Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Valkyrie - LOTD Inspired by Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere

I did this look for this week's Never Too Much Sparkle challenge, which is video game-themed. My recent favorite game is definitely Odin Sphere. It's an older game (it was for PS2) but I downloaded it a couple months ago on PlayStation Network and played through it. It's such a great game! It's a side scroller, but it's so pretty and has a great story. You play through five short stories as five different characters. One of my favorites is Gwendolyn, daughter of Demon Lord Odin. I pretty much just based this look off the blues and purples from the feathers on her armor.

Better look at Gwendolyn:

-L'Oreal True Match foundation in Classic Ivory (neutral)
-some ol' Clinique powder stuff.

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Sugarpill "Magpie" on inner corners
-Persephone Minerals "Mercury Aqua Rhapsody" on inner lid
-Fyrinnae "New Moons Light" center of lid
-Morgana Cryptoria "Zombie Ambrosia" also on the center of the lid, blended into New Moon's Light
-Sugarpill "Weekender" on outer lid
-Glamour Doll Eyes "Tattooed" starting to blend out onto the temples
-Sugarpill "Poison Plum" on lower lashline and blended out around the temples
-Sugarpill "Lumi" patted onto the center of the lids
-Matte black from Kat Von D Metal Orchestra palette on outer crease for dimension
-MAC Feline black eyeliner on lower lash line
-Maybelline One by One black mascara
-Eyelashes are from NYX, but I forget which ones they are

-Morgana Cryptoria "Starburst" lip balm in the corners for some depth (dark gray-ish blue)
-Morgana Cryptoria "Otherworldly"
Sugarpill "Weekender" dabbed onto center of the lips for some purplish blue shimmer

Whew! This look was a doozy but I really love how it turned out! I don't get the chance to do these elaborate looks very much, unfortunately. They're fun. Now I'm kind of tempted to do the other four Odin Sphere characters...

Have a lovely evening! :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

LOTD with Anna's Favorite Indie Neutrals

It's pretty rare that I get excited about neutrals. It's not that I don't like them, I just don't get excited about them. I guess I've just felt like there can only be so many shades of brown, and I'll never really care about any of them. However, there are a few gems that I have found in the indie makeup world that have captured my little heart. I figured I'd do a look using some of them. I would like to point out first, though, that Shiro Cosmetics "Meowth" is my number one favorite neutral, but I can't find it, so that's why it's not in this look. :(

Natural light:

-Too Face Shadow Insurance
-Aromaleigh "Teddy Wisp" in the crease
-Shiro Cosmetics "S.S. Anne" on outer 1/2 of lid
-Morgana Cryptoria "Pyramid Scheme" on inner 1/2 of lid and blended up above Teddy Wisp
-Fyrinnae "Samhain Spirits" on lower lash line
-MAC Feline black eyeliner on upper lash line and water line
-Maybelline One by One black mascara

-L'Oreal True Match concealer
L'Oreal True Match foundation (Classic Ivory: Neutral)
-e.l.f. complexion perfection

Lips: -Evil Shades "Deception" Hardcore Lips

Well, of course I love this look. These are most of (but not all!) of my favorite neutrals! Despite what I said earlier about not getting excited about them, I do think browns and beiges look good on me, and honestly I wear them more than anything else. I'm sad I can't find Meowth, though, because that would have made this look just perfect. I know it's in the abyss in my bathroom somewhere, it just hasn't turned up yet.

Anyway, let me know what you think and have a lovely evening! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hydrangea LOTD

Woah, it's been a while. It must have been a LONG while, because Blogger looks totally different. Wow. Well, I'm back for now. This semester kinda kicked my ass, but it's over now and I'm kinda getting back into makeup lately so HOPEFULLY I can make this blog less of a ghost town.
Here's the look I wore...two days ago. My mom said it reminded her of hydrangea flowers, so I thought that'd be a good name. I originally had Sugarpill "Afterparty" all in the crease, but I toned it down with a darker blue. This look was still more vibrant in person, though. I think I need to get the hang of photographing my looks again.
The last one is in natural light.

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Sugarpill "Afterparty" in crease, as well as the dark blue from the Kat Von D "Metal Orchestra" palette
-Sugarpill "Poison Plum" on outer 1/2 of lids
-Fyrinnae "Sequined Master" all over main lids and blended into Poison Plum
-Sugarpill "Lumi" on inner corners and blended up above the other colors
-MAC Feline black eyeliner on upper lashline
-NYX Milk on waterline (I need to find a better white eyeliner for my waterline..that stuff is TOO white)
-Maybelline One by One black mascara

-Garnier BB Cream in Light/Medium (a little too dark for me)
-Cover Girl Aquasmooth foundation in Classic Ivory
-e.l.f. Complexion Perfection

I just have some Burt's Bees lip balm on my lips, no lipstick or anything.

So yeah. I'm still alive. If you don't remember me, I understand, but I still you remember you all so I'm going to go try and catch up with everyone now. :) Have a lovely weekend!