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…)

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.

Umberto Giannini–Backcomb in a Bottle and Morning After Dry Shampoo Review

Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle and Morning After Dry Shampoo

Following on from yesterdays post on how to use the Backcomb in a Bottle from Umberto Giannini is todays quick review on it and the Morning After Dry Shampoo.

  • Both the Backcomb in a Bottle (217ml) and the Morning After Dry Shampoo 202ml) retail for $13.99 each and are available in Woolworths stores nationally.
  • The scent of both of the products isn’t overpowering.
  • Gorgeous Packaging throughout 5 product range.

Backcomb in A Bottle

“Directions: Spray from approximately 10cm to where you want backcomb effect and jujj hair into shape as you go.”

  • Not only better for the hair than traditional backcombing but its much quicker as well.
  • Works very well on my long angled bob I have at the moment. It certainly gives my hair a bit of oomph!
  • As my how to showed you yesterday its great to use on straight styles for a grungy style but also works well to create texture for updo’s and works great with curls too.
  • Easy to brush out with a bristle brush.
  • My hair hasn’t been weighed down or left sticky from the product. (With that being said don’t saturate your hair with the product)

Morning After Dry Shampoo

“Directions: Spray approximately 10cm away to roots and work through hair with your hands.”

  • Great product for refreshing 2nd or 3rd day old hair.
  • Quick to use.
  • Its actually a clear spray as opposed to the traditional coloured so no chalky roots!
  • Also can help create volume.
  • Dry shampoo’s are great when travelling.

I have been very happy with both of these products. For me they have done what they claim and the gorgeous packaging sets them apart from a lot of other brands that can be found in your local supermarket. I‘m keen on trying out the other products in the range – Grunge Glamour Tousled Salt Spray, Rock’n’Roll Extreme Hairspray and the Sex Bomb Massive Mouse and they will no doubt be added to my trolley next time I’m at woolie’s.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

*Both products were kindly sent for post consideration but my opinions are still 100% my own.

Trilogy Hair & Body Care Competition

Today I have a pretty awesome surprise for you all, a competition. If you are interested in winning 1 of 3 prize packs from Trilogy all you have to do is ‘like’ the Trilogy Facebook page and answer the question in the Rafflecopter widget
( The Body Cleansing bar is made from a base of gentle botanical oils including _______ and ______. (Hint the answer can be found at http://www.trilogyproducts.com/store/products/Body_Cleansing_Bar )
and leave the answer below in the comments.

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If you are after extra entries you can ‘like’ the Madame B Fatale Facebook Page and/ or Tweet about the giveaway, it’s that simple!

Open to Australian residents only!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Madame B Fatale
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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.

Get Happy with Physicians Formula

physicians formula productsA couple of weeks ago I tweeted an instagram picture of a couple of fun new products I got sent to try out from Physician Formula. The products included:

the new Happy Booster powders in Translucent, Bronzer and the blush in Rose- these powders all have a soft satiny finish to them which I like and have a light floral scent. Cute packaging, (i just love the hearts) with a mirror and brush and are very wearable. Oh and they claim to be mood boosting, now I’m not saying that these products don’t make me happy because theypowder totally do. I actually love the products and have been wearing them on a regular basis but its more from the colours and hearts than some ‘endorphin mimicking formula’ so as far as mood boosting goes its no morning dose of Zoloft put it that way.

Organic Wear mascara in Ultra Black Organics – is yes you guessed it has 100% naturally derived ingredients. It also has a massive brush my favourite kind. Oh and its all 100% recyclable which is nice.

and the Eye Booster 2 in 1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black this is a great liquid pen style liner. I can’t really comment as to whether it has a lash growing effect as I haven’t been wearing it daily but as a liner is very easy to use and very black!

To show you all how wearable they are I thought I’d try out a look only using these products (except the powder on my brows , leftover white pencil on my waterline, clear lip gloss and foundation).face4

I used the Translucent powder all over my face, Contoured slightly with the Bronzer including my eyes, I then used some of the Translucent powder on my lids (its not completely translucent, it gives the skin a bit of a glow)> Next up was winged liner and Mascara. I finished off my look with a bit of the blush on my cheeks and on my lips mixed with a bit of gloss. side face

 

 

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

These products were sent for trial purposes and post consideration.

Still Kicking a FOTD and Update

I’m not dead, its just taken a lot more than I originally thought to get back into the swing of things. For starters I absolutely hate my new study/ makeup room so that will be changing. So you’ll probably notice my backgrounds change around a bit over the next month or so. There’s also been a few other things that have been taking up my time. But they are pretty boring, so onto something slightly more interesting, yeah!

lashesI just had to try out these Katy Perry Lashes as soon as they arrived. There will be a full review on the four of them once I’ve tried them all but today’s feature a pair in Oh, Honey! They really remind me of Ardell wispies which are one of my favourites for the times you want extra lashes without going completely overboard. I say without going overboard but I was just going grocery shopping so it kind of was already overboard. I get the strangest looks when I do my shopping, I guess the crazy hair doesn’t help but hell I don’t judge those that shop in their pj’s, or do I…

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Products:

MAC Mineral eyeshadow as brow powder and crease colour

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Kylies Professional Black eyeliner

Clinique Quick eyes eyeshadow cream in starlit pink

Glamour Doll Eyes Infectious (main colour)

Bloom Pink Sands (inner corner)

white eyeliner

Katy Perry Eylure lashes in Oh, Honey!

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Smashbox Lipstick in Vivid Violet

Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation

Illamasqua Blusher in Disobey

I am absolutely loving the lashes and can’t wait to wear them all! The lipstick was from the Mecca opening and if this colour and the Infrared are anything to go by I think I need the whole Smashbox collection.

Oh and the last snap is just from Instagram, if you have it you should totally follow me (madamebfatale) there too, hint hint..

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What do you wear shopping?

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

The lashes were sent to me as a surprise from a company and I am not being compensated for telling you what I think of them.

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