Thursday, August 25, 2011

We Have a Winner! I Managed Even With Packing Killing Me!

Hi...good evening, etc, etc....oy vey, I am very busy playing Sophie's Choice with all my makeup products...those lucky few that get to accompany me to school, yet, being a good blogger, I managed to calculate...randomize....pick? A winner for my latest Giveaway, YAY!!!!! And...the winner is...*drumroll* 

Witch Hazel (the artist formally known as Tiffany...) from Witchhazel's Blogspot!!!!

AHHHH, the crowd goes wild!!!!.  
So, le deal is you respond in 24 hours either on this post or by email, contacting and receiving of an address will commence and this lovely blogger gets a package o' makeup :)

Now, certain death will consume me as I get up in...three hours to drive to school, uhhhh, sleep will not happen, and in lieu of an excited picture for the winner, you get a picture of an un-amused birthday cat.
Can't wait to get back to actual consistent blogging once I'm all settled in.  Can't wait to hear from the winner yet either :D

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I've Got Friends on the Other Side

***Wow, looky here, I've never ever, ever mentioned this GIVEAWAY in my blog...never ever. So you should...ignore it? WRONG! Please enter away and please note it may even be extended because of college madness, I'll be sure to keep you posted***
Now, onto my post! For today's look as a continuation of my Disney Villains look I did *drumroll* Dr. Facilier from "The Princess and the Frog." And I have to say I absolutely looooove his character, his voice, his song, ahhhh! I even sang his song "Friends on the Other Side" for an audition :3 which worked out nicely with my edging on baritone voice for singing, hahai'mamanwhat?hhahaha...anyway, this was kind of a more...creative interpretation of his character as opposed to a literal one.  
 Close-up on the eye
 The Doctor himself
 God, it was sooooo hard to get a decent picture of this, curse my ability or lack there of to capture a decent picture, stresss.  Anyway, I got a lot of my inspiration from Dr. Facilier's shadow (hence the shadowing/mirroring of the eyelashes) and some good old fashioned voodoo potions and things associated with all that jazz.  The color palette is derived from the character's colors (purple mainly).  I used Eyeko's purple eyeliner and Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in actually every purple color they make alongside liquid liner in Perversion.  The purple glitter was of the Nyx variety and the lashes are from EyesLipsFace.  The "smoke" was because of this character's frequent use of smoke and even glittery smoke :D.  I chose feather lashes because of some voodoo items that were in Facilier's parlor.  Voodoo for real creeps me out to no end, but when using cute feather lashes, it doesn't seem as scary...
My lip color was a mix of NAR's Lipstick in Funny Face and Revlon's Orchid with an unnamed (for real) Nyx Gloss that was magenta in color.  I darkened my eyebrows with NARS' Eyeshadow in Night Bird.  All of these villains have such dark brows!
   On another note, my blog keeps on getting referred by a goth dating site...what hell? I have some major confusion over that one.  Maybe it's because I'm into the Disney Villains, haha.  And otherwise I have been sups busy packing for college and buying for college and reading books when I should be looking at and memorizing monologues...whoops? And only two more days of work, eeeek! Summer went by oh so quickly. Until my next post...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Remember When I Had A Disney Villains Theme Going?

***ATTENTION annoying notice of my GIVEAWAY follows...oh, it just happened, never mind then...awkfest right here...and crickets chirp***
Soooooo, yeahhhh, I remember back in the day, I had a little Disney Villain theme a going? Yeaaaaaah, the whole Hades and Scar looks happened (links included if forgotten)., two days ago guess what was on?! ALADDIN! So, I have to obvi continue my villains look with a Jafar-inspired makeup look.  My color scheme was mainly black and red (Jafar's colors) and overall, I'm pretty happy with the look.

Ah, stress, I'm actually re-writing this portion because blogger got all screwed up, ARG! Anywhooo, eyes were a mix of Lime Crime's Magic Dusts in Siren and Diva.  Brow bone was Covergirl's Eye Enhancer in Golden Sunrise.  Brows were filled-in and enhanced with NARS' Eyeshadow in Night Bird.  Red eye detailing and upper lip liner was Harajuku Lovers Red Lip Pencil. My upper lip was finished with Eyeko's Liptastick in Hot Lips while the black was Lime Crime Lipstick in Styletto (a must-have black).
I finished off this look with a blushing (haha--pun..?) of NARS Powder in Nico.  
Haha, really bloodshot eyes going was late and I don't have photoshop, haha.  Oooo, you can really seem my little eyebrow scar here.  Fun fact: I got it by running into a wall playing tag inside the house with my dad.  He didn't take me to get stitches until my mom got home, so it was too late and it scarred.  But, I love my scars so it's all good.
  So, if anyone has any Villains they are dying to see, please let me know :).  Otherwise, my other news was that I recently got a Beautylish account.  It's a fun site and if you don't have one, i suggest you check it out and see mine here :3
Alright, until later darlings!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Nerding About

***Oh, hi there...didn't see you meander on by...because there have been a lack of lovely people entering my GIVEAWAY! So, please do go and enter, it will be a good time :D***

I've been pretty busy as of late, so I have been neglecting my blog for a little bit here, whoops.  So, here's a dorky little picture of me in glasses:
 Okay, so I'll tell the truth, I don't really wear glasses.  I do have an obsession with glasses though and try and get my paws on any fake glasses that have clear lenses.  As a child I was so upset I had 20/20 vision not to mention both my parents wear glasses. But, these glasses  actually do help with my annoying allergies where light can really irritate my eyes, so it's not all totally insane.  Only half so.
   Because these glasses are pretty big, I did a simple eye with a sample of black Lancome eyeliner that I actually really liked.  The color didn't smudge too much throughout the day and it was pretty pigmented. I used NARS' Multiple in Cococabana for highlighting and Eyeko Fatbalm in Frosting on mi cheeks.  Because of the dark frames of my glasses I decided to do a lighter lip.  Being indecisive about what Lime Crime Lipstick to use, I mixed three together: Coquette, Great Pink Planet, and Countessa Florescent.
Oh, I got a bottle of Marc Jacob's Oh, Lola!!! For $8!!! Only because I spent nine million dollars at Ulta, so I guess it isn't the best deal...oh, well!  I actually think I like this better than the normal Lola perfume, it has a lighter more flowery-citrus scent than Lola, which is pretty musky.  
  So, besides being super busy I managed to see three movies this weekend...what? The Future, The Help, and Sarah's Key.  I recommend all of them and I will happily tell anyone about them if asked, being a film minor and all, haha...ha...ha...oh...I start college again soon, eek!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Little Annoyed, A Little Accepting

***What? Only a handful of people have bothered to sign up for my GIVEAWAY? How crazy! So go ahead and enter.  It will bring me happiness and yourself happiness if you win*** was a sad day this weekend when a man at Ulta told me this weekend that my favorite, life-changing, makeup staple, the product that would be included in my life if I could only use 5 products is DISCONTINUED! WHY URBAN DECAY, WHY ARE YOU SO CRUEL!?????? Their liquid liner is the best ever and now they discontinued it for their new 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.  They carried it in my normal color (Perversion) so I went ahead and got it to see how it compared.  And now I will air my grievances against this product:

1.  The formula dries shinier than the old one.
2.  It is also thicker, so more product is used.
3. The handle of the bottle is a little clunkier.
4. A little less precision due to the bottle design.
5. The main grievence: The size.  I understand that companies want to make as much money as they can, but they slashed the amount of liner in a bottle by...over half?!? The old liner used to contain 0.25 fl oz... and now it's 0.058? What? What? And the same price.  That makes me peeved to say the least.  Urban Decay could at least have the same amount of product, oy vey.  But, all of this does not necessarily mean I will not use this liner nor swear off Urban Decay (they have some of the best products).  It's just one of those hinderances that make people hate companies when in reality there's really nothing that can be done.

    Okay, rant ooooover! Here's some positive aspects of this liner:
1. Lasts forever
2. Even though it has a clunkier feel, it can deliver a nice, clean line and a lovely wing.
3.  Very pigmented, I sampled a few of the other colors on my hand and they were nicely colored.
4. Overall, a lovely water-proof liner, but pales in comparison with their old liner.  If you did not have the chance to compare I'm sure that you could have different views on it.

Now, because I was missing my dear Perversion liner oh so much, I could put it to good use! Here's my makeup from yesterday and today using my new liner:
 So, it looks pretty much the same applied, only a little glossier. Lipstick is Lime Crime's Retrofuterist and Eyeshadow is a mix of Lime Crime's Magic Dust in Diva and Covergirl Eye Enhancer in Golden Sunrise and MAC...Lemon Yellow Color...whoops, can't find the eyeshadow I used...I'll fix that once I find it. Highlighting was done with NARS Multiple in Cococabana and NARS Blush in Orgasm is on le cheeks.
 This was my first time actually wearing the liner so there's a little bit of that liquid liner bleeding look...a little 
 Covergirl Eye Enhancer Eyeshadow in Golden Sunrise, waterline lined with Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Liner in Electric.  Lipstick is Lime Crime's Airborne Unicorn.
 Pardon the stupid mouth, but OMG my nails matched my lips...kind of a big deal (nailpolish is essie in Splash of Grenadine).  I went to see "Crazy, Stupid Love" with my friend Erin (which was amazing, I luuuurved it) and she flipped out when she saw the matchyness.  It must be her color-cordinating preppy-ness taking over.  She pulls it off quite well and is extremely stylish with good taste.  I shall one day feature her here :)
 The liner, very thin with a huge handle, like over half the bottle turns out to be handle so I'm always accidentally opening it backwards/upside down.
This liner does last forever though, this picture was taken after applying the liner to my hand almost...a whole 24 hours WHICH included a shower and multiple hand washings.  So, very impressive stay power.
Hope you enjoyed this little rant/review/acceptance in the last stage of grieving over the loss of my original liner.  I will always remember it fondly...

Another Giveaway?! Part Two: The Plot Thickens *closed*

Hi Lovlies! Sorry I've been pretty MIA, but, I've come back to announce my second giveaway of my three part giveaway!  If you will notice, the prizes have increased and multiplied! So enter away, there's nothing you could loose and if you do win, you could receive:
3 elf lipsticks
2 fake eyelash sets (blue and feather-y)
1 mascara
1 elf brush set
10 lip glosses
1 elf 100 shadow palette
1 harajuku lovers makeup bag
2 tokidoki pencil eyeliners
**hmm...the tokidoki eyeliners could be a hint of what's to come...* 

SOOOOO, to win these lovely items and increase your chances of winning you must:
*closed, sorry loves*

FOLLOW MY BLOG PUBLICLY via GFC (required, obvi)
follow my Twitter (+3 entries)
post my giveaway on your Twitter: "Check out Lipstick Makes the Girl's 2nd Fabulous Giveaway at @skylarlucy1"(+2 entries)
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Post my giveaway on your blog (+2 entries)
Post my giveaway on your sidebar (+3 entries)
List my blog as one of your favorites on your blog (+4 entries)

Once you have done one or all of the above, be sure to COMMENT ON THIS POST with your GFC name, your e-mail address, and any links to Twitter or promotions on your blog, etc.

The winner will be randomly selected on August 25th, 2011

The contest is open internationally as well as domestically and all that jazz.
Well, thank you for making this giveaway possible and good luck, break a leg, and be sure to spread the word :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Look Ma, I Got Gills! Dun dun...dun dun...DAH!

My favorite holiday week in the whole universe is SHARK WEEK! AJFve37378&%%#$^%$%&*!!!! And I'm not one of those people who happen upon Shark Week, I legit knew when it was coming.  And, with Shark Week being pretty popular and such (trending on twitter=popular...hahaha..hah.ha) I'm surprised that there has been no shark-inspired makeup.  Really? I mean, sharks totes deserve a week to themselves and therefore deserve makeup inspired by frothing bloody water and the consumption of adorable water creatures.
 When good lips turn into sharks...just a cute little something-something I did when I was bored with my Makeup Forever 12 Flash Color Case (Red, Black/White, White)
 I'm a shark! Again, I used my Makeup Forever 12 Flash Color Case for the eye.  I coated my lids with the silver and than did detail lines and "gills" on my eyelids with black.  It was just a lot of blending and surrounding the eye in silver.  I added Nyx Glitter Cream Palette Glitter (in Paradise--Silver) extending from the bottom of my eyes and at the last minute decided on some red stripes a la chumming the proverbial water alongside the red dots by the corners of my eyes.  Haha, I feel like my explanation is not as detailed as I normally's probs because I've been having issues doing looks I feel are worthy enough to waste energy of those makeup...blocks?
 Lips were lined and filled with a Harjuku Lovers Red Lip Pencil.  And coated with NARS Gloss in Indian Red (LOOOOVE IT!).  I chose red because, again, sharks mouths are actually very red and they tend to be all bloody, yay! I highlighted with the Silver I used on my eyelids.
See the gills? Seeeeee?
Okay, I am majorly tired from all this shark week watching.  See you cats later with another giveaway post :D

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

And We Have a Winner!

Ello ladies and...actually, likely all ladies, if not, prove me wrong :).  The votes have been tallied, my dog pawed out a winner from a hat (kidding but kind of wish I wasn't) and I am proud to announce that my first ever giveaway winner from my 1st Giveaway, AHHHH is the lovely...

Caitlin from A Girl Obsessed!!!!!!
Literally the creepiest picture of me...congrats for getting this face, haha.

So, Caitlin you have 48 hours to either email me or respond to this post. If you don't, another winner will have to be chosen...don't let that happen...

And to all you...non-winners (cough), do not fret or sweat your makeup off I will be announcing another giveaway shortly as part of my three part giveaway.  Same rules will apply, all that mumbo jumbo, so, until you guys visit and comment (and believe me, my ego loves some comments) I'll see you lovelies later.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Eyeko Part Two-ish

Okay, so yesterday..or this morning? I realized that my Eyeko post was a little half-baked/half-assed, therefore, I decided to delve deeper into the Liptastiks and such.  I forgot to add that the name "Liptastiks" kind of drives me bonkers.  It's like the equivalent of asking for some stupid breakfast special in the makeup world.  Like, yes, I want the Wakey, Wakey Eggs and Bakey special with a side of Liptastiks...oy vey.  Otherwise, no complaints :)
  So, I got all three because it was a deal and I have to say my favorites are "Lip Lover" and "Hot Lips." Loud Mouth has a little less pizzaz than the other two, not to say I wouldn't wear it.  The formulas are super creamy and surprisingly, stay put.  I was wearing Lip Lover for a number of hours and it still stayed super vibrant even with drinking and eating pomegranate seeds on a very long bus ride I may have mentioned...
 Lip Lover
 Loud Mouth
Hot Lips

 Hot Lips, Loud Mouth, Lip Lover.  I think that in natural lighting Hot Lips looks a lot more plum.  Loud Mouth, again is a pretty basic pink/rosy color and Lip Lover is a very orangey red. If you were thinking of getting them, I recommend just getting all three because Eyeko has a little deal where it's three for the price of two ($20).  I actually received an extra one because of typing in a beauty-insider or whatever Eyeko calls it code, which I know some bloggers advertise, but, if you haven't seen it, you can take a number off of the video explaining the program on their website.
Eyeko Cream with Extra Glow! I was wearing it on my face in these pictures and here's just a little sample of it rubbed into my arm.  Love it!
  So, here's a little deeper taste of my beloved Eyeko products that are reasonably priced (yay) probs because they're geared more to the teen crowd, but who really cares about that? I'll likely go into more detail about their liners and fat balm later.  Until then...

Too Busy Mega Busing to Blog

***My giveaway ends THIS Wednesday (August 3rd, enter here before you loose your window of opportunity :)***

So, I have been MIA for a week now.  I know all of you were very worried and I even saw my picture on the back of  a milk carton, insert another clever little do-dah about being gone and now I'm back! And as a side note, do they even put people's pictures on milk cartons anymore?  Anyway, I've been gone mainly because I was in Chicago/suburban area of Chicago as a surprise to my lovely friend Bridget who was in a production of Cats, which I planned with my roommate, I mean, friend Mary.  Bridget actually designed the makeup for the entire production of Cats she was in and once I hear from her, I'm planning on posting a picture of her cool kitty makeup.  So, I couldn't really tell the blogosphere about my plan because I know my friends read my blog on occasion, so it needed to be a complete surprise.  I even took the 8-hour mega bus ride to see Mary and Bridget and if anyone has taken it or heard about it, it is and isn't as bad as everyone says.
    Changing gears...I went to one of my favorite bands concert tonight.  The group is called Pink Martini and they're so amazing.  It was a great concert even if the main vocalist was sick and this was the..seventh time I've seen them in concert.  They're one of those bands that sound almost better in concert aka have actual talent and don't use autotune :D Look them up! Better yet, I will post a song..or two.
Yayyyy, now that you are obviously in love with them, feel free to become as obsessed with them as I am, ahhhh, one of my favorite bands ever!
Finally, I will come to a little bit on makeup, a week or so ago my order from Eyeko came and I never posted about it.  I remember that as a child/tween Nordstrom used to carry Eyeko and I loooved it.  They stopped carrying it and I forgot about it.  I decided to re-try a sampling of products and I can whole-heartedly say I love them all.  The packaging is cute and  simple enough.  The colors are pretty, the products are of nice quality and I recommend the products to makeup-lovers :)
I bought a set of their Liptastik Glossy Lip Pens and the colors are so pretty and go on super smooth.  My mom got some too and she loves them.
Their Fat Balm (Cheek and Lip Tint) is even better than I remembered.  It smells super good too.
Eyeliners, great, super fat, kind of like a kindergarden pencil but easy to control.
Finally, their Eyeko Cream with Extra Glow is a must-have moisturizer.  It's super think and really makes the face glow.  It's a perfect cream really.  
Today for the concert I had actually worn almost all Eyeko products, but of course forgot to take a picture.  That's okay though because all of my pictures seem to end up like this as of late:
Yes, the wind did blow my hair around like that, oy vey.  Maybe tomorrow will be better for picture-taking.  Eeek, it's actually quite late on my end, so I better be hoping off to bed.  I ended up sleeping all day because I couldn't sleep on the bus.  My sleeping pattern must be preparing for my return to college in a month, double eeek! Hopefully I spell/grammar checked this enough in my sleepy/unsleepy will never know for sure though, haha