FOTD: Clockwork Angel (12/11/12)

(By the way, if you like steampunk and/or clockpunk, and you haven’t yet read Paul J. McAuley’s Pasquale’s Angel, you need to get on that!)

Can we just acknowledge that my eye shapes are TERRIBLE, and just take it as read from now on? Because they are never symmetrical, no matter how hard I try. I think, at this point, with all the practicing and detail-oriented, patient work, and removing and trying again, I’ve done, I can honestly lay almost all of the blame on the fact that my *eyes* aren’t symmetrical. For some reason, that feels like a personal failure, even though it’s just genetics and shit. That one eyebrow that seems perpetually raised over the other one (that would be the left one; slightly higher and more arched than the right – but since the photos are mirrored, it’s on YOUR right)? Nope, it’s just like that when it’s relaxed. It’s higher than the other one, and that’s that. And to pluck it down to the other one’s height would just….need a ridiculous amount of plucking, and it would look comical and somehow alien to my face, after seeing it like this for 33 years. (Remind me to scan in pictures of my eyebrows from high school. HOLY SHIT, what was I thinking? And all the girls on my hall thought I had great eyebrows – they were cosigning that shit! WTF. Oh, the 90s.) And then one eye has one teensy wrinkle in the crease, and the other eye has TWO (the left one, again, yeesh, that eye needs to get it together). They’re teensy, and I don’t care about wrinkles – but one on one side, and TWO on the other? Really?! Not even trying to help me out. I think my orbital and/or brow bones are off, too, because no matter what I do, when the depth of the crease matches on both sides, one side has less room for brow highlight than the other. And if the “brow highlight room” matches, one crease is practically nonexistent. But you know what: I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK. I’ve made my peace with it. Or, rather, I’m declaring NOW that I’m making my peace with it. I’m also making peace with my babystache. What. We’ve all seen it. I’m just owning up to it. I thought for a while it was just an unfortunate effect of foundation making it appear to be there when really it wasn’t. And foundation/powder might emphasize it, or call attention to it – but let’s be real: it’s there for real. Sometimes I remove it, mostly I don’t. There it is. Wait til I’m 50, wait til you see what I’m rocking on my upper lip then. (I’m actually not that hairy, really, but I’m fervently hoping that I have a good ladystache when I’m 50. Like, something unmistakeable. Otherwise, it’ll be a letdown. Like when I quit shaving as a women’s studies major – or, as I spelled it at the time, wimmin’s studies major – only no one noticed because my legs are not that hairy at all. SUCH a disappointment. I just looked like it’d been two or three days since I shaved, not like I was making a political statement, WHICH I WAS. WASTED non-shaving feminist legspace, I tell you.) ANYHOODLE. Moving on.

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FOTD: Zombie Hearts (10/15/12)

The lovely Lillian gave me quite a few of the goodies I used for this look! (And several more I’ve yet to use – AND some Generation Q stuff, too, that I couldn’t get over here. She is an ANGEL, folks!) She gave me the Barry M lippie, which I adore (and another Barry M lippie I found tonight while reorganizing my stash – I can’t wait to wear it!); the Primark face shimmers, which are these super cute heart-shaped pellets of shimmery blush, I love them to pieces and am hoarding them so they last longer, but they give a lovely, soft effect; and then, OH MY GODS, the 2true glitter eyeliner! So, right, most glitter liners (at least the ones I’ve come across so far) has a clear base, and you basically have to put them over other liner. But I was feeling lazy, so I was like, “What the hell, I don’t feel like lining my eyes and then doing it again, so I’ll just go with only the 2true liner.” NO BASE NEEDED! They didn’t look or feel super-gritty, so while there IS plenty of purple glitter particles, I’m pretty sure they’re in a purple base! BRILLIANT! One-product, readable glitter liner! LOVE! Lillian! You have utterly spoiled me, and I am going to be smamming my face with stuff you sent on the regular for a while. If the rest of you get tired of it – too fucking bad! (Which reminds me, I need to stick the heart shimmers in my makeup bag for tomorrow.)

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FOTD: Desert Camouflage (9/9/12)

I was initially a little unsure of the blush in the MAC Carine Roitfeld Desert Camouflage kit, but I love it. And I *absolutely adore* the lipstick. I know some people have complained that it’s transparent – but it says it’s a transparent nude in the description on the site, and it still gives a tint to the lips. I’m in love with it, to be honest. It’s nude, but not jizz-lip-y, subtle, moisturizing, and ever so slightly tinted and different from my natural lipcolor. I don’t know. It just works for me.

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FOTD: Perverted Glam (8/15/12)

Wendy persuaded me to try more nude lippies, and particularly suggested Viva Glam V – this was ages ago. I looooove MAC’s High Tea, so when we went to the counter, I tried it – ooof. No bueno. It is a pretty color, but doesn’t work on me. Guess what does?! VIVA GLAM V. Let this be a lesson to you: LISTEN TO WENDY. She knows. (I should probably start doing outfit posts so y’all can see how much cuter I am on the regular, and even stylish sometimes, after Wendy got after me for buying so many black, white, and grey clothes, and kind of meh clothes. She was so right. And it’s not only cuter/more stylish, it’s more fun and more colorful. Yay for color!)

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FOTD: Krysten Ritter is so pretty, y’all (8/10/12)

Saw this look on Krysten Ritter in a spread in….some magazine. (This is what happens when you sit down to type up a FOTD a month later. Seriously, it’s 9/8/12 right now.) I loved it so much – so simple and so GORGEOUS – that I ran right out to pick up the lipstick, and wore it the next day. Love it! Love the lipstick!

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