Entry #2 for Pinkstylist’s “Villians in Vogue” Contest

Good evening all my lovely Bon-Bons out there! I’m just taking a quick second to upload my second entry for the contest.



There it is! This villian is The Heart Collector!

A day before she was supposed to get married, her fiance ran off and cheated on her. She was so distraught that she summoned a demon to kill him. He made a deal with her that she would be able to get her revenge on all the happy couples in the world and she agreed. Now when she finds happy couples who are deep in love, she tears out their hearts and eats them.


Hope you guys like it! Thanks so much for reading! ūüėÄ




Beginner’s Theater Make-Up Class Haul

Hello my lovely Bon-Bons!

Let me just tell you, today has been awesome! I had a great night’s sleep, had an awesome dream, woke up feeling refreshed and energized, ate some delicious pancakes, went shopping, had AppleBee’s for dinner and came home to blog about it. ūüôā

Anyway, the reason we went shopping today was because I needed supplies for my new Beginner’s Theater Make-Up class. I didn’t even know colleges gave this course! If you go to a community college and want to study make-up but don’t have a lot of money, you should definitely check if your college has a theater make-up class. I had to pay nothing for the class. Zero, Zilch, Nada! The only thing I had to pay for were the supplies and that’s pretty average for any schooling. I am going to show what I got, how it’s used in actual theater, and what we are probably going to be doing with it in class. Let’s start with the pictures!

2013-02-10_20-51-07_730So this is what the box looks like. It looks small, but they packed this small box with a lot of products. Now when I was doing research for prices, some places sold the kit for $80 dollars which is A LOT of money for a small beginner’s kit. The prices varied from $80 to $60 dollars so I was really worried about spending a lot of money on this thing but, the place that we went to was SUPER cheap. The store I went to was Naimie’s Beauty Center. It was the closest beauty store that sold theater make-up so I just went there. I am so happy I did. The store helped find what I was looking for… sorta, but I’ll get back to that later. When I paid, the asked me why I needed the kit and when I told them for a class, they gave me a student discount on the spot! ūüėÄ So instead of paying 55 dollars for the kit they sold, I only paid $44.33!!! Sweet right?? I am definitely going to be shopping there for my special effects make-up needs.

ANYWAY!! Let’s see what’s in the kit, shall we?



This is really nothing, but in the kit you get some cosmetic sponges for applying the foundation and blending in colors, a giant soft puff to apply powders, a small texture sponge (the small black thing on the puff), a brow and lash comb,and some cosmetic Q-tips. I believe the sponge is for adding texture to wax or latex. A classmate said he saw guys adding texture to a fake beard so that will be useful. Now I know some people will think, “Q-tips? Really?” But they are a super tool that you NEED in your make-up kit. If you make a mistake on your eye liner, you can use the pointed end to straighten the edge or if your concealer is creasing in the fine lines, you can gently dab the dome end to pick up the extra product.

Ben Nye Foundations


Now these three pots are the most important piece of the kit. These are the foundation colors. In each set you get three colors. You want to make sure that the middle shade matches your skin tone. That way, the darker shade is contour, and the lighter shade is highlight. These foundations look like they are children’s make-up but they are super creamy, super pigmented, and easily blended. I was lucky to have a lady match my color, but if you are having trouble, just buy one that is close enough to your skin tone, then use the other colors to mix and match until you have the perfect color!

Ben Nye Contour Wheel

This is the Creme Contour Wheel. You get four colors which are all used to contour, define, and to add color. You get a creme contour shade, two blushes, and ¬†black creme color which is used for defining. The pictures give the blush colors no justice at all. One is a dusty rose color(top left) and the other is a peachy pink tone blush(bottom left). Both are super pigments so I’ll have to be careful when applying them. Now that I’m typing everything down, I’m noticing that there are a lot of things that can be used as contour shades. Oh well I guess. ONWARDS!

Ben Nye Abrasion WheelThis is actually a fun wheel to mess with. This is the FX Color Wheel for creating Bruises and Abrasions. When I was in Drama back in high school, a friend bought this to school and we were all messing with the colors, I gave myself a black eye and when I was walking in the hallways after class, I actually got stopped by a few teachers asking me if it I was getting bullied or anything. I was laughing while I smeared the creme so that they could see that it was just make-up. Sorry for drifting off! Here you have a 4-color wheel with a red color, a bright yellow color, a dark blue, and a purple color. When you layer these colors and blend, you can create very believable bruises and if you want to go a step further, you can add latex into the make-up and make your skin look bloody and swollen. Cool huh? I can’t wait to use this in class.

Ben Nye Quad


These are four little color pots for you to use. The dark brown shade (top left) is a “Character Definer” or a contour shade so you can add depth (see there’s another contour shade!), a nude tone shade (top right) which is actually very photogenic. It appears white in the picture but it’s actually a peach color. It’s labeled “Highlight” and that’s exactly what it does. On the bottom right is a white creme face paint. It is, however extremely thick, so I recommend mixing it with light foundation to make it easier to blend in to the skin and also so that you don’t waste as much. On the bottom left is actually a powder blush in a pinkish rose color. It’s super pigmented and very easy to blend in.

Here's a close up of the blush color

Here’s a close up of the blush color

2013-02-10_20-55-42_910Next up is a small jar of Liquid Latex. Now this product is going to be your new best friend. You can do sooooooooo many things with liquid latex. You can also USE many things with liquid latex. I’ve seen a guy create scars and bumps on his face by adding tissues into some liquid latex. You can use it as adhesive, to create small details, as well and smoothing out the edges on a silicone prosthetic. Oh but it does smell really bad so I feel sorry for the people who have to apply it all over their face.

Ben Nye Scar WaxThis is your second best friend, Nose and Scar Wax. Pair this up with the latex and you can go far my friends. You can create scars, give your nose a new shape, add texture into a fantasy make-up (i.e. alien, monster,¬†bestial). I can not wait until we use this in class. I’ll definitely go crazy and probably make myself look like Edward Scissorhand with all the scars I’ll have on my face.



This is just some translucent setting powder so that your creme foundation doesn’t slip and slide while your applying any of your other make-up. Translucent means it’s basically a powder that’s “clear”? I don’t know how to explain it other than it matches any skin tone. It comes in a cute salt shaker bottle.



These two go hand in hand together. First you have the small jar which is Spirit Gum. It’s used as the adhesive in make-up. You can use to stick wax,¬†prosthetics, and other materials onto your face. It’s very strong so be careful when applying this. Make sure you have an even layer. The bigger bottle is just special soap to make removing the Spirit Gum easier.



I am not sure what this is used for actually. It says “Snow White Hair Color” so I’m guessing if you are ever doing old age make-up, you can brush a small amount through your hair to add old grey hair.



You also get a small bottle of fake blood in kit! Awesome! I wasn’t expecting this but now if I ever need to do a zombie/vampire/monster make-up with blood, I am set! ūüôā

2013-02-10_20-58-45_608In the kit, you also get 3 pencils. One is a lip liner, the other are brow pencils. I actually consider the black to be an eye liner because almost no one has natural black eye brows. They are usually just a dark brown color. Black would be too harsh as a brow color so I’ll probably just be using it as a liner. The lip liner is a pretty pink rose. Very versatile as well, you could probably use it under a tone of colors. I’m pretty sure you could tone down red lipstick with the cool pink underneath. The brown brow pencil is pretty much just that, a brown brow pencil. The lip liner is creamy, but the other pencils have a slight drag on the skin and that’s one thing I don’t like.


That’s it for the kit. I did also get 2 small brushes but I some how forgot to take pictures of them so… yeah. I did also buy 3 other products other than the kit so let me show you right now!

2013-02-10_21-00-14_636This is the Ben Nye Contour shade in D-01. See!? Contour again! It’s not like I want all these contour shades, it’s just that my teacher said we need this one. It’s completely matte and has a very soft finish. It also blends like it’s nobodies business as well. That’s it for all the make-up now and whew! I am tired!

2013-02-10_20-59-20_814Last two things are just brushes. Nothing fancy just a soft large shadow brush and a large detail brush. That’s it.


Man this post is extremely long! For some reason I feel sorry. ūüė¶

Thank you so much for reading, if you even read all the way through. As soon as class starts, I’ll be posting about what we’ve been learning and if we do any cool make-ups, I’ll post pics on how we did it. Again thanks so much for reading!






Face Off Season 4 Episode 2

Good evening my lovely Bon-Bons!

Here is the second post on my favorite show ever, Face Off!

Alright instead of wasting your time, I’m just going to get right into it.

So this weeks challenge was to create an original DC Comics super hero. The winner of this challenge, would get their creation featured in a new up coming 52 series. I’m guessing The Green Lantern Comics, because the concept designers for the comic, were helping the competitors figure out an idea and helped them sketch it out. Really cool challenge and prize if you ask me but unfortunately I think a majority of people missed the mark with this challenge.

Here’s all the contestants with their make up this week. I’ll put the name of their super heroes next to them.

Alam: Dark Shard

Now Alam’s original design was to have a super hero made out of shards of glass. He would have giant glass shards¬†protruding¬†out of his back and elbows and his face prosthetic was very straight and chiseled, very¬†reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series. Her color scheme was to have different shades of sky blue to create the mirror illusion of glass. Well not everything came out as planned. Having used¬†¬†plexi-glass( I think) as the giant shards for the back, the piece was very¬†flimsy¬†and heavy so after applying it, it simply tore apart under it’s own weight. During Last Looks, Alam was forced to paint over the back piece. However when being judged, Glenn asked if the model could turn around and the judges saw that his back was poorly painted on, with actual skin spots showing. Not a very good week for her…

Alexandra:¬†H2O¬†Girl (I actually did not catch her name so if I’m wrong please comment the correct name!)

Alex’s idea was very familiar to a Star Wars Twi’ lek. You know the girls with two giant tentacle hair things that umm… well they just danced alot but yeah anyway, Alex’s idea looked very similar. Now her super hero was a female aquatic super hero with gills around her neck and two large tentacles that replaced her hair. Yes the design was similar, but the actual make-up that was done was impressive. The tentacles weren’t static and they moved freely, and the color scheme was blues, whites, light pinks, and greens. She should have spent more time making a chest piece or some other piece that would have distracted from the giant tentacles on the back of her head.

Wayne: SolarMan

Ok well what can I say about this make-up besides I think he just missed the pitch with this one. I have to say that his original concept was to create a cyborg super hero that seemed almost like a Titan with a giant physique with robotic details added into the prosthetic , but what he ended up with was very different. Now I think where he messed up was the color scheme he chose. He chose a very pale color and made it flat all around. There should have at least have been different metallic coloring to create dimension and having this super hero not ending up looking like if he was just a bulky blob. YOU NEED MORE DETAILS IN COLORING WAYNE!

Meagan: Freedom Fighter 

Quite a patriotic pieces with this one. Meagan’s design was creating a robot suit in the theme of the Twin Towers in New York City(More like ¬†a War Machine knock-off). The suit was to be made from the Ground Zero metal. Nice idea she just couldn’t get what she had on paper into the clay. Her face piece was a bad mixture of curves and straight chiseled lines. ¬†A safe artist would have chosen to stick with one or the other¬†she mixed the two and created a very uneven, over-sized mask. She had also created two arm pieces that were shaped like the twin towers, however like Ve said, they ended up looking like two giant remotes on the sides of his arms. ¬†Looks like she can’t rely on Anthony anymore.

House: Robot Girl

Now I actually thought that this one was far too much for this challenge but the end was result was pretty bad ass. House’s design was that the super hero was a robot japanese punk girl that fought crime in a tiny plaid skirt. His approach was on the Sci-Fy genre of comics but he did make it work. Her make-up was alot of wires and machinery running up from her back onto her skull. Lot’s of fake blood was added, however it wasn’t as gory due to the fact that instead of just leaving the blood like that, he mixed metallic colors in the blood and on the skin, giving the super hero a more robot sexy feel, than just gore.

Michael: Elijah: Bringer of Plagues

Unlike last week’s idea, Michael had a pretty cool design for this week’s challenge. He took inspiration from one of the oldest designs of the Grim Reaper, and made a super hero out of it. It actually looked more like a super¬†villain, but hey! Who cares right? He spent most of his time creating a mask for the hero instead of working on anything else. Once done, the mask looked like the upper half of a bird’s beak made out of weak material. The coloring didn’t really add much to it. He could have even added jewel¬†detailing¬†to the mask to add something but he chose not to. On the stage, his hero did look cool with the complete costume. He did look like a bringer of plagues, however like Glenn stated, he could have done so much more than focusing on a crummy mask.

Jenna: SilverSight

This week Jenna made a character that was half WonderWoman and half Hawkwoman. Being that it was so obvious that it wasn’t really an original idea, I figured she would at least add something that would make it truly hers, but she really didn’t. The make-up was Hawkwoman while the armor was all Wonderwoman. Fine I guess, but all in all it was pretty boring. It was something we’ve all seen already.

Eric Z.: Contagion

So at the beginning when everyone was sketching out their designs, I had very high hopes for this guy. His design was a chemist version of Dr. Freeze, created in the honor of his father. The design was really cool with a giant glass helmet with tubes trailing down his neck, onto his shoulders, and then down his back. His color scheme was of course neon greens and yellows, with rusty browns and blacks to add definition and ruin to his costume. The idea was so good I could only watch in horror as he changed it all around. Instead of the giant glass helmet, he made a very uneven welding mask. Two tubes came out of it and went down his back. The colors looked muddy and overall he ruined a great idea.

Anthony: The Infernal Core

Woot go Anthony! Sorry ladies but he’s my favorite for a good reason. His design was more on the elemental ¬†side of super heroes. He created a molten lava guy who fought against people who harmed the Earth. Now originally he had created a very large back piece and a chest piece that would mimic the look of rocks and he would color like the molten plates beneath us. However he did not use his timing wisely and on Application Day, he had to abandon his two main pieces because they would not come out of the mold, plus he would have still have had to clean them, trim then and then color them. On to Plan B then! Anthony created a costume with large shoulders and a fairly small waistline which in my opinion was genius! It made his shoulders look bigger without being too bulky. His make-up was great. Ve said he hit the mark with the lava coloring which most contestants can’t usually do.

Autumn: Mercury Ray

All of all of the contestants, Autumn was the only one whose model actually looked like a super hero. The underwear over the tights, the cape, and the crazy colors were all checked out. Her concept was a¬†phoenix super hero who i believe controlled fire. Now although it was the most super hero one, I think she went over board with the coloring. For the phoenix design she chose red, orange, and yellows. However that’s it! The colors were very flat with not a lot of dimension with anything. It looked like one red hot mess. Too bright for the eyes.

Kris: Orion X

I am going to be completely¬†serious¬†and honest right now. I cannot say much about this guy. To me, his super hero looked like a blue bloated SuperMan. That’s it. He’s doesn’t have a lot of screen time so I don’t know what else to say. Hey! SyFy! Add more screen time for him! It’s kinda sad how you don’t…

Katie: Re-Volt

Alright!! One of those people who really missed the mark with the design. Now I’e learned not to be too¬†judgmental because I know everyone has not had the same childhood. Growing up in a male dominant household, comics, cartoons, sci-fi, and horror was all around the house. So I’ve picked up a few things growing up, ¬†but I have learned that some people my age don’t even know who Wonderwoman is. So sometimes, it’s hard for them to create an image because¬†¬†of that. Katie’s look was very out of the place. I believe she tried taking inspiration from House, due to the fact they both had punk details added to their design. Her idea was to make an inventor who had created his own weapons harboring electricity and becoming a vigilante. Nah. Her mask looked like a styrofoam kiki mask. No joke. She had wires coming out of everywhere and had her model’s hair pointing straight up like he had been shocked. Not one of the best looks…

Eric F.: Dick Gritty

Last but not least! Eric F. Last week he was paired with Jenna and together they created an awesome make-up and he did just as good working alone. I’ve taken into account that he specializes in horror and gore and the way he added it to his make-up was very impressive. Taking a more Noire approach, he created a masked cowboy hero who had been attacked and left for dead. He overcame his injuries and created a way to contain all his guts and brains inside his body. That’s not even the cool part! When the model would breath, the¬†prosthetic¬†lungs would actually move under an¬†acrylic plate, giving off an awesome illusion that you could actually see his lungs. Impressive to say at the very least!


Now I looked over my last Face Off post and I noticed I didn’t really say who won the challenge and I am sorry for that. ¬†So I’e created a small section where you can get the info! Here goes!

(P.S. Anthony won the challenge last week. yay!)

Bottom 3 Looks




Top 3 Looks



Eric F.


This week’s winner is….


Even after going through a huge drawback in his original design, with some quick thinking, he managed to make the costume give him the shape he was looking for and with an awesome make-up application, he went home today a winner.

Who Left?

Sadly the person who was sent home was Michael. I agree with Glenn when he said he had no idea where he used up all his time. He could have done so much more instead of just a plain mask. I do hope he continues to practice hard and eventually make his way up. The guy has awesome designs, he just needs to put them in the actual make-up.

Well that’s the end of this week’s post. It took me a lot longer than expected but that’s ok. I’m sorry if I missed a couple of things. It’s 11 pm and I am tired. But you guys come first so I wanted to finish the post up by tonight.