This is a quick and dirty. I just got the new Sephora Makeup Studio Blockbuster. It's one of those value setas that have a million eye shadows and lip glosses, all for one low, low price ($50 in this case).
My only comments so far about the kit is that although the colors have good pigmentation, the colors are off- meaning, I see a rich jewel purple eye shadow, but when it goes on my face it turns to a dark dusty purple- way different from how it looks in the pot. Oh well, you get what you pay for. Young Jedi has a lot to learn.
I totally wanted to try a 20s look with a gothic twist. So I thought I'd try the glue stick trick to cover up my brows and get that pencil thin Clara Bow look. It failed. It turned into a horrible lumpy mess. Btw, if anyone knows how to cover up bushy eyebrows, please share. The lips were a bit tough also. Clara Bow lips are super small with an adorable cupid's bow shape. Since I have very full dark lips, trying to create the illusion was tricky (also a fail). Overall, it looked ok, but I didn't quite get the effect I was looking for. Maybe it's the shape & features of my face that don't lend itself to the look, maybe it's my technique. I'm guessing both, but I'll keep trying :)
Here's what I was going for:
Aaaand here's what I got:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Sooooo.... I did my first wedding! Eeeeeee! It was for a very dear friend of mine who married a very awesome fellow in a redwood clearing in Berkeley. 'Twas quite magical :) Her makeup look was was inspired by Dita Von Teese. Her hair (which I also did) was a classic up-do with a 40's twist and a touch of burlesque. I know I will get better with time and experience, but I'm still very happy with the result. She looked gorgeous!