Friday, October 22, 2010

Get the look - Charcoal Smoke



charcoal products

What was used:
MAC Studio Fix NC20
MAC eyeshadow White Frost
Ben Nye Lumiere silver eyeshadow
MAC eyeshadow Forgery
Suzi Q Cosmetics black loose pigment
MAC eye pencil Ebony
MAC Powerpoint eye pencil Engraved
MAC Dazzle lash black mascara
MAC brow liner Velvetone
MAC Lipstick Snob

*More coming soon, Imats Toronto and makeup reviews!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Auxiliary Magazine - Aestheic

Recently I did a small editorial for Auxiliary Magazine for the Oct/Nov issue. For those who aren't familiar with the magazine, they've been going strong for almost two years now and mainly focus on alternative music and fashion. Go to to see more! You can also read it for free online so why not check it out and support?

Aesthetic - Medieval Metal

Photography: Zach Rose
Makeup Artist: Rachel Mazzie
Hair: Vaunt
Models: Vaunt
Machine Sex (Christina Matthews)



*More coming soon!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Loose Pigments - List and where to buy!

Okay, so who doesn't love loose shadows and pigments? Below are some of the brands I always buy from and in my opinion are all amazing products. Let's do some shopping!

Lime Crime-
$14.00 each
Dust Eyeshadow
16 shades


Glamour Doll Eyes-
$10.50 to $21.00
Shadow Towers (3 to 6)
many shades


Obsessive Complusive Cosmetics-
$10.00 to $11.50
Cosmetic Glitter
Pure Pigments
Loose Colour Concentrates
many shades


$19.50 each
34 shades


Make Up For Ever-
$19.00 to $24.00
Metal Powder
Pure Pigments
Shimmer and Glitter
Diamond Powder
many shades





Urban Decay-
$20.00 each
Loose Pigment
12 shades


Medusa's Makeup-
$6.00 each
Eye Dust
many shades


Sugarpill Cosmetics-
$12.00 each
Loose Eyeshadows
18 shades


NYX Cosmetics-
$6.00 to $3.00
Chrome Eyeshadow
Loose Pearl Shadow
many shades



$6.95 to $11.95
Satin Powder
Glamour Sparks
many shades



Naked Cosmetics-
$15.00 to $60.00
Mica powders
many shades


Gosh Cosmetics-
$14.00 each
Effect Powder
many shades


Cinema Secrets-
$7.50 each
Hollywood Lights Glitz Powders
Hollywood Lights Shimmer Powders
many shades


Miss X Cosmetics-
$8.00 each
Eyeshadows and Glitters
many shades


Mattese Elite-
$6.99 to $13.00
Pure Color Powder
Star Dust Powder
Shimmer Glitter
many shades




price is unknown
AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow
many shades


Beauty from the Earth
$6.50 each
Multi-Use Minerals
many shades


Ben Nye-
$9.00 each
Lumiere Luxe Powders
21 shades


$9.99 each
Luster Powders
25 shades


Coastal Scents-
$1.00 to $39.95
Mica Powders, Pigments, and Glitters
many shades




$5.90 to $6.35
Magic Eyeshadows
many shades


$3.00 each
Mineral Powder
many shades


Jesse's Girl-
$3.99 each
Pure Pigment Eye Dusts
29 shaes


Loreal HIP-
$10.00 to $12.00 each
Shocking Shadow Pigments
12 shades

loreal hip

*More coming soon!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Get the look - Blue Frosty




What was used:
MAC Studio Fix NC20
Urban Decay eyeshadow Polyester Bride
MAC eyeshadow Chillblue
MAC eyeshadow Haunting
MAC eyeshadow Big T
MAC eye pencil Ebony
MAC Powerpoint eye pencil Engraved
MAC Dazzle lash black mascara
MAC brow liner Velvetone
MAC Lustre Glass Wonderstruck

*More coming soon!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Lashes, everyone loves them, they complete the look and you just can't go without them these days. So I decided to make a list of sites you can check out for lashes, what's affordable, which ones apply the easiest, and what's durable. In other words let's go shopping!

I love NYX because of the price, you just can't go wrong. They're quality is not as good as let's say MUFE but with NYX you get what you pay for and they're products are still pretty damn good. As for lashes, they have two pages worth one is Fabulous Lashes for $4.50 each and the other Theatrical Lashes for $10.00 each.

Urban Decay -
What can't I say about Urban Decay? I pretty much love everything this brand has to offer, from their eye shadows to their primer potion it's all amazing. A little more pricey than NYX but the quality is there and it shows! Urban Lash is their wonderful lash line which has 18 gorgeous sets of lashes and are very easy to apply. Each set is $15.00 which maybe steep for some, but for the variety of styles they offer I say it's worth it. Groupie and Little Wing are definitely my favorites, I suggest both of these.

Make Up For Ever -
Talk about quality, Make Up For Ever is probably the best makeup I have ever used. In my opinion it's the best makeup for photography, everyday wear, etc. Everything lasts, nothing fades and although it maybe a bit on the expensive side you really get your moneys worth. Their lashes come in a wide variety of styles, colors and are all $15.00 each. You can get them at any Sephora or call a MUFE store closest to you to make an order. (Make Up For Ever NYC (212) 941-9337) They also have the individual lash sets for $15.00 each.

Sugarpill Cosmetics -
From the creator of Shrinkle, comes Surgarpill Cosmetics. There's not much to offer for lashes but the two styles they do offer are giant. If you want big, black and bold lashes I suggest going here! Available are the Cateye False Eyelashes for $8.00 and the Dewdrop kisses False Eyelashes also for $8.00. Don't forget the Duo Adhesive!

Sephora Collection -
Okay, not too big on the Sephora Collection. They offer some descent products but for the most part every thing I've ever used from them never held up as well as MUFE or Urban Decay. Yes it's good for the price and just for your normal girl every day wear. If you're like me, then it's just not enough for you. As far as their lashes, I like them. I've used them for many photo shoots. They're not as good as some of the expensive brands out there but they do the trick! At they have a descent variety of styles to choose from and are all $8.00 each except for the singles set which is $10.00.

Mattese Elite -
From Ricky's NYC comes this makeup line. Not many are familiar with it but I really like it. It's one of those under dog makeup lines that not many pay attention to or just don't know about it. I really enjoy their loose shadows and their lashes have a wide range to choose from. All lashes are between $12.00 and $7.00 each, lots of colors, feathers, and more! If in NYC I suggest going to Ricky's to check out this line. There are a ton of these all over Manhattan.

Beauty from the Earth -
BFTE is one line I haven't really experimented with yet. From the reviews I've read and the tutorials I've seen I'd have to say they seem to offer a really good range of products. Lots of loose pigments with tons of colors available and are all reasonably priced. If you're looking for lashes they sell a bunch of Red Cherry Lashes. I, myself love Red Cherry and for $5.00 to $2.00 each you can't go wrong at all for the price.

Japonesque -
Alright, not much to offer here for cosmetics but they do have a lot of brushes, cases, empty palettes and lashes! All lashes are between $7.00 and $15.00 a piece. There's not much of a variety but their quality is definitely worth it. They also have lash kits and Fast Lash - Thickening Fibers, for priming lashes.

Shu Uemura -
Shu Uemura is probably the most expensive but the best for false lashes. I know I say this a lot but you really do get what you pay for with these. Lots to choose from here, tokyo lash bar 2010 is very avant-garde and not typical for every day wear. Ranging from $65.00 to $12.00 each. The other lines they have available are natural, accent and fantasy lashes. These lashes are all from $16.00 to $27.00 each. A little on the pricey side but they look damn good!

Madame Madeline -
Got lashes? Never run out again is their slogan. This website is dedicated to lashes and sells a very large selection of lashes. They sell many brands including Red Cherry, Ardell, Andrea, Elise, and Japonesque. All lashes are between $1.95 and $8.00. Some lashes can even be bought in bulk, hence never running out. In need of lashes, this is the best site to go to!

*More coming soon! More looks and reviews...