This is a little post with some updates that might interest you if you follow my makeup tutorials, and have been wondering why I haven’t been uploading videos regularly for over two months now.
In August, my fiancé and I, along with our two baby dogs, tried moving to a new location in case the opportunities for us would be better. We were busy all the time, and didn’t have our stuff unpacked that I couldn’t really focus on my videos, even if I was thinking about making new ones all the time. We ended up learning a lot, but not really being better off financially, so we came back. However, it was just like starting over—we couldn’t simply pick up where we left off, since we no longer lived where we used to, and our stuff stayed unpacked all throughout September, as we didn’t have any place to put it.
Now it’s October, the month that I’ve been making sure—since 2009—to get lots of Halloween tutorials uploaded. I’m still busy forging a new path, but life is slowly starting to settle down and things are gelling nicely. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can put videos together on a regular basis again soon.
One bit of good news (especially if you know about my passion for makeup as art) is: I got hired by MAC Cosmetics! I actually already was a freelancer for MAC back in 2004, but I moved from the East to the West Coast, so I took on other opportunities as I saw fit at the time. Now, I can start fresh with MAC, and I’m thrilled to be doing so. :)
I’ll let you go now, but before you do, I want to say, THANK YOU. To viewers and followers who’ve stuck around (some of you have even become my friends) through my life changes, even when it meant I wasn’t uploading new videos or posting on my other sites/pages, I am very grateful. I’ve seen during my recent challenges that I have more support than I thought, and that’s been really gratifying and humbling for me.
Bless you. ♥
I feel really blessed to have met the most awesome people who view my makeup tutorials (and even the few vlogs I’ve posted) on YouTube.
These sweethearts have made themselves known to me on Tumblr, on my Facebook page, and on Beautylish. I may not be a famous YouTuber with lots and lots of subscribers (I prefer to have a low-key channel if this means my work attracts kindred spirits rather than everyone, like-minded or not), and I am nevertheless grateful to those who’ve been supportive and appreciative. Some send me little notes or post comments, others come forward much later after they’ve started watching the videos, and a few grow into friends I love communicating with on a regular basis. Regardless of which category you fall into, I want to say thank you. I appreciate your kind words and friendship A LOT.
Love from the bottom of my heart, Lea ♥
Before I went to bed last night, I finished editing the Sharon Tate-themed tutorial I blogged about yesterday. I couldn’t sleep until I did so. ;)
A little history: I started posting videos on YouTube in 2009 as an outlet to share what inspires and uplifts me with whoever resonates with the same messages. Despite being a makeup artist, it took a while for me to actually get into making tutorials. At first, I focused on vlogging, as I felt that there were already so many other YouTubers who shared their makeup tips with viewers. What need was there for another one?
But then… Halloween came and I felt the urge to create some looks for the occasion. While I was all right with whether many or a few people watched the videos, the much larger number of views and increase in subscribers that came at this time was very encouraging.
So it went from there. Although I still post tutorials primarily for my personal creative expression rather than to supply whatever demand there is for these videos, I’ve continued putting them up as well for those who happen to enjoy the material.
Sharon’s look has been on my long list of how-to videos to put together, and I’ve finally gotten to it.
Next step: editing the footage.
In the meantime, I’ll leave a photo of the finished look here for any makeup wearers seeking something new to try on. And since it isn’t my goal with any of my tutorials that you end up looking like the personality who inspired the video, you can definitely play with the tips even if you don’t resemble the celebrity the tutorial is based on.
I’ll be back with the actual video. ;)
Update on Feb 10,2011: Click HERE to see the uploaded tutorial.
This is a tutorial I recently posted on my YouTube channel. I actually already uploaded one on applying Edie Sedgwick-style makeup sometime last year, but thought I’d do another; the first video focused on deliberately heavy eye makeup, as inspired by photos of how Edie sometimes wore hers. Since not everybody likes wearing that sort of look, I figured I could make another video for those who want something more wearable.
Click HERE if you want to check out the previous Edie video.
Hello, my name is Lea. There’s only so much you can find out about someone in a post like this, but here’s an introduction for followers who may later become friends:
I’m a writer, artist, and metaphysical practitioner. I’m a pretty private person, but I’m always grateful for the like-minded and compassionate people I meet.
It wasn’t my intention to start a new blog, since I already have a regular one at http://yourmostbeautifullife.blogspot.com However, I’ve found a few Tumblelogs that I really like, so I went ahead and created an account so I could follow them. I will be following more as I discover them.
Makeup artistry is one of my trades, but I don’t approach cosmetics as a must. Makeup to me is a plaything that helps us create different looks to match changing moods, not something that we need before we can love or accept ourselves. For any makeup lovers who come across this, the video tutorials for the looks I’ve come up with or recreated based on other sources of inspiration can be found at http://youtube.com/leawhitefeather
“Whitefeather,” while we’re on the subject, is a nickname that some friends and co-workers from West Hollywood (shoutout to you guys if you ever read this, haha!) used to call me. I resonate with it, so I’ve continued using it.
Before I say bye for now, I’d also like you to meet my baby. He’s an Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler, and is very precious to me.
I’ll be back again soon. I wish everyone who comes across this all the best.
Good night from my corner of the world,