Saturday, February 5, 2011

My (makeup photo) dilemma.

Lighting will forever be my dilemma--especially during the "winter" months when light sources are scarce to begin with. But irregardless of that fact, here is the situation. Under "natural" light I never seem to think that my pigments look as pretty as they do when they're flashed at first.

The evidence:
No Flash

With Flash (obviously!)
(Madd Style Cosmetics used! Never Ending Summer on lid. Boognish in crease. She-Bop in deep/outer crease. Janet (from a the Rocky Horror collection that is no longer listed)>She-Bop as lower liner. Ecto Cooler as upper liner. XRay Spex as brow highlight. Applied over SoBe Primed and Proper and NYX Eyeshadow Base in White. UD 24/7 Glide Pencil in Yeyo in waterline.)

Now. The natural light picture isn't "bad," but I also don't think it shows the pure brightness of the colours as they are in real life. The flash picture probably exaggerates the glitter just a little--but is that a bad thing?! I THINK NOT (but please, don't let my bias overrule your opinion). Hense, my dilemma. I don't want to always post two versions of everything.

Which would you prefer to see? Flash or no flash?


  1. I say with flash! Makes the colors seem brighter :)

    I've been having the same issue with lighting. :(

  2. Hmm...this is a tough call. I would say go with flash since it brings out the colors more. <3

  3. Flash! I like that it shows the colors (to me) more true to life. ya know how you see them when you have them at home.

  4. Thanks for weighing in on this ever important issue, ladies!! I really appreciate it! :)

  5. FLASH! They appear more true to life.

  6. Somehow I knew you'd say that, Krissi!