I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a FOTD makeup post outside of a review, and I think part of that is because I’ve had most of my stash in boxes for the last 6 months.
It’s good to be finally settled in and unpacked after such much moving around. The majority of my beauty things kept in boxes in Sydney have arrived safely, and I’ve got my makeup essentials/favourites arranged neatly in my new Makeup Box Shop acrylic organiser.
There is a tragic side to this story, unfortunately. My favourite lip products (shown together in this post) have gone missing. I painstakingly packaged them in bubble wrap with some other valuables- my backup external hard drive, Phil’s point and shoot camera- and it has all been lost in the move between Melbourne to Canberra (via Sydney). I suppose there’s no point in fretting- don’t lip products have a 2 year expiry anyway?
Do you guys throw out lip products after a certain period, or do you tend to keep your favourite items for years longer than recommended like I do (my working theory is- that if it looks ok and smells ok then it stays).
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jul 7th, 2014 in BECCA, Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC | 105780 comments. Radiant+Orchid+inspired+FOTD%3A+Purple%2C+pink%2C+grey+and+gold.+2014-07-07+07%3A20%3A17myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10578
I had heard good things about the Charlotte Tilbury makeup line, so when Indigo Kir Royale told me that she was going to pick up a few things from Selfridges, I jumped at the chance to do a combined order (haul post here).
The Dolce Vita palette ( £38.00) is inspired by screen sirens Sophia Loren, Monica Belluci, and Penelope Cruz, featuring rich burgundy and golden shades that I love wearing in autumn. It is quite a versatile palette if you have a few neutral mattes on hand- you can do a bold editorial styled volcanic smoky eye (a la Gucci S/S 2014), a soft rosy eye look, or a garden variety warm bronzey eye (like I did below).
Apart from the glittery copper shade, the 3 other shades in the palette have a lovely buttery texture and blend easily. The glittery shade has a hard texture that is difficult to pick up with a brush- it is best applied by pressing it on the lid with a finger.
Longevity is not amazing. I find that the eyeshadows in this palette do have a tendency to fade after about 5 hours unless I build up the colour with multiple layers- I would recommend priming well before applying to ensure all day wear. Disappointing, but not a deal breaker for me.
Top left: pale pink champagne in a frost finish and sheer to medium pigmentation.
Top right: bold rusty burgundy in a shimmery metallic finish and full pigmentation.
Bottom right: khaki brown with subtle gold shimmer and medium buildable to full pigmentation.
Bottom left: Copper glitter on a transparent base. I was hoping that this shade would be more pigmented/ dense (like a pressed version of Illamasqua Ore)
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jun 26th, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 102120 comments. Charlotte+Tilbury+The+Dolce+Vita+Eyeshadow+Palette%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2014-06-26+01%3A06%3A59myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10212
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.
Orchid Haze Eye look #1
- 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
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Apr 17th, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 103380 comments. Tom+Ford+Orchid+Haze+Quad%3A+One+quad%2C+three+looks2014-04-17+06%3A27%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10338
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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.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Apr 1st, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Uncategorized | 99290 comments. Cocoa+Mirage+Brown+Smoky+Eye+%2B+Matte+Berry+Lip+FOTD+tutorial2014-04-01+07%3A00%3A26myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9929
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.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 12th, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua | 96800 comments. Champagne+eyes+%2B+Mauve+Lips+FOTD+feat.+Illamasqua+Magnetism+Lipstick+2014-03-12+05%3A28%3A27myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9680
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