she blinded me with science

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This Saturday will be the March for Science London, which I have been helping out with. Not in a makeup sense, but more of a moderation, bits of admin here and there kind of sense. A very interesting experience!

There are plenty of reasons to support science these days, but in terms of possible readers of this blog, cosmetic science has given us the wonderful, delightful makeup which we do so adore. If you fancy joining us at the march, there is lots of information on the site, lovingly designed by my very own Mr HSoG! Knock up a sign, and come along.

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So onto today’s look, I thought, with incredible imagination as ever, why not something science-themed? I searched for some space vector graphics on google images, and carefully drew them on my eyelid with some black Bourjois liquid eyeliner. White eyeshadow is from Makeup Revolution, and I also used L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara.

So there we are. Hopefully back soon with something more exciting, and maybe see you at the march!

– hazy shade of glitter

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happy pi(e) day

So it’s Pi Day, that illustrious celebration when fans of maths and baked pastry dishes* set aside their differences, and come together in celebration of the humble pi or pie.

In reality, of course, I don’t think it’s actually pie day, but us Brits do love a homophone, so pies get a lot of love too.

With that in mind, I decided to draw a quick sketch of a pie. Definitely not the numbers, since that would just be, well, numbers, and truthfully I thought it would be funnier to draw an actual pie. Although the more I think about it, it’s probably not that funny. Or I piedaycould have just drawn the symbol. Crap, and it would have been a subtle reference to The Net too.

If that wasn’t enough, just after I’d finished it and taken some pictures, and while mr hsog** was making some lunch, there was a knock at the door. I was about to answer it when I suddenly remembered the not too subtle pie on my eyelid, panicked and got mr hsog to go instead, hoping he’d tell ’em to bugger off. It was, unfortunately, someone about the boiler***, who had to come in, while I hid in the dining**** room hastily cleaning a pie off my eye. Now henceforth known as PieLid.

– hazy shade of glitter

*not that these are mutually exclusive
**a shortening of hazy shade of glitter, in case that code was to hard to crack, which serves to protect the identity of mr hsog, although really if you know who I am, you probably know who he is, and frankly, I’m not trying that hard at all
***in my head I can hear “my, what a gripping life you do lead”
****it’s a room with a table and chairs, a piano and a computer. We rarely dine in it, but the naming convention has stuck

stronger than a powered up pac-man

Hey gang, let’s get retro.

Twas Sunday afternoon, I was whiling away the time, listening to themes from games I liked and chiptunes, you know, like you do. At some point, Anamanaguchi’s Endless Fantasy* combined in my mind with the area that is constantly thinking about makeup designs, and I was like, crap**! How have I not yet drawn something game-related on my eyes.

And so it came to pass that I started the laborious task of trying to draw pixellated game characters on my eyes. Plus some tetris blocks, and the word “Push Start”, of which I have already received all the rude intepretations, ta.

retrogamingAnyway. The blue background is from GOSH 9 Shades: To Play With in Vegas, the yellow for Pac-Man and blue and white for Inky is from Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Acid Brights, and the eyeliner, as always, my one true love*** Bourjois. There was a lot of dabbing. I mean, a lot of resting the edge of my hand on my cheek and then on my nose, and carefully dabbing a bit more.

This was much harder than any of my other designs, I think because usually I’ve got a bit more freedom in how I represent a heart or a tree or whatever. But game characters, with their blocks and straight lines, are a bit more definite. And thus dabbing is a bit a more careful.

– hazy shade of glitter

*I’m totally not ashamed that I started off by listening to Mortal Kombat: The Album
**you better believe that it was a far, far stronger word than this
***sorry mr hazy shade, you had to find out sooner or later

i’ll take another ‘drink me’, baby

So hey, gang, since it’s World Book Day, thought I’d try some sort of book-themed eye makeup.

drinkmeMy initial thoughts were for something Harry Potter-esque, but after an ambitious attempt at drawing Hogwarts*, I decided to go with Alice In Wonderland** instead.

I quite enjoy writing on my eyes, so decided to go with the “Drink Me” label that Alice finds on the bottle. I used white and the dark pink from Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Acid Brights and then my trusted Bourjois eyeliner for the everything else. I covered the entire lid in white, and very carefully*** drew Drink Me on it, then went round the outside so it looked like a label. Finally, I tapped some pink round the edges just to make it stand out.

And there we are. I’ve also tested out a few, ahem, swear words, and will blog about those in future…

– hazy shade of glitter

*you try drawing an entire castle on your eyelid
**Disney version, ‘cos clearer label
***because I’m stupid, I didn’t flip the image I was using, which meant drawing it backwards on my own eyelid, while fearing this scene from Mean Girls

pink it’s not even a question

It’s been awhile, sang Staind*, and like that, frankly, poor song, I’ve been a bit of a poor blogger. I am currently working on a new design (and there are still plenty of designs to catch up on), but for now, have some pink with a dash of black and green.

makeuprevolutionredemptionThe eyeshadows this time were from Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Acid Brights, because, omg, look at all them colours.

I wore both pinks and the purple because I’m greedy**. The darker pink was all over the lid and up to the eyebrow. Next on went the purple, wiggled in the crease and at the outer edge, and then a teeny, weeny, bit of neon pink was tapped over the lid near the inner corner of the eye. Then there was blending. Lots and lots of blending. And sometimes it’s fun to apply a bit more of everything and blend again, just to get it right.

pinkandgreenNext of course, came the classic black line with a slick of the old Bourjois and a green line, so it semi resembles the racing stripe Homer added to his power plant, because he felt it was “pretty sharp”. The green liquid eyeliner was Miss Sport Studio Lash Colour Eyeliner in turquoise, apparently, but we have spoken about my rubbish colour identification before…

Whack a bit of black pencil eyeliner under the bottom lashes. And whoomp… there it is***. Plenty of mascara to finish, and yeah, a totally bold look, or whatever I should say to talk up this eye makeup.

 

 

– hazy shade of glitter

*it’s okay if you haven’t heard of them. It’s a state I recommend maintaining.
**more akin to a kid in a sweet shop****
***this song, on the other hand, is ace
****or something more modern. Are there even sweet shops anymore?