Pray Hard, Slay Hard!
Eyes: All @katvondbeauty#katvondbeauty Metal Matte palette in shades “moss” “stone” “velour” “jet” “suede” and “feather.” For my lid, I used “Witches” Everlasting liquid lipstick as a black base. Tears are “Echo” Everlasting Liquid Lipstick mixed with @inglot_usa#inglotusa duraline and a little hint of “Amethyst” from the KVD Alchemist Palette. The prayer hands were done using a stamp I bought at a craft store that I painted with Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick in “Witches” and pressed on. Finer details and edges that were missed with the stamp I drew in using #tattoo liner in trooper. Lashes are @ardell_lashes demi wisps and liner in my waterline is @nyxcosmetics#nyxcosmetics matte liner in “amethyst.” Brows are by @anastasiabeverlyhills brow wiz and pro brow palette in “taupe” set with #anastasiabeverlyhills clear brow gel
I always find it fascinating that in some rare cases my soul can be so quickly recognized by another; my core being readily transparent and bare-- while to others, even some of which I've known for a long time, it remains obscured by something uncertain. This recognition happened when I first met the eye behind this photo, @light_witch who saw into me immediately and captured and immortalized a part of me here in this garden scene. In order to get these pictures back on that summer day in August, where there was no wind to be found, I removed my shoes and leapt across the gravel, happily sacrificing the soles of my feet take after take, breaking skin, which later formed callouses. Courtney was always seeking to ensure that I was OK in between shots, and I would reply that there would be no art or beauty without sacrifice. She agreed
Been experimenting with #temporary tattoos and graphic liner lately. Used @blackmooncosmetics#blackmooncosmetics liquid lipstick in “Bones” buffed all over my lid. I love to use liquid lipsticks as eye bases for temporary tattoos because they don’t slip or budge and give the tattoo something matte to adhere to while also creating a barrier for the skin. My tattoo from @alyshanett // @madebytattooyou was super easy to apply. I trimmed very closely around the lettering and applied to my lid using a damp q-tip. I tweaked the script gently on both ends with @katvondbeauty tattoo liner in “trooper black” to give a more wing-like effect! This stayed on ALL day long until removal. Bottom lashes are cut up @ardell_lashes#ardelllashes
Decided to take a photograph of my makeup on a day where I had on something a little more fresh and wearable :) Most days I don’t even wear winged liner, but the rest of this look I would absolutely wear every day.
Eyes: @toofacedcosmetics Shadow Insurance with @katvondbeauty Shade & Light eye palette. I love mixing “lazarus” and “latinus” in the crease, and a little “samael” on my outer third with “liberatus” on my brow bone. My lid color is one of my all-time favorites for a bright shimmery natural lid @makeupgeekcosmetics “In the Spotlight” foiled eyeshadow. Liner is of course #katvondbeauty tattoo liner, and lashes are #toofaced#betterthansex mascara. Sometimes I gently top my tattoo liner with a little matte black eyeshadow like “Shax” from Shade & Light before it is fully dry if I want to matte it out.
Face: @tartecosmetics BB cream tinted moisturizer in “light”- which I’ve been obsessed with. I set my Bb cream with KVD lock it loose translucent setting powder. I also sometimes prefer to change it up and use “Lazarus” from Shade and Light Eye as my contour shade over “Subconscious” from Shade and Light Face, depending on how cool/warm I want my contour. “Subconsious" is a little tiny bit warmer and bronze on my skin (though still *very* nice and cool toned/natural on the scale of contour shades for fair ladies!) Blush is @nyxcosmetics#nyxcosmetics illuminating stick (another obesssionnn stays on forever!!) , and highlight is KVD “thunderstruck” metal crush eyeshadow.
Leave it to @thekatvond to totally blow my mind with 25 INSANELY gorgeous new shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick launching soon @katvondbeauty I'm already so excited and inspired to create with these!! What's your favorite shade?!#katvondbeauty
This was read at my yoga class a week ago and I thought it was perfect timing for the holiday season and I wanted to share: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody Beattie. Photo credit: unknown + filters
*Raising Awareness, Giving Back* With the holiday spirit in mind, I decided to use my skill and passion for makeup artistry to benefit my fellow women at Bethany House Homeless Women and Children’s Shelter of Long Island! I am hosting a #charity makeup class this Sunday 12/18 that is only costing my attendees of any 5 (or more!) brand new unused and full size hygiene products in lieu of an admission fee to donate to the shelter. While ADMISSION IS NOW CLOSED at maximum capacity of 40 (!!) guests, you can still donate directly to the cause by visiting the link in my bio! If you wish to donate to the expenses of event (rentals, catering, favors etc.), please direct message me or PayPal your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org! I want to thank my INCREDIBLE sponsors and friends, @katvondbeauty, @tartecosmetics@anastasiabeverlyhills@limecrimemakeup@occmakeup@witchbabysoap@nailstickrs@mythoscandles for your donations to the guests of the event! Girl power overload! Featured in this picture is one of my beautiful October brides, Dana @crazyday305 UPDATE: We collected over 500 packages and well over 1500 items for Bethany House homeless women and children's shelter. Thank you so much to my sponsors and to everyone who came out for the event.