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

xoxo

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

Boho Waves/Curls with the Babyliss Pro Conical Wand

My latest video on how to Boho Waves features a product I’ve been interested in for a while now, the Babyliss Pro Conical Wand (large size). IMG_0068

The main reason I’ve been wanting to try one of these out, well besides the fact that Babyliss products generally get a rave review is that it has no tong. I have been using traditional curling tongs for years now and wanted to see the difference.

There are obviously no tong marks left on the hair which is its first plus. Other things that I think need mentioning are

    • Long Cord – Great when your power source is a bit out of the way.
    • 25 Heat Settings – Anyone can find the perfect temperature for their hair type, curls last!
    • On and Off Switch – This is more of a personal preference as I don’t really like styling tools that turn on as soon as you plug them in.
    • Hair isn’t ‘dulled down’ – Looks nice and shiny after
    • Cool Tip – At the end of the wand so no burnt fingertips!
    • Heat Protectant Mat – I use this with all my heat styling tools now.

All that and its pretty easy to use and also heats up fast.

To use all you have to do is hold the wand upside down and wrap hair around! Curl smaller sections for a more defined look or larger sections for a wavier look. You can also either favour the top or bottom of the wand for different sized curls.

On to the Video

Beach Hair

The wand itself retails at $94.95 on I-Glamour.com and was provided for the review/tutorial. Other products used from i-glamour were the One n Only Ceramic Silk Curling Iron Glaze on sale for $8.60!(from $17.19!) and the BabylissPro Heat Protection Finger Shields $11.95 (for 2). Both of these were bought by me. If you check out the website make sure to stop by the clearance section there are many, many bargains to be had there!

In the video I also used the Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray (also sent for review/tutorial) which is actually perfect for this look as you do want it to have slight hold but it has to be ‘movable/tousled’ as well.

The finished Result –

Dip dyed with boho waves hair

 

Also sorry the video is so bright, Note to self: don’t film in the middle of the day with the curtains open!

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Wand and hairspray used were sent for review/tutorial purposes.

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!

Fall Trends 2010: Purples/Wines

My new video tutorial featuring the purple/wine colours we are seeing a bit of lately, great look for fall/winter.

Madame B Fatale

You can easily re-create this look with and purple and wine colours you have already in your collection.

Madame B

xoxo