ハッピーハロウィン！Or, in English, Happy Halloween! (Obviously Halloween is tomorrow, but this is my Halloween because Tuesday is an off day for posting.) Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I am super excited to show you guys my makeup look I created for my best friend’s party this weekend. Not only is it super easy to do, but I find it to be a loving nod to my Japanese heritage and its creepy urban legends.
Oh, highlighter. So many beauty influencers and makeup novices alike just love covering themselves in the stuff and looking like they just bathed in canola oil. Throughout my time doing makeup, no product has ever made me feel as uncertain about it as highlighter.
“I would kill for your hair!”
“Your hair is so pretty. You’re so lucky!”
Thank you, but try actually having it on your head! I can tell you that it is a pain in the neck (both metaphorically and literally). Don’t get me wrong; I, too, love my hair and how healthy it is. However, I still notice its downsides on a daily basis. So here are my four personal biggest struggles of having a lion’s mane on my head.
About a month or two ago, I made a stop into Ulta to pick up a few items for my makeup kit, which I bring to band gigs with me in case any band members need their makeup done for the stage, and I came across a small new section for a brand called Makeup Revolution. Since they are based in the UK, I had never gotten the opportunity to try any of their products before. This made me curious, so I decided to give a few items a shot.
I only began pursuing my interest in makeup artistry about a year ago, so I lacked a variety of products in the beginning. (Hell, I never even used base makeup like foundation until this past October.) The only things I owned were a few lipsticks (mostly red and a nude and purple), Kat Von D’s eyeshadow palette, one eyeliner pencil, one Sonia Kashuk mascara, and five travel-sized brushes that I didn’t completely understand how to use. However, my vanity got a stock improvement once Christmas rolled around.
Of course I got some higher brand names from my family like the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette I wanted so badly and two Kat Von D liquid lipsticks. But I was surprised when a co-worker told me that she received some makeup that she wouldn’t use and offered to regift it to me. The next time we worked together was the day she handed me this 96-piece eyeshadow palette from e.l.f.
I’ve had the idea to make “Outfit of the Day” and “Makeup of the Day” posts ever since I started my blog, but I never actually got around to posting them due to a busy schedule outside of my blog. Now, I’m working on changing that and sharing some of my looks on a more regular basis.
I was channeling my inner goth girl when I went to go watch my friends in Philadelphia rock bands Ashes of Our Sins and I Vampyre this past Saturday night, so I decided to make my look match. I’ll give you the details right here:
By the time this is posted, pretty much the entire world has heard about Prince’s death yesterday. I’m usually not a person who feels completely heartbroken when artists die, but Prince is a different story. He wasn’t my favorite artist of all time (that’s KISS), but he was fundamental to my development as an individual nonetheless, and I wanted to honor him in some small way that I could.