Around a week ago, I came up with an interesting idea. I wanted to display patterns on a different surface than papers so I thought of …. drawing them on my face!
Yep, I truly did it.
But there were few mistakes I did that I will definitely avoid the next time I try this method. So one mistake I noticed was that the pattern I drew was small. Therefore the details weren’t so visible. Otherwise I did a great job drawing a clear pattern near my eyes. And I felt that I executed the idea in a good way.
The second mistake was probably me using a pencil eye color instead of liquid eye liner. Even when I apply my eyeliner if I want to draw a thin clean and detailed eyeliner I use liquid eyeliner. But if I wanted a thicker and more visible eyeliner I use pencil/gel eyeliner.
But all in all I was happy looking at the original patterns I drew. However, I did one major editing before posting the picture on instagram. I opened up Photoshop and editing the pattern digitally. The whole idea behind it was displaying a high quality looking pattern instead of hand-drawn one. So I had to edit the original image to get the result I was looking for.
I posted a video on the process of editing the image on top. You can watch it on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHxz9nxW-lE
Or in my personal instagram: Anwaar.Saleh
Which brings me to my new purchased items.
I searched some cosmetic brands for glitter and I didn’t find what I was looking for. That led me to ‘Make Up Forever’ where I found everything I wanted and more! I ended up buying two glitters, a powder and a cream eye color. I’m still testing one of the glitters to see which lipsticks works well with it. And I’ll definitely share the results and perhaps review them for you later.
Around a week ago I saw the announcement of Illamasqua’s new sketch sticks and I got excited about them. I went to Harvery Nichols in Kuwait few days ago and they told me the collection still didn’t arrive. I got disappointed. So I went today as well, and I found them displayed. I loved the new colors. They have summer vibes and are too preppy! I love colors so they’re my current favorite eye pencils. Sad to say I ran out of makeup removal wipes so I couldn’t apply them for you to see. I’ll do that in a later post.