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Hello, friends! Sophia here, also known as /u/iskindoffunny on reddit, or @fbstonefacekilla on Instagram. Luna recently reached out to me and asked me to do a guest post. While pondering what to do I figured I should do a lotus-inspired look given Luna’s blog name. Low hanging fruit? Maybe… But it did inspire me! Here’s the look!

Lotus Straight On

My general idea for this look was to create a blushed, blooming effect with a lotus’ color palette. Once I had the idea for the forehead lotus, it lead the vision for the rest of the look.

I outlined the lotus freehand with NYX’s White Liquid Liner and heavily shaded  around it with My Pretty Zombie‘s Drugs Like Me Blush in MDMA.  The center is filled with a dusting of My Pretty Zombie‘s Miasma over white, the medium inner petals are just MDMA, the small petals are Fyrinnae‘s Crimson Ghost, and the large petals are Fyrinnae‘s Rapunzel Had Extensions.
Lotus Profile I

I used Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 110 Porcelain for my base and carried MDMA down onto my cheeks, in the crease, as my nose shading, and on the chin. I wanted to be as radiant as possible so I heavily applied Hello Waffle‘s highlighter in Midna to my cheeks, chin, cupids bow, and nose and layered Femme Fatale’s limited edition highlighter in Diaphanous over it .
Lotus Profile II

In the inner corner I have Shiro’s Cake!, on the lid, Cake! blended into Femme Fatale’s Divinity, and  MDMA in the crease and blown out to the sides. On my bottom lash line is MPZ’s Miasma with a bit of Hello Waffle‘s Ocelot to add more depth. I did my brows very lightly with NYX’s Micro Brow Pencil and a sharp wing with NYX’s Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black.

A close up of the gradient lip.

Lip Close Up

I used Life’s Entropy’s Lip Theory in Derivative around the perimeter of the lips, layered and blended another Lip Theory in Quantum over it, with NYX’s Macaron Lippie in Citron in the center.

That’s the break down of this look! I hope you like it and if you’d like to see more, check out my Instagram or keep your eye out on r/IndieMakeupandMore for an occasional post! And thank you again to Luna for reaching out and letting me share my makeup enthusiasm with all of you.


Hello! My name is Jules, and I consider myself to be a Makeup Enthusiast. I am not a professional by any means, but makeup is definitely my hobby. I enjoy a blend of mainstream and indie makeup, and I love comparing and contrasting the two, especially to find color dupes.

Today I wanted to work with one of the Life’s Entropy Cosmos lipsticks,  a product that was highly coveted, and limited edition. I only snagged samples of most of the collection, but I’m happy that I did! Although there were some complaints about the product (sweating, for the most part)  I was really pleased. I find the formula to be comfortable to wear, and non-drying.

When swatching these, I wanted to see if I had any similar colors in my collection, and I thought that Blackbody would be a close color match for Cyber, a permanent shade in MAC’s lipstick line.

The following swatches were done over bare skin, under a daylight bulb, with flash.

Leftm MAC Cyber; Right, Life's Entropy Blackbody

Left, MAC Cyber; Right, Life’s Entropy Blackbody

Left, Life’s Entropy Blackbody; Right, MAC Cyber

From the swatches, it looks like Blackbody has more of a brighter red tone to it. Cyber can be worn in a light layer as shown here, or be layered to become a more deeper plum, where it would have less of a red tone, and lose its closeness to Blackbody. In terms of finish, Cyber is more of a matte/satin finish, while Blackbody has more shine to it. Cyber also has a drier texture than Blackbody, and to me, is less comfortable to wear. (However, I wear all products with a lip primer!)

I know the Cosmos lipstick line was supposed to be a line of dupes for some of the shades in the NARS Audacious line, so before you come running to me telling me the obvious dupe for Blackbody, I wanted to see what else might be close! (Also, cheaper!)

If you liked this post, you can find me over at The Brauhaus! Thanks for reading!



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