terracotta /ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə/

“baked earth.”

[Alt captions: portrait pictures of the author of the blog. The feel and looks are described below.]

Photos of Emilie F. Yaakaar by Emilie F. Yaakaar. Pictures were taken at home in January 2021.

All Rights Reserved © 2021.


aesthetic: soft dewy + colourful print + neutral-warm Mediterranean tones.

style: Simple indoors selfie-portrait (head & shoulders), with only colour-based and light-based edits.

outfit: basic white turtleneck, circular earrings and Rama Diaw print necklace.

makeup: lipstick, lip-gloss, lip liner, highlighter (for cheeks and eyelids), brow cream, mascara, foundation (liquid + powder) and concealer (for lower-eyelids & chin) [15-20 mins application time].

hair: post-wash moisturised and naturally sleeked back into a low bun, with a small set of ringlet curls on each side of the head.

errors: 1) colour mismatch between face and hands due to natural skin unevenness, foundation and applied facial skincare; 2) one picture was originally taken in a different mode than the rest and is slightly off (can you spot it?); 3) colour focus partially failed in one of the pics (which?).

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

behind the scenes

[Alt captions: On the left, “Aestheticised vs Original Shoot” sample comparison. On the right, screen-shoots of the editing process.]

tests & outtakes

[Alt captions: A few outtakes and test shoots from the photoshoot process.]

Published by Emilie / Emily

Writer in many forms. Busy in the climate-nature-justice space. Dev & Social Anthro scholarlite. Literature, music & TV aficionada.

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