My take on a nice, soft but still glamorous makeup look that you can wear to a festival, and even later transition into an evening shindig look because that’s how versatile we’re trying to be in 2018.
As you may have seen, I finally started a YouTube channel this week, and already had my first video up (WATCH HERE if you haven’t yet and like/comment/share and subscribe!). Since then, been trying to upload another video but my luck as you may know it, has been shit. I’ve been having technical issues coupled with SLOW internet issues and well, I’m trying to not let that get to me. Okay, it’s already getting to me but I am having to consciously tell myself that I’ll be fine and the videos will eventually upload. If you know me well, you’d know that the way I am set up as a person, I do things in stages. Call it OCD, maybe? That’s just the way I am. For example, I’ll wake up in the morning > use the bathroom > wash my face > floss my teeth > brush my teeth > cleanse my face > shower. In that order. The plan I had with the content for this week was: upload second YouTube video > publish corresponding blog post > talk about both platforms and share on my social media. However, it now seems that that is clearly not going to happen as the video I planned to have go up yesterday was uploading for over 24 hours and I had to close the page and start all over again. As I type this, my video is currently on 40%, so I really do hope that in a few hours I can have the video live. In the meantime, I snapped a few photographs of myself of the makeup and thought I’d share.
Before I do share though, have you bought your tickets to Safaricom Jazz yet? I’ll be there and would love to say hi! Come check out local jazz musicians like the Nairobi Horns Project, Jacob Asiyo, Kavutha Mwanzia, Edward Parseen who’s a personal fave, Afro Sync Band, James Gogo of the Gogo Simo Band. The best part about it is that it will be headlined by Manu Dibango, an African jazz legend. All proceeds go to the Ghetto Classics project. I think it’s a great way to spend time while promoting local art, music and culture and growing the creative community as a whole. Get your tickets at select Safaricom stores or by dialling 1511. Tickets for adults are KES. 2000 and KES. 500 for students with valid student ID. You won’t regret it!
Let’s talk about the makeup…
Usually, the first thing that comes to mind whenever I think about festival makeup inspo, I think of Coachella, Essence Fest, etc. You know, a little edgy/over-the-top/’out there’ makeup of people wearing all sorts of outfits, neon/primary-coloured hair with faces made up a little extra with tribal/dotted/geometric patterns. For me, honestly, that really isn’t my style so I would prefer to just incorporate more colour into my look than I normally would. In this case, I decided to go for a warm-toned rose gold glam look that would give one the freedom to wear any outfit that they see fit. Like I said, versatility. Something else to note would be that most of the makeup products used can be found locally, at your name-brand makeup stores or through Instagram stores that stock most items that would be hard to come by at regular brick-and-mortar stores.
Products used (including some links to purchase online):
Davis Pencil #003 | LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer – Warm Honey
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation – Toffee 330
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation – NC45
Fenty Beauty Match Stix – Honey
Sacha Cosmetics Buttercup Setting Powder
NYX Baked Blush
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder – Dark
NYX Lip Pencil – Truffle
Rimmel London Lipstick – Birthday Suit
Watch the video here: