~She's A Natural~
~The Smoky Femme Feline~
As a young woman I want to look beautiful. Hopefully I look as beautiful on the outside as the Lord has made me on the inside...well, that's how beautiful I want to be on the outside too anyway. I am hoping that the beauty of this heart of mine will shine and surpass any physical beauty though.....it's a catch 22 I know! ;-D
As a girl, who wants to look her prettiest I have a confession to make. I've always wanted to go have my makeup done by a professional makeup artist, just to satisfy my curiosity really. I've watched makeup artists do their magic on television and it just astounds me what they can do with the same makeup tools that I have! My makeup most definitely does not end up looking as stellar as what those t.v. makeup artists can do I'll tell you that! I cannot afford to do this however...go to a professional makeup artist to have my face 'colored up.'
So this is one of my recession confessions: I wish I had enough money to spend so that a professional makeup artist could get her hands on my face....and my big ol' brown shiners!
You see, I think that a makeup artist could probably do things to make my eyes, lips, nose, and face look more spectacular than anything I could ever do with my pitiful makeup brushes sweeping into my over-the- counter makeup and then over my eyelids. Instead of whining about this though, and never wearing makeup, or getting it done at all like I dream of doing I have a 'recession solution!'
If you want to get your makeup done professionally but can't afford to like me.....grab a friend, or a sister in my case, who is pretty handy with an eye makeup color palette and a brush in her hand and let her go hog wild on your lovely eyes! The photos above are a result of me letting my sister use me as her guinea pig. It was fun doing all of these different eye makeup looks......that is until my sister used the eye liner pencil on the inside of my eyelid....yowchies! *It's okay Mary.....you're forgiven!* *Big Smile*
The first photo is of a more natural eye color palette....she used browns and copper shades on my eyelids. I loved this particular look...the more natural eye makeup look just screams SARAH!
Photos 2 & 3, well, those were a new experiment with wild pigmentation if I do say so myself, that my sister has just been dying to try out since she had seen the idea in a new mag she bought recently. It was really cool to have "Prismic" eyes and all but I wouldn't want to wear this out in public EVER (albeit extremely cool and all)!
Photos 4 & 5 were a little smokier on the color pigmentations....my sister used tons of black eye liner, black mascara, a silvery white shadow, some gold and then a black shadow to make things smokier. I probably wouldn't wear this look out either, but it was oodles of fun to play around with! I might wear that last look if it didn't have the 'cat-eye-liner-thingy' going on at the edge of my eyes...and maybe if I was going to do a photo shoot only for emphasis on the eyes. (Hint: Photo shoots work better and look better when you do your makeup darker than usual, typically because the camera picks up the pigmentations better when they are much darker and brighter my sister and I have found out.)
I only dream of being as good with putting on my own eye makeup as my sister is, but I sure am glad that even though I don't have a lot of money to get a professional to do my eyes and I face I have the next best thing: My awesomely-stellar 'n' lovely-smart 'n' silly-as-they-come-sister Mary.
The Cost of These Eye Experimentations:
FREE (because we used makeup that we had already had for a long while...my sisters stuff...and we used my digital camera to take the photos and used FREE photo editing sites to crop the photos and put our watermark on them.)
So if you ladies are at odds with how to do cool things ranging from date ideas to dramatic eyes when you have little or no money to do them, stick around because I have more ideas (Recession Confessions) to come...
P.S. The name on all of the photos, Kat-Belle Photography, is a culmination of the two of our nicknames scrambled together (my sister's nickname and mine to be exact.) BTW- Those are my lovely brown shiners (as Jared calls them) in all of the pics.