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Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween 2009 - Black Kitty makeup :3

I was a black cat for the Halloween party of my Grad Student Association! :3
This makeup took a bit more than an hour, and I think I put a bit too much effort into it because there are only 8 other people at the party wearing costumes. I did won 2nd place for the costume contest though!

Here is a rough step-by-step of what I did (I skipped some steps):

I covered my eyebrows with gluestick and concealer, and primed my eyelid area (upper and lower) with Urban Decay Primer Potion. I will post a longer review of this later, but so far I think it works pretty well!
I am wearing Dollyeye Brown circle lens by the way, which I reviewed in this post.

I put on black eyeshadow along my upper lashline, ending in extreme wings on the outer corners. I forgot to take a pic before moving onto the next step, so the two sides look different. :p

I applied gunmetal eyeshadow onto my lids and blended it up and into the black, so that it "wings" out also.

Silver eyeshadow is applied all the way up to my browbone and blended into the gunmetal.

I lined the upper and lower lashline with black eyeliner pencil, ending in downwards-swooping points in the inner corner, and a slight flick at the outer corners. I also put white eyeliner below the black lower eyeline with a downward swoop.

The black eyeliner is defined so that the points are sharp using liquid eyeliner. I then curled and applied mascara to my upper lashes, and put on false lashes. (forgot to take pic for this)

Finally, I drew whiskers and "brows" with white eyeliner and black liquid eyeliner, and shaded my nose and lips with gunmetal eyeshadow.

I put my hair into victory rolls to imitate cat ears, and put the back into a ponytail as a tail.

The rest of the costume is very simple, just the thick ribbon, bell and all-black clothes. I also wore high-heeled boots when I was at the party.

Here are more closeups and camwhoring pics. I think the makeup turned out pretty well, even though the costume isn't that original. :)

Happy Halloween! :3


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Things to come

Hey guys, sorry for being absent these past few weeks, I am having midterms and school is just busy in general. Here is a quick preview of stuff to come in the future, I will get these up as soon as I can, I promise!

- My Halloween look (might do a tutorial of it afterwards)
- Reviews: beautyblender sponge, Urban Decay Primer Potion, EOS Max Pure Brown lenses and more!
- Mini-tutorials (maybe?)

A big Thank You again to all my new subscribers, I am glad you like what I have here so far :)


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Quick post - Thank you Mizz Worthy!

I got a package from Mizz Worthy yesterday, containing the Illamasqua Sirens quad I won from the Myths and Legends contest quite a while ago, as well as two more goodies:
- Sleek Divine Mineral Based Eyeshadow Palette in "The Original"
- beautyuk bronzer
A big THANK YOU to Mizz Worthy, and I will do a review of the products as soon as I can! :)


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nail Polish Review - China Glaze Matte Magic Top Coat

Matte nail polishes seems to be the "in" thing right now, and I had been trying to get my hands on them. Today I stumbled upon the new-ish China Glaze Matte Magic top coat at my local Sally's while shopping for halloween supplies, and I bought it (along with a bunch of mini nail polishes) on a whim. I tested it on my pinky, applying two coats over cheapo black nail polish:

The top coat applies very smoothly, and does it job well. I will report back on its lasting power a few days later, and will try it out on a lighter colored polish next time I do my nails. :)


Friday, October 2, 2009

100+ Subscribers - THANKS!

I checked this blog today and realized I have over one hundred subscribers already! I can't believe that even though I haven't made a real update for almost a month already, you guys are still interested in this blog. Thank you very much! :D