Saturday, June 23, 2012

Heard It Through the Grape Vine

           As I looked in the mirror after completing my makeup , instntly Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through The Grapevine started to play in my head. Thus the name for this look was born. I then started to laugh because my FOTD was named after a song about infidelity. XD

I am quite proud of myself for being able to do this look—and in such a short time too. I think I spent about 10 mins applying this, which is a major accomplishment for me because not too long ago I would have blanched at the idea of doing a smokey look. I usually tend to stay away from black eye shadow. Usually ppl will use it to deepen a look, but most of the time I don’t.

My fear mostly stems from many botched smokey eye attempts in the past. Seriously, trying to do a smokey eye when I was first starting out was very difficult.  I looked like an emo wannabe who had gotten caught in the rain. -_- Overall it just looked bad. Every. Single. Time.

So I was surprised when I decided to put a little black in the look today. I started off with a little black on the outer v (which is what you should do instead of slapping on a load of black e/s and deciding to blend later. I found out this was what I was doing wrong previously. -_-) then slowly blended it onto the lash line and crease until it ran out. Slowly, bit by bit, I added more black e/s from a cheapie 120 palette from eBay until I got the intensity I desired (which will vary from look to look). I also added eyeliner on top of the black e/s because the black from this particular 120 palette is notorious for creasing on me. It never fails; but I put the eyeliner on top and guess what! It didn’t budge not one bit all day! That’s awesomesauce!

Overall I’m very happy with the way this look turned out. Not only have I mastered a new technique I have a newfound confidence as well. When I applied the first smidge of black e/s and blended it out as far as it would go, it was a dull gray. Afraid that I had botched another look and bummed that I would have to apply all over again (could you imagine having to do that? *wince*) the sinking feeling that began in my stomach when I started to apply the black lessened each time I patiently added another coat of e/s and blended.

This look is so beautiful! It’s refreshing too b/c I’ve never done such a monochromatic look before. The depth is prefect and the gradient is smooth. There are no harsh lines to be found in this look!

I originally stared to put dark purple along the waterline also but then I realized that I don’t have a dark purple eyeliner that I trust to stay on my waterline (I dunno what wrong with my eye; they water like crazy >.<) and the Wet n Wild Idol Eyes cream shadow pencil was so not worth the little money I paid for it.

So I walked into a local family dollar, still bemoaning the loss of a purple eyeliner, when what do I see smack dab in the middle of the L.A. Colors cosmetics stand?


Of course I didn’t buy it. That’ll teach them to put out all this awesome new makeup after I stop coming there for only like, ONE month after MONTHS of my faithful patronage! *hmph*

…I guess it also didn’t help that I was kinda broke. Probably also didn’t help that I spent my money (what little I had left) on these:

Or these:

SNAKESKIN NERD GLASSES! Thumbs ups for hipster Myu! XD

OH YEAH RAINBOW FISHNETS! Ive been searching for these everywhere. These’ll go perfect with the tutu I’m (hoping to be) wearing to the opening of that new Anime/Maid café this month!

And can you guys tell that I shaved all my eyebrows off? Looking at these pictures you thought these where my natural brows, albeit a little trimmed right?


The other day when I woke up I discovered that it was high time for me to do my eyebrows. Well, when I reached into my makeup case to fish out my eyebrow razor, my hand came up empty. I later remembered that I had thrown it out the day before b/c it became dull and forgot to get another one. So I decided to use a regular razor like the old fashioned barber I’m not and do my eyebrows. I mean, how bad could it be? It’s the same concept, just a different way right?


Don’t get me wrong, you should totally use a regular razor to trim your eyebrows if:

1.    A. you like having no type of control once so ever
2.    B. you like pain (in which case you should seek help)
3.    C.  there are no eyebrow razors within a 50 mile radius or left on the earth

When I picked up the razor I had full (though wild and untamed) eyebrows. When I finally surrendered, I had pencil thin 1 ½ eyebrows remaining. I decided to give up while I had some left -_-…

When I looked in the mirror after I was done, it was like: 

And no, I’m not gonna post pics because I believe even the worst person shouldn’t be subjected to such horror. -_-;

After I was done screaming in terror I thought: “Man, how in the world am I going to fix this?” In an upcoming post (yes, I write my posts out before I publish them) I’ll talk about how I hate the look of over artificial eyebrows and thus have a fear of cutting all my eyebrows off. I thought that if I never cut my eyebrows off, that I’d never have to worry about drawing them all on and risk looking like a clown (literally).


I can understand cutting a portion of the brows off in order to get a certain look (something I do often), but cutting off all the eyebrows to me just looks too artificial. Plus, it makes it harder to blend whatever you use to draw on your eyebrows, be it eye shadow or eyeliner, into your natural hair to throw ppl off  BECAUSE THERE IS NO HAIR TO BLEND INTO!

Anyways, back to the story. So my hand slipped a couple of times, and I basically ended up doing the very thing I hate. But its all good cuz I found that all I have to do is draw my brows how I envision and want them to look, then clean them up with some foundation and I’m set. I’d even go farther to say that I’m glad that I made a mistake and cut (almost) all my eyebrows off. It gives me more freedom! If I want a higher arch then so be it. If I want them to be more squared in the front rather than rounded or if I even want different colors to match my wigs, then there ya go! I don’t have to worry about gluing my eyebrows down and putting concealer and foundation on them like drag queens do cuz I DON’T HAVE ANY IN THE FIRST PLACE! AHAHHAHAHHA!

*ahem* So yea. I also find its more of a challenge and boy, does Myu love a good challenge! Having (almost) no eyebrows has forced me to do them perfectly. Its like I said before, either do it right or risk looking like a derp. Your choice.

And if you wanna know the key to natural looking eyebrows if you have to resort to drawing them on; Use eyeshadow. Eyeliner pencil look too waxy and shiny. And if yor’re going to use eyeliner/eyebrow pencil, at least put an eye shadow in a matching color on top. And be sure to clean up with foundation/concealer on a paddle brush!


As you can see I added some light purple and black rhinestones to intensify the look. Also popped in my favorite Puffy Three Tone Greys as shown earlier!


  1. Hahaha Awww! But you totally pulled it off! :) this is Alex from forever21. I love your makeup btw! & your writing style is so cute! Hope you're doing well! :)

  2. @Alexandria Hey gurl! I was wondering when i was going to hear from you! And Thnak you for your kind words. I am doing well. How are you? ^__^