Friday, October 29, 2010

Makeup last Friday.

I'm starting to get better about this. Really I am. Last Friday I did a Purple and Lime Green look, which is one of my favorite color combinations. I want to do this look again, but next time I think I'm going to draw leopard print over the purple section. Anywho, here it is!

I am really happy with the way the eyes turned out. I only have 2 blushes so I can't really say anything about that.

For the lid:
UD Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo eyeliner in milk, blended out
Coastal Scents 88 Palette: Column 3 row 3 and 6 mixed together

For the crease:
I used an angled brush to outline a cut crease with SugarPill Poison Plum, then a pencil brush to drag it up and out to create the shape that I wanted.

For the browbone: I used SugarPill's Tako with a big fluffy brush to blend out Poison Plum and to highlight my brow bone

For the Tear Duct:
I used NYX Jumbo Eyeliner in milk, blended out with my finger, then I covered that using a pencil brush in ELF Mineral Eyeshadow in Angelic. I dragged it up into the inner crease, and along the edges of Poison Plum.

Those are my real lashes folks!

Foundation: Face and Body Foundation from MAC
Powder: Revlon Photoready in Translucent
Blush: Well Dressed from MAC

Again I didn't put anything on my lips for pictures. I wore a clear gloss because the eyes are so crazy.

I am making this face because my bangs are so long and I obviously need a goddamn haircut.
Unfortunately I can't cut my hair until after Halloween, Winona has long bangs in Edward Scissorhands, I'll curl them but they still need to be long.

God I am so excited for Halloween, maybe I'm making that face because I want it to be Halloween already. Today I am wearing this makeup by xsparkage. The only difference is that I used both a matte black and a sparkly black in Black Tied from MAC. It has silver sparkles and I love it. Lips in Lolita by Kat Von D.

Maybe I'll put pictures up... Dunno.


Oh my god. My house smells so good right now. I'm making Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lemonand Apple Dumplings. So the whole place smells like ginger, lemon, sugar and cinnamon. I ate breakfast kind of late, but didn't have lunch till just now. I don't think I've scarfed a sandwich down that fast in a long time.

Anyway! Day before yesterday I got a package from Sephora in the mail. It had the Kat Von D Lipstick sampler set. Oh my god. Looks like a book with mini lipsticks in it. LOVE. Soooo swatch time!!

1. Celebutard (pinky nude)
2. Cathedral (dark nude)
3. Lolita (coral nude)
4. Underage Red (light-ish red w/ blue tones)
5. Hellbent (On the darker side of red red)
6. Rosary (Dark red with plum tones)

Dude. I love these lipsticks. They are super creamy and awesomely pigmented. I hosted trivia for 2.5 hours. That's a lot of talking and only reapplied Hellbent once. With NO PRIMER! The only one it doesn't have that I want is the Adora one that's red with Gold flecks. I'm going to wear Celebutard with an orange-y gloss for Halloween. Celebutard, Hellbent and Rosary are my faves, I would love underage red a lot more if I wasn't a warm-toned kid. Blue toned lipsticks are a little tough for me to wear, not impossible, just difficult. In any event I highly recommend these lipsticks. Check 'em out.

Next year for Halloween....


Friday, October 22, 2010

Finally Some Makeup Photos.

This look is a modification of an older xsparkage post called ElectroPop. I've used colors from the Burning Heart Palette from Sugarpill as well as some other products. All brushes that were used are from Crown Brushes.

Urban Decay Primer Potion on the lid and on the lower lash line
Lid-Love+ (Bright red)
Crease-Buttercupcake (bright yellow)
I used Flamepoint (true orange) to help blend out the two colors.
Tear Duct - I put a dash of the nyx jumbo eyeliner pencil in milk, which I then covered with elf's loose mineral eyeshadow in Elegant.
Lower Lash Line/Wings- Posion Plum (I used an angled brush to create the two wings), on the lower lash line there was a sort of triangle created by the wing and the lash line itself I filled this with Parfait Amor from MAC.
Between the Wings- Jumbo eyeliner pencil in milk, covered with Sugarpill's Tako
I did a line of black liner on the lid to make my false eyelashes look more seamless I used very black liquid liner from Almay.
Mascara is Lashblastfusion by Covergirl
Falsies are Posh from NYX

On the skin:
Foundation - MAC face and body foundation N1-C48
Powder - Revlon Photoready 001 Translucent
Blush - Well Dressed by MAC

I obviously have nothing on my lips in either of these photos, but if I had I would have downplayed them cause the shadow is so bright. I think later I put on a very sheer pink gloss. One of the Covergirl fruity ones.

Please ignore my hair in both of these photos, hadn't styled it yet.

So lame.

The Naked Palette is back in stock at UD. I am on the waiting list. I can buy it. It will be gone within 48 hours. But I promised myself no more eyeshadow purchases till November, not to mention I am going to be unemployed as of next week. What to do what to do....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Business Time!

I absolutely swear that I am going to upload some make up pictures. Very goddamn soon. I am also going to do some swatches for some Kat Von D lipsticks I ordered. I meant to do some of that last week but there's just been too much business.

Ha, I wish it was that kind of business...
You know when I'm down to just my socks, it's time for business that's why they call them business socks!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Like most makeup/beauty geeks I subscribe to most of the newsletters from my favorite makeup companies: MAC, Sephora, Urban Decay etc. A few weeks ago I got the newsletter from Sephora including a very....ehm, provocative picture. I started to laugh uncontrollably when I saw this:

Now maybe it is just that I have a 12 year olds sense of humor, perhaps even a perverted 12 year old sense of humor. But if you can tell me that doesn't remind you of the most horrific cumshot in a porn, then you've either never seen one, or you are lying to yourself.

Upon viewing I immediately turned to my boyfriend, who is a graphic designer and is one of 4 people who run global marketing for a very large company, and asked "What do you think when you see this?" Now maybe it's because we are both completely sick in the head, a fact that neither of us would argue, but we both agreed. He followed by telling me that everybody in the marketing division of Sephora as well as the individual label probably had the same thought. So obviously I needed to do further investigation. The ad was for Dr. Dennis Gross skincare. The original picture they had of him is now gone, replaced by one that looks a bit less skeevy, what's more this ad is now gone. Further proof that somebody besides Chris and I, noticed how ridiculous this picture is.