IMATS 2012 Haul

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.

red cherry blync lashes la splash liners

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…)

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips and Bronzers

Today I have a roundup of some Physicians Formula products I was sent and have been trialing  and enjoying over the past few months.

Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow and Liner in Nude and Smoky

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom eye enhancing shadow and liner smoky nude (more…)

Lipstick–Steps to a Longer Lasting Pout!

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.

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NEW Total Intensity Eye Shadows by Prestige

packaging prestige total intensity shadows

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.

total intensity high impact shadows by prestige swatch

L to R – Black Magic, Hocus Pocus, Hypnotized, Obsession, Addiction, Bewitched, Crave and Spellbound.

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).

packaging prestige total intensity shadows “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”

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure, Shadows were sent to me for trialling/review purposes. As always opinions are my own.

Soft Smoky Eye a Tutorial

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 weSoft smoky eye smokey

 

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)

products used for smoky smokey eye

(except the Maybelline Colour Tattoo right in the middle, I planned to then forgot)

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: Prestige shadows and Physician’s Formula Products were provided for trial purposes. The Gorgeous Cosmetics Lashes were won in a competition.

Quick DIY – Chained Bun with Scunci Pin Twirls

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.

Chained bun a quick diy with scunci pin twirls

 

Here’s my last pictorial with the Scunci Pin Twirls.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: The Scunci products were sent to me to participate in the contest.

Fun Double Buns with Scunci Pin Twirls

I recently jumped at the chance to participate in the 2012 Scunci Blogger Contest, besides it sounding like a bit of fun I was intrigued by the Pin Twirls we were asked to use in our hairstyles. When I first opened the box, I’ll be honest, I kind of thought ‘they look like some sort of mini torture device, how are these going to work?’.

They are odd hair pins, but after using them I’ve found them to be great at keeping my hair done! Ill you do is twist them into the middle of your hairstyle, kind of like a screw actually. I easily came up with a few quick and simple styles, (I decided to separate the posts because these pictures could end up a mile long!)

I’m so glad I got the chance to try these because they aren’t something I would have immediately rushed out to buy myself but now that I’ve used them I really like them!

Fun Double Buns with scunci pin twirls

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: The Scunci products were sent to me to participate in the contest.

60’s Inspired Look

60s inspired look madamebfatale

Todays look was my entry into the Modern Woman’s Survival Guide’s competition to win a Certificate 2 Makeup Services Course! To enter we had to create a vintage type look and as you all probably know by know I’m a tad obsessed with the 60s so naturally I chose a 60s style look to enter and I made the final round!

All the products I used are below plus some extra shots. I would really, really appreciate it if you took a few moments of your time and voted for me as I would absolutely love to win! All you have to do is head over to The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide and vote for my entry (MadameBFatale).

5PRODUCTS:

EYES:

Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Sugarpill Bulletproof & Tako, Napoleon Colour Disc #5, Katy Perry Eylure Lashes in Cool Kitty, eBay Bottom Lashes, Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liner, Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake in Motto.

FACE:

Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation, Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Disobey, Smashbox Powder Blush in Proof Sheet.

LIPS:

Australis Lip Pencil in Nudie Rudie, YSL Lip Twins nude colour, Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Baby Pink.

The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide

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Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Thank you for your time, I know chances are pretty slim of me winning considering the other fab entries but you’ve got to be in it to win it right!

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