Category Archives for Makeup
The myth of King Midas has captivated me since I first heard it as a young girl. It’s a tale of greed and grief; great wealth and even greater loneliness. For those not familiar with the Greek myth, let me tell you a story. In this story, the king will instead be a queen, because this was the inspiration behind my Queen Midas makeup look.
Once upon a time there was a queen who ruled over a prosperous land. (more…)
Felt cute, might freeze the town later. Idk.
I didn’t exactly plan to do an Elsa cosplay, but found a great platinum blonde wig on sale and the ideas started flying, so I hope you like it. And if you’re not a fan of Frozen, I hope you can let it go. *ba-dum-tss* (more…)
Pat McGrath is a living legend – one of the greatest makeup artists of all time. She’s behind some of the most breathtaking, avant-garde makeup looks ever created, and her collaborations with John Galliano are no exception.
I wanted to do a 1920s-inspired, editorial look based on the makeup Pat McGrath designed for John Galliano’s Spring 2011 runway show, but with my own spin on it. (more…)
Oh you thought I only cosplayed Disney Princesses, huh? In honour of The Lion King coming out today, I decided to do a little Scar drag makeup and cosplay.
I didn’t want to turn myself into a literal lion, so instead I drew inspiration from elements of Scar’s look in the animated Lion King movie and created this androgynous, humanoid Scar look. It’s a big departure for me, but honestly? I’m kind of digging it. (more…)
Good morning class, welcome to Male Gaze 101. Please take your seats and turn to page 52.
I have so many questions when it comes to Jessica Rabbit, like how does she remain upright? And why is she not actually a rabbit? Her husband, Roger Rabbit, is a full rabbit, ears and all. Are we meant to understand that a rabbit married a human woman, and she took his surname of “Rabbit”? But alas, these are questions for another day. Let’s set aside our critical lens for a moment and focus instead on how to transform into one of the sexiest and most absurd animated characters that ever lived: Jessica Rabbit. (more…)
We need to talk. Specifically about the new Huda Beauty Neon Palettes. Even more specifically about the orange palette, because I am SHOOK. Look at this colour payoff!!! But I’m getting ahead of myself. (more…)
As promised, here’s the sparkly, iridescent makeup I wore on Pride weekend to match my iridescent Pride outfit. I absolutely loved how this makeup turned out! It’s one of the simpler creative makeup looks I’ve done recently, but it went with my Pride outfit perfectly and I was feeling the fantasy all day long.
This comes as a surprise to absolutely no one at this point, but I’m a big fan of glitter. But with great power comes great responsibility, and I’ve learned some things about using glitter responsibly that I’d like to pass along to you. (more…)
Hiiiiiii, welcome to my first full costume reveal of the year: a Hermione Granger cosplay! I’ve been sitting on this secret for months, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it with you. (That’s why my hair’s so big – it’s full of secrets.) (more…)
If you’ve been a longtime reader of my blog, you might remember my last lash haul from back in December of 2015. I bought 5 pairs from House of Lashes, and have been wearing them for costumes, cosplays, and special occasions (sometimes cut up, sometimes whole) ever since. Since I don’t wear lashes on a daily basis, they last me a long time. And lashes last even longer if you invest in better quality ones, and take good care of them.
(Don’t put mascara on them and make them all clumpy! Remove the glue from the strip at the end of the night! Be gentle putting them on and taking them off! Don’t pull and bend them all out of shape! Store them properly so they stay protected!!!)
That’s why I haven’t needed to buy new lashes for almost FOUR YEARS. But I finally used them up, so here we are. (more…)
If you thought regular winged liner was hard, welcome to expert mode. As I’ve said before, I enjoy getting creative with makeup, and once the idea to draw a dragon tattoo in liquid liner entered my head, there was no getting rid of it.
I knew it would be a challenge, but I didn’t realize exactly how hard it would be. I guess I temporarily forgot that the dragon “tattoo” would extend to the side of my face, and that my eyeballs can’t really…see there. In short, I almost went cross-eyed doing this, and pushed my peripheral vision to its absolute limits. But nobody said being the mother of drag(ons) was easy. (more…)
I called this makeup look “iridescent unicorn drag makeup” because I didn’t really know what to call it, but welcome to my Polly Pocket/Care Bears/Sky Dancer/pastel glitter butterfly fantasy. AKA Taylor Swift’s new #aesthetic.
While I don’t need an excuse to attach rhinestones, glitter, and lashes to my face, in this case I happen to have one. (more…)
A couple of weeks ago, Sephora had their semi-annual VIB event, which meant Beauty Insiders got 10% off their total purchase, VIBs got 15% off, and VIB Rouges got 20% off their purchase. I always try to wait for this sale to stock up on products I’ve run low on and need to repurchase. Plus it’s a good excuse to splurge on that luxury beauty item you’ve been eyeing. “But it’s discounted now! I’d be stupid not to buy it!!”
Since I’m a deeply curious person who always wants to know what other people grabbed during this sale, here’s what I picked up. (more…)
What do you do when it’s Friday night, and none of your friends are free? Turn yourself into a Bratz doll, of course.
I *just* missed the Bratz era growing up (I was a Barbie, Lego, and Hot Wheels gal), but I’ve been seeing the Bratz challenge floating around the internet, and got the itch to try it for myself. Since we all know I’m an all natural, lip-balm-and-mascara kind of woman (ha!), this seemed like a perfect fit.
And all it took was a wig, coloured contacts, extreme contouring, dollar store accessories, and drawing my lips up to my nose. Who knew! If you’re interested in a more detailed breakdown, keep reading. (more…)
I haven’t done a post entirely about makeup in a million years, largely because I had to work through a bunch of dumb internalized misogyny within myself first. I had a teeny tiny l’il existential crisis (that lasted a few years) around whether blogging about makeup/fashion made me a shallow, frivolous person, but guess what? Those things are art forms, and they deserve to be celebrated.
Art forms that are deemed “feminine” have been historically devalued and dismissed. So f*ck that. I’m a creative person who is passionate about beauty and fashion, among many, many other things – so I’m back. Get ready for more content on this blog, folks. (more…)