Lip swatch super model DepcheGurl recently released her own liquid to matte lipstick line, Cryptic Cosmetics.
The inaugural collection, Gore Couture, is a range of five colors from a grungy mauve neutral to a deep blackened cherry. Both long wear and soft as velvet, the line is 100% vegan and cruelty free, with a dreamy vanilla scent.
Of the collection, I’ve been wearing four of the five shades for the past few weeks.. The formula is incredibly comfortable, with an intense color payoff – one swipe was all it took for an even color and product distribution. I’m missing Batwalk, the darkest shade, but the cool toned mauve, Tortured Soul, is very quickly finding a place in my favorite go-to colors.
The line is mostly sold out currently, but restock alerts will be posted to the Cryptic Cosmetics Instagram as soon as they’re available.
The BloodMilk Exquisite Corpse Chapter I collection will be restocking wares today, Saturday, August 20 at 3pm EST. The restock will include the BloodMilk x Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrances, along with the three Book Worm Tote Bags by artists Aaron Horkey, Liza Corbett, and Bill Crisafi. The first run of the candles by Three Ravens Co. will not be included in this restock, however new scents will be available for Chapter II coming later this fall.
For product descriptions and scent notes, read our previous post on the collection. I’ve had an impossible time selecting which of the three scents is a favorite, and have been alternating them daily since receiving them.
Shop the collection at BloodMilkExquisiteCorpse.com and tag your purchases with #BloodMilkExquisiteCorpse and #BMEC on Instagram so that we can see your beautiful collections!
For years now I’ve been meaning to visit Oklahoma City’s Skulls Unlimited, one of the largest retailers or real and replica bones in the world. After all, I had been talking to those guys on the phone on and off the whole 18 years I worked at The Bone Room. Recently they opened their own museum, The Museum of Osteology, America’s very first skeleton museum. So, since I was in Oklahoma City, I took the time to stop by and see the place in person- and it was AMAZING. It’s not huge, but they have crammed so much into the space that I feel like I could go over and over and keep seeing new things.
I’ve been working around skulls and skeletons most of my life, and there were plenty of species here I had never had the chance to see a full skeleton from. There were lots of unusual species and pathological displays, and the skeletons were beautifully prepared, perfectly assembled, and artfully posed- and I’m REALLY picky about those things.
A couple of links to stuff in the video:
Foxtail and Fern Dress
Burial Ground has released their long anticipated new collection, The Medium and the Message: Magical Transformations.
From designers Bill Crisafi and Jamie Mooers:
The Medium and the Message is an extension of our first collection, Way of the Mystic. These six new pieces are the physical manifestation of our imaginative efforts in communicating the harmonization of earth with stone. We see these two forces as a metaphor for the seen and unseen. Stones are small hidden beams of spectral light lying beneath the dirt, waiting to be found and harvested from the earth that envelopes them. The substance of the land fosters these portals until they are unbound into the light of day. Our new collection explores multiple ways in which metal can work with stone, primarily with raw quartz crystal. Once more, we have tied in our cherished ritual of gathering twigs from spaces sacred to us, using them to cast these expressions of the mind. Each piece aims to mirror a secluded woodland seer that trusts in the echoes of the rocks and their vibrations to tell her the past, present, and future of those that seek her guidance.
We will also be releasing a pin pre-sale of two new cloisonne pins. Both 2″ in size with black enamel and bright silver metal. The figure with the forest in her center is called Lunar Visions and the three women flying is called Forest sisters.
The Medium and the Message: Magical Transformation is available now to order via BurialGround.org.
Beautiful graphite illustrations by Los Angeles artist Lizz Lopez. Prints and even originals are available in her shop.
Gear Boot, $399
Fluevog outdoes themselves yet again. I can’t even with these boots.
Cubist Cupcake Boot, $339
New from Darla Teagarden: “Lamentation for Mrs. Fly”, featuring Mr. Goff GURU of Grief
New video post! Today I uploaded a simple Get Ready With Me with a little bit of a winged eyeliner tutorial. I messed up my eyeliner a thousand times while filming this, but showed the quickest fix possible in the video otherwise this would have been at least an hour long. This has been my go-to look the past few weeks, and it can be made more dramatic by thickening up the wing (like I did here!) or paired with a super bold lip.
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For this look I used:
Nivea Post Shave Balm
Kat Von D Lock It Eye Primer
Urban Decay Color Correcting Fluid in Pink
KVD Lock It Foundation in Light 45
Saucebox Etude Palette
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Too Face Born This Way Concealer
Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder
Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
OCC Lip Tar + Pencil in Lydia
Brushes by Furless, Morphe, and Kat Von D Beauty