makeup mistake

Well, I guess it’s time to unmask the bad guy!

…and unmask some derps as well, it seems.

Welp.

Anyway, here we go!

Spray some purple stuff on that blue makeup…

…give a little wipe, and… voilà!

…oh. 

Wait, so… he still had his glasses on? 

And beard, for that matter? 

And he just, like, put blue makeup over them, and they became invisible?

Forget about him pretending to be a ghost – this guy really does have supernatural powers!

So, the gang is off to visit the KISS-themed amusement park.

Why the extensive outfits and makeup for just an amusement park visit? Couldn’t tell ya.

Daphne is finishing her star, even though it’s already completely filled in. 

I guess the animators didn’t want to bother clicking on the “erase” tool.

Buuuut then, Freddy gets this evil look in his eyes…

…and hits a pothole…

…deliberately just to make her mess up her makeup.

Holy cow, what happened since the ‘60s, Freddy? When did you get mean? 

Or, like, is there some tragic backstory I missed? In some episode during the intervening years, did makeup kill your family or something?

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cutie hwasa (。♥‿♥。)

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REVIEW: Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Basic information:

  • 17.50 € / 25.50 USD (+ shipping)
  • 10 eyeshadows: net. wt. 10 x 1,5gr/ 10 x 0,05oz
  • 5 shimmers, 5 mattes
  • neutral
  • no parabens, no mineral oils, no fragrances, no phthalates
  • made in italy

Pros:

  • good pigmentation (especially the shimmers)
  • easy to blend
  • pretty, qualitative packaging
  • you have all the basic shades so you don’t need another palette to finish a look (1 shade can be used to highlight, 2 matte blending shades and 1 dark brown matte to add some smokiness)
  • suitable for everyday use

Neutral:

  • only one shade is completely matte (the lightest shade Bitter Start) the others have some glitter in them, but i personally haven’t noticed the glitter on the lid, so it doesn’t bother me
  • no mirror
  • mostly warm toned

Cons:

  • two shades look really similar (Pure Ganache and Subtle Blend)
  • i would say that only 3 shades in this palette are colours that I don’t own in other palettes
  • as far as i understood, if you live in the US you have to pay 16 dollars for shipping

Conclusion:

All in all this is a really good palette and if you don’t own many neutral palettes you should definitely check this one out (especially if you live in europe, because the shipping fee isn’t that expensive), but sadly i don’t find myself reaching enough for this, because i already own many other neutral palettes that i prefer using over this product.

To all the people that asked why Mexicans couldn’t use La Catrina’s makeup (english version):

Any mistakes are my own and I blame them all on the crappy educational system that didn’t allow me to learn english all that well. Here you go:

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This is a complicated matter, and has a lot of points that have to be addressed. I’m going to try to be very concise and make it short. The day of the dead is a Mexican tradition (although it’s celebrated in different parts of Latin America, with different focus and shades) that dates back to the pre-Columbian era. 

There are records of various cultures/ethnic groups that celebrated this holiday, mainly the Mexica, Purépecha, Mayans, Totonacas, among others. With the arrival of the Spaniards, and subsequently, the colonization and the continuous evangelization, this tradition was attempted to be removed from the natives, but it so was deeply rooted, that it had to be modified, thus coming to the mix between pre-hispanic culture and Spanish Catholicism. It became a mestizx tradition, with native roots.

This holiday heavily influenced both the Novohispanic culture and the native one, and when it came the time to stop referring to people that lived in the New Spain (now México) as such, and the term ‘Mexican’ became popular, the tradition had become base of the Mexican identity. 

To certain extent, the evolution of the holiday remarks this Mexican practice of mixing things, categorizing us as one, without putting limits to our differences, not to make it into something of negative connotation, but to celebrate that these distinctions exist. This is a very common action within our society, this need to blur the lines and appropriate details here and there, to sort of blend-in. That exposes the internalized racism and colorism, that we haven’t been able to fully deconstruct. But that’s another broad subject. 

The holiday itself, and the ideas that the natives had, preceding the arrival of the conquistadors, dealt with death in a very different way to the occidental thinking. Death was not a punishment, but a journey. It referred to travelling to another plane, but being allowed to keep reuniting with your loved ones, through offerings, chants and numerous symbols that lightened up your path. It was a very postmodernist way (the way it could be classified nowadays) of processing the loss of a person, which at the end, wasn’t a loss at all. And these ideas remain in place in our culture, what with the simple fact that the celebration of the Day of the dead is in a graveyard, with mariachi, food, party, etcetera; it’s a very uncommon way of addressing loss. 

We also have to be very conscious that La Catrina is created not only as a pre-Columbian concept, but that it’s intertwined with a social-political context; because the cartoon of the Calavera Garbancera was published around the time of the beginning of the Mexican revolution. This cartoon was created as a mockery to people with indigenous blood, that pretended and/or wanted to be Europeans. We’re talking about a publication in 1912, when people rose up in arms, after the so called Porfiriato, the 30 years dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, after a exhaustive exploitation of the working class in the country. 

So, this matter of the calavera Catrina comes hand-in-hand with social unrest, an unbearable systemic situation, tackled with that humorous identity that characterizes the Mexican. It was a total spoof to that internalized racism/colorism that the Mexican of the time had, which comes to reinforce what I mentioned before, about the celebration’s evolution and that constant pursuit of the creation of a Mexican race, without taking into account the differences that make our culture so rich a varied. 

That was the foundation of the Catrina, but anyhow, little by little it started becoming another symbol of the national identity, and it infiltrated the places where the Day of the dead tradition was set, until it remained as an inherent emblem of the day. 

Now, If I’m being honest, my post was originally directed to Xicanxs that follow this blog, that love to reclaim their Mexican heritage on these holidays, but decide to ignore the problems that México faces the rest of the year. And to the white people that follow this blog, and there are a few of them. But also, it was directed to those Mexicans that tend to appropriate cultural details that do not belong to us. One clear example of this would be this past FIFA World Cup, where you turned on the TV to the Mexican matches and you could see a lot Mexicans dressed up as Mayans, Aztecs, etcetera. 

We need to be consistent and be aware that we cannot partake into a tradition that dates back to the pre-Hispanic era, and it’s STILL being celebrated among the indigenous ethnicities of the country, specially where one is completely disconnected from the historical, political, social and cultural context of it. Above all, because it’s an ongoing, current tradition on these native groups, and it’s a show of disrespect to not be part of them, but wanting to participate in the holiday just for the idea of this homogeneous society (and because of the pretty colours), when the concept has been super watered down for other people’s consumption. 

To wear the Catrina’s garments, it’s absolutely necessary, ESSENTIAL even, to be informed about the subject at hand. To not use it only for the aesthetic, but to recognize the weight that the holiday has socially and culturally; and how this shapes our identity as an individual and as part of this national cluster. Second, it has to be utilized within the respectful guidelines of the holiday, like on the Day of the dead, while you’re presenting your altar and placing the last offerings of the night. While you take the mariachi to you deceased, to your family, while you dine around their grave. While you celebrate the idea that they are with you because you lit up their way with candles, and you brought them home with the smell of their favorite food. As long as it’s done in a respectful way, with education, knowing exactly what it represents and entails. 

There’s a huge difference between celebrating the Day of the dead and wearing the makeup on Halloween, as if it was a mere costume. It’s reducing a beautiful tradition to a pretty makeup for the consumption of other people.

If it’s only used because it’s pretty, then I think it’s downplaying one of the few traditions on a national scale, that was rescued from that pre-colonial era, and that is able to reflect a little the vast, diverse and advanced culture the natives had. And that huge influence, can be summarized in this: 

The Mexican grieves differently, they cry and feel in their guts, and their mourning goes hand in hand with their identification to the soil they were born into.

at first i was just wanting 2 draw alec with makeup and with out glasses but i kinda fucked up so its a slightly younger version of him??