Eye Define–a Review

eye define packagingAs soon as the email hit my inbox about the new to Australia Eye Define I knew I had to give them a go, I was just too curious.
So when the package arrived I could wait to try them. Housed in a cardboard box with a rather impressive before and after shot on the front is 64 medical grade adhesive eye strips and the balm to apply them. (more…)

Soft Smoky Eye a Tutorial

Back with another pictorial, (kind of really loving these lately). But this time its for a soft smoky eye (or smokey?) . Products will be listed under the pictorial. One thing I forgot to add below was that if you want your eye’s to ‘wing up’ kind of like a cat eye don’t slope the eyeshadow in the crease like I have, ‘pull’ it up towards you temple instead.

So lets get started on the Smoky Eye, shall weSoft smoky eye smokey

 

What products I used:

Yes only two shadows! They are from the upcoming Prestige launch this Thursday the 27th of September. There will be more on them later in the week but I will say now they are duo chromes and they are GORGEOUS!!!

Prestige Shadows in Bewitched and Hocus Pocus

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Liner in Brown Eyes

Mehron Celebre HD Foundation

Benefits Finding Mr. Bright Set

Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster and Cashemere Wear Smoothing Bronzer

Illamasqua Powder Foundation

Smashbox Soft Lights Duo Cast/Crew

Gorgeous Cosmetics Madam Lash Eyelashes

Duo Lash Adhesive

NYX Lipstick in Power

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

 

Plus not pictured – Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper, NYX Brow Pencil and Illamasqua Pencil in Vow (I did this before I started)

products used for smoky smokey eye

(except the Maybelline Colour Tattoo right in the middle, I planned to then forgot)

Madame B Fatale

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Disclosure: Prestige shadows and Physician’s Formula Products were provided for trial purposes. The Gorgeous Cosmetics Lashes were won in a competition.

Gradient Brows, Bright Smokey Eye , Coral Lips–Colour Explosion

gradient brows, bright smokey eye, defined lipsLong title, but hey its somewhat descriptive. Trend wise it looks like we are going to see more and more colour on our faces, which if you ask me because I know you totally would, is a step in the right direction. All at once like below, maybe not, but you can easily take one feature and make it work for you!

This is a recreation of a look a posted eon’s, I mean about 5 months ago which can be found by clicking here. (more…)

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)

New Video – Collection of Looks Part 2

Madame B

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