Hey loves, this masterpost was partially requested and I’m so excited. I recommend to do your research before buying the dupe, some of the dupes are better than others. Some brands are repeated. Here is a dupe masterpost for MAC lipsticks. Here is a dupe masterpost for liquid lipsticks. Here is a spreadsheet of Coastal Scents eyeshadows to MAC eyeshadow dupes. Most of these dupes I found online so I do not take credit for any of those but some I researched myself. This is under read more because this list is very long. :) If you have any more dupes or questions, feel free to send them in.
The Best Beauty Tips That Took Me Forever To Learn
1. Use dry shampoo on your hair the night BEFORE you know you will not wash it. It soaks up all that stuff and gets that dirty look you kinda want going on.
2. Apply a concealer under your eyes in an upside down triangle shape blend it FIRST with your finger THEN with a brush, and apply powder directly on top if it the second after you are done. It will last.
3. To make eyeshadow more intense, spray your brush with a setting spray or dip the brush into some water
4. Man, you will never get your eyeliner to look perfect, but fuck it life isn’t perfect and your makeup game is still strong.
5. Take a concealer brush with a bit of concealer and run it along the top outline of your eyebrows, then blend it in for a REAL good eyebrow look
6. The lipstick that is most flattering is the lipstick you like
7. When you don’t want a heavy eye look but still want to look put together, try a thin line of eyeliner, matte bronzer in the crease, and flesh-toned eyeliner in the waterline
8. Put moisturizer, a little eye cream, and lip balm ten minutes before you put on your makeup
9. Yes, you are beautiful without makeup, but you are also beautiful with it, and eveyrbody should shut up about it
10. You don’t have to contour if you don’t want to
11. To make cheap eyeshadow look better, start with some primer or a white base, like NYX jumbo eye pencil in milk
12. Wash your brushes at least once a week with some baby shampoo and a touch of olive oil
13. Blend your foundation just a little past your jawline for a natural look
14. If you don’t want to wear makeup but still feel like shit that day and want to leave the house without thinking about it all the time, just do a pump of moisturizer mixed with a pump of foundation and some mascara.
15. SPF SPF SPF
16. Find the nude lip that looks good on you, not Kylie Jenner or something
17. If you want to go from day to night, all you gotta do is smudge a little darker eyeshadow on your lower lashline and add a darker lip color
18. if you’re gonna use a light hand for anything, use a light hand with blush
19. Layering different kinds of mascara that do different things, like a volumizing mascara with a lengthening mascara, is a life changer for those too scared to use fake lashes
20. Nothing feels quite like leaving your lipstick on a bar glass, or looking into a mirror and feeling powerful
do you think nyx would be rough or gentle in the sack? what kind of physical trope do you think he goes for? blondies? brunettes? twinks? bodacious bodalicious bodacious bosoms? He is so stoic all the time and I simply cannot tell what he is thinking at all.
Ohh I have to answer this before I go because I’m such a fan of your art @ponkuno ! You draw Nyx so deliciously <3 Let’s seeee…
I guess in my mind, there’s two ways to go about attraction for Nyx. This is all personal opinion, you guys can totally disagree with me, but I believe that Nyx Ulric is the kind of guy who can have sex with it just being that; a really brief physical encounter with no emotions involved.
If he’s looking for someone to fool around with for a night, then this is where physical attributes comes to play. I feel like he would like cleanliness? Good presentation. You look nice in public, but you know how to get down and dirty when it comes to it. That kind of thing. I don’t think he would care particularly for specific things like a certain hair or eye colour, rather he’d be attracted to things that attract his eye at the time. A nice smile, a similar mischievous look, etc. I wonder if maybe he’s a sucker for someone who looks good in white; a nice dress or a crisp shirt. It links back to the idea of an eye-catching clean presentation, I guess.
When it comes to sex, I feel like Nyx is highly adaptable when it comes to if it’d be rough or gentle. If he reads that his partner wants it rough, he’s down. If they want something more gentle and sensual, that’s great. Either way, its gonna be a good time. If Nyx is looking for a specific energy when it comes to sex, like he’s feeling like he wants it rough or gentle, he’ll know how to pick his partner to match his tastes for that evening. I think he’s likes it the most when it’s fun though, like… he’s not against laughing or something during sex. It’s cute!
If he’s actually into you, like he has feelings for you, he’s not looking for anything physically. It’s not your physical attributes that he’s fallen for, that’s just icing. It’s your energy, things that aren’t physical that he is attracted to. Its the way you support him, your understanding of his work, being there for him when he needs you most. Its the way you emote—your smile, the way you get angry, your laugh—that has time staring in awe and feeling so lucky. Sex and love-making is a lot more adventurous and intense. It’s not just sex, there’s always emotion. Its fun, exhilarating, sometimes desperate. Note: he’s a damn sucker for you in formal wear. Like, every damn time. Haha!
I am really really REAAAAAAALLLLLLLLY honoured to be given the chance to write a LuNyx story based on @annaoi‘s beautiful masterpiece! Your drawings of this wonderful pair make me feel too many emotions with no mercy on my fragile heart. ITS NOT GOOD FOR MY HEALTH ANN, YOU WILL KILL ME ONE DAY! But I had a lot of fun writing this, AND I HOPE IT DID YOUR DRAWING JUSTICE!!
❝The piano is a divinely inspired instrument, a mirror held up to its player’s soul that captures the light and shadow of the performer and reflects them back to the listener.
Darkness had fallen upon the crown city. Though the nightlife was still bustling in Insomnia, such was hidden and muted behind the high walls of the Lucian castle; blanketing the royal family’s safe-haven in untainted serenity. Amongst this silence, a lonely glaive marched down the castle halls, the heavy footsteps of his boots hitting the marble floors were in rhythm with his breathing. Every night was like the last, with Nyx walking the same path, surrounded by the same high-rising walls while he guarded the King and the heir during their hours of slumber.
However such night was a little different than usual. Looking out the large windows, the night seemed a lot more calming. Clouds weren’t amongst the inky canopy tonight, giving way to the brilliant lights gifted by the heavens; some glowing with life, while other were merely flickering into existence. Nyx had forgotten the last time he had seen a night as breathtaking as this. Such was the norm back in his homeland of Galahad, however now with his new home and future in Insomnia, seeing the stars was hard to come by, now with the bright city lights and sky-rising buildings being their replacement. But there was always one thing that managed to defeat the artificial light of this sleepless city. Though it wasn’t a star, it shone the brightest out of them all. With the sun having gone to rest, the moon now took it’s place, illuminating the blackness which surrounded it.
Nyx always felt at ease whenever he was under the company of the moon. In this night, it hid his flaws, his imperfections, the scars engraved on his skin and the stabs of many blades left behind. He didn’t feel like an immigrant, as he and his fellow glaives had been dubbed. Instead he felt like himself; a young man from Galahad, a son to a mother, and an older brother to a younger sister. But lately, there was someone else who also placed him at peace. She was like the moon, a figure of serenity, so elegant and graceful. But unlike the moon, she also bestowed emotions that he had never felt before. Yet, as foreign as they were, they ignited a sense of warmth–like the flickering flame of a candle–within his heart.
Breathing out a sigh, Nyx averted his steel-blue eyes from the scenery outside back to his assigned pathway. He was tired, but there was no time to be slacking and taking breaks under the pale moonlight. The hours were ticking away, and it wouldn’t be long until this very night was over.Straightening his composure, the glaive continued his usual walk down the silent castle hallways, careful to not trip on his step amongst the lack of lighting. However, this silence didn’t last long when he suddenly heard the faint sound of a piano being played in the distance
Stopping in his tracks, the glaive furrowed his brows and a look of confusion pulled at his features. “Is that a piano?” he murmured to himself. It was quite strange, not only because he never heard a piano being played in the castle, but also because someone was playing at this late of an hour.
Curious, Nyx began to follow the melody, not noticing that he was going off course from his assigned route. As he followed the dark hallways which he had become so familiar to, the melody grew louder and louder–as if it was calling out to him. It wasn’t long until he approached the end of his path. But it was there did the sound of the piano grow it’s strongest, and Nyx noticed the door to a room at the end of the hall was left ajar. Slowly and quietly, he approached the room, careful to not alert whom may be playing inside. But at the same time, his gloved hand was also slowly edging towards his Kukri. As beautiful as the playing was, he also had to ensure that his soldier instincts were intact, keeping in mind that whoever was inside the room could be dangerous.
When he eventually reached the door, he stuck his head through the opened gap. The room like the rest of the castle, was enveloped in the night’s dark embrace. However through a large window, a silver moonlight spilled into the room, softly igniting whatever lay within it’s path. The moon’s light shone like a searchlight for the glaive, and with his eyes now following it’s silver beam, his gaze landed upon the hidden suspect. His eyes enlarged along with his breath leaving him, at the beautiful sight presented before him.
The piano was stationed in the center of the room. It’s grand structure, gleaming despite it’s pitch black coat. But the piano wasn’t what surprised the glaive and left him breathless. It was more whom he saw sitting behind it. There sat the princess, as graceful as always with her back to him. Her golden tresses were like golden threads under that moonlight, and her elegant gown seemed to be glimmering ever so softly–like it was dipped in the moon’s silver. To Nyx, she didn’t look like a princess in this moment, more so, she looked like the goddess herself, and mesmerized by her beauty and the melody which surrounded him, he found himself walking closer towards her–like a wolf to the full moon.
Nyx remained unmoved from where he stood beside Lunafreya. His eyes wandered to her fingers which danced among the black and white keys. He was never the one to love music–let alone classical–but the song which was being played sounded beautifully haunting, sorrowful, and almost lost of hope. And each note which sounded under her fingertips, sent a painful pull at his heartstrings. But soon, Nyx’s gaze was no longer staring at her dancing fingers, and instead was now focused on the princess herself with a sense of longing. But the sight of her face, like the song, still washed the glaive with pain. She didn’t look like her usual gentle and kind self. Her features didn’t hold that warm glow whenever she was with him. Instead she held a face of loss, a look of mourning. The piece being played was now beginning to sound more like a prayer to the souls which lay to rest, with each powerful chord, striking like an agonizing plea for mercy.
The piece was drawing to a close with decrescendo and the notes were becoming softer with each delicate and slow touch of the chords. And in it’s final moments, the song ended with a low hum of broken chords as Lunafreya held her fingers in place before lifting both her hands off the keys and placing them on her lap.
Lunafreya and Nyx both knew that they were in each others company. However neither spoke a word as they found comfort in the silence they were sharing.
But that silence was shortly ended when Nyx spoke first. “I didn’t know you could play the piano.” he commented, wittingly as always.
Lunafreya chuckled, her laughter fluttered the glaive’s heart. “I didn’t know I had an audience.” she remarked back, turning to face him with a gentle smile to which Nyx found himself returning.
Looking behind Lunafreya’s shoulder, Nyx took note of the sheet music placed on the music rack. “Somnus.” he read out the piece’s title. Even it’s title sounded grand.
“It was King Regis’ favorite song.” Lunafreya said.
“The king’s?” Nyx questioned. “I didn’t know he could play.”
Lunafreya shook her head. “Not the king, but his queen did.” she corrected. “I’ve heard that she use to spend a lot of time in this room, playing this very song.” the smile remained, but the smile she presented still held that sense of loss and sorrow. “But after she passed, his majesty was too pained by her death, and ordered the removal of any trace that reminded him of her. Including this piano which remained locked in this room.” Lifting her hand, her fingers stroked the keys once more, so gently as if they were to break under her touch.
“Until now.” Nyx added. “Now I’m curious to how you broke in.” he crossed his arms over his chest. “Last time I checked you were supposed to be in your quarters, your highness.”
He was only joking of course, and his words sounded a giggle from the royal highness. “A princess has her ways Sir Ulric.” she said, a playful smirk pulling at her lips. The fingers from her right hand which she placed on the keys began to play once more. “I just wanted to bring this piano back to life.” she murmured, the whisper just reaching Nyx’s ears.
And you did just that, your highness. Nyx mused.
“Why don’t you take a seat?” Lunafreya suddenly said.
“Umm, okay.” Nyx blinked, and looked around the room to see a chair stationed near the back of the room. However just as he was about to walk towards it. The sound of the princess soft laughter stopped him.
“Not there Nyx, I meant next to me.” she said, shuffling herself over to give a spot for the glaive.
Hesitant at first, Nyx padded towards the piano chair where Lunafreya was already sitting. As he sat himself down, his heart began to pound at the close proximity they were sharing. His shoulder was practically brushing against hers.
“Have you ever played the piano before?” Lunafreya asked, turning her attention to the glaive, who was trying his best to calm his now flustered self.
Too engrossed in her playing, Nyx didn’t realise she was talking to him until she suddenly stopped playing and looked at him instead. “Uh…never said I have, your highness.” he replied with an evident stammer in his voice–unusual coming from a soldier like him. “I wasn’t really the one interested in it.”
“Do you want to try?” Lunafreya suddenly suggested.
“The piano.” Lunafreya clarified. “Do you want to try playing it.”
“Oh no, no, no!” Nyx blurted out, waving his hand to decline her suggestion.
“Oh don’t be like that Nyx. It won’t hurt to try!” Lunafreya reasoned. “No one is watching.”
But you are. Nyx wanted to say. The last thing he wanted to do was embarrass himself in front of the dear princess.
“Please Nyx, for me?” Lunafreya asked again.
Upon looking at Lunafreya, his heart skipped a beat at the expression she was giving him-with her eyes gazing at him in plea, it was too much for his poor heart to handle. Swallowing down the lump lodged in his throat, Nyx finally gave in to her request. “Fine, but only this once.”
His fingers trembled as they hovered over the white glossy keys. Slowly, he lowered his hand and pressed down on a random note. He could feel himself cringe at the sound. Unlike Lunafreya, to his ears, the note produced by his finger-tips sounded dull and almost offensive to such a grand instrument.–fit for a rat like him.
But the princess thought otherwise and the sight brought another smile to her face. “Do you want to try to play a song together?” she asked.
Nyx blinked. “But I don’t know how to play, princess.” he said retracting his hand back to his lap.
“Just follow my lead and play what I play.” Lunafreya said. But despite her words she could still see the uncertainty and hesitance in Nyx’s eyes as he stared down at the instrument. “Don’t worry Nyx.” she reassured, placing a comforting hand upon his own. “It’s only me.”
Looking down at Lunafreya, Nyx could see the sincerity in her eyes, and again he felt that sense of ease which always embraced him whenever they were together. “Okay.” he finally agreed. “Lead the way.”
With their hands placed on the keys, Lunafreya started off first, her playing was slow yet steady as she waited patiently for the glaive. A few mistakes were heard here and there, but the princess took no heed to them and only continued to play. The song was a more simpler arrangement of its original counterpart, yet when they played together, Nyx noticed that his melody no longer sounded dull. With Lunafreya’s playing in time with his clumsy coordination, their notes surprisingly, began to take the form of a perfect harmony.
Once they hit the last note of the piece, Lunafreya immediately turned to the glaive with a glowing beam on her face. “You’re a natural Nyx.”
“Well I try, your highness.” Nyx smiled back, and subconsciously he began playing once more, this time purposely brushing his fingers against hers. Only for you.
With uni starting in 2 weeks the only projects I’ll be working on are from school
Angst, angst, angst angst
At the moment I’m working on a Nyx oneshot based in Pre KG/Galahd. Also a LuNyx oneshot thats been sitting in my drafts since like November LOL. A few other chaptered fics, but they might take a while. I do wanna start writing for Noctis again so I’ll probably have few things planned for that as well.
I usually make gifsets on the spot with whatever comes to mind. So I don’t really plan these things XD But maybe some aesthetic boards again. Its been a while since i’ve done those
Taking a break from drawing LuNyx for a bit and returning to my golden children. I’ve been suffering from extreme ZeLink feels for the past couple weeks and I miss my original otp dearly. Also a Nier draw of 9S and 2B cause that game is just shredding my life apart and slowly killing me inside. I do have a draw of Stella and Luna that I’ve been meaning to get back to, but atm my moods all eeehhh for ffxv. I also have plans to do a Princess Mononoke inspired draw of Nyx. But we’ll see how that goes.
Hello everyone! I had a little idea a few days ago that sort of caught fire into a big story! With not only myself but with the help of @sanspar and @skelespoo this story was made! This is a story based on Nyx, Sanspar and Spoo and their journey through the underground! This is their background story and what brought them close. I am honored that they both let me use their OC’s in this fun crazy ride! So please read and enjoy!!!! (Also this whole story takes place in the Underswap Universe!)
When a set of brothers do everything in their power to survive in the labs….one assistant decides to take matter in her own hands.
Hi, got any tips or suggestions to make eyeshadow more pigmented? I feel like eye shadows end up looking chalky on me or just don't show up. I've gotten primer and I've tried different formulas/brands like Revlon cream palettes, NYX dream catcher, morphe warm palette. I don't want resort to the more expensive palettes like Lorac yet but I can't seem to get the hang of drugstore palettes. Thanks!
Hey girl! Don’t worry - your eyeshadows still have hope! Even the worst quality eyeshadows can have some life if you’re using the right base and method of application!
Good job getting yourself some eyeshadow primer - they’re important! Eyeshadow primers help to prevent shadows from creasing by controlling the oils on your eyelids. With good eyeshadows, they’ll make colors show up better and help blend out your colors better, but with chalky, powdery, poorly pigmented colors you need a little extra boost. For that, I recommend getting an eyeshadow base!
So what’s the difference between a primer and a base? When we’re talking about eyeshadows, a base has a tint to it, where a primer is usually clear, translucent, or very, very sheer. Eyeshadow base can be skin tone colored, or any color of the rainbow! I recommend getting one that’s either a little lighter than your skin tone, or a white one, because these can be used with pretty much any eyeshadow look. Other colored bases should be used in coordinating colors with your look… for instance, a blue eyeshadow base for a bright blue eyeshadow look (but be careful!)
If you’re not ready to shell out the dough for a MAC Paint Pot, which are some of the most coveted and popular eyeshadow bases on the market, I recommend trying out some of the NYX ones! They have a huge selection of different products that could be considered bases, but these are my favorites:
NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone - $7
I like this one because it comes in a convenient pot, so you can just dive in there with your brush (or fingers if you don’t share and have a hand sanitizer addiction). The color of this isn’t super crazy pale, and works really well on people with darker skin tones as opposed to a white base. The texture is smooth and creamy and makes colors very blendable and is just sticky enough to grip shadows without being crease-y.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk - $4.50
Yes, you’re seeing that right, they’re only $4.50! If you’ve been around the beauty community online for a while, you’ll look at this baby like an old friend. The hype around NYX Milk Pencil is real! This is a staple for any brightly colored eyeshadow look. It’s super creamy and very convenient because the pencil applicator is precise, and you could use it as an eyeliner or face paint or really anything your heart desires in addition to being a base.
There are other great products that you could find at pretty much any drugstore that are very similar to these eyeshadow bases. Milani Shadow Eyez are another of my faves, as are the Maybelline Color Tattoos. A makeup artist trade secret is using concealer as an eyeshadow base… just make sure you use your primer beforehand, because concealers normally contain oils that could cause your shadows to crease.
My last tip is to make sure you’re using the right kinds of tools and the right kind of application. To pack color on your lids as much as possible, be sure that you’re using a flat eyeshadow brush, or even a sponge tip applicator. Also, make sure you’re truly PACKING the color on, by patting it and building it, instead of sweeping it across your eyelid.
Real Techniques Shading Brush - $6
For really stubborn colors, you can dampen your brush first with either a setting spray or a teeny amount of water or contact lens solution. Applying your eyeshadow wet will ensure that it goes on as pigmented as possible!
I hope that this helps you out! If you’re not ready to splurge on expensive eyeshadows, don’t do it. You can create gorgeous makeup looks without spending tons of money on color, as long as you have the right stuff for the “behind the scenes” application!
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I have really pigmented lips… Most lipsticks don’t show up on me properly and look different than they do in the tube. How can I make the colour appear more vibrant? I’ve heard you can put concealer on your lips to neutralize them, is that true?
Having pigmented lips can be a struggle at times, what may look like a pink actually looks like a purple on your lips and what may look like a bright red may look deep and vampy. Here are a few tips and tricks to help your lipsticks look true to colour.
One of my favorite things in cosplay is makeup. Makeup can really help make or break your costume, and I think that everybody who cosplays should wear some, regardless of gender. (Unless you’re under a mask, but that’s a different story.) This is a guide to what’s in my personal kit. Maybe some of this might work for you and maybe some of it wouldn’t, but this is the stuff I don’t want to be without.