Monday, June 22, 2015

Futuristic Fairy Princess: An Experimental, Otherwordly Look with Blue, Green & Purple

There are a few products in my collection that I adore but rarely find an occasion to use, so today I thought I'd try to use them all at once! Because I was just using colors and textures that I like, I'm not quite sure what to call this creation. If I had to name it, I'd go for: Futuristic Fairy Princess. I'd also wanted to continue to play wit the graphic cut crease trend that's been all over runways for a while now. I tried a similarly graphic look this time last year, that was a little more sleek-feeling, whereas this feel a bit more whimsical and fairy princess to me. Interesting how a tiara-like headband can make anything feel like a princess look, isn't it?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

From Natural to Neon: Making Up My Friend Maria

I'd been wanting to try some makeup trends on my beautiful friend Maria for some time. Not only does she have naturally insane cheekbones, but also a killer sense of style that lets her pull off nearly any look she chooses. So, using those two facts about her as jumping-off points, I wanted to start the day with a super natural no-makeup makeup look, and then graduate to using some really bright, summery colors.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Meeting my makeup inspiration, Lisa Eldridge

I met my idol today. Since I began watching her videos maybe a year and a half ago, I've gone from makeup lover to aspiring makeup artist, in part because of the grace and intelligence she demonstrates in the industry. If Youtube had a feature that showed you how many times you'd viewed a single video, I'd guess some of hers would inch up towards 20 in my account. If I'm ever having a hard time explaining a makeup technique to someone, or if I'm not sure what to tell them, I simply advise they they look up her videos. When I do give advice, I'd say 8/10 times I'm paraphrasing something I've hear her say. Her name is Lisa Eldridge, and I'd basically like to be her someday.