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Visionary Beauty is having a Rouge Bunny Rouge giveaway! Enter with me!

-Get involved in the beauty detox on  the Beauty Bite. Go without makeup for 1 day (I know, GASP!) 

Musing on Beauty reveals her top 5 nail polishes, lip products, and eye products of 2010.

Makeup Academia has a great recipe for a home made oatmeal mask that I’m going to try.

Dempeaux shares her favourite products from 2010, and has me seriously re-evaluating my 2011 skincare routine. Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads, hmm….

Beautifully Glossy gives us a sticky beak into her December empties.

-Christine from Temptalia reviews and swatches Chanel Flamboyante Rouge Allure Lipstick.

CClarebear creates a perfect look for high tea with the girls.

-Shahadakarim from Adventures in Makeup does a fabulous sparkly neutral eye.

-check out Jade’s haul video at Jade Musing.
-Tara from Keeping up with me shares her products of the year.

My Gorgeous Pink Cheeks finds 6 MAC dupes in the Wet n Wild ‘Vanity’ palette.

-Check out Stacey’s (day after) Boxing Day haul photos and video at Pop! Makeup

-Jessica at The Belle Lumiere reviews Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Honey Bunny

Posted by on Dec 30th, 2010 in Uncategorized | 157comments

Olive smoky eye with Inglot eye shadows

This afternoon I decided to try the metallic olive eye shadow in a simple single colour smokey eye. I used the metallic green across the lids and used MAC copperplate to blend into the crease, and MAC Carbon to darken the outer 3rd.This is what it looked like…. 
(yes, I am aware I have a lump under my right lid. It is a chalazion, not a tumour so don’t worry)

…. until I looked at the palette again and decided to kill two birds with one stone (blogwise) by adding the medium cool gray matte (the upper right corner of the palette photo above) in the crease and outer V. The shadows blended easily and IMO work quite well together.

Again, the Inglot shadows lasted without creasing or fading all afternoon and night (although this time I did use my UDPP). The grey matte shadow is very soft so make sure that you tap the excess off before applying because you will end up with far more product than you were expecting.

 I am very impressed with Inglot eye shadows from what I have seen, and I think the primary difference between these and higher brand shadows is in the marketing.

Posted by on Dec 29th, 2010 in FOTD, Inglot, Reviews | 139comments

Worship Wednesdays: Michelle Pfeiffer

playing Elvira Hancock in ‘Scarface’ 1983
playing Elvira Hancock in Scarface 1983
playing Susie Diamond in ‘the Fabulous Baker Boys’ 1989
playing Rita Harrison Williams in ‘I am Sam’ 2001
Posted by on Dec 29th, 2010 in Worship Wednesdays | 158comments

Inglot eye shadow test drive #1

Hello Chicas!

Last night I wore one of my Inglot eye shadows from my Freedom Palette (see previous post) tonight. It is the medium silver shade in my palette, bottom left in the image below.

I was actually very impressed with the quality of this product. It applied buttery smooth, quite pigmented, and blended well with the copperplate that I used in the crease. It stayed put all night and did not crease, shift, or fade. And get this- I did not use my primer!

Inglot eye shadow Freedom Palette
Inglot eye shadow FOTD
-Inglot medium silver shadow all over lid to just before crease
-MAC Copperplate (matte2) shadow in crease lightly.
-MAC Carbon (matte) eye shadow to darken outer 3rd of lid.
-MAC Jardin Aires pigment as inner corner highlight, used dry.
-UD 24/7 zero liner
-Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon
-Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon
Before and after Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon on the lips….  


Before Beach Tint in Watermelon (corpse lips)


… after Becca Beach Tint Watermelon.
Will be taking the other shadows in the palette for a spin very soon!
Posted by on Dec 28th, 2010 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Inglot, Reviews | 190comments

Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow palette: first impressions

Inglot square eyeshadow freedom system palette

The boy and I hit Westfield Bondi Junction today because I wanted to look at makeup, and we both wanted to scour JB HiFi (which was on a storewide 20% off sale).

At JBs a lot of stuff was sold out the day before so we walked away with some unexpected choices- I bought Tom Waits ‘Nighthawks at the Diner’ even though I had it on my computer already, a Jamie Cullum album (I have always avoided him in case he was anything like Michael Buble, but he’s great!) and somehow, inexplicably, ended up with a Susan Boyle album as well.

Getting back on the topic of discussion, I went up to an Inglot counter for the first time, and from the first swatch I was smitten. There was a huge range of colours and finishes, and everything was soft and pigmented. 

The ‘Freedom System’ is essentially a build-your-own-palette kind of deal, like the pro palettes that MAC Pro sell.   

Inglot eyeshadows, clockwise from top left: matte 376, pearl 419, pearl 444 matte 382

I decided to start small and get a quad. The top right colour in the above image is a matte medium purple grey- pretty much like MAC Scene but much more blendable; the top right shadow is a metallic olive; the bottom left is a dark pink (ok so I had the promo images of MAC Stylishly Yours collection in my head, where the model had the pink eyeshadow and winged liner); and the bottom right is a warm silver.   

From what I’ve seen so far from swatching, the colours, pigmentation, and blendability of the shadows have been very impressive (on par with some of the high end shadows I have used), but I guess the real test will be how it performs on the eyes. Will it fade or crease faster than MAC?

Inglot eye shadows swatched: matte 376, pearl 419, pearl 444 matte 382

Inglot eye shadows swatched: matte 376, pearl 419, pearl 444 matte 382
I was going to flip the eyeshadow pans to look at the shade names, but realized very quickly that the magnet holding the pans were quite strong and I would probably crack the shadows if I attempted it. So this is the receipt, with what appears to be the colour codes of the eye shadows.
Posted by on Dec 27th, 2010 in Eye shadow, Haul, Inglot, Reviews, Swatches | 157comments

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