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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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Illamasqua Glamore: Glissade and Soaked Lipsticks Reviewed

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TRUE GLAMOUR NEVER DIES. IT EVOLVES.
TIME TO CELEBRATE THE CLASSIC.
REDEFINE YOUR OWN BRAND
OF GLAMOUROUS.

 

Glissade and Soaked Lipsticks from the new Illamasqua Glamore collection are  satin finish lipsticks with high colour payoff- the formula in these is new, and distinct from the rest of the (mostly matte) Illamasqua line. The lasting power of both Glissade and Soaked is an incredible 8+ hours (up there with the longest wearing lippies I’ve tried) through drinking and eating- mostly due to the tenacity of the colour stain on skin. If you apply these, and change your mind at the last minute about wearing it- too bad: you’re stuck with it all day (beauty bloggers note that you can only do one lip swatch per day for this formula).

I found these to be neither moisturising nor drying. They do apply evenly, with no catching on dry patches or settling into lip lines- so they are very wearable when your lips are in less than perfect condition(*waves*) .

Illamasqua Soaked lipstick is a bold tangerine orange with full opacity in one swipe. It is similar in colour to Illamasqua Ignite lipstick- Soaked is more opaque and is slightly more creamy coloured.

Illamasqua Glissade lipstick  is grape- fuschia pink with medium to full opacity in one swipe, opaque in two. It is similar toned to Illamasqua Magnetism (and similar texture and colour payoff), but lighter and pinker.

Illamasqua Glamore: Glissade and Soaked Lipsticks Swatches   Illamasqua Soaked Lipstick Swatch Glamore Collection

Illamasqua Glissade Lipstick Swatch Glamore Collection

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Posted by on Mar 29th, 2014 in Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.


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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Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick: Review and Swatches

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick: Review and Swatches

I first came across Illamasqua Magnetism lipstick when it was released with the Generation Q collection (great review on Anatomy of Beauty). At the time I wanted to pick it up, but was on a makeup no-buy so I held off purchasing this- until ASOS had a 25% off everything sale at the end of last year.

Magnetism is a cool toned deep mauvish berry  (somewhere between raspberry and grape) with full opacity. It has a creamy, slippery texture with a glossy sheen- which is quite different from the super mattes that form the vast majority of the illamasqua lipstick collection. Staying power is great for a creamy lipstick (around 3.5hrs on my lips), but not quite as long as their matte formula lipsticks (around 5hrs) keeping in mind that lipsticks generally don’t last long on me.

Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick: Review and Swatches

 

Comparison swatches (left to right) : Illamasqua Magnetism, Illamasqua Shard, Burberry Pink Azalea, Illamasqua Box

Comparison swatches to give you some colour context (left to right) : Illamasqua Magnetism, Illamasqua Shard, Burberry Pink Azalea, Illamasqua Box 

Posted by on Feb 27th, 2014 in Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.


Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain

Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain and Illamasqua Neutral Palette

Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain

 

Hello from Canberra!

A few months ago, when I was still living in Melbourne, I went to a charity masquerade ball. It was my first masked ball, so of course I was pretty excited about coming up with a hair and makeup look for the night. I like the idea of a dark vampy lip worn with a venetian mask- there’s a bit of drama and mystery to the vampy lip that I think works well here. I regret not taking a picture of my mask- it’s a black lacy looking cats eye thing.

This YSL Glossy Stain lasted me all night through eating and drinking, it really is phenomenal in terms of longevity.

 

Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain and Illamasqua Neutral Palette

 

 

Eyes:

- MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot blended all over the mobile lid to crease and applied under the lower lashline

- Wolf eyeshadow (an antique  gold with olive undertone) from the Illamasqua Neutral Palette applied to the mobile lid with a dense stiff eyeshadow brush stopping just before the crease.

- Vintage eyeshadow (dark matte chocolate brown) from the Neutral Palette used to define and darken the outer V.

- MAC Gold pigment applied to the bottom part of the upper lid (closest to the lashline).

- MAC Cork eyeshadow in crease.

- Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink to line upper lashline and darken outer third of bottom lashline

Cheeks:

- MAC Gingerly blush

- MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze.

Lips:

- MUFE lip liner #13C

- YSL Glossy Stain in Violet Edition

- Bobbi Brown Champagne eyeshadow to highlight cupid’s bow.

 

Have you been to a masked/masquerade ball before? I’d love to hear about what makeup you wore in the comments :)

 

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