What my goal is
This blog is meant to be a guide to makeup for cosplayers (non-cosplayers are welcome too!) In the costuming and cosplay world money is always an issue. That’s where I come in! I am going to guide you to affordable yet high quality makeup. Something that is cheap is not always crappy. There are gems out there just waiting to be found. But sometimes, it is okay to splurge and get something nice! (I’m a sucker for MAC and Limecrime products…erm and Urban decay!) I also want to do review requests! Is there something you see in the store that you keep eyeing but are too afraid to go and try it out? Before you buy it you want to know about it right? Well what is you sent me requests on products you want to see reviewed? This blog is going to be super fun and I am so excited to adventure the makeup world with you guys <3
Being a Vegetarian make up artist
So this post is going to be a long one. I’ll post some pictures of what I’ve been working on soon once I have a chance to go threw my camera and scan some sketches, but till then I wanted to share a somewhat eye opening experience.
Firstly, I’ve been a vegetarian for about ten years now, though it was only about four years ago I cut out poultry. I still eat fish (though not often and when I buy I look at where it was fished ex), gelatin products, milk and eggs. My philosophy for why I became a vegetarian is simple; I’m an animal lover, always will be, and I always had a problem with how animals are treated in the meat industry. It’s not the killing of the animal that bothers me, I understand that is cycle of life, we are onimivors, we eat meat. Simple. It is how they are handled before the killing floor and on the killing floor it’s self that make’s me look at a stake and go “I can’t eat this”. If I were not a starving student and could aford to know where my meat came from and how it got from the barn to my plate, I would eat meat. But I don’t so that is why I choose not to.
As to the reason I still eat things like animal products is the animals them selves are not killed to harvest there bones, they’re killed for the meat, and the bones (gelatin) are merely a waist products thats being used. If I’m wrong and indeed animals are being killed specifically for the bones then if I’m shown research to support this I too will cease the eating of gummies (though I will be vary sad because I frigg’n love gummies). Egg and milk is still anther one my continence is fighting with- eggs arn’t so bad, I get them from a local flea market where I know the farm their coming from- milk- urgh. Me, milk and soy milk still have issues to resolve but that anther whole argument that’s not really important to the reason of this post wich is - animal cruelty and the testing of products on animal, especially cosmetics. I understand that there is a reasoning for animal testing (unfortunately) but do we really need to know what will happen if a living creature ingest mascara? No. Why would we eat mascara?
CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume is one of those products that I always forget about.
I buy it, use it for a few weeks, then inevitably move on to something else. Six months later, I’ll see it in the impulse aisle at Target while I’m waiting to pay, and I can’t for the life of me remember if I actually like it or not. I buy another tube, I like it well enough, then I find something else. The cycle repeats.
It’s not a bad mascara. Actually, it’s quite nice, it just doesn’t have that “wow” factor I’m looking for. I don’t use it and think “Damn! I’ve got some nice looking eyelashes!” instead I think “Oh, I have noticeable eyelashes now.” You see, my eyelashes in their natural state are quite wimpy; they’re blonde and while they’re not stumpy, they’re still a little patchy from my accidentally chopping them off last year*.
Now, I will say that it earns some points in my books because I can slap on three coats and not have horrifically clumpy, tarantula looking eyelashes that I have to comb through for fifteen minutes.
I like the little nubbly bristles as they see to actually “catch” each lash and coat it. If I had one complaint about it, though, the end is a bit too bulky to really effectively reach those minuscule corner lashes and bottom lashes, so it requires a bit of maneuvering.
Not bad for a drugstore brand that typically retails for under $7.
*story for another time.