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The kids and I got to go to Autism Society of Oregon’s 13th Annual Autism Walk at Oak’s Park on Sunday! Here are some pictures from my camera. Sascha and Fumiko also took pictures with another camera. I haven’t even uploaded those yet. lol They took a lot! I wore Aromaleigh Cosmetics Neurodivergent eyeshadow. It was very fitting! It’s one of their autism awareness shadows and it’s gorgeous. Also I have to gush about Lunatick Cosmetic Labs primer. My friend Kat sent me a sample because it’s what she uses. I have oily lids and it’s hard to find a primer that works for me. Well I applied my makeup around 7am on Sunday. The photos I took of my makeup were at the end of the day. There was no creasing or missing eye makeup. It looked just like it did when I first applied it. It’s magic people. MAGIC. It’s kind of amazing. After the walk we got to ride the rides at Oak’s Park. The favorite was the tilt o whirl and the spider and another one I can’t remember the name of. They were all of course spinning rides. xd It was awesome and the kids had so much fun. I fell apart when we got home. I ended up getting sunburned on my chest, shoulders and scalp. yep!

Face
Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation in 10 Porcelain Ivory
Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream Silky Green

Cheeks
My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush MDMA

Brows
Sugarpill Cosmetics Tako
Sugarpill Cosmetics Smitten
Sugarpill Cosmetics 2am

Eyes
Lunatick Cosmetic Labs eye primer
Darling Girl Glitter Glue
Dark Heart Designs Cosmetics Dark Magic Eyelixer
Aromaleigh Cosmetics Neurodivergent – all over the lid
Glamour Doll Eyes Manequinn – crease
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Legion – liner

Lips
Notoriously Morbid Coffin Kisser

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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

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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.

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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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