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Hiii, I’m back with another guest post :d Today’s post is a really simple, minimal-effort type of look with some of my favorite indies.


I decided to try just doing a one eyeshadow look with a simple wing, because I rarely ever do that although I have a ton of gorgeous eyeshadow colors that would totally work well as standalone shades. I thought it’d be fun to try out something that’s quite new for me!


I used my Darling Girl Superstar Serum with Fyrinnae‘s Mephisto to create my winged liner. This color is like MAGIC. It’s described as being a deep royal blue with a red sheen, and it comes off as purple in the jar. When I mixed it with the serum, it looked like a gorgeous metallic red but upon applying it, the blue tones definitely shone through. It’s so pretty!

After liner, I patted on some Glitter Glue and then just used Dreamworld Hermetica‘s Little Witch all over my lid and just a little over over my liner too so it’d look more cohesive.


On my cheeks is some of Dreamworld Hermetica‘s Winnie blush and I have Hello Waffle‘s awesome A Tail of Two Kitties lipstick!


And that’s it for this look! It was fun to try out a one shadow look and I think it turned out pretty nicely. I definitely should get into that habit more. Thanks for reading this post and thank you Luna for letting me guest post once again! It’s always a pleasure (: You can find me blogging more about makeup and stuff on Miekeup! 


Hi guys! I’m Emma, a new baby blogger that is slightly obsessed with indie makeup. I post semi-frequently and regularly over at In Pursuit of the Perfect Petticoat. I was super excited to be invited to guest post over here about indie cosmetics.

Since it’s January I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Color of the Year- Marsala. As pretty as the Sephora/Pantone collection is, I find that I always like the indie version better. I’ve put together a quick round-up of some of my favorite marsala-esque shades and products from indie companies. Some of the products lean more red or orange, this was intentional in order to help produce a list most people can find at least one thing that would suit their coloring. Personally, I cannot wear orange-based marsala but the red/burgundy shades look delightful on me!

First up is eyeshadow. I’m slightly apprehensive of anything remotely red near my eyes, but it looks like Pantone wants to break me of that this year






Left to right, top to bottom: Brazen Cosmetics “Free Spirit”, Detrivore “Apocalyptic”, Glamor Doll Eyes “Chilvarist”, Beauty for the Win “Starbucks Lovers”, Kiss my Sass “Sunburn”, Dreamworld Hermantica “Risky”, Femme Fatale “Blood Moon”, Shiro Cosmetics “Goron Ruby”, Shiro Cosmetics “What’s This Lever Do?”, Beauty for the Win “Amsterdam”, Shiro Cosmetics “Queensguard”, Shiro Cosmetics “Ziggy”

My favorites are definitely Starbucks Lovers and Blood Moon of the shadows, now if only I can get the courage up to wear them….

Next up is blush, a much more wearable approach to the marsala trend.



Top to bottom, left to right: Parlo Cosmetics “Call Me Baby”, Beauty for the Win “Anne”, Silk Naturals “Galaxy”, Notoriously Morbid “Numerology”, Aromaleigh “Gaussa”, Baroque Cosmetics “I’d Hate Toulouse You”.

My favorite from this line up is definitely the Baroque shade- though I think the Aromaleigh shade provides an interesting shade.




This part is my favorite: lip products. I got into lipstick long before I learned the basics of eyeshadow beyond “skin tone on the lid for some shimmer” and marsala is just so wearable and approachable this way, even for those who normally shy away from red. I personally run towards red with my arms outstretched, so that last part was just a guess.

MarsalaLipsClockwise from the left: Silk Naturals “Script”, Performance Colors “Coco Loco”, Fyrinnae “Naughty or Nice”, Fierce Magenta “Brick”, Parlo Cosmetics “Token”, Limnit Lipsticks “Ms. President”.

From this set you can’t possibly expect me to pick favorites. My answer is “all of them”. Those Fierce Magenta and Silk Naturals shades will be mine, ASAP.

I’m sure I missed piles of beautiful marsala shades, so leave me a name or link in the comments so I can add more things to my ever growing wishlist! Check out my blog next week for a review and swatch post of my vaguely marsala-esque shades in my personal collection, indie and non-indie alike.


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