Bringing Colour to January | AD*

I think we can all agree that January is known for feeling a little bit dreary. Christmas is over and done with and everyone is getting back into their daily routines, packing away all of the bright decorations. I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t help wishing that we were still enjoying the happy holidays, sitting on the sofa indulging in amazing foods rather than trying to stick to my January diet and dragging myself to the gym. Recently, I’ve been working alongside Panasonic again on another blog post – last time, I reviewed some of my favourite movies from 2017 which you can check out here. This time, I was asked to write a post surrounding themes of light and colour. I thought this was the perfect way to bring some colour and vibrant vibes back into January!

Panasonic are going to be unveiling a brand new camera called the LUMIX DC-GH5S. The camera’s main feature is low-light image quality which is perfect for photographing and filming in challenging environments. If you’re a blogger or photographer, you’ll know how difficult it can be fighting with lack of light whilst still maintaining perfect quality – particularly in the Winter. This camera solves that issue and would be such a lifesaver if this problem is all too familiar to you. Instead of spinning off lots of technical terms, I’ve inserted a YouTube video below that gives you more of a visual aspect of just how amazing this camera performs – check out the gorgeous use of coloured smoke from 1:08 onwards!

One thing that brings me happiness is creating unique and bright make-up looks. I decided that it would fit perfectly with the theme of light and colour for me to create a vibrant look for this post. I know it might sound silly but wearing bright colours, whether that be your clothing or make-up, can actually really help to lift those January blues. Inspired by the features of the LUMIX DC-GH5S, when photographing this look I took a little extra time to focus on the lighting aspect as it can really change the dimensions of photos. The look I’ve created below is based on the sunset as it’s such a gorgeous, warm wash of light through a dark sky that I feel really sums up just how big of an impact colour and light can make.

Products used: Maybelline Superstay 24H Primer, Morphe 35O2 Second Nature Eyeshadow Palette, Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in ‘Buff’, Rimmel Brow This Way Eyebrow Kit in ‘Dark Brown’, Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer in ‘C2’, Collection Contour Stick in ‘Light’, Rimmel Insta Fix & Matte Powder, Rimmel Natural Bronzing Powder in ‘Sunlight’, Sleek Solstice Highlighter Palette, Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, MUA Pro Base Fixing Mist.

I hope you enjoyed the look I’ve created, please let me know what you think in the comments below. How would you choose to splash some colour into January?

*Disclaimer: I was financially compensated for this post. All opinions are still completely my own based on my experiences and research.
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  1. January 20, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Such a high quality camera and gorgeous make up look!! x

  2. January 21, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    You look gorgeous! This camera looks really good, I need to start focusing on improving my photography!x

    Francesca | EverythingChessie ๐ŸŒฟ

    • January 21, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      It does, doesnโ€™t it?! Iโ€™d love one, it would really help with challenging lighting x

  3. January 21, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    Such amazing imagery lovely! Iโ€™ve just finished filming a video for my channel in my horribly lit bedroom and this looks like it would be a lifesaver!

    Gaby xx

    • January 21, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      Thanks so much! Ahh it really does look like it would be perfect for exactly those types of situations x

  4. January 21, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Girl this is such a creative idea for a post and the look is gorgeous, as are you! Orange suits you so much and the lip colour you’ve paired it with is perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ The camera sounds pretty damn fabulous, I’ve been getting much more into my photography recently and I’m loving it!
    Alice Xx

    • January 21, 2018 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much! Iโ€™m so glad you like the post. Photography is so fun, experimenting with different things is fab and this camera has really inspired me to play around with lighting a bit more x

  5. January 21, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    This look is beautiful! Also your base is flawless! I think I would do a bright lip or maybe test out some coloured eyeliner for a colourful january x

    • January 21, 2018 / 10:41 pm

      Ooh good idea! A bright lip would be so perfect, love little splashes of colour x

  6. meganrosel
    January 22, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Love this look and the shots! Great post gal! xx

  7. Anu
    January 22, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    I love this look! You’re so talented! I need to do brighter looks in the future, I usually just go for neutrals especially when it comes to eyeshadow but I want to experiment a bit ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    Anu | Based On blog

    • January 22, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Itโ€™s so fun to branch out sometimes! Iโ€™d love to see what you can create x

  8. January 23, 2018 / 12:19 am

    This camera is such good quality!! Itโ€™s so focused in a good way. And your look is amazing!!โ€™

    • January 23, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Thanks so much! Yeah the camera looks pretty amazing, I’d loooove to try it out x

  9. theglassofclass
    January 23, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    I love this look, it’s so bright and beautiful! This camera sounds pretty amazing, I’m sure it would bring a lot of colour into my January blues ๐Ÿ˜€ January seems to be going on forever and I can’t wait for warm weather and lots of sun to take nice blog photos!

    Julia xx

    • January 30, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! It does seem to be dragging for some reason, a lot of people have been saying that. The sun will definitely be useful for blog photos, although I actually don’t like the heat! Haha x

  10. Alicia
    January 24, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    I love this, the make up look looks gorgeous, I love the use of orangey red shades it really suits u! I think this look really ties into the theme light and brightness, great connection. This camera also sounds great xx

    • January 24, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you! Iโ€™m glad you think it fits the theme well xx

  11. Emily Isobelle Jane
    January 24, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Alice you always get your make up spot on! This looks incredible on you and I love the link with the camera and its features! Such a great post!

    Emily xx

  12. January 26, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    This is such a stunning look. You do your makeup so well

    • January 30, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you so much, that’s lovely of you to say! x

  13. gwingal
    January 31, 2018 / 2:47 am

    I inject some color into my home decor and into my clothing by buying a new piece or two for the new year. For the home maybe some new pillows for the sofa. And I am loving statement color coats for myself. I have an orange one that is my favorite and also a cobalt blue one.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ gwingal

    • March 18, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      That sounds lovely! I love splashes of colour throughout the house, it looks so flattering without being too much x

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