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Tom Ford Orchid Haze Quad: One quad, three looks

Happy Easter everyone!

Hope you’ve all got a good long weekend ahead wherever you are. Here are some looks using the Tom Ford Orchid Haze quad that I reviewed in the previous post- as you can see, it’s quite versatile for both day and night makeup looks. The shadows layer well, and look nice on their own also.

Tom Ford Orchid Haze Quad: One quad, Three Looks

 

Orchid Haze Eye look #1

Eyes:

- Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

- Matte Aubergine from Tom Ford Orchid Crush Quad (Shade #4) blended all over mobile lid, extending towards temples. I’ve also blended this shadow underneath bottom lashline, concentrating it in the outer third.

- Champagne shade from Orchid Crush (shade #1) applied to inner corners as a highlight.

- Matte camel shade from Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Quad (any matte light brown colour will work) blended in the crease.

- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink to line upper lashline

Cheeks:

- BECCA Beach Tint Guava

Lips:

- Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss in Autumn Punch.

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Posted by on Apr 17th, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 0 comments.

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Cocoa Mirage Brown Smoky Eye + Matte Berry Lip FOTD tutorial

Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Eyeshadow Look with Burberry Pink Azalea Lipstick

After picking up Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage quad at the end of last year, I found myself reaching for it almost daily.  For most of January I was in Perth- working and living out of a suitcase, so it was fantastic having such a versatile palette which can work with other shadows or on it’s own. 

When I couldn’t be bothered to think about what to wear on my eyes (in the morning before work, or on my way out to drinks), I would do this super simple brown smoky eye. The concentration of the liner and shadows on the outer corners gives a subtle doe eyed look, and I’ve avoided lining the waterline to make it wearable for day and night- and work with both nude lips and bold lips. 

Nothing groundbreaking here, but I thought it would be nice to show you what the shadows from the Cocoa Mirage quad look like as they’re layered step by step.

Cocoa Mirage Brown Smoky Eye + Matte Berry Lip FOTD tutorial

 

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Posted by on Apr 1st, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Uncategorized | 0 comments.

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Champagne eyes + Mauve Lips FOTD feat. Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick

Champagne eyes + Mauve Lips FOTD feat. Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick

I adore mauvey grape lip colours for Autumn, but I find that they are tricky for me to pull off (I find warmer, brown based berry shades far easier to wear). I think the most flattering way to wear mauve/grape for me is as a statement lip- keeping the rest of the face neutral, minimalist, and glowy with plenty of highligher.

This is a FOTD shot that I took before going to work and I’m wearing Illamasqua Magnetism lipstick- a beautiful mauve grape/berry that I had reviewed in an earlier post. 

Champagne eyes + Mauve Lips FOTD feat. Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick

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Posted by on Mar 12th, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua | 0 comments.

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Camels with Guns: Soft Smoky eye + Neutral Face

Soft brown smoky eye with Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage and NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

Soft camel brown with gunmetal, that is.

Yes, it was a dumb title for this FOTD post, but when you’ve done a gazillion posts titled ‘soft brown smoky eye’ or similar, you tend to enjoy making up silly names.  Anyway. I have been using my Tom Ford eyeshadow quad in Cocoa Mirage virtually every day since purchasing it at Sydney DJs at the end of last year- the day I shot this FOTD was no exception. I took a few photos in my hotel room before leaving for work in the morning (in Perth, #suitcasediaries) because I liked how the NARS Dogon looked with the soft warm toned browns of Cocoa Mirage.

I also quite like the way that the darker shade of NARS Dogon blends better when applied over the silky texture of the Cocoa Mirage shadows- much better than it normally does on primer alone (it tends to apply a little patchy, which is unfortunate because of how beautiful the shade is)

Soft brown smoky eye with Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage and NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

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Posted by on Feb 24th, 2014 in FOTD, NARS | 0 comments.

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Valentine’s Day Makeup: Aubergine and Taupe Smoky Eye

Valentine's Day Makeup: Aubergine and Taupe Smoky Eye

Valentine's Day Makeup: Aubergine and Taupe Smoky Eye

Valentine’s Day is soon! Do you celebrate it? Phil and I don’t really get too excited about Feb 14 in general, but there is something romantic (and profitable, of course) about having a day of the year where everyone is on a date.

One thing about Valentine’s Day that I do notice each year is that I get a traffic spike because of the name of my blog- quite a number of people stumbling across it probably looking for gifts or date planning inspiration and finding themselves looking at makeup hahah. Well the least I could do is at least provide some sort of FOTD related to Valentine’s Day, which I seem to neglect doing most years.

Here it is!

(btw, ‘My Funny Valentine’ as a name has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day whatsoever.)

Dior Fusion Mono in Millenium, MAC Fig 1Smoky Eye

 

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