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One of the products that appealed to me the most at the preview of the Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless collection was the Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Androgen. Probably because Mikele (one of the MUAs at Illamasqua) was wearing it on his lids and cheeks and he looked so damn gorgeous.
I must admit I squee-ed a little when I saw Androgen in my event goody bag.
price: 44 AUD (Australian rrp) 24 USD (US RRP)
availability: Illamasqua counters worldwide, Sephora , www.illamasqua.com
Androgen Cream Pigment is a multitasking hero, and is made to be used anywhere on the face.
To read my review and see the FOTD, keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Sep 27th, 2011 in Blush, FOTD, Illamasqua, Reviews, Swatches | 18240 comments. Illamasqua+Androgen+Cream+Pigment+%3A+a+summer+multi+tasking+hero2011-09-27+09%3A32%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1824
I had the most amazing time at The Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend/ IMATS , and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it. Once I get back home and get a chance to go through all my photos I’ll write up a proper post- here are some lippies in the meantime
I’ve decided that it’s about time I put some lip product collection swatches up on this blog. I do a lot of detailed reviews of newly acquired products, but I thought you might enjoy having birds eye view snapshots of my stash.
I think the next collection post will be Chanel or MAC.
NARS Heat Wave : Semi matte finish, extremely pigmented orange red. See one of my FOTDs with this here.
NARS Casablanca: Satin finish, ‘classic full bodied coral’ . Read my review here.
NARS Dolce Vita : Sheer ‘dusty rose’. Read ny guest review on Makeup And Beauty Blog here.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Sep 26th, 2011 in Lipstick, NARS, Swatches | 19071 commentMy+NARS+lipstick+collection2011-09-26+07%3A26%3A01myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1907
NARS Outremer single eyeshadow was released as part of NARS Fall 2011 collection (modelled by the beautiful Mariacarla Boscono in the promo images). This is one of my favourite collections from NARS in recent times and I’ve also gotten my greedy little hands on the Grand Palais eyeshadow duo which will be reviewed soon.
Price: $23 USD, $45 AUD
Availability: NARS counters worldwide, Mecca Cosmetica Australia (although I’m not sure when the release date is for Australia), www.narscosmetics.com
NARS Outremer eye shadow is a stunning matte electric blue that applies true to pan. Pigmentation is medium on the first layer but builds up dramatically to the colour you see in the promo image.
Like many of the NARS matte eye shadows I’ve played with, Outremer has a slightly chalky texture and is quite difficult to blend. Nothing a little bit of patience and layering can’t fix, but for an eyeshadow that they charge $45 for in Australia I would have hoped for a silkier texture.
Keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Sep 21st, 2011 in Eye shadow, FOTD, NARS | 18310 comments. It%27s+all+over+you%2C+electric+blue%3A+NARS+Outremer+eyeshadow2011-09-21+08%3A51%3A10myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1831
Makeup and performance art at it’s best. Meet the family.
Film and makeup: Ellis Faas
Performance: Thijs Faas (Ellis’ brother)
Music: Flavia (Ellis’ daughter)
What a treat it is to experience the artistry of Ellis Faas, the amazing woman behind the brand, and who Vogue Paris calls “one of the most influential make-up artists of her generation”.
I was blown away by the amazing art that Ellis created using her brother’s face as a canvas, and how talented this family is.
Hope you enjoyed the short film.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 21st, 2011 in Miscellaneous | 18640 comments. A+Family+Affair-+a+short+film+by+Ellis+Faas2011-09-21+00%3A13%3A53myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1864
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