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Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows: Review and Swatches

Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows


I was given the opportunity to try the Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows ahead of their release. I’ve really grown to love them in the past couple of weeks for their fun, vibrant colours and their excellent longevity on the eye- pretty darn good for $8.95 a pop. I plan on picking up a few more when these are released in the shops.

To me these eyeshadows don’t look like anything special when swatched, but on the eyes the colours become so much more interesting.  In the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting FOTDs featuring each of these, so stay tuned!


Face Of Australia says…

The velvety smooth and pigment-rich formula is easy to blend and lasts all day long without budging. Application is super easy with its silky smooth formula that gives you intense colour that lasts for hours. Apply onto clean eyelids using your finger or a flat brush. Apply lightly for a subtle wash of colour or layer to create a more intense look. Can be worn alone or with Face of Australia Eye Primer for even more staying power!

Price: RRP  $8.95

Availability:  From August 2013- at Priceline, Kmart, Big W & Selected Pharmacies Australia Wide


Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows: FOTD

Some of the upcoming FOTDs featuring the Budge Proof Eyeshadows are shown above: take a guess at which ones I’ve used in each image!


Bling Bling: Fine gold sparkles on an almost transparent base. The swatch doesn’t pick up the sparkles well-but they are beautiful. I like using this product on top of another colour to add shimmer, not on it’s own.

Poison Ivy: Forest green metallic. This has medium pigmentation which is easily buildable to full opacity with a few layers.

Violet Rays: Smokey aubergine purple on a dark grey base and fine lilac shimmer. With one layer this is sheer-medium but is buildable (3 layers for swatch below).

Mermaid Tears: Bright azure blue with subtle metallic finish. Medium to high pigmentation, easily buildable to full opacity.


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Posted by on Jul 30th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 225comments

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold and Pomegranate Punk: Review and Swatches

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold and Pomegranate Punk


After trying the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze and Tough as Taupe earlier in the year, they quickly became one of my most reached for cream eyeshadows because of their great formula and gorgeous colours. It was only a matter of time before I was looking for my next Color Tattoo purchase, and I ended up picking Pomegranate Punk (to dupe my shrivelled old MAC Artifact Paint Pot), and Bold Gold at the Priceline sale.


Pomegranate punk is a metallic burgundy with fine silver shimmer. It’s a sheerer, cooler toned version of MAC’s discontinued Artifact Paint Pot. It needs about 2-3 layers to get good coverage and pigmentation.

Bold Gold is a sheer neutral metallic gold base with fine gold microshimmer. I was really hoping that it would look more like molten gold on my lids, but it’s more like a sheer layer of shimmer than a molten metallic effect- I prefer it as a base colour than used on it’s own. More on that further down.

Both Pomegranate Punk and Bold Gold are sheerer than my first two Color Tattoo purchases.



Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold and Pomegranate Punk



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Posted by on Jul 4th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 2comments

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L’Oreal Color Infallible All Night Blue: Review, Swatches, FOTD



Hi everyone,

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 All Night Blue Swatch


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


L'Oreal Color Infallible All Night Blue FOTD


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Posted by on Jun 14th, 2013 in Bobbi Brown, Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 224comments

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LMFF Runway 07 Inspired Makeup: Scarlet Love



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.


Fuschia Lips, white eyeshadow Runway Inspired Makeup FOTD


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.


Fuschia Lips, white eyeshadow Runway Inspired Makeup FOTD


FOTD makeup breakdown:


– 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


Colour Riche Lipstick Intense Fuschia


If you want to see Rae Morris in action, here she is demonstrating the makeup application for this look on a model.

Posted by on May 7th, 2013 in Drugstore, FOTD, Runway | 3comments

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L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick: Review and Swatches

Color Riche lipsticks pictured above (from left to right):  Sensual Rose, Velvet Rose, Nude, Intense Fuschia, Plum Passion, Rose Tendre

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

L'Oreal Color Riche lipstick swatches: Sensual Rose, Nude, Velvet Rose, Plum Passion, Intense Fuschia, Rose Tendre


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Posted by on Apr 6th, 2013 in Drugstore, Lipstick, Reviews, Runway, Swatches | 143comments


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