9 Apr 2014

Disney Maleficent Angelina Jolie inspired Makeup

So I admit I am not a die hard fan of Disney (as in I have to immediately see every new film they release), but the upcoming Maleficent movie definitely caught my eye! I think for one because Angelina Jolie stars as the leading villainess, and two, because it's so different from most Disney movies. Some movie critics think it will absolutely tank at the box office because it's "too scary" for most Disney fans, which actually makes me want to see it! The trailers look so beautiful, and they inspired me to come up with this Maleficent look.

Now, Angelina wears prosthetics on her face and I think the movie has been quite altered in post production to have a certain dark and almost cool toned feel to it, but I just went off the trailer and screenshots I've seen floating around the Internet. I also decided to give this look my own personal spin for a super gothic Maleficent rendition.

I'm wearing black feather wings in these pictures because in the trailer, it is revealed that Maleficent had a past where she was actually some sort of fairy, and her black wings were actually stolen from her. Exciting! I'm not crafty enough to make my own horns, sadly, so the wings will have to suffice.

Will you be seeing this movie when it comes out? Let me know in the comments!

Watch my video tutorial and everything I used below...

4 Apr 2014

Fix Broken Eyeshadows & Blushes

So a few days ago this happened...

I was filming a makeup tutorial and accidentally brushed my MAC neutral shadow eye palette off the corner of my vanity table with the elbow. Needless to say, I was really devastated and pissed of at my own clumsiness!

Luckily, I know a method how to salvage broken shadows. I first tried to rescue what I could by returning the chipped pieces to their original pan containers using a tiny spoon, then liquified the shadow using alcohol. Then I repressed the shadows using a coin, and now the palette looks almost as good as new!

Watch my tutorial below how you can fix broken eyeshadows, blushes and pressed powders, should you accidentally break them...