Archive | January, 2014

I Have “The Creator’s Curse”

30 Jan

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

My life, fully encapsulated within this comic from Cyanide and Happiness, my favorite morbid webcomic.

A year ago, I loved makeup. It was my thing, something that I was good at. Something that impressed people. Whoa. New concept. Mind blown.

Now, a year later, I still love makeup, but I cringe at the stuff I did back then. What I thought was good was actually pretty rubbish. What I thought was good six months ago was also equally rubbish. Three months ago. A week ago. And on andonononononon.

I just need to learn to be happy with what I create. Good, bad, whatever, they’re all learning experiences. And I need to stop looking at the work of others and comparing it with my own, because that never ends well.

Sooo…new mantra. Stop. Leave it alone. It’s fine. Betteristheenemyofgood. Forgive yourself.

Anyone else run into this problem? How do you cope with it?

~Olive

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Zodiac Series: Pisces

28 Jan

 

Here’s another zodiac look for ya’ll! Since it’s Pisces, I went for a fishtail double eyeliner and my entire collection of bluey greeny eyeshadows.

Like, no joke.

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Since there’s a lot of photos of this look (purely out of vanity you understand), I’m going to cut it off here. Continue reading for more pictures, products used, and an explanation of the Pisces sign! Continue reading

Frozen’s Elsa Inspired Makeup

26 Jan

Ever since I saw Frozen, I’ve been dying to recreate Elsa’s gorgeous makeup. My friend Elizabeth graciously agreed to be my Elsa for today. This is a very photo-heavy post but I just couldn’t contain the magnificence to a couple pictures.

In case you haven’t seen the movie and have no idea what I’m talking about, head over to my review here.

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My reference photo:

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Look at them guns.

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I love how this photographed! Can I get a HELL YEAH SHINY?!

Products used:

– Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink

– Sugarpill 2 AM and Poison Plum

– L’oreal Neon Skirt quad: shimmery medium pink shadow

– BH Cosmetics 120 Palette: shimmery light pink shadow

– Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in Blackest Black

– Covergirl Lashblast Clump Crusher Mascara in Black

– Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast Lipstick in Smokin’ Hot Pink

– NYX Butter Gloss in Strawberry Parfait

I had a lot of trouble hitting the right note with this look, as Elsa doesn’t actually appear to have a crease or much blending around the edges. I guess it’s just not possible to achieve that Disney perfection on an actual face -.-   It was fun to pile that much shimmer on, though 🙂 Doesn’t she look gorgeous?!

~Olive

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