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

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sugarpill: Swatch ALL THE COLOURS!!!!

.....well, all the colours except !@#$. I never did get my hands on that one, which may be a good thing. I briefly considered calling this post "You Know You Have a Problem When......" but I didn't. I am in "makeup rehab" aka NOT ALLOWED TO BUY MAKEUP right now and perhaps this post will show you why.  For my birthday earlier this year, my friend got me the last few Sugarpill Chromalusts that I did not have in my collection and now I have ALL the current Sugarpill colours except for !@#$. Since I am sure many ladies stocked up on Sugarpill on Black Friday weekend and are eagerly waiting for their packages in the mail, here are some swatches of the goodness to come!

SUGARPILL!!!


THE PRESSED SHADOWS


From left to right: Tako, Dollipop, 2AM, Poison Plum, Velocity, Afterparty, Mochi, Midori, Acidberry, Buttercupcake, Flamepoint, Love+, Bulletproof.

CHROMALUSTS


From left to right: Magpie, Royal Sugar, Starling, Junebug, Darling, Tipsy, Absinthe, Goldilux, Asylum.


From left to right: Lumi, Stella, Tiara, Birthday Girl, Decora, Magnetric, Weekender, Hysteric, Paperdoll.

Apparently, Sugarpill will be releasing new colours in the near future according to various blog posts. I am trying to decide whether to restrain myself or keep on collecting!

Do you have anything from Sugarpill? What are your favourite colours?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday

'Tis Cyber Monday. Seems like a good time to post a cyber goth look. For this look, I wanted to try out one of my new Tokidoki Prisma Lip Glosses that I got for $7 on sale at Sephora. The packaging is really cute (they have little sparkly thingers in the cap) and they make them in colours that don't necessarily belong in the lip area so I felt the need to give them a try. I am rather sorry I did because, in short, I HATE them. They are kind of oily in consistency and don't show up well on one's lips. Because of their oily consistency, if you layer them over lipstick, it disrupts the colour and causes bleeding to occur. They smell like weird candy and the applicator tip is a FLAPPY, FLAT, PLASTIC PADDLE. I have never encountered that before in a gloss and I did not care for it. I am glad I did not pay full price for these! 

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundatin. 

CHEEKS: MAC Mineralize Blush in Miss Behave, Hard Candy Moon Glow Luminizing Powder.

BROWS: Some eyebrow pencil or another.

LIPS: Morgana Cryptoria Gilded Lime lipstick (looks awesome without horrible Tokidoki gloss on it!), Tokidoki Prisma Lip Gloss in SANDy.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: From the Sleek Acid Palette.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, MUFE Aqua Liner #15, Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner in Silver, UD Perversion.
Glitter: Medusa's Makeup Wicca and Neon Green (was sprinkled on decolettage, not visible in picture)
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies Flared.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES


You'd think I might pluck my god-forsaken eyebrows every now and again, jeez!

THE LOOK


Did you shop for any makeup this Cyber Monday? 
Do you like flappin' a paddle on your lips to apply gloss?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Black Friday

Today is Black Friday.  From what I can tell, there are a LOT of great makeup sales going on! However, I am in a bit of a makeup "rehab" at the moment so I am not going to be buying anything (which actually feels kind of good, I have a lot of nice stuff already!) Anyway, here's some makeup that I did on Black Friday last year but didn't post because I'm way behind and it kind of sucked ;) I was wearing Potent Fig Mattene Lipstick from MAC which had a horrible finish to it and I was experimenting with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy; I kind of screwed it up as you can see in the eye photos. I also started doing some classic goth filligree eyeliner and then realized I'm the only goth who can't do that so I stopped myself before it got any worse.

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: A Hot Mess Cosmetics blush in Crushed (made by me)

LIPS: MAC Potent Fig Mattene Lipstick.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.
Eyeshadows: A Hot Mess Cosmetics Space Oddity and Violet Storm (made by me), Sugarpill Weekender, Wet N Wild Lust Palette.
Eyeliner: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, UD Perversion.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies Flared.

THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE LIPS

 
I was very disappointed in this MAC Mattene. Potent Fig (above) is rather sheer and applied unevenly. The other Mattene I have (Night Violet) has a nice, opaque, matte finish. The only way that Potent Fig works for me is over a lipliner which I am often too lazy to use.
 
THE EYES

 
First world problem: I can't do fancy eyeliner swirly type things.

 
As you can see, my eyeshadows look quite patchy due to my inexperience with Pixie Epoxy at the time. I have since figured out how to use it properly for the most part.
 
THE LOOK

 
Me and my uber-goth showerhead from my old place.
 
THE OUTFIT


 
Synth Dreads: Made by me.
Headband: Le Chateau.
Collar: Made by my husband to whom I am not technically married.
Top: Lelk.
Waist Cincher: Deadly Couture.
Gauntlets: Made by me.
Skirt: Ebay.
Boots: Demonia.
 
Did you find any good deals on makeup this Black Friday?
 

Friday, November 23, 2012

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

One of my favourite things about Fall/Winter is the vampy lipcolours! I'm sure many of you agree. Some of my favourite shades for this season come in the form of NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.
 
THE PENCILS

 
 
I really love the formulation of these pencils. They have a gorgeous matte finish without looking dry and they wear for HOURS. They come in a wide range of colours and they apply like a dream! NARS also offers Velvet Gloss lip pencils which I have not tried yet if you prefer a more glossy finish.  They are somewhat pricey at $30 CAD but I feel that these are very good quality.

THE SWATCHES

 
From left to right: Dragon Girl, Cruella, Damned, Train Bleu.
 
 
My only complaint about these is that the darker shades (Cruella, Damned, Train Bleu) seem to lean a bit BROWNISH to me. In the 90's when I was a tween and first got my hands on some makeup to mess about with, BROWN lipstick was fashionable.I am pretty sure I recall having a lipstick that was the colour of a terra-cotta flower pot but more brown. *SHUDDER*  All I have to say with regard to brown lipstick is NEVER AGAIN. I think the colours are flattering on me but whenever something seems a little brown-y it makes me freak out a bit!
 
 
Do you see the brown tinge to these colours or am I just losing it? Have you ever the Velvet Gloss pencils? I'd love to hear what you think of them!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Club Look: Glitter Goth

Here is a look I did using Milani Cryztal Eyez! I did a basic eye look with silver and black shadows and then took a chiseled eyeshadow brush and sort of dabbed on the sparkles. The holographic sparkles really stand out in club lighting! I wanted to wear some glitter on my eyes to go with the glitter vinyl corset I received from my husband awhile back for my birthday.

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.

LIPS: Illamasqua Pristine with Fyrinnae Pierced over top.

CHEEKS: My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me blush in LSD.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: From the Sleek Sparkle Palette: Tinsel, Noir, Glitz & Glamour. Milani Crystal Eyez Lovely and Luminous.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, MUFE Aqua Liner #14, Inglot Liquid Eyeliner in 27 Silver, UD Perversion.
Mascara: Lise Watier 24 Hours Glam.
False Eyelashes: random Halloween ones.
 
THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE LIPS

 
THE EYES

 
Blurry for sparkles!!
 

 
 THE LOOK
 
 

THE OUTFIT

 
Cyber Falls: Made by me.
Goggles: I Kick Shins
Collar: Le Chateau
Corset: Sweet Carousel Corsetry
Skirt: Ebay
Bracelet: Walmart
Non-Feather Boa: Manic Panic
Boots: Demonia
 
Who else likes to crack out the GLITTER???

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quick Swatches: Milani

Recently, while shopping for completely unrelated items, some sparklies from a Milani display caught my eye. Milani is not a brand that I am hugely familiar with so I thought I would try out a couple of things.

I purchased a couple of their Infinite Liquid Eyeliners as well as a Crystal Eyez Sparkling Eye Shadow.

THE GOODS

 

I really liked the colours of both of the eyeliners but the brush applicator tips are of poor quality in my opinon and they apply rather messily. I didn't care for the consistency of these liners; they are a bit thick for my tastes. I purchased the Crystal Eyez shadow simply because its holographic sparkle caught my eye. This shadow is a clear, slightly tinted gel that is loaded with sparkles. It works HORRIBLY as an eyeshadow on its own but it is EXCELLENT for layering over other shadows to add some glitter!
 
THE SWATCHES

 
From left to right: Cryztal Eyez shadow in Lovely and Luminous (smudged out and thick line), Infinite Liquid Eyeliner in Infinite and Endless.

 
A closeup of Lovely and Luminous. Look at that holographic sparkle!!!
 
As I mentioned above, I was initally really disappointed by Lovely and Luminous as it doesn't hold up on its own as an eyeshadow on me. However, I find it looks REALLY neat over top of other shadows! I will be posting a look soon to show you!
 
Have you ever tried the Milani Crystal Eyez shadows? Did they work well for you?
 
DISCLAIMER: Products were purchased by me. I am not affiliated with this company.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Morgana Cryptoria Halloween 2012 Lipsticks

My sad Halloween pumpkin after he sat outside for a few too many days.....
Here are some swatches of Morgana Cryptoria Halloween 2012 lipsticks. I got one Slimline lipstick and one of their four-colour lip palettes. The palette is a shiny metallic purple with a mirror on the inside. These are a great idea as you get to pick which lipstick colours you want in them. The lipsticks are all very smooth to apply and heavily pigmented.

 
 THE SWATCHES



From left to right: Fortune Teller, Eye of Newt, Will-o-Wisp, Glowing Ghoul, Hemogoblin.

I found it hard to pick which colours I wanted! I picked Fortune Teller because usually I would be attracted to the bright blue or the darker shades rather than something pinkish. I'm glad I got this one; it is a great colour with awesome bluish sparkles.....it may even be my favourite one of the bunch! If you like weird lip colours, I would definitely recommend checking the Halloween 2012 lip stuff out!

AVAILIABILITY: Morgana Cryptoria 
 
 
I'm feeling kind of sad that Halloween is over for another year, how about you?
 
DISCLAIMER: Products were purchased by me. I am not affiliated with Morgana Cryptoria.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bright Pink and Purple!

Pink and purple is one of my favourite eyeshadow colour combos! I was feeling bored on one of my days off so I decided to play with some of my pink and purple makeup. I love when I have a day that I don't have anywhere important to be so I can screw around with bright coloured makeup!

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: Silk Naturals blush in Tart.

LIPS: Silk Naturals lipgloss in Shrieking Violet.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: Too Faced Mess in a Dress, Venomous Cosmetics Bravest Astronaut, Wilted Roses, and Miss Independent.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner, UD Ransom, Woodstock, and Perversion, and Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Violet Venus.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.

THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE EYES
 



 
THE LIPS
 
 
THE LOOK

 
What is your favourite PURPLE eyeshadow?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Venomous Cosmetics

Once again, here is some awesome stuff that I got a LONG time ago! I haven't see a post about Venomous Cosmetics for quite some time but in my opinion, they make awesome stuff!! I ordered some lip poisons, loose shadows, and one pressed eyeshadow to try.

THE PACKAGING

 
Everything in my order came neatly and securely packaged. I got two free samples and a pen which I thought was nice. Their loose eyeshadows come in sifter jars with the ingredients listed inside the lid and a label on the bottom of the jar.

 
THE SWATCHES


From left to right: Futuristic, Faraway Galaxy , Eyelash Viper, Distant Planet (pressed), Coral Snake, Bravest Astronaut.


From left to right: Wilted Roses, Supernova, Sunspot, Miss Independent, In Orbit. 
 
Overall, I think Venomous Cosmetics offers some really great colours with really neat names! My favourites are Eyelash Viper, Wilted Roses, Coral Snake, and In Orbit. In Orbit is one of those netural/wearable yet interesting and sparkly shades and Coral Snake is just gorgeous. It's hard to find a good coral eyeshadow! Wilted Roses ended up being my favourite as it is dark and sparkly; too bad it was only a sample! Eyelash Viper is an awesome orange-ish yellow and I just love the name!
 
Distant Planet, the pressed shadow, is a gorgeous colour with a great shift to it. Not all indie companies offer pressed shadows so I was excited to try this one. Venomous has done a great job with these; Distant Planet was soft and smooth, well-pigmented, and easy to blend!
 
THE LIP POISONS
 

 
I was originally attracted to Venomous Cosmetics after seeing a post featuring their Lip Poisons. I am a weird lip colour whore so I had to try these! They are somewhat similar to Fyrinnae's Lip Lustres but I would say they are thicker and a bit stickier. I personally quite enjoy the formulation of this product! They wear well on their own or as a layering product. My only complaint was that the labels smudged quite easily.

SWATCHES
 

From left to right: Starship, Oxygen Deprivation, One Crazy Night in Bangkok, Deep Space, Corrupt.
 
Overall, I have had a good experience with this company. I had no problems with shipping, ordering, or customer service. The quality and uniqueness of their products is excellent. I would definitely recommend trying out some stuff from Venomous Cosmetics if you're looking for something new!
 
 
Have you ever tried anything from Venomous Cosmetics?
 
 
***DISCLAIMER: ALL PRODUCTS WERE PURCHASED BY ME.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Jewel Tone Look with Indie Cosmetics

I love fall makeup. Nothing screams fall to me like jewel-toned shadows and dark lips! Here is a look I did for going to a hockey game. I don't really like sports and that sort of thing but I am Canadian and as such one ends up at a hockey game against their will every now and again whether they like it or not. Even though a sporting event is not really something one needs makeup for, I slapped a bunch of makeup on anyway because THAT'S WHAT I DO. I used things from some of my favourite indie comapnies!

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

CHEEKS: My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush in LSD.

LIPS: Morgana Cryptoria Incantation Lip Balm.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: Fyrinnae Wicked, Madame and Eve's, and Conjuror.
Eyeliners: MUFE Aqua Liner #11, UD Perversion Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner.
Mascara: Maybelline Illegal Length, L'Oreal Double Extend in Black Quartz.

THE EQUIPMENT

 
THE EYES



 
THE LIPS

 
THE LOOK

 
Do you like to wear a boatload of makeup in situations where it is completely unneccessary?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fyrinnae Eyeshadow and Blush Swatches

I got these lovelies a LONG time ago but never got around to posting them!! Here are some swatches of some AWESOME Fyrinnae shadows and a blush!


THE HAUL
 

THE SWATCHES




 


From left to right: Calavera Cupcakes, Cuddlefish ,Powder Blush in Seduce, Wake Not the Dead , Steampunk, Purgatory.

Steampunk is a freakin' awesome colour with fabulous sparkle that you can see in the blurry swatch picture above. Below I have a close-up picture of Wake Not the Dead to show the multi-coloured sparkle goodness! This is such a unique colour, it is one of my favourites from Fyrinnae! (It is not available anymore! It is from Halloween 2011, I am so behind, booo!)
 
 
I know it's hard to pick one, but what are your favourite Fyrinnae shadows? Are there any that you love but can't get anymore?