Stage Makeup Fun
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. I did all the makeup except the contouring, 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
EOTD: Spring Greens
Eyeshadow - Be the first to comment! - April 4th, 2013
Last month I picked up a new Wet N’ Wild palette which caught my eye. It’s a limited edition palette called Going In The Wild – you can see some great pics and swatches here. I really love these 8 pan Wet N’ Wild palettes, this is the third one I’ve bought… they’re so inexpensive!! I bought this one because I just looooove that mint green color – I’m such a sucker for it! The purples are pretty too, but it was the green that suckered me in. I decided to play with it today, and paired it with a favorite Linnaeus Cosmetics darker green.
The lid color is the mint green from the Going In The Wild palette. Used over Urban Decay Primer Potion, it actually has pretty good color payoff, in my opinion. The crease color is Vex, from Linnaeus Cosmetics. Vex is a shimmering green-turquoise, almost blue depending on the light. I really miss Linnaeus Cosmetics a lot. I really hope they come back again someday, so I can throw some more money at them. The highlight color is Buttercream Bliss, from Persephone Minerals. I used Milani Liquid Eye eyeliner in Aqua.
The blush is Poison, from Detrivore Cosmetics. The lipgloss is Sintillation Lipgelee from MAC.
EOTD: Dark Blue
Eyeshadow - Comments (1) - April 3rd, 2013
Hello Lovelies! Things have been very busy this month with school and real life, so my blog has been sadly neglected. I have a few EOTD posts to catch up on, so here’s the first! I was wanting to wear something more dramatic, so I used a darker blue color, and paired it with one of my favorite Shiro colors.
The lid color is Oceanic Expeditions from Eccentric Cosmetics. It’s a navy blue filled with gold, and purple sparks. The crease color is Shiro Cosmetics’ Fullmetal. Fullmetal is a complex charcoal base with a strong golden shimmer and red highlights. I used Shiro’s Tears of Retail Employees to highlight. The eyeliner is Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in the blue color. I really love these kohl liners!
The blush is Detrivore Cosmetics’ Poison. I forgot to wear a lip color for the picture. I wore MAC Sintillation Lip Gelee.
EOTD: Light Brown
Eyeshadow - Be the first to comment! - February 1st, 2013
It’s the curse of the beauty blogger. You want to write about your EOTD’s regularly, but you hate it when you can’t link to the product websites because the colors are discontinued. But you still want to wear these colors because they’re pretty, and if you only ever wear colors that are current, you’ll never use up any of your makeup! Gah! My solution is to wear a bunch of discontinued stuff at once and this will just be a mostly linkless post. C’est la vie, and all that!
I wanted to wear some soft brown colors today, to contrast with yesterday’s BRIGHT PURPLE. I used Pearl, a basic beige color with gold sparkles from Borghese on the lid. The crease color is Spice, a medium brown color from Raw Natural Minerals. It’s a great brown because it’s very blendable and easy to use. The brow bone and inner corner highlight is a cream color from L’Occitane called Helene. I also used more Spice on the upper and lower lashlines.
The blush is Clotted from Detrivore Cosmetics. Clotted is CURRENT! It’s a deep, dark red, but applied with a very, very light hand (like, just pick up a crumb or two on your brush) I think it gives a nice dramatic look that isn’t over the top. It’s just a color I love to wear!
The lipstick is MAC Viva Glam Cyndi.
EOTD: Grape Mad Cows
Eyeshadow - Comments (2) - January 31st, 2013
I decided it’s been way too long since I wore some purple. So I pulled out some great purples to wear, along with a bright lip color. My Pretty Zombie makes a bunch of pretty purples, but I picked Mad Cow to wear today.
Mad Cow is a mid tone purple with a blue shift. The shift is more apparent if you use a stick base, which I forgot to do. The crease color is MAC’s Grape pigment. I used Meow Cosmetic’s Bubble Bath to highlight under the brow bone and in the inner corners. The eyeliner is from L’Oreal, Violet Volt.
I used Detrivore Cosmetics’ Poison blush. It’s still probably my favorite blush color to wear. The lipstick is MAC’s Style Curve.
I have to stop tweezing my eyebrows so that they’re nice and bushy for one of my classmates to wax off when we start doing that in three weeks. It’s gonna suck! (I can’t shave my legs either, but at least no one can see that since it’s winter and I wear pants!)
EOTD: A Meow Two-fer
Eyeshadow - Comments (2) - October 25th, 2012
I’m a little behind on posting my EOTDs. Whoops. Life, how does it work? Anyway, I have two looks using Meow Cosmetics’ Autumn-y stuff, so I figured I’d kill two birds with one stone and post them together. Unfortunately, I didn’t take good notes so I don’t remember what all exactly I used. Bad Claire!
The first is Meow’s Xenophobe with Bad Luck. Xenophobe is a shimmery khaki/taupe with gray undertones, and it’s super pretty! Bad Luck is a golden bronzed toffee with orange iridescence twinged with warm russet undertones. I really like this color, and I’m tempted to get a full size. I can’t remember which Detrivore blush I’m wearing, but I think it’s Lascivious. The lipstick is MAC Bubblegum.
This second look is Meow’s Lunation and Autumnal. Lunation is a metallic umber/cinnamon with gold iridescence. Autumnal is a warm bronzed amber with golden iridescence. I’m really happy with both these colors. The whole Harvest Moon collection is really pretty! It’s got some nice Fall colors.
The blush is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat. The lipgloss is Silk Naturals Kisser Slicker in Sugar.
Meow has a 15% off sale going on right now and all the Halloween stuff will be disappearing after October 31st!
EOTD: Lividity Reanimation
Eyeshadow - Be the first to comment! - October 16th, 2012
I’ve done the purple and pink thing before, but I come back to it a lot because I really like it. It’s the whole Chesire Cat connotation, I think. Detrivore makes a really nice dark, sparkly pink/purple which I picked to go with a pretty Meow pink color.
The lid color is Reanimation, a cool pink with silver sparkle and icy iridescence, from Meow Cosmetics. It’s from the Zombie Apocalypse collection. In the crease, I put Lividity, a dark pink shimmery eye shadow on a black base (officially it’s called pink, but it reads purple on my skin). It’s limited edition, so I don’t know how long it will be around. It’s totally awesome though, I highly recommend it. I used a Sephora eyeshadow called Aspen Summit in the inner corners and under the browbone. I used a wet brush to line the upper and lower lashlines with more Lividity. It deepens up when it’s wet. It’s also quite sparkly, although the sparkles don’t photograph well. They were definitely there though!
The blush is Detrivore’s Lascivious. I’m not tired of this color yet, lol. The lipstick is MAC Style Curve.
EOTD: Meow Halloween
Eyeshadow - Comments (3) - October 9th, 2012
I was feeling dramatic today, so I decided to use some of Meow Cosmetics’ Halloween colors. Also, because they’re available RIGHT NOW! (So go order some if you dig any of these shades…) Meow’s fall and winter offerings are my favorites that they offer, probably because I just love rich, deep colors and jewel tones. I have to decide which ones to order this year…
I used Coven, from the Halloween Zombies, in the inner half of the lid. Coven is a blue-black with golden teal iridescence. The outer half of the lid is Sinister, also from Halloween Zombies. Sinister is a dark burnished red with gold sparkle and red iridescence. The crease color is Grim Reaper, from the X collection. Grim Reaper is a dark silky charcoal with maroons iridescence and red fire. I also used Grim Reaper on the upper and lower lashlines. On the waterline, I put L’Oreal HiP Kohl Eyeliner in black. In the inner corners and under the browbone, I used Skelecat, another Halloween Zombie color. Skelecat is a white with gold and green iridescence.
Today’s blush is from Detrivore Cosmetics, and it’s NEW!!! It’s Lascivious, and it’s so pretty. Lascivious is a soft shimmery pink shade, very flattering. (The other new blush, Criminal, is also ZOMG amazingly flattering. I *heart* Detrivore blushes!)
The lipstick is MAC Kittenish.