I want to share a drugstore gem I’ve come across recently- the L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow in All Night Blue. I wore it to a friend’s birthday drinks on the weekend (FOTD below) and was reminded of how much I like it.
All Night Blue is a highly pigmented metallic navy with a matte black base. Gorgeous party colour that looks particularly striking on warm coloured eyes.
L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow are similar in texture to the Armani Eyes To Kill shadows- mid way between a pressed pigment and a cream shadow. I haven’t tried any of the others but the buttery smoothness and ease of blending of All Night Blue is impressive. In many ways I prefer this texture to the traditional cream eyeshadow because you get the creamy application but with less tendency to dry up and harden in the pot over time.
I find that the best way to apply this without losing any intensity of colour is to apply with a brush first, blending it to the desired placement, then applying another layer with a clean fingertip.
This colour wears quite well with almost no creasing or smudging by the end of the night. I do find that it fades a little on my eyes, even with primer (most reviewers experience very little fading so this is probably just my oily lids).
Price: RRP $19.95
Availability: Selected pharmacies and department stores
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jun 14th, 2013 in Bobbi Brown, Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 76540 comments. L%27Oreal+Color+Infallible+All+Night+Blue%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2013-06-14+04%3A16%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7654
The look that Rae Morris created for Frankie Magazine sponsored runway 07 (Karen Walker, Kuwaii, Limedrop, Gormon, and more) combined an intense powdery white exaggerated inner corner eye look with a bright fuschia lip.
I thought it would be a fun look to try for a FOTD.
I tried staying true to the original products that Rae Morris used as much as possible, so that you get an idea of how the ‘runway’ colours look under natural day lighting. I find that the colours look VERY different to the runway/backstage images- especially the lip colour, which looks far pinker in real life than it does on the runway photos.
Some of the products that I felt didn’t work well on me I omitted (the L’Oreal Nude Magique BB cream makes me look like I have jaundice).
In retrospect, I think I should have done a much bolder brow to go with the soft, undefined quality of the eye makeup- just like what Rae Morris did on her 07 runway models. Without a bold brow look to frame the eyes with these type of looks, things just seem a little bit out of balance.
- NARS Sheer Glow in Fiji
- MAC Studiosculpt concealor
- L’Oreal Colour Riche Le Kohl in Immaculate Snow drawn on the ‘inner V’ – inner 1/2 top lashline, inner 1/3rd bottom lashline, connected at the inner corner. I blended this with a small pencil brush after applying straight from the pencil.
- L’Oreal Glam Bronze ‘La Terra’ blended in the crease
- MAC Omega eyeshadow to blend edges above crease
- Physician’s Formula shimmer strips eyeliner in black from Brown Eyes Set to line upper lashline
- L’Oreal Color Riche Le Sourcil Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown
- L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Blush on apples.
- L’Oreal Glam Bronze La Terra to contour cheekbones
If you want to see Rae Morris in action, here she is demonstrating the makeup application for this look on a model.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on May 7th, 2013 in Drugstore, FOTD, Runway | 73350 comments. LMFF+Runway+07+Inspired+Makeup%3A+Scarlet+Love2013-05-07+01%3A35%3A45myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7335
L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival took place a couple of weeks ago, and I fortunately enough to get a preview of the products that makeup artist extraordinaire Rae Morris created for the runway shows. I won’t have the time to cover all the makeup that I had received- I am only going to concentrate on the products that really stood out for me.
These Color Riche lipsticks were used on the runways (you can find images of the runway look on the L’Oreal Paris Ausralia facebook page) and having never tried these before, I was quite impressed with the product texture and performance . My favourites are Intense Fuschia, Plum Passion, and Nude.
Color Riche lipsticks pictured above (from left to right):
Sensual Rose, Velvet Rose, Nude, Intense Fuschia, Plum Passion, Rose Tendre
Keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Apr 6th, 2013 in Drugstore, Lipstick, Reviews, Runway, Swatches | 70210 comments. L%27Oreal+Color+Riche+Lipstick%3A+Review+and+Swatches2013-04-06+03%3A11%3A13myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7021
Tags: L'oreal Paris
On Sunday morning I was having a play with the ‘speckled’ eyeliner look inspired by Illamasqua’s imagery with their new I’mperfect collection.
The initial plan was to keep it subtle and delicate, but I got a little bit over excited and went all Jackson Pollock on my face. P walked in, and asked me what was wrong with my eyes- I said I was doing ‘makeup art’ – he looked doubtful and asked whether I was going to wear it out to brunch.
- Illamasqua Scribe Precision Ink eyeliner - pure white
- Lord and Berry Inkglam liquid liner- glossy black
- Majorca Majolica mascara
- MAC Bronzing powder in Bronze to contour cheekbones
- Illamasqua Ambition Blush from Ambition/Katie Duo
-Illamasqua Immodest Lipstick from the I’mperfect collection
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 31st, 2013 in Drugstore, Ellis Faas, FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot | 68140 comments. Illamasqua+I%27MPERFECT+speckled+liner+aka+Jackson+Pollock+FOTD2013-03-31+03%3A51%3A54myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6814
Tags: Bold Makeup FOTD
If you’ve been following my blog, twitter, and instagram feeds in the past couple of months- you will probably know how crazy I am about these L’Oreal Shine Caresse lip products. These beauties have just been released in Australia, and I’ve reviewed and swatched the collection here (part 1: corals, reds, nudes) and here (part 2: mauves, pinks, berries).
L’Oreal Paris has kindly offered to give away three Shine Caresse lippies (you choose the shades) to two lucky My Funny Valentine readers. That’s right- the winner gets to choose the 3 colours in the prize!
How to enter:
To enter, comment below with your 3 favourite Shine Caresse shades along with your email (so I can contact the 2 lucky winners). These 3 will be your giveaway prize!
If you prefer, you can email those details to me instead email@example.com
The competition is open to Australian residents and will run until midnight 4th April 2013 Sydney time. I will draw the two winners using a random number generator and email the winners by the 5th of April.