[Cosmetics] This is My Evil Queen Face

 

 

 

 

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

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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.

[Fashion] Fall Fashion Trends 2013 – All Cats are Gray

Ah yes, gray as a neutral. Love it. The black/white contrast is just too drastic, but gray instead? Solid. A big, comfy gray cashmere (or acrylic for vegans) sweater with some black leggings is where my mind first goes, but there are numerous style options to lighten up the dark abyss that is a solid black wardrobe:

scarves

Uh, where can I get a plush fur?!
Uh, where can I get a plush fur?!

Gray coat

One of my favorite uses of gray is to make a rather dramatic evening outfit more daytime or casual. For example, a gray scarf with a black dress. There is this myth that to be goth you should only wear black, but I refuse this theory. Yes, the dark and macabre are enticing to us, but living in complete black isn’t the only way to express yourself as sinister and mysterious. Some examples:

Andrew Eldritch Dead Can Dance The Cure

Also, that whole “graphic tee under an open cardi with jeans” that Robert’s got going on is pretty much my casual state of being.