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.

THE EQUIPMENT





THE LIPS


THE EYES



 THE LOOK


THE OUTFIT


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

Adversary
Nachtmahr

Combichrist

 OBLIGATORY PICTURE OF US WITH STREET ART ROBERT SMITH



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.

THE EQUIPMENT



THE LIPS


THE EYES





THE LOOK


 THE OUTFIT


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 GOODS


THE PACKAGING


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.


THE COLOURS


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!

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 :(

THE LIPGLOSSES


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:
Translation: 
DO NOT TOUCH ME
DO NOT FEED ME
I CARRY DISEASES


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.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES






THE LOOK


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