I love the way that blues and greens look with brown eyes, and it’s really been too long since I used these (too easy just to reach for a taupe or a brown when you don’t want to think too much!).
There’s something about this particular colour palette (khaki green, inky blue, and gold) that I tend to gravitate towards- I think it’s because these colours bring to mind the romanticism of explorers and exotic spice routes. Now that we’re getting into the Autumn and (god forbid), Winter months, I will definitely be getting my teeth into these colours.
MAC Gold pigment is the best ‘true gold’ (no sparkles, no duochrome, no pink or bronze tones) eye shadow product I have seen to date- it is intensely pigmented, finely milled, and just like molten gold. You really need the tiniest amount on a pencil brush for this highlight, and the small sample pot I got from The Body Needs has lasted me years.
- MAC Humid eyeshadow packed on to the upper mobile lid
- MAC Cork eyeshadow blended in the crease
- MAC Typographic eyeshadow (matte dark grey, not pictured here) to darken outer V
- MAC Prussian eyeshadow blended under bottom lashline
- MAC Gold pigment applied (dry) to the inner corner of the eyes with a pencil brush. Mine is a sample size from The Body Needs.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Ink to line upper lashline and bottom waterline.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on May 12th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC | 74240 comments. FOTD%3A+Khaki+Green+and+Blue+Smoky+Eyes+with+A+Pop+of+MAC+Gold+Pigment2013-05-12+10%3A43%3A36myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7424
As you may know, I’m crazy about deep vampy lips- give me a nice burgundy lip with a glossy finish an I’m all yours for the taking.
The thing I really love about Brun Glace (which is shade #2, reviewed previously in this post ) is that it’s a deep vampy lip product with a long lasting shine and colour that wears evenly on the lips- these qualities are harder to find than you might think in a dark lip product. I also love how you can use lip liners under this Glossy Stain to achieve anything from a glossy mahogany brown lip, to a deep merlot, to a rusty red. Of course, you can do the same with any lipliner/lipgloss combo- but the shine never lasts as long on me with other lipglosses. Also, I find that when I wear darker colours with a glossy finish, I get a really obvious migration of the lip colour from the centre of the lips to the edges, which just means frequent touch ups to avoid the ‘dark lip liner’ look.
Anyway, look! I did a FOTD.
- TFSI to prime
- Laura Mercier Bamboo eyeshadow applied all over the lid to the crease
- MAC Reflects Gold glitter pressed onto the lid, on top of Bamboo with a flat brush
- MAC Mystery and Typographic eyeshadows to darken outer V
- MAC Mystery eyeshadow blended below bottom lashline
- MAC Omega eyeshadow to blend any harsh edges around eyeshadow.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in ‘Black’ to line waterline and top lashline
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer eyeshadow in Champagne to highlight inner corners of the eyes
- MAC Bronzing powder in Bronze to contour
- Illamasqua Ambition (from Ambition/Katie blush duo) blush on apples
- MAC Lipliner in Burgundy
- YSL Glossy Stain in #2 Brun Glace on top
Keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Apr 28th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Swatches, YSL | 71790 comments. Sparkly+taupe+eye+with+glossy+vino+lips+featuring+Brun+Glac%C3%A9+Glossy+Stain2013-04-28+02%3A05%3A37myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7179
Like most drugstore crazes, I’ve come very late to the party with these Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows. It was only when I saw James Kaliardos work his magic with the Color Tattoo ‘Tough As Taupe’ backstage at Richard Chai Fall/Winter NYFW 2013 that I really paid any attention to these products. I picked up a couple from Priceline, and fell immediately in love.
Tough as Taupe is a neutral concrete-grey taupe that has a little bit of runway edginess to it. It has medium but buildable pigmentation.
Bad to the Bronze on my eyelids is more of a neutral shimmery fawn/tan than a bronze. It is amazing as a sheer wash or in a smoky eye. Can be blended out sheer or layered for a fairly intense metallic finish.
Surprisingly these are probably comparable (if not better) formulated than the MAC Paint Pots in my opinion. They are VERY crease resistant and long wearing on my oily lids, and the product is creamy and blendable- Bad To The Bronze more blendable than Tough as Taupe, which is to be expected since the latter is a matte.
I’m very interested to see how they stand up to the test of time- I found that after about 6 months my Paint Pots (particularly the matte finish ones) have dried up considerably.
James Kaliardos backstage at Richard Chai
And here is my version of the look….
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Mar 24th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 67550 comments. Maybelline+Color+Tattoo%3A+Tough+as+Taupe+and+Bad+To+The+Bronze2013-03-24+09%3A30%3A55myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6755
“I wanted to experiment with texture and create a new way of playing with makeup. Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paints are great for mixing and are an especially easy way to apply makeup – there are infinite possibilities.”
Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder
I was recently given a chance to try 2 of the new Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paints. I’m very fond of cream eyeshadow (Chanel Illusion D’Ombres, Paint Pots, Color Tattoos- love them all!) so I was very excited about these new Tom Pecheux offerings.
The Shadow Paints come in 9 colours including neutrals and brights. I tried Cosmic- which is a metallic burgundy with silver microshimmer, and Halo- which is a pearlescent champagne.
As a number of reviewers have noticed, there is a large variation in the formula between the colours in this collection. Halo (the pearlescent champagne shade) applies beautifully with an even pearlescent finish, and lasts for hours on the lids without creasing; Cosmic (the metallic burgundy) on the other hand goes on patchy, and flakes off significantly after it dries. You must use some sort of base colour underneath Cosmic otherwise you will be seeing patches of bare eyelid when bits of the product flakes off. I would recommend testing these individually in person.
Colour-wise, think they’re both gorgeous and easy to wear. I really love Cosmic, which is such a perfect colour for a jewel toned smoky eye- it’s really such a shame that the formula is so difficult to work with on my eyes.
note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 21st, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 67471 commentEstee+Lauder+Pure+Color+Shadow+Paints+Review%3A+Cosmic+and+Halo2013-03-21+02%3A39%3A45myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6747
Apologies for some awkward moments (mostly where I can’t see what I’m doing and accidentally apply makeup like a 6yr old), and being out of focus for half the video- still trying to get used to my camera set up. It’s the second time I’ve made a video with my Canon 60D, and although I love this camera to bits staying in sharp focus is still challenge.
So much fun to shoot though! Hope you enjoy the video, and any feedback will be very much appreciated.
- Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore (reviewed and swatched here:http://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2011/… )
- Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad To The Bronze
- Two Faced Shadow Insurance
- MAC Omega, Mystery, Typographic eyeshadows (all matte)
- Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips eyeliner (reviewed here:http://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2012/… )
- MAC Bronzing powder ‘Bronze’ (reviewed and swatched here:http://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2013/…)
- Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis Blush
- Burberry List Mist ‘Copper’ (reviewed and swatchedhttp://myfunnyvalentineblog.com/2012/… )
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 19th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, YouTube | 67740 comments. Youtube+Makeup+Tutorial%3A+Bronze+Smoky+Eye+Feat.+Illamasqua+Ore+and+Maybelline+Color+Tattoo2013-03-19+02%3A18%3A05myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6774