Themes and Themes and Themes

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Awhile ago, I used to do two weekly videos on youtube called Wearable Wednesday and Fierce Friday. They were basically a way to please everyone- the people wanting toned-down, work appropriate looks had something, and the people who liked bright, in-your-face fun had something. It was also great for me, because each had a specific theme that the looks would be based on (one time Wearable Wednesday was based on Greek Gods/Goddesses, another time Fierce Friday was based off of Candy). This was a great way for me to get my creativity going, and I miss it!

 

The series both sort of faded out for one reason or another, but I am constantly getting requests to bring them back, and since I clearly suck at posting on YouTube if I don’t have a set schedule clearly defined for me, They’re coming back! I already have this week’s looks planed out, but I do need your help for the next few!

I need some ideas for themes for Wearable Wednesday and Fierce Friday! This can be essentially anything- animals, countries, flags, monochromatic, whatever. I just want to know what you guys think would be a fun idea for either category. The easiest way for you to suggest a theme would be to comment below. if you see a theme idea you like, reply to that person’s comment and let them know! That way, I’ll be able to tell what ideas are popular.

At the end of the week, I’ll hold a poll with the most popular ideas, and you guys can vote to determine a winner. I did this in then past and it worked out really well, so I’m hoping it will again! Not only will this choose a winner, but it can potentially map out future WW and FF themes that will happen when this first one is over.

 

So, speak out! Let me know what you’re thinking, and here’s a preview of this week’s FF. I need a name for it, twitter thought it looked like Watermelon :)

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539 Comments

  1. Kara

    November 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I was thinking for Fierce Friday you should do looks inspired by video game covers!

  2. kate

    November 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Mabye fruit themes, drinks themes (coke, sprite fanta ect ), plants ( like flowers ?), cocktails, vintage looks, stuff like that :-)

  3. Kelsey

    November 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    You should totally do cocktails! There is sooooo much to choose from and it would be great for FF since everyone always needs a drink by Friday night!

    • Silke

      November 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Yes, cute idea! :-)

    • Sarah

      November 1, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      i like the cocktails too!

    • Annssan

      November 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm

      Love this idea :D

    • Mary

      November 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm

      Ha! That was totally going to be my suggestion! She could take suggestions on which cocktails to do each week.

    • alex

      November 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

      Makeup Geek did a series like that this summer

    • Bella

      November 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      Loveee it!!!!

    • Rachel

      November 1, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      yes!

    • Jessica

      November 2, 2011 at 1:33 am

      YES!!! That would be awesome!

    • Grace

      November 2, 2011 at 4:10 am

      YES!!!!

    • Hanna

      November 2, 2011 at 4:13 am

      awesome idea

    • James Perks

      November 2, 2011 at 4:46 am

      We would call this “Smooth Operator”

    • Angie

      November 2, 2011 at 5:26 am

      Love this idea!

      • Fathima

        November 2, 2011 at 1:11 pm

        OOOh.. i vote Mojitos for the first one!! :) :)

        LOVE THIS suggestion!

    • Joni

      November 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      I love this Idea!

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      another thumbs up for the cocktail idea! would be really fun =)

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      i agree! that’s a great idea

    • Coco

      November 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Fun!

  4. Carina

    November 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    For FF all colors of the rainbow smokey eye ie blue smokey, next week would be another color of the rainbow or maybe cut crease looks for FF and for WW Pops of color that is well duh wearable.

    • Elisa

      November 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      I LOVE this idea!(:

    • Candace

      November 2, 2011 at 12:04 am

      I like this idea!

    • Nancy

      November 2, 2011 at 12:40 am

      I love this idea

    • Jessica

      November 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      I love this idea as well! :-D

    • Holly

      November 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm

      Love :)

  5. Kathrine

    November 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Something inspired by the Nordic mythology :D Would be cool !

  6. joan

    November 1, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    COUNTRIES! thatd be awesome

    • alex

      November 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

      I love that idea!

  7. Shireen

    November 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    WW:

    1)different eye shapes
    2)internationally inspired makeup – ex. chinese, arabic, european

    FF:

    1)icons of the internet – like facebook, twitter, google, wikipedia, and of course youtube
    2)popular cartoons, both for kids and adults, both old and new. ex. tom and jerry, the simpsons, the justice league, foster’s home for imaginary friends.

    • Sarah

      November 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      i like the internet one!! so obvs red and black for youtube :))

    • Courtney

      November 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      I was going to sugest an egyptian look which would fit in with the internationally inspired make up :)

    • kate

      November 1, 2011 at 11:56 pm

      i love the popular cartoons idea because i love cartoons like tom and jerry and the looney tunes

    • Jessica

      November 2, 2011 at 1:34 am

      Love this as well. :D

    • Hanna

      November 2, 2011 at 4:14 am

      the icon internet one is cool.

    • andrea

      November 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

      love it!!! <3

    • Rebecca

      November 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Yess. Love the cartoon idea!

    • sarahliz

      November 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      love, love, LOVE both of those ideas for FF!

    • Muskaan

      November 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      i too love this idea

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      love these suggestions, ESPECIALLY the internet icons one! so many possibilities there..i’m seeing some kind of cool google-rainbow look..

    • Christine

      November 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Love the internet idea!

    • Simone

      November 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      I love this idea because I would want to see what Leesha would come up with for internet icons and Tom and Jerry (my fave old cartoon, I’ve seen all of the episodes! :D) Either that or international makeup, based off of flags and differing eye shapes in parts of the world. Remember when she had that vote? Around the World would be cool if she offered that up again.

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      like it!

  8. Cassie-susiewantsasqueeze on YT

    November 1, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    for WW maybe winter warm drinks. like a wearable hot chocolate lol.
    and for FF maybe do a muppets look!

    • :)

      November 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm

      omg yes please muppets!!!!! something that i could wear to see the new muppets movie coming out! but i dont have the pallete :(((((((((

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

      oh yeah muppets would be really cool..and i think the winter drink idea is awesome!! there could be a drink-themed week..like a hot chocolate look for WW and then a bright, bold cocktail for FF! that’d be so fun!! =)

    • Christine

      November 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Muppets sounds very fun! Perfect to use your muppets palette with!!

  9. emily

    November 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Ooh, cocktails is a cute idea! I just saw a post about that…like Sex on the Beach, Amaretto Sour, Grasshopper, etc…Rum & Coke…lol anything really! Could even be beers like Corona…something with gold & lime… hmmmm now I’m thinking!

    Another theme could be musical instruments….I imagine a lot of the looks would be metallic (silver for flute, golden for french horn, maybe bronze for saxaphone) and then black/white for piano or something…anything! Idk just a way to incoorporate the instruments’ looks, AND their sounds (soft, quiet, loud, brassy, etc.)

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      yes yes yes! love the instruments theme!!

    • Christine

      November 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      Ya incorporating the sounds would be very cool and unique…it would add another dimension to the creation of the looks

  10. Tariatulle

    November 1, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    How about a “through the ages” theme?
    eg, a toned down 1920s look for wednesday then an amped up 1920s look for friday.
    you could even go really far back and have an egyptian look, a roman look, a celtic look, a greek look etc!

    • Bella

      November 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      that’s a really cool idea! :)

    • Rachel

      November 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      i like this idea!

    • chelsea

      November 2, 2011 at 12:01 am

      i love this idea! c:

    • Madame B Fatale

      November 2, 2011 at 12:26 am

      I love this idea!

    • Stephanie

      November 2, 2011 at 12:42 am

      This is a really nifty idea~

    • DLaurel87

      November 2, 2011 at 12:53 am

      I like this one

    • Ashley

      November 2, 2011 at 1:09 am

      I agree, I like this idea too :)

    • Lupe

      November 2, 2011 at 2:39 am

      YES! <3

    • Lindsey

      November 2, 2011 at 3:22 am

      YES!!!!!

    • Hanna

      November 2, 2011 at 4:15 am

      :D

    • sarahliz

      November 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      awesome idea! leesha would do such a great job with that =D

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      awesome!!

    • Jessica

      November 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      Like this idea too!

    • Becky

      November 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      Really like this idea

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      yeah! ancient looks!!

  11. Rburd

    November 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    you should do football inspired makeup for wearable wednesdays! especially ohio state!

    • J0ANNAX3

      November 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      i really like the football idea :) but i’m more of an NFL girl as opposed to college football. so NFL series? i’d love to see a Dallas Cowboys look! doesn’t matter, could be for WW or FF! i’d love the represent my team in a wearable way on a daily basis but also would like an amped up version for when i go to watch games/parties!

    • herpaderp

      November 2, 2011 at 12:37 am

      i really like this idea! it could be for college football or nfl. there are a million different ideas!

  12. mckinzie

    November 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I would love to see the Greek God/Goddesses done for FF

    • zellie15

      November 1, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      I would love to see the Greek God/Goddesses done for FF.. that would be really cool… especially because i like FF better:)

    • Candace

      November 2, 2011 at 12:08 am

      Ooh, yeah, that would be awesome!

  13. Crissy

    November 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I would looove to see an Egyptian one for either FF or WW! And I would also love to see a Western inspired one since I live in Tennessee. XD

  14. Donna

    November 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    cocktails are lame and overdone.. I agree the greek series for FF would be amazing.. another fun one would be Pokemon for FF as they’re all different colors and since there are oh, I don’t know, maybe five hundred or so of them?? all different color combos, you can pretty much pick a Pokemon based on what you wanna work with :)

    • Ashley

      November 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      I actually think the Pokemon is a great idea, there is a ton of colour combinations to pick from! & I also agree, way too many “guru’s” have done the cocktail series before- BORING!

    • Kiki

      November 2, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      gotta catch ‘em aaaall!

      I love this idea! :D

    • Christine

      November 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      Love Pokemon idea!

  15. Christine

    November 1, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    There are SO many Greek series out there, it’s really overdone, not to mention you’ve already done that theme for WW and to do it for FF would be quite repetitive.

    That said, I think move or literary genres would be fun – Science Fiction, Romance, Horror, Comedy, Action, Thriller, etc.

    • sarahliz

      November 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      i actually really love the ideas for using genres =]

  16. Whitney

    November 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    A food theme and then your look for this Friday could be the first since it looks watermelony. But there are lots of pretty looking foods that could be a cool eye look like: Cakes/ desserts, Sushi, Pasta, waffles, etc.

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      i think this is an aweeesome idea..a food theme would be really fun! sushi especially, cuz it’s all so pretty and colorful and there’s a ton of different combinations..a food/cocktail theme would be really cool. i know some ppl are saying cocktails are overdone, but leesha’s so creative she could totally come up with lots of original looks for it..that’s how it’s been for other themes..lots of ppl do makeup looks but there’s only one xsparkage =)

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      fruit looks!! watermelon, srawberry banana kiwi etc !

  17. moonchild

    November 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    LOVE the preview! It should be ‘WonderMelon’ :D

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      great name!!

    • Christine

      November 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      *Like*

  18. Kori

    November 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    For FF looks inspired by Jem and The Holograms and The Misfits and maybe The Stingers as well? But especially The Misfits ;) The bad girls always have the best style lol.

    • Jessica

      November 2, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      YES! I love JEM!!!!

      • Brooke

        November 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

        me too!!

  19. J0ANNAX3

    November 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    many ppl are suggesting Greek Gods/Goddesses. While I agree that particular theme is a bit overdone, you can still stick with the Greek theme but doing looks inspired by the mythical creatures! Like Medusa, Hydra, Cerberus, Pegasus, etc.

    • Coco

      November 8, 2011 at 6:45 pm

      Like it!

  20. Kristen

    November 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t know if you’ve read the hunger games, but you could to wearable wednesday for some of the district people and fierce friday for the capitol people. or you could even do it in reverse to make it more unexpected.

    district people: katniss (duh), peeta, gale, haymitch, rue

    capitol people: cinna!!, portia, effie, caesar flickerman, president snow

    please do this!!!! i loved the hunger games trilogy and with the movie coming out and all it would be awesome. =]

    • Elle

      November 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm

      She has talked about the books and upcoming movie quite a bit on twitter, actually.

    • Tee

      November 2, 2011 at 12:25 am

      I like this idea! I loved the Hunger Games <3

    • Hanna

      November 2, 2011 at 4:16 am

      :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD it would be so cool to do it for the districts!

  21. Elysia

    November 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Please, no greek. While it could be fun, it is overdone. If u can be creative with greek, than you could be creative with anything-so why not? I think the idea of the instruments was kinda cool. And make-up for diff eyes shapes would be great. The muppets one would be really fun for FF!

  22. Natalie

    November 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    How about holidays? You could do Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, etc etc. This would give everyone a fun makeup look for whatever parties are going on that holiday!

    • Bella

      November 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm

      wow! thats a really good idea!.

    • sarahliz

      November 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      looove it! i could seriously use some looks like that lol

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      she has already done nearly all of these

  23. NPugh

    November 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Doing The Muppets would be so fun! Theme a look after all of the popular Muppets characters. This would also be kinda cool since the new Muppets movie is coming out soon.

  24. :)

    November 1, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    harry potter looks! house colours, looks to represent the characters! amd musicalbinstruments too.

    • Elle

      November 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm

      She’s already done tutorials for the different houses

  25. Bella

    November 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I loooove like a different color every week but a theme to base it off of
    for example:
    blue- rain
    red- love
    yellow- fire
    pink- anything!!!!!!

  26. leah

    November 1, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    i think you should do fruit looks for FF like the watermelon one you did for example.

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      yesyesyes

  27. zellie15

    November 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Anime themed

  28. Chloe

    November 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    So the greek gods/goddesses would be a good idea but one problem…. she already did that, So maybe for FF doing looks inspired by movies old and new and then for WW doing make up for different eye shapes or even one based off of Stereotypes (expamples : Emo, preppy, sporty, girly, edgy, etc)

  29. Courtney

    November 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    How about for Fierce Friday having animals as the theme, you could use it as inspiration instead of having to have an animal print, like what you did with the peacock look inspired by your laptop decal. So an example would be pink flamingo or blue bird. You could also use things like butterflies and bumble bee’s which aren’t technically animals but close enough :)

    • Ági

      November 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm

      like this idea

  30. Liz

    November 2, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hi Leesha,

    I remember from a long time ago when you did a poll about what series you should do.
    There was one I loved and did not get picked

    Editorial

    I would love to see you do that for FF.

    Hope you are well, and good luck choosing!

  31. Brooke

    November 2, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rachel Bilson, rachel Mcadams

    • April

      November 2, 2011 at 3:52 am

      NO.

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      double no

  32. Candace

    November 2, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Dessert themes!

    Creme Brulee, Death by Chocolate, Neapolitan, Tiramisu, Key Lime, Strawberries and Creme, et cetera.

    • andrea

      November 2, 2011 at 11:41 am

      that’s a cute idea!

    • sarahliz

      November 2, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      sounds tasty lol, i like it =]

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      this totally gets a vote from me =)

    • Courtney

      November 4, 2011 at 2:17 am

      Love this idea!

  33. herpaderp

    November 2, 2011 at 12:35 am

    i think an animal idea for fierce friday would be great! and they don’t have to be just domestic– they can be all. example, i think a peacock look would be amazing, and if you could figure out how to do little zebra stripes on your eyelid with liquid eyeliner, you could do a zebra look.

    as far as wearable wednesday, i feel like i’m being super typical when i say this, but maybe celebrities. i know you’ve done some celebrity looks in the past, but i think this would be a good idea. and if that doesn’t work, maybe like a landscape or seasons them– example, you get a picture of a forest, make a look inspired from it. i dunno, it’s a thought. :P

  34. Lisa

    November 2, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Album cover artwork FF. We can suggest albums, or leesha can do her favorites, or the classics. It would be interesting!!!

    • April

      November 2, 2011 at 3:53 am

      YES!

    • Grace

      November 2, 2011 at 4:13 am

      YES!

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      ooh i’d have a million ideas for this one if it won a poll!!

  35. Kelsey

    November 2, 2011 at 12:54 am

    You should totally do a Hatsune Miku inspired tutorial!

  36. jess

    November 2, 2011 at 1:01 am

    i’ve always wanted to see your “cliques” theme.

  37. Danyle

    November 2, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Disney!

  38. Andrea

    November 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I love the years idea! Like 1920s wearable wensday, then fierce friday… the next week.. a different decade.
    I also like the album cover inspired idea! A different album cover every time..
    A rockstars theme would be cool too! You could do a David Bowie look… Blondie.. SIOUXSIE SIOUX! Please do a siouxsie look! :) Google it, it’s beautiful makeout.
    And yeah! I’ll let you know if I think of more :p

  39. Louise

    November 2, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Hi, how about flowers?!

  40. Brittany

    November 2, 2011 at 1:31 am

    I think WW should be decades, and FF should be foods or Disney characters.

    • Em

      November 2, 2011 at 2:13 am

      Disney characters would be fun!

    • NPugh

      November 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      I love the Disney characters idea!

  41. Jackie

    November 2, 2011 at 1:52 am

    YES!!! Best news!!

    I would love to see a Sailor Moon theme!! If you’re not familiar with it, Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scouts are based off of the solar system, hence Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars, etc. You could simply just have a Solar System theme, too =]

    • Guadalupe

      November 2, 2011 at 2:43 am

      It would be so awesome if you did this! :D

  42. Em

    November 2, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I think monochromatic for both wearable wednesday and fierce friday would be cool. You could do the same color in one week, just have it toned down on Wed, and amp it up on Fri. I love wearable wednesday, so glad it’s coming back!

  43. Jessica M

    November 2, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I like the idea of the makeup for different eras and the countries.

    What about Sanrio characters? Each has a rather distinct/limited color scheme (with the possible exception of Hello Kitty) and set of “personality traits” that can be played up/incorporated into the look (so a shy, sweet character could be a wearable Wednesday, while a bolder, more colorful character could be a Fierce Friday).

    Birthstones? That would tend to focus on certain colors and textures that may be interesting when applied to makeup.

    You could also look at famous artwork for inspiration. A Van Gough (especially ‘starry night’) or Mondrian would make interesting make up looks! A lot of them would be more along the “fierce” idea but plenty could be toned down depending on the color scheme or “harshness” of the piece.

    Can’t wait, I loved the theme looks :D

    • April

      November 2, 2011 at 3:56 am

      i would love to see the art!

    • sarahliz

      November 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      I love the idea of using birthstones as inspiration, especially because of the textures that can be mixed. and, being kind of an art nerd, i REALLY love the idea of using famous paintings as inspiration. Something inspired by Andy Warhol would be awesome =D

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      the art and birthstones would both be really cool

  44. Allie

    November 2, 2011 at 4:16 am

    I think you should do disney movie characters! theyre so cute and colorful plus theres like a billion to choose from for both WW and FF

  45. yoshimi

    November 2, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I’d be excited to see you do Countries for Wearable Wednesdays and Gemstones for FF! I’m definately looking forward to this FF tutorial, my vote is calling it “Watermelon Tourmaline”. The pink and turquoise crease-cut cateye is WOW.

  46. Sara

    November 2, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Themes based on characters from the new My Little Pony cartoon would be adorable for FF. You could really have some fun with the color combos and sparkles with the holidays coming up.:)

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      YES!!!!! a million times yes

    • Tara

      November 3, 2011 at 3:24 am

      YES!

  47. Kandas

    November 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

    yoshimi said birthstones but I think gems in general would be cool. and there are lots of different kinds… not sure how to explain, but like, take Opals for example. Fire opals, peruvian blue…Opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black so there is a ton to choose from. Maybe too much though.

  48. Carina

    November 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

    You should try doing makeup for the series inspired by the original 150 Pokemon :D There’s so many colors and not to mention the Pokemon’s designs could give you inspiration :D Please consider it or at least do a couple videos based off it :3

  49. Zaëlle

    November 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

    You could do a spice girls theme!

    • Leïla

      November 2, 2011 at 5:57 pm

      oh yes!! A Spice Girls look!!!!

    • Kelsey

      November 2, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      LOVE THIS!

    • Brooke

      November 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      yay for spice girls!

  50. Jennifer

    November 2, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    You should totally do a pokemon theme. Like, every week, you could come out with a look inspired by one the pokemon you like the most. That would be awesome !

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