Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Look: Force Awakened

 A minimalistic look in a tribal style featuring matte blue eyes and black lips.

This look was done for one of the days of the January makeup challenge I'm doing; the inspiration was Black Lips, so this is what I came up with. For some reason it reminded me of Star Wars, hence the title. (Though if you look at this makeup and think "clown", you're not alone... haha.)

Please click the pics for best detail!

 
Products:
Face/Cheeks:
-The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer
-Wet n Wild PhotoFocus foundation in Shell Ivory, applied heavily with Real Techniques sponge
-Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Fair, mostly under eyes
-NYX Stay Matte Not Flat powder in Ivory
-NYX blush in Taupe (cheekbones)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics blush in Fantasia
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Venus (highlight)
Eyes:
-Urban Decay Primer Potion original
-Wet n Wild Nude Awakening eyeshadow palette, matte ivory shade
-Maybelline black gel liner
-Maybelline Push-Up Drama mascara (not a fan)
-Concrete Minerals Pro Matte eyeshadow in Bulletproof (royal blue) applied with my finger
-Urban Decay Venus eyeshadow (browbone)
- Brows: 
-Urban Decay Blackjack eyeshadow
Lips:
-NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Black Berry

 Originally I intended to do the eyeshadow color in a neon green, but I couldn't find my neon green pigment. (Don't ya just love moving? v_v) I also couldn't find my black lipstick or else I would have preferred a satin finish on my black lip, but I had to content myself with just the lipliner pencil. Bulletproof is an awesome loose eyeshadow; I literally dabbed it on with my finger because I wanted it to look messy, almost like warpaint. I pictured a desert nomad, like Rey; maybe scavenging for junk or even training to be a Jedi.

I love playing with makeup and creating all sorts of looks, but when all is said and done, these minimal artistic looks are my fave.♥ 


Thanks for reading♥

Monday, January 15, 2018

Look: Neon Smoke

 A new look featuring an edgy silver halo eye, neon accents, and a bright red lip! I don't know if the name is fitting but I really couldn't think of a title for this look...

It's definitely been a while since I posted! I figure I'll just pick up where I left off, if you don't mind ;)
This look is my first foray back into blog makeup since close to a year ago. It's been a year of dramatic changes for me personally but I won't go all into it. I hope to utilize these changes and channel their energies into things like makeup, blogging, and personal/creative growth. Anyway, on to the makeup!
(Click for larger images!)
 For this particular look, I'd had an idea in my mind for a while which was a smokey silver eye and an orangey lip. I pictured kind of messy, like editorial or runway style. Well this is what came out, and it's nothing like what I pictured, but I went with it. The eyeshadow is way out of my comfort zone; I never use silver and I prefer soft blended looks, but I do like how this turned out.

 In the photos it looks like my lash strip is coming off, but it WAS actually glued on securely, lol. It wasn't at all noticeable in person.

Products:
Face/Cheeks:
-The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer
-Wet n Wild PhotoFocus foundation in Shell Ivory, applied heavily with Real Techniques sponge
-Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Fair, mostly under eyes
-NYX Stay Matte Not Flat powder in Ivory
-Darling Girl Cosmetics contour powder (cheekbones)
-Hourglass Luminous Flush blush
-MAC neon pigments in Red Electric and Neo Orange
Eyes:
-Urban Decay Primer Potion original
-BFTE loose eyeshadows in Smoke, Silver, and Gun Metal
-Matte black from new WnW Nude Awakening palette
-Ardell Demi Wispies
Brows: 
-Urban Decay Crave eyeshadow
Lips:
-UD lipstick in EZ


I took these photos with my ringlight and my old Canon Rebel. I love that the background is black; this is what I always tried to achieve, but never could because I was working in tiny bedrooms. I recently moved to a new house and my bedroom is much larger, so it gives that effect. 
I'm still working on taking good eye closeups; the ones above were the best I could do for now, but it's an ongoing effort.
I'm so pleased that I barely had to edit these photos! All I did was use Aperture to soften my skin slightly to compensate for extra sharpening, crop, and use Photoshop to watermark/resize. That's it. No exposure, contrast, vibrancy, nothing. My skin has been doing better since being off dairy completely for the past year, so I didn't even need to edit out any pimples or anything. I was also sick with a cold at this time, and I was astonished that you couldn't detect the dryness around my nose from excessive tissue use, lol. This foundation really does look good in photos! Incidentally, I think Shell Ivory is a pretty spot-on match for my skintone which is awesome since I can never ever find anything that matches me. The NYX powder is a tad dark/orange, but it still works.
So there you have it! Thanks for reading! It's good to be back :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Video: Some Favorite Shades from Darling Girl Cosmetics

My video featuring a handful of my favorite and most-used eyeshadow colors from Darling Girl Cosmetics.




Disclaimer! Some of these shades may be discontinued since the filming of this video; the site was down when I made this post so I couldn't check to make sure everything is still available. If there's something you love that is no longer available, I'm sure you can find something similar in the Darling Girl shop.


Now on to the pretties!

The Invisible Man:
The Invisible Man on inner part of lids.
The Invisible Man (middle) over different bases.

The Invisible Man at the bottom of the picture. Also Making Merry in the center.


Making Merry swatch
The Invisible Man on inner part of lids. Making Merry on outer lids.

Blog posts for The Invisible Man and Making Merry here, here, here, and here.







Taystee Girl:
Taystee Girl on lid; you can see the subtle pink sheen.
Blog posts for Taystee Girl here and here.




 
Mystique:
Mystique over glitter glue.
That pink shift!!!
Mystique on eyelids and sides of forehead.
Mystique on inner part of lid.
Blog posts for Mystique here, here, and here.





Lucky:
Lucky (middle) over different bases.
Lucky (far right)
Lucky over a black base along lashline, and over glitter glue on brow bone.
Lucky over black base on outer corner/crease, over glitter glue on browbone and inner corner highlight, and on cheekbone as highlight.
Lucky on lid over glitter glue.
Lucky as inner corner highlight.
 Blog posts about Lucky here, here, here, here, here, and here.




 Faux Pas:
Faux Pas on right.
Faux Pas on lid over glitter glue.
 Sadly I don't have any blog posts for this color... gotta fix that soon!




(In the video I say April Showers but it's actually called April Love; my jar was labeled wrong. Oops!
April Love:
April Love on outer half of lid.
Aprl Love and Forget Me Nots.
 Blog posts for April Love and Forget Me Nots here, here, and here.



Swag:
Swag swatched over glitter glue.
Swag on lid over glitter glue.
Swag on lid over glitter glue.
 Blog posts about Swag here, here, and here.





 Persuasion:
Persuasion over glitter glue.
Persuasion on lid over glitter glue.
Persuasion on lids over glitter glue.
 Blog posts for Persuasion here and here.




 Poolside Party:
Poolside Party over glitter glue.
Poolside Party on lower lashline over glitter glue.
Blog posts for Poolside Party here.


There we go! Man, this blog post took me all evening to gather all the pics and links >.<
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading!<3 p="">



**Disclaimer: I'm no longer affiliated with Darling Girl Cosmetics. I simply chose to make this video to show off some of my large collection. Purely for fun, I'm not getting anything out of this at all. Just enjoy the sparkles :)**
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