fredag 26 februari 2016

Born from the ashes

Let me begin this blog journey by introducing myself; I am Madam Noire, previously blogging at Madam Noires makeup studio. Why did I start a new blog? Well, just head back to the old one and you will find the answers you are searching for there. ;)

During the past few years the whole cyber world has exploded with pictures of makeup looks, perfected to a point where it is no longer possible to see what is makeup skill and what is the magic of photoshop. There are pictures out there of makeup looks so beautiful that it is enough to make the most talented makeup artist feel small and inadequate.
As for myself, I had quite a struggle with my own poor self-confidence for quite a while, feeling that I will never, ever be able to measure up to the Kardashian-perfect hobbyist makeup enthusiasts on blogs and Instagram. I had moments where I panicked and refrained from publishing pictures because of some eyebrow hairs sticking out in the wrong direction or because I felt that the look I had created wasn't mind-blowing enough compared to what other artists had already published. Everything about it had to be perfect and nothing I did was ever good enough.

But you know what? I don't care anymore.

I've realized that comparing your work to the works of others, and constantly chasing approval from other people takes the fun out of it all. So to hell with such destructive thoughts!

What you can expect from this blog is honest makeup looks that I share with you because I like them, and I hope that they will inspire at least some of you. :)
You will also find occasional outfit posts and sometimes thoughts on more serious subjects.

Hope to see you soon! Take care!

Madam Noire

15 kommentarer:

  1. I have missed your blogging and makeup looks! I absolutely love how obtainable your work felt, while still being very high quality. You made me feel confident in trying some looks out, despite my rather poor knowledge of makeup in general lol.

    I am so very glad you're back!
    I felt much the same about my own craft. So many people who have wonderful and highly successful craft/sewing blogs. I decided to just keep posting, despite feeling apprehensive about posting on the best of days.

    Anyway, glad you're back and I hope you find some relief from the constant pain :(

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you for your nice comment! :) I'm glad I can inspire you to dare to try out new looks! I'm thinking about making video tutorials in the future but that will take some courage.

      Radera
  2. Hi dear Madame, I agree with what you said above.
    Btw, can't wait to see your new make up look and outfit and all you want.
    I'm happy you're back,
    Kisses,
    Marghe

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Hi Marghe! :) Thank you for your comment! I have some looks planned that I can't wait to show everyone. :D

      Radera
  3. Oh my God, you're back!! Do you know how many times I refreshed your page and wondered what had happened to you?
    I feel like I got back in touch with an old friend! I recently started writing again and I switched to English for a wider audience. I'd love to catch up!
    Welcome back, lovely!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Aww thank you darling! ^^
      I've been lurking around your blog so I saw that you switched to English, and I'm very happy about that!

      Radera
  4. I followed your former blog and wondered what happened to you, and if you were all right... Even if we never met, I feel sorry for you and your pain, but I am exited you're back ! I missed your amazing make-up posts ! You really have nothing to envy to others ! Welcome back !

    SvaraRadera
  5. Nice to see you back, Madame Noire! Hope it's okay to still refer to you by your old name ... I'd have difficulty calling you Batshit. <3

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks! :) Haha, yes, I will keep Madam Noire as my nick, only the name of the blog will be different. Madam Batshit does have a nice ring to it though. Haha. XD

      Radera
  6. Ugh känner igen det tänket. Blivit så att jag lägger upp de mesta sminkningar på bloggen men bara lagt upp de jag varit ordentligt förtjust i på instagram. Den här tävlingen som finns där är helt bananas, och det märks med tanke på hur många riktigt kreativa person lagt ned sin instagram och sitt sminkande för att pressen på att hitta på nya saker blivit för mycket..
    Skönt att se att du kommer ihåg igen :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Eller hur! Jag har gjort exakt samma sak. Vissa sminkningar har jag inte ens tagit bild på för jag tänker att det ändå inte är något revolutionerande. Är så tråkigt när det är så!

      Radera
  7. Aaaaaw, so you have a new blog! It's nice to have you back!^^ I've always loved your make ups, moreover, your was my favorite beauty blog exactly because your looks were so creative, but never over the top and 'unreal'. ;)

    SvaraRadera
  8. So happy you are back and I found the new blog! I don't think anyone comes close to you in creativity or skill. Your looks and posts are amazing, please do not doubt yourself!

    SvaraRadera
  9. So happy you are back and I found the new blog! I don't think anyone comes close to you in creativity or skill. Your looks and posts are amazing, please do not doubt yourself!

    SvaraRadera