Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday Selebrities: Skelekrissi!

There are certain people on the web who are nearly cult celebrities.  Artists, musicians, music mavens, authors... they come in all forms.  Our Saturday Selebrity (YES I know I spelled that incorrectly,) is none other than Krissi of Skelekitty fame.  I asked her some time ago to do a look using purple and red for me, to prove to me that it's possible to make it look good.  She obliged, and it was definite inspiration for this drag-queen-esque look.  I wanted.. no, NEEDED, something quite sparkly and bold to make myself feel better.  Now I share it with you!

Not pictured: Madd Style Cosmetix Kick Ass, MSC Bitch Slap, MSC Sparkle Motion, NYX Shadow base in white, UDPP, and MSC Awesome Sauce, Essence liquid liner in black, Wet n Wild loose holo glitter.

Apply your UDPP and your Shadow Base, with a VERY THIN layer of Awesome Sauce from lid to orbital bone.  Let it dry to tackiness.

Then apply Kick Ass to your inner halves of your eyelids.

Apply Bitch Slap to the outer halves, and gently blend the two where they meet in the middle.

Apply your Sparkle Motion from duct to orbital bone.

Blend the Sparkle Motion gently downward.  Photos do none of these colors justice.  The sparkle is literally knock-your-eyes-out.  Also take this moment to add a thick cat-eye winged liner on top of both eyes.

Now you want to pick up the loose glitter on the brush end of a brow/lash tool.  Using a touch of UDPP first, brush the glitter into your brows.  Add mascara and a little black tight-line on bottom, and voila!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Terrific Thursday blog hop!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Reef-er Madness

Whilst waiting in my local after hours clinic the other day, I encountered a lovely finned friend in their gargantuan reef tank called a Royal Dottyback.  Stunning! She was definite inspiration, but I won't lie... I have a blending compulsion, and super bright colors are a challenge for me.

Isn't she lovely?

Products! MSC Jem Purple, Pop Tarte, Nana's Tea Party, and Sparkle Motion; NYX eye shadow base in White; UDPP; MSC Awesome Sauce; Kohl Liner in black; Sparkle liquid liner.

Brushes used!  I actually photographed these right after the tutorial, so as to make what I use and don't use a little more clear.  About time I had this idea, no? =P

I had already applied my UDPP for another look I was going to do, but decided to do this as a pictorial instead.  So, put on your primer, and let it dry.  Then apply the NYX White base relatively thickly.  We want those colors to jump out and hi-five your face.

See? nice and opaque.

Next you're going to grab your JEM purple.  above is my dot of awesome sauce - mix the JEM purple with that, creating an almost liquid paste.

Apply the liquipaste.  Bring it out about half-way through your pupils.

Then apply your Pop Tarte, going above the JEM Purple into the crease.  You may blend a tiny bit, but truth be told, I even blended it out too much.

Closer look.

Then lightly apply black liner.  This gives something for the next step to stick to, and acts as a guide for you.

MOAR AWESOME SAUCE!  Notice how the bead is irridescent in this?  This is because Nana's Tea Party has a multi-color shift, both a little green and pink.  GORGEOUS.  Anyway, mix this to a thick liquid, as you'll be using it for...

...Liquid liner!

Next, bring Sparkle Motion from your duct up to your orbital bone in a single, sweeping motion. Barely bring it down into the Pop Tarte.

Et Voila! Reef fish beauty!

With glasses! Forgive the lack of makeup and grumpy face - migraines suck.

Oh, okay, I'll smile just for ya'll. ;)   

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dusk at noon

So, I've been doing a lot of job hunting lately, and feeling like a total one-trick pony with my looks.  Hair down, three color gradient eyes, neutral lips.

The majority of my professional clothes are gray or black for pants, and red, purple or teal for tops.

Yesterday was a dusky purple top with dark gray pants.  What better excuse to try out a daytime smoky eye than that?

Start with a clean, dry face.  I just touched up with a baby wipe and a soft, dry cloth, as I had taken a shower a couple of hours prior.

Top to bottom: Madd Style Cosmetix Bubble Gum Crisis, Gunslinger Girl, Glitter and Doom, and UiS Dark Gray.  Brushes top to bottom: small shader, medium shader, small pencil, with large blending brush on the side.

Accent colors: MSC Birf'day suit for orbital highlight, MSC Mudd Slinger for brows.

L to R: Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Foundation, Korres Quercetin and Oak Anti-Aging Primer, OCC Lip Tar in NSFW, Estee Lauder High Definition Volume Mascara, MSC Pop Rock Uber Boss Lip Gloss, MSC Effin' Perfektion Powder.

NOT PICTURED: NYX Shadow Base in White, ELF Under-eye concealer, Benefit Stay Don't Stray eye primer, black kohl pencil.

Line your waterline with a black pencil of choice.

Blink hard.  The purpose of this is to spread the liner to your top waterline, eliminating the need to attempt to line it yourself.  I always poke myself in the eye when I try to do it any other way.

Li-ine eyes!

Next pat on some of your NYX base.  You want to use a heavier amount than I generally recommend, because you want the colors to pop.

Blendy blendy!  Apply Bubble Gum Crisis to your ducts.

Pat Ginslinger girl on in an almost pyramid shape.

Fill the rest of the lid in with Glitter and Doom.

Blend the purples gently with your fingers, and then using your small pencil brush, draw on your dark gray.

Blend that inward with the fluffy brush using a short, fast flicking motion. 

Blend any other spots that may need it gently with your fingers.

Touch up with a wet wipe for fall out.

All cleaned up!

Lashes, highlight and brows!

Put on the rest of your face, and you're ready to go!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Witching Hour

I figured since the moon is full, something witchy should this way come.

I have a piece of fabric that I love love love to death.  It's a simple witch, with a dark blue dress.  The colors are inspiring, and so I figured hell... inspiration from dog coats is weird, inspiration from a piece of fabric is not.

As ALWAYS, start with a clean, dry face.

Then assemble your tools and products! UDPP, NYX base in white, MSC: Jubilee, Dark Crystal Citrine, Birf'day Suit, Mudd Slinger Unicorns and Glitter, Never Ending Summer, and Ruby. Soft brown liner for waterline, Awesome Sauce, and Physician's Formula PlentyFULL mascara in black brown.

Something I should mention... I don't always use all of the brushes I pull.  However, I never know what I'll need when I'm doing the look, so I grab a good assortment for what I  *MIGHT* use.

One eye with the NYX white base blended, the other with it NOT blended.


Blendy blendy!

Line your waterline with a plain dark brown liner. DO NOT USE WATERPROOF UNLESS YOU WANT BROWN EYE BOOGERS FOR DAYS.  Not that I know from experience or nuttin.

Apply Never Ending Summer to the inner half of your lid.

Then add Citrine from the Dark Crystal collection, overlapping the middle third with the NES.

You want it to look like this when you're done, before you blend.

Blend with super fluffy angle brush.  Since you're going yellow into yellow, you don't really have to worry about muddying anything up.

Pull out your Dark Crystal Ruby.  Tap some out so you can saturate your brush, but not over do it.

Use a crease brush - I used my white Sonia Kashuk - and blend from the outer corner up to the crease, and across the orbital bone with swift back and forth motions.  Use your fingers to further blend down into the Yellows.

Next up, you want to like the top AND bottom lash beds with your Jubilee, mixed with Awesome Sauce for foiling.

Like so!  Note that it's a very, very fine and thin like.  You want the main focus to be on your lids, not your lash line.

Cheese it up, baybee!!!!

Highlight with Birf'day Suit.  You can't really tell it's there, except for where it blends down into the Ruby on your orbital bone.

Ta Daaa!!!!  With glasses!  Please also ignore the roots I have goin on in my hair, there. I have since re-colored and the gray is gone! Yay!

Closed eyes!

Try this look out, and then fan the MSC page on Facebook!  Show us what you've got!

As always, loves... stay warm and STAY MADD!