Sunday, February 19, 2012

What Inspires You?

image courtesy of the artist, Laurel Roth
Peacocks made out of  Barrettes, fake nails, hair clips, faux lashes, and nail polish.
Artist: Laurel Roth

What inspires your makeup look?

Do you wake up in the morning and just match your eyeshadow to your blouse?
Have you been wearing the same exact look since 1987?

If so, you are missing out on some pretty spectacular makeup looks!

Look around you! It's a big, beautiful world with lots of colors and textures!

Look at that peach sherbet, wouldn't that make a great blush? And I want a nail polish that matches every vegetable in that garden! Or what about that gorgeous Caribbean ocean? I want an eyeliner that looks exactly like that! Even a stormy summer sky would be the perfect color palette for a sexy smokey eye! Look at that Monet hanging on the wall, I want to dip my face in those colors and look like a piece of art! And who can look at a beautiful rose and not think that is the perfect red for every woman's lips?

You get the picture-there is a lot of inspiration in the world be it nature, art, food, fabric, music, to be stuck wearing the same old boring makeup looks!
I remember when I was a little girl and my mother would take me to upstate NY. 
We would go hiking in the mountains and my favorite thing to do when we were resting near a stream was to collect as many rocks as I can. When the rocks are wet, you can rub them together and all the natural minerals would come out and make this pasty makeup palette of gorgeous blues and oranges!
I may have created the first mineral makeup without even knowing it!

One of my most favorite things in the world to look at are peacocks. I can go to the Bronx Zoo and spend HOURS looking at the peacocks. So this week, I wanted to do a tutorial for you, inspired by the colors you would find in a peacock's feathers! You would find dark blues, greens, golds, browns and turquoise!

So here is a rundown of all the products that I used:

  • Vanilla, Indigo, Jade, Sandstone, Gold Minx, Sand and Turquoise eyeshadows
  • Wild Pink and Champagne Peach creme blushes.
  • HD Mascara in Carbon
  • Brow Shaper Kit in Light
  • Nude Lipliner and Sangria Liptoxyl
and what I used off camera that you didn't get to see:

Mineral Sheer Tint in Light, HD Phototouch Concealer and Mineral Bronzer in Congo.

I also gave you a sneak peek of one of the new products I will be introducing in the spring-
Little Goddess Gel Eyeliner!
So exciting!

Enjoy the Video!