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Hello friends! The sun is shining, Taurus season is shifting into Gemini, and I'm over here still deciding which albums are my favorite ones.
When choosing which albums are my favorite, I'm looking at them as a whole. Which ones do I love as an entire collection? Which ones feel enriching for my ears to experience? That's why I determined that it was only right for me to include Hozier's 2019 album Wasteland, Baby!
Each song on this project has such an incredibly full and rich sound, creating a cohesive and masterful album without all the songs sounding so static. Hozier's angelic voice provides songs that vary from sweet to powerful, taking us for what feels like a romantic and lively journey. So as you can see, my choice of album this time changed drastically compared to that of last post, where I created a look inspired by the 80's-inspired Sacred Heart's Club album by Foster The People.
On Hozier's album cover, he's seen sitting under water in a suede chair, hovering his hand over a glass and some books that all rest on a small, wooden side table. There are also some plants and books floating next to him as he peers off. The majority of this album's colors are a blend of cool blue tones, while Hozier is the lightest point in his white shirt. Also to note, all the typography on this cover is in a fresh teal shade. With all of that said, for this makeup look, I planned to definitely use blue and teal hues as my main color choice
To prep, I filled in my eye brows, applied foundation, and contoured around my face. Like I've hinted in some previous posts, I'm aiming to move to all cruelty-free and vegan makeup products, so I would like to only really promote the products that I've switched to recently that are fall in those standards, because I'm still in the process of purging my older products. With that said, the foundation I used is Covergirl's Clean Fresh Skin Milk (which surprised me by its coverage, by the way). The cruelty-free brow kit I used was by L.A. Girl, and my bronzer was by NYX.
Next, I added a grey shadow from the Morphe 35K palette to cover my entire lid and crease. I also used a shimmery shade (also by Morphe) as a highlight in my inner eye corners, on the tip of my nose, on the bridge of my nose, and on my cupid's bow.
Next, the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette majorly came into play with the teal and blue shadows. The first step was packing some of that rich, royal blue shade ("Twerk") on the outer portions of my crease and lid. This represented those deeper blue hues of water in Hozier's album cover.
Next, I added teal (Jada and Pool Party messily mixed together) to the inner-to-mid sections of my eye. This formed that gradient that you can see in the whimsical under-water scene. I also thought having that inner eye highlight that I applied earlier corresponded well with the concept of Hozier's bright shirt being the focal point of the artwork.
Something that caught my eye about the Wasteland, Baby! cover was the plants that are floating next to him. There are, what I believe to be, some orange flowers in the mix. Since I was so fascinated by this detail, I really wanted to incorporate a little pop of warmth to the look. I ended up using an orange shade from the Morphe 35O palette and ran it along my lower lash line, starting from the inner eye. I then gradated this into that original deep blue "Twerk" shade that carried along towards the outskits of my lid and crease.
And finally, I brushed some teal shades lightly on my upper cheek bone (under my eye, practically), added some Covergirl "Exhibitionist" mascara, and tacked on some blue lipstick to pull the underwater-inspired look together.
And that's it! That's my Wasteland, Baby! makeup attempt all summed up. Once again, I absolutely cherish Hozier and this album is so rich and soothing. It's like a blanket, honestly.
Friendly reminder to please consider check out the following links:
- Asian American and Pacific Islander philanthropy site is here. - BLM funding options are here. - Palestinian Rights funding is here.
Thanks for popping in today! Consider listening to this album because it's great. Have an amazing week, and keep on grinning!