söndag 30 december 2012

The Heart Breaker

This is the result of my playing around with the Heart Breaker palette by Sugarpill... I really wanted to do a look with all of the eyeshadows in this palette and this is what I came up with. It is very hard to use them all and get a coherent look.

These colors will look great both on blue and brown eyes. Here it is on my natural eye color.

On brown eyes. :3 Creative eyebrows that will get so much crap from people if Sugarpill decides to post it on their Facebook page. A lot of people there goes mental whenever they see eyebrows that diverts from their opinion of "normal". Most of the time I'm very indifferent to that, they may think what they want, but sometimes I get so tired of all haters... *___*

Unfortunately the sun went down before I managed to snap a full face picture of this look. Meh! Thank god that the days are now slowly becoming longer. It will definitely be an advantage for my photographing.

*Skin base foundation 02 (Illamasqua)
*Studio finish concealer (M.A.C.)
*Loose powder (Isadora)

*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)

*Heart Breaker palette (Sugarpill)
*Tako (Sugarpill)
*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)
*Gel liner Mystic (Makeup Geek)
*Medium Pencil S.O.P.H.I.E. (Illamasqua)
*Waterproof Glossy Eyeliner (Isadora)
*False lashes #111 (Ardell)


I hope you're all having a great time and have something fun planned for New Years Eve! :)
Thanks for reading!

onsdag 26 december 2012

Sugarpill Swatch-fest

I must have been very nice this year because Santa brought me a lot of awesome gifts! :D Or at least I have the most wonderful boyfriend in the world who knows exactly what I like! Anyway, I got some stuff from Sugarpill (and also some from Illamasqua) that I, the duteous makeup-blogger I am, had to swatch for you. You probably have seen swatches of these products already, but if not, just keep reading.

I got the two palettes that I didn't have; Sweetheart and Heart Breaker. As if those awesome palettes weren't enough Mr. Noire also got me the gorgeous pigment Stella, and Sugarpill provided a sample of their golden beauty Goldilux. Happy madam Noire! :D

Let's start with the Heart Breaker palette that contains the eyeshadows Acidberry, Velocity, 2AM and Mochi. 

This is seriously the perfect lime-green eyeshadow! The color is a little bit more sheer than I expected (but bear in mind that these swatches are made on my arm; the eyelids are oilier which "enhances" the eyeshadow). On top of NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk it becomes more vibrant and gets this delicious sheen that reminds me of a polished Granny Smith apple. Yummy!

This color reminds me a lot of Makeup Geek's Neptune, but is a little bit more pigmented and maybe a little darker as well. It is a matte royal blue that I bet will look stunning on brown/black eyes!

2AM is the perfect marriage between purple and pink. It is a matte magenta that when applied over NYX's Milk gets a gorgeous bluish sheen.

Mochi was the reason for my falling in love with this palette. It is insanely pigmented - then I really mean insanely - and I find this beautiful minty sea-green rather unique. It is matte but in the same time there's a slight pearly sheen that enhances the color (at least I imagine it does... ;) ) and adds to this eyeshadows oceanic soul.

Let's move on to the Sweetheart palette... It inhabits the eyeshadows Dollipop, Afterparty, Midori and Tako.

Pink, pink, pink! It couldn't be more pink even if it tried. I've been longing for this eyeshadow for ages and now that it's finally mine I'm not disappointed. :) Use it alone to get a hot pink statement shadow or mixed with Tako to tone it down into a more baby pink cutiepie.

Bright turquoise-ish blue with a semi-pearl sheen; that is, it is not entirely matte but not very shimmery either. I don't use blue eyeshadow that often but this one is so pretty I might change that habit. :) I'm looking forward to try it out in some kind of gradient-look with Velocity and Mochi.

Very pretty emerald green. I must admit that this is the one I was least curious about when I drooled over the palettes at Sugarpill's webshop.

Matte white. The formula is perfect and the pigmentation amazing! I mean, look at it!

And now onto the loose eyeshadows. :)

Honestly, no picture can make this loose eyeshadow justice. It is just... WOW! It is a jet black powder inhabited by sparkles in all the colors of the rainbow. Loads of sparkles. LOVE! By the way, did I mention the sparkles? :)

I can't but agree with Sugarpill's own description of this shadow; "The brightest gold you've ever seen."  I have tried a lot of gold eyeshadows but none have had the same shine as this, which is exactly what makes this eyeshadow special. I have to buy the full size of this eyeshadow some time.

With that said, we've come to the end of this Sugarpill swatch-fest. Have you guys tried any of Sugarpill's eyeshadows? Which one is your absolute favorite? Which one is number one on your wishlist? :)

I hope that every one of you have had a great Christmas! :) Thanks a lot for reading!

måndag 24 december 2012

Merry Christmas!

Here in Sweden we celebrate Christmas the 24th and not the 25th as I know many of you do. So today I am celebrating Christmas with Mr. Noire and Ester and I am very eager to give Mr. Noire his presents and see his reaction. :) Anyways, here's the look I'm wearing for Christmas!

I didn't feel like spending an eternity doing my makeup today so I went for something classic and elegant. A grey smokey eye, red lips and classic red nails.

Smokey smoke... And instead of a regular beauty mark I used a rhinestone. :)

Red lips and experimental pin up-ish hair. ;)

Blood red nails. :)

*Skin base foundation 02 (Illamasqua)
*Studio finish concealer (M.A.C.)
*Loose powder (Isadora)

*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)

*Galaxy (Makeup Geek)
*Prom night (Makeup Geek)
*White lies (Makeup Geek)
*Medium Pencil S.O.P.H.I.E. (Illamasqua)
*Waterproof Glossy Eyeliner (Isadora)
*False lashes #111 (Ardell)

*Elegant (Makeup Geek)

*Femme fatal (Isadora)


Have a very merry Christmas everyone! And thank you for reading. :)


Bat brushes come from: http://liquid-venom.deviantart.com/art/Tim-Burton-Style-Bats-26197759

Star brushes come from: http://falln-brushes.deviantart.com/art/Shooting-Stars-Brushes-26096232

fredag 21 december 2012

The End Of The World

I just realized how long it has been since my last post. *___* Sorry! I've been busy... Well... Painting. And that's where all my creativity has gone.

Since the world is going to end today I thought it would be proper to do a makeup look inspired by that event. When I think of the doomsday I always think of this beautiful poem by Robert Frost.

"Some say the world will end in fire
Some say in ice
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice"

Long story short, this poem was my main inspiration for today's look. :)

Rather than involving any blue eyeshadow I decided to keep the "ice" in white and silver.

I think that the thing I liked best with this look was the eyebrows. :3

The whole face pictures of this look were terrible so here's a B&W one instead... With strange hair. XD

*Skin base foundation 02 (Illamasqua)
*Studio finish concealer (M.A.C.)

*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)
*Glitter eyeliner Disco (Viva la Diva)
*Silver glitter and rhinestones (no brand)

*Gel liner Immortal (Makeup Geek)
*Love+ (Sugarpill)
*Flamepoint (Sugarpill)
*Buttercupcake (Sugarpill)
*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)
*Latte (Makeup Geek)
*Vanilla bean (Makeup Geek)
*Jumbo pencil Milk (Nyx)
*White lies (Makeup Geek)
*Ice Queen (Makeup Geek)
*Medium Pencil S.O.P.H.I.E. (Illamasqua)

*Glitter eyeliner Disco (Viva la Diva)
*Silver glitter and rhinestones (no brand)
*False lashes long black (H&M) 

*Nothing! :D 


Anyway, thank you for reading and hope you all will have a great Christmas holidays! (If the world doesn't end before that, that is...)

måndag 17 december 2012

Blog banner inspired look

Lately I've been feeling very un-confident with my makeup work and the pictures I take. Whenever I've done a look it felt like it wasn't good enough and that the pictures I took were just insufficient. I guess all artists have such periods some times.
The other day however I did a look that actually turned out the way I intended it to and the pictures I took of it were not bad at all! I hardly had to edit them, even. :)

This is the look that I will be wearing at New Years Eve (at least that's what I'm planning to wear right now...). I am not going to any fancy party but glittery makeup is always fun. :)

And the glitter actually showed up on the pictures! :D *YAY!*

I figured nude lips would look best with this look.

On my lips I have Darling by Makeup Geek, which is by far my favorite nude lipstick, and on top of that the lipgloss Edelweiss by Face Stockholm (which tastes and smells terrible...).

Step 1. Put some Scotch tape on the outer corner of your eye. This will help creating a crisp edge to the eyeshadow. :) Then, apply a black gel liner as a base on your whole lid. Blend out the edge slightly.

Step 2. On top of the black base, apply a matte black eyeshadow.

Step 3. Above the black, apply a shimmery medium purple/plum. This is going to act as a transition color, which will make the vibrant, matte purple we are adding later a lot easier to blend. The eyeshadow I've used for this step is Sensuous by Makeup Geek.

Step 4. Now, take a vibrant matte purple (Poison plum by Sugarpill, for instance...) and apply it over the transition color. The only way to get a perfect gradient here is to apply, blend, apply, blend... etc. until you are satisfied.

Step 5. As a highlight color I used the lavender purple Wisteria by Makeup Geek. Apply on your browbone and blend it downwards. Then, you can add some more Poison plum blend, add Wisteria again and blend. Do so until the gradient is smooth and even.

Step 6. Remove the tape and clean up underneath your eyes.

Step 7. Black eyeliner and black eyeshadow on the lower lash line.

Step 8. Apply some of Poison plum under the eye and blend out. Apply foundation, concealer and powder.

Step 9. Mascara, false eyelashes and then some gunmetal glitter on the lid. There are several methods of making the glitter stick to your skin, but the one I like best is to first put on some glitter eyeliner and before it dries pat on some dry glitter.

Step 10. With a liquid eyeliner draw a series of "sloppy" circles (that is, don't bother if they are not completely round...), C-shapes and dots.

Step 11. Fill the dots with glitter.

Step 12. Fill in your eyebrows and you're done!


So what about you guys, what kind of makeup are you going to wear at New Years Eve? :) Will you go for something with glitter? Something colorful?

Thanks a lot for reading and hope you have a lovely day! :)