Sunday, April 29, 2012

Marcela's Stage Make Up

Hi Sweets,

Here's a closer look at the make up that I've created for Marcela (Stream of Passion) for the Z7 show in Pratteln, Switzerland.

She has a lovely face and I have been thinking about doing her make up for some time.

She agreed to be my model and gave me carte blanche. Since she's got red hair, I wanted to play with red and black colors.

A lot of girls are afraid to use red eyeshadow. Here you can see a (stage, party) look where it is subtly integrated without looking like you haven't slept for ages or cried your eye balls out.

I myself love to use red eyeshadows and Marcela wasn't afraid of it either. She trusted me and was very pleased with the end result and so was I. After the show it was all still in place. Paint pots are my trusted friends since many years. They just don't budge or smudge.

If you are curious to find out which products I've used, take a look after the the pictures.

  • Vichy Dermablend foundation 15/25 (Marcela's)
  • L'Oreal concealer (Marcela's)
  • MAC Springsheen blush
  • Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter

  • MAC Blackground paintpot
  • MAC Mystery eyeshadow
  • Stila black eyeshadow
  • MAC Vanilla pigment
  • Marcela's eyelashes from Eyelure (not 100% sure)
  • Stila brown eyeshadow for the brows
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Perversion
  • MAC Blacktrack fluidline

  • MAC Dubonnet as a stain
  • MAC Hush Hush tendertone lip balm

Hope you like the look!


Sunday, April 22, 2012


Hello Sweets,

Epica is currently touring through Europe and today we are in beautiful Porto, in Portugal.

Isaac and me went in to town to buy some postcards and enjoy the scenery. We had a drink at one of the little restaurants along the Douro and met Marcela who was also exploring the city.

Our dinner happened to be at the same restaurant later today. How I enjoy being in this beautiful city.

It is definitely one of the perks of being in a touring band. I love to travel and see the world through my own (and Ray Ban) eyes. Now it is time for me to get ready for the show. See you onstage!

Enjoy the pictures.
You can see the Hard Club in the background.
Marcela is tiny and very sweet.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Winners Epic Contest EU

Hello Sweets,

First of all a big thank you for all your amazing pictures! You are all really talented and I am happy that you wanted to share that with me.

Since I picked 5 winners, I had to ask Arie and Mark to help me out. We finally narrowed it down to three lovely ladies. You've all put a lot of effort in recreating the look.

Here are the winners:

Anais Fernandez from France

Oriana Cauli from Italy

Hanna Kraft from Germany

Congratulations girls! You will all three be invited to the shows or your choice; Paris, Milano and Munich. You are also welcome to bring a friend as well.

I'm looking forward to meet you and hand you your MAC goodie!

Well done!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Epic Contest (European Version)

Hello Sweets,

Some time ago, I told you about a make up contest for the girls. It's finally happening and Nuclear Blast USA is helping me with realizing it.

We want to do two contests; first a European one and then a North American/Latin American contest. The USA/Latin American version will be online around summer.

Here's what you have to do to win;
  • There are three promo pictures with each a different make up look.
  • Your task is to recreate the make up of one of these looks or more, and send a picture to
  • Your second task will be to have one of the tour flyers as a main photo on your Facebook account for the entirety of the contest, which will end on the 13th of April.

We thought it would be nice to have three winners per contest, one per picture. All the winners will be chosen by me.

The prize; A free ticket to your concert of choice, from the upcoming European tour, a meet and greet with me and one MAC make up item from the looks that I've created (lipstick, eyeshadow, pigment).

You don't have to use the same products that I've used, but similar colors.

Have fun being creative! I'm looking forward to seeing your faces!

Look I
  • MAC 'Black Knight' Lipstick (limited edition)
  • MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
  • Sephora Eyelashes in 'Mink'
  • Kryolan 'Glamour Sparks' White Glitter

Look II
  • MAC 'Silver' Pigment
  • MAC 'Taupe' Lipstick
  • MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
  • MAC 'Harmony' Blush
  • Sephora Eyelashes in 'Mink'

Look III
  • MAC 'Silver' Pigment
  • MAC 'Hepcat' Eyeshadow
  • MAC 'Parfait Armour' Eyeshadow
  • MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
  • MAC 'Harmony' Blush
  • Sephora Eyelashes in 'Mink'
  • Shiseido BE 333 Lipstick

All pictures by: HEILEMANIA
Make Up by: Simone Simons