Oh my goodness I am so smitten.
Amelia, Aurora, and Adele Ultimate Matte Lip Colours by BECCA Cosmetics have really surpassed my expectations. These are up there with my favourite matte finishes (comparable to Illamasqua matte lipsticks and Burberry mattes) – and the colours are gorgeous. I’m especially fond of Adele, which is a breathtaking vivid fuschia shade with comfortable wear and amazing lasting power. Watch this space for a giveaway for these (very very soon).
Amelia: A lovely warm guava pink matte. It’s not completely opaque with one layer, allowing some of your natural lip colour to peek through- which I think works really well with the delicate feel of this colour. You can build up the colour to almost opaque with a few layers- the colour deepens to a medium rose when layered.
Aurora: coral toned red. I find that it’s a lot closer to true red on my lips than coral/orange compared with how it looks on other reviewers. I think this is probably because my natural lip colour is quite pigmented and cool toned, which shows through a little bit.
Adele: A stunning deep fuschia with full pigmentation- a bit of a surprise given that it looks like a brown toned merlot shade on the bullet. It’s a very saturated intense colour, which is quite bold but very wearable at the same time.
(lip swatches) top right- Amelia, top left- Aurora, bottom left- Adele
arm swatches (left to right)- Amelia, Adele, Aurora
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Mar 6th, 2014 in BECCA, Lipstick | 100370 comments. BECCA+Ultimate+Matte+Lip+Colour+Reviewed%3A+Amelia%2C+Aurora%2C+Adele+2014-03-06+04%3A14%3A15myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10037
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I purchased Edward Bess Compact Rouge in Island Rose some time ago after seeing it on Sarah from Dempeaux.com . Zuneta had free international shipping at the time, so I jumped at the chance to try something from the luxe UK line [edit: it is a US line] that everyone was talking about.
Island Rose is a medium mauve rose that sheers out easily on the cheeks. On the lips it looks more like a sheer pale pink with a creamy finish and subtle sheen. I really like the dewy finish on the cheeks particularly when my skin is looking dry and dull (hello winter!), and also the fact that it is non drying on the lips- but I do find that this type of finish tends to fade quickly on the skin in the warmer months. It’s definitely a winter or Autumn blush
I’ve forgotten exactly how much I purchased this for (Zuneta has since closed down). You can purchase it from Neiman Marcus (38 USD), Beautybay.com (for a whopping 55AUD), or Strawberrynet.com (currently on sale for 35 AUD)- either way it is not cheap.myfunnyvalentine on Mar 4th, 2014 in Blush, Reviews, Swatches | 99700 comments. Edward+Bess+Compact+Rouge+for+Lips+and+Cheeks%3A+Island+Rose2014-03-04+06%3A01%3A21myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9970
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This has been a long time coming, but I wanted to give a big shout-out to graphic design studio ‘Eyesberg’ run by creative duo Amy Suo Wu and Tim Braakman. Amy is an incredibly talented Sydney-born, Rotterdam based designer and educator at Willem de Kooning Academy. She also happens to be my cousin, who I grew up with in the wild wild west (-ern suburbs) of Sydney.
These are some examples of their work. Eyesberg studios also designs some pretty slick websites. One of these days she will kindly offer to redesign my blog and logos (*hint* are you listening, Amy?).
” Eyesberg is a Rotterdam based (graphic) design studio motivated by conceptual and experimental approaches. Eyesberg consists of Tim Braakman and Amy Suo Wu.
Next to running Eyesberg, Tim Braakman is also an independent illustrator, and one of the founding members of curatorial collective, Trailer. He has worked as project manager and assistant curator at Showroom MAMA.
Amy Suo Wu has a hybrid practice as a designer, artist and educator. She teaches Design Research, Concept & Image, Hacking minor at the Willem de Kooning Academy. “
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Mar 3rd, 2014 in lifestyle and health, Style and Fashion | 100460 comments. Eyesberg+Graphic+Design+Studio%2C+Rotterdam2014-03-03+01%3A57%3A30myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10046
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Beauty Reflections has found her perfect girly fragrance in Vera Wang Be Jeweled Rouge! Do you have a “girly” fragrance too?Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized | 100350 comments. Beauty+Blog+Link+Love%3A+01%2F03%2F142014-03-02+06%3A38%3A26myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10035