Monday, October 8, 2012

Foilin' yer plans

So I'm going to be doing most of the makeup for Doomsday Knits, in all likelihood... so I've been sort of homeschooling myself in the fine cosmetic arts. Yesterday was "play with foiling" day!

(Foiling involves using loose mineral pigments and either mixing them with water/liquid or applying them with a wet brush to make them very shiny and intense and opaque. I talked about it a bit here.)

Also, I've been watching Season 4 of RuPaul's Drag Race. 

So, this happened.


In conclusion, foiling is fun. 

Also, dark lipstick enhances my chin and makes me look like a most-likely-male glam rocker. Good to know. 


  1. This looks awesome!

    Sometimes when I can't get my cat eye right, I cheat and use scotch tape as a guide. I think you might be able to do the same thing here and then your lines would be extra clean (if that's what you're going for). A roll of tape might be a little too narrow, but maybe contact paper would work?

    1. I had that thought too actually, but all we have around is duct tape so I figured I probably shouldn't put that on my face, haha. If we end up doing anything geometric-y for the book I'll definitely cheat a bit. Never thought to use it for a cat eye, though, that's a good idea...

      (I also definitely need some more precise brushes.)

  2. This looks amazing. The eyes are so good that I didn't notice the chin - until you pointed it out of course!


    i think you you wore a pair like these in a vid--seem like a necessity for the post apocalyptic sunshine.



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