine

“After twelve years on the road I had rediscover my femininity,” says Pamela Racine, who toured the world for over a decade as lead dancer/choreographer and musician with Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello.

“Being on a tour with a dozen guys and a crazy schedule, it was hard to find a place for myself. Even making up before a show – the only time I hoped to have for myself – was hectic and crowded. And the makeup itself was very heavy – it’s for stage after all – and I rarely had the time or place to really remove it. I just had to put more on the next night – ‘whomp-whomp!’ Non-stop schedules, dirty bunks, dehydration from drinking – on tour I felt I was never clean – like my face was falling off!”

“Now I’m taking time to rediscover my creative self, and that includes reclaiming my femininity. I spent a year wearing no makeup – it’s as if my face needed to expel all the junk, and just breathe. Now I’ve been modelling and acting, as well as making music – I just completed a workshop on acting and music with Olympia Dukakis. Having a stable home life and routines is a novelty to me. I still keep my makeup organized in sections – in clear bags, so I can just grab what I need in a hurry. Though most of the time I wear very little makeup – I’m really enjoying feeling clean and pretty now, hahaha! But I keep the crazy colors around – I still like to pull out the stops when I go out!”

Three favorites:

MAC Lip Pencil in Beet

NARS Blush Duo in Orgasm and Super Orgasm

Maybelline Volum’Express The Colossal mascara in Glam Black

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  • Jessica June 27, 2011 at 7:35 am

    This is amazing, and so great to hear from Pam! Thanks so much for posting 🙂

  • Deborah Boocock September 5, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I’ve known Pamela for several years now, and she is not only beautiful on the outside but also beautiful on the inside. I am so glad that she is “off the road” and taking time for herself. Good luck Pammy in all that you do and strive for. You deserve it.

  • Mary September 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I miss Pamela, so I was very happy to see that she’s doing well. I wish her much luck, and I hope we get to hear more about her in the future.

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