Category: ‘Cosmetics’

Model of the Week: Ryo Love

August 8, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

Ryo love is a 22-year-old full-time model and makeup artist from the UK. Ryo handled own makeup in each of the pictures I’ve posted.


Coloron Pro Instant Eye Shadow (aka Temporary Eye Tattoos)

July 20, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

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.


When Lips Get Violent…

July 5, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

Perhaps I’m just compensating for a lack of real tattoos, but I’ve been seeking out every single temporary tattoo cosmetic product on the market. For that reason, as soon as I found out these temporary lip tattoos from Violent Lips existed, I wasted no time trying them out.

 So if you’re thinking to yourself, “Lip tattoos? Those sound sort of complicated…” then you’re partially correct. You can’t just slap em on, add a little water and call it a day. These take a bit of measuring and cutting, a whole lot of patience and practice, and a far steadier hand than I apparently have. If you want to know what I’m talking about, watch the tutorial here.

But all that said, they sure as hell delivered some dramatic results, which is exactly what I was seeking out.


Two Makeup Tips for the Financially-Challenged (Thank You Veva)

June 8, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

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.

Body Painting. I’m semi-intrigued…

June 7, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

I’ve got to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of body painting. Something about it just always struck me as sort of tacky. I haven’t necessarily changed my mind on the subject, but I recently saw these pictures Aprella modeling the body art of Dani Fonseca, and it sort of sparked my interest.

It drew me in enough to work to check out more of Dani Fonseca’s work. It’s just a taste, of course. Here you can see just how intense some of her work gets.

Rules? I know nothing of the sort.

April 10, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

Blue isn’t exactly the most becoming color for dark-skinned women, and I kind of new that from the start. But yknow what? I still had to try it out for myself…

My Tiger Lily

March 3, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

If you’re a total makeup fiend (specifically, eyeshadow) like me you should check out My Tiger Lily. This girl has some wicked skills with a makeup brush, and she offers step-by-step tutorials with a full list of the products she uses. Check out her blog and be inspired.

Lime Crime

November 16, 2010 Posted by fashionvandals

Are you a fan of dramatic makeup? Lime Crime offers an awesome selection of high-intensity eyeshadow and lip color. However, having a huge collection of great makeup but not makeup application skills gets you nowhere. That’s where the Lime Crime blog comes in, offering an array of makeup tutorials for both the daring and the application-challenged alike.

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