In real life, Persian Melon is BRIGHT AS FUCK, too. REALLY. It’s like, almost neon. I don’t know why it didn’t photograph that bright (the camera got overwhelmed? the bathroom lighting isn’t perfect?), but it was damn bright. I love it. Continue reading →
For this week’s NTMS showcase, which is Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed, I decided to go with Janet’s makeup for most of the movie, which is pretty subtle and toned-down. Getting a good, subtle, beautiful, “natural,” “no makeup” makeup look is much harder for me (and I use way more product) than something like Frank’s makeup, or the masks at the end, which I’d basically color-block out and fill in. So, I thought I’d go for the challenge, even if it wasn’t as visually exciting as the other RHPS options. (Also, Riff Raff is my absolute favorite character, and I wasn’t sure how to successfully interpret/communicate/transform him into a makeup look on myself, so. Janet it was.) Continue reading →
I’m officially starting a makeup no-buy today, for the entire month. I did make some last-minute purchases in January, of stuff I *really* wanted to try, so I wouldn’t be as tempted to break the no-buy – but just the stuff I felt was honestly lacking from my stash. (So, there’s still a great long list of stuff I’d like to have that I didn’t get, and won’t be getting until at least March.) I’m not including skincare/cleansing type stuff, because 1-I need to keep my face clean, and 2-I don’t tend to go as crazy splurging on skincare. Plus, I’m pretty well covered right now: really liking the Clinique three-step system, and then I’ve got plenty extra lotions and potions for extra-moisturizing, spa nights, masks, exfoliation, etc. But no buying makeup – I’m shopping my stash this month! Which I’m actually pretty excited about, as it means I’ll be using stuff that doesn’t get nearly enough love. I’m also considering a P10P, but I haven’t decided which ten items to use. To be honest, I’m almost definitely going to do a P10P as well, but it won’t start today, as I’ve got to sit and look through my stash for stuff I can use ALOT. ANYWAY! Here’s the look I put together today. Continue reading →
Now that I think about it – isn’t that weird glowing fruit from True Blood called a lumos fruit?
Anyway, I am SUPER BEHIND in editing pictures, making posts, posting videos for the Makeup Heroes, and ESPECIALLY commenting on blogs – as I’m sure y’all have noticed. Mea culpa. Right on getting that fixed. Continue reading →
Some of the Makeup Heroes are discussing doing 10-pans, or variations thereof. I’m still considering it – I don’t know if I have the willpower, to be honest, to not buy any new makeup until I’ve hit pan on 10 items. I’m still mulling it over – but I figured in the meantime, I *could* at least make an effort to use more of (if not all of) my stash. The Morgana Cryptoria bin was on top, so that’s what I’ve started with. (I’ve got most of my stash sorted by brand these days; that particular bin also holds a few Evil Shades lippies and shadows.) Continue reading →
Wendy sent me some goodies a bit back, including Revlon Satin eyeshadow in Shimmering Sienna – which is just fucking lovely. I am particularly beset with this color paired with my eyecolor – and I wouldn’t have bought Shimmering Sienna on my own, so, fucking fantastic job, Wendy! Thanks so much, bb! Sorry about the creasing – but I took the pictures after, like, eight hours of wear, so….I think it’s allowed to crease at that point. (And I was too tired to touch it up before taking pics, sowwy!) Continue reading →