Mulberry (30AUD) is a matte wine- berry with a brown undertone- a gorgeous ‘english rose’ flush of colour which can be sheered out or layered for a more dramatic look. Although this is supposed to be a lip product, I actually love using this as a cream blush on the cheeks- in fact, I prefer it as a cheek product. I tap a small amount of the product on the apples of the cheeks, then blend- it is quite pigmented when used as a blush so a little bit goes a long way. This looks fantastic as a coordinated lip and cheek colour. I’m The Laura Mercier Lip Stains have the consistency of a potted lipstick, with a slight waxiness. I find Mulberry neither drying nor moisturising on my lips, although (not surprisingly, it looks a lot nicer when applied on moisturised lips) The lasting power is not great on my lips – lasting just over 1hr, although blotting and layering extends that to 1.5-2hrs (some days I don’t mind reapplying, some days I have no time for it). Interestingly enough, the lasting power is really decent on the cheeks- almost all day wear, which is better than most blushes on me. For that reason, I probably use it more as a cheek product than a lippy.
Keep reading after the jump! (more…)Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 9th, 2014 in Blush, FOTD, laura mercier, Lip balm | 104290 comments. Laura+Mercier+Mulberry+Lip+Stain%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2014-06-09+06%3A22%3A42myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10429
A couple of weeks back, Indigo Kir Royale and I did a combined Selfridges order. It was really very naughty of me to buy more makeup given my recent reckless spending (makeup and food, mostly), but I couldn’t pass up a chance to get my hands on some Charlotte Tilbury.
www.selfridges.com ships directly to Australia, and although the shipping is expensive (a flat rate 25 pounds) – it is not too bad when shared between two or more. Plus, it’s fast. When purchasing from them, the VAT is taken off the full price (second column in the invoice after the jump)- depending on what you buy, you still end up paying significantly less than Australian prices.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Dolce Vita
NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Surabaya
NARS Velvet Gloss Pencil in Hopi
Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry
Reviews to come!
Keep reading after the jumpmyfunnyvalentine on Mar 19th, 2014 in Haul, laura mercier, NARS | 100901 commentSelfridges+Haul%3A+Charlotte+Tilbury%2C+NARS%2C+Laura+Mercier2014-03-19+03%3A27%3A59myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10090
This is a makeup look that I photographed almost a month ago when I was working in Canberra. I’m very behind with my posts!
MAC Patina eyeshadow is a gorgeous light brown with a neutral golden sheen. I haven’t worn it often in the past because it’s quite sheer and doesn’t last very long on my eyes- but recently I discovered that my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze is a wonderful base for these type of shades. With the Color Tattoo, the shade becomes opaque and Patina lasts all day.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 11th, 2014 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, laura mercier | 96320 comments. Bronze+and+Indigo+Smoky+eye+FOTD+with+Laura+Mercier+Deep+Night2014-01-11+05%3A20%3A14myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9632
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I’m sitting in the Crowne Plaza lobby at this moment using their free wifi and giving myself a pat on the back for having these posts drafted before I left for the Northern Territory.
It’s our last night here in Darwin, and I fly back to Melbourne tomorrow afternoon. I’ve had an amazing time exploring Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu, and Litchfield in Australia’s ‘Top End’ – and of course had a fantastic time working in the Aboriginal Eye Clinic in Katherine. It feels about time to go home to Melbourne though- I’m missing Phil, Dizzy, and decent pho.
Anyhow, here is a FOTD I did a few weeks ago, using my new Laura Mercier Deep Night eyeshadow (reviewed in the previous post here)
As you can see- at that point, I hadn’t gone in with my DIY balayage correction yet so my hair here has that strange brown roots- blonde mid length – orange ends colouring to it. Bad hairdresser experience.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 11th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, laura mercier | 63190 comments. Midnight+blues%3A+FOTD+featuring+Laura+Mercier+Deep+Night+Eyeshadow+2013-02-11+09%3A16%3A24myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6319
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Hello from the Northern Territory!
It’s day two of working in an incredibly well set up eye clinic within an Aboriginal health care centre in Katherine, NT. We’re in a rural setting, but the town is big enough for a YMCA with Les Mills classes, and a cinema so I consider the area well serviced where it counts Having a blast!
And thanking heavens for drafting this post before I left
In the last 6 months or so I’ve fallen in love again with my Laura Mercier Topaz lustre eyeshadow, a product that had languished untouched in my makeup drawers for at least 2-3 years. It has been a staple ‘every day’ eyeshadow, and it’s versatility is reflected in the many FOTDs I’ve used this in ( here, here, and here)
I knew I had to get my hands on some more Laura Mercier shadows, and when I saw a swatch of Deep Night on The Glitter Geek, I made up my mind to pick one up for myself.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Feb 5th, 2013 in Eye shadow, laura mercier, Reviews, Swatches | 63946commentsLaura+Mercier+Deep+Night%2C+Bamboo%2C+Topaz+Eyeshadows%3A+Review+and+Swatches2013-02-05+04%3A44%3A47myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6394
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