söndag 30 september 2012

This or that. Makeup tag!

Hello makeup-lovers and fellow spooks! :) 

I found this really fun makeup tag at vanityandvodka.com and decided to participate. Let's just jump right ahead to the questions.

1. Blush or bronzer? Since I love being pale and emphasize my pale-ness I never, ever use bronzer so I'll definitely say blush for this one. I love using a pinkish blush to get that porcelain doll effect on my face. It's particularly nice in the winter.

2. Lipgloss or lipstick? Without doubt lipstick! I don't know what I would do without my black lipstick. :O

Madam Noire <3 Black lipstick

3. Chapstick or lip butter? Chapstick. I prefer moisturizing lipsticks though. :)

4. Matte or Sparkle Eye shadow? Both! They are both extremely pretty and effectful. I think I tend to use matte ones most though, especially matte black. But sparkly eyeshadows are great to put in the inner corner of the eyes for a brightening effect.

5. Eyeliner or mascara? Eyeliner. I don't think I've ever done a look without eyeliner, but it has happened (on rare occasions... :P) that I have forgotten to put on mascara.

6. Gel, Liquid, Cream or Pencil eyeliner? Gel liner is my current favorite. It's a universal product that can be used for so many different tasks. You can put it on the waterline and you can make tiny doodles and details with it as well. :)

7. Foundation or concealer? Foundation. I have visible pores and sometimes red areas on my skin which are covered with a thin coat of foundation. I only use concealer on my under eye area sometimes. Or as a primer when I don't have UDPP at hand. :)

8. Liquid or powder foundation? I always use liquid foundation because it is so easy to work with and gives a "glow" to the skin even though it has a matte finish.

I'm waiting for this baby to arrive in the mail. Guess who's going to spy on the postman every day this week... :P 

9. Neutral or statement eyes? STATEMENT! You would never have guessed that, would you? ^_^

My kind of makeup! :D 

10. Pressed or loose eyeshadows? I like pressed eyeshadows better, because they are easier to handle. Loose eyeshadows tend to get everywhere and cause a lot of mess.

11. Waterproof or non-waterproof? Waterproof is definitely the best, especially when you live in a town where it rains almost every day. The only thing I don't like with waterproof makeup is that it's harder to take off, at least with my makeup remover. XD

12. Brushes, sponges or fingers? Brushes! For foundation I use a flat foundation brush to apply the foundation evenly and then a duo-fiber brush to blend it and make sure there are no harsh lines at all.

Sigma F50 Duo Fiber brush. 

13. Powder, cream or liquid highlighter? I usually don't use highlighter on my face but if I would I would use a liquid highlighter. On the eyes I use eyeshadows to highlight so that would be powder then. :)

So that's my answers! Please go ahead and answer these questions yourself! It's fun! :)

lördag 29 september 2012

Raise your paw against the fur industry!

This week a wonderful campaign started at Lush Sweden, which is a collaboration with the Animal Rights Alliance (Djurrättsalliansen). It is a campaign against the cruel and completely meaningless fur industry, which inflicts terrible suffering upon thousands of animals.

In the Lush stores you can get more information about the fur industry and how the Animal Rights Alliance will help prevent animal suffering in association with this. You can write your name on a protest list and buy this cute soap. :)

It is a great soap too! Smells heavenly and the skin feels soft afterwards. It's only 59 SEK which is definitely a small price to pay for a good cause such as this.

fredag 28 september 2012


After having done the Pisces look for a Makeup Bee competition I got a request to do another Zodiac sign as well; Aries.
Since I love the theme I might do more looks in this series. If you want me to do a look inspired by your sign please just let me know. :)

Positive traits
*Full of energy, honest and outspoken
*Brave and loves challenges
*Shows compassion without difficulties
*Passionate and sexy
*Effective and gets things done right away
*You can't be bored in their presence! 

Negative traits
*Often very dominant
*Unruly and selfish
*Impatient and gets bored easily
*Tends to act immature when they don't get what they want
*Hot-headed and rash

Good matches: Leo, Capricorn, Sagittarius and Pisces

Bad matches: Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo and Cancer


*Ultra fluid foundation Alabaster (Kryolan)
*Studio Finish Concealer (M.A.C.)
*White pressed powder (Stargazer)

*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)

*Love+ (Sugarpill) 
*Flamepoint (Sugarpill) 
*Milk Jumbo pencil (NYX)
*White lies (Makeup Geek)
*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)
*Eye kohl Smolder (M.A.C.)
*Fluidline Blacktrack (M.A.C.)
*Ardell #115 false lashes (top), #108 (bottom)

*Black eyeliner pencil
*Russian red (M.A.C.)


That was my Aries goth/deathrock look. :) I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for reading and big hugs to all of you! 

onsdag 26 september 2012

Last dance

This is an extremely simple makeup look that I wore the other day. I used one single color on the lid and in the crease, and the eyeshadow I used for this is Last dance by Makeup Geek, which is a medium purply brown. I guess it kind of reminds of Sketch by M.A.C. in many ways.

The swatch to the left is on bare skin and the one to the right is on top of NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk.

 To achieve this makeup look just apply a black base on your lid and blend it upwards into the crease with a blending brush. On top of that apply last dance and blend it out. As a highlight color I used a matte withe on the brow bone and a shimmery white in the inner corner.

Since I've only used one eyeshadow for this look I won't do a list of products this time. :) 


This weekend I will do the makeup for another burlesque fashion show with Tokill4, which will be awesome! :D

tisdag 25 september 2012

Cold Chemistry

Whenever I hear that Sugarpill is launching something new I get so excited that I almost start bouncing up and down. And the palette they are releasing now is a collaboration with their amazing makeup-artist and model Amelia Arsenic, who - which some of you already know - is one of my favorites. :)

Doesn't this palette look gorgeous? It isn't as bright and vivid as their other palettes but I'm sure the shadows will be as intense and wonderful as we all expect them to be. :) 

So what do you guys say? Does this sound like a palette you would love to try out? :)

måndag 24 september 2012

The Sorting Hat says... Hufflepuff!

Hello makeup-lovers and fellow spooks! 

Finally - finally - I have managed to write this post which is the last in the Harry Potter House series. For some reason the color combo black and yellow was hard for me to work with. Yellow is a color that I like a lot but it makes me uncomfortable to wear yellow in public so I had to come up with some kind of discrete way of doing it. Haha, it's not really discrete at all when you think about it but the yellow is not as in your face as yellow usually tends to be.

This is definitely my favorite way of wearing yellow eyeshadow. In my crease I just put some neutral shadow to create some depth. 

The brows are drawn on first with a hard, dark brown pencil and then set with Corrupt by Makeup Geek. :)

I laughed a while at the lock of hair that has managed to escape my hat but decided that the photo will have to do anyway.

*Ultra fluid foundation Alabaster (Kryolan)
*Studio Finish Concealer (M.A.C.)*
*White pressed powder (Stargazer)

*Corrupt (Makeup Geek)
*Brown eyeliner pencil

*Taupe notch (Makeup Geek)  
*Buttercupcake (Sugarpill) 
*White lies (Makeup Geek)
*Milk Jumbo Pencil (NYX) 
*Eye kohl Smolder (M.A.C.)
*Fluidline Blacktrack (M.A.C.)
*Ardell #105 false lashes

*Black eyeliner pencil (Isadora)
*Goth (Viva la Diva)


That's the end of my Harry Potter series. :) I have some new series that I am going to do soon but we'll see when. One is a series of makeup looks inspired by the different Illamasqua collections.

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend!