I was IN LOVE with my makeup today! As I was doing this look and taking these photos I kept thinking of @gossmakeupartist
And his emphasis on “old school” technique and style. I have been doing makeup for almost 10 years and have been following him on YouTube for about just as long! (I have learned so much from him along the way too!) Before I got started professionally, I attended makeup school at @cosmixmakeupschool
and have training in classic technique and style as well. (Just for some background info on where I’m coming from here!)
Lately I have been getting slightly irked at watching very popular beauty channel artists apply makeup on others; just watching their technique and caking on products (and just imagining what these products look like in normal lighting and not crazy harsh studio lights) made me want to bring it back to basics! Yes we always want to try the cool new trends in the beauty world, but there’s a reason why this kind of Smokey glam style always works!
I decided to take photos in different lighting and not use any filters or editing at all today to showcase how classic techniques and “old school” glam will work in any lighting! .
The 1st photo is with my led lighting, the 2nd is with natural lighting coming through a window, and he 3rd is with portrait mode and natural lighting through a window. .
All photos were taken with my iPhone 7s (I know I’m behind on the tech lol)
Sorry for the rant but more classic style art needs to be recognized! Working at Sephora, when I do makeovers on clients, the techniques that go into it, NEVER include over layering, caking, baking, and crazy contouring. I know art comes in many different forms and I appreciate all of it, but I find the enhancing the face and not changing it completely is the best for most people. I can’t tell you how often I have young children with perfect skin asking for full coverage concealer, pomades and contour kits etc.. the trends are making them think that their natural beauty is not good enough! It kills me!! Okay end rant.. .
Thanks for listening guys! What are your favorite classic styles of makeup? And also which lighting do you like best for my photos?!