Benefit Smokin’ Eyes palette

They say,

"Benefit Smokin’ Eyes is a complete brow and eye kit to create a sexy, smoky professional look. Each kit contains eye bright, three eye shadows in pink, pewter and deep charcoal, liner, shaping wax, a fluff shadow / hard angle brush, tiny tweezers and an illustrated lesson."

 

image I say,

Retailing at $68(AUD) this nifty little palette contains not only all you need to create that smouldering smokey eye but is also versatile enough for many other looks. I was originally planning on creating a smokey eye with the palette, but then I realised that since it already contains instructions to in a cute booklet I might as well show you that it can be used for other looks too.

 
Both the eyebright and pencil liner can be used as base shadows or the original intended use as a highlight and liner. The shadows can be used all together to create a smokey eye or individually to create other looks. Having added the brow wax, ‘tweezies’ and dual ended applicator this is also a great idea if you are staying overnight somewhere or travelling. All else you would need would be a multi-purpose lip and cheek product, such a poise-tint, mascara and maybe a gloss or a balm.

 

Here is the tutorial I created with this palette, hope you like it!

 

Madame B

xoxo

Review -MOR Little Luxuries

 

Hey dolls,

Here is my review for MOR’s Little Luxuries range, the set I’m reviewing is the Lychee Flower scent.

 

(I didn’t leave the tin at my friends, I have no idea what I did with it 🙁 )

Sorry, been MIA yet again. It has been a busy week.

 

Madame B

xoxo

Sophia Loren Inspired with Benefit Smokin’ Eyes Palette

I really wanted to do a Sophia Loren look and I also wanted to show you that palettes can be used for other looks than intended.

I wish I could have gotten great picture of the look  but unfortunately I didn’t. This is a screen cap, hence the bad quality.

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So here’s the video

Sorry that the lighting isn’t great!

The Benefit Palette was given to me for PR consideration, please don’t think this influences my opinion. As you can see the palette is versatile and you can use it for other purposes than just a Smokey eye, you can see from the tutorial!
The Primer was given to me by a fellow blogger for reviewing purposes and I won the Napoleon liner.

This is a tad on the dramatic side but you know me I can’t help it!

For more about the palette I wrote up a review here http://madamebfatale.blogspot.com/2010/03/benefit-smokin-eyes-palette.html

Madame B

xoxo

Updated with tutorial! Next Tutorial Sneak Peak!!!

Hey dolls,

Sorry I haven’t been round much, but here is a sneak peak at my next tutorial. Sorry the picture is rubbish I accidently had my camera on the wrong settings!

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I used a few products from the Hello Kitty Mac collection. (Too Dolly Palette, Fun and Games Blush and Milk Pigment) Plus, eBay gel liner, Mac Mineral and Satin Taupe Eyeshadow’s and Maybelline XXL Waterproof Mascara.

(also don’t forget to check out my giveaway if your an Aussie 😉 )

Madame B

xoxo

After the Wet Set – Retro Styling

This is a super quick way to style your hair after you have curled it. This is a great style to do the day before you plan on washing it.

I would recommend only using Hairspray and a shine spray, nothing else will be required!

Madame B

xoxo

Basics: Contouring and Highlighting

Part 1

Part 2

Products used were Stilla All Over Shimmer, Benefit Hoola, BYS Shimmer Dust.

Madame B

xoxo

 

Basics: Eyebrows

In the video I show you two ways I do my brows and lightly go over different products I use.

Products mentioned are

Mac Duo Brow Shader, Paula Dorf Stencils, Brow Pencil, Brow Mascara.

Madame B

xoxo

New Series! BASICS!!!

I thought it might be helpful to start a series on Basic Steps that I can refer to in other video’s. I have already started with Foundation and that video is live now.

I will focus on basic techniques, not only in makeup but hair as well!

Up coming posts/videos will be focusing on (but not limited to) Contouring, Highlighting and Blush, Eyebrows, Mascara, Liners and Lips.

With hair I will do a regular wet se, cheats set, Blow dry , and other quick tips to get a great hairstyle in a jiffy!

(I am also interested in requests for other ‘Basics’ you may be interested in)

Ok onto the First

FOUNDATION

Products

Smashbox 2 in 1 Hybrid Primer

Benefit Dr. Feelgood

Revlon Colourstay Foundation

Masquerade Concealer

Face Of Australia Loose Transparent Powder

Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance

and also a little Benefit Powder Pop Palette

Don’t fret I’m still going to continue with the Decades Past Series. I just need something else to keep me occupied as after the sixties, honestly I do start to loose a bit of interest!

Madame B

xoxo