Showing posts with label Urban Decay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Urban Decay. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anime Grunge

(**Press Samples**)
 Circle lenses make me feel like a cool anime babe and that is all there is to it. I love wearing them and I love, essentially, to create characters based solely on what my eyes look like on any given day. On this particular day I decided I wanted to rock these dramatic light blue lenses. I was not sure what to expect from this pair, as I usually tend to go for lenses that are more "natural" looking. Surprise, surprise... I LOVE these! What are these you ask? These are the Princess Pinky Eclipse Blue lenses, and they are available from Pinky Paradise. More after the jump.

Monday, October 21, 2013

LTHP Dabbles: Makeup Inspired by the Film "Black Swan"

Changes,

 They are sudden. They happen often, they happen when you least expect them.... I like to think we are all in control of our own destiny and that we can make changes for the better, and for the worse sometimes too. What this little ramble brings me to is that husband and I are in the middle of a VERY big transition. We will be leaving Florida tomorrow and driving to California to start our new lives. Yes, it is daunting and hectic, but we are excited and hopeful. 
 So, in keeping with the theme of changes and transitions I want to share my very first "Halloween Look" (if you want to call it that). I really just wanted to take on the character of Nina Sayers (The Black Swan), since the film came out back in 2010. All of a sudden I was finding myself relating to this character very much. There are so many changes in my life that are requiring me to change my complete outlook on many things. I'm growing, I guess? But much like Nina, I feel like things are changing within me (and sometimes I feel straight up crazy). So without further rambles, here is my take on the iconic Black Swan poster look. 
 I created my own custom "Black Swan" tiara. I really wish I had the time to have done the full costume. Anyhow, this was very challenging for me. This whole thing was a HUGE step out of my comfort zone, but I am SO happy I took it on. Why? Because I LOVE a challenge, and I love trying new things. I know the film has been out for over Three years, but as you can see it made a big impression on me... Actually all of Darren Aronofsky's films seem to do that to me. So I took on his Black Swan... 
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  I wont go into much detail about how to achieve the look because there are about a MILLION tutorials on You Tube on how to do this look, and a million different ways. I never meant for it to be an exact replica. I wanted to do my interpretation of such an iconic look. The hardest part was getting an even White "foundation" as I had to use cheap costume makeup and get creative with my Sugarpill Tako white eyeshadow lol. For the eyes I used mostly liquid liners to achieve the feathery look. For the metallic and shimmering details I used Sugarpill Tiara and Lumi mixed with a mixing medium to create a metallic "paint". Of course some editing was done to the photo to achieve that evil and dark look the poster has to it. I'm just obsessed with Black Swan. 
 I finished the look with some Red Vassen Lollipop circle lenses from Pinky Paradise and added feather lashes by Ardell. My lips were done in OCC's Black Metal Dahlia. To me the big finishing touch was my custom made tiara.

 Below you can see a closeup of the eye makeup detail. This was SO much fun to work on. I get two things from this look. There is the Black Swan vibe, but I am also getting an evil butterfly queen from this too.

Below you can also see detail shots of the tiara and I've posted some videos on how I achieved my custom piece. I had SO much fun working on this entire look. Is it perfect? NO, far from it.. But you know what? I don't care! I took something on that was WAAAAAY out of my skill set and brought it to life in a way I didn't know I had in me.

 Here are some vids explaining the process of the making of the tiara. 


 I really hope you guys enjoyed this post. I really poured my heart and soul into this mini project and it felt good to do so. Plus, since I will be moving during Halloween, might as well "dress up" now ;)!! But, in all seriousness, this was a challenge I've been meaning to take on for many years and I am so happy and excited to finally see it come to life. 

 I really hope you guys enjoyed this look. This whole post is very meaningful to me, for many different reasons. I really enjoyed working on this entire thing so much :D. Tomorrow we will be on the road to our new lives and I am excited to see what these changes will bring... Hopefully they don't end with me stabbing myself in the belly with a broken piece of glass though...... Oh and if you have not seen Black Swan, please DO SO!!! 

 Thank you so much for stopping by today my loves!! And please send all the good vibes our way ♥.! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fun with the Sugarpill Elektrocute Pigments and Cold Chemistry Palette

Good evening loves!!

  Today I have a makeup post for you guys... Mainly because I have no nails ready to go just yet. I'm drowning in Fall nail polish collections and trying my hardest to get trough them as quickly as possible. So, this past weekend I got to attend The Makeup Show in Orlando, as many of you guys may already know, if you follow me on Instagam (@L_T_H_P). I always take these shows as an opportunity to really go kind of crazy(er) with my makeup, because no one judges you there, in fact it is embraced. I live in "small town Fl" and here ppl look at me as if I ate babies for breakfast because I am different....and awesome.. lol.
 I was super excited to finally get a chance to play with my Sugarpill Elektrocutes neon, sparkly pigments. I also got a chance to play with my Cold Chemistry palette, which I got a few weeks back and just had not had a chance to play with it.
 I also listened to you guys on my last #EOTD post and I am (with much trepidation) sharing full face pictures on this post as well. A lot of you beauties suggested that I show how the eye makeup worked with the whole face look so.. yeah :D.... Granted they are IG shots, but... baby steps :D. 
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 To find out what I used for these looks and see some full face shots just continue reading ♥. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

LTHP Loves: Cat Eyes!

(**Some products are press samples**)
Happy Tuesday my beauties!! 

  Today I want to share Three eye makeup looks I've done recently that I really enjoyed. I'm a firm believer in the power of a good cat eye. I don't know what it is about a simple cat eye that makes me feel so complete and glamorous haha. Most of my looks are just not right until a cat eye liner is added. 

Shady Lady 
Primer: Too Faced Candlelight Primer
All shadow colors used are from The Balm's Shady Lady Palette. Wearing Geo Princess Mimi Sesame Grey Circle lenses in this photo. 
Browbone: Jet Setting Jennifer
Transitional shade: Luscious Lani
Crease: Shameless Shanna
Lid: Curvy Cami
Inner Corner: Jet Setting Jennifer
Outter corner and lower lashline: Caught in the Act Courtney
Cat Eye: Milani Ultra Fine liquid liner in : Prismatic Purple
Mascara: Grandissimo Lashes by Milani
Brows: Milani Shadow Eyez pencil in cafe Au Lait

Desert Sunrise
 Primer: Too Faced Candlelight
All shadow colors used are by NYX Cosmetics Shangri La Trio eyeshadow palette.
Browbone: Beanie
Transitional Shade: Peach Mix
Crease and Outer corner, lower lashline: Shangri La Orange
Lid and Inner Corner: Shangri La Gold
Cat eye: Jesse's Girl Waterproof eyeliner
Waterline: Milani Liquid Eye liquid like eye liner in Brown
Mascara: Milani Grandissimo Lashes
Brow: Milani Shadow Eyez Pencil in Espreso Line

Nude Americana
 This was my #EOTD for Independence Day. I paired this simple eye with a bold Red lip and it was an awesome thing. 
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
All shadows used are from the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
Browbone: Virgin
Lid and Crease: Sin
Lower lashline: Sidecar
Inner Corner: Virgin
Brows: Milani Shadow Eyez Pencil in Espresso Line
Mascara: Milani Grandissimo lashes
For my vibrant blue cat eye I used Sugarpill's Chromalust Pigment in Royal Sugar mixed with BFTE mixing medium to create a liquid liner of sorts. I absolutely adored this look. 

 What is a quick makeup look that makes you feel instantly glam? For me a simple face and a red lip usually do it :D. What is your go-to look that makes you fee extra confident? 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Geo Princess Mimi Sesame Grey- Pinky Paradise Circle Lense Review

(**Pinky Paradise press samples**)
Good afternoon and happy Monday!! 

  I'm kicking this week off with something a bit different, a circle lens review. Circle lenses are these awesome lenses that usually give an enlarging, dramatic effect to the iris of your eyes. Circle lenses have been around for a while, there are SOOO many different variations of styles and colors. They can be subtle and realistic, they can be extreme and animated. 
 Ever since I got into the madness of makeup and caught sight of circle lenses, I had been wanting to try a pair out. I just LOOVE the effect they create, bit, googly anime eyes. The pair I am showing you today is one of my favorite pairs, I have four. These are probably my most "dramatic" pair, also the biggest in diameter at 15.00mm. I really wanted a set of Grey lenses so I went with the Geo Princess Mimi Sesame Grey pair. These were listed as one of their top sellers and I wanted to see why that was the case. 
 I absolutely adore these, they are fairly comfortable, my most comfortable pair actually. These have a water content of 38%, the highter the water content, the more comfortable they tend to feel. These happen to fit my eyes really well and don't bother me, even after extended wear. 
Not 100% sure what I used for this look. i think it was one of the newer Wet n Wild Spring LE Palettes. 
  The effect these create is quite dramatic as they have a pretty dark outer ring. They add A LOT of definition to the irises. I love the soft blend from the Grey to my natural Green eye color. From up close they look a bit startling, but from afar they create an amazing, intense effect. The grey is a great contrast against Green eyes.
Sugarpill look. All Sugarpill Chromalust pigments used. 
  These look great with all colors of makeup, though my favorite shades to wear with these are cool tones.
Red Cherry lashes
  I have found that if I kee my eyes hydrated during wear (Systane drops are my BFFS), the lenses feel much better. I have slightly sensitive eyes, so I cannot wear these for very long periods of time. Circle lenses don't necesarilly allow the eyes to breathe, it is best to wear them "cosmetically" for me.
All BFTE Cometics Pigments used. 
 Pinky Paradise has an amazing assortment of lenses, but when I was picking mine, I went with the more "natural" looking ones. I wanted to ease into wearing lenses. I can only say this.. I am HOOKED!!!! It is so much fun to create these looks, characters almost by adding some cool lenses.
Lime Crime Aquatenea Palette used
 I always get tons of compliments when I wear my lenses. People always think theyare my real eyes, which is pretty neat :D. Here are some full face shots so you can see what the effect looks like a bit better from further away. I just love the intensity these lenses give my eyes.
 Have you ever worn circle lenses? If so, which have been the most comfortable for you? I really want to get more, but I really want them to be comfortable and wearable. These particular ones I featured today are really comfy, but I want different styles as well.

 Enter code "letthemhavepolish" during checkout at Pinky Paradise to receive a free cute animal lens case and a free mystery gift with purchase!!

Circle lenses freaky or cool? "When in doubt, freak 'em out"- Sharon Needles ♥.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Random #EOTD Spam featuring Milani's New Ultra Fine Liquid Liners

(**Some of the products in this post were provided for review consideration**)
Hello my darlings!! 

  I won't beat around the bush, I feel like garbage. IDK what has been going on, but these past few weeks I've been having more bad days than good. It's a bummer because for a while I had been feeling better for some time, normal even. And then, all of a sudden, I'm starting to feel garbage-y again and having a hell of a time working up the energy to do even the smallest things. Fear of food is also at an all time high, as it does not seem to matter how healthy or badly I eat. Meaning, no matter what, I end up sick :(. 
 I've not been able to paint my nails since last Friday. I've been wearing Zoya's PixieDust in Nyx and Vespa, they are still holding up fairly well. So, since I don't really have nails to show you, I figured I do a spama-lama-dingdong post of some #EOTD's I've done over the past few weeks. All of these feature different brands of eye shadows, but they all have something in common. They all feature one or more of the new Milani Ultra fine felt tip liquid liners. I seriously LOVE those suckers!!  
SO guess what?! I am STILL horrible at taking notes while I do my makeup lolol!! I am SO sorry about any missing details on these looks. But as always, of you have any burning questions, feel free to leave 'em in the comments, or email me and I will do my best to answer it for you! Please enjoy some eyes-piration while I work on getting well ♥.

Smokey Taupes 
 This look features mostly Milani products. All eyeshadows used were from the Milani Pressed Powder shadow collection. 
Brows
 Milani felt tip brow pen in Deep and Senna brow powder/pomade duo in Brunette. 
Eyes
Milani eye shadow primer
Milani Pearl- Highlight
Milani French Vanilla- Transitional color
Milani Caramel Brown- Crease
Milani Brownstone- Lid
Milani Ultra Fine Liquid Liner in Prismatic Purple- Cateye
Milani Liquid Eye- Liquid Like Mechanical Pencil in Brown- Waterline
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on pencil in Woodstock with Milani Shadow Eyes pencil in Champagne Toast layered over it- Lower lashline, inner corner
Milani Liquid Like Liquid Eye pencil in Perfect Purple- Lower lashline, outer corner.
Lashes
Milani Grandissimo Lashes Mascara
Red Cherry lashes in #110. 

 To see some more eye looks just continue reading ♥.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

LTHP Quickies! Milani Ultrafine Liquid Eyeliners Swatches and Looks

Good afternoon darlings!! 

  Today I have another one of my quickies for you guys! This time around I want to RAVE about the new liquid eyeliners by my beloved Milani! They really know how to make fantastic makeup. When I first found out that Milani was doing a new line of liquid liners I was floored! I've yet to be let down by a Milani product so the addition of vivid new liners could only be a fantastic thing! 
 These babies have a very fine and firm felt tip which makes application a breeze. I love the packaging on these. These remind me of high end liners. I love liquid liners that come in this type of packaging because it makes it so easy for me to create crisp, clean lines with no effort.  These have a great application and formulas.
 Below are some quick swatches of these liquid beauties.
Black Vinyl: A shiny, patent leather black liner. Classic and fabulous! This liner has amazing pigmentation. 
Emerald **Glisten: A sparkling, metallic green liner. The formula on this liner is a little sheer but buildable. This shade did stain my arm a little. I'm curious to see how it does on my lid. 
Prismatic Purple: A saturated grape Purple liner with slight Blue shimmer. This shade has a very dense formula and creates heavy lines so a light hand is best. 
Sparkling Turquoise: A gorgeous shimmering metallic, light Blue. This shade also stained my arm a bit. That said, I am SO excited to try this beauty. 
Black Gems: A pretty, sheer black with multicolor shimmer. I really liked that is a bit sheer because it can look like a shimmering Gunmetal or a shimmering Black.

Here is a closeup shot of the Two Black shades.

Here are some quick looks I did with Two of the liners. These two looks featured the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette on my lids (I'm not sure how I lived without this palette, it has become my go-to). I primed my lid with the Too Faced Candlelight eyeshadow insurance.
 This look features Black Gems built up to full opacity. The look below features Prismatic Purple. I am seriously LOVING these and I cannot wait to play with the rest of the shades.
 Did you know Milani has a new shadow primer coming out? And a new jumbo liner? I am SO excited for all these new Milani goodies. If you have not yet tried a Milani product, you should really change that!! Everything about this brand is fabulous!!

What are your thoughts on these new liners?

(**Milani products provided for my consideration**)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Current Obsession: Cateyes (and crazy colorful eyes)

Happy Humpday! 

 Today I want to share some recent eye-of-the-day (#EOTD) looks. My family was amazing on Christmas. My husband got me all this amazing makeup and a Zuca bag for me to store it all in. It was a really colorful X-mas! 
 Recently I've been slapping a cateye on just about every look I do. For a while I was intimidated by the look, and couldn't quite master it. I figured if I never practiced I'd never get better at it so I started doing lots of cat eyes and experimenting with different colors and angles and such. These are some of my favorite cateyes I've done (some have been... :-|).
To see some close-ups and find out which products I used just continue reading.