Lordy Lordy. I had such ambitions for this look. If you watched my latest video, you know that I mentioned I would be doing a Christina Aguilera inspired look. I was inspired by a look from her "Not Myself Tonight" video. Well, it didn't turn out. It was such a pain to do that I haven't felt like trying to recreate it. I pretty much chucked the whole idea.
This happens sometimes. The videos themselves don't turn out. Maybe the look doesn't turn out or translate on camera. I usually scrap the whole thing. But, this time I thought I'd share it with you guys.
So, below is the look I was trying to recreate:
I loved every aspect of this. The bang and long ponytail. The glitter on her red lip. The contour on her cheek. The pink blush. The long "spike" (for lack of a better word) coming from her lash.
Well, here is how my version turned out.
You can see why it was a FAIL. I decided to do the bang a little differently. I liked it initially. It was my own little spin on the look but I didn't like it on camera. The same for the "spikes". They look SO dramatic on camera. They dominate the look instead of just accenting the lash. And finally, the blush is off. The lip is o...k....but again, I just didn't feel like it lived up to the original at all. Oh, and the brows are all wrong.
It's so hard when you do an inspired look because there is always that pressure to get it just right. I know that I want to stay as true as I can to the look I am trying to recreate. But, sometimes you miss the mark. What can you do? :)