So fortunate to be hired to do a live body painting demo for Drama Queen Makeup Academy and Town of Lashes this past weekend! I had a blast! Wanted to leave a little information about products and techniques in case anyone might be curious 😉
Here is how it turned out! I had a superrrr cute model to begin with so my job was easy as pie.
I did hair and makeup for this one. Very Rita Repulsa meets Dark Sea Witch…
Now for a list of products (exaggerated inhalation because it’s quite the list):
Complexion: RCMA Foundation
Eyes and Face Sculpt: Kat Von D- Shade and Light Eye Quad in Rust
Glitter over entire face: Lit Cosmetics- Champagne Wishes #2
Lip: Drama Queen Makeup– Brown Suga
Chunky Glitter on inner corner: Recollections Signature Sequin Glitter – I bought this from Michael’s Craft Store but they don’t have the sequin caddy I found. The link is for a very similar product though.
Glitter Adhesive: Eye Kandy- Liquid Sugar Base
Body Contour- Mac Cosmetics- Black Airbrush Makeup
Costume Designer, Genevieve Gantney made the black shell top that I adhered to the model using Spirit Gum. On top of that, I adhered some faux metallic pieces to make it more dramatic.
I watched these two videos and was super inspired to make the “jewelry” for the Merwitch. The first video is from Aodhamair. She makes some really cool costume jewelry from hot glue… AAND she has a free template download which is what I used 🙂
This video is from NsomniaksDream and she inspired the ear/fin jewelry! I used the hot glue technique from Aodhamair instead of wire and it worked!
This goes out to the kind souls of Star Crushed Minerals. Shadows, highlights, glitters. Shimmer, sparkle, color, all the things I like in one spot. It makes me feel less alone in this galaxy 😀 I really like what they have to offer and the packaging is adorable. Every time I get a confetti filled box I immediately get happy! SCM was also so generous as to give loose Starbright Highlighters and Halo Glitters to everyone who joined my HighlightXContour demos last month. Unreal support. They are beyond good to me and I appreciate it ❤
To share a little bit about their loose Starbright Highlighters, here are a couple of my faves on some skin: Bare My Soul on the left, it’s a really pretty natural shade, I just layered it wet til she had moon beams coming out of her face. Ice Queen on the right. This highlight has a frosty blue hue. Layered over black really shows how blue the pigment is.
A few more Starbright Highlighters I use a lot! Top row are what I like to think of as the fantasy, statement highlights. These have a stronger hue to them. The “I want my face to pop like a new box of crayons” attitude. Overall makes me feel the right amount of weird/other worldly so I can step into public.
These are the natural, “I’m human, but still want this glow to blind you from Mars” highlights. Left to right: Bare My Soul– Very light gold with a faint pink/orange warmth, Birthday Suit– Warm pink/peach shimmer, In The Buff– Golden Nude
Enough makeup gush. Have a good day folks! ❤ B
I think we all appreciate and love Kat Von D in our own way. Miami Ink, La Ink, High Voltage Tattoo, Wonderland Gallery, her books, KVD Beauty and the empire it has become… she’s just a badass. So when I received this package, I peed a little. I probably didn’t go to sleep until 1am just staring at my ceiling like, WTF. Who wouldn’t freak out?? jsdhvfjhavfjgavskfjhvasjgha!
The packaging and presentation are soooo clean. I’m a visual nerd so the coffin-esque shape box and how everything fit so snuggly in the black on black foam core cut outs…hnnnnng!
The Shade+Light Eye Contour Quads are bomb! I’m a huge fan of matte shadows and all these bad boys are MATTE and pigmented af. I can’t decide if I have a favorite yet. I’m partial to orange and warm brows so that Rust palette hits a sweet spot. The Plum and Sage palettes have some really pretty intense colors too, though. And the Smoke palette is the essential “DUH!” cool-tone smokey eye must-have.
Pic above is some quick beauty looks. Left: Sage Palette and FYFE Liner on the eyes. Right: Plum, Rust, and Smoke palette… I got a little carried away.
I threw a little of the Rust shadows on top of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita to add some extra highlight and contour. I used the Highlight (off white) and Define (deep brown) shades.
Ok confession time. I slept in my makeup because I’m a lazy sinner breaking the cardinal rule of skincare. I used the Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer and my smokey eye (the purple on seen above) woke up intact!! Not gonna lie, I was thoroughly impressed. Fresh to Death…literally. Side Note: I’ve been using the Deep Primer to give the shadows a little bit of a darker intensity.
There’s a Shade + Light Eye contour brush! I like blending harsh lines with a dense, firmer brush. The domed end is perfect for that. I used it to blend the shadows at my crease and diffuse any harsh lines on my lower lid. There is also a tapered end to the brush that gives way more precision and control to your application. I like it for right underneath my lash line. Erik Soto does a great brush demonstration video, if you haven’t seen it already, hit play.
I made a few makeup related tanks that I’m super stoked about! Sizes and quantities are very limited for now. If anyone is interested, you can take a gander at my Storenvy. If all goes well, there will be more makeup apparel to come 😉
One of the students from My Beauty Mark tagged me in an IG contest for LASplash Cosmetics. I entered the above Disney inspired makeup on the very last day… actually I almost didn’t do it. To my excitement, I found out this morning my look made it as a final contestant for 1st place!! I’m flabbergasted it made it and to be next to Jennifer Corona… she’s so BOOOOOOOMB!!!!!! Now, it’s based off of how many “Likes” each finalist gets. So here’s where I shamelessly ask you to follow THIS LINK and like my pic 😉 ❤ aaaaaaand if you fee like spreading the word, I wouldn’t even be mad ❤ Winner gets passes to the sold out IMATS show this weekend… which is like a cosmetic theme park!
One of the owners of My Beauty Mark Makeup Academy threw the best 30th birthday party saying goodbye to her roaring 20s. Happiest of birthdays Alex!! oxxx ❤
I had too much fun with my costume…
Hair: Laura Buenrostro
Makeup: Brittany Made Me Pretty
Costume: Various Inland Empire Good Will Stores and my friend Tracy Herold
Photo Booth: The SuperFly Booth
Event Planning: Miriam Corona Events
My sweet vampirous. This was one of my fave looks to do! Take a look at the entire HALLOW: An Eerie Issue and enjoy 🙂
You have to check out all the links at the bottom of the post to see everyone involved! It was really a group effort and all of these people are freakin talented!
If you haven’t been to Naimie’s and you are into prosthetics or want to get into prosthetics, they have a lot of fun options. I found these pointed ears and knew my Vampirous needed them. I’ve been out of practice with prosthetics so these turned out better than I expected, not quite what I hoped. I could have added more definition in the paint job BUT you live and you learn.
I used the Makeup Forever Flash Palette for the highlight and contour on the face. I airbrushed the prosthetics with Dinair makeup in flesh tones and fantasy colors. Lips were Lunatick Cosmetic Labs in Ritual Red over MAC NightMoth lip pencil.
This guy, Arif Pierce, always gets into character to help the model portray a specific emotion or expression. It’s one of my favorite parts of shooting with him… you know besides the awesome pix and the fact that he knows what he’s doing. Here’s what this shot looked like from my phone above, and here is what his magical, demon camera got through the veil below… serious magic!
Major thanks to Mady for getting into character and scaring the maintenance lady while we were shooting!! ❤ She was the perfect vampire. My heart is yours.
That finger wave tho. #lalashair
Be warned, she’ll kill you. Be warned, she’ll kill us all. Be warned, she’ll kill you. Be warned, she’ll kill ME!
Photo: Arif Peirce
Model: Madlyne Woodward
Hair: Laura Buenrostro
Makeup: Brittany Made Me Pretty
Dessert/Set Design: Flour Fix
Graphic/Invitation Design: Jessica Simons