12 posts tagged makeup
cobalt cat eye because why not
“I don’t know what to do with my hair and makeup tonight” = ALWAYS BARDOT #selfie #gpoy #makeup
grey silk & neon lipstick
MISSION: SUPER PIGMENTED BLOOD/BRICK RED LIPSTICK FOR UNDER $10
Rimmel “Bordeaux,” $6.39. we’ll save the NARS “fire down below” for special occasions from now on ^_^
have we discussed here yet how life changing NARS “albatross” gold highlighter is, yes
my buffy costume required very frosty makeup
I started colouring my eyebrows in super black, uh, back when everyone was still bleaching theirs in 2k10, and I’m still obsessed with it, from, like, Sarah Deetz to Chanel. I love the contrast even more with light or blonde or pastel hair, and I regret that I ever started tweezing them as a teenager — I kind of have caterpillarbrows but years of overtweezing (yikes!) have seriously reduced them. Thankfully, there’s brow pencils and black (or blue, or pink) eyeshadow…
OKAY KIDS. Makeup tutorial, part two time! So you did that nice classy cat-eye with the orange lipstick thing earlier in the day, right? And now you just got home from work and are going to, I don’t know, something FABULOUS and you want to look like a grungy alien witch mermaid goth from space in the 90’s or something, yeah? But like you don’t actually want to pull out the blue lipstick like Meg does sometimes because you still want to look sort of like a presentable human, just with rad eye makeup? Like this?
Tumblr has also informed me that I have “partial heterochromia.” Cool!
Cool. So you’re gonna go home, wipe off the rest of that lipstick, and dust a little loose powder over your face to negate any shininess that happened during the day, and maybe fix your brows a bit. And then we’re gonna get started. You’re going to go into the bowels of your makeup box/bin/bag/Kaboodle/whatevz and get:
- Black waterproof pencil or gel (not liquid) eyeliner
- Grey or dark purple waterproof pencil or gel eyeliner
- A matte black eyeshadow
- A shimmery, sheer metallic eyeshadow or pigment (white, silver, gold, or bronze)
- Black mascara
- Lip balm
- A little bit of a neutral darker lipstick
- A sheer black lip gloss
Makeup at Faster by Mark Fast — obviously, I’m obsessed. (Photo yanked from the lovely Nicolette’s blog!)
I totally wish I had a picture of that whole outfit because it was AWESOME (trashy v-neck Jen-Kao-esque leotard from AA, Yigal Azrouel zip skirt, ripped tights, s2a wedge boots) BUT we will take advantage of this to address one of the other questions I get asked frequently, which is about my makeup.
I feel guilty about how much I love makeup sometimes, for all the infinite miscellaneous reasons we can feel uncomfortable with it, from oft-offensive naming strategies to what it says about beauty standards to the amount of money and time I spend on it. I console myself with the fact that I’m usually not very reliant on it - most days I wear only mascara and either red lipstick or a scrawl of black eyeliner - and mostly use it, uh, for fun, because, let’s face it, I AM STILL PLAYING DRESS-UP ALL OF THE TIME AND JUST REALLY REALLY LOVE IT. Anyone who has had to sit around waiting for me to finish gleefully putting my face on before going out (this usually involves blaring music and drinking cheap wine and also dancing around in my socks, no, I will never grow up) can probably attest to how much, bizarrely, I love the near-costume-y masquerade-esque aspect of it.
So, here: I’ve posted similar looks before, but lately I’ve been eschewing all the black smudging in favor of a shimmery pale white or champagne eyeshadow, a dark or black lip (here, it’s Mac Film Noir), and, more recently, exaggerated thick graphic eyebrows. (An angled eyeliner brush helps keep the lines on both the brows and the lips sharp, and Chanel Matte Lumiere foundation evens out skin for contrast. To the point where I look sort of creepy and plastic under camera flash BUT THAT’S OKAY.)
epic makeup-naming faux pas debacle somewhat aside for the time being, still kind of way into the rodarte ss2010 style black-n-red eyeliner-as-lipstick situation and finally busted it out last night along with some creepy pale white shadow all around my eyes. big change from my usual crayon black and neutral lip or cat eye and red lipstick. conclusion: win.
!!!!! Am I turning into a Chanel makeup victim? Because as if I wasn’t already coughing up $60 every few months for their foundation and as if I wasn’t already obsessed enough with that stupid green nail polish, now I discover this:
Those of you unable to use Google translate, what that lil’ article there says is that following the success of that Jade nail polish those totally amazing temp tats (&2, making this now my THIRD post on this shit) from Chanel’s SS10 show (and hell, by now it should be obvious that I love temp tats, &2 again) are going to be sold in stores for way more money than your standard vending machine temp tats. GAH. I’m just getting a Sharpie.