So here’s the Smoke Signals Gentle Fume quad. You might notice that it looks a little world weary, like it was in after school fight where the girls took off their earrings and busted out a jar of Vaseline. Damn if this quad wasn’t the bane of my existence this weekend! I love it and I hate it at the same time!
The “Gentle Fume Incident” happened when I first tried it on Thursday night. I put a little swatch of Rondelle on my wrist. “OHHH!” I thought. “Love!” Unfortunately it was all down hill after that. For some unknown reason I was physically unable to stop myself from putting on layer after layer of Waft! It was like the ghost of Ru Paul (should s/he ever become a ghost) came and guided my brush further and further into the palette to turn my eye makeup into the uber-ist, fiercest Filipino drag queen eye makeup ever. And let me tell you, there are some fierce Filipino drag queens!
After recovering from to the trauma of El Hub asking if I was trying out for a job at Asia SF, I tried again on Saturday after getting some inspiration from the Chris Brown video, Wall to Wall. The video is all about Chris (what a cutie!) being lured into a life of the undead by some vampire hotties who just happen to be wearing lots of black vinyl and smokey eye/Smoke Signal-ish looks.
Here’s what I ended up with:
Concrete on brows
Bare Canvas Paint on lid
Rondelle all over lid
Lithograph Fluidline on top and bottom lashline applied with soft, pointed concealer brush
Waft layered on top of fluidline
Waft and Gentle Fume brought barely into crease
The tiniest amount of Carbon in the outer v
Blacktrack fluidline on top and bottom waterline
Orpheus Kohl Power Pencil on top lash line
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara
Ablaze and a touch of Emote. Ablaze shows up highly pigmented, so use this sparingly unless you want to look like Bozo the clown!
Barely Lit lipstick
Bare Truth Lipglass on top
Soft & Slow Lipglass applied on lower pout
After the “Gentle Fume Incident” I was wary of putting on too much color. And looking at these pics I almost feel like I should’ve put more on to increase my vampire-osity, but that could be my inner drag diva trying to find her way out again. I still love Rondelle, and will keep trying to find ways to make this pretty quad wearable.
It’s been a great weekend so far! My childhood friend and good buddy J-MONEY called me at the crack o dawn to announce her engagement. Her man, M-MONEY, popped the question this weekend. Maybe we’ll do some bridal makeup posts to celebrate. YAY, wedding!!!
J-money and K-love on the catwalk at SF Fashion Week
Hope ya’ll are having fun so far this weekend. Enjoy your Labor Day!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,