trying to make some relevant content for you guys, considering the current situation. many of you are now working from home, and both the disruption of the routine and the simple exposure to one of the most unflattering video cameras can take a toll.
so, all judgement aside, if you find some solace in maintaining routines like doing your makeup and want to adjust it for those pesky low-res meetings with your work mates, this one’s for you. some simple tips to optimise your makeup for video chats AND keeping it short. it doesn’t look like it because I talk a lot. but you know me by now ;)
this one (and several more to come) goes out to Ana G. who, when I asked for video ideias, suggested I’d do a look for each Lisa Eldridge Lipstick I own. Loved the idea, felt like it needed some time and preparation… Turns out I have a bit more spare time now, since I’m basically unemployed (gulp) for the foreseeable future, so I welcome some more frivolous ways to pass the time and take my mind off of things (other than just washing dishes, making meals, or scrolling furiously through Facebook — as if that has ever brought solace to anyone anywhere… for every “hope in humanity restored” video, 3 bad news pop up, eh!) So, if you’re in for a bit of distraction and playing with colour, please do tag along.
And keep in mind: despite these being some amazing lipsticks — from colour and undertone to formula — you don’t need to own these (or any other products mentioned) to get a similar result. Brands like Kiko, Colour Pop and NYX, among many others, have comfortable, bold and fresh-coloured matte lipsticks, and you can certainly browse through what you already own and wake up your inner mixologist.
these are some weird times we’re going through. I was able to, a couple of days after the first cases of Covid-19 have reached my country, decide to stay in voluntary isolation, following the official guidelines. so… now I have quite a bit of free time… and I decided to pick up my brushes shop your stash style — because what other style is there?—, do a “Get Ready With Me To Go Nowhere” (GRWMTGN — do you think that’ll catch on?) and chat about this strange place in time we are all in, things to do to pass the time, to help out the community, worries and sadnesses, and of course, filling the gaps with a lot of self-deprecating jokes.
If you’re in a similar situation, let’s bond over this weird reality-suspending limbo… and cross over some meaningful ways to pass the time. Anything goes except hoarding food, masks or toilet paper! If you’re not, tag along by pretending you’re watching one of those dystopian series…
Did you miss those intense and uncalled for close ups of my poor brittle face? It’s always fun to test out new foundations on camera. Get to know if it’s a go for me in this long (because thorough!) video ;)
I haven’t named most of these products as my favourites by accident… I actually love and use most of them on a daily basis, or at least keep them on rotation. Here is one example of how I get them to work for me on an everyday basis.
Suddenly, it’s been almost a year since my last video. On my Instagram, I’ve posted about 5 pictures. So it’s been basically… radio silence. Do I owe you an explanation? I’m sure everyone did just fine during my absence, yet I feel I created a bond with this weird virtual entity that is you guys.
Won’t lie: 2019 was the roughest year to date and every turn seemed to bring more twists to bring me down. Picture a 1990’s video game with boomerangs flying all over and hitting me in the head…
I must say makeup and skincare have not been on the top of my priorities, but, surprisingly enough, even during my worse moments, those little rituals provided me some solace, some comfort, and the seeming chore of doing my skincare routine in the evening was something that made me feel slightly more… normal. Self-care and all that, I guess. Also, YouTube has provided me with many hours of entertainment, or, at least, something to keep my mind out of reality.
So… Yeah, now that things seem to be settling down I noticed I missed filming, playing with makeup, and I’m pondering coming back.
There’s a couple of pros and cons, of course. The biggest thing I’m dwelling on is: is it worth it? Would you like to hang out with me again on some Sunday mornings?
I’ll be here waiting to know what the 3 of you think ;)