Sunday, October 23, 2011

Modern Geisha, 10.21.11

Yes, you're seeing right. Two posts in one week! The other morning, I woke up and wanted to have a 'Bringin' It Back' moment with my kabuki stage make-up look I did a few years ago. There was also a picture saved in my inspiration folder of an L.A. model with all the gorgeous tattoo's, aqua hair, and, radical liner I had to copy! It's a pretty simple look overall. The only time-consuming thing is getting the liner symmetrical! Fun times in make-up. Anyways, hope you enjoy the look! Here's a link to the rest of my looks I posted a year ago for my Last Minute Halloween Ideas!
Face:
MAC Face&Body in N1
Mehron Basic Paradise Palette (white)
La Femme Blush-On Rouge in Flamingo Pink
MAC Helium pigment

Eyes:
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
La Femme Blush-On Rouge in Flamingo Pink
MAC Carbon, Gesso
MAC Helium pigment
Rimmel eye kohl in Pure White
Clinique black gel liner

Lips:
MAC Brick lip pencil
MAC Show Orchid
MAC Reflects in Very Pink

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Sound: Adult Acid by Thee Oh Sees

Well, hello ladies and gents! It's been a minute.. Hope you've all been well! I'm coming back with a bang here. Part of my busy schedule has included being a street team member for a music company. I've always been about music. It's been my main priority these past months! So, I thought it'd be radical to put make-up and music together. Each genre tends to provoke a certain style, and, that's what this is about. Today, I did a cross of rockabilly and psychobilly for a song that's been close to my heart for months. Adult Acid has quite the rock n' roll feel, but, there's a rebellious streak to it. What's better fitting than contrasting, bold hues, starting with acid green?
Tsk tsk, that fall-out!
Face:
Revlon Colorstay in 150 Buff
MAC Face&Body in N1
La Femme Blush-On Rouge in Flamingo Pink
MAC Invisible Set Powder

Eyes:
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
MAC Bitter, Wondergrass, Orb, Vanilla, Gesso, Trophy Pink, Violet Trance
Ben Nye Lumiere Powder in Mermaid Green
MUFE no. 92
Rimmel eye kohl in Pure White
Clinique black gel liner

Lips:
MAC Russian Red, Media lipsticks

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sinful Colors Polish sale!

Sorry, I'm a bit late on this one. This week, Walgreens has Sinful Nails on sale for .99 a piece! They usually retail for $1.99, so, this half off deal is pretty sweet! The only downside is.. there's a limit. Three per person. But, bring a friend or two and get some cheap, but good, polish! The deal is over on Sunday!

(Spring:Fresh Faces) Marc Jacobs S/S 2011

Today, I was feeling something off the runway. It's turning all green and cute around here, finally! So, with that, I decided to do Marc Jacobs' Spring/Summer Runway make-up. The theme almost had a tropical-gothic vibe going on. I loved the flawless skin with undone eyes and worn lips. I used mainly MAC, but, these colors are pretty easy to dupe with drugstore! Unfortunately, my camera didn't pick up the high shine from the Reflects Gold, but, it was there! What do you guys think of this runway look? And! Do you want to see more runway looks?
And, bonus: breaking out my sweet yellow sunglasses!
Face:
MAC Face & Body in N1
MAC Fresh Morning CCB
Wet n' Wild Pearlescent Pink blush
MAC Vanilla Pigment
MAC Invisible Set Powder

Eyes:
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl
MAC Carbon, Scene eyeshadows
MAC Reflects Gold, Vanilla Pigment
MAC Select Cover-Up in NC15 on brows
Revlon Fabulash mascara

Lips:
MAC Rebel, "O" lipsticks

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Detubing Lipsticks!

Finally, my post on detubing lipsticks! Months back, I watched (genius) Dusty Hunter's video about organizing lipsticks. I'm huge on organizing my stash, so, this was epic. I was originally searching for Japonesque foundation palette dupes, but, no luck! So, I tracked my way to Michael's and bought a couple bead organizers that happened to be practically the same thing Dusty used. So far, I'm loving it. It has it's own little carrying case, and, isn't too bulky or heavy. Each organizer can hold 30 lipsticks, and costs roughly $9 each. A+++, Dusty!
The Process:
My second round: (All MAC) Photo, Morange, Rebel, Show Orchid, Pink Nouveau, Up the Amp, and Girl About Town.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

(Spring: Naked Nails) Sinful Colors Folly

Alright, alright. So, I know this isn't anywhere near being a nude-toned color. But, come on! You gotta fit some hot n' bright coral in your Spring! It's always a favorite of mine and looks great on everyone. I picked up Sinful Colors' Folly a few weeks ago. Now, mine didn't have a label, so, this is just a rough guess. It's definitely no where near Boogie Nights, or Hazard, either. Folly, it is! Now, I have to say.. this is thee most gorgeous $2 coral creme polish ever. It goes on smoothly, and very opaque. Everyone deserves to own this beauty!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kalahari, 04.07.11

A couple weeks back, I went through all of the Make-Up Store online magazines. I found so much inspiration there, it was ridiculous! One of the looks was from a shoot called Kalahari. It features a model much darker than my pale self that resembles the gorgeous Rosario Dawson! I've really been into more raw, tribal-type make-up lately, and this fit perfectly. I changed the cheeks up a little bit to fit my skin tone. Now, I'm still learning my new camera, and these were the best I shot! Enjoy!
Face:
MAC Face & Body in N1
MAC Crushed Bougainvillea CCB
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk
MAC Harmony, Raisin blushes

Eyes:
MAC Slammin' CCB
MAC Nocturnelle, Orb, Deep Truth eyeshadows
NYX Rust eyeshadow
MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz
MAC Brown Down eyeshadow (brows)
Revlon Fabulash mascara

Lips:
MAC Spice lip pencil
MAC Fresh Morning CCB
MAC Perennial High Style lipglass