Grunge is back, and I’m loving it! That tough girl that doesn’t give a f*** about looking pretty for boys can finally break out of her cage for this fall’s hottest trend. To create a grunge look, use matte or demi-matte finish products. Think of shimmer and glitter to be the anti-grunge makeup. The only “dew” on your skin should be sweat from partying too hard! In my Grunge Makeup Tutorial video, I’ll show you how to create scary beautiful eye makeup featuring some of my favorite dark colors.
List of products:
MAC Paint Pot – Soft Ochre MAC Eye shadow quad – Evil Eye
MAC Eye Khol – Smolder
MAC Opulash mascara – Optimum Black
FACE: Lancome Tent Idol Freshwear foundation
Benefit Erase Paste concealer
MAC Studio Careblend Powder
Clinique Shimmering Tones Powder – Black Honey
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural – Give Me Sun
Lancome lip liner – Lilac
MAC Mattene lipstick – Potent Fig
Sonia Kashuk “Small Multi-Purpose Powder Brush”
It’s magical and whimsical and marketed right. I have to admit, if Sephora didn’t have this mascara in every email blast for a month, I would have never heard of it. As I read more about it, I wanted to give it a try. The ingredients were interesting and the applicator was original. After one layer of Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara ($24) I fell in love. I love the dolly/doe eyed effect it gave my eyes.
How does it work? The fibers lengthen while collagen adds a supple plump your to your lashes. Their “curl-keep” polymer keeps lashes curled all day without the need for a lash curler and jojoba oil and squalane keep your lashes strong and moisturized. The unusual applicator looks like 3 spheres on a curved brush. This helps to lift and curl the inner, center, and outer corner lashes for a maximum eye opening effect. Fairy Drops is a Japanese cosmetics company that has an entire line of makeup available to Asia only. Hopefully, the success of their Drama Queen mascara will bring more of their products to the States.
See Fairy Drops Mascara in action. Watch my video review!
Tis the season for fashion shows and fresh ideas! I was so inspired by the Art to Wear and Raleigh Redress fashion shows, that I decided to make my own clothes! My brain was over flowing with ideas, so I had to create some handmade kitsch clothing. I’m not a great sewer and I have one of those $80 Brother sewing machines, but I’m the only one who knows what my clothes look like inside out, right? I spent all week finally starting to put a dent in my fabric stash. The end result? Check out my Flickr slide show!
I’ve always loved the super kawaii clutter of Tokidoki Designs. Now they have a whole cosmetics line available at Sephora that I couldn’t refuse. I really didn’t expect much from makeup in packaging so cute it made me want to vomit rainbows and unicorns, but I was pleasantly surprised. My video shows what I love about the eyeshadows, brushes, mascara, lip stain and lip glosses. There are also swatches and an application tutorial. Tokidoki!!! SQUEE!!!