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Lime Crime Magic Dusts will be gone forever!

Snatch them up with this exclusive discount code for 40 % off!

Use this code:     MAGIC40     for 40 % off any purchase of magic dusts.

 

My favorites!

Top Hattie: a shimmery white that is perfect for any highlight

Mirror Mirror: a stunning metallic silver (try it wet!!)

Nymph: looks white in the jar but turns to a pale gold on lids (try it wet!!)

Dragon Scales: brown and teal together in harmony!

Purchase Here!

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

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Lime Crime: my experiences and overall review

hey everyone, I decided to start some reviews on companies that I have encountered and what I have experienced so far!

This first one is Lime Crime! http://www.limecrimemakeup.com/

Products I currently own:  Lipsticks (Mint to Be, Countessa Fluorescent, Retrofuturist, Cosmopop, Glamour 101, Airborne Unicorn, D’Liliac, Great Pink Planet, Styletto, Coquette) Loose Eyeshadows (Nymph, Twilight, Cupcake Thief, Medusa, Diva, Mirror Mirror, Empress, Top Hattie, Shoe Addict)

As many have said, Lime Crime packaging is cute and adorable, starting from the box it comes shipped in to the products themselves, embellished in holographic unicorns and purple containers.  The delivery is super quick and easy and they typically add fun stickers or colored photo look cards which is nice and helpful with their different promotions.

So how did I get started on this brand? I was just starting to get into makeup, and I remember having a great silver shadow, and I was looking to restock or find one more metallic.  I came across this brand and immediately fell in love with mirror mirror.  I then became adventurous enough to try the lipsticks and they soon became my favorite.

They have quickly ascended to the top of brands rather quickly, similar in level to Sugarpill in popularity.  My review on the products I have- Lipsticks I love the lipsticks to death, they are unique and have great pigmentation.  They are most definitely my favorite.  The loose magic dusts: Some are really nice and hold well without primer *i never have to use primers for eyemakeup* others however require it and are hard to have adhere without it.  This was annoying because I have never had this problem with eye makeup.  Some are really lovely when applied wet *such as mirror mirror, top hattie, nymph* these shimmery ones also seemed to adhere well without primer.  The less shimmery ones such as medusa, empress, twilight, do not adhere very well.  I would recommend keeping that in mind when purchasing these.

They have an eyeshadow primer as well although I have not tried it, as I don’t normally use primers because I normally use shadows wet or do not need it.  I have purchased a pretty nice primer from ELF for $1.00 so I have not found a need to buy a more expensive one in my opinion.

They have random giveaways and fun swatches community on the Facebook!  They also have nice discounts for random things like Facebook likes or holidays so I definitely recommend buying during that time.  They now have lipstick trios, with slightly discounted prices, which have nice colors that fit the desired theme.

They have more recently came up with Carousel Lip Gloss, Nail Polish, Pressed eyeshadow palettes, Eyeliners and soon to come “Face” products which I am assuming will consist of blushes in unconventional shades.  I’m not sure how I feel about all these… I haven’t purchased any of them, they are all super expensive and don’t seem to bring a whole lot to the table.  The glosses looked like they have nice colors and good pigmentation, but were too pricey for my tastes…. at $17.00 a pop, it was just not worth it to me, as glosses seem to be the first to get used up…I was eyeing up the reds though :/  Onward to the two pressed eyeshadow palettes, China Doll & D’Antionette. China Doll consists of bright colors while D’Antionette is more subdued subtle pastels, perfect for springtime. They look nice and the colors all seem to coordinate well at least from the reviews and looks others like Jangsara and Rose Shock have done, but again, they are $34.00 each…although the reviews seem really positive.  Perhaps when I get a nice job after college :p  Onward to my impression of the new liners and nail polish.  There is currently a preview of the nail polish, and to be honest, it looks rather small and the packaging looks super cute, but I don’t think they will be anything super amazing and I have this feeling they will be kinda expensive.  I guess the best thing about nail polishes though is that they last a very long time, although from sneak peaks on tumblr, they appear to be all pastels/highlighter shades with no sparkles and all the same type of finish which seems disappointing as nail polish has really become innovative, with different finishes *matte is really in now* and there is even magnetic nail polish! They had a lot of possibilities here, especially since they try to take pride in making different products than the average person and it doesn’t seem that interesting which is kinda sad :c.  Now lastly, the liners.  These have a variety of shades, from black to white, orange to blue, they seem rather bright, but they are all the same finish, again, no sparkles or metallics :< The packages look nice and the containers look cute, I feel like these should have been mascaras, they would have been epic especially with the colors.  They have a brush applicator, and I have a hard time with those, and these are $14.00 so kinda pricey.

Overall, I think they should do some mascaras, and make some more lipsticks, as I think they are their strong point and they will be the main thing I will purchase from them.  Sometimes, spreading yourself too thin and doing too many different types of things can hurt a company, so I hope this doesn’t happen to them.  I would highly recommend the lipsticks, and the shimmery/metallic shadows.  And of course wait for sales!

Hope this was helpful, this is my honest review and opinion!

XO Cupcake

Modeling for Karmapants!

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Karmapants Photography took this amazing shot, I was actually laying down! The makeup I used was Mon Ennui Cosmetics – Face Cupids Wing, Cheeks: Fairytale from Blush Crush collection, Eyes: Cactus water, Secret Garden, Hynostatic and Angel (pigments)…
Siren (Ultra Fine Nano Glitter…
Fairytale (blush)
Hollywood Noir (Mascara)
Also used Milani’s Liquif’eye liner in black and the lipstick is from a Sephora kit!

LINKS:
My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cupcakes-Makeup/276903985695416
Karmapants Photography: http://karmapantsphotography.com/
Karmapants Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karmapants-Photography/187274003769
Mon Ennui Cosmetics: http://monennui.com/
Mon Ennui Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonEnnuiCosmetics

Marilyn Monroe Tutorial

Marilyn Monroe has been an icon for classic beauty. I was inspired by her look for a Pinup/burlesque Contest going on at Mon Ennui Cosmetics.  Below is a tutorial on how to achieve her timeless look.

Face:

1.  Conceal and use a foundation that you like, I used L’Oreal True Match in C1.

2. Set with powder on a Kabuki brush for a flawless finish!

Eyes:

1. Fill in your brows and try to create an arched shape, you can use a photo of Marilyn to help you out.

2. Apply a pale shimmery white/offwhite to the whole eye area.  I used Mon Ennui Cosmetics Antique Pearl, a pearly shimmery highlighter color in an off white ( https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=221094364635633&set=a.196849527060117.47267.179910115420725&type=3&theater Photo of it here).

3.I then took a metallic silver and applied it to the whole lid area and extending it to the inner corner and under the eye. I used Mon Ennui Cosmetics Slipper a high shine metallic silver (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=209697792441957&set=a.196849527060117.47267.179910115420725&type=3&theater Photo here).

4.  I took a matte brown and lightly at first, drew a crease higher than my natural crease to create a large eyed illusion, similar to Marilyn in photos.  I used the same brown that I filled my brows in. Darken this area as needed to create a sharp darkened crease for depth.

5. Take eyeliner of your choice, I used Milani’s liquif’eye liner in black and created a thin line on the upper lashline and extending it out to a small cateye.  A good reference on how far you should go is to meet the brown shape you made in the crease area.

6. Take a brown color and using a liner brush accentuate the lower lashline.

7. Use a mascara of choice and use a few coats to get large lashes, add false ones if desired.

Lips & Cheeks

1.  Use  a liner to fill in your lips to get the desired shape. I already have very full lips so I just filled in my natural lashline but you can alter yours to be like Marilyn’s or create any lipshape you want.  Fill in with the pencil.

2. Using a lipbrush or straight from the tube, apply a red lipstick (Monroe used reds with a more orange undertone but choose whatever red fits your mood!) I used Besame’s Red Hot Red, a replica of Monroe’s favorite color! Clean up the edges with concealer/foundation for a crisp bold lip!

3. Take a small amount of the same lipstick and apply to the cheekbone area and BLEND!

4. using liquid liner you can either make a fake beauty mark, or accentuate a beauty mark that is already on your face (like I did!) I personally like to accentuate a beauty mark that I already have, it makes each look different in my opinion!

Accessories

1. Curl your hair or use a wig!

2. Add flashy diamonds (they are a girls best friend!)

3. Add a sassy dress!

4. Rock a smile!

I hope you guys liked this tutorial!  And head on over to Mon Ennui to make a pinup/burlesque look of your own!

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

Mon Ennui Cosmetics Store: http://monennui.com/

Besame Cosmetics Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BesameCosmetics

Besame Cosmetics Store: http://www.besamecosmetics.com/

Cupcakes Makeup on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cupcakes-Makeup/276903985695416

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Amystika17/videos

Cupcake ———->

Marilyn!

Holiday Look

Hey everyone! here is a tutorial for this Holiday Look!

 

Lips: Besame Red Hot Red lipstick *warm red (Marilyn Monroe’s color!)

Face: Concealer and Foundation -Covergirl Naturelux Foundation Alabaster

Cheeks:  Rub some lipstick onto your cheeks and blend well!

Eyes: Take Mon Ennui Cosmetics Cursed Touch *Gold* and use wet application all over lid extending above the crease and creating a rounded edge.  Take Mon Ennui Cosmetics Myrrh *dark burnished gold* and apply to crease and outer v area and blend outward to edge of gold, blend inward a bit.  Take Mon Ennui Cosmetics Slipper *silver* into tearduct and under eye as well as highlight! (what is the holidays without lots of shimmery sparkleness! ) Take Myrrh again and put it under eye as well.  Use black or green mascara on lashes and you are finished! Sparkly holiday glamour! I hope you enjoyed this look!

Wet Application Video Tutorial (Link)

Learn how to make the most out of your shiny metallic pigments in jars! One way is to use wet application for a totally different effect than using your pigment dry! I’ll go over other uses later (foiling, lipgloss, blush) :] stay lovely fans!

XO cupcake

*finals coming up this week so sorry if I disappear! *

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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!
http://darkheartdesigns.storenvy.com/