PSA: Hot Cars

¬† It’s that time of year again and, unfortunately, I feel the need to remind you all about Summer safety for you and your loved ones.¬† I don’t care whether you’re at a concert or the grocery store: do not leave your darkling in the car! ¬†I implore you: because they are covered in black velvet and silk, unlike you or I, they are extremely prone to heat stroke. ¬†Some people say you can leave the car windows rolled down an inch to keep them cool, but that does not prevent sunburn!¬† Goths are delicate creatures and will sizzle, smoke, and blister if left in the car for too long.¬† Additionally, bringing along a compact with white press powder will keep their skin hidden from Normals and daylight in the event of melting makeup.¬† Always remember: bring extra sunscreen and your buddy’s favorite collection of romantic poems when spending time at the park together. ¬†Stay safe, and have a lovely Summer.

Crazy Contouring Dupes

Just because it’s a pencil doesn’t mean you can’t contour with it! ¬†Here are some products you probably already own that can be re-used to contour:

  1. Eyeshadow: use a cool-toned brown three shades darker than your skin tone for a more natural look.  Or, use grey on whiteface makeup or any cool colour you want for a wackier look.  Apply as you would normally and blend.
  2. Brow Pencil:  lightly draw lines around your forehead and nose, under your cheekbones, jaw, and bottom lip.  Go over the lines a few times in places where you want to create a more dramatic shadow(such as under the cheeks).  The brow pencil should be darker than your skin. Blend with a slightly damp sponge or fingers.
  3. Lipstick: contouring with lipstick works really well on darker skin, watch lipstick contouring in action here.