This is so awesome! Too excited for next
This is so awesome! Too excited for next
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Sweeet this is so cool! Im excited for the next batch!
Finally Indigo has moved to a new server. Most of the posts remain intact, although have housekeeping has been done to remove extraneous or no longer relevant posts from the blog. Check it out by clicking the link below, and go there for all future posts and updates. Thank you!
As the title says, the new site is up. It’s still in “beta”, meaning I have a bit more organization and posting to do before it’s all finished (a lot of that is going to be adding pictures to posts…)
If you’d like to check it out, click here.
The first stage of my blog migration is finished. All I have left to do is move over all of the user questions (there are a lot…) and I’ll be done. The new blog should be up by Friday. Thanks for holding on!
So, I’ve decided to leave tumblr and move to a Wordpress server. Tumblr simply has too many issues and not enough customizing ability for what I want to be doing. Unfortunately, I’m only able to import posts that I created, not posts that are responses to your questions. So, to solve this, over the next few days I’ll be resposting all guest questions on my new server, which will also give new readers a chance to catch up on what’s been going on here. When I’m finished, I’ll post a link, and hopefully all of you can gracefully make the transition to my new site. I promise you, it’ll be worth it. I’ll be refraining from posting on here for the next few days to give me some time to work this all out. As well, I’ll be carrying over current questions on here to my new blog, so don’t fear if you’ve sent me a question and it hasn’t been answered yet. It will be.
And yet, this is a really good thing. Now that midterms are over, I have a lot more free time, which means that I’m looking at being a lot more professional in my blogging. I’m hoping to start doing anywhere from 3-5 posts daily, and as I’ve already mentioned, I got a new camera to support this cause. My goal is to also do at least one video a week for now, and hopefully ramp up that number once I really get going.
I thank you all so much for your continued support of my blog, and hope that this change doesn’t create a problem for any of you. If you have any questions or comments about this, please feel free to leave them below, and I will answer them as quickly as I can.
Anonymous asked: I was wondering what you think of blue mascaras. I know they're supposed to brighten up your eyes. I LOVE wearing blue liners & shadows because of this effect, but I'm wary of blue mascara as I'm afraid I'll wind up looking clownish. What's your opinion of them?
I love ‘em. I can’t say that I use them often (as most of my work is for photoshoots using HD cameras…), but I do think they’re fantastic. Most of the ones you’ll find aren’t like bam-blue! They’re more of a subtle, navy to cobalt shade that will really only appear blue when they catch the light. But just like blue eyeliner making eyes look brighter and blue tinted lip gloss making teeth look whiter, blue mascara will definitely make your peepers look fresh and awake.
Also, blue is a great choice if you don’t want to go so dramatic with black, but want something with a bit more oomph than a natural. Just make sure to eliminate all clumping with this stuff, as that is when it can start to look a bit clownish.
If you’re afraid of transitioning to blue, try this tip: apply your regular black or nude mascara, and then dab the wand of a blue mascara just on the tips of your upper eyelashes. You’ll get a cool, yet rather subtle transitional effect, and can see how blue mascara might work with your eyes without committing to it fully.
Anonymous asked: I've been having an issue with my eye makeup fading throughout the day. I've tried Urban Decay's Primer Potion which doesn't work at all for me and lately I've been trying Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow base, which has been working better than the Urban Decay one, but still not great. My shadows are essentially gone by my second period at school. I have extremely dry skin though, so the idea of having oily eyelids seems strange to me, but I don't know. Any tips?
First off, try the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, which I think is the best mainstream eye primer available. Second, try layering your products. Start with a primer, then a cream product, then a powder. Pat the powder product over the cream to set it, rather than swiping it over it which may disturb it. You can use a cream product in the same shade as the powder shadow, a neutral, more concealer-like shade, or a basic white (which, depending on the opacity of the product used, may either make the shade bolder or a bit more subdued. Layering in almost any area of makeup is key to lasting power (think about foundation: first moisturiser, then primer, then concealer, then foundation, then powder.)
If this doesn’t appeal to you, try applying your powder eyeshadow wet with a mixing medium. I adore Ben Nye LiquiSet. This stuff makes powder eyeshadows virtually smudge-proof and water resistant, amps up the vibrancy, and is cheap cheap cheap. The only problem is is that it sets fast. Like, within seconds. And once it sets, it absolutely cannot be blended. So, if you plan on doing a lot of careful blending, or are a slow makeup applier, I’d pass over this.
Otherwise, you can use a more general makeup sealer, like Ben Nye Final Seal. The only possible problem with this product is that it makes stuff matte, and really matte. If that’s not an issue, this is your product, as it doesn’t set as quickly and is much more blendable, and you’ll still get the smudge-, water-, and fade-proofness of the LiquiSet. This minty blue liquid can also be used a general makeup setter (I use this in photoshoots that have really hot lights or in cases when models or actors will be sweating a lot, and it an absolute godsend.)
In either case, you have two options for application. Either wet your brush before or after you get some pigment onto it (I prefer before, but doing so often leaves a slight film on the eyeshadow left in the pan, which can just be wiped off with a tissue later; this method also has the benefit of making shades more vibrant and making shimmery or metallic shades appear foiled). Otherwise, you can spritz either product on a small duo-fibre brush and stipple over the shadow after dry application (this method is better if you still want to be able to blend and work meticulously, but won’t provide the same setting effect as using it as a mixing medium.)
pandagrl90-deactivated20110308 asked: Can you do a full review of Tarte cheekstains? They seem quite expensive but I've also heard very good reviews.
I’ll be doing a review on the one I have (Blissful) for Karen next week. I’ll throw the link up here when she posts it.