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Bridesmaid look #1 : earthy greige eyes, pink lips

Bridesmaid look #1 : earthy greige eyes, pink lips

 

I knew for a long time that I would be doing my own makeup at my wedding- even before I got engaged. More recently I decided that I would like to do the makeup for my bridesmaids as well.

Bridal hair, on the other hand, is best left to a professional- and I’ve found someone in Hobart while I was there a few weeks ago.

I’m under no illusions that this will be an easy feat- and realise that taking on the responsibility of doing everyone’s makeup will require a fair bit of planning, and a number of ‘makeup trials’ to get to know my bridesmaids’ faces (monolids in particular will be a challenge).

Our wedding will be in a year’s time, and I’ll be throwing around some bridal makeup ideas. Some better than others, probably. Here is the first one.

Bridesmaid look #1 : earthy greige eyes, pink lips

 

Eyes:

- matte camel brown shade from Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage palette blended all over the lid to the crease

- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe applied to the upper lid below the crease.

- MAC Scene eyeshadow (matte grey) on top of Tough as Taupe to set the product. I also used a little under the bottom lashline on the outer third, to tie things together. I would have probably preferred MAC Copperplate but it’s gone missing :( :(

- MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow (matte mustard brown) to warm up the crease and smudged under the outer third of bottom lashline.

- Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink to line the upper lashline

Cheeks:

- MAC Blushbaby

- MAC Bronzing powder in Bronze.

Lips:

- NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita

Face: 

- NARS Sheer Glow in Fiji

- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

- Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray.

 

Bridesmaid look #1 : earthy greige eyes, pink lips

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The church. 

 Have you ever done the makeup for yourselves or bridal party? If you have any tips or warnings, let me know in the comments- I’d love to hear from you!

Posted by on Apr 12th, 2015 in FOTD | 0 comments.

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Jane Iredale Getaway Palette, Peach Forever Lip and Cheek Tint, Espresso Jelly Jar: Review

Jane Iredale Getaway Palette and Peach Forever Lip Tint

Jane Iredale Getaway Palette and Peach Forever Lip Tint

Jane Iredale has recently launched their ‘Country Weekend’ collection, which includes their Getaway eyeshadow palette, their Forever Peach Lip and Cheek Stain, and their Espresso eyeliner. Ry.com.au stocks this collection and gave me the opportunity to trial these products.

Jane Iredale Getaway Palette and Peach Forever Lip Tint

The Getaway palette (rrp 99 AUD, $84.16 at Ry.com.au) is quite a versatile one that you can throw in your bag knowing that you can use it for light, simple day time looks to dramatic night time smoky eyes. I love how there is a great neutral satin/matte colour (a lot of my palettes miss that critical matte base or crease colour, which means that I need to bring an extra product if I’m travelling.) The eyeshadows in this palette are all decent quality, buttery and easy to blend- and my favourite part is that they LAST FOREVER on my oily  lids without fading and creasing!

The Getaway palette consists of 5 shades:

A shimmery white highlight shade: semi sheer and finely milled so it looks great as a highlight shade for the eye area (e.g. inner corner, tear duct, etc) as well as a  highlight shade for the face (bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, etc)

A shimmery pale pink shade:very  sheer and loses it’s pink-ness when blended on top of other shadows- I don’t tend to use this shade much.

Light brown taupe shade: semi sheer (but buildable) satin. Super silky and blends like a dream. Particularly good as a base shade because it actually increases the wear time and reduces creasing in my other (pretty but poorly performing) eyeshadows

Metallic Copper: moderate to full pigmentation, buttery texture and easy to blend.

Matte charcoal black with gold specks throughout:  Very pigmented, you only need the smallest amount on the brush- because it’s quite a soft eyeshadow, you will pick up plenty of product with a light dab on the pan with a brush. Surprisingly easy to blend for a dark matte.

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Swatches of the Getaway palette

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Posted by on Apr 8th, 2015 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.


Sisley Mystery 4 Ombre Eyeshadow Palette and Lip Twist in Chestnut: Review

Sisley Mystery 4 Ombre Eyeshadow Palette and Lip Twist in Chestnut: FOTD

Sisley recently launched 2 new Phyto 4 Ombre eyeshadow palettes and some new shades to their Phyto Lip Twists collection. I had the opportunity to test out the Mystery eyeshadow palette (rrp 110 AUD)and the Phyto Lip Twist in Chestnut (rrp 50 AUD). I was particularly delighted with the Phyto Lip Twist in Chestnut- which turns out to be the perfect autumn lip.

These are available at Sisley counters at David Jones or through the David Jones website www.davidjones.com.au

Sisley Mystery 4 Ombre Eyeshadow Palette review

 

Mystery palette consists of 4 cool tones designed for a smoky eye:

Ivory – sheer white shimmer.

Matte black- pigmented charcoal black

Gun- moderately pigmented gunmetal grey

Denim -pigmented  metallic blue

These shadows have a soft creamy formula with varying degrees of pigmentation- the shimmery white shade is sheer and will need a stiff brush to pick up enough product, whereas the black shade is super pigmented that it’s easy to pick up too much product (I gave myself panda eyes a couple of times, so test on the back of your hand before going for the eyes!). The shadows are reasonably easy to blend, although I found the black one needs a bit more precision and careful blending on my eyes because of the dense pigmentation.

Although the pigmentation is great for the darker shades, I found that they tend to fade on my lids by about the 3 hour mark- a little below average for eyeshadows in general on me. I have oily lids, so longevity is difficult for a lot of eyeshadows I have used in the past, even with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and this may not be the case for other people.

IMG_9142 Phyto Lip Twist in Chestnut is a beautiful taupe-ish rose colour with a glossy finish, which is just gorgeous for autumn. It has medium pigmentation (more than I would have expected for this type of product), and surprisingly long lasting. Chestnut is lightly moisturising and feels comfortable on the lips.

It comes in a twist up “chubby stick” like dispenser, which has the convenience of not requiring sharpening (unlike other similarly styled products - NARS Velvet Gloss Pencil, I’m looking at you).

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Posted by on Mar 25th, 2015 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.


NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow Review and FOTD

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I haven’t been keeping up with the holiday collections at all lately (let’s face it- I’ve never been good at that), so when I had a look/swatch at the NARS stand over the weekend, it was the first time I had seen any of the ‘Laced With Edge’  holiday 2014 collection. When I swatched Gabon, it was instant love.

NARS says.. ” A new formulation in limited edition shades, created exclusively for the NARS LACED WITH EDGE Holiday Color Collection, Hardwired Eyeshadow redesigns NARS’ iconic powdered pigments with intense iridescence for a new feminine dimension.”

Gabon is a powder eyeshadow with a dark greyish khaki base, a metallic olive sheen,  and some gold micro glitter that looks beautiful when it catches the light. I found it difficult to capture the complexity of Gabon with the available lighting in my apartment, so you’ll just need to use your imagination here.

NARS Gabon, Urban Decay Darkhorse, Dior Bonne Etoile, MAC Sumptious Olive_

Swatches of various shimmery olive eyeshadows for comparison: (from left)- NARS Gabon, Urban Decay Dark Horse, olive shade from the Dior Bonne Etoile quad, MAC Sumptious Olive.

NARS Gabon Hardwired Eyeshadow Review and FOTD

Pigmentation is excellent, and Gabon applies fairly easily onto the lid – it’s not quite as buttery as the shadows in Surabaya Duo, but softer than many of NARS’ other offerings (e.g. the rose colour in  Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo, and the dark colour in NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo) .  The gold microshimmer disappears a little after blending, so I like to pat a little bit more product with a flat brush right at the end.

Longevity is about average for a powder eyeshadow on my oily lids, and crease resistance is above average. Slight fading after about 4 hrs, noticable fading after 6hours; slight creasing at 6-8 hours.

 

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Posted by on Mar 2nd, 2015 in Eye shadow, FOTD, NARS, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.


Khaki, gold, rose- work appropriate Christmas makeup FOTD

 

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Hello!

Hope you’ve all been well.  I’ve just come back from an (awesome) holiday in Thailand and Cambodia- and now facing the madness of  work, study, and what my friend Arjun calls “life admin”. It’s about time I did another makeup post!

This look is a work appropriate way to wear a little bit of colour for the neutral lovers amongst us. The green shade and little pop of gold also makes it a nice way to sneak in some Christmas colours- pair with a glossy red if you are feeling particularly festive.

 

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Base:

Benefit Pore-fessional

Eyes:

MAC Flourishing e/s

MAC Omega e/s

Urban Decay Half Baked e/s in the inner corner and tear duct

Bobbie Brown Espresso Ink to line

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray

Cheeks:

Illamasqua Naked Rose blush

MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze

Lips:

Burberry Lip Velvet in Antique Pink

L’Oreal Shine Caresse in Lolita

 

Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Years! x

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