Agenda Magazine Beauty Shoot

At some point I’m gonna sit my ass down. I’m not sure when that will be … but for the moment I’m going non-stop. I get a call from the EIC at Agenda to do a ‘beauty video shoot’…

agenda beauty 2Say what?

By the way that’s my favorite role for Chris Pine… damn fool! “It’s the way of the world! Way it’s always gon’ be…” Anyway, you see what a hot mess he looked in that movie… that’s about how I feel on the inside. I GOTTA start saying no and get my life.Oh yeah, and some damn sleep.

Well, not for Agenda or any other beauty thing because I love that mess. LOVE it. But the rest … LISTEN. So I moved some stuff around, subbed out some classes, cancelled some crap I didn’t really wanna do anyway, and made it to the shoot.

The idea was to talk about things that I adore in skin care, hair care, and makeup. I purposely left out anything I do myself because… CONFLICT. I’m still a journalist people. I know better. And even as I woke up this morning and realize I misspoke on two items (I was ad libbing a lot ’cause I couldn’t find my damn notes), I’m still really glad I did it. This was a case of ‘just do it anyway.’

The EIC has been threatening to put me on camera for about a year now. And she never calls when I’m super svelte or my skin is super awesome. Noooooo… that would be too much like right. It just so happens that at the moment I’m wearing an extra 15 pounds because I’m teaching more than practicing and bread has declared itself my friend. And then Monday, after teaching three classes, THREE PIMPLES showed up on my face like… wassup? Thankfully they are on my bad photo side, which you never see. Trife. I know. I’mma get it together. I promise I am.

I got my makeup together for the shoot:

I later switched the lips to a cooler pink (OFRA Pasadena) and blush (Viseart Medium Plum) because it looked better on camera. Back to those Viseart Blush palettes for the overall look too; I used the orange on the cheeks and eyes, and added shimmer from the contour/highlight palette. Lips are Nude #3 from Black Up Cosmetics (those damn things are so much more expensive than I thought. I was all cute in Nigels … WHICH HAS BY TERRY NOW… scooping them up. Got to the counter like WTF. Just raggedy) before the lip/cheek upgrade.

I hope it turns out okay. Either way, I just did it anyway. Here’s to stepping out of my comfort zone.


And NO that does not mean my ass will be on some Youtube Channel sitting in front of a manufactured ‘makeup room/office’ because I’m sooooo busy you guys, or running down my block vlogging…

Yet. 😉

4 Replies to “Agenda Magazine Beauty Shoot”

  1. Or eating for long stretches of time looking into the camera (when did that become a thing?) or drinking the millionth cup of iced coffee. Youtube is the latest dumping ground for illiterate programming. People gave up on soap operas and gave in to reality tv. They work because we are voyeurs by nature and nosy as hell. But I can’t whittle precious hours talking to a camera. I’d rather talk to people and offer some way to improve all of our lives.

  2. I don’t know what happened to us, but I don’t have the patience for it. Eating, on camera, why????? I can understand trying something out. But… COME ON! I can’t spend precious hours looking at those videos unless they are extremely informative.

    1. That’s where I am. I have Youtube on all the time, but it’s for Ted Talks or something that I’m interested in. I’m subscribed to several beauty vlogs but 90% of the time I am LISTENING to them talk about a product or idea (I’m usually doing something else…even working on the computer in a different window). It’s rare that I sit and just watch. I do indulge Lisa Eldridge on her personal channel with a full watch. That’s likely because she is focused enough to curate the quality and the amount of information she releases into the ether.

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