Bright Eyes

Or colourful eyes? I ‘m really not one to come up with a dazzling header am I…

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Anways this is a FOTD from a couple of days back. I used the new Cargo Shimmers I was talking about in my last FOTD post, But I used the Pinky Purple and the Blue this time. I also used Illamasqua’s Angst through the crease, Benefits Smokey eye’s palette for the pink highlight and also for my brows. I again used those gorgeous Japonesque lashes, BYS liquid liner, Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara plus Illamasqua’s Sophie Pencil. On my face I used Graftobian Foundation mixed with the Stilla Illuminating Foundation, an Estee Lauder Gloss (changed to Mac Myth later but didn’t get pictures). And on my cheeks, well I used, sorry I honestly don’t remember!

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Please ignore the hideous red shirt.

So how was your weekend?

Madame B Fatale

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Honestly this review is beyond overdue, I have been using Too Faced Shadow Insurance (TSFI from now on) for years now and loved it from first use.  Plus I use it before or in almost every makeup tutorial I film and when I wear makeup so its definitely a product I should have blogged about already!

too faced shadow insuranceSo why do I use an eye primer so frequently you may ask. Simple, why spend time on applying and blending those gorgeous colours only to have them fade, rub off or crease after a short time. Many people don’t agree that an eye primer is a necessary product but for me I personally couldn’t imagine not using one now.

To say that TFSI prolongs the life of your eye makeup is an understatement, colours seem to not only last but stick and blend better as well. This can be especially important when using pigments (also if your not using a base, not to be confused with primer btw).

I’ve read about a certain complaint here and there over the years and that is that the product can separate in the tube. Really, so what? I would never apply my foundation before shaking it, a nail polish without rolling it, so why does it matter if I on odd occasions or when the shelf life is coming to an end I have squish the tube around a bit before squeezing out the product.

The hygienic tube packaging is really what sets the TFSI apart from the Benefit and Urban Decay primers. As with all tube packaged products I’d suggest you close the lid as soon as your finished squeezing just so you don’t suck air back into the tube.

For a while I was using Benefits Stay Don’t Stray as I was trailing it for another website. Don’t get me wrong I actually really like it but ultimately I felt like I was wasting the product due to the pump packaging. I’ve also tried some mineral makeup primers, the concealer method and actually Too Faced Second Base (or 1st? Do they even make it anymore? Probably not is was terrible) as well. But nothing seems to compare to the TFSI.

I would also like to mention that I actually haven’t tried Urban Decay’s Primer Potion (shocker, right?!?), as its kind of a pain to get a hold of here and an eye primer is one product I don’t like having to wait for as I use them so often. Also if it ain’t broke, well you know the rest…..

So to sum all that up (this was really long I know) – Ever since I started using the TFSI my eye makeup has lasted up until the moment I wash my face at night, no fading, no creasing actually no issues at all. So would I buy it again, yes and I already have about 5 or 6 times!

That was long, congratulations if you kept reading to this point !

So do you use a primer? If so what’s your favourite?

 

Madame B Fatale

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Yes I have actually bought that many of  TFSI’s over the years, (and its a conservative guess)

Valentines Day Inspiration Part 2

So the last post was all pinks and purples, but Valentines makeup doesn’t have to be just that! Here are some more past FOTD’s for inspiration if pinks and purples aren’t your thing!

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Madame B

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Tip of the Day

Eye drops are great to use before you do your makeup when your going out. They will brighten your eyes.

You can also dab a little onto any spots you may have as they help reduce redness. Leave on for 10mins the rinse off before applying makeup.

Just make sure you use clear eye drops for this as you don’t want to stain your face.

Madame B

xoxo

Sorry I’ve been MIA!!!

I have had a few personal problems of late but I really want to post more often now in the new year! You could say that its one of my New Years Resolutions.

I was given a new video camera for Christmas so I can now do live tutorials, I am however having a few technical issues with editing so please bear with me, it will improve (hopefully) soon!

But I do have a new tutorial up!

Purple, Green and Gold Glitter Look!

Products

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Mehron Tropical Palette

MAC Swimming e/s

Stilla Dahlia e/s

Smashbox nude e/s (?)

SugarBaby Gold Glitter

MAC Fix+

Duo Glue

Revlon Fantasy Lengths eyelashes

Smashbox White eyeliner

SugarBaby  Gold  pigment

Bourjois Nude l/l

K.K Lip gloss (best nude liquid lipstick, EVER)

See that green part,that’s my technical difficulties. If anyone has any idea what’s going on I’d love for you to tell me!

Madame B

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Basics – Eye Diagram

I thought it might be helpful to post a picture of eye make up with the parts/sections detailed!!

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Madame B
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