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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Festival Kinetik 2012 Phase 1

Hello! Please excuse my late comments recently, I have been quite ill this month. Not really the best start-off to a new year :( Hopefully I'll come out of it soon!

Anyway, here's my makeup from Phase 1 of Festival Kinetik. Black and yellow was my theme for this look. Some of the bands we saw that day were Projekt F,Winterkalte Adversary, Nachtmahr, and Combichrist.

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: SoBe Botanical Duochrome Blush in Nouveau.

LIPS: Illamasqua Pristine and MAC Lipmix in Black with Medusa's Makeup Big Bird Eye Dust on top.

EYES: Base: UDPP, MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, NYX JEP's in Milk and Black Bean.
Eyeshadows: Sugarpill Buttercupcake, Concrete Minerals Black Metal, Inglot Matte 323, Inglot AMC 64.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner, Persephone Minerals Venus Love and Beauty Shock (foiled).
Mascara: Lise Watier 24 Hours Glam.






Synth Dreads: Par moi.
Goggles: I Kick Shins.
Necklace: ArtWithLatex.
Dress and Gloves: Polymorphe.
Tights: Ebay.
Boots: Demonia.




One of the things I love about Montreal is that people there are unafraid of the goths. The two of us were trying to take a picture of ourselves without much success at 2 AM and this sophisticated-looking lady nonchalantly walks up and politely asks, "Would you like me to take your picture for you?" YES PLEASE!! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cyber Goth Clubbing in Montreal

Here's a cyber goth look that I wore to go dancing in Montreal on my trip. I was going to remove my eyebrows before I went to Montreal such that I could have a bit more goth-y fun with my makeup but then I remembered that I'm a grown adult with a job so...yeah. Not having eyebrows probably wouldn't go over so well for my work look so I just decided to pluck then to within an inch of their lives and I liked the result. I played around with one of my Inglot glosses and it looked really neat! It unfortunately caused my lipstick to feather a bit but I was lazy and didn't wear lipliner so that didn't help either.

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: Sobe Botanicals DuoChrome blush in Nouveau.

LIPS: Illamasqua Pristine with Inglot AMC 541 lipgloss over top.

EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Eyeshadows: Sleek Sparkle Palette: Tinsel, Noir, Glitz & Glamour.
Inglot: AMC 64 and Pearl 434.
Eyeliners: Maybelline Liquid Black Eyeliner, UD Perversion, Inglot liquid liner in 27 Silver.
Mascara: Lise Watier 24 Hours Glam.
False Eyelashes: Ardell London.






Cyberlox: Made by me.
Goggles: I Kick Shins.
Collar and Cuff: Cryoflesh.
Corset and Skirt: Artifice Clothing.
Stockings: Ebay.
Boots: Demonia.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Inglot Swatches

Inglot has been a very popular makeup brand with bloggers over the past couple of years and now that I have tried out some of their stuff I can see why! They have a very large selection of products and colours and the quality of everything that I've tried is really good. It is also a higher quality brand that is comparatively affordable, albeit less so in Canada as the prices are higher here than in the U.S. and elsewhere.

I purchased one liquid eyeliner, two of the AMC lipglosses, and a 20-pan eyeshadow palette which just so happened to be on sale when I purchased it. SCORE! I enjoy the packaging of Inglot products, it is simple and sleek.



The Freedom System palettes offered by Inglot are an excellent idea in my opinon. They come in a variety of sizes and can be filled with one's own selection of eye, lip, and/or cheek products. They are really well made with heavy-feeling materials. The covers for their palettes are made from thick plastic that is held in place by VERY strong magnets! At first, I found it hard to get the cover off of mine but my husband suggested sliding it upwards as in the above photo which works much better than my nail-breaking version of prying it straight up (he's pretty pleased with himself over that). It is also kind of hard to remove your pans from the palette but I found that if you use one of the magnets in the corner of the cover you can lift them out easily as seen below.


I tried to make my palette worthwhile and versatile. I chose bright and fun shades, dark and sparkly shades, and neutral shades such that I can use my palette for work as well as more interesting types of makeup. I made sure that I included several of the matte shades in my palette as high quality matte shadows are hard to find but Inglot offers smooth and highly pigmented ones. Inglot has a horribly confusing way of naming their eyeshadows which I will not get into here; I wish the eyeshadows just had names or numbers or something. The abbreviations stand for something or other but I can't really be bothered to look into it. Anyway, on to the swatches!


From left to right: Matte 343,  Matte 323, AMC 51, Matte 366, DS 495.

From left to right:AMC 59, AMC 58, Matte 372, Matte 338, AMC 73.

From left to right: DS 459, AMC 65 (black with blue sparkle), AMC 64 (black with gold sparkle), AMC 62 (black with pink sparkle), AMC 74.

From left to right: Pearl 434, DS 458, Matte 342, Matte 349, Matte 353.

It is pretty hard to see any of the awesome sparkles in the swatch pictures, unfortunately :(


AMC 543

AMC 541

Left: AMC 541, Right: AMC 543.

The lipglosses have the coolest colour shifts EVER! If you have a chance to pick one of the AMC glosses up, I highly recommend it as they are very unique.

Have you ever tried Inglot Cosmetics? What did you think of their products?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Festival Kinetik 2012: Trip to Montreal

Last May, I went on a trip to Montreal to attend Festival Kinetik. It's a five day long alternative music festival that features bands of various genres such as EBM, noise, electronic, goth, industrial, etc. The last time I had been able to go was 2009 so I was really excited! Here are a few pictures of Montreal.

I always pack "light" when it comes to makeup......

A view of the city from Mont Royal

When in Montreal, one must eat poutine!

The macro setting makes it look like I know what I'm doing.

I found BLACK grass at the botanical gardens. I was quite pleased with myself.

A nice photo of myself and my "husband" in the botanical gardens.

The most "goth" I've looked in the daytime for YEARS.

Necklace: Batucada
Dress + Belt: Sourpuss Clothing
Tights: WALMART for $3
Boots: Brown's Shoes

Montreal is amusing because you randomly see people dressed like this.....

Outside of one of the nightclubs we went to.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where Formula 1 races are held.

A BOAT. I come from the prairies, I don't get to see boats very often.

Obligatory cemetery picture.

When you go up on Mount Royal, you see this sign:

Of course, people still feed them anyway. I kept my distance as I did not want to get the sh*t scratched out of me and end up with rabies.

While we were staying in Montreal, there were some student protests about tuition fees. SHIT GOT REAL. It took 1 hour to take a 10 minute taxi drive to a club because there were literally 30 police cars and streets full of students!

There was even tear gas outside of the venue of the music festival when a protest went awry outside! Thankfully, security kept people inside the venue while this was going on.

Finally, a picture of the endless makeup in the INGLOT STORE!

Stay tuned for some Inglot swatches and makeup looks from the music festival!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Blue Blowout

Here is a look using the Maybelline Colour Explosion Blue Blowout Palette!

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 Blush.

LIPS: Evil Shades Deviant Lipstick in Silk Stockings, Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polish in Blanche.

EYES:Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ocrhe.
Eyeshadows: Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Explosion Palette in Blue Blowout.
Eyeliners: UD Binge, Perversion, and Electric; Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, Geisha Ink Eyeliner.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.





Do you like blue eyeshadow?  Or do you think it makes one look like an 80's hooker?