FOTD – Parabola (15 in 15)

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Day 13 of my challenge has me recreating a look from the music video for my favourite song from my favourite band. Fitting because 13 is my lucky number.

That part wasn’t planned.

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FOTD – UCK FOFF (15 in 15)

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Day 5! I’m getting through these slowly, but surely! This one has a bit of intent behind it. I planned on doing a look based off a Willam song because he’s my favourite drag queen and Thick Thighs was my top played song on Spotify for 2016. I changed my mind after some stress and a bit of an epiphany on my drive home from work.  This song came on and I was singing along to it and it felt good to visualize the person stressing me out and telling her to fuck off. So, that’s what this is. A look to remind myself, and that person, that I’m better and what they need to do. Continue reading

FOTD – Warm Smoky Eye/Red Lip

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Ok, I know, this is a bit overdone online. We’ve all done this look a million times and have seen it done a million times. I’m sure you’re wondering why I did it and why the hell I’m posting it? Well, I said I’d post my FOTDs, and this is one of those.

Is there a story behind it? Actually yes.

My current romantic interest had expressed wanting to see me wear red lipstick and a softer look. ABH Modern Renaissance to the rescue! Also, I needed to get this out of the way now, so I don’t have to post it later. Also of note, I was testing out the new Royal and Langnickle brushes that look like toothbrushes. That was an experience.

Products I used

Face:
MUFE Hydrating Primer
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in 220
Urban Decay All-Nighter in 1.0
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Lifes Entropy Particle Contour Stick in Gamma
Benefit High Beam
NARS Albatross
NARS Orgasm
Shiro Do Your Research
NYX HD Setting Powder

Eyes:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 02
NYX Brow Mascara in Blonde
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance
MUFE Aqua XL Eyeliner in M-10
Urban Decay Perversion
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Lips:
NARS Unspeakable (Velvet Lip Glide)

FOTD – Lipstick Theory

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So this FOTD is a little different because it is sort of like a two in one deal. The story behind this was that I had an important meeting where I needed a professional look, so I went with the look on the left. As soon as I found out that my meeting got cancelled, I ditched the lipgloss, and tested out a new lipstick that had just arrived. It was just amazing how much a simple lipstick change transformed the entire look. Nothing else changed in the look except my lip colour and an hour or so.

Products I used

Face:
MUFE Hydrating Primer
NYX Dark Circle Corrector
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in 220
Urban Decay All-Nighter in 1.0
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Colour Pop Contour Stick in Dove
Marc Jacobs Glow Stick
Urban Decay Sin
NARS Deep Throat
Viseart Cool Mattes (light grey shade for contour)
NYX HD Setting Powder

Eyes:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 02
NYX Brow Mascara in Blonde
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yogurt
Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean
MUFE Aqua XL Eyeliner in M-10
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Lips:
NARS Chelsea Girls (left)
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Luxe and Alchemy (right)

FOTD – Vampy Cool Tones

This one was a challenge to myself! I thought I’d try one of those face charts from milk1422 except I’m not nearly as good as the others that do them. I think I did ok for a first try though! No real fancy techniques used, though I did switch out lip products after these pictures because I didn’t like how the gloss was wearing.

Products:

Face:
MUFE Hydrating Primer
NYX Dark Circle Corrector
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in 220
Urban Decay All-Nighter in 1.0
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Colour Pop Contour Stick in Dove
Marc Jacobs Glow Stick
Kat Von D Thunderstruck
NARS Deep Throat and Goulue mixed
Viseart Cool Mattes (light grey shade for contour)
Coty Airspun Powder

Eyes:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 02
NYX Brow Mascara in Blonde
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Viseart Cool Mattes and Dark Mattes
Makeup Geek Black Light
MUFE Aqua XL Eyeliner in M-10
Urban Decay Perversion
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Lips:
ABH Potion Gloss

FOTD – Green/Blue Jeweled Eyes

Can makeup be collaborative? Because to me this look was in a way. I was on a google hangout and I let a friend pick the colours I’d use while he watched me do my makeup. I was also proving a point about how I can get my lashes to look like false lashes with just mascara. This day I also got my Beautylish Lucky Bag and wanted to test out a couple of new things.

I went with a typical smoky eye technique on this one and then just patted a shimmer shadow on the lid. Nothing too special.

Products:

Face:
MUFE Hydrating Primer
NYX Dark Circle Corrector
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in 220
Urban Decay All-Nighter in 1.0
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Colour Pop Contour Stick in Dove
Benefit High Beam
Urban Decay Sin
NARS Orgasm
Viseart Cool Mattes (light grey shade for contour)
NYD HD Setting Powder

Eyes:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 02
NYX Brow Mascara in Blonde
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Viseart Cool Mattes and Bright Editorials
Urban Decay Grasshopper (Vice 4)
Kat Von D Thunderstruck
MUFE Aqua XL Eyeliner in M-10
Urban Decay Perversion
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Lips:
Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect
NARS Orgasm Gloss

 

FOTD – Primary Colours

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This look is a bit off the wall and different! I saw a post on Makeup Addiction challenging people to use just primary colours and I thought it would be cool to try out. You’d think it would be easy to just use three colours, but then I decided it’d be funny to just use those colours for contour, highlight, and blush as well.

For the eyes, I went and did something different. I used shader brushes in different sizes to pat the colors on and then I took a fluffy brush that was slightly damp and blended it up and down. The colour under my eyes was what fell down from the blending process. The yellow on the outer corner and inner corner was defined just a bit, but the rest was just from blending in that manner.

Products:

Face:
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
NYX Dark Circle Corrector
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in 220
Urban Decay All-Nighter in 1.0
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Maybelline Bolds in Midnight Blue
Marc Jacobs Glow Stick
Viseart Bright Editorials
Coty Airspun Powder

Eyes:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 02
NYX Brow Mascara in Blonde
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Viseart Bright Editorials
MUFE Aqua XL Eyeliner in M-10
Urban Decay Perversion
IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Lips:
Bite Beauty Pomegranate

FOTD – Sunset Eyes

Hello and welcome a new series! I’m going to post my various FOTDs with a little background as to my inspirations, thought processes, and products I used when I created them. This goes beyond what one could post on twitter or instagram. Hope you enjoy!

This first post is a recreation of something I tried to do on New Years Eve, as well as something I wanted to do for a while. I received the lovely hand painted Christmas card above from an artist friend and knew right away that I had to create a look using these colours. I attempted to do this on NYE when I drunkenly decided to do my makeup while drunk. I figured this was better suited to do while sober as well.

As for techniques, I went with a C shape, working up in the crease/hood area and down towards the lid, sort of like a halo eye. I wanted to add the colours gradually until I popped the yellow in last. Right at the end, I added a tiny bit more eyeshadow primer and patted the yellow on with a shader brush.

Products used:

Face:
MUFE Hydrating Primer
NYX Dark Circle Corrector
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation in 220
Urban Decay All-Nighter in 1.0
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Colour Pop Contour Stick in Dove
Marc Jacobs Glow Stick
Kat Von D Thunderstruck
NARS Deep Throat
Urban Decay Obsessed
Viseart Cool Mattes (light grey shade for contour)
Coty Airspun Powder

Eyes:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in 02
NYX Brow Mascara in Blonde
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Viseart Cool Mattes and Bright Editorials
MUFE Aqua XL Eyeliner in M-10
Urban Decay Perversion

Lips:
OCC Working Girl