Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Misleading Video Thumbnails: A Dramatization

Ullo, all of makeup blog reading land! I have no excuse for my abscence, again. Well, I do have turning 18, preparing for college, and being loaded with school work excuse. hm.

Anyways. Tell me if this has happened to you:

You're surfing the Tubes of the You, and you come across some makeup tutorials/videos/slideshows. The thumbnail looks REALLY snazzy. General, I see something really vibrant, well blended, and all around beautiful. I am intrigued. So I click.

However, the ACTUAL makeup in the video is a whole different story. It's usually less vibrant; the bright neon acid green is actually some matte, chalky, pastel mess. And sometimes, it's even blended and applied TERRIBLY.

I have sometimes been guilty of abusing Photoshop the edit my pictures. However, I general try to keep it realistic looking as it is in real life as possible. I understand that sometimes, video cameras have the tendency to wash out colors. However, video cameras DEFINATELY do not change how well blended your shadow is. And people with HD cameras? Don't even try to act like your shadow is actually brighter IRL.

Here is a dramatization of how it usually goes down (click to enlarge):

Monday, April 5, 2010

I Choose You! Tutorial Series - #039 Jigglypuff

Jigglypuff! Our favorite little singer. I always loved Jigglypuff as a form of comic relief on the show; it's little sharpie/microphone was just as iconic as the pink puffy ball of fluff. I think besides Pikachu, this was the most requested tutorial. And who can blame 'em; it's hard to resist something so cute and pink!

Benefit Dr. Feelgood
Revlon Color Stay Mineral Foundation in "060 Medium"
The Balm Time Balm Concealer in "Medium"

88 Palette

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Kryolan Aquacolor in 03 (Light Pink)
88 Original Palette
Revlon Color Stay Mineral Foundation in "060 Medium" (brow highlight)
Heavenly Natural Beauty Mineral Pigment in "Fantasy" (used wet as a liner)
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

NYC Color Wheel Mosaic Powder in "Pink Cheek Glow"

Stila Lipglaze in "Pinkle Twinkle"