Holy PSL, Batman! How is it October already?

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October 1st (today) is the official launch of Espionage Cosmetics’ newest makeup collection inspired and approved by Clive Barker, called the Cenobite Collection. The collection was the brain child of the awesome Red Van Ghoul and features 3 of their everything shadows as well as 1 glitter.

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The collection includes:

  • Pain and Pleasure: A golden orange with shimmer. It perfectly matches Julia’s shirt and eyeshadow in the first Hellraiser, if you were curious.
  • Schism:  A dark navy with blue shimmer. This color is AMAZEBALLS and is my favorite out of the collection.
  • The Engineer: An interesting white duo-chrome with a purpley-blue shift. Try it over a NYX’s Black Bean and you’ll think that its powdered magic… because it is.
  • Leviathan: A true, blood-red glitter with just a hint of magenta.

If you would like to see swatches of the collection, click on the links above.

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This is the second Clive Barker approved product from EC. The first was their Clive Barker Nailed It Nail Wraps that launched during the Round 2 designs last year. They are pretty sweet and even have a secret glow-in-the-dark message on a couple of the wraps… but you’ll have to find out what they say when you rock them. 🙂

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^I figured it would be a good idea to show you that you can rock some awesome beauty looks with this collection… but now, let’s get to the fun part!!!

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I really wanted to channel Julia from Hellraiser with this collection, so I did. First off, I went to Goodwill to try to find a shirt that would A) match hers and B) match the Pain and Pleasure Everything Shadow. I ended up bringing home a few matches but this shirt won. I decided to watch Hellraiser a few times so that I could take notes about her makeup. I could have just searched for images but that meant that I couldn’t watch the cheesy goodness that was 80s horror.

Speaking of the 80s, why is it that eyeshadows were placed up to the brows? Gotta love fashion trends, I guess. Throughout most of the movie Julia has this light yellow to orange wash over her eyelids and has a black/dark brown along the tightline and waterline. Pain & Pleasure is a dead match for the orange shade. Woo hoo!!! Also, Julia’s face has more pronounced cheekbones so you better believe I contoured the crap outta my face.

I actually live streamed my makeup process via Periscope last week. It was fun and if you are into that sort of thing, go add me as a friend. My handle is @ohjaechaos.

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Face Deets: MUFE Ultra HD stick in Y225, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics cream color concentrates in John Doe and cream foundation in Y0, Kat Von D Shade and Light contour Palette and a little bit of the bronzer from the UD Flushed palette. Brows are NYX Brow Pomade in Taupe and Blonde. She also has a ‘butt chin’ so I used Urban Decay’s Demolition pencil to add the dent and shape it accordingly. Blush wise I used some of the new Tarte blushes from their Ulta Holiday set.

Eye Deets: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Kat Von D’s Legend from the new Mi Vida Loca Remix palette, Espionage Cosmetics’ Cenobite Collection: The Engineer for the inner corner, Pain & Pleasure for the orange bits and a TINY bit of Schism to darken and contour the outer eye, Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencil in Demolition for the tightline/waterline, and I finally used my Too Faced Better than Sex mascara (WHY HAVEN’T I BEEN USING THIS BEFORE!?!?!! IT’S AWESOME!)

Lip Deets: Kat Von D’s Countess Lipstick with just a touch of Pain & Pleasure to add a highlight to the middle of the lips.

SFX: If you are looking for a magical, yet realistic, fake blood here’s my winning combination: water-soluble fake blood + chocolate syrup + GLITTER. Obviously I used the new Leviathan Glitter and it turned out great. It was such a mess to apply w/o getting it all over my house but luckily it cleans up fairly easily with soap and water.

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There ya have it, folks… evil Julia from Hellraiser. Hopefully I did her justice. Get ready for more awesomeness happening this month – including cosplay builds and more SFX looks. There might even be a few youtube tutorials as well.

1 Comment

  1. Learnincurve Reply

    Hey Jae, I was led here yesterday from insta via tumbler because I’m trying to teach myself makeup and have been reading through your entire blog and would just like to say how inspirational you are.

    The reason I am learning to do make up now after 36 years on this glorious planet is because I never learned as a teenager. I never learned back then because I was sick and no one knew why. I had several diagnosis, ME at first and then “post viral syndrome”.

    One of my symptoms was really odd bumps on my arms which would turn into sores and I got put on experimental steroid cream which was too strong and burnt all my skin off and caused fertility problems later in life, not awesome when you are 14 and having burn treatment every day.

    Fast forward 8 years and advances in auto immune research found that that I was getting ill all the time because my immune system kept re-setting but they couldn’t work out why, they gave me all my childhood inoculations and various flu jabs again and I stopped getting so sick. In fact I was so not sick I was able to have fertility treatment and two children 😀

    5 years ago, I got glandular fever and BAM back to square one, but not, because my mother went “oh you had that when you were 14 don’t you remember” “….” Told my doctor and it turns out that every single thing can be traced back to long term side effects of glandular fever, in fact I had probably still had it all that time. They pumped me full of drugs and gave me all my jabs once again and although I do have low energy days, and I do get every single sniffle and cough my children bring home, touch wood, I have never been that sick again.

    Have hope, if anyone had told me I would be near enough normal 15 years ago I would have thought they were daft, but modern medicine has made such huge leaps forward in that time that it means I can be writing to you now surrounded by a pile of clones, a mirror and a brush set.

    Much love to you and your family, stay strong. Helen.

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