Halloween– Harlequin Practice Makeup

Here in Australia Halloween unfortunately isn’t as widely celebrated as it is abroad, but it has been getting more popular in the recent years. Which is something I’m excited for as I love to dress up!

IMG_6011I did my first test run just the other day for a Harlequin look that one of my friends wants this year. She was rather specific and gave me a photo of the costume she plans on wearing and the makeup she’d like. (Here is the original look, check it out her’s is AMAZING! I love it!)

 

 

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Bright Eyes

Or colourful eyes? I ‘m really not one to come up with a dazzling header am I…

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Anways this is a FOTD from a couple of days back. I used the new Cargo Shimmers I was talking about in my last FOTD post, But I used the Pinky Purple and the Blue this time. I also used Illamasqua’s Angst through the crease, Benefits Smokey eye’s palette for the pink highlight and also for my brows. I again used those gorgeous Japonesque lashes, BYS liquid liner, Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara plus Illamasqua’s Sophie Pencil. On my face I used Graftobian Foundation mixed with the Stilla Illuminating Foundation, an Estee Lauder Gloss (changed to Mac Myth later but didn’t get pictures). And on my cheeks, well I used, sorry I honestly don’t remember!

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Please ignore the hideous red shirt.

So how was your weekend?

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Ocean and Earth – FOTD

Considering I have no plans for today I guess I’m rather ‘made up’. This reason for this is simple, I got some new products in the mail and just couldn’t wait to use them!. Does anyone else have that problem?

So what products did I try out for the first time, Cargo Eye Shimmers (the blue and the green/brown, I don’t think they have names), Too Faced Pixie Pin Ups Palette, Japonesque Half Lashes and the Stilla Illuminating Foundation.

I also use the Too Faced Pin Point Mascara from the palette and it was perfect for getting those pesky bottom lashes.

Other products I used but already had lying around were, Occ Lip Tars in Strumpet and Trick (mixed) Estee Lauder Praline Lip Gloss, a brown eyeliner by Nude by Nature, Too Faced Pixie Perfect Blush Duo and a BYS Liquid Liner.

After I did the makeup I filmed two video’s one of which is the hairstyle I’m wearing so watch out for that! Or not depending on whether you like it ……

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Well I’m off for now, I think I’ll wash my face, do the washing and make dinner, yes its all fabulous here darling….

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

*New products that arrived were sent courtesy of Apothica (I got to choose though!)

Sob and Obey FOTD

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Today’s ‘bare faced’ FOTD, well as ‘bare faced’ as I get!

I started off by applying Nivea Rich Daily SPF Moisturiser (trailing it for BeautyHeaven so you’ll get a review in a few weeks) Followed with Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. On the cheeks I used Illamasqua’s cream blush in Sob and Halcyon Illuminator. Brows were groomed with Benefits Brow Wax. Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara and Exhibit White Eyeliner on the eye’s. Then finished off the look with Illamasqua’s Obey Lipstick with Natio Mineral Lip Butter in Loving.

My ‘relaxed waves’ were achieved with the Babyliss Conical Wand ( tutorial coming soon!). I used One ‘n Only Ceramic Silk Thermal Protection and finished with Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray and Inecto Pure Coconut Oil Glossing Spray.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Illamasqua Product Overview – Part 1

I’ve used Illamasqua products in a few tutorials here and there (one coming up too!), but here is a quick run down of a couple of products. This will be part one and the second will be posted in a few weeks!

 

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L to R : Illamasqua Illuminator Halcyon, Illamasqua Lipstick Liv, Illamasqua Lipstick Flare, Illamasqua Cream Pigment Mould, Illamasqua Liquid Metal Stoic.

 

First up is the lovely illuminator Halcyon, besides the swatch I unfortunately couldn’t get great photo’s of it in action. These come in 7.5ml thin tubes, they may look small but this is one of those products that a small amount really does go a long way. Since I purchased this I have used it every time I’ve done my makeup, the glimmering nude gold shade is a perfect highlight for me and I love it! The texture is creamy, spreads evenly and stays put. I definitely want to try more of these!

Next up is two lipsticks- Live and Flare(NEWISH Toxic Nature Collection), both are creamy long wearing and unbelievably pigmented! Usually when I find a lipstick that is long wearing on me I find that they dry out my lips, but not with these. Even after I take it off my lips still feel soft and supple. I would recommend having your lips in a good condition before you apply as they can show up flaky spots (see below, my lips are not in awesome condition!) when worn without gloss, but this is something I’d recommend with all lipsticks. And as with any orange based lip products they don’t exactly brighten your smile, it actually inspired me to start whitening my teeth so it suits me better! Here they are applied to bare lips.

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I would say the top swatches are much more accurate colour wise than the lip swatches. Although I love them both I have to keep a close eye on the Liv lipstick as my sister has mentioned numerous times that its just ‘simply her’ colour. (Umm she’s the older sister, shouldn’t I be ‘borrowing things from her?!?)

Onto the Mould Cream Pigment (NEWISH Toxic Nature Collection) and the Stoic Liquid Metal both swatched above. You know I love a multi purpose product and thisillamasqua stioc, 24 lashes is exactly why I like Mould a little more than Stoic. Don’t get me wrong Stoic is stunning on the eyes but Mould is stunning on both the eye’s and the lips! Both of these formulas tend to crease unless a shadow is applied over the top. The only thing that helps them last a little longer for me is by applying them with a fluffy brush and applying in very thin layers. That being said they are stunning as bases (above right, Illamasqua Lashes in 24 also worn) and Mould works perfectly on the lips as either a solid colour or for lip contouring (below, used as subtle eyeliner as well).Mould Lips  and Eyeliner

 

 

 

 

So that’s it for part 1 , part two coming soon and of course the next tutorial (picture left).

 

 

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

 

Some products were sent for post consideration, the rest was bought.

FOTD Glittery Neutral Eyes with Purple Lips!

All I have to say is Reflects Pearl Glitter by MAC, where have you been all my life?!?

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Madame B Fatale
xoxo

Soft Green & Purple Eyes – A Tutorial

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This was recorded sometime ago, I forgot I had it!!
I was requested to do a green and purple look again and here it is!

PRODUCTS USED-
Naked Cosmetics Shock Effect Tower Green (02) and Purple (05) Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Amuse White Eyeliner
120 Palette Purple
Natio Long Lashes Mascara
Natio Glow
Estee Lauder Black Eye Kohl
Bourjois Effet 3D 61
ES Brand False Lashes
cheap eyelash glue

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Madame B Fatale
xoxo

Who Said Neutrals Can’t Be Dramatic!–A Tutorial

 

PRODUCTS USED:
(remember you can use any shadows you have in similar colours and you’ll get the same effect!)

Too Faced Shadow Insurance (before filming)
Cheap retractable brown eye liner
NYX Pearl Loose Shadow in Nude
Natio Trio in Smokey Eye’s (All colours used)
Mehron Palette Natural Wheat
Mehron Basic Palette, Black used with Ben Bye Liquid Set to make liner
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Duo Glue used with eBay lower Lashes and ES brand Top Lashes
Sally Hansen Baby Pink Lipstick with a cheap shimmery gloss over the top
Stilla Illuminator
BYS Baked Blush Peachy

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Yes it kind of turned into a porstar-ish look!

 

Madame B Fatale
xoxo