A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sparkly Purple and PVC

Good day! It is the weekend so it is time for a clubbing look. I used a bunch of metallic purple eyeshadows and I really enjoyed how my makeup turned out for this look! Unfortunately, none of my makeup pictures turned out (OF COURSE).  This was the first time that I had tried my Sugarpill false lashes in Angel Baby. The purple lashes look super neat!!

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush in THC.
LIPS: MAC for Gareth Pugh Lipglass in Vacant.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Sugarpill Chromalusts in Tiara, Hysteric, and Weekender, Urban Decay Gravity and Mushroom from the Dangerous Palette, Essence pigment in Alice Had A Vision - Again.
Mascara: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara.
False Lashes: Sugarpill Angel Baby.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE BEST MAKEUP PICTURE I COULD GET **BOO**HISS**


THE OUTFIT


Synthetic Dreads: Made by me.
Hair Flower: Made by my friend.
Earrings: Buffalo David Bitton
Shrug: Lip Service
Corset: Sweet Carousel Corsetry
Skirt: Aeternis Creations
Tights: Ebay
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Random Swatches: Illamasqua

Time for some more Spring Cleaning Swatches.....This time, we have some lovely stuff from Illamasqua, most of which I bought in London when I went in 2013. I felt as though I was so fancy, shopping at the actual Illmasqua store in the UK.......then when I came back, I realize that they had a counter at The Bay in Canada so I was all sour and never posted these.

THE GOODS


I got all of these from the Illamasqua store in London except for Pristine which I bought off of another blogger. The Sophie blush is is a flattering shade, but it is HIGHLY pigmented so you need to be careful about how much you use!

SWATCHES

From left to right: Kontrol, Apocalips, Disciple, Pristine, Sophie blush.
My husband had also given me their Bat Lash Duo for Xmas awhile ago. The bat lashes are awesome, they have a super thin band and are really easy to apply. It also came with a Nail Varnish in Swarm.


What are your favourite Illamasqua products?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Makeup: Antique Gold

When it comes to metallics, I am usually a silver tone person. Gold was never really my THANG, though I do wear it every now and then. Lately, for some reason, I have been attracted to antique/neutral golds rather than yellow, brassy, in-your-face sorts of gold tones that I would normally pick. I recently got a nice tunic top from Plastik Wrap that has a cute gold searhorse and tentacle print on it that inspired me to try some gold makeup. I also dug through my jewelry stash for some earrings that I bought to go with a shirt that got wrecked a long time ago. I love when I hold on to an old accesory/piece of clothing and find a new use for it later! I wore this look to go to a casual dinner party at a friend's place.

THE EQUIPMENT


L'Oreal Colour Infallible eyeshadow in Sahara Treasure, Camo Glam eyeshadow (made by an independent company that I do not believe exists anymore), and MAC Cremesheen Glass in Jet Boy.

THE EYES




THE LOOK


Earrings: Local Clothing Store
Top: Plastik Wrap

Have you resurrected any items from your wardrobe lately?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Random Swatches: Tarte

Spring is here again.......and when spring comes along I get into SPRING CLEANING MODE. Therefore, I am cleaning a bunch of old stuff out of my blogging folder. Today, we shall see some late-to-the party swatches of some Tarte stuff. I believe I bought this stuff in 2013....

Tarte is one of my favourite makeup brands. Their makeup is of excellent quality and their packaging is gorgeous.  Way back when, I bought their Stop and Stare gift set when it was on sale at Sephora. It contained Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara, 2 SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay waterproof liners, and 3 Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay waterproof liners.

THE GOODS


The mascara is good for separating lashes but doesn't add much volume. I also found that it flaked off on me, which I do not care for. Also, the little brush bristles were SHARP. If you poke yourself in the eye with this baby, it hurts. (You'd think I would be above doing that by now since I've been wearing enough makeup to choke a horse for the last 10 + years)


SKINNY SMOLDEREYES

From top to bottom: Onyx, Purple Garnet, and Azurite Green.

These I REALLY like, especially Azurite Green. They are PERFECT for fall makeup and they make great liners for when I want a coloured wing on my upper lashline instead of black. The black liner is great for smudging and is highly pigmented. Purple garnet is a brownish plum with gold and purple sparkles in it. 

SMOLDEREYES

Top to bottom: Rose Gold, Taupe.
They call these eyeliners, but they are really too fat to be used as such. I use them like an eyeshadow pencil or a base for eyshadow. Once again, these are great for fall makeup.

EYEBALL

Eye makeup featuring Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara, & Azurite Green, Rose Gold, and Purple Garnet liners.
TARTE LIPSURGENCE



I also really enjoy the Lipsurgence pencils from Tarte. They come in a wide variety of shades and finishes. They are easy to apply and comfortable to wear. 

Top to bottom: Lust, Swank

Are you a fan of the Tarte brand? What are some of your favourite Tarte products?

DISCLAIMER: All items purchased by me in 2013 prior to my NO BUY. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

80's Night

Where I live, there is a semi-regular 80's pop music dance night. I enjoy going to this as it gives me an excuse to wear neon, crimp my hair, and dance like an idiot to "When Doves Cry." For this particular evening, I didn't feel like doing anything too special with my eye makeup which is unusual for me. I decided to add some teal eyeliner for good measure as my manager at work said she used to wear it all the time in the 80's. These photos are from quite some time ago, my hair has gotten a lot longer since then!

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: MAC Coygirl.
LIPS: MAC for Gareth Pugh Lipglass in Outrage.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadow: Sephora Starry Sky No 7, Garter Belt from Too Faced Boudoir Eyes.
Liner: UD Perversion and Covet, Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner.
Mascara: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES


THE LOOK


THE OUTFIT


Earrings: World of Trout.
Necklace: Forever 21.
Clutch and Shoes: Aldo.
Tights: Ebay.
Dress: American Apparel.
Belt: Le Chateau.

What are some of your favourite 80's tunes?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sweet Pea and Fay Strangely Wearable Mineral Blush

When browsing different makeup websites, I came across the Sweet Pea and Fay Strangely Wearable Mineral Blushes and they caught my eye immediately! They have so many neat colours. My friend gave these to me as a gift quite some time ago.

THE GOODS


I really enjoy that they apply so smoothly, and despite what they look like in the swatches, they live up to their strangely wearable name. I wear Solar Flare to work all the time, it is a great coral shade! Chromagraphic looks almost silver in the container but it applies as a light, multidimensional pink that could be used as a highlighter as well as a blush.

SWATCHES DONE IN POOR LIGHTING CONDITIONS

From left to right: Tinselton eyshadow, Solar Flare blush, Chromagraphic Blush.
Have you ever tried anything from this brand?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Worksafe Monday: Coral Makeup for Spring

When spring comes along, I often start to get bursts of energy because I can go outside to exercise and I know that gardening season is coming! I also often feel like adding a bit of colour to my work makeup after feeling rather low-energy, neutral, and blah at the end of winter. Coral is a colour I often turn to because it adds some pop to neutral looks without being over the top.

For this look I used eyeshadows from the NAKED2 palette, MAC Viva Glam Cindy Lipstick, and Sweet Pea and Fay Strangely Wearable Mineral Blush in Solar Flare. 

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LOOK

I was obviously in need of a bit of a bang trim.......
What colours are you feeling this spring?