Jenny La Fleur
fire friends & fire make-up - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
fire friends & fire make-up
Now don't faint - I actually worked on my Fire costume last night! I put in the zipper (only took two tries *sigh*) and sewed up the side seams and shoulders. Tried it on (forgot to take pics oops!) and success! Fits well, looks good - it's all starting to come together. While I had it on I had B mark the hem on the front panel then sewed that up. Wow part of the hem done already - yay!

So left to do:
sew on sleeves
sew on hook & eye above zipper
tie off threads
re-enforce at skirt split
trim hem of doom
hem train of doom
attach necklace
let B do the beading
cut, sew & finish chiffon under sleeves
same for under skirt
figure out what I’m doing for shoes!!

I'll be working on the under sleeves and underskirt on Friday. The darling dancinseamstres is going to let me use her serger - yay no rolled hems! That should save me about a week of work. I love you Brooke! The Fire costume is turning out to be the "it takes a village" project. More proof that costumers (and sisters) are the best people.

Oh and I found some really cool make-up for the Fire yesterday too. I came across Urban Decay while browsing in Ulta. I was in there innocently enough, looking for a OPI nail color, when the Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gel caught my eye. B and I had been talking about how fun some dramatic eye make-up would be with the Fire mask.

I really wanted to get the whole look the chick at the counter showed me but just got the eye gel for now. If I get it all I will end up spending more money on make-up (that I will probally only wear one night) than on almost all the fabric for the costume. That is hard to justify! Maybe I've been a Mary Kay consultant for too long - I'm not used to paying retail for quality make-up anymore! :> However MK doesn't carry Heavy Metal Glitter Eye Gels, Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners, 24/7 Eye Pencils and heavily pigmented Eye Colors. Moo.


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yummyone From: yummyone Date: June 11th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay for progress!
Also, I'm going to make a plug for Pure Luxe mineral make-up. They have what they call Heavy Metalz eye shadow (bottom of the page under Specialty Eye Colours. I ordered a sample of the bullion for my fantasy costume and was highly impressed. And the best part is you can get a sample for $2, which is more then enough for one application. :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 11th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Umm... the site keeps crashing on me. As a general rule I'm not a big fan of "mineral" make-ups but I like the sample thing. Thanks!
From: misslemmon Date: June 11th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC) (link)
I use Urban Decay, their foundation is very nice. I use the glitter liner too, gold and blue, I wear it all the time. Tony and Tina's black glitter pencil is very nice, goes on smooth. Don't now if you have a TJMax near you, but Urban Decay passes on to them the over stock make up sets, sometimes you can get a very good deal.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 12th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC) (link)
Umm... there is a TJ Max up in Garrisonville. I have some returns from the Mother-Daughter Tea that need to go back actually. I'll have a look around next time I'm up there to see what I can find - thanks for the tip!
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: June 12th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC) (link)
Sparkly eye makeup sounds fun!
You might try a trip to the drug or beauty supply store - they often have really inexpensive makeup with all the glitter your little heart could desire. :) In fact, one of my favorite glosses, with the most gloss & staying power, came from "NYC" and only cost $2.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: June 12th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (link)
I have some of those type of glitter products, but never have had good luck with it staying on me all evening, even with eye primer. The UD seems to have some staying power - yay! No more glitter under the eyes instead of on the lids. :>
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