Hello guys! So today I wanted to do a recap of the Madness of Makeup MAYhem. For those of you who are new to my blog and are visiting, the whole 31 days of May I was either frantically blogging or editing. As a result, depending on the day you stopped by I either had a blog post or video up! It was an insane month, where I spent the majority of the time glued to my computer or glued to my camera. Tough times yo. I had an amazing experience with my first month off of school being productive in my favorite way possible, blogging and bvlogging! I'm going to share with you a couple things I've learned about myself and my favorite posts and videos that I did in May.
1) I bow down to the people who can take amazing photography of makeup. I am decent in landscapes and portraits, but with objects (in specific, makeup) I have a long way to go before I am happy. Purchasing a Nikon D5100 is a brilliant move, but I can't seem to get the hang of taking object photography. That being said, I have made it a goal for June to improve my photography skills in that aspect!
2) Blogging at home sucks, and I am not the efficient at home. Basically, spend more time in little coffee shops and boba tea houses to write my blog pictures! Maybe I can get pretty pictures taken there as well!
3) Video editing is nasty. And by nasty, I do mean it. I've taken up to four hours editing a video...and I have a feel like with how some of my videos will be in the future, it'll be a miracle if I can edit under three hours. That being said though, I do like how my videos are turning out!
4) I have no idea how some bloggers and bvloggers can turn out videos or posts every day. Mad respect for those who shoot, edit, and publish with consistently amazing content. There were days where I barely made it, where my blog posts or videos were about an hour away from being considered the next day on my timezone. Mad props to you guys ^_^
So those were a few things I've learned throughout May (beauty blogging and vlogging wise of course)! Now I have a two posts and two videos to share that were my favorites that I posted in May!
Thinking about buying Elf Cosmetics Brushes? Check out this lengthy post where I detail what I recommend, what I don't recommend, and some alternatives for you guys! I have a good portion of their brushes from their Essential and Studio line, so it's pretty comprehensive of about 70% of those two lines (if not more!)
Probably the most detailed review I have to date, the Anastasia DipBrow Pomade is a game changer in my makeup routine. When I say game changer, I mean it. Staying power wise, this beats the rest of my brow products hands down, and I find no need to use a brow gel to set it. Unsure of whether or not you want to fork over $18? Check out the review!
Finally got around to doing a review of the cult favorite, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I've given this foundation about six months of testing before I reviewed it, making sure that I wouldn't be swayed by what I've heard from other beauty gurus and bloggers. If you are thinking about making the splurge, check out the review!
Summer is the time where most people tend to go for virtually no makeup or a very lightweight coverage one. Well, I never said that I fit with the mold did I? This summer foundation routine is provides medium coverage, and can easily be built to full if I added an extra layer of foundation on certain problematic areas of mine. Think that your oily skin and rising temperatures will cause your face to melt off? Think again. I can safely guarantee you that your makeup will look flawless from dawn to dusk with this routine (trust me, I've tested it out myself)!