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Best Friends [01]

Pairing: Neymar Jr x Reader

Synopsis: You and Neymar are both hopelessly in love with one another. It’s a shame neither of you have the courage to confess your feelings to the other.

P.O.V: Third-Person

Genre: Romance/Fluff, Hurt/Comfort

Rating: T

Word Count: 8,181

Warnings: Mentions and implications of smut (not too described). Some light swear words. Mentions of abortion.

A/N: Woah, 8.1k+ words? I never expected to write this much for just one imagine! Well, you all can consider it as a treat for not posting much this month! 😘❤️ So, you all decide, part two yes or nah? 🤗💗 xoxo — jas


     Neymar sat on his bed, soft fingers grasping his injured leg and lifting the tender limb as his childhood best friend (Y/N) positioned a plush pillow underneath his leg, before resting the bruised limb against the pillow. Hazel-green orbs drooped, as he felt the ponderous weight of fatigue lull him into a state of repose, his muscles and limbs aching from the harsh foul an opponent committed against him during tonight’s match, which sent both him and his offender tumbling to the dirtied pitch in a heap of tangled limbs.

Seconds after the fall, he felt a sharp, piercing pain in his left ankle, as his opponent pushed himself from the ground, with the helping hands of his teammate, but not before he stepped on Neymar, the cleats of his boots digging into the delicate bone structure of the Brazilian’s left ankle.

The referee had blown his whistle long before the opposition had deliberately continued committing fouls against the home team. Although he blew his whistle once again the moment he caught a glimpse of the intentional foul the visitors had just committed. A second yellow card was given to the player, thus resulting in an automatic red card, evoking several complaints and protests from the visiting team. The referee awarded the home team with a free kick; however, the match was unable to be resumed on the account of a home player curled in a fetal position on the pitch, hands clutching around his throbbing ankle.

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The 1963 March on Washington was the first national display of the breadth of the Southern civil rights movement. It focused on the many manifestations of racial discrimination and gave clear and definable contours to the constraints imposed on African Americans… Here King also linked the codified racial discrimination of the Jim Crow South to the informal but equally pernicious de facto segregation of the urban North… Malcolm X considered it “ridiculous” that civil rights activists were traveling to the South to fight Jim Crow when the North “had enough rats and roaches to kill to keep all of the freedom fighters busy.”
—  From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Keeanga Yamhatta Taylor
The predominance of romance in women’s literature is stunningly unrealistic. The assumption that most heroines would necessarily focus that much attention on their love lives is ridiculous, particularly in the modern world. Real women, even if they aren’t queens, have real problems: jobs to do; bills to pay; families to raise; domestic and sexual violence to worry about; sexism to combat; and sometimes racism, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry as well. When the average adult heroine pushes these real problems aside in favor of worrying about how to live happily ever after with her prince, I don’t find her admirable, nor do I find her a good role model. I am likewise offended when a heroine who is perfectly interesting on her own must be forced to couple up in order to hold the interest of a fantasy demographic. I love escapist literature, but the contours of escapism shouldn’t define the rules for every heroine out there. When potential editors ask me why my incredibly busy, stressed, and belabored queen can’t have a love life, something is wrong.
—  Erika Johansen - Why We Need “Ugly” Heroines

Makeup Tips:

1) Scotch Tape Eye Stencil~

This unconventional beauty aid will help guide you when applying eye liner and shadows, especially if you’re going for a more daring look such as the “cat eye”. It will also help you achieve an even and balanced look for both eyes.

2) Disguising Under Eye Bags~

Use highlighter in the actual crease of the bag. Then use a darker shade of foundation in the actual puffy area.

3) Eye Highlights~

The placement of highlights is very important when trying to create naturally beautiful eye makeup. Your lighter colors (whites, creams, and pearls) should be applied in the inner corners, the middle of the eye, and just under your brow bone. Apply your lightest colors first, and then move on to your darker shades.

4) How To Fix Clumpy Mascara~

Let’s face it, this happens to every tube of mascara over time. The problem is it dries out and then starts to form unattractive lumps. To help prevent this, don’t pump your mascara trying to get more on your wand; you’re basically pumping air into the tube causing it to dry out even faster.

Although mascara should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, I use to replace mine much sooner just because it dries out so fast and creates undesirable results. But, there’s an easy fix for that! Add a drop or two of Visine (or any brand of eye drops) into the tube, and then rub the wand around inside. The Visine softens the mascara liquid, making it apply as if it were a brand new tube!

5) Lipstick Ready~

Use a baby toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. To really get the job done, you can make a homemade lip exfoliate with sugar and coconut oil, or easier but not as effective, cover your lips in lip balm or petroleum jelly before scrubbing.

6) Make Eyes Appear Bigger~

If you don’t already own a white pencil, invest in one now just for this simple trick! Instead of lining your water line with dark eyeliner, use a white pencil to create the illusion of a bigger eye.

7) Tightlining~

What is tightlining? It’s a way of applying your liner right in between your lashes. This is a great way to appear as though you’re not wearing any makeup at all, yet adding a little bit of color and definition to your eyes, and making the base of your lashes appear thicker.

8) Make Eyeshadows Pop~

Have you ever purchased a vibrant color of shadow that once applied appears rather dull? The key to making those colors pop is a white base. Use a white eyeliner and cover your entire lid before applying the color of your choice

9) The False Eyelash Look~

False lashes can be a pain, not to mention time consuming! Here are a few ways to get the look without the hassle:

1. After curling your lashes, apply a thin layer of powder before applying your mascara. I just sweep a small blending brush across my compact and apply it to the top and bottom of my eyelashes. I’ve also heard that some people use baby powder, although I think they both have virtually the same effect; creating a base that makes them appear much fuller.

2. Apply two coats of mascara to the bottom and TOP side of your lashes, but wait 3-5 minutes in between each coat, otherwise they tend to get clumpy (not cute).

3. When applying your mascara, you don’t want to just move your mascara wand from the base of your lashes up. Make sure you are moving the mascara wand back and forth while going up. The left and right motion will make sure every lash is covered entirely, all the way to the tip.

4. Almost done! Now, check your lashes for any gaps. Use the tip of your wand to apply another coat of mascara to individual lashes where they look sparse. Even better, use a fine tipped liquid eyeliner to fine tune and fill in any gaps.

10) Lash Curling Secret~

Get the most out of your lash curler by pinching at the very base of  your lashes, and then lifting the curler up into an inverted position. This creates double the curl and lasts much longer!

11) Heat Your Lash Curler~

Hold a blow dryer up next to your lash curler for about 3-5 seconds. The heat works the same way as it does with your curling iron, giving you those flirty lashes that will last all day.

12) The Perfect Match~

This is the one thing that no matter how well it’s applied, if it’s the wrong color, it will look terrible! We all dread that our foundation will give us a ghost face or even worse, that dreaded orange jaw line. Because your neck isn’t exposed to the sun as much as your face, it is much better for matching your true color.

13) Secret Eye Lift~

Sweep a light pink matte pencil across the entire length of your brow bone to create the illusion of a higher arch, and then blend, blend, blend! It should not be detectable.

14) Proper Contouring~

When applied right, contouring can define your cheekbones and jaw line, reduce the look of a double chin, minimize a larger nose, and lift sagging eyes. It’s basically using makeup to highlight and accentuate your features. This is especially important for photos, as the camera tends to pick up shadows and highlights better than the naked eye.

There are actual contouring and highlighting powders made just for this, but you can also use a bronzer or powder that is a few shades darker than your skin, and a foundation that is a few shades lighter for highlighting. For the most part, your t-zone and under eye area is where you want to highlight, and the outer portion of your face, underneath your cheekbones, and your neck is where you want to define with a darker color. Keep in mind, blending is key for a natural look! This may take some practice at first.

15) The Line Saver~

I’m always checking my eye makeup in the case that my eyeliner isn’t in its original place. Certain eyeliners are more prone to this, especially those that aren’t water proof, but I don’t like using waterproof makeup because it’s so darn hard to get off! I always feel like I’m ripping my lashes off in the removal process. To keep your liner behaving, sweep loose or pressed powder right under the eye liner on your bottom lid. It creates somewhat of a barrier, preventing your eyeliner from traveling downward.

16) The Lip Cheat~

As it turns out, we weren’t all blessed with Angelina Jolie’s lush lips. Now, there are a few tricks to making them appear larger (a glossy lip being one), but for a more dramatic effect, don’t be afraid to line your lips just outside of your natural line. When I say just outside of your natural line, I mean slightly. You don’t want to look like a clown by over doing it!

17) Downward Strokes~

Although you want to wash your face and apply your moisturizer with upwards strokes to help lessen fine lines and a sagging face, the opposite is true for foundation and powder. Most of us have a little bit of hair on our face, and it tends to grow downwards. If you apply your makeup with upward strokes, it will cause your “peach fuzz” to stick strait up, making it more noticeable.

18) Instant Eye Lift~

This quick and easy illusion will give you an instant eye life. Draw an arch directly above your eyebrow with your favorite highlighter, and blend with your finger. This makes your arch look raised, making the whole eye area look like it has been lifted.

19) Clump-Free Lashes~

It may seem like a waste, but if you want clump-free lashes (so hard to achieve, right?!) , you have to wipe your mascara wand off on a tissue before each application. This way you can apply several coats seamlessly.

20) Blemish Secret~

Instead of using that bulky tube of concealer to cover your blemishes, rub a bit of it on an eyeliner brush for more precise control.

21) Make It Last~

Keep those lips kissable by sealing the deal. After your lipstick is applied, hold a tissue over your lips and apply powder over the tissue. This creates a matte look that lasts much longer.

22) The 3-D Lip Effect~

So simple and stunning! Use your finger to stamp a little bit of frosted blush or eye shadow to the center of your bottom and top lip.

23) When To Toss It Out~

As much money as we spend on our beauty products, it’s hard to let it go, but at some point your makeup becomes unhealthy for your skin and eyes. This is especially true for anything that gets applied around your eyes, so it’s important to give your makeup drawer a good clean out every once in a while.

A Connection

Warnings: swearing, suggestions of sexual activity
Rating: …everyone?
Summary: Chris and reader host an award show together (as requested by anonymous)
Y/N = your name and Y/L/N = your last name
This is your first time hosting an award show. Hell, your first time hosting anything on live TV. It’s all really exciting. You had to arrive an hour earlier than when the guests started arriving, so you could have everything done professionally. You’d be hosting alongside the one and only (may I say, very hunky) Chris Evans, so you’ll be getting everything. Basically a whole package.

You sat in the chair looking at yourself in the mirror facing you. There were 3 people pulling your hair into some sort of style. After they’d finished, another 2 people came and laid their makeup tools on the table in front of you. They quickly got to work and it felt like they were smothering layer upon layer of makeup on your face.

The final result, however, turned out to be amazingly perfect. You looked stunning, every curve of your body hugged by your beautiful red dress, and every contour defined on your face. It felt like there was a lot on your face - but that was because you didn’t tend to use this much makeup - however, there actually wasn’t. On closer inspection, you saw that there was only the thinnest layer of makeup covering your skin. It felt great.

You were taken out of the dressing room and into another room. There he sat, in a chair with a mirror facing him. Someone was busy fixing his short beard, and you stepped closer. He almost gasped when he saw you in the reflection of the mirror. “You look amazing, Y/N,” he said.

“I’m pretty sure you’ll have ladies drooling all over you when you’re finished, Chris,” you replied.

“I hope not, you won’t even be able to imagine how much this suit cost me,” he laughed.

“Well, what can I say…a well-tailored suit is to women what lingerie is to men. And lemme tell you, you’re looking pretty damn good.”

“Shut up,” he chuckled.

You sat down beside him and waited till the guy was finished with Chris’ beard. He whipped off the cloth that was placed on Chris’ chest to show the final result. He looked flawless, his tux was hugging his body and it revealed his muscular Dorito body shape. His shoes were polished to a fine shine and his hair was combed to the side.

“Wow. You look great.”

“Great? I sat in this chair for what seemed like forever and all I get is ‘great’?” He replied, smiling, whilst standing up.

“Stop being so full of yourself, Evans. Not everyone’s perfect.” You joked, walking to the door.

“I’m perfect, now?” He asked enthusiastically, catching up to you and snaking an arm around your waist. You huffed jokingly while you both walked down the hallway.
It was time for you to go onstage. Chris politely gestured for you to go first and you held your full-length dress by the knees as you made your way up the steps. An eruption of applause overwhelmed you both as you walked across the stage. There were cameras everywhere, and you were wired up with microphones. “Good evening, everyone. I’m Y/N Y/L/N,” you started and waited for Chris to speak.

“And I’m Chris Evans, and we’re going to be your hosts for tonight,” he said with a smile.
“It’s been an unforgettable night for all of us. So congratulations to everyone that won an award tonight,” Chris said with a dazzling smile.

“And congratulations to everyone that was nominated for the awards, because everyone’s a winner.”

“We hope you thoroughly enjoyed tonight as much as we did.”

“If we don’t see you at the after party, have a good night!” You finished, and you and Chris walked off of stage.
The whole room was only luminated by the moving colored lights, so it was hard to concentrate on anything. It was getting hot and stuffy in there, because of the many bodies dancing together on the dance floor. The music was loud enough to make you feel vibrations in your toes. You’d downed a couple tequilas but you were conscious enough to make sense of your surroundings. A lot of celebrities were already past the point of just being drunk; it was hilarious. You only wish you could video it all. You were stumbling over people’s feet, trying to find somewhere to steady yourself.

You suddenly felt hands grabbing your hips from behind, and then they shouted ‘boo’ - as if to scare you. They slurred the word, so it sounded more like, “b-buh…booooooooooo.” You turned around to see what looked like an extremely drunken Chris, dancing around like a maniac. Wait - no, he was tap dancing. The man was actually tap dancing. 

“Dance with me,” he once again slurred, but he said it more like a statement, and pulled you to him. He whipped you around so that your back was pressed against his front, and held you against his body. What he did next sent you into overdrive. He started grinding against you to the beat of the music, and he rolled his hips into yours, basically making you feel his cock against your ass.

You and Chris had been friends, but you had to admit that you sorta had a little crush on the guy. I mean, he’s hot as hell, and he’s the nicest person. No one can blame you. You moaned out loud at the contact, but it wasn’t loud enough to be heard by anyone. At least, you didn’t think so. “Y/N…You - you’re hot,” he said, his tone now perfectly normal. Well, this is confusing. He ground against you again, and you could feel his breath on your ear as he said, “I heard that sexy moan of yours; I think you’re enjoying this, don’t you?”

He’s not drunk. He never was. He was acting drunk. He’s a fucking actor, you idiot!

He spun you round again, turning you to face him. On his face, he wore a devilish smirk, and out of nowhere, he grabbed your ass. He closed his eyes, threw his head back a little, and bit his bottom lip. You’re both enjoying this, no fucking doubt about that.

You’re rebellious side took over your whole body, and because of the drinks you’d had earlier, you’d gained some 'drunken courage.’ You placed your hand on his crotch and applied little pressure. He bucked his hips forward against your hand, so to try and be a tease, you pulled your hand away. He was frustrated that you’d done that, frustrated to the point where he grabbed your hand and led you into a room upstairs of the, quite expensive looking, club.

Yup, it was definitely an unforgettable night.

Daytime Glam Makeup Tutorial

There are many occasions where us girls (and guys), are required to get dressed up to the nines, but it’s daylight outside… Which leaves many of us thinking ‘what makeup do I go for?’

For instance, a Wedding! You’re a guest and you want to look your best, but you don’t feel comfortable slapping on your regular evening-makeup. You know you are going to be photographed so you need something glam just not OTT - but what?

OR, you are off out on a lunch date, where your face needs to look flawless, like it did in the dim lighting of the club where you first met your hot date last week, but only this time you can’t get away with the heavy contour & black smokey eyes!! Argh!!! 

Fear not… I have you covered!
Whether you have hooded eyes, mono-lids, almond shaped eyes or even round eyes, you can all sport style of eye makeup. You may just need to tweak the shades to suit your skin tone. 

A soft smokey eye with glamorous lashes will give your face exactly what it needs to feel and look beautiful.
Lashes for daytime might seem daunting at first, but I promise you they will look super! It’s all about the lashes!!!
The key to making this look soft is to use lighter shades to create the smokey eye, drop the usual dark liquid eyeliner and opt to darken just the roots of your lashes with a dark Brown / Black powder or Kohl.
Also, substitute the Black along the waterline for a Cream or White eyeliner - not only is this more flattering for daytime, it will also make your eyes appear bigger! 

This WILL transform your regular evening eye-makeup into stunning daytime glam! Then, in the evening you can easily amp-it-up by simply darkening your waterline and adding a little liquid liner across your top lid! 

I have added in links below to all the products used in this tutorial. I always try to grab a UK link as they often ship to the EU also. And then a worldwide link, usually US based, but most ship worldwide. 

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

F17 Camouflage Concealer Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE ‘SHONAGH’ FOR 10% OFF

MAC Shaping Powder - Emphasize

Zoeva 134 Pro Fusion Brush - Available online as of January 11th 2016

MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow

E24 Flat Shader Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette - Strange, Nooner, Darkside

MAC Wedge Eyeshadow

E26 Blending Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics

E23 Pencil Brush - Blank Canvas Cosmetics USE DISCOUNT CODE: SHONAGH for 10% OFF

Tarte Cosmetics Inner Rim Brightener Pencil

Urban Decay Ink For Eyes (24/7) - Perversion  

Zoeva 240 Luxe Petit Pencil Brush - Available online as of January 11th 2016

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

MAC 35 Lashes

Peaches & Cream Singular Lash Inserts:

MAC Nylon Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

Soap & Glory Kiss Ass Concealer

Zoeva Pro 134 Fusion Brush

MAC Pro Sculpt Defining Powder

Zoeva 130 Luxe Contour Definer

Benefit Hoola

Milani Blush - Luminoso

F15 Blank Canvas Contour / Highlight Brush Cosmetics - ‘SHONAGH’ for 10% OFF

MAC Patisserie (Matte)

MAC Patenpolish Lip Pencil Innocent

Best Contouring Products

Strobing may be a major makeup trend at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we all can’t benefit from a little contouring here and there to give the face a little more shape and definition. I’ve tried hundreds of different contouring products, but these are the best contouring products such as creams, gels and powders that I have tried. Prefer a video? Watch “Best Contouring Products” on Youtube.

Top 5 Contouring Products: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Duo Intensity One, Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Sculpting Medium, Illamasqua Gel Sculpt Silhouette, Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Crayon 015 Trespassing Taupe, NYX Blush Taupe

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Seven quotes from the legendary makeup artist.

If you know your beauty history, then you know Kevyn Aucoin. The famed makeup artist was not only loved by celebrities, models, and editors for his incredible talent, but he was also kind enough to share his knowledge with the masses through his beauty books—including his now-iconic contouring tutorial. Enter: The Contour Book, The Art of Sculpting + Defining. New from his namesake makeup line, this set gives you the product and the how-to in one kit. In celebration of its launch, we’ve collected some of Aucoin’s best bits of beauty wisdom. KELLEY HOFFMAN

“Light colors highlight and make things come forward. Dark colors shade and make areas recede.”

“The key is for people to notice your eyes, not the eye makeup.”

“The eyebrows are the most important feature of the face…all emotion states are conveyed by the eyebrows.”

“Today I see beauty everywhere I go, in every face I see, in every single soul, and sometimes even in myself.”

“If you want to look your best, be creative, try some new ideas, and have fun doing it.”

“Glamour is not self-conscious; it’s not trying really hard. It’s just expressing your own truth. I think that’s what the essence of glamour really is—expressing your uniqueness.”

“Beauty might bring happiness, but happiness brings beauty.”


Seven Minutes in Heaven: Pietro part two

Complete series 

It’s back guys, it’s back.

You walk out of the cupboard in a bit of a daze, you’re lips still fuzzy from Pietro’s kiss and you’re body still burning where his lips and hands had touched you. You stumble over to the sofa’s trying to reorient yourself to the groups’ conversation as your drink is handed back to you. It takes you a second to realise they’re laughing at you and Pietro and that you’ve accidentally sat next to him.

“Well you certainly kicked the game of with a bang, you crazy kids.” Tony jokes and picks up the bag of names for the next players.  

“Oh I do love a good bang.” You wink at him, laughing with the group to hide how uncomfortably hot you were feeling.

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Title: First Dates Aren’t Always Bad
Fandom: Haikyuu!!
Pairings: SugaHina
Characters: Hinata Shouyou, Sugawara Koushi
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt: Rarepair Week Day 3: Date - Hinata is on his first date with Sugawara-san. He’s never been so nervous in his life.
Notes: None

Hinata could do this. He knew he could. It was just a date with Suga-san. There was nothing for him to worry about. What could possibly go wrong on a date with his kind, loving upperclassman?

If anyone asked him, he’d simply stare at them with wide, terrified eyes and slowly say, “Everything.”

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gerhard richter

september, 2005

oil on canvas 

the image is at the very edge of being recognizable, at that liminal point where the information it contains could be read any number of ways and the mind must struggle to create a whole, or pictorial Gestalt, out of the diffuse, ill-defined contours of the forms and the apparent coding of the color. In sum, viewers must mentally reconstitute a likeness that is in effect disintegrating before their eyes…. Compared with what eyewitnesses can recall even with the passage of time and what video and photography have captured and preserved, Richter’s version—or, better said, vision—of 9/11/01 is an eroded representation of a monument blown to smithereens, the ghost of a ghost.

— Robert Storr, from September: A History Painting By Gerhard Richter, Tate Publishing, 2011

paradigmed  asked:

do u do ur makeup in a way to make ur face look more masculine? i want ppl to see me as more masculine but my face is not working with me :~( pls help

This is an excellent question anon ! Thanks for asking.

There’s a few ways to to make yourself look more traditionally masculine with makeup. These are just the techniques I use but there’s a lot more out there. Note that this guide is mostly for cosplay but a more subtle version of each technique can be used for the daily.

Eyebrows: Fill em in ! The darker the better usually unless the character you’re representing has specific or lighter eyebrows. I usually use a dark brown eyebrow pencil or dark brown eye shadow (that you want to apply with a thin brush to allow for more dexterity). Black can over state and look very unnatural when drawn on so I typically avoid it. Men typically have full eyebrows too so don’t just fill in your brows but make them thicker too !

Lips: In most anime and manga female characters have very small centered mouths. The opposite masculine version of this would be a longer mouth ! Using brown eyeshadow or a eyebrow pencil carefully extend the corners of your mouth by drawing a small line on each side. You don’t want to make this too long cause it’ll look unnatural ! It’s subtle but it helps.

I like I avoid the look of really pink or rosy lips so I use a brown lip balm by Two Faced called Honey Chocolate ! It takes away the pink from my lips and gives it a darker more masculine color without over-exaggerating. I see other cosplayers use nude lipsticks (MAC sells a few good ones !) but personally I’m not a huge fan of this look because my lips aren’t very thin and it brings more attention to them/makes them look bigger. I like the look of nude lips but it doesn’t suit my lip shape well. You slowly discover what works best for you.

If you have fuller lips like me when applying your foundation feel free to use some on your lower and upper lip to conceal a little !! And then follow through and add your lipstick or balm.

Contouring: My favorite part ! It definitely makes the biggest transformation in your face. Men typically have more shadowed faces so what you’re essentially doing is creating shadows and highlights in your face to appear more masculine! I start with my nose and eyes. Contour your nose to appear thinner and then highlight the bridge. For the eyes use a brown eyeshadow and work a little onto your eyelids and into the hallow space below the end of your eyebrow ! You can also apply this eyeshadow beneath your eyes as well~ extending below your waterline to add more definition (always blend my dudes)

Cheeks are next. What you’re doing is defining your cheek bones ! Suck in your cheeks and follow the hallow of your cheeks with a brown bronzer! (Don’t go too dark !) Blend it a bit and then highlight on top of your contour to define it more.

You can also contour your temples if your wig exposes your forehead! Just dot a bit of bronzer on your temples and blend. You can highlight the center of your forehead.

Eyeliner: I don’t usually wear eyeliner so I don’t know a ton about it. But for a masculine look I wouldn’t use much. You can apply it to the corner of your eyes to elongate and define but avoid the top of your eyelids (This will just make your eyes look bigger and more feminine) but if that’s a look you prefer go for it !

Mascara: Although I don’t wear eyeliner I usually go with mascara ! You don’t want a mascara that works really well basically. So any cheap water proof mascara will do. You’re not trying to make your eyelashes bigger, you’re just trying to define them to create the illusion of eyeliner ! I take the mascara brush and sweep my eyelashes outwards (never upwards !!) I do this this on top and very gently on my bottom eye lashes too. It’ll make your eyes pop a bit more !

These are just my techniques and each character is different so feel free to modify your approach accordingly ! Happy cosplaying ✌🏼️

anonymous asked:

Your writing is so cute hah. Could you maybe write some cute awkwardness between F!Kamui and Flannel, with Flannel trying to explain his, er, slight wolf anatomy?

“I don’t get it.” You say with a blank face, watching your husband attempt to explain himself for the fifteenth time. He hadn’t done anything wrong, technically. …Save for being born with a wolf’s ears, tail and teeth.

“Look, I already told you a thousand times!” Flannel growled, tail flicking in annoyance. “I’m just like a regular person, but with a better build, physique, a tail and ears. There’s nothing else that’s different, okay?”

“Are you sure?” You checked, still not sold on the whole human-but-not-really concept. Again, the guttural noise escaped him.

“Woman, I swear to all that is holy, this is all I am. I got the same physical, romantical and reproductive capabilities of anybody else in the army. The only difference is that I can turn into a wolf!”

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This Time Part Four {Steve Rogers x Reader}

Part One

Part Two


Warnings: Violence, cursing, nightmare,

A/N: I’m sorry I’ve been so laggy when it comes to updates, but schools got me going crazy! Also I decided to mix in some Agents of Shield because I just finished season two last night and I’m obsessed. Hope ya’ll enjoy this chapter! 

Reader’s POV

“Grant?” The name fell off my lips, familiar and strange. “It can’t be” I shook my head, confused. Grant Ward was my brother’s friend. They were always around one another. Where you found one, the other was not far behind. But after Jessie was landed in the hospital I never heard from Grant. I stared at the man in front of me. He had scruff and looked like he had been through hell. I was tempted to hug him, but considering he broke into my apartment and I was holding a gun to his head I didn’t think it wise. 

“I can explain.” He says slowly, carefully, each syllable drawn out as if to calm me down. 

“Well you should do that, like now” I say, never lowering my gun. He raises his arms up in surrender. 

“Can we take the guns out of the equation?” Grant asked, staring into my eyes. I looked away. I felt emotions punching me in the gut. Grant ward was SHIELD. He was probably my brother’s partner. Yet here he was in my apartment, dressed in black, trying to steal something from me. 

“Depends, why did you break into my apartment?” I ask raising an eyebrow.

“Come on Y/N, you know me. I won’t hurt you. I would never hurt you”

“Everything about this situation tells me otherwise, so why don’t you just explain” Steve’s voice filled the room, darkening the mood. Grant’s eyes darted behind me. I had forgotten that Steve was here but suddenly I couldn’t be more happy he is. Steve moves from behind and grabs Grants arm and moves him into my living room. He sits Grant on the couch and Grant says nothing. My thoughts whir and race and drive me crazy. I start to think the worst.

“Y/N,” He begins, his voice seems so sincere, he seems so genuine, “I don’t even know where to begin.”

“From the start seems like a good place to begin.” I sound exasperated, frustrated. My whole world was shifting. My brother was a secret agent. My brother’s best friend was a secret agent. Both were part of the SHIELD when it fell. My brother was in a coma, dying. Grant was in my apartment. 

“I met your brother through SHIELD” He tells me, putting his hands together, interlocking his fingers. I take a deep breath and hand the gun to Steve. I didn’t want to be the one with the finger on the trigger. I didn’t want to point the gun at the guy who was practically family to my brother, to me. “Garret, I don’t think you met, introduced us. He was my SO. We ended up being partners for a while until Garret decided it was better for me to work alone, do missions on my own. So we stayed friends but we didn’t see much of each other until a mission in London. We were looking for intel about a top secret weapon and we were both after it for SHIELD, except neither of us knew it.”

“What was the weapon?” I say, faster, sharper than I had intended. 

“I don’t think i’m at liberty to discuss that” He clenches his jaw and looks over at Steve.

“Grant, you fucking broke into my apartment. Clearly you want something from me. So either answer my questions or get lost”

“Y/N, what happened to you? You used to be so kind and soft” He looked at me with judging eyes, confused at my change of nature. 

“I went to war” I said, my voice harsh and mean, “then I came back and lost my brother. You do the math Grant. It’s not like you around anyways” I grimaced at my words as if they were strikes from lashes. 

“I’m sorry, I couldn’t-after”

“Save it” Steve’s face has a dark look. I leaned against him, grateful for his being here. 

“There was a person with superpowers. We now know she was created by HYDRA. SHIELD wanted to take her from HYDRA, put her on an index. Get her on our side. Her location was a secret but we knew who had the info, so we went after the scientists. We took the flash drive and when we came back everyone wanted it. Jessie had it with him when the accident happened. No one knows where the coordinates are. I was hoping Jessie had them, or gave them to”

“I didn’t even know he was SHIELD until an hour ago. I don’t know anything” I must sound defeated because next thing I know I feel Steve take my hand in his. I look at him, his eyes on grant, trained on the target. His blonde hair was dark in the room, the contours of his face defined by the darkness in the room, yet there was still something kind about him. 

“I think you should go” Steve voiced. I didn’t say anything, but I knew I didn’t want Grant here. He nodded his head. I closed my eyes and let out a breath, trying to expel all my confusion and anxiety. I squeezed Steve’s hand and he looked at me, a half smile on his face. 

“Jessie never gave SHIELD the coordinates. Some thought he might have betrayed HYDRA.”Grant said, getting up from the couch. “I’m sorry”

“That’s a lie. My brother was a lot of things, traitor wasn’t one of them” I glare at grant and his eyes go dark. He shrugs. 

“Who was your SO” Steve asked, his eyes narrowing on Grant.

“Garret” His words are careful, filled with worry. Steve’s eyes go wide in recognition. 

“Your the traitor” Steve’s words a clear. I look at Grant and he scrunches his eyebrows.

“Who are you?” He asks. 

“Steve Rogers” I answer. I can see the gears in his mind turn. I see his eyes dart to my vase and before I knew it he was wearing a smirk and throwing it down. He picks up a shard and pulls me toward him in a matter of seconds. The shard is against my throat. 

“What the fuck Ward” I yell.

“Shut up” He says in my ear, his scruff scratching me. 

“Let her go!” Steve commands, his blue eyes looking at me. 

“Put the gun down and we can talk” I can hear the smile in his voice.

“Don’t listen to him Rogers” I say as Grant tightens his hold on my neck. I could feel warmth seeping down my neck. Steve puts the gun down on the floor. “Damn it Steve!”

“Now kick it away from you” Steve does as he’s told. 

“Now think Y/N where would he leave the coordinates. Tell me has he given you anything that has something to do with that” Grant’s voice is no longer nice and kind, its rough and demanding. I don’t do well with demanding. I look around me, trying to look for a weapon.

“I don’t know. I can’t help you” I fight to get the words out. 

“Don’t lie” He growls.

“Just let her go, she can’t help you” Steve’s voice is powerful, almost scary. 

“Please Grant” I plead with the guy who I used to be friends with. Clearly that guy never existed. 

“I’m sorry” He tells me and I wonder if he means it.; He probably doesn’t. He loosens his grip, just enough for me to escape. I elbow his stomach and grab his hand. I pull it back and knee him in the gut. He doubles over and Steve punches him so hard he knocks out. 

“Are you okay?” He looks so concerned and worried. I nod my head. His eyes dart to my neck. “No your not. Come with me” He says. He grabs a wash cloth from my kitchen and wipes the blood away. My hands are shaking, I can feel myself go into shock. Grant betrayed my brother. My brother was dying because he wanted to protect a secret, a person. I needed to know what really happened. I was almost wished I could go back to before I knew all this. 

“Steve, I can’t breath” I say, hyperventilating. 

“You’re going to be okay. Just take a deep breath in and out. Slow your breathing down.” He takes one of my hands as his left lands on my cheek. I close my eyes and do as he says, knowing he was right. “It’s all going to be okay” His voice is comforting. I open my Y/E/C eyes to look at him. He gives me a smile.“We should get you to the hospital to get a look at the cu-” A gunshot interrupts him. His eyes go wide as he leans against me. I meet Grant’s dead eyes as he shoots once more. I push Steve and I down but It manages to hit my leg. Grants eyes go wide and he makes a run for it. 

“Steve!” I say frantically. I turn him on his back. He looks up at me. “Stay with me okay. I’m going to call an ambulance. Just stay with me” 

“I’ve been through worse” He smiles.

“But you’re still recovering Steve. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry” I can feel my anxiety deplete and become guilt. I should have noticed my brother was a secret agent and not a professor. I should have known that Grant was a traitor. I should have never brought Steve with me. 

“It’s not your fault” He comforts me. I put my hands on his wounds in an attempt to stop his bleeding. I pull out my phone and make the 911 call. My heart was pounding as pain filled my very core and worry tore me down. Steve was bleeding out in front of me and I couldn’t do anything. I’ve never felt more helpless in my life. “Y/N” He says as black dots fill my vision. I almost forgot I was shot to. He must have hit an artery. “Y/N. Stay with me” Now it’s his turn to be frantic. After the day I had I didn’t exactly have any fight left in me. 


Everything came flooding all at once. The voices in my room, the beeping of a machine, the pain in my leg, and the hand on mine. My eyes fluttered open. The memories came back slowly. Grant. SHIELD. Betrayal. Getting shot. 

Crap, I got shot.

“She’s awake” Tony says, his voice full of joy. He rushes to my side. “Hey there kid” 

“Hi” I say, looking around the room searching for Steve. “How’s Steve?” I ask. 

“He’s okay, he’s in a different room” Bucky answers. I nod my head. 

“Can I go see him?”

“Not until you’re better” Pepper chirps. I look over to my right, she was holding my hand. I nod my head. “You gave us quite a scare” She says with a sad laugh. Her free hand finds it’s way to my cheek, stroking it. 

“Sorry about that” I say sheepishly.

“You should tell us what happened” Wanda moves closer to me, her pony tail swishing behind her. She sits at the foot of the bed. 

“Grant Ward happened”

“You knew Grant Ward” Pepper’s eye brows scrunched together.

“Yeah he was friends, or I guess partners with my brother”

“He was HYDRA” She informs me, “Maria Hill told me” Pepper looks over to Tony who looked like he wanted to kill someone. 

“I should have figured that part out after he shot us” I put the pieces together. 

“Jessie was SHIELD?” Tony asks. 

“So I was told. Hill told me she had a drug that could heal him, so I went home to pack. Grant had broken into my apartment looking for coordinates of this super hero person HYDRA agent whatever” My words are jumbled and I blame the pain drugs. Tony and Pepper look at each other, an unspoken message between them.

“Does that mean you’ll move in now?” Tony asks, looking at me with a raised eyebrow. I laugh and nod my head. 

“Good”He says. Wanda smiles at me and I return her smile.

“How’s my brother” I look over to Pepper, squeezing her hand. 

“He’s stable.” She smiles. I let go of a breath I didn’t know I was holding. Suddenly someone knocks on my door. A blonde haired, blue eyed guy who made my heart stop and restart stood at the doorway. 

“Steve!” I cry, happy to see him.

“How are you doing?” He walks over to me, looking pained.

“You should be in bed” Bucky warns him. 

“I had to see my best girl” he says looking at me. I look down at the sheets covering my legs as pink dusted my probably pale complexion. 

“I’m your best girl?” I raise an eyebrow. 

“Well I wouldn’t get shot for just anyone” He jokes. I role my eyes as I feel everyone look at us. He takes a seat on my bed and takes my hand.

“You really need to stop getting shot at” I say and he laughs. Out eyes meet and a smile grows on my face. I felt safe with him, happy even. 

 “I’m glad you’re okay. I was worried that-” he begins, a new seriousness finding him.

“Takes a lot more than a bullet to stop me” I look at him and he smiles. I begin to feel tired and I yawn.

“We should let her rest, She doesn’t have super fast healing skills” Pepper teases. She gives me a kiss on my forehead and walks out, making everyone but Steve leave. Wanda gives my hand a squeeze before leaving. Steve takes the chair next to me. 

“You staying?” I ask, “I probably won’t be much fun unconscious” I joke. 

“Probably not, but if you don’t mind, I don’t really want to be alone” He admits and I nod. I reach and take his hand.

“Okay” my voice is soft as sleep takes me away. 


“Wake Up!” I hear Steve call. I sit up in my bed my eyes wide and full of fear. 

“Steve?” I look over at him and he melts when he see’s my expression. He envelops me in his arms as tears leave my face. “It felt so real. It felt so real”. I bury my head in his shoulder, scared beyond belief, just like every other night.

“You’re okay” He tightens his hold on me and i hold on tighter to him as images fill my head. “It was just a dream” 

“But it felt so real. I felt it all” I cry into his shoulder. 

“You’re safe now” He coo’s. I hold on to him. I cry because I’m scared. I cry because my brother has been lying to me for who knows how long. I cry because I’ve never felt more lost and confused. Yet in Steve’s arms I feel better, safer, at ease. Visions of an octopus with a skull head dominate my mind. The feeling of needles and scalpels tearing me apart make every nerve on edge. I couldn’t make sense of it all. 

“Can you just stay like this with me” I say, embarrassed.

“I wasn’t planning on leaving”

“Thank you. I just-”

“You don’t need to explain anything. Just sleep okay” I rest my head on his chest. I feel his breath slow down but sleep wasn’t in the cards for me. 

One thing was for sure. I’ve never remembered much of my nightmares, but know I remember. I remember bits and pieces and something tells me it’s not a nightmare, but a memory.

Hope you guys enjoyed this! Feedback is much appreciated! 

Lots of Love,

Physics of Fangirling

anonymous asked:

Dooooo Jenissi and Xeroooo

— Taking place after pepero challenge.

Xero had remained at the table long after the events of the day had passed, elbow on the table top and his chin comfortable resting on the heel of his palm. The pads of his fingers lightly tapping against his cheek as he scrolled through social media on his phone, mentally debating what he would eat for the day. Originally he was going to eat lunch with Jenissi but he had abruptly disappeared once the chaos of the day brought on by Byungjoo, had finally come to an end. Come to think of it, the rest of his members had seemed to gain extra energy after performing their daily dose of fan service and Jenissi seemed out of sorts.

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anonymous asked:

how do i bake? xx

really easy steps:

1) make sure you’ve highlighted your face including your under eye, nose, chin, & forehead.

2) blend using a beauty blender

3) use a translucent loose powder that doesn’t cause flashback e.g. Laura Mercier translucent loose powder, coty airspun translucent loose powder or baby powder

4) dip your beauty blender in the product & press lightly on the highlighted areas of your face & let it set for about 10 minutes

5) meanwhile you can finish the rest of your makeup e.g. powder contouring to define the areas of your face

6) remove powder after 10 minutes, fan off the excess using a powder brush & you’re all done!

7) optional (dry skin) - use a hydrating spray after, like the mac fix+ or Tatcha to finish the look!


Request by: Anon

Prompt: Levy goes to check on Lily during a thunderstorm to make sure he’s okay, and stumbles upon Gajeel, fresh out of the shower.

Rating: T - adult themes (no lemon)

Summary: When heading to the iron dragon slayer’s apartment in the midst of a thunderstorm to check on Lily, Levy finds herself face to face with Gajeel…fresh out of the shower.

Word Count: 1,302

It looked like a spiderweb.

As the lightning in the clouds connected into branching lines of light, Levy anxiously hurried to Gajeel’s apartment. He’d been out of town on a job and Lily had been sick, so she wanted to make sure he was alright.

In the year they’d spent together in the council, the three of them had gotten close and she’d often found herself checking on Lily when a thunderstorm happened, or an opponent who’s specialty was thunder was kicking up a storm.

Which is what she was doing now.

Keeping herself dry beneath a solid script ‘Air,’ Levy weaved through the streets in pursuit of the duo’s apartment. The roads were free of cars and bodies, and had been since the rain had begun to fall.

As the clouds opened and the rain became a torrential downpour, Levy’s pace picked up to a run. Within a minute she was shielded from the rain and ducking into the iron dragon slayer’s apartment complex.

Using his spare key to let herself in, Levy wandered through the halls, up the elevator, and to his apartment door. Entering through the front door, she surveyed his apartment, looking for the black exceed.

Amongst the laundry ridden room, in the chair nestled in the corner, lay Lily curled in a ball. He’d burrowed his face into stomach, and he was shaking with each crack of thunder. 

Levy’s heart ached as she glided over to him, picking him up and setting him on her lap. Letting her nails work wonders on his scalp behind his ears, it wasn’t long before the sleeping exceed’s convulsions subsided.

As his stomach began to vibrate beneath her touch, Levy warmed at his purring. It always baffled her how someone as strong and confident as Lily could be crippled with fear by thunder. Granted, it probably went back to something in his youth—or hell, it could just be that the loud noise terrified him and he didn’t like it—but she understood it nonetheless and did what she could to ease his anxiety.

Leaning back in Gajeel’s armchair, Levy found herself drifting of as the storm diminished. It seemed like only seconds before she awoke to the slamming of a door and rubbed her eyes. What the hell was going on?

Still sound asleep, Levy redirected her gaze from Lily on her lap to the direction the sound came from. Striding out from the door, dripping wet, and clad in only a towel, stood Gajeel.

Oh hot damn.

Levy had seen him half naked countless times—his habit of sporting his muscles proudly was one she was used to—but this…for some reason this time was different.

Rubbing his hair with a second towel, he shuffled into the living room. Throwing his head back, his damp hair fell down between his shoulder blades, separating into his signature tufts. Jamming his pinky into his ear, Gajeel freed the water trapped before his eyes landed on Levy.

Beads of water rolled their way from his shoulders down his chest. Falling into the contours of his defined muscle, Levy swallowed thickly. The dim lights within his apartment refracted within the rolling droplets, glistening upon his skin. His skin rippled over his biceps and abdominal muscles as he moved, scratching the back of his neck.

How the hell did he make existing look so damn sexy?

“…yo, shrimp. Watchya doin’ here?”

Throwing the second towel over his shoulder, Gajeel shuffled over to his dresser and pulled out a pair of pants. Blushing furiously, Levy struggled to hold his gaze as he awaited her reply.

“You were supposed to be out of town…” she muttered, continuing her attention to Lily’s head.

Gajeel shrugged, “I got home early, just jumped in the shower. Why? You gunna raid my apartment when I ain’t here?” A smug grin broke from his lips as he smirked at her playfully.

Levy shook her head, “No. I just wanted to check on Lily and make sure he was okay since you weren’t here.”

Gajeel blinked and lowered his gaze. Levy wasn’t sure if it was left over from the hot shower, or was a result of her words, but she thought she saw a faint blush on his cheeks as he pulled on a pair of pants beneath his towel. Now clothed on the bottom, he pulled the fabric from around his waist and tossed it on his bed.

“Ya didn’t hafta do that, Shrimp.” His gaze tentatively met hers.

Levy smiled smally, “Happy to. I consider Lily a friend and wanted to make sure he’s okay.”

They both looked to the sleeping exceed. A faint smile crossed his features as he burrowed further into Levy’s lap.


Levy cocked her head to one side at Gajeel’s muttering in silent question. Noticing her quizzical expression, Gajeel averted his gaze from hers, turning away from the two of them.

Now knowing that Gajeel was home, there was no real reason for Levy to stay. She lifted Lily from her lap, setting him back where he’d been when she’d first arrived and headed for the door. Brushing by Gajeel, she reached for the door but was stopped by a hand on her upper arm.

“…do ya wanna stay?” he asked quietly.

Looking back to the iron dragon slayer, Levy found herself unable to pinpoint his emotion.

After having found out about the guild’s history from Mavis, they were all on edge. In an attempt to ease his nerves, Gajeel had gone on a quick job before the First’s prediction as to when Alvarez would attack. However, his nerves had had him so wired he’d finished the job earlier than anticipated and ended up coming back early.

Needless to say, aside from worrying about his friends…his thoughts were on the blue-haired script mage. He’d been furious when she’d been targeted during the battle with Tartaros…and these guys were exponentially stronger than the guild of demons.

He looked pained now, wanting her to stay but not wanting to seem vulnerable. recognizing what it is that he needed, she spoke up.

“Well, Lily might be happier if I stayed, right?”

Noticing the corners of his mouth tug upward, Levy unconsciously mirrored his expression. He gestured to his bed and pulled back the covers to let her in. She climbed in and got herself situated, eyes following the dragon slayer as he headed over to his chair.

“Watchya doin’?”

Gajeel looked at her with a furrowed brow, “Sleeping in my chair.”

Mustering her courage, Levy took a deep breath. “Don’t be dumb. I’m not going to steal your bed. It’s big enough for two.”

Slowly climbing in next to her, Levy could feel how tense his muscles were. Her stomach ached as she thought about him being uncomfortable and wondered if this was a good idea.


She jumped at the thunder, hiding her face in the nearest crevice. 

Which just so happened to be Gajeel’s chest.

She felt him wrap an arm around her hesitantly, and then more firmly as another crack of lightning reverberated through the house. Lily was sleeping soundly, seemingly oblivious to the loud noises in comparison to before.

Levy’s heart slowed down as she felt Gajeel’s fingers trail down her back. As her eyes drooped sleepily, her own fingers trailed along the star and stud pattern that lined his comforter.

She soon found herself dosing off to the sound of his strong beating heart.

“Goodnight, Gajeel,” she whispered.

It was a little while before she felt a pressure on the top of her head and the vibrations of his voice move past his lips to the top of her head.

“G’night, Levy.”

Her own lips found the crook of his neck as the two drifted.

anonymous asked:

What is some good makeup to get if you wanna start wearing it ( and some brushes?)

well I started wearing makeup in January so I am new to this but I highly suggest starting with department store makeup like me because you don’t know how every color and look will look on u and spending money in mac just to find out it doesn’t fit you well is nasty so I suggest going to walmart or target or cvs WHERE EVER and getting
-maybelline fit me foundation (mine is I think pure beige)
-maybelline the nudes eye shadow pallet its > the Beatles and stays on ya eyes!!
-maybelline fit me concealer stick
-my friend gifted me a contouring set from Amazon u just have to check reviews and look for an affordable price and it’ll be fine mine works good as hell and it was only $5 !!
-revlon lipsticks are really good!!
-nyx has a lipliner that works and looks like the mac one so u can use it and then when u wanna treat yo self! Get the Mac one day but the nyx one is good !!
-elf eyeliner is good I use it but I suggest the nyx stick liner cause it looks darker and lasts longer and is affordable!!
-elf setting spray is good as FUC a spray literally makes ur makeup stay on ur face all day I took a nap with my makeup on and when I woke up everything was in place 👏🏽
-maybelline mascara the falsies is good
-for brushes I got a concealer brush at sephora and it was I think $12 so fuc.. I suggest getting a set from Amazon I’m gonna try getting a set for Christmas or somethin when I have money!! Along with a contouring brush and foundation brush I want and suggest a fine tip brush cause it can help you in contouring your nose and defining your makeup !
-YA EYEBROWS my favorite part Walmart has an eyebrow kit called salon perfect and it’s affordable and what I use later when you’re more comfortable try using the anastasia eyebrow kit from sephora !!

anonymous asked:

even if you weren't gay you have every right to wear how much makeup you want?? your sexuality/gender doesn't define what you can do


I just want you all to know that any boy you seen in the magazines whether he is straight or gay, they’re wearing makeup. Don’t even get me started on how many of them get their abs contoured and more defined with makeup for photoshoots…. 

Not to mention there are tons of STRAIGHT cisgender men who do drag.