1) I have a new background for shooting my makeup videos against; a chic, blue-ish mid-grey. This will be of limited interest to most of you, but a few people asked on Instagram for details – it’s a Lastolite background and you can get them from photography shops. They do all kinds of colours. Quite pricey, but probably more long-lasting than the cheaper versions and they fold around themselves in a kind of figure-of-eight so that the whole thing fits into a little circular bag. (I say little, it’s just over two feet across.) So there you go, curious people – the rest of you can wake back up again. Just as an FYI, I shoot most of my stuff on a Canon 650D with an STM lens (you need to get the quiet lens, otherwise the autofocus makes a constant noise on video. Unfortunately the good lens costs more than the actual camera, but it’s a necessary evil!). The lighting here is just daylight from a window – I’d say that 90% of my filming is done in natural daylight. I like to give a true representation of how the makeup looks – it’s not very forgiving, but hey. (I’m also lazy and can never be bothered to set my lights up!)
2) Get this mascara before it goes; it came out last year and there can’t be very many left in existence, but it’s one of the best brown mascaras I’ve ever found. I love Guerlain’s Maxi Lash anyway, the original is just supremely good, but the Moka shade is the creamiest brown and it manages to still retain the “oomph” of a black mascara whilst being really flattering on blondes and the very fair-skinned. Find it online for around twenty quid – it’s at Escentual.com here.
3) Crazy cat and dog close-ups. You’re very welcome. Have a wonderful Sunday! You can read all of the Sunday Tittle Tattle posts by clicking here.