Makeup, MMOs, Me & More.

My obsession with makeup, online fantasies, etc.

My first makeup-related post! 

Here is the look I have today - an ashy purple look.

Products used:

bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer
bareMinerals matte SPF 15 foundation
bareMinerals Warmth All-Over Face Color
MICAbella 83 Difference (blush)
bareMinerals Mineral Veil Original

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
SHANY Cosmetics 120 palette (used for all eye shadows)
Revlon (black eyeliner pencil for the lower lash line) (It's so used up I don't even remember what it's called.)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black (top lash line)
Maybelline Falsies in Black Drama

MAC High Tea

I am relatively new to makeup.

When I was in college, I would wear makeup on special occasions, and the only kind of makeup I would put on was some powder, blush, mascara and lip gloss. For the bigger stuff like beauty pageants and formal evening events, my parents would take me to a beauty stylist to get my hair and makeup done. That would cost around $70! So expensive! I would take pictures of my makeup after, in hopes that I would remember how to do evening makeup so I wouldn't have to spend so much on a makeup artist again. Still, more pageant activities came, and I still had to go to my makeup artist.

Just a few months ago, at the start of summer, I became obsessed with the Japanese "gyaru" style of makeup, where girls would transform their ordinary looks into looking like super cute dolls with huge eyes. It was all about having doll-like eyes and small lips. I would be amazed at how some of these girls look completely different with makeup on.

That's how I got started with makeup, trying to replicate these big-eyed looks. Still working at it!

Then I found that YouTube was such a wonderful place to learn about makeup. I've been watching countless videos of makeup tutorials, and I think I've got the basics down. I can do so much more than powder, blush, mascara and lip gloss now! I can't believe I'm playing with bright eye shadows, using foundation and eye primers, applying falsies on my own, taking better care of my skin, and trying to come up with new looks using colors I've never used before.

I am so lucky to have a mother who is so much into looking beautiful. I have to thank her for starting out my growing makeup collection by giving me a lot of eye shadows she wouldn't be using. She only uses neutral colors, so the rest is for me!

I am currently exploring mineral makeup. I like how a lot of mineral makeup is in loose powder form. Is there any difference between mineral makeup and "regular" makeup other than it's supposedly good for your skin?

I am so in love with this new past time of mine, my artistic hobby. I just sometimes wish that I got into this stuff earlier, like in my teen years.