Purple Rain – makeup of the day

I’ve been just devastated to hear of the untimely passing of a beloved music hero of mine yesterday, Prince.  I have been listening to old favorites, watching interviews, and watching videos.  I thought I would put together a makeup look to honor our Purple One.  *sniffles*


BREAKDOWN:

FACE: NYX HD Concealer in Green around nose, Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in Light Porcelain with Real Techniques sponge, NYX HD Concealer in Yellow under eyes beneath NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, MAC Set Powder to set face, Urban Decay Afterglow Bittersweet blush, Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Aura

EYES:  Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as base; MAC Vanilla shadow as highlight; Urban Decay Spectrum Palette shadows in Flashback, Voodoo, and Omen; Sephora Contour Waterproof Eye Pencil in Eccentric Diva; Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner Pen in Black; Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant in Black; NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Black

LIPS:  MAC Grape Pencil, Make Up For Ever Pearly Violet lipstick

Necklace is by ReStyle.

Are you a Prince fan?

Bold lips with Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Mercy 

I recently found myself really lusting for a Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick.  I had a credit after returning something to Sephora.  I still really couldn’t justify the price unless I found a shade unlike anything I already owned, yet something I would wear all the time (so not black or green, though I am still looking at those!), so I settled on this unique shade called Mercy.  Mercy is described as a “romantic garnet berry;” however what makes this really unique is that it is somehow matte and metallic at the same time.  It still manages to have a creamy and comfortable formula, unlike the unfortunate experience I had with a similar shade I had from the old Foiled Love line called “Oh My Goth.”  Oh My Goth was dry and dragged on the lips and had uneven pigment.  This lipstick is smooth and manages to be everything that one should have been – I’m in LOVE! 

Look at this beautiful packaging.  Kat says she designed it to look like her favorite studded wrist cuff.

  
The logo is stamped into the lipstick bullet.

  
This is a beautiful wine garnet shade!  If you aren’t pale as a ghost, this will not seem quite as dark. 

  
Pardon the damp hair!  Hubby’s napping and I don’t want to get out the noisy blow dryer.  

Do you have any new makeup favorites? 

Transition to fall makeup with MAC Rebel Lipstick 

When the weather starts to change, I start to change up my makeup a bit.  I start to wear more dramatic lip colors and often reach for plums, berries, burgundies, and wines.  MAC Rebel is a lipstick in their permanent collection that is perfect for when the days just start getting shorter and the leaves are just starting to drop. 

  
MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:

Face:  Smashbox Photo Finish Primer on t-zone (this is an experiment to see if this behaves badly with my foundation, which is water based), MAC Face and Body Foundation (2/3 N1 mixed with 1/3 White), NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain around nose and under eyes (I am now rationing my NARS concealer, ha!), MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 on random pigmented spots, face set with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and a puff to set and mattify, NYX HD Blush in Taupe to contour, MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle, no highlight needed with dewy foundation and shimmery blush.

EYES:  Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC eye shadows in Shroom and Satin Taupe, L’Oreal Super Slim liquid liner black, Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara black (I could not use Too Faced Better Than Sex for another day….ugh…more on that later), It Cosmetics Brow Power pencil 

LIPS:  NYX Lip Liner in Deep Purple, MAC lipstick in Rebel

WOW this lighting washes me out.  We got new light bulbs.  Not sure I’m a fan!  

Goth Night Makeup Look – Red and Black 

Last night was our local goth-industrial dance night and I decided to really do something interesting with my makeup, since I have been wearing lighter fare for the daytime regularly (taupe shadows and mauve lips have been my thing lately).  I went all out last night and did a black and red theme I was really pleased with! 

  
MAKEUP BREAKDOWN:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW10 applied with damp Beauty Blender, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer underneath eyes with Beauty Blender, NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain to spot conceal and around the nose.  NARS Light Reflecting Powder to set face, NYX HD Blush in Taupe to contour, Illamasqua Blush in Katie.

EYES:

Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Bone as a base, MAC Vanilla eyeshadow as highlight, Makeup Geek Corrupt black shadow in the crease, Sugar Pill Love + eyeshadow on lid and lower lash line, Wet N Wild H2O + liquid eyeliner in black with MAC 210 eyeliner brush for eyeliner detail work.  Ardell false lashes, Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara, Brows Makeup Geek Corrupt Eyeshadow with Anastasia Beverly Hills small double ended brow brush 

LIPS:

NYX Lip Liner in Black Berry as an ombré liner mixed with Rimmel Provocalips in Play With Fire 

Hummingbird skull pendant in sterling silver by Skeletos on Etsy – I cannot recommend this great jewelry artist enough! 

Goth Night!

Last night was our local goth night!  I turned on my Spotify Joy Division radio station and had a blast doing this makeup look – too bad I had allergies the whole time and borked up my stupid eyeliner before I could even get done.  It was glorious…while it lasted.  😉

My amazing raven necklace is available on Etsy here.

MAKEUP

FACE:  Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NW10, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under eyes, NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain to spot conceal/around nose, face set with Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in Translucent, contour with NYX HD Blush in Taupe, blush is NARS Sin, highlight is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade

EYES:  Wet N Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer in For my Primas, MAC Vanilla shadow as brow bone highlight, MAC Mineralize eyeshadow in Cinderfella on lid with damp brush, Urban Decay Mushroom in crease with Cinderfella blended in, L’Oreal Infallible Gel Liner with MAC 210 liner brush, MAC Mineralize eyeshadow in Cinderfella patted on top, Ardell 110 lashes with Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ebony with ELF Clear Brow Gel (this eye look was all great until the itching and eye watering began…)

LIPS:  MAC Burgundy Lip Pencil with L’Oreal Endless Lipcolor in Sangria

SHOES

I even busted out some very special shoes, the John Fluevog Esoteric Temptations Odette!

KITTEH

And just for fun, here’s my kitty up on the table today where he’s not supposed to be, contemplating the consequences of eating my freshly cut roses from the garden.  Sorry this is blurry, but I grabbed this photo fast as I knew he was about to run!


Did you do anything fun this weekend?