Gothic Makeup For Eyeglasses: Opal

Hello, lovelies!  Welcome back to another makeup video, this time using my “regularly scheduled makeup”.  Back in October, a viewer requested a makeup tutorial for the look I presented for October’s birthstone, Opal.  To see how I achieved that makeup look, go ahead and click the video below.   I’ll show you how to achieve this makeup look, both with eyeglasses and without.

 

 

I hope you all had as much fun watching this video as I did making it.  I think I’m starting to find my niche, although I don’t plan on solely creating makeup videos.  But do expect to see more makeup looks and gothic experiments.  For the makeup used in the video, you can take a peek at the list, underneath my signature.

TTFN,

Dasia Denise

 

FACE

 

FOUNDATION PRIMER:  Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION:  Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Blush in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY:  Model In A Bottle®

 

EYES

 

EYEBROW PENCIL: Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH: Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

EYESHADOW PRIMER: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original

FUCHSIA EYESHADOW: Magnolia Makeup Eyeshadow in Antoinette

BLACK EYESHADOW: M.A.C. Paint Pot Eyeshadow in Blackboard

EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

MASCARA: Maybelline® Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama in Blackest Black

 

LIPS

 

LIPS LINED WITH: COVERGIRL® Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Basic Black

LIPSTICK: Manic Panic® Glam Nation™ Lipstick in Black Rose

LIPSTICK SEALER: Lipcote Lipstick Sealer

Gothic White Makeup: An Experiment

Hello, SoulFlowers!  Welcome to my first Gothic Makeup Experiment.  In the 20+ years that I’ve been in the goth subculture, I’ve never tried wearing white makeup.  The main reason for this is that I have brown skin and there’s no way that white makeup would look good on me.

But is that necessarily true?  Sure, it can be a hard look to pull off, even for goths with naturally fair skin.  But, there are a few people of color that have worn white makeup and they were able to pull it off.  Will I be able to?

In this video, I decided to give white makeup a try.  Get ready to laugh your butt off!

 

So, how did I do?  I think the result was “meh”.  This is not a look that I would normally wear.  It looks very costumey, so I will save this look for special occasions.   

Keep in mind that not only was this the very first time trying white makeup, but I went into this blind – I didn’t follow any tutorials.  Luckily, I received some great advice from viewers on applying white makeup.  And one thing that is clear: the blush did not work for this look.  

I hope you enjoyed the video.  After some pointers from my viewers, I will give this look another try.  The makeup that I used (it’s a long list) is listed below my signature.

TTFN,

Dasia Denise

FACE

 

FOUNDATION PRIMER:  Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION:  Mehron Makeup Face Paint in Clown White

LOOSE POWDER:  Mehron Ultra Fine Setting Powder in White

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Blush in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY:  Model In A Bottle®

 

EYES

 

EYEBROW PENCIL: COVERGIRL® Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Basic Black

BROWS FILLED IN WITH: Ben Nye® Pressed Eyeshadow in Black

CREME EYESHADOW: M.A.C. Paintpot in Blackground

WHITE EYESHADOW: Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Eyeshadow in Ice

EYESHADOW PRIMER: Too Faced Glitter Glue

WHITE GLITTER: Too Faced Glitter Dust in Blue Angel

EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

WHITE EYELINER:  Maybelline® Lasting Drama Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

MASCARA: Maybelline® Volum’ Express The Falsies Push Up Drama in Blackest Black

 

LIPS

 

LIPS LINED WITH: COVERGIRL® Perfect Blend Eyeliner in Basic Black

LIPSTICK: Manic Panic® Glam Nation™ Lipstick in Black Rose

Happy New Year 2018: New Videos

Hello, dear lovelies!  It’s the start of another year and I have two new videos for you.  It’s been a pretty dark holiday for me (not in a good way), but since the death of my mother in 2012 the holidays have lost their festive edge.  I did celebrate Krampusnacht, which was fun, but once Halloween ends I lose interest in the holidays.  It’s sad, but I have accepted this fact in my life right now.

This first video is a look back of all the birthstone outfits that I wore this year:

 

Unfortunately, the cold weather and the holiday season can bring on depression.  It’s a time where I can’t help but think of loss: my mother, friends who I thought were true, flaky family members who have no interest in family, and so on.  I’m already dealing with clinical depression and the holidays tend to exacerbate it. 

I was able to alleviate my sadness somewhat, with “playing dress-up”.  I found that it’s never too old to play dress-up, especially in moments of sadness:

 

That’s it for now, lovelies.  I’ve started drawing again and hopefully, I can keep up with this.  I’m also working to improve my videos with a new setup and new lighting. Stay tuned for some artwork this year and for more fashion!

TTFN (Ta Ta For Now),

Dasia Denise

ACV Wash Part 2: Moisturizing Locs

Hello, my dear SoulFlowers!  Welcome to Part 2 of the ACV (apple cider vinegar) wash.  In this video, I’ll show you how I moisturize my dreadlocks.  Since the ACV wash will leave your hair feeling very dry, it’s important to moisturize your locs after deep cleaning them.

I used coconut oil and tea tree oil for my (damp) locs, but you can also use any essential oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus, or lavender.  You do not want to apply essential oils directly on your scalp, so make sure you have a carrier oil.  I used coconut oil for the carrier oil, but you can also use jojoba oil or almond oil.

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Essential oil such as peppermint, eucalyptus, or lavender.  I used tea tree oil.
  • A carrier oil such as jojoba or almond oil.  I used coconut oil (pressed, extra virgin oil).
  • A plastic cap to cover your locs.  I used a disposable shower cap.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the carrier oil with the essential oil.  You can combine them in the palm of your hand or in a small container – even a plate will do.
  2. Apply the oils directly to your scalp.
  3. With both hands, rub the carrier oil and essential oil together.  Then take both oily palms and rub through your dreadlocks.  You’ll want a lighter touch for your dreadlocks, while a heavier hand can be applied to your scalp.
  4. Cover your hair with a plastic cap.  This step is optional, but the cap will help to moisturize your hair, using the heat from your scalp to help moisturize.

And that’s all there is to it.  Remember, you don’t want to do the ACV wash more than twice a year since it’s very drying.  Since I prefer to deep clean my dreadlocks outside, Spring and Fall are the best times for me to do the ACV wash.  Of course, the choice is yours.

Peace, love, & darkness,

Dasia Denise

ACV Wash Part 1: Deep Cleaning Locs

Hello, lovely Soulflowers!  I finally gave my dreadlocks a deep clean, known as the ACV wash.  ACV stands for Apple Cider Vinegar.  I do wash my dreadlocks at least once a week, but it’s also good to give your locs a nice, deep clean.  The ACV wash will leave your locs feeling nice and lightweight.  The added bonus is that the ingredients are all natural, which is great for dreadlocks.  It’s best to wait until your hair has matured before doing the acv wash, to keep your dreadlocks from unraveling.

Here’s the video of me deep cleaning my dreadlocks.  I’ve also included the list of ingredients and the instructions below.

 

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

  • 3/4 cups (180 mL) apple cider vinegar (organic, if possible)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 lemon (seeds removed)
  • 1 Tbsp. (approx. 17 g) sea salt
  • sink or basin (I used a 14″ round basin)
  • a couple of towels

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Remove jewelry (such as earrings that can be removed) and hair  accessories.
  2.  Add the baking soda and sea salt into the sink/tub.
  3.  Add a little bit of hot water to the sink/tub.  You want just enough hot water   to dissolve the baking soda and sea salt.
  4.  Fill the rest of the sink/tub with warm water.
  5.  Squeeze the 1/2 of lemon into the water and then add the vinegar.  Mix all of the ingredients together.
  6.  Soak your locs into the acv mixture for about 10 minutes.
  7.  After soaking, wrap your locs into a towel and towel-dry.  Pour out the dirty   acv water.
  8.  Rinse the acv mixture out of your hair with clear water.  Make sure to rinse thoroughly!

 

That’s it for Part 1.  Next week for Part 2, I’ll show you how I moisturize my locs.  The acv wash will leave you with very dry locs, so moisturizing them after the rinse is a very important step.  Stay tuned.

Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

2 Years Of Freeform Locs!

Hello, SoulFlowers!  Guess what?  My dreadlocks turned 2 years old in May of this year.  Woot!  They’re still growing longer and getting thicker, which makes me very happy.  To celebrate this milestone in hair, I’ve created a video showing the progression of my dreadlocks.  This is also the first video that I tried morphing software.  It’s not great, but it’s not too bad for my first try.  I hope you all enjoy seeing the progression.  I’ve also included pictures in this post, after the video.

Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

 

 

 

2-YEAR LOC PROGRESSION

2015

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

Makeup Tutorial: Gothic Purple (Reader Request)

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Hello, lovelies!  I’m so happy with this makeup tutorial.  Why?  Because it’s my first requested video from one of my readers!  Woot!  This reader thought that I should try a gothic look using purple makeup and I am happy to oblige.

 

 

Here is the list of makeup that I used.  The purple eyeshadows are from, once again, Ben Nye’s® Lumiere Creme Colour collection.  These eye cremes are a dream to wear.  The colors are vivid and they glide on your face beautifully.  Although I’ve been using their eyeshadows, this is the first time I’ve tried Ben Nye’s® Shimmer Crayon.  The application is very smooth, which can be tricky since makeup crayons can often feel waxy – like a literal crayon.

 

EYES

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LIGHT PURPLE EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Cosmic Violet

DARK PURPLE EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Royal Purple

SILVER EYELINER:  Ben Nye® Shimmer Crayon in Silver

EYELINER:  M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

EYESHADOW PENCIL:  L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

FACE

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

SILVER EYESHADOW & MOON STAMP: EYE-Cons Makeup Kit

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

LIPSTICK: Manic Panic® Glam Nation™ Lipstick in Deadly Nightshade

 

I hope you lovelies enjoyed this tutorial.  Any ideas, requests, thoughts, or questions?  Share in the comments below.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Makeup Tutorial: Gothic Red Eyeshadow

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Hello, lovelies!  Here’s another makeup tutorial, where I demonstrate how I created this look.  This is the makeup that I wore for July’s birthstone, Ruby.  The focus here is the red and black creme eyeshadows. 

 

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used.  Since I applied my eye makeup before my foundation, the eye makeup is listed first.  I used Scotch® tape to create the cut-crease eyeshadow.

 

EYES

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RED EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Cherry Red

BLACK EYESHADOW:  M.A.C. Paint Pot in Blackground

EYELINER:  M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

EYESHADOW PENCIL:  L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

FACE

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I plan on trying other colors for more bold looks.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Tutorial: Goth Makeup For Eyeglasses

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Hello, lovelies!  I’ve created another makeup tutorial, centered around wearing eyeglasses with gothic makeup.  Wearing makeup with glasses can be a challenge.  How does one go about making their eyes stand out behind a pair of spectacles?  Hopefully, this video will give you some pointers.

 

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used in the video:

FACE

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

“TRIBAL” LINE MARKING:  Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

 

EYES

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EYESHADOW PRIMER:  Too Faced® Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer

LIGHT EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Honey

BLACK EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Black

BLACK EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

WHITE EYELINER: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

This is the makeup that I wore for May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley.  I hope this tutorial was useful for you.  I’m really getting into creating makeup tutorials, so you will see more of them in the near future.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

World Goth Day & My First Makeup Tutorial

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World Goth Day logo from The World Goth Day Page 

Today is Sunday, May 22, also known as World Goth Day.  Normally, I’m chillin’ on Sundays and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today – nothing.  But I will celebrate this day with a makeup tutorial, made by moi.  It’s my first one and I’m quite proud of it.  I’m debating whether or not to add commentary, but I can make a decision at a later time.  The makeup in the video is what I wore for April’s birthstone, Diamond.

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used in the video:

FACE

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

EYES

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EYESHADOW PRIMER:  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in SIN

EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Black

EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

GLITTER PRIMER:  Too Faced® Shadow Insurance Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer

GLITTER:  Too Faced® Glamour Dust in Blue Angel

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

What are you lovelies up to for World Goth Day?  I hope your plans include watching my first video (haha).  If you do decide to watch, I hope you enjoy this video.  Any tips to make it better?  Should I add commentary or no?  Please share in the comments.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise