Monday, July 30, 2012

On a Break!


Good morning Zombies!

I'm going to be taking a small break from blogging. As Summer winds down and my oldest son gets ready to go back to school, we're going to be doing more things out and about!

I'll be back in a flash!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Awesome Purple Week: Finale!


Zombies!

I had an idea to blog about purples this week because it's the most frequently used color in my makeup arsenal and I wanted to see how many ways I could use the color purple in a week. Lips, eyes, nails, etc. I got some of my friends in on the action to share our love of purple with the world! :D 

I've been busy the last few days, so I decided to throw all the remaining looks for purple week into one post. It's full of epic and win!

The rest of the week goes a little something like this:

Elizabeth: Tick:Tock Cosmetics Once Upon a Time, random neutral, T:TC Night Bus. Lips: T:TC Made in the 80's.






Gwynn


Kati: Kleancolor Holo Chrome over Metallic Purple


Megan: Sinful Colors Midnight Blue, Milani Fuchsia and China Glaze Matte Magic


Michelle: China Glaze Lush and Luxe over Nicole by OPI Iris My Case


Robyn (MissMidnightBlue): Zoya Danni


Phyrra: (Follow link for full look and products used!)


Phyrra's Purple look dedicated to Andrea!


Susan:




Wendi (Follow link for full post and products used!)


That was a fun and colorful week! I hope you all had a nice weekend!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Smoky Purple and Pink, featuring Milani!


Zombies!

On my post this earlier this week about the Milani Color Play felt tip liquid pens, Helen from Faeries Stole My Lipstick! suggested I do a smoky purple look with the Pink Point liner. Seeing as how this is also Purple week for me, I decided to go for it. Here is what I came up with!



The Goods:
TFSI as primer
MAC "Blackground" as base
Meow Cosmetics "Drunken Relatives" all over main lid and outer lower lash line
Meow Cosmetics "Skeptic" patted into inner corner and over crease
Sugarpill "Hystetic" patted over "Skeptic" and used to blend and lower inner lash line
MOI Minerals "Moon Child" blended into crease
MAC "Shroom" as highlight
Milani "Pink Point" as upper liner
Random lower liner and mascara

WoW fans will get a kick out of my shirt!


Thanks Helen for the inspiration! I hope you all enjoyed my really quick but fun post!

Awesome Purple Week: Day 3!


TGIF Zombies!

Another week is almost over. Where does the time go?

I had an idea to blog about purples this week because it's the most frequently used color in my makeup arsenal and I wanted to see how many ways I could use the color purple in a week. Lips, eyes, nails, etc. I got some of my friends in on the action to share our love of purple with the world! :D

Day 3 goes a little something like this:

Wendi


Catie: Tick:Tock Cosmetics "Eleventh Hour"


Channy eye: Tick:Tock Cosmetics ESB in "Black Hole" "Once upon a time", "Eleventh Hour", "Out Break" of EPIC proportions, "Luck of the Irish" and "Spring Forward"


Channy full face


Dora


Elizabeth: T:TC Once Upon a Time, VIE Lafayette, VIE Flash, MSC Electric Koolaid with SP Poison Plum to deepen the crease, GCC As You Wish to blend out, SP Midori under eye.


full face




Gwynn: China Glaze's "Flying Dragon (Neon)" and Revlon's "Scandalous"


Jade


Jen: Spectrum Cosmetics Fairy Dust, cheap ass LA color pinkish purple, L'Oreal Infallible Smoldering Plum, Milani Eyetech Extreme in black and UD 24/7 Ransom


Kati:Using Little Mouse Ears 'Kairi', VIE 'Princess', VIE 'Kiss My What' and VIE 'Preppy'




Megan: From light to dark: OPI Rumples Wiggin, Confetti Belle of the Ball, Zoya Mina, Orly Charged Up, Ulta After Hours.


Phyrra (Follow link for full tutorial!)


Raja: China Glaze "Flying Dragon (Neon)" and SC's "Frenzy"


Rocio (Follow link to see complete look and products used)


Tiffany: All Tick:Tock Cosmetics- On my eyes, I've got Once Upon a Time, Night Man, and a little metronome. Then on my lips, I've got Made in the 80's...it's SOOOOO awesome, I don't know why I don't wear it more often!


Toni


Valerie


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Milani Color Play Felt-Tip Liquid Pens!


Zombies!

I have an EPIC post for you this evening! I feel that anything having to do with liquid eyeliner that happens to be in different, bold colors AND in felt tip form is right up my alley. I was STOKED to be able to review the new Milani Color Play felt tip pens for you!

Lined up in a pretty row: Pink Point, Black Line, Blue Definition, White Line, Jaded Edge, and Gray Strokes (which I mistakenly labeled *Grey* Strokes in my swatches.)




The felt tip. It's so easy to use and provides just the right amount of product!


The swatches!


"Jaded Edge" quickly swatched on my upper lid. I was not wearing any primer or eyeshadow base.


My thoughts:

One word to describe these eyeliners... YES! They are awesome, pigmented and last an incredibly long time once applied. I found them to be a bit sticky when worn alone (over no primer or base) but applied over primer, base, and eyeshadow, they do not stick and they do not budge. (Look coming up tomorrow!) Unlike some other felt tip liners I have tried, the Color Play are so easy to work with and to apply. They also do not dry out half-way through application. There is no shimmer to these at all. They are all pretty matte and very opaque in one stroke. I'm really excited to play with these!

The Color Play Felt Tip Liquid Pens are available at select Walgreens and Fred Meyers at $6.99 a pop. (Prices may vary from location to location.) These are limited edition, so pick them up while you can!

Have you been able to get your hands on the new Color Play pens? What are your thoughts?

*products in this post were sent to MakeupZombie for consideration and review purposes only. All opinions are my own.*

My Favorite Independent Companies!


UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Hey Zombies!

I've needed to revise my favorites list for some time now as it's changed drastically over the last year. So, no better time than right now!

I've been blogging for almost 3 years now and most of my favorite indie companies have been a favorite of mine since then. Some have changed, some have fallen off the earth, but my tried and true remain (and I very rarely stray from those that I know and love) and that's what makes them good, solid indie companies. Despite drama and adversity, they aren't going anywhere and continue to crank out lovely products and fantastic customer service.

Fyrinnae: Fyrinnae was among the first companies I purchased from when starting my blogging adventure. As soon as I opened the zebra printed tissue paper, I was in love. There is something special about Fyrinnae pigments. They simply ARE magical. All of the shades I own (which is probably 15 shy of their entire collection) are unique, pigmented, contain just the right amount of glitter or shimmer and last on my lids for an insanely long time. (And yes, that's a good thing.) Fyrinnae strives to cater to their customers and listen with an open ear to any suggestions that may arise. The company also stays away from drama, which loves to crop up these days in the indie world. I love every single new color they produce and because they release new colors sparingly, it's that much more exciting to see what they come out with. Fyrinnae is LOVE in a jar.

Dreaming Tree Soapworks: I've tried my fair share of indie bath and body/perfumery companies in my blogging years. Some I loved, some not so much. Some I won't purchase from or support even if the product is amazing for different reasons. I've been gun shy lately with indie B&B until I tried Dreaming Tree. The scents are amazing, especially Dark Goddess and Alyce and I adore the lotion and facial soap from this company. With so many choices on indie B&B these days, I think I'll stick to Dreaming Tree as I've had no adverse reactions to the products (I'm really critical of face products because I have a pretty sensitive skin) and I adore all the different scents and various products they offer. Their Luxurious Lotions have cured my dry, ugly cuticles. SCORE. Follow Dreaming Tree on Facebook!

Darling Girl Cosmetics: Who doesn't love a little DGC? If you haven't tried their eyeshadow, lip balms, or glitter yet, I don't know what you're waiting for. Darling Girl's owner Susan is super hands on with her customers on her Facebook fanpage and creates customer idea inspired collections all the time! Hello "Nerdvana" and "Darling Grrl". The eyeshadow and lippies from Darling Girl are fun and colorful with just the right amount of sparkle at an affordable price! My favorite holo-gloss from DGC is "Holly Jolly!" Follow Darling Girl Cosmetics on Facebook!


The beauty of independent companies as opposed to big box brands is obviously the affordable prices, but it's also the fact that you can truly get to know the owners of indie companies! You can be hands on in your shopping experience and suggest colors from time to time or have the owner make you something custom to suit your needs and desires. I get asked quite a bit why I like and review indie brands over big box and it's simple, I support handmade in all aspects; with very few exceptions (such as owner harassment of customers, bullying, repackaged or private label products, etc.) I support anything made from the heart and made with awesome and WIN! 

You can see *some* of my reviews and swatches here:



Darling Girl No, No, Notorious! and Rainbow Brite!
Fyrinnae and Fyrinnae Halloween 2011



All opinions in this post are MY own. 


Awesome Purple Week: Day 2!


Hey Zombies!

I fell asleep last night at 6:00 pm LIKE A BOSS and slept all night. So I also slept through all the blogging I intended on doing. Make up day today!

I had an idea to blog about purples this week because it's the most frequently used color in my makeup arsenal and I wanted to see how many ways I could use the color purple in a week. Lips, eyes, nails, etc. I got some of my friends in on the action to share our love of purple with the world! :D

Day 2 goes a little something like this:

Wendi: Tick:Tock Cosmetics "Made in the 80's."


FLASH


Natural lighting


Swatch

Chelsie


Aranza: All Chinovi: Dance, Hiccup, Grand Opening, Smoke Out and Purple Rain.


Cati: Tick:Tock Cosmetics "Salvador Dali"


Dora: Nubar "Treasure"


Elizabeth: Geek Chic Cosmetics "As You Wish", Geek Chic Cosmetics "What's Under the Hood", Sugar Pill "Poison Plum", Sugar Pill "Afterparty", Sugar Pill "Dollypop", Sugar Pill "@#$%!", Sugar Pill "Tako", and Poison Plum brows






Duvessa (Follow link to see tutorial)


Jade


Jess


Kati


Robyn- Miss Midnight Blue: Sally Hanson "Loves Me Not"


Rocio (Follow link to see complete look and products used)


Stay tuned for more purple this week! If you'd like to join in, shoot me an email at makeupzombie @ yahoodotcom with a purple look (can be anything makeup, clothing or nail polish related featuring purple) you'd like me to use for that day! Anyone is welcome to join in the fun this week!