First off, my suggestion is that you Youtube “Blood in My Eyes” by Calabrese while looking over this post, because it’s the perfect complement to these images of a should-be horror punk frontman.
The pep talk before the shoot went like this: “You’re an undead rockabilly ghoul…go creep around the cemetery like it’s your home.” And then I’m pretty sure the words “look evil, and like you think you’re cooler than everyone” came out of my mouth as well.
New York Fashion Week is coming up, Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbooks are being released, a number of amazing couture runway shows occurred–this is one of the more exciting times of the year for anyone who follows fashion in general. But along with all that, I’ve found a few additional, more personal, “oh hell yes” moments to get psyched about in the last two weeks.
1. Jeantrix relaunched their online shop with LOADS of new items up for sale.
So not only is there a new Muppets movie to be totally psyched about…
But there’s also the new Miss Piggy makeup collection from MAC….
My latest makeup mission was to find more bright shadows with a matte finish, and to branch off from my usual go-to–Sugarpill Cosmetics–to see if I could find any lesser-known brands that offered impressive results.
I know I’ve been a little tattoo-happy lately, but in the midst of the great tattoo product test, I truly fell in love with a product for reasons far beyond novelty.
If you’re a makeup nerd like me, you’re always looking for something new to try out. However, if like me, you’re also on a tight budget, you’ve realized it’s hard to find affordable products that offer really dramatic results (if you’ve followed this blog at all you know that I don’t even know the meaning of subtlety when it comes to makeup).
I have to thank Veronica Varlow for sharing the beauty of false eyelashes and sparkle lipstick during her latest webinar. Both of which make a huge statement and can be done quite affordably.
And by “affordably” I mean that if you can’t find a simple pair between $2-5 then you’re looking in the wrong place. I actually purchased these false lashes and the adhesive at a Dollar General (man, should I have admitted that?) and they stayed put all day.
And the recipe for sparkle lips? Just a good, tacky lip gloss and sparkles. Veva recommended a particular brand, but I just dabbed pink craft glitter onto Maybelline Colorstay lipgloss, and it performed perfectly. Just make sure not to get really big chunks of glitter (unless, of course, you want to look like a clown).
So there you have it…craft glitter and dollar store eyelashes.