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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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Peony, Taupe, Sheer Nude, Plum Spice – SAX lippies swatched and reviewed

There’s been a lot of buzz in the blogosphere about the Australian drug store brand SAX cosmetics in the last 12 months, and I’ve been dying to try their lip products since reading Tine’s rave review of the SAX lip gloss in Coral (a drugstore product that could pass for Chanel? Yes please!).

I was fortunate enough to be contacted by their PR rep about trialing some of their lip products a couple of months back.

Prices:  $12.95 AU RRP for lip gloss  , $14.95 AU RPP for lipsticks

Availability: Selected pharmacies in  Australia and New Zealand – check www.saxcosmetics.com for stockists.

SAX lip glosses in Taupe and Peony

 

SAX Peony lip gloss (top), SAX Taupe lip gloss (bottom)

SAX Peony lip gloss (top), SAX Taupe lip gloss (bottom)

SAX Taupe lipgloss

This is my favourite out of the four, and something that has become somewhat of a handbag staple lately.

SAX Taupe lipgloss is a gorgeous deepened rosy caramel with incredible pigmentation (medium to full coverage) and lasting power (about 2hrs which is way above average for a gloss on me). Taupe is one of those lippies that look amazing with anything from smokey eyes to no-makeup makeup looks.

It also wears very comfortably on the lips- cushiony, moisturising, and non sticky.

Only thing I don’t like about this otherwise stellar product is the strong vanilla batter scent, which is a little too sickly sweet for my liking – thankfully the scent fades quickly.

SAX Taupe lip gloss lip swatch

SAX Taupe lip gloss lip swatch

SAX Peony lipgloss

Peony is a pale, cool toned doll pink that is a favourite amongst quite a number of bloggers.

I’ve never been able to pull off cool toned pale pinks (they always make me look like a zombie, or a hooker, or in the worst case scenario- a zombie hooker) so I found Peony didn’t suit me. It does, however, look amazing on Stef (see her lip swatch here) .

It is a little sheerer than SAX Taupe lip gloss (sheer to medium pigmentation), and has the same lovely texture, great lasting power, and scent.

SAX Peony lip gloss lip swatch

SAX Peony lip gloss lip swatch

 

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Posted by on Nov 29th, 2011 in Drugstore, Lip Gloss, Lipstick | 7comments

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They call it Stormy Monday.. FOTD with Sleek Storm Palette

 

 

shimmery purple and black Storm palette smokey eye and Chanel Extrait de gloss Impertinence

shimmery purple and black Storm palette smokey eye

 

As promised, this is the first makeup look using the Sleek Storm palette. If you haven’t already had a look, the swatches of the Storm palette (in the post just before this one)  gives you an idea of how great the shadows are in terms of pigmentation and texture. An amazing buy for $10!

 

Sleek Storm Palette eye shadows

Sleek Storm Palette eye shadows

 

Face of the day makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– UDPP

–  matte black shade I’ve labelled #12 in Sleek Storm Palette  on the mobile lid and smudged under bottom lashline.

–  Dark shimmery eggplant purple which I’ve labelled #6 in Storm Palette in crease and blended well into the matte black. I’ve also popped a little of this under bottom lashline to tie things in.

–  Matte taupe brown #11 used to blend away harsh lines in crease and under bottom lashline.

 Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on inner corner to make the highlighter colour pop.

–  Shimmery champagne #2 Sleek Storm Palette on inner corner on top of Pixie Epoxy, and on tear duct area.

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on waterline and upper lashline.

Cheeks:

– MAC Blushbaby powder blush

Lips:

– Chanel Extrait de Gloss Impertinance.

 

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Posted by on Sep 5th, 2011 in Drugstore, FOTD | 0 comments.

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Sleek Storm Palette review and swatches

 

Sleek Storm Palette

Sleek Storm Palette

 

I’ve been wanting this cult drugstore palette since last year, where I was swept away with the Storm palette buzz going around. Of course, with my luck, every time I tried to buy it it was sold out everywhere.

But now I’ve finally got my hands on one *HUZZAH*!

If you haven’t already heard of the Storm Palette- it’s basically a neutral lover’s wet dream. It’s got a great mix of mattes and shimmers and is capable of producing a whole spectrum of gorgeous looks from barely there to dark sultry eyes. If you loved the Urban Decay Naked Palette, then you need this.

I find it unbelievable that this entire palette is US$10. The quality of most of the shadows is on par with MAC and Inglot, and I would happily pay 4x the amount for the palette (please don’t tell Sleek I said that).

I purchased mine at www.sleekmakeup.com  , along with 2 other Sleek palettes which will be reviewed very soon!

 

Sleek Storm Palette (left side)

Sleek Storm Palette (left side)

 

Sleek Storm Palette swatches (left side)
Sleek Storm Palette swatched (left side)

As you can see in the swatches, the bottom three shadows from the left part of the palette are incredibly smooth and pigmented, the top three not so much. I think that the dark forest green and the steel blue shadows are really something special.

 

Sleek Storm Palette (right side)

Sleek Storm Palette (right side)

 

Sleek Storm Palette swatches (right side)
Sleek Storm Palette swatched (right side)

All the shadows on the right side of the palette are buttery smooth and pigmented. The matte black shadow on the bottom right is particularly pigmented, in fact, it’s blows MAC Carbon out of the water.

I’ll be doing a look using this palette in my Monday FOTD so stay tuned!

Posted by on Sep 2nd, 2011 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick ‘Demure’, ‘Temptress’, ‘Siren’: review and swatches

 

The Revlon ‘Fire and Ice’ collection was launched June this year. The ad campaign for this collection featuring Jessica Biel, and photographed by Mario Testino pays homage to a 1952 ad for Revlon’s first lipstick (also called ‘Fire and Ice’)  modelled by Dorian Leigh.

There are 4 lipsticks and 4 matching nail polishes in this collection. ‘Fire and Ice’ lipstick was rereleased in limited edition vintage packaging, and there  are 3 new shades joining the Super Lustrous Lipsticks family.  I was given the opportunity to try the new lipsticks-  ‘Temptress’ , ‘Demure’, and ‘Siren’

price: AU$21.95

availability: Australia: Revlon counters at Myer, and selected pharmacies. US: Duane Reade, K-Mart, Rite Way. For more information on stockists go to www.revlon.com

 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick "Fire and Ice" collection- Temptress, Demure, Siren

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Temptress', 'Demure', 'Siren'

 

 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Temptress', 'Demure', 'Siren'

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Temptress', 'Demure', 'Siren'

 

Colour

‘Demure’ is a gorgeous peachy rose quartz shade with a soft silver shimmer. It is a sheer lipstick, with about 20% coverage. This is my favourite lipstick out of the three, and when applied it it looks and feels like you are wearing a high end lippy.

‘Temptress‘ is a cool medium pink with a slight sheen. It has medium pigmentation with approximately 50% coverage on my lips. I think that this would look best on cooler skin tones.

‘Siren’ is a bright orange. It’s almost neon on me, and I actually find it quite difficult to pull off even though I love bold lips. I feel more comfortable with  the punchy  reddish orange of Revlon Colorburst lipstick in ‘Coral’ on me (reviewed here).

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Demure' lip swatch

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Demure' lip swatch

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Temptress' lip swatch

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Temptress' lip swatch

 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Siren' lip swatch

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 'Siren' lip swatch

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