Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fall Look: Plum Noir

 A dramatic Fall look with bold winged eyeliner, sparkling antique brass eyes, and deep plum-red lips.

Since I'm trying to branch out a bit, I tried a few different things with this look. I've been watching tutorials on how to do winged eyeliner when you have small, hooded/creased eyes like I have; also, my eyes are different shapes so I have that added complication as well, lol. Lucky me! It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted, for instance the liner kind of got away from me, but who hasn't experienced that, am I right? ;)
I will say the tutorials worked- I never realized I had to do my liner a special way because of my eye shape. (If you're interested in the tutorial I used, you can watch it here.) I think this person has similar issues to mine so it helped me see what I was doing wrong and what I needed to change. It also helped me see that maybe I should move away from liner and more towards shadows for defining my eyes and making them look larger...

Please click for max size and resolution:

-Revlon Colorstay foundation for Combination/Oily skin in Buff
-Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Fair and Light
-Maybelline Fit Me powder in translucent
-Milani Bronzer XL in 04 Dolci
-Darling Girl Cosmetics blushes in Koalification (contour) Rose Queen, Racy Raspberry
-NYX powder blush in Taupe
 -Urban Decay eyeshadow in Venus (highlight)
-Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige
-Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue on center of lids
-Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadow in Dragon's Breath on lids
-Urban Decay eyeshadows in W.O.S and Venus (highlight) and Crave (brows)
 -Maybelline black gel eyeliner
-Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes mascara
-Some drugstore falsies, forget the brand but they're nice 
-Urban Decay Vice lipsticks in Blackmail and Sheer Shame (applied first but went over with CP)
-Colour Pop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lip in Notion
 From my "bad side" lol; you can see that the left eye liner turned out better than the right; my left eye is less round/creased, so it was a bit easier to get a good straight wing. I hadn't intended to cover up so much of the gorgeous eyeshadow but the wings kind of took over. :(
Also I did a dumb thing and applied the eyeliner AFTER I'd packed on that sparkly shadow, so it was super hard to apply on that bumpy surface. You can also see some sparkle through the black, lol. The makeup looked nice in person, if super dramatic, and I initially thought the photos just weren't coming out. But looking at them I think they turned out fine, somehow.
The lipstick is another pretty one from Colourpop! It looks very satiny but that might be because I had originally used some UD colors from my Vice lipstick palette, one of which is a sheer and very glossy shade, but then decided to go over it with the Colourpop lippie.

Thanks for reading♥

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Thursday, October 13, 2016


I used this as the opening picture because I thought it would make an arresting thumbnail image :D

It's obviously been a while since I blogged; a lot has happened in my life and it just hasn't been high on my priorities list. I moved houses which was an extreme challenge all it's own, and my health took a nosedive as a result. Life has basically been a struggle this Summer, and the Fall is gearing up to be the same deal. :( 
However I do love doing makeup and taking beautiful photos with my fancy camera and ringlight. I recently made my first order from Colour Pop Cosmetics and got some of their famous liquid lipsticks, and am enjoying using them, so I may be posting again sporadically. Mostly I'm active on Instagram so follow my profiles if you'd like more frequent posts from me:
Makeup and nails: @Makeupfancy
Photo edits: @Technicolorworld
Personal: @makeupfancies

For now, please scroll down and enjoy the pics and products :)

-Covergirl 3 in 1 foundation in Ivory
-Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Light
-Maybelline Fit Me powder in Translucent
-Darling Girl Cosmetics blushes in:
Koalification (contour) 
Neon Trees
To Love A Beast
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Venus (highlight)
-Milani Bronzer XL in 04 Dolci
-Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Venus (highlight)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Crave (eyeliner and brows)
-Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes mascara
-Some drugstore falsies, forget the brand but they're nice
-Colour Pop Cosmetics Ultra Satin Lip in Lost

 Can I just say I looooove this lipstick? I looooove this lipstick! It's perfection. Not sloppy or shiny, but not completely matte; went on like a dream, so pigmented, and made my lips look full and smooth. Stayed on for hours without changing or wearing off, transfered minimally, and didn't dry my lips out at all. Miraculous. And the color... be still my heart. It's a deep warm brick/blood red; dark enough to be bold, but light enough to be wearable. A step or two up from vampy, but still totally dramatic. Lovelovelove.
This look was mainly to showcase the lipstick, and I wanted it to be fall-ish, hence the orangey blush. I like how the beige color tattoo looks on my lids, it just adds a touch of warmth that really goes with the warm blush and lipcolor. I hope to post more looks with more lippies from my recent haul :)
Thanks for reading♥

**I'm so sick of disclaimers but people should know what I'm about, so here we go: I have nothing to disclose. That's right, nothing. I'm not affiliated with ahyone. No one paid me to write this, I didn't get these products for free, I bought them with my own money. I'm not getting sponsored or compensated for anything. I do this because I love it. Period.**
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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!

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