[Recap][Cosmetics][Places] I Could Have Done Separate Posts But Shut Up

And I’m back! I guess my physical vacation became an internet vacation as well. I’m sad to report that I didn’t experience any hauntings or spooky happenings aboard the Queen Mary upon my stay. Though I say that with disappointment now, if something supernatural had happened, I’d be reacting with sheer terror and absolutely no excitement.

Spooky, Scary!
The Queen Mary: Spooky, Scary!

 

But enough about awesome and old British ships! Let’s talk Disney.

E.l.f Cosmetics released their Disney Villains Collection exclusively at Walgreen’s recently, and I am fully confident in telling you all that it’s more than worth the $10 for a palette look-book set! I have three of the four (Maleficent, Evil Queen and Ursula… sorry, Cruella), and my favorite thing about the shades is that they’re not too costume-like. I don’t feel like an actual cartoon character when I wear them, but instead like a sophisticated and sultry adult. Well done! And the primer is the best I’ve used since Urban Decay’s! I’m not even exaggerating!

And on the topic of Disney, I leave you with a picture I recently took there with my friend and co-writer on [meepzine],  Peter Girard. I would like to note that I am wearing poison apple Mickey ears that were of a 400 limited quantity from Disneyland’s Friday the 13th celebration. Just sayin’!

Me and my friend Peter at Disneyland. I'm actually thrilled, I promise.
Me and my friend Peter at Disneyland. I’m actually thrilled, I promise.

 

 

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[Cosmetics] This is My Evil Queen Face

 

 

 

 

You too can look this dark and sinister on a bright and beautiful day!

Evil Queen 2 Evil Queen 1

 

What I used: A mineral based foundation in powder format (which is messy and I HATE IT but it has nice coverage and doesn’t ruin my skin).  This specific one is L’Oreal’s True Match Naturale gentle mineral make-up. Has some SPF in there too. The blush is a MAC limited color called “Giggle” but if I had to redo this face, I would use their “Coygirl” blush instead as it has less pink and more purple tone.  This would compliment the eyeshadows better. The eyeshadows are all in the same palette: Maybelline Eyestudio Limited Edition in “Autumn Dream”. I used the cream color from the crease to browline, the navy color for the lid and the pinkish-purple for the crease. As a base for the eyeshadow, I used one of MAC’s paints in “Untitled”. I applied it with my finger to blend it evenly and it holds the shadows in place like a primer would, but evens out the color of the eyelid skin to make a nice, clean canvas. I used a slim angled brush and MAC’s “Print” shadow to fill in my eyebrows. Black mascara on top and bottom lashes (Covergirl Lash Blast Length). Black eyeliner (MAC)  only on the bottom of the eye. And the lip color is “Chic” by Sephora.

Now I’m going to go marry a King and torment his daughter into my own personal slave out of sheer envy. Or go to class, whatever.

[Cosmetics] Villainous Limited Edition Shadows

Remember that night I had to rush into Walgreen’s and grab make-up in a flash? I would have just settled on no eyeshadow at all (desperate times, people) but this Fall Fashion Week Limited Edition palette from Maybelline in Autumn Dream caught my eye.

Perfect shades for all your sinister deeds!
Perfect shades for all your sinister deeds!

Can you say, “Maleficent”? Seriously, the green, the purple, the navy? This is the color scheme Disney villains dream of. The shimmer isn’t too sparkly, and the shade are very creamy. You don’t need to overly-apply either: They have great coverage. I suggest a primer, because without it looks like a grey mess by the end of the day. If you’re uncertain how to use all four colors at once, I suggest the light gold from right above your eye’s crease to the bottom of your eyebrow, followed by the purple for the entire lid. Use the green for the eye’s crease, and the navy for the corners of the eye.