Espionage Cosmetics

WIN The New Espionage Cosmetics “Curses” Collection!

Espionage Curses Espionage Cosmetics is releasing a new collection today–a set of glitters named after your favorite fictional curse words. The set includes “Gorram,” “Frak,” “Zark,” and “Frell,” and these glitters are GORGEOUS. And because they love you, they want to give one of you a set for free! Just enter below for your chance to win! A new product launch isn’t all Espionage has up its sleeve: Tomorrow (May 1st) is their 3 year anniversary and they’re going to celebrate by having a sale and featuring five new mask nail wraps in a variety of colors! The winner of our contest will ALSO receive the mask nail wraps! So, enter below and then pop on over to EspionageCosmetics.com to check out their goods, and stop by their Facebook page and congratulate them on the new launch and 3 years of making nerdy makeup!

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Espionage and Fantasium Cupcakes

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A couple weeks ago, I was asked to bring my Mountain Dew cupcakes to the first ever Ladies Night at Fantasium Comics. This Ladies Night was extra special, because it was also the launch of the Espionage Cosmetics nail wraps! I was honored to be requested for the event, and I decided to make the cupcakes extra special by putting the store logos on top with my Canon PIXMA ip7220 edible ink printer. I love using these edible images because I don’t have to be an artist to make the cupcakes look good! (Plus, it looks impressive and is great for keeping a cohesive brand identity. Can you tell I do marketing?)

Want to make your own branded cupcakes? Start with my Mountain Dew Cupcake recipe, but don’t add any food coloring to the frosting. Then, follow the instructions in this video of Trophy Cupcake Founder Jennifer Shea to find out how to decorate the tops! I chose a mix of green, light green, white, and silver sprinkles to complement the logos and the Mountain Dew flavor.

I’m looking forward to finding more ways to use my edible cupcake printer. If you have ideas of cool cupcakes I should make, let me know below!

Nailed It! Nerd Nail Art by Espionage Cosmetics

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Our favorite geeky makeup company is at it again, and this time they’re prettying up our nails. Espionage Cosmetics has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for some “nerdy nail wraps” and I seriously want them all. The wraps include great designs inspired by space, the Ninja Turtles, Cthulhu, zombies, and more. As they hit stretch goals, they’ll release more designs. The campaign itself is essentially a pre-order, so grab your nail wraps now! Pledge $100 or more, and you may get some fun freebies (like glitter eyeliner stickers) if they hit more of their stretch goals.

Really want to treat yourself? For $5,000, you can “Get Espionaged” where they will treat you like rockstars and create an amazing photo shoot starring you, similar to the Pin-Up Wonder Woman one they did with me. Seriously, it’s worth it.

I got to see some nail wrap prototypes in person at VidCon, and they look amazing. I’m most excited for the Ninja Turtle-inspired ones, but will most likely end up buying one of each design they offer.

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Go pledge now, then let me know in the comments what designs you’re planning on getting!

Geeky Hostess Makeup Collection

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Today I have something pretty ridiculously awesome to announce. I’ve teamed up with Espionage Cosmetics to curate a Geeky Hostess collection of makeup, available exclusively in the Geeky Hostess store.

I curated the collection to be as versatile as possible. You can stick it in your suitcase or your purse and be set with all of your colors for the day! The colors include:

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Not Today: A pure, matte red (I use it for blush and mix it with lip gloss for a great lip color, you can also see it on my nails in the pics)
Mrs. Reynolds: A soft, sheer, sparkly pink (This is my go-to base eye color, and mixes well with the red for cheeks/lips)
White Chocolate Mocha: A white frost with a hint of copper shimmer (A great mixer to tone down the red/pink, and a fun highlighter for the face/eyes)
Josephine Baker: Dark shades of cocoa mixed with iridescent green (This makes a GREAT smokey eye and can also be used wet as a liner)

To launch it properly, I’m doing a giveaway! Enter below! And then go check out the cosmetic collection or see all of the photos from my Wonder Woman/Pin-Up inspired shoot on Facebook!

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Espionage Cosmetics Announces Lip Gloss Line

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I have a weakness. And that weakness is lip gloss. I have a giant cookie jar overflowing with different glosses and lip things, and yet I still buy more. So naturally, I squealed a bit when I heard that Espionage was releasing a lip gloss line. They’ll be releasing 3 sets of this line over the next year, and I’m already thrilled with the ones they came out with. (Plus, their promo photos are SO cool!)

These first two glosses are vegan, gluten free, and contain coconut oil and vitamin e oil. Although they seem so good for you, they’re all based on fictional characters with a “Kiss of Death” and their names represent that:

Venom is coral with a gold shimmer, tastes like peaches, AND it’s blacklight reactive! So cool.

Fatality is a clear gloss with gold shimmer, tastes like buttercream frosting (my favorite) and is specially formulated so you can blend it with any of your Espionage Cosmetics colors to make a unique gloss.

You can find these glosses at Espionage Cosmetics’ Online Store or at any convention the lovely ladies may be attending. OR you can win the set right now! Just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter below. I’ll pick a winner on  May 22nd!

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Geek Beauty: Glitter Masks

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In honor of their newest collection and the amazing superhero they came up with to go along with it, Espionage Cosmetics spent Emerald City Comicon putting glitter masks on people. When I first saw them, I thought they were rhinestones placed on a face, but they’re actually done with eyelash glue and loose glitter! Here’s how to make a glitter mask of your own:

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Use black eyelash glue to dab small dots on your face in the shape of a mask. Let dry slightly so it won’t run/smudge.

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Take loose glitter (we used ones from Espionage Cosmetics’ Comic Book collection) and tap it lightly over the glue dots, making sure you cover them all. Then take scotch tape and lightly remove the excess from your skin by going between the dots. If you want a look similar to Kristina and Liz up top, you can stop here! If you’re looking for more of a two-toned look, continue on.

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Using clear eyelash glue, apply dots in the middle of your mask or where you would like the second color to appear.

IMG_4814 smallLike the first time, pat the second color on lightly over the slightly-dried glue dots, and try to avoid getting the glitter onto the first color. Remove the excess with scotch tape.

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You’re ready to fight crime and look fabulous!

Check out Espionage’s full line of makeup at EspionageCosmetics.com.

Giveaway: Espionage Cosmetics ECCC Collection

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My favorite geeky cosmetics company is making history today: They’re the first makeup company in geeky history to be asked to launch a con exclusive. Presenting: The “EC Collectors Edition!”

The colors are perfect for the Emerald City and any woman who wants to look a bit more like a superhero. And with names like “Variant” and “Origin Story,” they’re just too fun not to use. Check out the descriptions, in order from top to bottom, below:

First Appearance

It’s like falling in love… except more badass. That moment you flip through the pages and meet a new character for the first time. One that sparkles and shines but still makes you green with envy of their awesomeness. This mixture of gold and kryptonite, your first appearance on the scene definitely won’t be your last.

Variant

From the depths of darkness rises a new shade of awesome — Variant. For those smoky dark-eyed nights when a regular black just won’t do, this dark charcoal throws in flashes of copper sparkle to show off a special edition look of seduction.

Crossover 

The only thing better than being the hero of your own universe is the almighty crossover. This cosmetic-grade glitterbomb of awesome green, silver, and copper is certain to name you the reigning hero wherever you go.

Origin Story

If we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it. But in some cases, that’s okay — especially when it shines. With shimmering yellow and sparkling gold, Origin Story doesn’t just tell the world where you came from, it paves the road for awesomeness ahead.

You can pick up your collection at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle from March 1-3. Can’t make it to the con? Win a set below!

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GeekFest This Weekend

This weekend in Seattle, some of your favorite geeky companies and performers will be joining together to support a great cause and create a fun festival/performance/bazaar. Make your way up to GeekFest in Shoreline this Saturday from 8am-6pm and Sunday 8am-5pm to see it all go down.

Attending? Make sure you check out Monkey Minion Press and Espionage Cosmetics in the vendor area, and performers Kirby Krackle and Nerdprov on stage.

Find more info at sbcharities.org.

Contest: Espionage Cosmetics’ New Collection

I’ve told you all about Espionage Cosmetics before, and I’m thrilled to premiere another new collection of theirs. They’ve taken one of my fave shows (that’s full of sexy and powerful women) and used it as inspiration for their newest collection: “A Collection of Ice and Fire.”

Whether you prefer dragons or political espionage, this palette will get you looking gorgeous and ready for the throne. The colors and their descriptions are as follows:

Sun & Stars (gold/Yellow color)

Sometimes in the battles of war, we lose the ones we love, but the beauty of that love shines on forever. Sun & Stars radiates a golden glow of fading love with a hint of red shimmer like the heartbeat of devotion that never ends.

Not Today (matte red)

May the gods of death be damned because beauty this true doesn’t die. One true red- no shimmer, no shine, just pure color. For the lips, for the cheeks, for the heart of beauty. Forever.

Knight’s Watch (blue shimmer)

It’s that moment between sunset and nightfall that takes your breath away in a combination of shimmering gold and cerulean blue. Whether you’re a badass warlord or a defender of good against evil, Knight’s Watch is more than just a war paint. It’s a vow to be awesome… til death.

Iron Price (charcoal grey)

Smokey eyes don’t ask for attention, they command it. With Iron Price as a driving force, your eyes are sure to storm any castle like rolling clouds that spark diamond flashes of lightning. Beauty is the new world power.

It’s available for $27.99 for the full collection or $7.50 per color at EspionageCosmetics.com (and they’re offering FREE shipping for this collection!). Want to win a set? Enter using the Rafflecopter below! The contest is open to readers from US and Canada.

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You can now get the rest of Espionage Cosmetics’ collections from Think Geek! I recommend checking out the “Eye Spy” collection, which includes my favorite color: “Josephine Baker.”

Tara’s at GeekGirlCon!

GeekGirlCon is this weekend, and I can’t wait! I’m looking forward to finding new goodies at the exhibitor hall, sitting in on some lectures, and catching up with old friends.

Going to GeekGirlCon? Here are some things you can’t miss:

The Masquerade. I’ll be co-hosting the Masquerade Saturday at 5pm. If you’ve never been to one, make sure you go: you’ll see some amazing cosplay and get to vote for your favorite!

Espionage Cosmetics. Espionage will be releasing their new line in the exhibitor hall and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

GeekGirlConcert: The Doubleclicks and Vixy and Tony are going to be doing a concert at 8:30 on Saturday. If you haven’t seen these groups live, you need to!

Check out the full schedules and more at www.geekgirlcon.com.

Will you be attending? What are you looking forward to?