Medusa’s Make Up Waterproof Mascara–Majestic

mascara4The Medusa mascara in Majestic is a fun and easy way to add a pop of colour to your look.
Used on its own for a subtle purple colour or layer over a white lash primer for a really intense look. This will also pump up the volume, so to speak.

The mascara wand itself is a regular sized bushy wand and easily coats all lashes to create an everyday look with a twist. Besides the gorgeous deep purple/plum colour this mascara has the price is awesome at only $8.00 each or $20.00 for three colours (green, purple and blue).mascara1

The only thing that kind of disappointed me was that its waterproof and can be harder to remove. This is a plus as it seriously doesn’t budge but not so great for everyday wear, unless of course this is something that you look for in a mascara.

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So if you have been looking for a coloured mascara, or wanting to try one without spending too much money then here is your answer. (Especially if you wanted to try one after the MAC Wonder Woman collection but missed out, wanted something not in a limited edition collection or didn’t want to spend that much!)

 

 

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

 

The Mascara was sent for review/post consideration.

Lolita Inspired Look For Fashion Addict

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I got the opportunity to do a tutorial on any type of look I wanted for Fashion Addict. I chose a Lolita style which is something that I had been wanting to do for a while. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

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The products I chose for this look were supplied by Fashion Addict and are as follows:

Exhibit Ultimate Eye Shadow Palette (Bright’s) $19.95

Exhibit Eye lining Pencil (White) $10.95

BYS Smudge proof Waterproof Eyeliner $4.95

Turquoise Glitter False Eyelashes $6.95

Cover Girl Lip Colour (Smoother, Pink Satin) $5.00

I am also wearing BYS Eye Contact Lenses in Purple

 

I thought I’d add a couple of swatches of the products for you to see.

 

First up is the eye shadow palette that I’m probably impressed with most. Its full of fun colours that I can see me getting a lot of use out of!

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The lighter matte colours are slightly powdery/chalky but I no problem making them work.

The next swatch is of the white eye pencil, liquid liner and lipstick.

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and these are the lashes

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Generally I use Duo Adhesive as I find its easier to use than most glues but for the tutorial I used the glue included and I have to say it stuck really well. The texture of the glue was different than what I am used to, kind of stringy and completely clear but it also stuck pretty much immediately where as with duo you have to wait for it to ‘set’.

Finally, the contactsbys-eye-contact-lenses-purple

I’d like to state that  I haven’t worn coloured contacts in a very long time. I was expecting to have a whole lot more trouble getting them in than I did, the first eye they went in almost immediately then the second eye was a tad more difficult but once they were in they were fine. I love how they make my eye’s look.

Now onto the actual tutorial, hope you like it! ( I just re-uploaded it with much better audio)

 

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

 

Products were sent to me specifically for this look/video.

Run to this factory outlet opening SALE!

Those lucky enough to live in Melbourne have yet another fantastic factory outlet and its opening this weekend.

The grand opening is on Saturday May 7th from 9am to 2pm with cosmetics and skincare starting at 50cents, yes you read that correctly STARTING AT 50 CENTS!!!

What brands can you expect to be there? Well you’ll find INNOXA, Australis, Nailene, Revlon (lashes & nails), Le Tan, Cedel, Mode Cosmetics, Evoke and Fing’rs.

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Times like these really, no REALLY make me jealous I live so far north!

If your lucky enough to live in the area I’d suggest you check it out! Yes I know, I know I’m an enabler!

Need more information got to www.heritagebrands.com.au

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Full Sized Brush Set from MakeupNet – A Review

 

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MakeupNet sent me this nifty little brush set to review. It contains 15 different brushes for eye and face use and I would recommend this set to those trying to start their brush collection.

brushface1Four  of the brushes in the set are for the face. A large powder brush, a blush brush, a small face brush great for highlighting or contouring and a fan brush for light blush or bronzer application, plus a small lip brush. The face brushes aren’t the softest I’ve tried (by no means the roughest either) but they are ok for the price and the real gems in the set are some of the eye brushes.

The eye brushes that I found the most handy are the spooley, eyebrow and lash groomer, small, medium and large shadow brushes, large angled brush, and the eyebrow/ liner brush. There is also a sponge brush (I’ve never liked these for shadow application) and two small brushes that look similar to the lip brush, I’m unsure what these are for exactly but found them great for placing shadow on the lower lash line, waterline or a larger lip brush. The three shadow brushes are great for packing on colour over a small or larger area and the large angled brush us great for crease work. rest brushes
The only two brushes kind of missing in this set in my opinion would be a pointy eyeliner brush and a large fluffy blending brush. Other than that your pretty much set for eye brushes if your a beginner.

The set retails at $25.99 (AUD) and I think is a bargain for 15 brushes (around $1.75 each!), even if I only really love some of them!

I used these brushes in my "Who Said Neutrals Can’t Be Dramatic" Tutorial so you can see how well they work for yourself.


All in all I would say thee are some misses in the set but some hits as well and at this price you really cant go wrong. It even comes in a handy brush roll.

 

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What Makeupnet says about the Full Sized Make Up Brush Set (Professional Makeup Kit)

“Full size makeup brushes made from natural hair.

All tools are 20cm long, so this is a full size makeup brush set.  Customers feedback on these sets is outstanding and you will love them too!

Supplied to Makeup Artists for their use with clients – no need to pay $100.00 for a set of brushes any longer.  Money back guarantee on this set.”

Description – 15 Brushes for both eye and  face
Cost – $25.99

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

The Brush Set was sent for review/post consideration.

VS Sassoon Big Hair Review & How-To

I was given the opportunity to review the VS Big Hair Styler for both Vidal Sassoon and BeautyHeaven. The video for BeautyHeaven can be found here, plus the other girls video’s too!

 

The following video is the one I filmed for VS Sassoon and its part of a competition, (not entirely sure how it worked, but if you want to be on their trial team check out the website!)

 

As I explained in the video’s it was really easy to pick up how to use it. The recommended retail price is $99.95AUD but I’ve seen it on sale at quite a few stores for a lot less.

 

Anyway I hope you enjoy the video’s!

 

My review of the latest version of the Big Hair Styler  and a quick way yo freshen up 2 or 3 day old hair can be found here

For more VS Sassoon Product reviews and demo’s click here

For more hair reviews and tutorials click here

 

Links to Vidal Sassoon;

YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/vssassoon#p/u

Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/vssassoon

Website – http://www.vssassoon.com.au

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/VSSassoon?sk=wall

 

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

I was given these free to trial and enter the competition!

How I Dip Dyed My Hair–A Tutorial

Dip Dyed or ombre hair has been trending for quite some time now and I’ve had a few messages asking how I did mine so here it is. I made it as easy to follow as possible, so if you want to try it or just curious how to do it watch the video!

As always any questions just ask.

( I mention the colours I used in the video, but as everyone has different hair colours and the fact that I mixed a few together makes it kind of irrelevant)

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I’m not a fan of the purple yet, well not as much as I was with the bluey / teal colour anyway. Next time I think I’ll do pink.

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.

I’ve Moved!

Quite some time ago I purchased my own domain knowing that I would want to change over eventually and now its finally done. For me this is a rather large step as many of you know computers aren’t exactly my strong point. I originally enlisted the help of my boyfriend to help me ‘set everything up’, the main problem with that was I can be more of a visual person, (really not awesome at explaining things) and also WordPress was new for him to. The other obvious thing would be that if I didn’t do any of it myself I would never learn. So I got him to set up a few things then I’ve been playing with  the layout, adding widgets/plugins and changing the colours around for a few hours a day and here we are! I’m not completely happy with it, there will more than likely be a couple of minor changes here and there but don’t worry no major layout changes.

I have to thank Sara from The Makeup Snob for the questions she happily answered and her post on moving from blogger to wordpress which was a massive push in the right direction!

So what’s coming up you may ask, well I have decided that I want to slowly re-film my first tutorials on YouTube, the crappy slideshow ones. (Don’t worry I’ll post new in between!), I have a giveaway coming up of one of my all time favourite hair care products, plus more of the same – reviews, video’s, FOTD and I also have quite a few products I want to swatch!

I have also created a Facebook page where all my updates will be! I would love it if you liked the page Madame B Fatale Facebook Page.

 

Here are two photo’s from up-coming tutorials, (just so its not a completely boring text post!)

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Madame B Fatale

xoxo

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