Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is probably just a weird pet peeve of mine that nobody else notices or cares about.

It really bothers me when people refer to loose powder eyeshadow as "pigments". Really, it's all MAC's fault, giving a finished, blended product such an inaccurate name.

Pigments in terms of manufacturing are coloring agents. An iron oxide or red #40 are examples of pigments. Now I see all kinds of beauty bloggers, YouTubers and even trained makeup artists calling every loose shadow a pigment.

The companies that make these products have them clearly marked and always referred to as eyeshadows, so I really don't know where these people are getting it into their heads to call them anything else. And when you think about it, it's insulting to the formulator of an eyeshadow that they worked hard to blend, creating their own unique colors and a functioning base. To say it's a pigment is inadvertently accusing them of repackaging.
Naturally I don't believe this was anyone's intention, likely they are simply misinformed.

Just my two cents.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Broken Doll

 This is a look I put together for Spectacle of Sin; a goth-y, S&M themed event featuring fashion from local design house Wings of Sin, Industrial and dark alternative dance music (spun by djs I happen to know personally!), and the metal band Amadis. The show opened with a dance performance my friend Lauren was a part of, she is the one who said I looked like a broken baby doll.

So, onto what I used.

tarte lifted primer
aromaleigh rocks! sonic rouge in sinisterrouge on outer eye area, extended to cheeks
Fyrinnae Princess of Darkness blending from black to magenta
Fyrinnae Kuroneko used dry on lid and underneath; wet to define brows and on lashlines, outlining fume
aromaleigh fume exaggerated inner wing
aromaleigh odette  to highlight just under brows
cheapo Halloween false eyelashes I found at the dented-can store for 99 cents because I'm awesome.

foundation primer, I don't remember which one
aromaleigh metamorphosis (applied as foundation, not finishing powder; i.e. heavier)
aromaleigh rocks! sonic rouge in sinisterrouge

tarte natural lip stain pencil in amused
Sobe Botanicals Goth Lips Stix in Vamptress, just a teensy bit on a lip brush to 'toughen-up' amused
black lipstick that I made, again just a wee bit, blended into amused and vamptress with a lip brush 

 crappy no flash pic