Archive | November 2011

Jack and Sally Look

Hey everyone! Still feeling crappy but I decided to do a Jack and Sally inspired look using Dark Heart Designs new collection based off of the Nightmare Before Christmas called “Halloween on Christmas”

I used their Eye Lights gel liner in Mad Scientist, based off of Dr. Finklestein and it is a gray green with blue shimmer, similar to his skin tone in the movie. It goes very well with Rag Doll, based off of Sally, an aqua with red shimmer on my lid. The red I used in the crease and outer V was the other color that was originally supposed to be for Rag Doll its a red with blue shimmers. I like both but the aqua fits better in the collection and is more versatile for eye wear. Bone Daddy is a bone color darker than Ghost Dog but lighter than The Mayor and it has orange sparkles. I put this on my brow bone and tear duct.  The lips are a red with purple undertones called Lock. From afar it does look a little orange but I like it a lot, it goes on very smooth and is not sticky. XO Cupcake

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Cute Look

Hi there! This was a look i did for school one day.  I was trying to see how big I could make my eyes look using makeup.  I have pretty large lips and eyes so manipulating the camera a bit gave me the huge doll eyes and smaller lips I wanted for the picture.  I used Retrofuturist by Lime Crime on my lips adn rubbed a bit of that onto my cheeks *this is a great tip when you have a lip color and you want a matching blush! Magic! I learned this tip from Lime Crime owner Doe Deere on her blogazine http://www.doedeereblogazine.com/* and for eyes I took a shimmery white for my browbone and inner tearduct, a silver for my lid, and a matte brown for my crease.  I took a pencil liner in black and outlined my top and bottom lashline getting larger and thicker towards the outside to create the large eye effect.  To avoid counteracting my large eye effect I avoided the inner corner of my eye. If I had smaller eyes I would have only extended the eyeliner to the middle of my eye and blended inward.  A few good coats of black lash thickening mascara and voila!

Lime Crime http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=1159

Dark Heart Designs Halloween on Christmas Collection Unveiled!

Hey everyone! Dark Heart Designs just released their new collection “Halloween on Christmas!” Based off of the Tim Burton Film Nightmare Before Christmas! This collection is dynamic as they are all duochrome and are highly pigmented!  They have 4 new eyeshadow shades which are safe for eyes, lips, face and nails/ 3 new lip slick glosses which as you can see in the picture have sparkles in them as well/ and 2 new Eyelight gel liners all inspired by the characters in the movie! I can’t wait to create more looks and show you guys the diversity of this new collection. I think it is very diverse and that it is very marketable to different skintypes because of the soft colors and shimmers.

Taken from their storenvy description

Collection information

♥ Shadows ♥

Safe for: Lips, Eyes, Face, Nails

Rag Doll Shadow: A light aqua color with a red undertones and sparkle. Inspired by Sally’s skin tone, and hair color.

Bone Daddy shadow: A pale cream/bone color with orange undertones and sparkle. Inspired by Jack, and created with his nicknames in mind: Bone Daddy, and Pumpkin King.

Ghost Dog Shadow: A white shadow with red and orange undertones and sparkle. Inspired by Zero, Jack’s ghostly dog companion.

The Mayor Shadow: A Beige color with purple and blue undertones and sparkle. Inspired by the mayor of Halloweentown, and his changing faces.

♥ Lip Slicks ♥

Safe for: Lips

Lock Lip Slick: A red semi-sheer gloss shade with purple undertones. Inspired by Lock’s skin tone and red costume.

Shock Lip Slick: A mauve semi-sheer gloss with green undertones. Inspired by Shock’s costume and skin tone.

Barrel Lip Slick: A dark purple semi-sheer gloss with blue and green undertones. Inspired by Barrel’s sometimes black, sometime purple costume and green shaded skin tone.

♥ Eye Lights ♥

Safe for: eyes, face

Boogie Man Eye Light: A bright lime gel eye liner with a slight purple undertone. Inspired by Oogie Boogie, and his sometimes green tone.

Mad Scientist Eye Light: A pale gray green gel eye liner with a slight blue undertone inspired by Dr. Finkelstein’s skin tone.

On their store site they have a special sample package where you can try all of the colors in the collection for a reasonable price

http://darkheartdesigns.storenvy.com/products/204606-halloween-on-christmas-collection-sample-set

I am planning on doing some more looks with this fun collection!

XO Cupcake

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On a side note, I recently got into Vlogging on youtube so I plan on trying some new things, I got a request on a makeup 101, choosing colors for skintone etc and I think it’s a great idea so I’m happily procrastinating on that!  My youtube is Amystika17 so if you are interested in that look me up!  Let me know if any looks in particular you would like to see a tutorial on!

Natural Look

Hi everyone! I wasn’t feeling well today but I was really excited to make a look with Dark Heart Designs new collection that has been revealed! Nightmare Before Christmas! My favorite childhood movie ever! This picture unfortunately does not show all of the shimmeryness that these highly pigmented and well made eyeshadows exude.  I used three of the new colors for this natural look.  I used The Mayor,  a  neutral beige w/ purplish blue undertones on my lid. On my inner corners and browbone highlight I used Ghost Dog (based on Zero) a white with orange and red undertones. I also used my sample of Mon Ennui’s Fairytale a pink with gold reflects on my crease. My lips have Shock, a mauve with green sparkles. I have plum eyeliner and purple mascara on as well. I was really impressed with both companies high color payoff using very very little of the product.  I consider this a very important quality because you could have a ton of eyeshadow but if you have to put a ton of it on just to get it to show up that doesn’t seem worth it to me.  The quality of the lip slick is also impressive, it has high shimmer and coverage and typically I shy away from glosses because of that stickyness that occurs, this however, had none of that and was very lightweight.  The shimmer and lightness of this look really helped me not look so sick and crummy and made my eyes really open up! And I didn’t feel like I had a pound of makeup on, always a good sign of good quality makeup.

Dark Heart Designs on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/darkheartdesigns

Their Storenvy (located on their Facebook as well but here is the external link) : http://darkheartdesigns.storenvy.com/

Mon Ennui on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mon-Ennui-Cosmetics/179910115420725

Mon Ennui Cosmetics Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/monennui

Let me know on any look if you would like a tutorial!

XO Cupcake

Blue Lips!

 Hey Everyone, this is a look I used with Dark Heart Designs Makeup I used their vibrant blue eyeshadow, Rave on my lips with some gloss, I also put it in my crease. It is such a statement color! I used Absinthe a metallic tealish green on my wing and Beautiful Nightmare in the center of my lid! 😀 I need a better camera but hope you guys like it anyway! XO Cupcake                                                                                                        Check out Dark Heart Designs on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darkheartdesigns and their new storenvy ( they used to be on etsy but changed to this one! They will be having a sale soon so keep your eyes peeled! I’ll also be talking about their new collection and doing some looks with them soon! ❤ A hint about their new collection “What’s This?” >:D http://darkheartdesigns.storenvy.com/

What do you guys think of blue lips? Do you enjoy unconventional lipcolors?

Mon Ennui Cosmetics Review! (Video)

http://youtu.be/KTXR7EPClK8   This is a link to my Video Blog on youtube. I wasn’t able to upload it here so I put it there. Anyways, I decided to do a videoblog on companies that I really liked and on the products they have!  This time it is Mon Ennui Cosmetics! I plan to do some looks with the samples I received. Next up on my list is Dark Heart Designs!

XO Cupcake

These are links to their facebook and etsy

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mon-Ennui-Cosmetics/179910115420725

http://www.etsy.com/listing/87091062/cyber-monday-special-two-10g-jars-for   <—–awesome deal by the way !

CYBER MONDAY!

Hey everyone! Cyber Monday is fast approaching and I wanted to show you two exciting companies and their Cyber Monday deals!   Lime Crime is an innovative company that strives to create highly pigmented makeup items in unconventional colors and mediums.  Their newest edition is a holiday lip gloss collection, consisting of a dark midnight blue with iridescent sparkles called Loop-De-Loop, Cherry on Top a pink red with rainbow sparkles, Golden Ticket a succulent metallic gold, Kaleidoscope a plum purple with turquoise sparkle, and Candy Apple a deep ruby red with crimson glitter!  All of these look fabulous and they are currently priced at $17.00. These are pricey,but Lime Crime is notorious for quality and innovation.  They also frequently do sales so if this is out of your price range like me you can check their facebook often for sales and contests! Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/limecrime  & http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=1159

Mon Ennui Cosmetics is also doing an awesome deal for Cyber Monday! Their signature color, Ennui, a gorgeous peach gold, is going to come free with any purchase over $25.00! Their products consist of false eyelashes, rhinestones and eyeshadows!  The eyeshadows come in 5 gram and 10 gram jars, which are very large quantities of loose shadow for a great price ($5.00 for a 5gram and $7-8.00 for a 10gram jar!)  I will be posting on this new makeup obsession as I will be checking my mail tomorrow to receive some goodies I won during their giveaway grand opening on facebook!  Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mon-Ennui-Cosmetics/179910115420725

http://www.etsy.com/shop/monennui

What do you guys plan on snagging on Cyber Monday?

XO Cupcake

Classic Starlet Look

This look is a classic starlet look created with some Lime Crime Products.  On the lips  is Retrofuturist by Lime Crime, a bright opaque super red, it is gorgeous.   On the eyes is a simple winged line, a few coats of a volumizing mascara and silver eyeshadow by Lime Crime called Mirror Mirror, followed by LC Top Hattie on browbone.  The crease consists of a matte brown color to create depth in the eyes!

Check out Lime Crime here! http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=1159

Edgy Black and White Makeup look

This look involved a cat eye using Milani’s black eyeliner pencil, some fake top and bottom lashes I got for Halloween from Kmart and Lime Crime Opaque lipstick in Styletto. I applied some pink blush to the apples of the cheeks. The lashes were feathers and had rhinestones attached to them which I thought was cool.  I applied Dark Hearts Designs Jadis white duochrome  shadow on my lid extending up to my browbone.  I lightly darkened my eyebrows. I hope you enjoy this look, it was a lot of fun creating dynamic shapes with my eyes and lips! XO Cupcake  :}                                   Image

Check out Lime Crime Here! http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=1159

Mon Ennui Cosmetics Holiday Collection

This is Mon Ennui Cosmetics’ New Holiday Collection, this includes Coal a matte black, Evergreen a matte forest green, Frost Bite a warm pale blue, Holly Berry a metallic wine, Myrrh a metallic smokey gold, Naughty List a sheer metallic pewter, Silent Night a cool teal blue with color shifting shimmer, and Snow Angel a frost glittery white. They all look different and I love the fact that although they are a collection, it involves different types of colors and finishes like sheer, metallic and matte. I personally think Myrrh is a lovely color and I would love to pick up that one.