The last full month of summer is upon us – welp! So just as we in the Northern Hemisphere start to go quiet during these final dog days, I’m trying to find any spark of imagination and inspiration that I can to channel into my beauty routine. That is what August’s content theme is all about! I want to find inspiration from unlikely places – from nature, from the everyday, mundane bits of life – and then create something (hopefully) interesting and (hopefully) very cool.
This is a challenge I’ve set out for myself. Call it my ‘beauty inspiration challenge’! I think we all get stuck in our beauty and makeup ruts from time to time, and seek to break out of it with unique colors & textures. If you were a fan of my Capsule Makeup series back in March, you may also like this one.
The parameters that I’ve set for myself are quite broad so as to encourage my creativity and thinking process. The inspiration can come from anything that I see or experience around me including anything natural like flowers, plants, water etc. It also can be anything man-made like food, ceramics, furniture, etc. Lastly, it can also be something abstract like a feeling. I’m going to *try* to stay away from using adverts or anything on social media since I feel that’s a bit too easy. We’ll see how that goes!
So what will this theme actually consist of? Well, I’m aiming to create 4 unique makeup looks, each inspired by something different. Each look will get its own post every week, wherein I’ll show you what inspired me and how it inspired me to create what I did.
I know I’ve talked about him before on here, but if you don’t already follow Terry Barber on Instagram you really must! He’s the Director of Makeup Artistry for the UK and Europe for MAC Cosmetics. His Instagram is the ultimate inspiration for this month’s content theme. Take a peek below!
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Grown Up Green. Avocado has always wavered in and out of taste levels from questionably luxurious interiors in the 70’s to the middle class toast topping of choice in recent times. For me is has that gorgeous swampiness that just sits on the right side of wrong. The eyes of @lissjuratowitch. #myartistcommunity_uk #myartistcommunity #maccosmeticsuk
See what I mean? Totally cool stuff!
I’d love for you guys to tell me what your beauty inspiration is this month! What makes you excited to play and create looks? Are you a neutral-lover for life or do you enjoy experimenting with shapes and colors? Personally, nine times out of ten I’m sitting over there in my comfort zone with either a good ‘ole ‘nude’ look or a neutral look with browns or nudey-pinks. That is just what I love, and what I feel my best in. But I want to break out of that thinking every now and then. Cheers to that!
Read this: How to – Nude makeup with a hint of shimmer
So I hope you’ll enjoy the looks I create throughout the month! I’m going to post them every Wednesday starting next week, so keep your eyes peeled!