Sunday, September 19, 2010

Big Lashes and Sparkles!

A few of my favorite things! =D

I was watching xsparkage's pop rocks video and when she used that black Sugarpill color with the rainbow sparkles I knew I needed to dig out Fyrinnae Immortality and use it. So this look is inspired by but definitely NOT intended to be a dupe of her look.

Fyrinnae Velvet Gel primer
Alima Neutral 04
Evil Shades Gossamer blush
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
The She Space black base ( dc'd, but any cream or gel liner works for this)
Fyrinnae Immortality, Glitterboi, Looking Glass, Sequined Master
MAC Blanc Type
Milani liquifeye liner
Maybelline The Falsies mascara
eyelene lashes from walmart
maybelline blonde brow pencil

Sephora lipgloss #35, looks like black with multicolor glitter but is clear with glitter on the lips
Fyrinnae Ultra Phantom lip lustre

Saturday, September 18, 2010

MAC Pigment swatches!

Finally got my act together and did swatches for all of my MAC Pigments. I will update this list as I get more but it's not very often that I buy them.

I swatched all of these with a damp brush which does make the sparkle a bit more apparent than it would seem in person.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Is it Fall yet?

Yes, it was only about 7 months ago that I was complaining it was too cold. Whatever, I'm tired of it being hot now :)

So, in anticipation of cooler weather in other parts of the US, here's an Autumn-y look for you.

Fyrinnae Velvet Gel Primer
Alima Neutral 04
Hard Candy Hula Hula Bronzer (a lot of this, to warm up my complexion to match the eyeshadow)
La Femme Peach
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica, Polar Bear
88 matte palette
The Falsies mascara
Maybelline blonde brow pencil

Revlon Colorburst Peach and Soft Nude

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Zombie Child: A trip into the world of SFX makeup

I have never attempted any type of special effects makeup, if it couldn't be accomplished with regular makeup I just didn't do it.

I decided that this year I would try it, I have plans to be a zombie nurse (a la silent hill, though not nearly as creepy lol) and my child wants to be a zombie school girl.

I should mention here that my model is my 4 year old daughter so if a zombie-esque small child bothers you, you may not want to continue reading.

So, I saw that Halloween Express had opened and went in to see what I could see. I came across something called scab blood, which is a thick syrup-y substance that dries and then you can 'pick' it to make it look super gross. I also found something called scar skin, which a wax based fiber-y putty type stuff that you can mold to whatever shape you like.

Armed with these two products, a matte 88 eyeshadow palette, Hard Candy concealer palette and some tooth picks and q-tips; I got to work. Here is what I came up with, I think for Halloween I will do a bit more but this was just a trial run to see if I could create what I had in my mind.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fyrinnae Mephisto and Fan Service Lip Lustre and Evil Shades Gossamer!

I love these colors so much and though I have worn them separately, I've never put them on in the same makeup look. I love the way this turned out though so be be prepared for more pictures than usual!

To start with, let's talk about Gossamer, if you read my blog you will know this was a request fulfilled by the lovely Andrea at Evil Shades Cosmetics. This does not impart a lot color since it's a pale pink but the thing that makes this blush insanely gorgeous is that blue sheen it gives.

Next, let's talk about Mephisto. This appears to be your run of the mill deep purple in the jar but if you looks closer you'll see that this is a royal blue with a fine red shimmer blended in.

Now for Fan Service, this thing is straight lavender way around that but the formula is so easy to sheer out and make wearable, especially for paler skinned people. I put a glittery gloss over it so it does appear a bit pinker than it actually is in the photos.

Alright then, if you made through all that drivel here's a product list :)
Fyrinnae velvet gel primer
Alima neutral 04
Fyrinnae Charm blush
Evil Shades Gossamer blush ( responsible for that lovely blueish sheen on my cheeks)

Pixie Epoxy (only on the inner corners because Mephisto doesn't play well with PE)
Fyrinnae Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat , inner corners
Fyrinnae Mephisto, everywhere else...yep one color on the lid and the crease. Amazing, yes?
tiny dab of MAC reflects pearl glitter in the tear duct
MAC Blanc Type
wnw black creme liner
Maybelline the falsies mascara
Maybelline blonde brow pencil

Fyrinnae Fan Service Lip Lustre
Milani 3D gloss, Fashion Diva

Friday, September 3, 2010

MAC Greens and NYX Orange!

yeah I was feeling really creative to come up with that title...

Anywho, I haven't used NYX Orange in awhile and I'm not sure if I posted a look with it. It's a beautiful color even though it looks so orange in the pan. If you are a fan of peachy blushes definitely give this one a try.

Alima Neutral 04
NYX Orange cream blush

MAC pigments in Chartreuse, Teal, and Deep Blue Green
MAC Blanc Type
Maybelline the Falsies mascara
Maybelline blonde brow pencil

tiny bit of Fyrinnae lip lustre in Kitty Ears