Hi! I'm still around. I haven't really posted all week, but I'm back. It's 4th of July and I have a little time. No patriotic post for me today, but a post nonetheless.
Today's post is about mattes.... starting this venture in makeup, I was attracted to most sparkly things, sparkly shadows, lip glosses, powders, you name it, i sparkled in it! However, I started to notice that when I took pictures... the sparkle that I saw didn't translate so well in my pictures. My highlighted cheeks and t-zone looked sweaty, my sparkly eyes looked washed out and I couldn't tell what color I actually had on...my lips looked great though, lol.
When looking at other pictures of makeup, all of the vivid colors that I wanted on my eyes turned out to be mattes! I didn't care for mattes because they seemed so one dimensional, didn't shimmer when I turned to the left and didn't look another color when I turned to the right. I learned to appreciate and love mattes. In pictures, mattes absorb light (the flash), while shimmery, frosty colors reflect the light. Now, I'm loving mattes or any colors with minimal sparkles. I haven't given up on shimmery colors, but I think they look best with no flash, a flash setting that is low and natural light (not direct sunlight). I hope to learn more about makeup and photography soon!
MAC has released some new mattes in its Pro collection. There are more due out in the Fall! Yippee!
Here's my fotd from yesterday:
(yes folks, I finally did it! I took the big chop-- my hair! my hair! lol)
Milani bronzer all over
cheeks- clinique's shimmer powder in Bare bronze
concealer as a highlight
claire de lune on lid
chrome yellow and bitter mixed on outer lid, under lid
(to match my peep toe sling back wedges of the same color =) )
moth brown in crease
cork in brows
NYC liner in black, to line top and bottom
Loreal voluminous mascara... (it is the bomb like everyone says!)
high tea lipstick
crescent lipglass (I will need a backup of this!)