I just had the surprise of my life. I'm not using my regular Canon DSLR camera for these photos, because a) my camera is five years old and shows it, and b) I need to maneuver it so much to capture the look that it's highly cumbersome. So there I was, taking photos with a little ELPH point&shoot, cursing under my breath because my hair was insane, my skills are iffy, and the light was all wrong. Then I discover that my little innocent camera also recorded a video of the entire thing. And oddly enough, it kind of shows the makeup a bit better than any of the stills. who knew?
So despite my better judgement I've uploaded the video and you'll be able to see me pose within an inch of my life. But let's go back to the makeup. I wanted to show how I wear blue eye shadows by using Guerlain Beaugrenelle Fall 2015 Écrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette. I had to use about twice the amount of color I'd use for a face-to-face encounter (see crappy lighting), but I think you get the idea and the placement. I've actually used all the colors in the palette, including the cream liner even though its texture is not my favorite. Here's the breakdown of all the stuff on my face:
Estee Lauder New Dimension Shape+Fill Serum (again, instead of a primer. Still not sure about the whole thing)
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation (#3). A holy grail and a recurring repurchase over the years.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage #2. Another holy grail that tethers me to Laura until the end of times.
Shiseido Translucent Loos Powder (because it was there in front of me)
Laura Mercier Secret Finish
Addiction blush in Rose Bar (applied with Hakuhodo 210, because I wanted it to show in pictures. I usually go for a small Yachiyo)
MAKE eye primer
the aforementioned Guerlain palette (applied with two Hakuhodo G515 and an ancient MAC 217). Also used a random flat eyeliner brush. Probably a Sephora brand.
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara
A touch of NARS brow gel only at the tails, which have always been sparse (weird for someone born with a unibrow)
MAC Soar (I really like this one)
Ciate Olivia Palermo in Praline. I told you it's my version of nude.
Top: Elie Tahari, necklace: a random thing I bought in a shoe and accessories store in Paris over ten years ago.
So there it is. No editing, filtering, no photoshopping. A completely unintentional video.