l'oreal cosmetics

just so yall remember...

Jean-Paul Agon, CEO of L’oreal

Christopher de Lapuente, CEO of @sephora

Fabrizio Freda, CEO of @esteelauder

Tiim Warner, CEO of @urbandecay

David Greenberg, President of @maybelline US


remember that these are the men in charge of the makeup companies. these are the men profiting off women’s insecurities and society’s lie that a woman’s worth is based on her ability to look flawless every second of every day.

and as long as mainstream feminists continue to uphold makeup as a “fun”, “harmless”, “empowering” form of self-expression, these are the men who will be getting richer and richer.

How To: 'Don't Fuck With Me' Eyes

Hey friends. So I filmed myself doing this makeup look this morning, so I’ll be editing that this weekend and posting it sometime next week, but if you don’t have time for videos, here’s a quick rundown of how I achieved this look. 

For my base, I used the Rimmel Pro Fix & Perfect primer all over my face, and then the Wet n Wild Take on the Day eye primer all over and around my eyes. I then applied the Tarte Amazonian BB Cream all over my face. To start off the eyes, I used a bronze shade and a dark brown from the L'Oreal Rose Nude Color Riche eye quad to create a very simple light smokey eye with the bronze all over and the dark brown in the crease. I then used an angled brush and a black shadow to created the wings on my eyeliner. This is the trick I always use now, I hate using liquid eyeliner so much. I’d rather use tar and a paintbrush than liquid eyeliner. Anyways, I create the wing with shadow, and then I went in to draw the rest of the line in with the Milani Liquif'eye eyeliner. This is a good product, it’s very black and creamy, but it definitely transfers on my lid, which is really annoying. I then added a highlight from the L'Oreal quad and some Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara. Finally, I added a warm taupe shade under my lower lash line to even out the heaviness on my eyelids.

You can see that the shadow isn’t as black as the eyeliner, but no one would be able to tell unless they were about to make out with you and decided to instead check out your eyeliner, which is, in my opinion, an unlikely situation.

You can see how the eyeliner has transferred onto my lid, which is really annoying. To prevent this try setting your eyeliner with a black eyeshadow. I’ve never really found a way to completely get rid of this problem, so I’ve just been touching up with q tips throughout the day. 

On my brows I used the NYX eyebrow gel, on my cheeks I’m wearing the Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels, and my lipstick is the Rimmel Exaggerate lipliner in East End Snob and the Bite Beauty Matte Creme lip crayon in Glace. I then set everything with the Coty Airspun powder.

If you want to actually watch me apply this stay tuned for the video! I really love this look. It makes me feel really badass, and it’s not too difficult to do.

Cheers,

Elisa

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My lovely brother let me do his makeup!

FACE

  • Maybelline FitMe foundation in Ivory
  • Maybelline FitMe foundation in Fair
  • Milani blush in Luminoso
  • Kat von D shade and light contour palette (shades lyric, sombre, and shadow play)
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • the Balm Mary Lou-manizer

EYES

  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold
  • Too Faced chocolate Bar palette (shades Milk Chocolate, Triple Fudge, Creme Brûlée (foiled with MAC Fix+), White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle
  • Black shade from Lorac Romantic Rose quad (I think my friend got it from Nordstrom?)
  • NYX Tres Jolie eyeliner in Pitch Black
  • Clinique lash doubling mascara

BROWS

  • NYX Eye and eyebrow pencil in Light Brown
  • L'oreal Brow Stylist Plumper in Light to Medium

LIPS

  • MAC Velvet Teddy
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée
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TGIF: Black-Starlight (Red) Demon

Inspired by my recently acquired set of dice. They’re super pretty so I decided to recreate the look of them for my campaign character in my upcoming D&D session. Had a lot of fun with this; hope my Tiefling does well too~

Faking It - Avoiding the Cat Eye 2.0

When I first started this blog, I wrote about making a ‘graphic’ cat eye to avoid a regular cat eye, which works really well for hooded eyes. Today I’m talking about my favorite way to mimic a cat eye without pulling out the liquid eyeliner.

Using liquid eyeliner is SUCH A GIANT PAIN for me and my eye shape. It takes SO LONG to do it right but I used to use this trick all the time to fake it with eyeshadow. 

It’s much easier to take an angled brush and some dark eyeshadow and apply a wing that way.

The angled brush will insure that it’s a straight line, and you can build up the shadow to be as dark as you want it to be. Today I used the Revealed 2 palette and the Sleek Oh SO Special palette on my eyes, and then used a dark shadow from the Revealed 2 to draw in that line. This method is so much easier, especially when you have asymmetrical eyes and I would really give this a try if you’re struggling with getting an even cat-eye wing.

The angled brush I used was on one end of a dual-ended eye brush from Ecotools. Another surprisingly good one for this, though, is the angled brush that comes in the little brush sets from Forever21.

All other products used: Rimmel Pro Fix & Perfect primer, Wet n Wild Take on the Day eyeshadow primer, NYX Eyebrow gel, Sleek Oh So Special palette, Revealed 2 palette, L'Oreal Rose Nude Color Riche eye quad, Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes mascara, Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels, Coty Airspun powder, Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipstick in 30.

Cheers,

Elisa

the signs and makeup brands

Aries: urban decay
Taurus: BH cosmetics
Gemini: l'oreal
Cancer: maybelline
Leo: sugarpill
Virgo: stila
Libra: tarte
Scorpio: M.A.C.
Sagittarius: smashbox
Capricorn: NYX
Aquarius: OCC
Pisces: lorac