Tuesday, October 25, 2011


My attempt at doing a vampire look for Halloween..although I won't be going anywhere or doing anything for Halloween since I have SFX class.
I sort of did this look off the top of my head, while using inspirations from other vampire looks I've seen on YT and blogs.

I don't normally use so much color on my eyes, let alone dark colors. I blended purple and black on the lid and a bit of dark brown in the crease to add depth. I kept the shadows matte and didn't blend too high up to avoid looking like I have a black eye.
As I blended the outer edge of the shadows, I used a tissue to guide the blending into a wing, but it's barely noticeable, if I blended out or downwards, my eyes would start looking droopy. Using false lashes also adds more oomph to the eyes.
Brows were lightly filled in to keep them from over powering the eyeshadows. Sorry I don't have any close up pictures.
I also kept my complexion matte since I imagine vampires are pale and dull looking. I added a bit of deep red blush and a contour shade under my cheek bones, but didn't over do it to keep the eyes the main focus.
For the lips, I just dabbed foundation on and red lipstick on the inner center of the top and bottom lip.
The blood is just fake blood from my SFX kit.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color

Tim recently went to Las Vegas for a business trip at Zappos and he was nice enough to help me pick up a couple items from Bobbi Brown. It's always such a confusing thing for guys, if they ever have to go into a makeup store.

I saw on the BB website the Marrakesh Chic Collection and fell in love with the Creamy Lip Color in Washed Seashell #52. It's described as a shimmering medium tone nude pink on the website.
This is my first Bobbi Brown lipstick and I'm impressed by the packaging; a sleek black tube that has a nice click when I close the cover. No need to worry that it'll come loose if it fell out of my makeup bag.
It's a nude color indeed, it pretty much matches my lip color and adds a light shimmer on top without changing my lip color. The shimmer looks almost frosty rather than crystal-y shimmer. Great for everyday wear with subtle color on the lips.
My only complaint is the texture/feel of the lipstick. I figured a "creamy lip color" would feel very smooth and soft, but I had to use a bit more pressure to apply. It feels more like I'm applying a lip balm, but it feels sort of sticky on my lips. For comparison, my Laura Mercier gel lip colors are much softer and smoother when applying on my lips.
I don't mind the stickyness too much unless it's windy outside, I wish it didn't feel like I'm wearing a lipgloss. I suppose the stickyness makes up for the lasting power. Also the lipstick has a slight plastic smell to it, which I'm not too fond of.
Oh well, it's still a very beautiful nude pink, as if I didn't have enough lipsticks already, still worth a try since it's cheaper to purchase in the states.
Just a quick EOTD with Lancome Crystal Rose duo eyeshadow. I can't believe how sheer this goes on, sheerer than my beloved Japanese eyeshadows, which I think aren't super pigmented to begin with. Throughout the day, I notice the eyeshadow slowly fading out a bit.. -___-'
Using the Majolica Majorca pink cream shadow as a base helps the pinky beige color stand out a bit more. Also blended the darkest shade on top of MUFE Aqua Liner in 2L and topped it off with Majolica Majorca liquid liner in BR601.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hello! Long time no blog

Hellooo! Wow it's been so long since I've blogged, been thinking about new posts for a while but didn't get a chance to do them, so here's a big one!
I recently went to a L'oreal private sale, I didn't really see anything I liked and ended up picking up 2 items for about $10 total.
Although I don't have much of a chance to use my nail polishes anymore, I still picked up the Essie polish in Too Too Hot, $2.50! Can't go wrong with that. I also purchased a Lancome shadow duo, which I assume is from an old collection since I can't find it on the Lancome Canada site. It was only $7.50, I didn't need any more eyeshadows so this was just a spontaneous purchase..so cheap!
I haven't actually used the shadows yet, so no pictures for now. The palette is called Crystal Rose and has a pinkish beige shade and grey with greenish tones, very nice when blended together.
However, you can see that it's not super pigmented, so it's more of a daytime natural eye shadow duo.
Even though I'm a makeup student, I stopped using so much makeup, mostly because it has to come off at school anyway for my classmates to practice on me, or I just don't feel a big urge to have so much color on my eyes anymore. I remember back when I was teaching in Korea, I would always have some sort of color on my eyes.
Nowadays, it's either brown shadows, or just brown/black liners, with more focus on keeping my skin dewy looking. I'm a bit more obsessed with my base makeup because I found one I love, Bobbi Brown. Now to finish my Laura Mercier concealer and slowly move onto Bobbi Brown.
Look how long my hair is now! So happy I can finally make a nice fish tail.
This semester, I started my special effects class. I have one more next semester doing more prosthetics. This semester is focusing on things that happen on the skin, like cuts, bruises, scrapes and burns. I haven't done burns yet, I'm pretty excited about it, as gross as it is. I hate seeing bloody things, but making a 3rd degree will be interesting.
In the meantime, here are some things I've done so far.
This is not on myself haha, I don't think I'll be able to construct one on my own face very well.
This is a laceration on my partner's jawline because she didn't want it on her face.
Bullet hole done from a close range headshot.
Bruise and scrapes....probably the easiest thing to do. The only downside to all this SFX makeup is, it only comes off with 99% alcohol...so you can only imagine how dry my skin gets in this class.
I've also played with latex to make gashes, but I wasn't too proud of my work so I didn't post a picture ^__^