Sunday, October 30, 2011

EOTD- Purple Passion

I felt like being bright today. Neon yellow off the shoulder shirt, blue tank top, grey sneakers- left shoe with purple shoe strings, right shoe with lime green, and a bright pink spider web bow. And a bright outfit deserves a bright and bold makeup look, so I decided to break out the Sugarpill palette.

  • UDPP Primer Potion in 'Original'
  • 'Poison Plum' by Sugarpill, in the outer "v" and the crease; smudged along the lower lash line
  • 'Strada' by NARS, in the center of the lid and the crease; smudged along the lower lash line
  • Brown/Grey form the M.A.C. Colourizations Duo #3, to blend out any harsh lines
  • 'Brulee' by Wet n' Wild, in the inner corner and as the brow hightlight
  • 'Extreme Smokey Grey' liquid eyeliner by NYX, winged out and connected to a thin line on the lower lashline
  • 'Werewolf' and 'Legend' eyeshadow by Tarte for True Blood, through the brows
  • Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara 
  • M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • N.Y.C. loose powder in 'Translucent'
  • 'Nerdgasm' blush by Geek Chic Cosmetics
  • 'Viva Glam Cyndi' by M.A.C.

See you all soon, my freaky darlings.


(I look like a total goober in the top picture, well :P )

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Collab w/ 'Play Hard, Look Fabulous'- Roaring 20s

Aimz from 'Peaches n' Scream' here bringing you another Halloween look- and it's a collab with the lovely Christa.

The theme? 1920s.

I absolute adore 1920s style, both in its fashion and makeup. It seems like the ladies of the Jazz Age really knew how to straddle the line between masculine and feminine and the did it with grace and poise. In fact, one of my style icons is the fabulous Clara Bow- Hollywood's original "It Girl'.

The look I put together today is super simple and is easy to recreate. If you want to go with a more bold look, simply use darker shadows. Also, if you want to go for something that is more authentic to the period, then I highly suggest that you block out your eyebrows and re-drawing them to be slightly lower than natural and pencil thin. I didn't for this tutorial as I figured that most people wouldn't want to go through the hassle. It actually isn't difficult to do, but it can be a bit time consuming- it's definitely not something that you want to rush. I'm going to link the video that I learned from here.

Anywhos. Let's get on with the pics!

  • UDPP in Original, all over lid and under the eye
  • Brown/Grey eyeshadow from the M.A.C. Colorization Duo #3, over the lid and slightly over the crease, bring the color up all the way the start of your brow.
  • 'Werewolf' (matte brown) by Tarte for True Blood, over the brown/grey
  • Shimmery Golden Brown from the 'Ivy' quad by E.L.F. over the previous shadows
  • 'Dusk' (matte tan) by Tarte for True Blood to blend out the edges
  • Brown/Grey eyeshadow, again, along the lower lash line
  • 'Werewolf' eyeshadow, again, along the lower lash line and smoked down and blended in with the shadows on the lid
  • Barry M Dazzle Dust in #94 'Teal' on the center of the lid and blended out
  • 'Brulee' (matte skin tone) by Wet n' Wild as the brow bone highlight
  • 'Milk' jumbo pencil by NYX, in the waterline and set with a matte white eyeshadow
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in 'Jet Black' in the tightline
  • One by One mascara by Maybelline and Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara on the top and bottom lashes
  • M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • N.Y.C. pressed powder in 'Translucent'
  • 'Mellow Wine' blush by Wet n' Wild
  • 'Rebel' lipstick
Just a few production notes. To really keep the 1920s look, pay attention to the following:
1) The emphasis should be on the inner corner of the eye, not the outer. I know that it's completely opposite of how makeup is done in this day and age, but that's the point. We are doing period makeup afterall.
2) No matter how much you really want to use just black in your water line, resist the urge! If you look at photographs of Hollywood starlets in the 1920s the the water line was bare and most likely whitened out.
3) Lips were a bit smaller in shape, and the Cupid's Bow was often defined, or if you didn't have much of one, exaggerated. Bee stung lips were quite the thing. 

I'm going to stop my authenticity rant and send you over to Christa now. Her look is fabulous, so definitely go check it out! 

See you later my freaky darlings!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Collab w/ Play Hard, Look Fabulous- Football

It's that wonderful time of year. Football season. Yes, I know what you're thinking: "This is supposed to be a Halloween look, right?". And you would not be incorrect. That's right, it's a double whammy. Even better than that, it's a collaboration with Christa from Play Hard, Look Fabulous

Down here in the Dirty South it's all about College Football, and in Alabama we take our football pretty darn seriously. Lets face it, the state of Alabama has one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rivalries in the nation. Alabama vs. Auburn is a pretty big deal down here, it's been know to split families and friendships- if only for a few months. But it is all in good fun.

When Christa approached me about doing a Halloween collab, I was pretty freaking ecstatic. When she suggested that our first look be football themed, I pretty much jumped for joy. I knew exactly what I was going to do. I'm a pretty big Alabama fan, my first words were even "Roll Tide" (not even joking about that), needless to say there's going to be a lot of Crimson in this look. But, just as a little side note, to all of my friends who are Auburn fans, I'm not trying to slight you guys in the least. Orange and Blue is a color combo that I generally avoid as a rule, not because of Auburn but because I just can't do it- same rule applies to orange and green and green and red. I will probably, eventually, pull the trigger and do an Auburn look just for you guys, just so there's no hard feelings.

So, here's the look(s)!

Oh yeah, did I also mention that this is a two-for-the-price-of-one? Yep. I'm awesome like that.

  • UDPP in 'Sin'
  • 'Love +' by Sugarpill, on the lid and over the crease
  • 'Beautymarked' by M.A.C., on the lid close to the lashline, blended with 'Love +'
  • 'Sushi Flower' by M.A.C., in the crease to blend out the harsh lines of the 'Love +'
  • 'Brulee' by Wet n' Wild, as the brow highlight
  • NYX liquid eyeliner in 'Extreme Smokey Gray'
  • One by One mascara by Maybelline
  • 'Werewolf' by TfTB, brushed through the brows
  • M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • NYC loose powder in 'Translucent'
  • '16 Rose Coup De Foudre' blush by Bourjois
  • 'Milan' lipstick by NYX
  • The lipgloss I used was from Sephora, but I believe that it is discontinued. It's a gray/black gloss with glitter, and is great for darkening your lip color
Eye Black (under eye marks):
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in 'Jet Black', for the general outline
  • Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner in 'Blackest Black', to fill in the shape
  • 'Legend' eyeshadow by TfTB (matte black) to set

Be sure to check out Christa's look!

Later my freaky darlings!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Series- Harley Quinn

First up in my solo Halloween Series is one of my all time favorite female villains. Scratch that, she is my favorite. Ladies and Gents, I give you: Harley Quinn.

Once a doctor in Arkham Asylum, Harleen Quinzel became obsessed with her patient, The Joker, under the delusion that he was in love with her just as much as she was in love with him. She quickly became unhinged and re-styled herself as Harley Quinn, the harlequin sidekick of her great love. The pair ran a muck over Gotham City, causing chaos where ever they went and always with demented smiles on their faces. But, the Joker's decline in health has caused Harley to become increasingly unstable. She has become more erratic, more sadistic, and more cruel.

"My love for my Joker was stronger than their madhouse walls. " - Harley Quinn

Needless to say neatness was not on the agenda for this look. I wanted this to the look of a woman who has lost it, so it needed to be quite messy- and a smidge bloody.

  • White cream makeup all over the face and down the neck. (I purchased it for $1 at Target, it's no the best, but it makes a good start.)
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in 'Milk' all over face to even out the white tone.
  • Matte White eyeshadow (120 Palette) all over the eyelids and the under eyes
  • Baby Powder to set
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl liner in 'Jet Black' to draw out the rough shape of the domino mask
  • Black grease paint to fill in the mask. I then smudged out the edges with a damp cosmetic sponge, and set it all with a matte black eyeshadow (120 Palette)
  • Red grease paint on my fingertips, and then dragged across my face- bloody fingerprints
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl liner in 'Jet Black' on the upper lip
  • Maybelline lipstick in 'Red Revival' (645) on the lower lip. I then smudged out the corners with my fingertips
  • Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara on the lashes, and smudged around the eye

There y'all have it! To learn more about Harley and her various appearances you can read about it here on the Batman Wiki.

"I want a lawyer! I want a doctor! I want a cheese sandwich!" - Harley Quinn

See you later, my freaky darlings.


Friday, October 7, 2011

EOTD- Natural and Classy

I wanted to get a quick post in before sundown, so here goes it.

This look is super simple and exudes class. The natural colors make it perfect for running to the grocery store, or it can be jazzed up with a red lip for night time.

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
  • 'Brulee'  eyeshadow by Wet n' Wild (matte skin tone shade), all over the lid and as the brow highlight
  • Brown/Gray eyeshadow from the M.A.C. Colouizations Duo #3 (satin finish), in the crease
  • Sephora Waterproof kohl liner in 'Keep Black', along the upper lash line
  • 'Legend' eyeshadow from the Tarte for True Blood palette (matte black), smudged over the eyeliner and blended into the outer "v".
  • Maybelline One By One Mascara in 'Blackest Black'
  • 'Werewolf'(matte chocolate brown) and a bit of 'Legend' from TfTB palette brushed through the brows.
  • M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • NYC loose powder in 'Translucent'
  • '16 Rose Coup De Foudre' blush by Bourjois (soft pink)
  • Revlon ColorBurst lipgloss in 'Papaya'

See? Simple, easy, and elegant. 

Keep an eye out for more in the 'Edgar Allan Poe Series', and Halloween looks coming very, very soon.

See you later, my freaky darlings.