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Dark Heart Designs Halloween on Christmas Collection Review & Swatches ( VIDEO)



Hey lovlies!

Check out my video above to see swatches and my personal review on Dark Heart Designs new Holiday Collection based off of the Nightmare Before Christmas. The set contains 2 gel liners, 4 shadows, and 3 lip glosses!  They have full sized containers of each color as well as the sample pack that I got.  XO Cupcake

Dark Heart Designs: After Black Friday Sale!

Dark Heart Designs has started an After Black Friday Sale today about an hour ago! Here is the information below! They currently sell Eye Lights (gel liner in unusual colors), Lip Slicks *Lip glosses in both crazy and work friendly shades*, and two types of eyeshadows *duochrome= two colors colliding on your lids ( this includes the Halloween on Christmas Eyeshadows and the beloved Good Witch/Bad Witch collection has returned again! As well as normal shadows that are shimmery in many different shades! They also offer sample baggie colors for if you are indecisive like me!
The After Black Friday sale starts now!

50% off Shipping
50% off Store Wide (The only exception is the Dark Heart’s club, and gift cards)
Free gift wrapping upon request
Free print of Kiara (the girl in our banner)
Free Random gift with every order over $10

*Please not that not all jar styles are exactly alike. I’ve had to order a few for this sale that hold the same amount, but are not as tall. The code is BlkFri!

Colorful Winter Wonderland Submission and Tutorial

When I think of a colorful winter wonderland, I think of pastels and metallics.  The spatter of color is reminiscent of the way snow flakes fall on you when you are walking around on a fresh winter day. The lashes are coated in white also representing snowflakes collecting there during a snowstorm! The pastel colors are from the inspiration of a sunrise on a winter day with snow around, everything is softened so dramatically with the snow in its presence. The rhinestones are representative of the way fresh snow glistens when the sun reflects off of the ground.

For this look I went very organic with shapes and soft blended colors in the lips and eyes to obtain a seamless mesh of pastel colors to represent the way the sky blends colors.

How the look was created :

Face: L;Oreal true match foundation in c1 Alabaster all over face blended well.  Lime Crime Magic Dust Shadows in Mirror Mirror *silver*, Empress *dark purple*, Twilight *pale purple*, Mon Ennui Cosmetics shadow in Gold Digger *mustard gold* tapped onto face for spattering pattern.  Apples of cheeks has Mon Ennui Cosmetics shadow in Fairytale *pink gold*

Eyes: Wet application of Dark Heart Designs shadow in Jadis *white silver duochrome with aqua sparkles* all over eyes.  Using the BH 120 color palette, I took a matte dark magenta/purple and applied to the crease, extending to part of the browbone.  Took another color from the BH palette a periwinkle and applied to the outer browbone section, blending with the magenta.  Took an pale aqua from the BH palette and applied to inner part of eye.  Took Dark Heart Designs shadow in Absinthe and applied to center of lid.  I then took the blue colors from the BH palette and colored my brows. Took Milani Liquif’eye liner pencils in black, silver, and gold.  I created a large wing on the top lid with black and brought it under the eye.  The silver was placed in the inner corner of the eye, extending into a point where the nude crystals from Mon Ennui Cosmetics were placed. The silver was also brought out to where the second crystal was placed.  The gold was used to accentuate the tear duct area.  Lash Stilletto by Maybelline was used in 3-4 coats on lashes and while wet, Mon Ennui Cosmetics eyeshadow Lina Blanche was patted onto lashes thickly * a white with pale purple undertones*

Lips: Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in D’liliac on outer lips, then applied Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in Airborne Unicorn to center lip.

I hope you enjoyed my look! I had a lot of fun pushing my creativity to make this look! XO

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

Mon Ennui: http://www.monennui.com/

Dark Heart Designs: http://www.darkheartdesigns.storenvy.com


Vintage Pin – Up Makeup : Modernized

Hello!  I got a request for vintage pin up makeup with a twist, so I did that look today!

Makeup I used:

Mon Ennui Cosmetics- Myrrh (dark gold on outer V) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mon-Ennui-Cosmetics/179910115420725

-Ennui ( peach gold on lid) www.monennui.etsy.com

Dark Heart Designs- Bone Daddy (bone/cream with orange sparkle on highlight) https://www.facebook.com/darkheartdesigns

– Moonchild (pale silver on inner corner)  http://www.darkheartdesigns.com/

Lime Crime Makeup- Lipstick in Retrofuturist (true red) http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/idevaffiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=1159

I also used a random matte brown for the crease

Milani- Black Liquif’eye eye liner pencil


For this look I kept the eyes neutral, but neutral does not have to be boring! I used metallic golds and silvers to make this look for modern, since the original look involves skin colored lids, a slightly darker brown crease to create depth, and a simple cat eye.  All of these colors were matte.  I love shimmery colors, so I decided to make this look metallic and chic.  The most versatile and expressive part of this look is the cateye liner.  This is the part where you can get creative and it is the staple, most identifiable part of this look.  You can go super thick on the end like Amy Winehouse, or do thin and delicate, gradate the line, make a huge one covering your whole eye * I was considering it*. You can make this very unique by experimenting with colors and textures as well!  Red lips are another staple of this look but don’t be afraid to try different reds or shimmers, or even black *I was thinking about it XD*.


Step by step tutorial

1. place the pale gold on the center of the lid *ennui*

2. use a silver for the tear duct *moonchild* and bring it under the eye about halfway

3. use a matte brown for the crease

4. add a pale cream *bone daddy* for highlight

5. using a dark gold *myrrh* on a small round brush and create a < shape on your eye *for right eye > * buff this color out as far as you like and bring it in a bit to the lashline and crease area.

6. Reapply some Ennui to center of lids to make this color pop more!

7. using a black liner, create the desired cateye shape, don’t forget to lightly trace your bottom lashline and blend in with the silver for a soft line.

8. Add mascara and lashes if desired

9. slightly darken brows- you want to accentuate the intense eye makeup with sculpted brows!

9. choose your wildest red! *if you DARE!* and apply to lips and cheeks.  I opt for a matte color since the eyes have a lot of shimmer. Adding a bit of lipstick as a cheek color is great when you want to match your lipstick to your blush! You also get a very natural looking flush since it does not lay on top of the skin as much as powder would!

10. Finish lips with gloss if desired, or set look with powder foundation

Good luck and don’t be shy to be creative with color choices!

XO Cupcake

Bold & fresh eye makeup! (Inspired by ANTM All Star cycle 17’s Allison Harvard)

Hey Everyone! 😀 Hope you are all doing well. Today’s look was inspired by Allison Harvard of America’s Next Top Model and her new covergirl shoot.  I found her makeup flawless and I thought the look was youthful and fresh.  There are many different colors you can use and just a few rules to follow in order to create this look!

My inspiration for this look. Allison's freshness and bold eyes make this look fun and youthful


First, use foundation and concealer to achieve a flawless face.  Use a blush along the apples of the cheeks to achieve a natural, youthful glow.  Next darken your brows, this will make this bold eyeshadow look even more polished.  Pick what vibrant color you would like for your lids! This is where you can be creative! You can pick something that matches your eyes, your favorite color etc. As long as it is shimmery, it will work!.  Line your lowerlashline and upper lashlines very closely with a black liner, this will define your eyes and make them pop!  Adding a little at a time, put on the color you chose ( I used Mon Ennui’s Status Symbol, a shimmery blue/turquoise with green) and apply mostly to your lids but extending the color up lightly into your crease and browbone…if you  have ever taken an art class, think of shading, but the browbone is going to be our highlight area!  Take a shimmery white color (I used Dark Heart Designs Ghost Dog a white with red and orange sparkles) and applied that to my browbone and blended downward. This softened the look and made it extremely youthful and fresh.  Apply mascara of choice and fake lashes if desired.  Keep lips neutral/pinky/peachy.

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

Mon Ennui: http://www.monennui.com

Dark Heart Designs: http://www.darkheartdesigns.storenvy.com

I hope you enjoyed this look, I had a lot of fun making  it!

XO cupcake




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Peachy Princess look ^__________^

Hey Everyone! Today I was feeling in a peachy nude girly mood today! So I created these looks using mainly 3 different brands of products: Lime Crime Coquette lipstick, Mon Ennui Cosmetics eyeshadow in Fairytale & nude jewelry grade crystals, Dark Heart Designs eyeshadow in Ghost Dog from Halloween on Christmas.  How to Achieve this look:

Start off with concealer, apply it in the corners of your eyes, under your eyes, sides of the nose and mouth, blend with your fingers (try not to tug on the skin!)  Apply your foundation of choice, I use liquid foundation and use a brush, starting at the nose and working my way outward in circular motions.  Apply Coquette to well exfoliated lips.  Dip an eye shadow brush in Fairytale, or a similar color that is pink with gold reflects.  Dip this into some water and then paint this on your lids! This is called wet application and will bring out the shimmery metallic elements in a loose shadow.  Take a shimmery white or Ghost Dog, a white with orange and red undertones and put that on brow bone and tear duct.  Using a plum liner line close to the lash line and do a wing if you would like.  Use a peach blush and apply to apples of cheeks for a healthy glow! Add fake lashes if you would like, I used Ardell Glitz and Glam in Naomi because I have little lashes and I want HUGE ONES! 😀 I also added the nude crystals to finish the look.  Feel free to get creative here and express yourself!! XO Cupcake

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

Mon Ennui : http://www.monennui.com

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

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


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

XO Cupcake


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?