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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crossplay makeup in action - Me as the Kid from Bastion

(Both photos taken by PhotoNinja)

Here are two really cool photo of my cosplay of the Kid from Bastion, an indie Action RPG game. I used a less severe version of my Drag King Makeup Tutorial, and I think it looked quite excellent. I do make quite a handsome boy, no? :D

Here is my ACP account in case you want to see more examples of my cosplays.


Product Review - NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo

Sorry for neglecting the blog so much, I am very busy with school and TAing this semester :( Here is a review of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, one of the best lip product I have used recently. 

This Lip Cream is a liquid-cream lip color that applies with a sponge-tip wand (like a lipgloss) and dries to a velvety soft matte finish. Its staying power is great, and doesn't budge much unless you actively rub it off. I also like how intense the color is; Monte Carlo is a bright blue-based red, and looks awesome with vintage looks. 

Here is the color swatched on my hand:

And here it is tested on my own lips:

A note on applying this product: You will need to make sure your lips are well-moisturized and flake-free, because it will catch on any flakes or cracks on your lips. 

Overall I think this is an excellent product, and it also comes in many colors (I also have London, a nude shade slightly darker and more beige than my own lips). You can find it in drug stores that sell NYX products, as well as online at NYXcosmetics.com