Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pisces Horoscope Inspired Make-Up

I haven't played with make-up in a really long time & after my exam on Friday, that's exactly what I did to help me relax. I made my first video tutorial, which is also my first video contest entry for a contest on YouTube. The aim of the contest was to do a look inspired by your horoscope. Since I'm a Pisces (February 26th), here's the look that I came up with.

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I love contests because not only are the prizes a good reason to enter but they also give you a theme and allow you to get creative. I know a lot of beauty bloggers say they don't have any inspirations, which is why they haven't posted any looks in a while. Contests give me that inspiration.

Watch the step-by-step video tutorial here:
(You can watch it in HD too!)
Warning: I added a song to the video as well


I never realized how much work it is to post a step-by-step video tutorial. I have gained so much appreciation for YouTube users who do that. I guess it would be easier to do a live video tutorial but I'm not ready for that just yet.

There's nothing that's over the top about this look (besides the double-winged eyeliner, I guess) but it gave me a reason to play with different shimmery colours in the 120 palette that I hadn't touched yet because I prefer matte eyeshadows. I quite liked the shimmery ones that I used though. Also, this was a good practice run to get back in to make-up mode, especially since spring & summer translate to tons of events that you'll be dressing up for.

Being at university, I don't put that much effort in to applying make-up & get stuck in a routine because I'm usually at school most of the time anyway so I couldn't be bothered. The sad thing about that is when you don't apply make-up for a while, you start losing that skill & one day when you decide to play with your eyeshadows again, you realize you're just not that good at it anymore. With my best friends wedding fast approaching on July 3rd (eeeek, SO excited!!) & the celebrations starting in June, you know I can't have rustic make-up skills. That's why I need to practice, practice, & practice! This was a good way for me to get started once again.

Here are a few of the pictures that are included in the video:
Yes, I know.. I really need to start doing make-up in the day time & taking pictures then because my old camera + make-up pictures at night = bright make-up not showing up as bright in pictures. When will I ever learn? Sigh.

Anyway, since that was my first video tutorial, I'd really appreciate your feedback. What did you like or dislike? Any tips? Let me know.

♥ Piscean

18 comments:

TKOmulatta said...

I love it saimese! beautiful! the video was great... and such a cute idea to make a little fish!!! :)

April 18, 2010 at 4:41 PM
April said...

You are absolutely stunning!!!

April 18, 2010 at 4:48 PM
The Makeupholic said...

what a cute idea! The look is beautiful :)

April 18, 2010 at 5:15 PM
Arabian eyes said...

Wow beautiful colours used here! seeing as you're a make upholic i got a make up contest for Lush stuff if ya wanted to do a make up look my link http://xarabianeyesx.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-contest.html
take care hunni x

April 18, 2010 at 5:15 PM
Hav BwB said...

this is rteally cool, very clever with the fish tails.

April 18, 2010 at 7:44 PM
EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

this is gorgeous and i love how you did the winged liner :)

April 18, 2010 at 11:47 PM
Sarah♥ said...

Loved the look. Loved how you applied the liner very nice :)

April 19, 2010 at 4:19 AM
Lubna said...

You are so gorgeous :O
I love the makeup, especially the eyeliner.
x

April 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM
* Jewelry Designer: Harjot * said...

Dude I love this look!!! Very creative and I am loving the GREEN lol

April 19, 2010 at 6:11 PM
I Love Henna said...

Awesome!!

April 19, 2010 at 8:55 PM
Ashwini said...

OMG I am born on Feb 26th too! I'm TOTALLY going to try this look now! I love your blog, just started following you! I am Indian by the way, where are you from? You look South Asian/Middle Eastern and you're beautiful!

April 20, 2010 at 2:12 PM
Pop Champagne said...

oh wow this looks great on you! I know what you mean about playing with make up everyday when I go to work I wear the same make up so I get stuck in a make up rut... but you did a great job in these pics, I love how you gave your eyes wings :D

April 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM
Princess Shabie said...

you did a really good job with the tutorial video!! i love how you made the liner look like fish fins!! very creative!

April 21, 2010 at 11:34 AM
UK Horoscopes said...

Really fantastic your blog. I look forward to future posts.

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July 10, 2010 at 5:49 AM
♔ MW said...

ur gorg love <3 it

September 5, 2010 at 2:45 PM
Toni Tralala said...

This is so cool! I like how you added a fishy tail on the side of your eyes. That made the look "pop" even more. :)

October 4, 2010 at 3:35 PM
Anonymous said...

This beautiful and perfect! The colors are so pretty and well.. Pisceas like! hehe

Love from a fellow Piscean :)

October 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM
Beyoumakeupshop.com said...

I am so jealous of your beautiful bone structure! I love how you did the eyes, especially the eyeliners =)

October 19, 2010 at 3:21 AM

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