Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ha Bisky!

Upper Lid (Over Nyx Milk)
Duct: Madd Style Cosmetic's Ripple
Inner/Outer Lid: Virus Insanity's Ocean Mystery blended into Scaredy Cat Cosmetic's Chakra
Orbital Bone: Madd Style Cosmetic's Shiva
Highlight: Madd Style Cosmetic's Dr. Rockso

Lower Lid
Scaredy Cat Cosmetic's Chakra blended into Madd Style Cosmetic's Outlaw Star

Madd Style Cosmetics Dazzle Dust all over EVERYTHING. Because it is so kick ass.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm Baaack!

Hey everyone! How have you all been! I am officially back from my hiatus! (I graduated from the college I was at, and have been working out jobs, moving, and everything else! I've been a very busy Eige!)

Anywho! I'm breaking my hiatus with some nerdy makeup. Over my hiatus time, I took  a few hours out and beat a game that I had been DYING to beat: Portal 2. I am in love with the Portal games; so much that I wanted to do Portal themed makeup. :3

Yes, yes, I know. My nerd is showing. 

Madd Style Cosmetics Boognish (orange)
Madd Style Cosmetics Dr. Rockso (white)
Virus Insanity Eyeshadow Ocean Mystery (blue)
Madd Style Cosmetics Ripple (light blue)
Madd Style Cosmetics Spooky Girl (black)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Maleficent: Win? Fail?

Well, today I set off on my journey to explore the world of cut creases. Within seconds, I realized I wasn't very good at it. I kept on playing, and I came out with something pretty darn kick ass looking. :O
*note: after I realized that this look was NOT going to be a good candidate for a cut crease, I blended until my little self was happy with a different look, so I didn't have to waste any makeup!

Lets see. I used:
Madd Style Cosmetics' Acid Bath
Madd Style Cosmetics' Ecto Cooler
Beauty From the Earth Limeade (OMFGI LOVE THIS)
Madd Style Cosmetics' Mondo
Urban Decay Polyester Bride (highlight)

I adore the way the greens really BOUNCE off the purple. it made my brown eyes actually look brownish rather than black!

Coming up this weekend: How to Make Lipstick-Style Color from Your Pigments

This is a preview!

Next in my line of lip-color-related tutorials is making lipstick-style lip color from your pigments!
While practicing my organization and colors to use, I came across this gem: Virus Insanity Eyeshadow's Love Bite as lip color.... and figured I would feel guilty if I didn't share. :O
 *I accidentally labelled it as "Love Bites" - that is a typo! its actually called Love Bite. :)


 *Love Bite as a lipstick-style gloss

Love Bite as a MEGA glossy gloss!
*sorry for the blurry picture!

I need to know a few things before posting the tut - what color would you like to see appear in the next tutorial?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quick Tip: Refresh Your Hair Color

If you have fabulously funky hair, say... a whole head of bright green... you know what it is like to have your hair fade, and fade quickly. 

Try mixing in some left over dye into your shampoo for a quick refresher to your hair's color. Since I only have streaks... I occasionally take a little bit of purple dye and brush it in with a toothbrush a few minutes before I shower. :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

How To: Making Opaque Lipcolor from Your Favorite Pigments!

Hello all! I hope you can all forgive me for my absence, it is approaching finals week... and I am less then a month away from graduating from my current college. eep!! Needless to say, I have been busy!

Alright ladies, remember theses looks?

This is one of my absolute favorite techniques for applying outrageous lip color or adding a little bit of spark to any look. I generally use 3 different techniques for applying color to my lippies, but this technique is my absolute favorite for applying OPAQUE color. Now, you don't neccessarily have to do this with a "loud" color as I tend to do, you can do this with red, pink, etc. 

For this tutorial you will need:

The pigment (or pigments) of your choice. For this tutorial, I will be demonstrating how I concoct my sexy black gloss, as per multiple requests!! <3

A brush for application. (a lip brush would work best, but I prefer using a concealer brush!)

Toothpicks, or something for mixing the gloss. The back end of a makeup brush works too!

If you plan on making more than one wear's-worth of gloss, a standard pigment pot works great for storage. For this tutorial, I used a standard 3 gram jar. For more information on how to "recycle" your empty pots, and sanitize them properly, see Krissy's guide here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=197384006957791

Lastly, the gloss of your choice (not pictured). For this technique, I PREFER to use sticky glosses. Now, I know some of you just cringed in your seats. Why do I prefer the thick and sticky type? For me, I have found that the pigments mix more thoroughly and covers a lot more opaque than otherwise, and stay quite a bit longer. If you use a thinner gloss as your base, you might have to apply much more than you would usually wear to get the coverage as seen in my photos. :)

Let's get this party started.

Fill your clean pot with the gloss of your choice. I filled mine about 3/4 full. For this tutorial, I used a mixture of Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Gloss in Sugar Rush, a FABULOUS clear sparkling gloss. For those of you that are familiar with the VS glosses, you know that these things are thick! I also use a tiny bit of Rimmel's Twinkle Pink gloss to add a little bit more sparkle. 

Pink you say? yes. Why? 
Well, I will be adding black to the gloss, it will overpower the pale pink. This same thing works with colors other than black too. If you have a highly tinted gloss, it will tint the end result as well. You can use this in your favor! For example, if you want a really deep red, use a red gloss in tandem with red pigment!

For this tutorial, I used my favorite black for gloss: Madd Style Cosmetics' Spooky Girl. O.O 
so. smexy.

Add a fair amount of pigment straight to your gloss. 

..... and if you are horribly clumsy like me, I would suggest using a brush to push it into the pot. ;P

This is about how much pigment I add to the gloss base. Of course, the more pigment you add, the more opaque your gloss will become. Since I prefer the black to be SUPER opaque, I generally add about half to 3/4 of a teaspoon of pigment. (Keep in mind that this will fill a 3g pot.)

Once your pigment is on the gloss base, mix 'er up! I used a toothpick, but the end of a brush works well too! To be honest, that is what I usually do.... but I wanted the ease of throwing the toothpicks away this time :)
From here, you can add gloss or pigment, glitter or what-have-you until your gloss is what you are looking for. I added just a *touch* of Madd Style's Dazzle Dust. 


For application, I LOVE using a concealer brush. I like that I can have good control over tight lines. I do own a lip brush, but it *is* kinda crappy. I have also found that my concealer brush blends colors and gradients much better too! (video tutorial to come!)

This technique is not as long-wear as some other techniques I am going to share with you, but it is certainly my favorite for crazy, kick ass lips! Reapply gloss as needed. :)

And there you have it! As I said, I will be posting 2 more techniques regarding lip color in the near future... watch out! <3