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Black Diamond: A Shimmery Smoky Eye Feat. Chanel Mirifique

Black Diamond: A Shimmery Smokey Eye Feat. Chanel Mirifique

 

I was on my way out to dinner a few weeks ago and I felt like indulging in a little bit of sparkle. I hadn’t used my Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique for a long time so I had a play with using Mirifique together with a little bit of MAC Reflects Glitter in Gold to heighten the sparkly effect.

I love my Reflects Gold and really don’t use this enough- it gives a beautiful sophisticated sparkle without chunky glitter, and adheres to the lid really well when used with a cream shadow like the Illusion D’Ombre. I’d love to try it on taupe shadow (it’s on the list of my 358 other things I need to try).

 

 

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Posted by on Jan 22nd, 2013 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD | 24comments

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I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way: A Jessica Rabbit FOTD

 

Jessica Rabbit FOTD

Jessica Rabbit FOTD

 

Jessica Rabbit is one of my favourite cartoon characters of all time, and arguably one of the sexiest cartoon females ever drawn. She’s such a fun character, and an awesome halloween or dress up idea.

A long time ago I attempted a Jessica Rabbit FOTD on this blog (I’m not going to link it because I’m a little embarrassed by my early FOTDs). Now that my hair is actually red I thought it would be fun to try my hand at another Jessica Rabbit look.

 

Jessica Rabbit FOTD featuring Eylure, MAC, Smashbox, Chanel

Jessica Rabbit FOTD featuring Eylure, MAC, Smashbox, Chanel

 

Jessica Rabbit FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

– Urban Decay ‘Sin’ eyeshadow from the UD Naked Palette applied on lower part of mobile lid and on the inner corner to highlight. (Urban Decay Naked Palette swatched here)

– Smashbox ‘Ink’ eyeshadow on mobile lid on top of ‘Sin’

– Smashbox ‘Cabernet’ eyeshadow on outer V and blended into and past the crease.

– Smashbox ‘Cabernet’ eyeshadow smudged into outer 1/3rd of bottom lashline.

– MAC Mystery eyeshadow to darken outer V. (swatched here)

– MAC Omega eyeshadow to blend edges around top of crease. (swatched here)

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Posted by on Sep 3rd, 2012 in Chanel, FOTD, Uncategorized | 12comments

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Monochromatic Coral for summer: A Lipstick Bandits Post

Summer Coral makeup with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Ravissante

Summer Coral makeup with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Ravissante

 

It was decided by our international group of Lipstick Bandits that this instalment was going to be all about Summer brights and corals.

It’s somewhat amusing that I’m writing this post in late autumn, sitting in bed wearing two scarves, long johns, and sharing a hot water bottle with Dizzy. This is my little glimpse of warm weather, which I’m quite enjoying!

 

 

Summer Coral makeup with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Ravissante

Summer Coral makeup with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Ravissante

 

FOTD Makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids

– NARS Grand Palais Duo (dusty pink side) on mobile lid past the crease. (review and swatches here)

– MAC Embark eyeshadow to darken outer V and smudged under bottom lashline.

– Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Espresso Ink to line upper lashline and lower waterline

– Majorca Majolica Lash Expander Plus mascara

– Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Champagne to highlight inner corners and cupid’s bow.

Cheeks:

– MAC Golden Bronzer to contour

– MAC Peachy  blush

Lips:

– Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet ‘La Ravissante’

 

 

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 'La Ravissante'

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 'La Ravissante'

 

Make sure to check out the other corals we’ve picked for you- I can’t wait to be able to click through to the other Lipstick Bandits posts later on.

 

Posted by on May 28th, 2012 in Chanel, FOTD, Lipstick | 0 comments.

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The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD feat. Illamasqua Skin Base

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

When I first had a play with the Illamasqua Skin Base 01 from the Human Fundamentalism collection (review and swatches here) it struck me as the perfect white base for a range of halloween/dress-up party looks, including Marie Antoinette, Geisha looks, and any ghost/vampire/zombie looks.

I thought it would be fun to try a Marie Antoinette dress up FOTD using the Illamasqua Skin Base 01 , copious amounts of blush, and some dry shampoo to emulate Marie Antoinettes powdered wigs. After I took the photos and had a look at them I realised the my ‘Marie Antoinette’ looked like a ghaul. Ah well!

And of course I couldn’t do a Marie Antoinette FOTD without also trying to create the Kirsten Dunst bathtub scene look in Sophia Coppola’s film ‘Marie Antoinette’ (Kirsten Dunst wears black lipstick in a fantasy sequence where she utters that famous line ‘let them eat cake’). Thus the Chanel Rouge Coco Rouge Noir in the image below.

 

 

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD - with Chanel Rouge Coco Rouge Noir

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Base:

– Illamasqua Skin Base foundation 01 (pure white)

Eyes:

– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids

– NARS Grand Palais Duo (dusty pink side) all over mobile lid to crease. Swatches and review here.

– MAC Embark eyeshadow on mobile lid stopping before crease.

– Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Espresso Ink to line upper lashline.

Cheeks:

– MAC Posie Blushcreme applied low on apples of cheeks and blended downwards to jawline.

– NARS Mounia blush to deepen the blush and give some dimension.

Lips:

– Lipstick Queen Red Sinner lipstick

– Chanel Rouge Coco Rouge Noir lipstick was used in the last image.

The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD
The Ghost of Marie Antoinette Halloween FOTD
After wearing Illamasqua Skin Base 01 for the first time for this FOTD, I realised that this product requires some sort of an emollient base for it to sit properly on the skin (especially if your skin is dry like mine). I found that if I applied a sunscreen which is on the greasy side the foundation sat a lot better (and the sunscreen contributes some ‘whiteness’ to the skin tone meaning that you need less of the Skin Base). I suppose some rose hip oil or shea butter would do just as well.
Posted by on May 7th, 2012 in Chanel, FOTD, Illamasqua | 1 comment

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The Edit: beauty looks from the Paris Spring Haute Couture 2012 runways

It’s always exciting looking through the newly released images after each runway show, and the Paris Spring Haute Couture 2012 runways did not disappoint.

Here are some of my favourites…

 

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the makeup at Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012 show struck the perfect balance between ethereal and sex bomb.

I love the silver on the inner corners, the combination of soft matte white with a warm caramel crease, and the perfect highlighting.

 

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

 

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012 beauty

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012 beauty

Christian Dior S/S Haute Couture 2012

 

Christian Dior Haute Couture 2012 images courtesy of www.style.com

Chanel S/S Haute Couture 2012

 

Peter Philips has done it again, and it looks as if I’ll be needing yet another Illusion D’Ombre when the new ones are released.

Chanel S/S Haute Couture 2012

Chanel S/S Haute Couture 2012

 

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