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Do it with Passion or Not At All

Do it with Passion or Not At All

As you might have noticed my posts have slowed tremendously since April.  Unfortunately several of our solar system's planets have been out of wack since retrograde has dominated this past month and is now seeping slowly into May.  I've gone through several creative funks and really questioned whether or not makeup is my true calling.

I've made a major change in my life and thankfully have been so supported by my family, friends, and followers. So let me first say a huge T H A N K  Y O U to everyone who has supported me and my artistry.  Recently I made the decision to leave my full-time position and pursue my true passion.  In the same month I also took an amazing, jaw-dropping, and incredibly inspiring trip to the Southwestern United States with my grandfather.  It gave me about a week to decompress, think about what I actually want to do with my life (or at least what I think I want) and I think it's always nice to have a breath of fresh air in your lungs.  

P.S. I didn't bring an ounce of makeup with me on the trip

Nails by @DippyCowNails, Wearing @DuwopCosmetics Lip Venom, Nose ring by @ElishaFrancis

Today was the first time I was able to sit down and create. My favorite subject to draw (and make-up) will always be eyes.  While I was waiting in the airport I drew a quick sketch of something I wanted to recreate on my face, and then eventually on other canvasses.  Finally, I felt like the clouds were clearing and my funk was disappearing. My grandfather, whom knows only what I've showed him about Instagram, saw my profile and commented to me that eyes are the window to the soul and that my work is stunning. A man that always told me to never wear to much makeup was complimenting my work and it made my heart so happy.  I wanted to create this look solely because my 75 year old Poppop is one of my biggest heroes and inspirations in my life.

Eyes inspired by the @KatVonDBeauty Artistry Collective members' different talents and styles

I began with "bleaching" my eyebrows.  I use a concealer or foundation on a spoolie brush and comb it through the entire brow.  I wanted the focus to be on the graphic wing.  I began by sketching out the shape of the wing with a dark grey eye shadow, and then began outlining the shape completely with a liquid eyeliner. Shading the lid with a black shadow, making sure the lid is completely opaque with pigment.  No mascara, just a pair of lashes on top.  Finishing the look with a black eye-gloss.

When sporting a glossy lid I prefer to keep the skin and lips glossy as well.  After applying foundation I used a creme highlighter then topped with a skin balm. Lips are sporting a clear gloss, since the eyes are so dramatic I wanted to balance the face so I did not add any cheek or lip color other than what looks natural.  Full product details on are on my instagram posts, you can follow me at @SammanthaaLouise 

I don't have a reason for the flowers you'll find floating in my hair other than the fact that I thought it would add a little more drama and interest to the photos.  Also, I really enjoy dead/dried flowers much more than the living.  I'm looking forward to the sunshine of May and creating as much as humanly possible. Thank you all again for your continued support and love for my work. 

Stay Colorful Babes,
Samm

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