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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: March 2012

I finally got some time to indulge in some major blog reading the last couple of days, and I’ve forgotten how much I enjoyed reading  ‘what’s in my bag’ and ‘monthly favourites’ type blog posts.

I decided to photograph and list some products which have been staples in my makeup bag recently.

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily.   2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector.  3. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Illusoire  4. MAC Bronzer in 'Golden'

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily. 2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector. 3. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire 4. MAC Bronzer in ‘Golden’

 

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily

(I have swatched and listed them below)

2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector.

This gem of a product is all I use on my brows now. It’s the only thing that will last all day on me and will even stay on during a sweaty gym session. I reviewed and swatched this in my waterproof makeup post.

3. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire.

Such a versatile product- I use it during the day to dress up a neutral work look, and during the night to add sparkle/dimension to a smoky eye. I swatched it here, and featured it in a taupe and purple FOTD here.

4. MAC Bronzer in ‘Golden’

Hello cheekbones! I’ve discovered the joys of contouring and wild horses can’t drag me away from bronzer.

 

5. Becca Beach Tint in Peach 6. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss 7. Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry 8. Make Up For Ever HD Blush #8 PDA , 9. Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

5. Becca Beach Tint in Peach 6. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss 7. Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry 8. Make Up For Ever HD Blush #8 PDA , 9. Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

 

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Posted by on Mar 20th, 2012 in Dizzy, MAC, Miscellaneous, NARS, Skincare | 2comments

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Barely there makeup feat. SAX Plum Spice lipstick

 

 

Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick

Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick

 

Hi all!

For this Face of the Day, I was going for a ‘english rose’ type look with soft peach tones, flushed cheeks, and bee stung lips. I realise that colouring-wise I’m as far from an ‘english rose’ as you could get- so please indulge me here.

I’ve been crushing on my SAX lipstick in Plum Spice  lately (reviewed here). I like wearing this deep rose brown shade blended into the lips as a stain (I find that brown based shades can look a little 80’s and dated if worn with a defined edge, so I always avoid lip liners with these shades).

 

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Base:

– BurnOut Ocean Tested Physical Sunscreen SPF 30 +

– Lancome Teinte Idole Ultra foundation

Eyes:

– Too Faced Shadow Insurance

– NARS Grand Palais Duo (dusty pink side) on the mobile lid close to the lashline. (Review, swatches, FOTD here.)

– Urban Decay Toasted eyeshadow from Naked Palette (reviewed and swatched here) all over top lid to crease

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

– MAC Chromagraphic pencil NC15/NW20 on waterline.

– MUFE Waterproof eyebrow corrector

Lips:

– SAX Plum Spice lipstick (reviewed and swatched here)

 

Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick

Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick

 

Hope you like this look!

And since Diz hasn’t been seen on My Funny Valentine for awhile- here is a photo of him patrolling the hallway.

 


Posted by on Dec 1st, 2011 in Dizzy, Drugstore, NARS | 0 comments.

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The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits

A month ago Once upon a time.. a handful of beauty bloggers discovered their true calling over a twitter conversation through a mysterious spiritual meeting.

They realized that they were entrusted with the important task of reigniting your love affair with red lipstick. With stealth.

Our motto? Red lipstick is not an indulgence- it’s a necessity.

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits makeup

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits FOTD. I have no idea why my lips look melted together in this photo *shrugs*

FOTD Makeup breakdown:

The ‘mask’:

-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline to fill in the ‘mask’

– Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique on the nose bridge part of the mask to give a satin look to the mask.

– Illamasqua Ore Pigment to trace the top and bottom border fo the mask

Eyes:

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on top lashline

– Clinique High Impact Mascara

– MAC Chromagraphic pencil in NC15/NW20 on bottom waterline

Cheeks:

– MAC Posie Blushcreme blended from high points of cheeks to the bottom of the mask

– Revlon Colorburst Lipstick ‘Coral’ applied under the bottom edge of the ‘mask’ and blended to deepen the blush. Reviewed and swatched here.

* I don’t know how I came up with these crazy feverish cheeks. I guess I was aiming for something a little bit different- a little bit couture, and a little bit comic book heroine. 

Lips:

– ‘MFV Scarlet’ OCC custom lip tar mix all over the lips

– ‘Black Cherry’ OCC custom lip tar mix in the center of lips.

 

Okay, so I realised that I didn’t use a traditional lipstick formula. *shrugs*

 

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits makeup

The legend of the masked Lipstick Bandits makeup

 

 

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Posted by on Oct 31st, 2011 in Dizzy, FOTD, Illamasqua, Lipstick, Uncategorized | 0 comments.

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Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy: review and swatches

Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy

Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy with mini Dizzy photobomb

Prior to Pixie Epoxy I had a love hate relationship with sparkly eyeshadows. I adored the way they look when first applied, but hated the way that the sparkles would always disappear from the eye and end up on my cheeks a few hours in, even with primer.

Mariella from Musing on Beauty heard my cry for help on twitter a month or so ago and told me about Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy. So I took  myself to the Fyrinnae website, and ordered myself a tube of this, as well as some loose shadows.

[cue parting of clouds and angelic choir]

PIXIE EPOXY WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

What it does:

It works like a slightly tacky eye shadow base which grabs onto all the components of your eyeshadow. This intensifies the colour, accentuates duochrome effects, gives a foiled effect to dry shadows, and is AMAZING at keeping sparkles in place.

You do not know the potential of your shimmer/sparkle eye products until you have tried it with the Pixie Epoxy. Not exaggerating.

Ameli Black Scandal eyeshadow swatched by itself on top, and with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on bottom

Ameli Black Scandal eyeshadow swatched by itself on top, and with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on bottom

 

How to use it:

You need the tiniest dab of this on the eyelid. Blend out to where you want to place the shimmer/glitter shadow, and give it a little time to dry down slightly (it should feel slightly tacky but not wet).  Apply the eyeshadow in a patting motion with a flat brush and then blend edges well.

When I first used this product, I used the same amount as I normally would with my Urban Decay Primer Potion, and believe me, it was a hot mess. Learn from my mistakes! 

The Pixie Epoxy is not meant to be used under matte eyeshadows. When I’m doing a look with a matte eyeshadow (in the crease for example), what I found works best for me is to blend the matte shadows in before applying the Pixie Epoxy. Then I would apply a tiny dab of the Pixie Epoxy over the top where I want the shimmer shadow.

This product is not a primer, so you will need your usual eyeshadow primer underneath (I use UDPP) to stop creasing .

Final thoughts:

This is a cult product for a reason. I feel like it’s breathed new life into my eye shadows and really believe that everyone needs to give this a try.

I will be posting a FOTD look using the Ameli eye shadow (swatched above) with Pixie Epoxy in the next day or two.

Price:  $7.00 US

Availability: www.fyrinnae.com  (the site is down at the moment, and I have no idea how long it will be before you can order again. Online service is not Fyrinnae’s strong point. Neither is shipping time)

 

Posted by on Aug 22nd, 2011 in Dizzy, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Shimmery teal eye for grownups feat. Inglot (and kittehs!)

 

Face of the day makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

–  UDPP

– Inglot Pearl 414 (shimmery teal) on the mobile lid. reviewed and swatched here.

– ‘Buck’ eye shadow from Urban Decay Naked Palette blended in crease and slightly above.

– ‘Creep’ eye shadow’ from Naked Palette to darken outer 1/3rd.

– Bobbi Brown gel liner

Cheeks:

MAC Bronzer ‘Golden’ to contour

MAC Gingerly blush on apples

Lips:

-Hourglass ‘Eden’ lip gloss

 

 

In other news, my family came to visit last weekend. Dizzy was so excited to see his cuz Mango (the ginger tabby on the left) and the boys spent the weekend rumbling, tearing the place apart, and chilling out in high places.

Like on top of the fridge.

 

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