Black Glitter Smokey –Redo of an Old Tutorial

I slowly want to redo my old slideshow tutorials and have started with the Black Glitter Smokey Eye. I know this will take quite some time, but don’t worry I’ll be doing new ones in between too!

So here it is

Black Glitter Smokey Eye–Redo!

Products Used:

smallerKylie’s Professional Black Liner (as Base)

NYX Nude Eye Shadow

NYX Black Glitter Eye Shadow

Australis Black Eye Kohl

Mac Silver Pigment

Australis Nude Lip Liner

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation

Mac Hello Kitty Tippy Blush

eBay False Lashes (criss cross long)

Duo Glue

BYS Black Glitter

Graftobian Concealer

Illamasqua Liv Lipstick

Stilla Grapefruit Gloss

 

Also used Smashbox brow palette and Too Faced shadow insurance (off camera) Sorry about the top picture, (no idea why its stretched, and the bottom for being so blurry!)

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Madame B Fatale

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eyeMAJIC I can see the appeal, but….

I love a gimmick as much as the next person, but is eyeMajic really worth the money? Read on…product

Here I am bare eyes with just a smidge of foundation, brown pencil on my waterline, no eye shadow primer oh and my brows are done (well duh!).before eye

Next swiping off the shadow thingy, so good so far.

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Here we can fully appreciate my first problem, my eye lid area is just too big. Otherwise the colour payoff is pretty good, just needs blending.IMG_1736

Still unblended but I thought I’d take a shot with my eye’s open for you all to see the results thus far.IMG_1737

And my second problem emerges, I didn’t use the eye shadow applicator to blend because in my mind a blending brush would be better right? Wrong!IMG_1751Where did the shadow go? I only blended for two ‘sweeps’…….IMG_1752This is basically the major problem, the shadow didn’t ‘stick’ to my eyes. I didn’t want to apply a primer first because I wanted to see what would happen.

Now this is the final result, whilst I do think it looks soft and pretty its far from what I was expecting.IMG_1764

Even with this result I must say that the little shadow that was left on my eye’s didn’t crease and lasted the day fine.

wmascaraI’m fairly certain I should have applied a shadow primer to begin with, and maybe use the applicator instead, but I was thinking fast and easy and this is what I got.

I can honestly see the appeal it is quick, comes in a pretty great selection of pre-matched colours but ultimately I feel that in reality your better off purchasing an eye shadow quad and slowly learning to do it yourself.

I am going to try these again, with a base or primer plus I’ll stick to the instructions and try and ‘blend’ with the shadow sheet/applicator, we’ll see how that goes.

But until then I think I’d only recommend these to those either starting out in makeup (I can see it helping in the long run with product placement) or those that never wear makeup. Even then though I would definitely suggest that you blend as it looks kind of odd with the stripes of shadow.

I thought I’d mention that these retail at GlamBeautyBar.com for $4.95 for a 2 pack. Also that they were featured on Oprah some time ago and I’m assuming why they got so popular.

Have you tried these before?? What do you think?

Madame B Fatale

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EyeMajic was provided free for review/trial purposes

Want to win a VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler ?!?

As mentioned before I got to trial this lovely product for both BeautyHeaven and VS Sassoon so I asked if I could use one for a giveaway so here we are!

 

The competition is being held on my YouTube channel and all you have to do is watch the video, be a subscriber, comment on the video what type of tutorial you would want me to do and be an Australian resident. Its really as simple as that, so what are you waiting for?!?

Here’s the video

Go to YouTube to enter!

If you haven’t seen my reviews on this fabulous dryer yet check them out!

Short Hair

VS Sassoon Review

BeautyHeaven Review

Also check out the VS Sassoon YouTube page for more video’s!

 

You need to comment on the YouTube page to enter. Competition closes on the 19th June 2011 at 11:59pm, the winner will be randomly chosen using Random.org.

Madame B Fatale

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The VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler was provided for free by VS Sassoon!

Winner!

I went through the entries this morning had to check see if they were valid (a few weren’t) I’ve already contacted the winner of the Macadamia Naturals Hair Care pack from I-Glamour .

So who won…….

ME N My Monkeys who’s comment was,

“Anyone’s hair would be better then my own.. “

I’ve had this feeling so many times in the past, hopefully the products will help!

 

Thanks for everyone that entered!

 

I’ll have a new competition up on my YouTube channel in a couple of days.

 

Madame B Fatale

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Illamasqua Product Overview–Part 2

Today I have part 2 of the Illamasqua products overview, be sure to check out part 1 if you haven’t already!

First up is the three blushes I currently own.

Left to Right Sob (cream), Tremble and Disobey.

sob tremble disobey SWATCHSOB

On the left is Sob, its one of the brands cream blushers and I have to say one of the easiest cream blushes to blend I’ve used so far!

The colour is a cool toned pastel (-ish) candy pink. It dries to a dewy matte finish that stays put.

Next are Tremble and Disobey which are from the powder blusher range. Tremble is described on the Illamasqua website as being “soft lilac pink/matte finish”, I would say that its of more a pastel peachy pink with a matte finish. Disobey is described as “Soft biscuit – ideal fro contouring” and that’s exactly what it is! My skin is pretty fair and I have no problems with it being too orange or dark, its become my new favourite contour.

Tremble openDisobey Blusherobey lipstickobey swatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lipstick is in Obey is described as a bright peachy pink with a matte finish. To me its also kind of a neon pastel type of colour.

rich liquid foundation

 

To the left is a picture of Illamasqua’s Rich Liquid Foundation which is one of their heavier coverage options. I’ve found that its perfect for medium to full coverage and covers extremely well. It can easily be ‘thinned’ down for less coverage. I personally like to mix it with a small amount of Illuminator and Bobbie Browns Skin Foundation for days I don’t need the extra coverage. Sets to a semi matte finish and stays put all day.The scent is a gorgeous vanilla ‘cake shop’ kind of smell just like all of the products. They all really do smell divine!

sophie swatch

 

 

 

 

 

Last up we have the SOPHIE eye pencil, a dark true black that is a must in everyone’s makeup bag. The pencil itself is also extremely bendable, works perfect as a base for a smokey eyed look and of course great for tight-lining and waterline. Besides all that some proceeds go towards the Sophie Lancaster Foundation which should be enough reason the buy it either way!

SOPHIE

So that’s part two done!

 

Madame B Fatale

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The pencil  was given for post/tutorial consideration (and already used in it months ago)the rest I have bought myself.

Sob and Obey FOTD

sob obey 2

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

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VS Sassoon Big Hair on Short Hair–A Tutorial

I’ve shown you how to use the styler on my long hair but I was requested to show how to use it on short hair, so here it is!

 

I used my sister as my model and the only products I used were Wella High Hair Style Foundation and Schwarzkopf Super Styling Laquer.

Oh and I used my new camera, I’m finally getting the hang of it. I THINK!

 

Madame B Fatale

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Medusa’s Makeup Lip Gloss in Smooch–A Review

Here is another bargain buy from the Medusa brand ( actually everything they make seem to be a bargain!) the lip glosses. I have for review the gloss in Smooch that retails at $8.99 (AUD).medusa lip gloss smooch

Its a stunning rose/mauve with gold shimmer, with a great colour payoff light and non sticky in texture and smells like strawberry candy. Smooch hasn’t dried out my lips and looks great over just a nude lip liner.

Wear wise I would say that its similar many other glosses, I’ve never had a problem with re-applying gloss, and it probably lasts a couple of hours on average (without eating or drinking).

The only downside for some may be the scent but I wouldn’t say that it really lingered too long. Can’t wait to checkout the other colours!

 medusa lip gloss smooch

Madame B Fatale

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The Gloss was sent for post/review consideration.

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