MFV’s first reader survey!

Hi guys!

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One of the take home messages that I got from the Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend  was that as a beauty blogger it is really important to get to know your blog audience.

To get to know all of you a little better I’ve decided to conduct a reader survey. The information you give is completely anonymous and will not be used on it’s own- rather it will be incorporated into general trend data. The overall results may also be used in my media kit (yes, I’m finally getting around to making one.)

I would really appreciate it if you took a minute to participate.

 

 

 

Posted by on Sep 29th, 2011 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments.


Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment : a summer multi tasking hero

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment

 

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

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment Theatre of the Nameless Collection

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment

 

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment peach

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment Swatched heavily on the left, blended on right

 

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! 

 

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Posted by on Sep 27th, 2011 in Blush, FOTD, Illamasqua, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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My NARS lipstick collection

NARS lipstick collection: Heat Wave, Casablanca, Dolce Vita, Tzigane, Viridiana, Gipsy, Porte Vecchio

 

Hi all!

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, Casablanca, Dolce Vita lipsticks swatched

NARS Heat Wave, Casablanca, Dolce Vita lipsticks swatches

 

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!

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Posted by on Sep 26th, 2011 in Lipstick, NARS, Swatches | 1 comment

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It’s all over you, electric blue: NARS Outremer eyeshadow

 

 

NARS Outremer single eyeshadow electric blue

NARS Outremer single eye shadow

 

NARS Fall 2011 promo image featuring Mariacarla Boscono wearing Outreme

NARS Fall 2011 promo image featuring Mariacarla Boscono wearing Outremer

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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

 

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NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow

NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow

Review:

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.

 

NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow FOTD

NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow FOTD

 

 Keep reading after the jump!

 

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Posted by on Sep 21st, 2011 in Eye shadow, FOTD, NARS | 0 comments.

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A Family Affair- a short film by Ellis Faas

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.

 

 

 

 

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