Since you guys were interested in my hair post, I figured this might provide you with some entertainment, too! I can see my photography improving through this too, some of it is shocking :S
All under the jump, pic heavy!
A couple of the first makeup things I ever bought for myself, 17 'Green Glimmer' and a silver from a Collection 2000 trio. Probably Rimmel eyeliner. Needless to say, I was clueless.
Sticking with that Collection 2000 trio here, for all of you who have said you're jealous of my eyeliner skills - look at how shit I was! And check out my eyebrows, too! I also refused to wear any foundation because I thought it would make me orange.
Clearly had no idea about eyeshadow base! Eyeliner is pretty poor, farty little eyebrows, no foundation...
I don't even have the words.
Aaaand this is what I thought was meant by darkening the crease - it isn't even in the crease!
Got far more experimental.
HAD to show you how long my hair used to be! I can hardly believe it!
2008 was clearly the year of the skin. Plucked up the courage to wear foundation and concealer, blush and started playing with highlighting, too. I remember MAC 'Vanilla' pigment and 'Nylon' eyeshadow were such revelations!
Got some eyeshadow primer and LOVED it. Also got better with blending and eyeliner. My eyebrows finally got some attention with an angle brush and eyeshadow, too!
This was about the time I got my latest camera and long time love, the Canon Eos 450D. I started to play with photography and effects a lot more than I had in the past.
2009 was definitely the year of blending! Falsies also made it into my FOTDs more often and smokey eyes were always on the menu.
I got more experimental with the materials I used in makeup and how I used makeup. Here we have latex coloured with black loose pigments and a mascara brush used to make prints.
Having done a touch of SFX in college but not really being happy with how it was taught, I decided I'd teach myself instead.
The start of the year saw a lot of me working as an MUA and playing at photography in my spare time. My photography skills have blatantly improved, it's mad! I'm no pro, not even close, but I understand light and composition a lot more these days.
However, my makeup has stayed pretty neutral most of the time...
Hey, I did only say most of the time!
I think this year I have generally gotten a grip. I mean, 2009 was a good make-up year, too, but this year I think I understand colour theory, blending and texture a bit better. It's so odd to look back, there are evident 'trends' in certain years, like skin in 2008 and smokey eyes in 2009. I have so many FOTD pictures dating back to way back when, but chose the ones which displayed changes the best :)
So what do you think? Mental? How has your makeup changed to when you first started?