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A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Hello! September's Challenge!! Drumroll please...Sheet Masks!

 

Previous challenges-

April- Lipstick

May- Eye Shadow

June- Primer/Foundation/Concealer/CC/BB

July- Highlighters

August- Brushes

 

I've been thinking for a while now about creating a challenge. And why not mix my two favorite things in life!? Beauty and photography. As some of you know I am a photographer on the side. But my creativity for things like this are horrible! Each month we will have a different theme, and your challenge is to incorporate the theme into a creative photo!

 

This challenge is going to be a little different, because you won't be creating looks! Starting in April, but I'd love to get your input and if this is something you would be interested in participating in. I thought about doing prizes and voting, we can still vote for the best if you guys want. But with all the legal jargon needed for prizes I decided I didn't want to mess with that. I might send  unicorn mail throughout to those who participate often though 😼 PS- They make for great filler posts on your social media too. And active participation in the forum, reviews, and gallery ( don't forget to post your challenge photos there too!) can possibly help your chances of getting gratis...like those two beautiful perfumes I got as a gratis below *wink wink*.  

 

The challenge and "rules"-

1. Flat lays and staged photos only. I'll post examples below. But no faces or people allowed in your photos. (Though you can include photographs).

 

2. All photos you take must be your own. 

 

3. Post as many images as you want, you have a whole month to get creative with each theme. Post one, post everyday, doesn't matter.

 

4. Let's talk gear and products! Tell us about your image. List the products and colors, talk to us about your concept and how it came to be, taken with your phone or DSLR? 

 

Here are some helpful reads- digital-photography-school dot com/flat-lay-photography/  and digital-photography-school dot com/tips-for-getting-started-with-still-life-photography/

 

Here are some of my example images I've taken in the past-

Flatlay 1.jpg

Gucci Flora Gardenia.jpg

Floral Street Sunflower Pop.jpg

Gucci Bloom Eau De Toilette 1 oz/ 30 mL eau de toilette spray 

Floral Street Sunflower Pop Eau De Parfum Travel Spray 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Eau de Parfum Spray 

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Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Oooh, I love brushes @Samtian and have an idea for a shot I'd like to try. Excited to see everyone's photos, though I have a feeling they may enable some more brush purchases! 😂 Here are some brush pics from past hauls. I'll fill in details about the shots another day.

Wayne Goss The Artist CollectionWayne Goss The Artist Collection

 

Hermes Blush BrushHermes Blush Brush

 

Sonia G. The Lotus SetSonia G. The Lotus Set

 

Sonia G. Hinoki SetSonia G. Hinoki Set

 

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These Wayne goss brushes look divine! What is the face feel like? Are they soft and spreadable on the skin, or more stiff and good for chiseling? Thanks! 

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Thank you @BlondeCafe! Most of the brushes are soft and easily spreadable; the Wayne Goss brushes feel wonderful on the skin. The contour brush from the Sonia G Lotus set has a little more stiffness to it; it doesn't feel scratchy on the skin but it's more firm.

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@itsfi 

Your brush collection is beautiful. Great photos.

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@missy94612, thank you! Makeup brushes is a fabulous rabbit hole to fall into. 😂

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@itsfi ,

It's so easy to love brushes!  Hard to resist!  Nice Photos.  😊

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That is so true @tsavorite! I've sorted been pulled in by brushes in the last few years. Like you said, so easy to love and hard to resist. These are soft, but not too soft. Thank you❣️

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Your brush collection is so good @itsfi ! Love the pics! 💞

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@Sunnysmom, thank you. Brushes have been the fun, new rabbit hole I've found myself falling down. 🕳

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I love all of your brush pics, @itsfi!  Definitely artistic placement and the brushes themselves are gorgeous.

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@CookieGirl1, thank you. That's very nice of you to say. It's been fun learning about brushes and the different brands. 

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

I love these beautiful pictures, @itsfi! You own such gorgeous brushes.

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@curlychiquita, thank you so much for your kind words❣️ I started picking up brushes as a set a few years ago. Like so many other products in the beauty space, there's a lot of beautiful offerings; it can be a challenge to not pick 'em all up at once. 🤣

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

The lotus handles are so so pretty @itsfi !

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@Kim888, 100% agree! They’re beautiful. They perform very well too. I’ve contemplated picking up a couple more brushes individually now that they’re available for purchase outside of the set. 

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They're all so pretty, @itsfi ! 😍

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Thank you @Titian06 ❣️ Posting these reminded me that I need to reach for that Wayne Goss set more often. 

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

@itsfi Oh my I want them all haha. Those are all so beautiful!

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

Thank you @Samtian! It’s hard for me to walk away from pretty brushes. ♥️ They’ve been my splurge for the last few years. 😬 

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

For the month of August we are doing brushes!

 

August Photo Challenge 1.jpg

Re: A Year of Beauty- Photography Challenge

This is cool pic,  love the background you have chosen there 😀

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