Makeup Porn

I didn’t really know what else to call it when a woman takes photographs of her makeup that looks good just sitting there, even when she’s not wearing it.

Since I am striving to kick this photography thing up a notch or two, I just decided to grab a few things that I love, place them in relatively good light and work the Manual setting on my camera. I also happened to have a nice glossy piece of white paper sitting around so I threw the stuff on there and started clicking.

Specifically, this color of lipstick called “Wannabe” that Lancome sent with my gift with purchase is out of this world. It’s very hot pink and very me.

Won’t you ooh and ahh with me?

This was excellent practice for me and I loved the final outcomes, especially of the lipstick photos. The white paper + editing in PSE really did the trick to get a more professional look.

Happy (Easter) weekend!

Lipstick and Brush

Wannabe

Frame play

Rita from CoffeeShop Blog posted some of her latest frame creations and I decided to play around with them to see what the cat would lick up. (Does anybody know of this expression besides me and my friend, from whom I got that phrase?)

Since I have been on a floral photography kick lately, two of the frames were perfect for a couple of my latest edits.

I’m just having a lot of fun exploring with Photoshop Elements and building layer upon layer of knowledge (a bad pun). Though PSE is a baby sister to big old Photoshop/CS, it has lots of features and capabilities and there are some who argue that it is all you will ever need.

Happy Sunday, y’all. Back to editing!