Monday, March 7, 2016

Look: Metallurgy

 Hey! This post is for a look I did at the very beginning of the year, but it's taken me this long to post it... I tend to put off the most important things because I'm too afraid of messing them up, know what I mean? lol. Anyway, this look was so much fun to do! I wanted to do something extremely clean and androgynous; the aesthetic is sort of like a cyborg assassin in a military post-apocolyptic future. Or something.. :P

The first few photos are the first phase of the look– bold, defined brows, cheekbones, and lips, with little other makeup. There's a little neutral color on my eyes, but that's all.
Check out my clickable pics!

Close-up to show the makeup.
i will cut you!

 For the second phase, I added more cheek color, mascara, and some highlighter to make it a little more feminine:

This shot was my sister's favorite so she wanted me to include it, lol.

For me, it was strange to do an androgynous look; I don't feel that I have a very feminine face, so I usually rely on things like blush and mascara and eyeliner to make me look more feminine. However, it was fun relying less on the makeup and more on my own features... and sort of empowering, like "I can look cool with dark green lips and no lashes!" lol. Of course I do prefer the version with mascara– note how I look like I have no lashes in the first photos!

-Loreal Infallible Pro Matte foundation in lightest shade
-Darling Girl blush in Koalification* (contour)
-Darling Girl blush in Neon Trees
-Jesse's Girl eye primer* (I think)
- Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, Venus as highlight and Crave on brows
-Urban Decay Naked palette, Buck and Naked on eyes
-Cover Girl The Super Sizer mascara*
-Portland Black Lipstick Company lipstick in "Metallurgy"

My skin was a MESS; breakouts, redness, dryness, flakiness, the works. I really caked on the Loreal Pro Matte foundation, and was super surprised at how full-coverage it was, although my skin was way too dry to wear it properly. It was pretty flaky on my forehead, and I had so many wrinkles across my cheeks and under my eyes, but nothing a little Photoshop couldn't fix. :)
I loved wearing the Metallurgy lipstick too, although my sample is so old I probably should have tossed it long ago. Ah well. 

Anyway, THERE IT IS, YAY. I hope you enjoy this look as much as I did! I love playing with makeup and trying to take interesting photos. I'm trying to push myself a little outside my comfort zone in both areas. 

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Video: Nail Polish Favorites

 Hey guys, I made a video featuring a random selection of some favorite nail polishes! 

Sorry for the ugly thumbnail, I'm not allowed to use my own pics yet :(

Below are some manis I did using them:
 One of my favorite manis ever, Rad Nomad with Antiquated accents.

 This is the mani I was wearing in the video; Jackie Oh! with silver glitter accents.

 Sugar Crush by itself; this was right when I had started to grow out my nails. More examples of Sugar Crush here and here!

 Comparison between the two polishes, they are really similar! I think the WnW is a LITTLE but sparklier, but you can barely see a difference really.

 A quick mani I did. Simple but I loved it!

 Love this one<333 br="">

 Revlon Moon Candy glitter top coat in Eclipse, over black. The first pic has a glossy topcoat, the second pic is mattified. You can see that the flakes are different shades of blue/purple. Looove!

 And there you go! A few shades were missing, like Mrs. Robinson and Winter Affair; for some reason I don't have pictures of those colors but maybe I will take some soon. 

I hope you enjoyed this, thanks for watching/reading!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Look: Purple Sand

 Hay thar, long time no see! I'm starting off this New Year with a brand new Diva Ring Super Nova ring light, courtesy of my awesome brother who apparently felt like spoiling his family for Christmas. I'm still getting the hang of photographing with the light and editing the photos and everything but so far I'm loving it.

I have a new look using my new ring light, plus a new Morphe palette which was also a Christmas gift from my sisters; it's the Morphe 35P, aka Plum palette and it's awesome. Keep scrolling for more pics and product info, and don't forget the pics will magically get bigger when you click them ;)

- About Face Velvet Gel Primer from Darling Girl Cosmetics
-Wet n Wild Coverall Foundation and powder in lightest shade
-Darling Girl Koalification blush* for contour
-Darling Girl Aloha blush on cheeks
-Darling Girl Neon Trees blush on cheeks
-Urban Decay Venus as highlight
-Jesse's Girl eyeshadow primer* (from Ipsy bag)
-Morphe eyeshadow palette, 15-light peach and 29-warm brown shades in crease, 28-vibrant purple on lids
-BFTE Cosmetics eyeshadow in Whisper patted on center of lids and tearduct
-Urban Decay W.O.S. shadow from Naked Basics palette to blend out edges
-Venus as highlight on browbone and tearduct
-Wet n Wild gel eyeliner in Black
-Covergirl Super Sizer mascara*
-Halloween lashes from Five Below
-Crave eyeshadow from Naked Basics palette on brows (deepest matte brown/black)
-Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in Mochalicious
-Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in Bare It All
-Some lip gloss, I forget what I used :P

A cell phone pic of Mochalicious lipstick; after I took pics I wiped off the combination and applied Mochalicious by itself for a darker neutral lip. Not sure which I like better?

The shadows in this palette are awesome, especially that purple, HELLO BABY! It's easily one of the best, if not THE best purple eyeshadow I've ever used. Pigmented and vibrant, I know I'll get tons of use from this in future. 
Also, I meant to do a black waterline but as usual, I forgot. ;P

That second-to-last pic makes me come to terms with the fact that my features are NOT symmetrical, lol. However, I'm trying to branch out and experiment a little with different angles and expressions. Anyway, it was nice to do a real makeup look since it's been so long. I have another I will post soon too, after I finish editing the photos. Can't wait to show you :)

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Smokey Fall Colors

 It's been a while but I managed to do a new look recently, yay! Since I've been so preoccupied with things lately my hobbies have really suffered, but I determined I was gonna take a day for myself and do this look come hell or high water, lol. 
I wanted to do a Fall type look and this is what ended up happening; metallic rose gold eyes with smokey plum liner, and muted berry lips. I like it :)

-Wet n Wild Coverall Foundation and powder in lightest shade
-Darling Girl Koalification blush for contour*
-Darling Girl Neon Trees blush on cheeks
-Urban Decay Venus as highlight
-Inglot pigment #50 on lids*
-theBalm eyeshadow in Moderato (deep plum matte from Balm Jovi palette) on outer corner, crease, and lower lashline
-Darling Girl eyeshadow in Naughty Bits (matte midtone plum brown) to blend out crease and lower lashline
-shimmery berry shadow from LA Girl Ultra Palette (just a little on lower lashline)
-Urban Decay W.O.S. shadow from Naked Basics palette to blend out edges
-Venus as highlight on browbone and tearduct
-Sugarpill Lumi on inner corner over Venus*
-Ulta gel liner in Plum
-Urban Decay pencil in Zero on waterline
-Covergirl Super Sizer mascara*
-Ardell Naturals #124 lashes
-Crave eyeshadow from Naked Basics palette on brows (deepest matte brown/black)
-Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in Bordeaux Boulevard (Fall 2014)
-NYX Macaron Lippies in Earl Grey and Black Sesame

I didn't get any good eye pics, in fact I was lucky to get these... when I finished my makeup I went to take pics but it had started raining and the sky was completely overcast. It was pretty gloomy :( I had my camera settings cranked up to max so that's why they are a bit grainy. I love this plum liner from Ulta.. I'd use it every day if I could lol. I think it really makes my eye color pop or something, I dunno.. all I know is it looks good on me. :D I also like this muted berry lip; the Wet n Wild lippie is a deeper berry shade but I used the Black Sesame lippie, which is basically a grey, to mute it a bit.
What kind of Fall makeup do you enjoy? :)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Look: Lucky Indigo

 Here's the second post I promised! I really love how this one turned out; it's much more in my comfort zone than the previous one. I also used false lashes and two different lip colors because I love to see how a lip color changes an entire look.
Check it all out below and don't forget to click the pics to see them in detail!
-About Face Velvet Gel Primer from Darling Girl Cosmetics
-Wet N Wild Coverall Foundation and Powder in lightest shades
-Koalification* blush from Darling Girl Cosmetics (contour)
-pale pink eyeshadow from 88 palette (blush)
-Venus eyeshadow from Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (highlight)
-Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper* primer (trying to use up)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Lucky (on lids over glitter glue)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Indigo (on outer corner over a blended-out black cream shadow)
-W.O.S from Naked Basics to blend out edges
-theBalm Meete Matte palette Matte Patel (taupe gray in crease and along lower lashline)
-Naked2 from Naked Basics (light warm taupe to blend out edges of crease)
-Venus from Naked Basics (browbone and tearduct highlight)
-Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara
-Ardell Demi Wispies
-Crave from Naked Basics (darkest brown/black as liner and on brows)
-First look: e.l.f. Hypershine Gloss in Fairy (pale iridescent pink)
-Second look: NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Black Berry (black) and NYX Macaron Lipstick in Chambord (black) and bottom lip blended out with Fairy to create an ombre effect

I love this look. In my mind I kind of saw a dark fairy; part light sparkly iridescence, part dark mischief and mystery. ;)
Thanks for reading!♥

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