Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Tutorial - Calavera de azucar

Hello gurlies 
I'm sorry about my being so late with this one and I'm afraid I won't be able to make more of these Halloween tutorials again before next year :/
The white face paint I had ordered arrived later than supposed to and when it actually did, I didn't have the time to work on it as I had some long days in school and, since I live up North, it gets dark very very early around this time of the year, leaving me without natural light which is what I work with.
I figured that if I both had to record and also edit the video, I wouldn't have time to finish before after Halloween and that would have been pretty useless so... I'm doing it in pictures this time. Hopefully you will be able to follow without any major problems.
Also, I know these are not the usual high resolution pictures that I normally use on my blog, but again, the sunlight didn't really corporate! As soon as I got home it'd be dark and my phone isn't very happy about non-lit up surroundings.

Anyhow, please enjoy :)
Do tell me if there's something you'd like to do differently or ask me questions if something confuses you. Have fun and Happy Halloween!

❤ Products used ❤

Eyeliner pencil: White from Gosh
Face paint: AQUA MAKEUP 15G - WHITE from buy_send (ebay user)
Liquid eyeliner: Exaggerate Eye Liner #003 Glossy Black from RIMMEL 
Gel eyeliner: 01 Black from MAYBELLINE
Eyeshadow: 88 Original Palette from COASTALSCENTS

Upper lashes: from H&M

Lower lashes: 17 Diamond Dolly from Dolly Wink

Lipstick: 87 Lingerie Pink from NIVEA
Lenses: Super Pinky Violet Lenses from HONEY COLOR

~o~O~o~
Start out with a bare moisturized face.
The first thing you do is to grab a white pencil eyeliner and trace the pattern. Make a circle around each eye, a "hole" on your nose with a point going inwards, and kinda round'ish shape (in lack of better words) outside the circle. 
Next you cover your face with white face paint, avoiding the areas that you just drew (as you see I was pretty bad at that). Grab a liquid eyeliner and retrace the nose hole.
I feel really bad when I have to use excessive amounts of liquid eyeliner so instead I used a black gel liner. The gel liner spreads out fast and still has a great coverage. I only had to dip the pencil twice in the gel to fill the entire nose area.  
Take your gel liner again and retrace the circles around your eyes
I didn't like to stare seriously into my camera all the time so here is a goof!
Hahah okay the next step made me look super evil. I took a brown eye shadow that was just a tad darker than my own skintone and traced the other shape around my eyes. I wasn't sure if I wanted to make the line entirely out of little rhinestones and if so, lining here with black would have made it look odd. 
Fill in both shaped with a strong colour. I thought I'd make my skull look rather princessy so I choose a pink. Fill one shape at the time, that way you avoid smudging the black gel liner and adding unwanted dark colours to the pink.
Line closely around your eyes with the gel liner and don't forget a pencil on your waterline. As you see, I made the line a little thicker under the eye. Also, I took a dark red and blended in on my eyelid and above the bottom of the ring to make my eyes look more deep set.
Next I put on some fake lashes. See how I didn't put the lower lashes close to my eye but instead placed it under the black? That makes your eyes appear larger and your lashes appear fuller. 
I drew a line with my gel liner, since I feel that one is easier to handle than the liquid, and made a faded effect with a black eye shadow right under it. The further you get from your mouth, the larger the area of shadow.
A good way to know exactly where to place the line is to make a duckface and see where your chin sinks in.
When you have added the shadow, you can retrace the line again, I did that after taking the picture.
See the effect? Sunken in face!
More goofyness~ <3
With my liquid liner I drew a spiderweb on my chin and a matching pattern in my forehead. Many people like to add flowers but I'm not the greatest artist when I have t use make-up so I went with a downwards heart and some curls.
Next up are the lips! I chose a pink lipstick that matched my eye sockets. Instead of adding the lipstick just like that, I used a small lip brush. That way I will still have colour on my lips but it won't be all "wet" (you know when you drink from a glass and it leaves a mark). That is very important because we are going to add more. I filled in the heart with a lavender colour and added some pearl-looking rhinestones.

I figured that I didn't have enough rhinestones for both eyes so my plan b was the black line around the pink. I know I could have done it better but at that point I really wasn't sure :/
For the mouth I drew with my liquid liner (same as the eyes) and that's why I wanted as little lipstick on my lips as possible. This way it won't smear~
And lastly I added my violet/lavender circle lenses (that's the reason the heart was this colour) and done!
Of course it works without lenses but my eyes are so light that I felt like it needed something. The blue colour didn't fit the design. A pair of brown eyes would have been perfect!

❤ Extras 

Good luck and have fun! 
~Lucy Hart~

Friday, October 18, 2013

Featured - VIVI clothes

Hello gurlies ^o^!

In my very first "Featured" I want to talk about VIVIclothes!
VIVI clothes is a European (Dutch) online store selling Asian fashioned clothes, shoes, costumes, jewelry, phone cases, lenses, etc. I found their website a while ago, saved it, and then forgot about it until now. I looked it up again and I must say that I am very impressed after having looked through their items! 
A screenshot of their website

The website itself has a very simple layout, making it easy to navigate around. The categories are in the left side and even more options may appear as you hover them.

You can find several widely known brands there including Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Liz Lisa, Candy Stripper, MA*RS, Merci Beaucoup, and more. Oh and they ship internationally(!) + you can pay with your Paypal if you're not too fond of giving out your credit card information :)

Skirts & Costumes ツ
Probably where I spent most time looking around

Also, these two skirts REALLY caught my eyes, I mean look at them! Instant cuteness if worn!
              
                            Chinese clothing                               &                           Japan Liz Lisa Cute Hime Gyaru Shorts


So far I've only heard good about so they are definitely worth checking out! 
Have you yourself bought from there? What did you get?
Which is your favorite? :)
Do share with your fellow girls! ^o^/ 

P.S. Look for their new items launched this October!
P.S.S They are having a sale with up to 70% off on selected items

~Lucy Hart~

Thursday, October 10, 2013

You've still got time!

Halloween is just around the corner and everything is perfect!... except for your costume. You've spent a long time finding the one that suits you the best yet ... it's not good enough. It's almost as if something is missing.. circle lenses!

Nothing completes a full-face make-up better than a pair of neat circle lenses! They come in every colour, in almost every design you can think of, they can be worn even if you need strength, AND they will transform your face in NO time!

You might have considered buying a pair.. but Express shipping can, from time to time, be a little pricey and you'd reeeeeally prefer not to have to get them that way. On the other hand; if you choose normal shipping they might not make it to your country in time :O 
Now that can be a problem but look no further!

Right now, PinkyParadise is having a Last Minute Halloween deal!
Now you can get a pair (or more) sent to you FAST without having to pay the usual cost of express shipping! 
Their special markdown starts today and lasts until October 23rd, so hurry up and order your new pair of lenses today! 

Oh! And don't forge to use my code beautywithlucy to redeem a free mystery gift with your purchase!

Click the picture to go directly to their side :) 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Tutorial - Broken Porcelain Doll

Hello lovelies! 

I can finally show you the fruits of my hard work the past week!
I have made my very first Youtube video and I'm super excited to share it with you guys.
It isn't just a normal video, but actually a Halloween Make-up Tutorial! 

Broken Porcelain Doll
Do go on Youtube for a better view and for a chance to show it in HD


❤ Products used ❤

Eyeliner: Exaggerate Eye Liner #003 Glossy Black from RIMMEL 
Mascara: Volume Mascara from Biocura
Eyeshadow: 88 Original Palette from COASTALSCENTS
Angled brush: from EcoTools
Eyeliner pencil: Truly Brown from GOSH
Eyeliner pencil: White from GOSH
1st pair of lashes: Demi 120 Black from ARDELL
2nd pair of lashes: Feathered #053 from FOREVER21
3rd pair of lashes: Lashes nr.3 from Depend
BB Cream: Perfect Cover B.B Cream NO.21 from MISSHA
Concealer: Match Perfection 010 Ivory from RIMMEL
Powder: All-In-One Face Base 035 from Bodyshop

Note that I was unable to name the fluffy brush, the big fluffy brush, the red lipstick, the lipgloss, and the white eyeshadow. I am truly sorry for that but I do think you can easily find these by yourself ^o^

The wig is called Bomshell from the Farrah collection at GothicLolitaWigs.com, but it appears to me they changed the model a little since I bought it two years ago. However, the new one still looks a bit like this and if you're not satisfied, you can always look it up on ebay (or find another wig). The choice is yours!


❤ Pictures 
(Beware of the derpy faces coming up)
  



See the 3D effect under my eyes? Pretty cool eh?



 

   Okay enough of this!

❤ Thanks ❤

Also, like I wrote in the description bar; I want to thank my friends for helping me out with this. Thank you so much Yunkang and Ryan for giving me ideas and for reviewing the design while I was still in my creative phase and huge thanks to Amir for teaching me how to make the cracks and holes look more realistic.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have in the comments box
Good luck and have fun!
~Lucy~
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