Benefit Smokin’ Eyes palette

They say,

"Benefit Smokin’ Eyes is a complete brow and eye kit to create a sexy, smoky professional look. Each kit contains eye bright, three eye shadows in pink, pewter and deep charcoal, liner, shaping wax, a fluff shadow / hard angle brush, tiny tweezers and an illustrated lesson."

 

image I say,

Retailing at $68(AUD) this nifty little palette contains not only all you need to create that smouldering smokey eye but is also versatile enough for many other looks. I was originally planning on creating a smokey eye with the palette, but then I realised that since it already contains instructions to in a cute booklet I might as well show you that it can be used for other looks too.

 
Both the eyebright and pencil liner can be used as base shadows or the original intended use as a highlight and liner. The shadows can be used all together to create a smokey eye or individually to create other looks. Having added the brow wax, ‘tweezies’ and dual ended applicator this is also a great idea if you are staying overnight somewhere or travelling. All else you would need would be a multi-purpose lip and cheek product, such a poise-tint, mascara and maybe a gloss or a balm.

 

Here is the tutorial I created with this palette, hope you like it!

 

Madame B

xoxo

After the Wet Set – Retro Styling

This is a super quick way to style your hair after you have curled it. This is a great style to do the day before you plan on washing it.

I would recommend only using Hairspray and a shine spray, nothing else will be required!

Madame B

xoxo

Basics : Wet Set – Longer Lasting Curls

A wet set in my opinion is the best way to get longer lasting curls.  Its also great because it gives your hair a break from heat styling.

The smaller  the roller the tighter the curl. I like to do my set with smaller rollers so the first day I have tight curls, second they are a bit messier and on the third day I usually brush through the curls  so its smooth from the root and the curls are at the ends. Some times I leave them for a fourth day and do an up-style.

Getting the curls to last

  • Don’t use too much product (it will weigh the hair down)
  • Use a wide toothed comb on the curls, only if you need to (not a brush)
  • Make sure that the hair is completely dry before taking them out

The products I used in the video were Redken Curl Spray and Garnier XXL Mouse.

 

Madame B

xoxo

Decades Past 1960’s Inspired Tutorial

 

EYES

Duo Lash Glue

eBay Lashes

Revlon Radiance Brow Powder

Generic Mascara

Mac White Paint Stick

Too Faced Little Black Dress Duo

Revlon Colourstay Liner

Loreal Liquid Liner

Masquerade Gothic White e/s

Mac Carbon e/s

FACE

Revlon Liquid Foundation and Powder

Mac Pretty Baby b/p

10 Pan Blush Palette

Stilla All Over Shimmer

LIPS

Chi Chi Legally Pink Gloss

NYX Strawberry Milk l/s

Madame B

xoxo

1920s – entry




These are for an upcoming video for a contest entry ( will update later) Here are some pictures ( I was playing around with lighting and mirrors)


Lips
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Mehron Tropical Palette (Purple and Red)
NYX Current Lip Liner
Mac Most Popular
Gloss 

Eyebrows-

Avon Glimmerstick eyebrow pencil Black Noir
Chi Chi all night long shadow 

Eye lashes

Paula Dorf Cake Mascara
eBay lashes cut so the longest lashes are in the middle (mimicking shadow shape

Face

Smashbox colour correct primer ( purple – to help enhance a porcelain complexion)
Benefit Dr Feelgood
Benefit Boi-ing concealer Light
Masquerade Foundation B2 ( a bit more ivory than I would usually use, (my highlighting foundation)
Face of Australia Loose Powder (I used a lot!)
Estee Lauder Double wear concealer 

Blush -

Powder Pop Palette Benefit 

Eyes-

NYX Silver Pearl and Charcoal Pearl shimmer dusts (these helps create the “wet” look with more staying power than a gloss shadow)
Charcoal eye shadow pencil (base)
NYX Black Bean eye shadow pencil (inner base)
Masquerade Gothic White (as highlight)
NYX Black Sparkle shadow
Loreal Black eye Kohl pencil 

What do you think ?

Madame B
xoxo

Tutorial – Put It In Neutral

A guide to the Modern Pin Up!

Key points of look

  • Bright pink blush
  • a good base
  • A nice neat eyeliner (liquid or gel is best)

Products

Bourjois dark brown eyeshadow
NYX Brown eyeshadow
Mac Vanilla pigment
Mac Naked Lunch eyeshadow

BYS Liquid Liner
Max Factor Black / Brown Mascara
Smashbox White eyeliner
Duo Lash Glue
Ebay Lashes
Revlon Brow Powder

BYS Fluoro Pink and Red pigments as blush
Masquerade White Blush

Masquerade Foundation
Estee Lauder Doubleware concealer
Natio Pressed Powder
Borghese Colour Correct Primer

Lips in first shots are NYX Georgia and Mac TLC in Pink Fish

The Red is Mehron Tropical Pallet with Mac Basic Red Pigment mixed into clear gloss

Madame B
xoxo