A few days ago I filmed my first ‘Let’s Get Ready With Me’ video with Makeup Geek pigments. Since reformatting my laptop, my video editing software became corrupted. I was using Cyberlink Power Director 10. No problem, I grabbed my copy that I had stored in Amazon cloud. That version was strangely corrupted too. The version I put on a cd was corrupted as well. Since Cyberlink doesn’t let you re-download the software unless you pay for it again, I ended up purchasing Adobe Premiere Elements 11, since I’m also using Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.
I love Adobe products and I’ve been using them for over a decade so it seemed like a good idea. Well, I was wrong because I didn’t expect Premiere Elements 11 to have the learning curve that it does. Both Cyberlink PowerDirector and Windows Live Movie Maker automatically delete the corresponding audio tracks when you’re editing a video, making it easy to edit videos, speed up content, etc. Premiere doesn’t do this, or at least, I haven’t figured out how to do it. So editing a half hour video, which normally would take me 1 to 2 hours, ended up taking me 8 hours as I tried various ways. I ended up doing my first round of editing (splitting, deleting, speeding up) in Windows Live Movie Maker, then switching to Premiere Elements to create the opening credits and closing credits (and it still ended up messing up what I wanted, as it’s not as easy as Cyberlink for that sort of thing). Ug. Anyway, I’m sure after a few tutorials I’ll be able to do what I want.
Without further ado, here’s my first Get Ready With Me Makeup Geek video.
Jesse’s Girl Eyeshadow Primer
Makeup Geek Insomnia – lid and crease
Makeup Geek New Years Eve – browbone and inner corner
Jesse’s Girl Liquid Waterproof eyeliner – upper lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Scorch – outer lower lash line
Anastasia Lash Genius
bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara
Physicians Formula Fake Out Mascara
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Paula’s Choice Barely There Sheer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 in 1 Fair Light
NARS Puerto Vallarta multiple – blush
NARS Copacabana illuminator – highlight
Stila After Glow Lip Color in Tangerine Dream
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie in Trailblazer
Anyway, I will be improving my video quality, and lighting, because wow the lighting sucked for this video. Practice makes perfect though!
What sort of look would you like to see me do for my next ‘Get Ready With Me’ video?