I have really been on a bit of a BB cream kick lately. I haven’t been wearing too much makeup but I do appreciate something on my skin as a bit of a base some mascara and a highlighter and bronzer. Oh and of course my brows filled in, lets be honest I’m not leaving the house without those done! (more…)
Back with a wearable makeup look tutorial for an easy brown smoky eye with a pop of colour using some products that were sent to me from Fashion Addict and some others I already had. Before I post the video I thought I’d list what I used. As usual you don’t need to have all of these products to create the look but its good to be able to compare shades. The look is fairly budget friendly too which is always a bonus in my opinion! (more…)
I don’t know why but I actually really despise the word haul but for lack of a better word there it is. I didn’t go as crazy bananas shopping at IMATS 2012 as I was expecting, I had saved up a lot more cash but I was surprisingly reserved with my spending. That being said there are a lot of things I wish I had of bought and a few things I wish I bought more of. First up I wish I had the patience to line up at Inglot but the crowds were insane and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to buy because I’ve hear so many great things about the brand I didn’t know where to start! But onto my purchases.
Blync Lashes had a special on Red Cherry Lashes 6 for $20 I just couldn’t pass up and the three LA Splash Glitter Liners were love at first site and only $7.95 each! (Top to bottom: Eclipse, Golden Sea and Pink Sparkles) (more…)
The following pictorial is something I have actually been meaning to do for a while but it always seemed to slip my mind. But after being gifted the Adderton Maya Liner and Russian Lipstick at Beauty Bloggers Utopia I though they might be the perfect products to use for this look!
As you can see I am using a red liner and lipstick combination but this is the same method I use for any lipstick, unless of course its a formula like the Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge where you apply the liquid lip, wait to dry then apply the gloss.
Prestige launched the new High Impact Total Intensity Shadows Australia wide today (27th Sept 2012).
As the name suggests these shadows are certainly pigmented but also buttery soft and have been a dream to blend! They can be used dry or wet for a more intense colour payoff, so far I’ve only used them dry as the colour payoff for me has been amazing as is.
Oh and did I mention they are duo chromes?!? So the Total Intensity Shadows give off this gorgeous multi-colour almost wet looking glow. There are no matte in this collection so to wear I have been blending them out and using my face powder as my highlight, (also great way to blur edges if you go too full on with them). Wear wise there hasn’t been a problem, I’ve still been using a eyeshadow primer underneath, (but I do with all shadows as a precaution anyway). But no creasing or fading issues that I’ve noticed.
If I had to pick a favourite it would have to be Hocus Pocus, its a stunning almost brownish shade that blends out to a kind of burnt colour which gleams green. (Oh my describing skills are severely lacking today it seems!) I’d definitely suggest going into a store and swatching them, they are even prettier than what they look in the photo’s. (These were pretty hard for me to capture).
You can see me wearing Hocus Pocus and Bewitched HERE in my soft smoky eye tutorial, or Hocus Pocus, Spellbound and Crave HERE in my latest volume for hair tutorial. There will be more just need to get better snaps!
Packaging wise they also tick all the boxes for me, they open and close easily and look quite sleek.
Retailing at $18.99 AU RRP, but until 5pm today you can buy one get one free on the Prestige Website! (Just follow the directions below).
“They are finally here and we are so excited!!!!!
For 1 day only, when you buy any NEW Total Intensity Eyeshadow, you will receive another Total Intensity Eyeshadow valued at $18.99 FREE!!!
All you have to do to redeem this offer is select the 2 colours you would like and enter the discount code below at checkout.
Feel free to share this offer with your friends!
Valid until 5pm, Thursday 27th September 2012 only. Can be used as many times as you like in one transaction. Can only be used once per person. Free Shipping for all orders over $50.
Use the following code when checking out: LAUNCHEYESHADOW”
Disclosure, Shadows were sent to me for trialling/review purposes. As always opinions are my own.
Back with another pictorial, (kind of really loving these lately). But this time its for a soft smoky eye (or smokey?) . Products will be listed under the pictorial. One thing I forgot to add below was that if you want your eye’s to ‘wing up’ kind of like a cat eye don’t slope the eyeshadow in the crease like I have, ‘pull’ it up towards you temple instead.
So lets get started on the Smoky Eye, shall we
What products I used:
Yes only two shadows! They are from the upcoming Prestige launch this Thursday the 27th of September. There will be more on them later in the week but I will say now they are duo chromes and they are GORGEOUS!!!
Prestige Shadows in Bewitched and Hocus Pocus
Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Liner in Brown Eyes
Mehron Celebre HD Foundation
Benefits Finding Mr. Bright Set
Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster and Cashemere Wear Smoothing Bronzer
Illamasqua Powder Foundation
Smashbox Soft Lights Duo Cast/Crew
Gorgeous Cosmetics Madam Lash Eyelashes
Duo Lash Adhesive
NYX Lipstick in Power
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara
Plus not pictured – Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper, NYX Brow Pencil and Illamasqua Pencil in Vow (I did this before I started)
(except the Maybelline Colour Tattoo right in the middle, I planned to then forgot)
Disclosure: Prestige shadows and Physician’s Formula Products were provided for trial purposes. The Gorgeous Cosmetics Lashes were won in a competition.
Back with another quick (5mins max including the quick DIY!) and easy pictorial with these nifty Scunci Pin Twirls & how to jazz them up a bit with some chains.
Here’s my last pictorial with the Scunci Pin Twirls.
Disclosure: The Scunci products were sent to me to participate in the contest.