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Eyeshadow, Makeup Fun, Random Stuff - Comments (2) - May 3rd, 2013

I feel so bad I’ve been neglecting my blog so much. Only 5-ish weeks to go of school, and then hopefully I’ll have some free time again to blog. I have such a backlog of stuff to review!! This post is about one of the projects I worked on in April, creating a stage makeup look for my school’s fashion show for charity. I worked with two other students to create this look. The students were able to get discounts on fashion items from I did all the makeup except the contouring, I pay to do a lash lift and tint kit and my classmates did the hair, the face contouring, the pretty head-piece and the false eyelashes. Didn’t it come out awesome? The model is my sister. She walked on a catwalk and then posed for these photos. I didn’t know when I got dressed that morning that I’d be in the picture too or I would have worn something nicer than a crappy black polo (my standard student “uniform.”)

I used a Ben Nye Cream Color in a Special Red as the base for the eyeshadow. It had a tendency to crease (despite my best efforts with primers and powdering on top) so I don’t recommend it for everyday use. For the purposes of our show, I just smoothed it out right before she hit the catwalk. I used Detrivore’s Hemoglobin eyeshadow on top, to add richness and depth to the red. Ordinarily, Hemoglobin on top of a primer is sufficient for a rich, red color, but under the bright lights of the stage, using a red cream base gave it the extra kick I was looking for. The foundation is Chanel Pro Lumiere, which I’m sad to say has been discontinued. *cries* (I’m wearing Maybelline Age Rewind The Perfector Powder, which looks pretty frickin’ decent under those bright photo lights, I must say…) We highlighted with the lightest color from the Ben Nye Fair Personal Makeup Kit, as well as using the dark shade for contouring. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what blush we used, as we borrowed it from someone else. A generic white eyeliner pencil went on the lower waterline, and I used MAC Brun eyeshadow to fill in her brows. (I also use MAC Brun every day on my own brows.) The lip color is an Essence lip liner pencil, called In The Nude. It was essentially the perfect nude lip! We used Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Powder in Iced Gold, a super shimmery gold powder as extra highlights on the face, and dabbed on her arms and legs (after they were generously moisturized) as well.

As for my makeup, I really can’t remember what all I used, although I’m pretty sure I’m wearing Detrivore Cosmetics and Shiro Cosmetics eyeshadows, and Detrivore Cosmetics blush. The lip is L’Oreal Infallible Gloss in Coral Sands (best nude gloss ever). The concealer is new and awesome (and inexpensive!!) and I need to tell you all about it in another post. For now, let’s admire how minimized my dark circles are, despite the bright lights.

Overall, this was a great experience in stage makeup and I had a blast. I have another photoshoot at the end of the month, for which I still need to develop a concept and find a model…

Photos taken by Erin Berzel Photography

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Weekend Link Love!
Random Stuff - Comments Off - July 21st, 2012

It’s time for some link love!

Kat Grisaille is a Captain Wentworth fangirl and babbled about the Persuasion prequel/parallel ‘Captain Wentworth’s Diary’ at Dandyzette.

Claire interviews Evonne from Darling Clandestine at Claire’s Beauty.

Ghost reviews Bumble & Bumble at Bella Canterella.

Eight loves Lip Butter. No, not that one! This one by OHWTO!

And while you’re at it, go take a look at the Team Indie blog!

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Weekend Link Love!
Random Stuff - Comments Off - June 2nd, 2012

We have links for your reading pleasure!

Kat Grisaille’s FOTD/EOTD based on a plastic bottle at La Dandyzette.

Isela’s (not-so-sexy) lingerie and make-up post at The Soctopus Speaks.

Claire wears Black Rose Minerals at Claire’s Beauty.

Mass market cleansing item wins big marks with The Velvet Rose Petal.

Andrea from My Pretty Zombie abducts Oh Honestly Erin’s kid in the Night of the Living Dead Cemetery.

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Random Stuff - Comments (5) - March 31st, 2012

So I had a bad week this week. It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes it’s hard to get anything done. Yay depression. March has been particularly gloomy and wet this year, which doesn’t make anything easier. Anyway, I’m going to try to get back on track with posting and actually, um, putting makeup on my face, lol. I have some new product reviews I need to type up as well, and also there’s going to be a giveaway soon!

Thanks for sticking around!

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Weekend Link Love!
Random Stuff - Comments Off - March 25th, 2012

It’s time for Weekend Link Love!

Luna wants to share The Lurvlies collection with you at TOXiD-LOTUS.NET

Bekka checks out the new Venus & Olay razor by Gillette at glostix.

Erin attempts to channel her inner Sailor Jupiter in the first of two Sailor Moon collaboration posts!

Sharon swatched all the honeys.

Stephanie shows off her new, super cute knitting project bag at From Star Stuff.

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Weekend Beauty Read
Random Stuff - Comments Off - March 23rd, 2012

Orange lip colors are on trend! Sheila from Painted Ladies shows you just how to wear bright shades in Breaking Down Beauty.

Phyrra shares her passion for Sugarpill lashes.

Claire from Claire’s Beauty has started a project and would like your help!

Elke asks, “Would you rock the Hunger Games hair trends?”

The Makeup Divas shares a purrfect foot cream that softens dry feet and smells utterly delicious!

Beauty Junkie in SF had a friend try Tint & Shine a new lip stain and gloss by Skinn Cosmetics.

The Pink Sith tells you all about ManGlaze Fatties Got More Blood Matte Nail Polish, gives you a history lesson on the Band Buttsteak and lets you know if the Owner of ManGlaze was born with a prehensile tail or not.

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Weekend Link Love!
Random Stuff - Comments Off - March 17th, 2012

Happy Saturday!! It’s time for Weekend Link Love!

RSVP to Bekka’s Birthday Party Giveaway at glostix! Open internationally!

Hang out in the cemetery with Oh Honestly Erin!

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Stephanie’s been playing with green and orange yarn at From Star Stuff.

Karoliina’s having a giveaway to celebrate a hundred followers! Go to Bones and Lilies and leave a comment for a chance to win!

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Weekend Link Love!
Random Stuff - Comments Off - March 11th, 2012

It’s time for Weekend Link Love!

Lizzy picks up the glitter gauntlet and nails it at The Nature of Beauty.

Luna shows off Detrivore’s newest collection at TOXiD-LOTUS.NET.

Bekka sizes up OHWTO Lip Butters at glostix.

Sharon’s lips get Sweet on Lip Honey (again) at Hello There, Blondie!

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