Makeup Monday: The Proper Makeup Order.

It's not too often that people apply makeup in the correct order, and that's probably why everyone gets different results, even if you and your best friend are using the same product. But did you actually know that there was a correct way to apply makeup? (Continued below images)

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Correction Makeup Application Order: Glamour Points

No one came out and officially said that this is how it is and that's the only way. However, the reason that there is a common known order is because makeup is applied in layer (almost?). Starting with a protecting layer - Primer. More or less, the reason this order is exists is also because it prevents smudging and/or concealing accidentally. Think about it, if you applied bronzer before your foundation, that would be pointless and a waste of makeup and money, right? Right! So I made up these pictures to more easily show you the order of applying makeup. Most of these products are product that i use and that you would find in my makeup bag! Trust me, they weren't just googled and pasted into this collage.

 Thanks for reading!

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Yes, Yes. 

The Halloweeniest of all things Halloween. If Rocky isn't part of your adult tradition for Halloween, then you're doing it wrong. Rocky Horror Picture Show is something that everyone loves in some twisted way or another. I was clearly the creepy handyman with a hump, Riff Raff. Do you think I did a good job? Being a double major in Fashion Design and Theatre is very time consuming, so unfortunately  I had to push my blogging priorities to the side temporarily. 
I'm so glad that you're all still engaged and following through with me!

Happy November!

DIY: AHS, Twisty the Clown


This post is a bit gruesome, and I currently am out of a camera. But these are the best pictures I have so far. Shawn wanted to be Twisty the clown from American Horror Story for Halloween, so when I discovered this gory and creepy clown, I was immediately on board! I love Halloween and my new found love and interest of Special Effects makeup and making it myself! I'm in Rocky Horror picture show at my university and play Riff Raff, so this new obsessions began with making my own bald cap! hahah, I love liquid latex!

What you need:
+ Styrofoam Head
+ Liquid Latex
+Makeup Sponges
+Acrylic Nails
+Baby Powder
+Toilet Paper *
+Assorted Colors of Acrylic Paint **

* Use Toilet paper if you are in a hurry and want to build thicker layers, faster.
** Paint colors, Black, Brown, Red, and White is really all you'll need. 

I intentionally didn't list the toilet paper and paint, because the T.P is optional (depends on your preference of building masks) and the if you didn't want paint, the mask looks awesome as a clearish white for a skull effect (if you aren't doing this clown)

Step 1. 
WEAR COTHES YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT. Because, you'd think latex would just peel right off if you got in on your clothes. NOPE, it rubs in and there is forever rubber on your pants. Ruined 2 pairs already. grr..

Step 2. 
Draw Lines around the mouth area as such.
Step 3.
 Dab a thin layer of latex until the yellow is covered. Allow to dry, or blow dry on low and cool while always moving the blow dryer. After, apply another layer of latex and if you prefer to use toilet paper, then lay some flat on top of the wet latex. Blow dry, or allow to dry. Repear until you have about 3 layers.

Step 4.  
Place teeth as desired. For the clown, I did the more square part down because usually the bottom of everyone's teeth are square.

Step 5. 
Add more layers of toilet paper and latex. Wait until the layers dry to ad more, and mold toilet paper around the teeth to create a gum line.

Step 6.
After you've added about 9 layers, it's time to powder and peel! Using the baby powder, powder all over the surface of the latex (After it's completely dry) to avoid it sticking to itself. As you slowly, SLOWLY and carefully peel the mask off, powder the inside as you go. 

Step 7.
Paint as desired!

Johnny Onion Ride in the Style of French Maritime

Johnny Onion Ride

Striped Shirt  (Similar on Modcloth)- Old
Scarf - Inherited form my Grandma

Not too long ago, Shawn and I attended the feast that occurred after the Johnny Onion Ride! Everyone dresses in French Maritime clothing and rides around Buffalo caring onions on their bikes and afterwards they're all thrown into a large pot of French Onion Soup! Yum!