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

Green Goth Makeup for St. Paddy’s Day

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I found out at the last minute yesterday, that it was St. Patrick’s Day – a great reason to highlight my black attire with green gems!  It was cloudy and a bit chilly, yesterday – a typical March day.

Here’s what I wore.  I wore my hat again, but it was a bit windy yesterday.  Not the best day to wear a hat, but who cares?  I think it completes the look:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Long t-shirt (S5), Lace shirt (S6), Black skirt with asymmetrical hem (Skt1), Black leggings (P5), Felt hat (H1), and 20-eye Doc Martens (B3)

 

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Hat: Asos, Lace shirt: Kitty Biskits Vintage (Etsy), Black choker w/ green gems: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Silver key pendant: Fuchsia Bloom Studio (Etsy), 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand). Skirt, leggings, and long t-shirt purchased on Ebay and Amazon.

 

Here’s my face.  Believe it or not, I am wearing false eyelashes.  They were the wispy type though, which is why you can’t tell that I’m wearing them.  So, I wore these damn things and you can’t even see them.  Ugh!

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Yesterday ended up being a good day.  I found 3 college friends that I went to art school with on Facebook.  We were friends and roommates back in the mid ’90s and one of them told me that they’ve been trying to find me.  In fact, the one girl I roomed with is the person that got me into goth.   I don’t care how many people complain about Facebook, I love it.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup – Simple Goth for Winter Solstice

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Hello, fellow darklings.  Today is Winter Solstice, which marks the first official day of Winter and also the longest night (and shortest day) of the year.  Unfortunately, I “celebrated” Winter by having a nasty cold all week.  Yuck!  Fortunately, I’m feeling a lot better.

Today’s outfit is very simple.  I’m working on simplifying my wardrobe (post coming up soon) and today it’s just a skirt, a sweater, leggings, and a pair of boots.  It’s also been raining, so no long skirts or pants for today.

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Turtleneck sweater: secondhand, Skirt: Ebay, Leggings: Capezio (brand) Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

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Raccoon bone necklace: Creates 4 Fun (Etsy)

 

I decided on dark makeup for Winter Solstice: dark eyes and dark lips.  Instead of my usual bindi, I’m wearing on 2 stamped diamonds on my forehead.  Nothing sparkly – just simple and dark.

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Well, that’s it for today.  My apologies for the short (but simple – *wink*) post.  The next couple of posts will be pretty short as well, since they will be year-in-review posts.  Christmas is this Friday and I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & Makeup for Friday the 13th: Darkling Tag!

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Hello, my friends in darkness.  Yesterday was Friday the 13th!  Nothing special happened – just another opportunity to acknowledge the day wearing all black.  I’ve also (finally) uploaded my “Darkling Tag” video, in which I was tagged by the lovely Ramona, blog mistress of Just Keep Brains!.

Here’s what I wore yesterday.  I’m completely in love with this bat-wing shirt that I ordered from Amazon.  It’s so soft and comfy!  I wore it with my black velvet bell bottoms:

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Bell bottoms: L. Rose Designs, Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

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Black rose crown: The Magpies River (Etsy), Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Crystal point pendant: Kalani’s Gems (Etsy)

 

 

Here’s yesterday’s face.  I wore heavier glitter ’cause I was in the mood for some sparkle!  I went heavy on the eye makeup and kept my lips lightly tinted:

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And finally, here’s my Darkling Tag video.  I didn’t tag anyone else, since I’m so late in getting this thing posted.  The good news is that I’m (slowly) getting the hang of making videos.  I need to work on making them shorter, though. Lol.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup for May’s Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley

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Lily of the Valley pic and gif via Photobucket.  Lily of the Valley info via What’s My Birth Flower?.

Today’s inspiration comes from May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley [genus: Convallaria].  Also known as “Our Lady’s Tears” or “Mary’s Tears” in the Catholic tradition, the lily of the valley is a poisonous, perennial plant with small, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers.  This flower symbolizes “humility and the sign of Christ’s second coming” in the Christian faith.  In the Pagan tradition, the lily of the valley is a symbol of the German goddess, Ostera and symbolizes life.  In France, this flower symbolizes the Spring season.  It is also used medicinally to “improve memory and restore speech”.

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Here’s what I wore.  I kept it pretty basic with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans:

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Tish & Snooky t-shirt: Manic Panic (brand), Black jeans: Express, Winklepickers: Underground Shoes

 

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Leather choker: Ebay, Bat necklace: Kitsch Bitch Jewellery (Etsy), Crystal point pendant (Ebay)

 

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Here’s my face.  I don’t have any flowers that resemble lily of the valley, so I decided to play around with white makeup instead.  I used my white, jumbo eye pencil to draw a “tribal” making on my forehead, resembling lily of the valley:

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Here’s what I used for my lily of the valley “tribal” marking: L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Seashells, #401, and Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in White, #EL0

 

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Well, that’s it for now.  I’m getting the hang of using white eyeliner and I’m loving the results, so far.  June will start very soon, so stay tuned for posts June’s birthstone and birth flower.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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