Coming to the end of the rainbow, I had to go all out for blue. It is the color I own the most of, so it easily could have looked like any of my other outfits. I wanted the makeup to stand out as well. I saw a cool eyeliner online and decided to try to make it work. In hindsight, you cannot see the eyeliner detail in these pictures. If I had to do this all over again, I would only have a blue lip. Maybe I will test that theory out someday.
Honestly, I did not like the way this makeup turned out. It is too much. Not only did it feel extra, but I was not intending to go for punk rocker (which is what I think I look like). This look without the lip was unfortunate. I think it looked better with the intense color being more symmetric.
I wanted to treat myself to a new outfit for blue. There is a really beautiful cool shade of blue that I have seen popping up in a lot of stores. I do not own anything in that shade of blue. As the days got closer to needing to film, I decided I could shoot that really cool outfit another time. This dress screams blue, how could I not pick it?
The dress I am wearing is my mom’s from the 80s. We used to play dress-up in it. I added the belt for some extra blue color and I was ready to go. The spot I chose was in a really busy intersection. I looked extra and I wasn’t even sure it was going to work out.
This door is really close to my apartment. I figured I should take some pictures with it first and see how they come out. After further review, I made the right call. The other spot was next to a dumpster and I would not have enjoyed shooting as much.
Since I already looked intense, I decided to try one of the “high fashion” poses I had saved online. It made me feel powerful. Overall, I am proud of the images I ended up taking, but this color and this look had me on an emotional rollercoaster.
When you cover your door with flowers that match my favorite sweater, I am going to take a picture in front of it. I am not surprised, but this was my easiest picture to take. There is magic in this sweater because I always have a great day when I am wearing it.
This look was easy to pull together. Once the sweater was chosen, the rest fell into place. I have purple glitter and this was a perfect opportunity. Each time I use this glitter, I am getting better at putting it on. I am still awful at taking it off. It ends up all over the bathroom. Days afterwards, I am still finding it.
I rushed to get ready for this shoot because we were losing the light and had dinner reservations. My magic sweater did not let me down. I got ready so quickly, flawlessly. I took my close-up image without too many tries. We left to go to the spot and the light was perfect. I was able to take my picture with extra time to spare.
In my last color challenge, I didn’t do pink because I really don’t like pink. I am trying to learn and I actually love this bodysuit that I just bought from Zara. It is a dark hot pink which is probably the only shade I will wear.
After picking the bodysuit, the makeup was easy to follow. I wanted to do a hot pink, glittery lip to match. I liked the concept of having the rest of my face look natural to make it really pop.
Walking past this coffee shop, I knew it was the perfect location. It was more difficult than I expected to take a picture here that read pink. The angles had to be perfect.
After all these colors, I am happy to be done. The planning and the actual photoshoots were a lot of fun, but a lot of work. I think I will take cool pictures around the neighborhood for a while. If you have any suggestions for a future photoshoot challenge, comment below!
“I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
Don’t be afraid to tag your inspiration. I could not have done most of my looks without the Internet.
New York City Rainbow Color Challenge: Part 1
New York City Rainbow Color Challenge: Part 2