“Creativity is just having enough dots to connect”  – Steve Jobs

My inspiration for this look comes from the struggle of being a girl in the world of beauty and fashion. There are so many high standards set and an ever changing list of rules and guidelines to follow. My statement with this video is that everyone should embrace the fact that we are all so different and that being different is what makes the idea of one cookie cutter list of rules and guidelines for a massively diverse world of people absolutely ridiculous. My point is that we can only connect the dots for ourselves, and when your dots are all connected in your own way, your finished picture will look different than mine and mine will look different from the rest of the world. That’s why being a unique individual is so exciting! Watch my video, and hopefully it inspires you to start thinking about how you can connect the dots in your own way.

This video reminds me of way back in my beauty school days when we got to invent high fashion looks for small fashion shows and competitions. If you went to hair school with me, you are probably giggling right now. I was such a mess back then! Black hair one day, red hair another…yikes! However, it was all part of my personal discovery process, so no shame in that.

Hopefully I have stepped up my skills enough since beauty school to make it to the next stage because I love being challenged to push my creativity to the next level. It’s those uncomfortable moments in life that make living more exciting and fulfilling. I would really love to hear what you think about this makeup look. Thank you for all your support as I cross my fingers and await the results. By the way, does anyone have a paper bag I can hyperventilate into?


P.S.: If you liked the backdrop in this video, then check this tutorial!

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NYX Products Used in This Tutorial:

NYX Illuminator || Ulta
NYX Proof It Eye Shadow Primer || Ulta
NYX Wonder Pencil “Light” || Ulta
NYX Retractable Eye Liner “White” || Ulta
NYX Retractable Eye Liner “Black” || Ulta
NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner “Black” || Ulta
NYX Dream Catcher Palette “Dusk til Dawn” || Ulta
NYX High Voltage Lipstick “Free Spirit” || Ulta
NYX Matte Lipstick “Street Cred” || Ulta