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Citron Pop with MAC Bitter + Neutral Face FOTD

Citron Pop with MAC Bitter + Neutral Face FOTD

Mac bitter eyeshadow, Illamaqua Naked Rose blush, Chanel Impertinence extrait de gloss

I was reading this post on one of my favourite beauty blogs ‘Anatomy of Beauty’ last week, and  I loved the bright zesty pop of green that Blanka used, made so wearable by the neutral taupe in the crease. I realised that I had not yet touched my MAC Bitter eyeshadow that I had purchased quite some time ago, and decided to take Bitter for a spin on Friday.

Bitter is a velvet finish citron-chartreuse, with sheer to medium pigmentation. I find that I need a matte white base for Bitter to show up properly on the lids- which surprised me after seeing so many  super pigmented swatches of Bitter around the internetz. It’s a gorgeous colour, though, and if you’re looking for a delicate chartreuse for Spring- Bitter works wonderfully.

 

 

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Light green and taupe eyeshadow + neutral face FOTD

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Posted by on Aug 26th, 2014 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC | 0 comments.

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Copper and Burgundy Warm Smoky Eye: NARS Surabaya FOTD

NARS Surabaya and Chanel Revelation Blush Creme FOTD_-2

NARS Surabaya and Chanel Revelation Blush Creme FOTD_

 

I seem to be having an ongoing love affair with warm eyeshadows this year- since getting my hands on the  Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita eyeshadow quad, and the NARS Surabaya Eyeshadow duo, I feel like wearing nothing else but variations on reddish burgundy.

NARS Surabaya and Chanel Revelation Blush Creme FOTD_-3

NARS Surabaya and Chanel Revelation Blush Creme FOTD_-4

Makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

- Too Faced shadow Insurance to prime.

-  Matte camel shade from Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Quad applied all over the top lid with a fluffy brush.

- Becca Eye Tint in Gilt applied to the inner 2/3 of the upper lid, stopping before the crease.

-  Yellow toned copper shade from NARS Surabaya Duo (left side) packed on to the inner 1/2 of the upper lid, and blended under inner 1/2 of the bottom lashline.

- Burgundy bronze shade from the right side of Surabaya applied heavily to the outer V, taking colour further out towards the temple,  and lightly blended in crease.

- Same burgundy bronze blended under bottom lashline, concentrating colour on the outer 1/2 of bottom lid and connecting to the colour on the top lid.

- Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink Gel Eyeliner to line upper and lower lashline and waterlines.

 Cheeks:

Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel

Lips:

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy 

Posted by on Aug 20th, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD, NARS | 0 comments.


Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel Review


Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme Review

 

Chanel Revelation Le Blush Creme de Chanel is a medium warm petal pink when swatched, but appears a little cooler and paler on my cheeks against my skin tone. I’ve swatched Revelation below, next to Le Blush Creme in Destiny, which is a golden peach matte. It is creamy in the pan, and turns to powder when blended on skin- with a glowy delicate matte finish. Layering to build up pigmenat

Lasting power before noticable fading is about the 2-3hr mark, not quite a good as Destiny but better than most cream blushes on my skin.

I’m a big fan of the Blush Creme de Chanel, and would purchase all of them if I didn’t have that pesky mortgage.

 

Chanel Revelation Blush Creme Review

Swatches: Chanel Le Blush Creme Revelation (left) Blush Creme Destiny (right)

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Posted by on Aug 18th, 2014 in Chanel, FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

  Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

Have you noticed anything new around here? MFV has had a little makeover, with refreshingly minimalistic banner design thanks to the lovely people at Studio Eyeberg   – the older I get the more I enjoy simplicity in design.

I also figured out how to crop images in a circle! All of the image editing software I’ve used in the past have only been able to crop squares and rectangles, but I discovered recently (through a little bit of googling) that there are online editors that will actually crop circles – some do it better than others. I like www.tuxpi.com – that’s what I used for my ‘About’ picture on the sidebar. So easy, I don’t know why I hadn”t done it earlier.

So getting to the topic of this post-here is the look I wore a couple of weekends back. I adore the combination of khaki and mustard yellow/brown- it has a warmth and a certain safari chic (see Lanvin RTW S/S 2011 for the definition of safari chic). MAC Flourishing and MAC Uninterrupted are amongst my favourite MAC mattes in terms of texture (as we all know MAC can be pretty hit and miss with their mattes), and I think they work so well together in an eyeshadow look.
MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup Look

MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup LookAbyssinian Catbird,

Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, NARS Supervixen Lip Gloss, Illamasqua Naked Rose blush

 

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Posted by on Jul 30th, 2014 in FOTD, Illamasqua, MAC | 0 comments.

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Radiant Orchid inspired FOTD: Purple, pink, grey and gold.

Radiant Orchid inspired FOTD with MAC Scene, MAC Fig 1, MAC Gold pigment, MAC Pink Swoon blush, and Becca Guava Beach Tint

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).

 

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