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
Purple is the colour du jour, with Pantone naming Radiant Orchid as the colour of the year 2014. I own surprisingly few purple toned makeup products, so I will need to ‘update’ my collection for this year.
Before this I hadn’t tried purple with a taupe/green duochrome before, and I’m rather pleased with how well Fig 1 goes well NARS Dogon. Definitely one to revisit.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 16th, 2014 in BECCA, Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC, NARS, Uncategorized | 93810 comments. Violet+Duochrome+Smoky+Eye+%2B+BECCA+Hummingbird+FOTD2014-01-16+02%3A31%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9381
This FOTD was photographed over a month ago (that’s how far behind my posts are), and I was still in Melbourne. It was a pretty frantic few weeks- I was packing for my move out of Melbourne, flying interstate for a postgrad oral exam, trying to squeeze in as many catchups as I could, and trying to sell my furniture.
My makeup that day was supposed to be my attempt at incorporating greens and ‘spring’ colours into my look, but of course it came out very much a Fall makeup look. Nevertheless I quite like the combination of MAC Flourishing and Sumptious Olive- the golden sheen from Sumptious Olive gives the eye makeup a subtle glow.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Dec 15th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC, Uncategorized | 93610 comments. Soft+Olive+Smoky+Eye+featuring+MAC+Flourishing+and+Sumptious+Olive2013-12-15+10%3A06%3A18myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9361
I love the way that blues and greens look with brown eyes, and it’s really been too long since I used these (too easy just to reach for a taupe or a brown when you don’t want to think too much!).
There’s something about this particular colour palette (khaki green, inky blue, and gold) that I tend to gravitate towards- I think it’s because these colours bring to mind the romanticism of explorers and exotic spice routes. Now that we’re getting into the Autumn and (god forbid), Winter months, I will definitely be getting my teeth into these colours.
MAC Gold pigment is the best ‘true gold’ (no sparkles, no duochrome, no pink or bronze tones) eye shadow product I have seen to date- it is intensely pigmented, finely milled, and just like molten gold. You really need the tiniest amount on a pencil brush for this highlight, and the small sample pot I got from The Body Needs has lasted me years.
- MAC Humid eyeshadow packed on to the upper mobile lid
- MAC Cork eyeshadow blended in the crease
- MAC Typographic eyeshadow (matte dark grey, not pictured here) to darken outer V
- MAC Prussian eyeshadow blended under bottom lashline
- MAC Gold pigment applied (dry) to the inner corner of the eyes with a pencil brush. Mine is a sample size from The Body Needs.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Ink to line upper lashline and bottom waterline.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on May 12th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC | 74240 comments. FOTD%3A+Khaki+Green+and+Blue+Smoky+Eyes+with+A+Pop+of+MAC+Gold+Pigment2013-05-12+10%3A43%3A36myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7424
For today’s installment of Lipstick Bandits goodness- we bring you coral lips from our bandit bloggers around the world. As I was planning the post, I realised that I hardly touched any of my coral lippies throughout the Spring and Summer just gone, so it was a nice change bringing my MAC See Sheer out for a night on the town.
MAC See Sheer is a lustre finish lipstick. It is a peachy coral colour with medium to full pigmentation and a subtle glossy sheen- as with most MAC lustre finish lippies, See Sheer has a comfortable balmy feel on the lips and is non drying.
For a second I thought about making a pun in the title involving ‘Golden Eyes’ and ‘See Sheer’. I couldn’t think of anything that wasn’t totally lame so I will have to find another blog title to pun. One day!
You may have noticed that the lighting looks different in these images. I’m experimenting with artificial lighting to extend my useful blog photography hours to past daylight- the days are getting shorter and shorter here in Australia and most days it is dark when I get up in the morning, and getting dark by the time I get home from work. These pictures were taken in my tiny bathroom with some hand held reflectors to help with the shadows. I’m struggling to get the level of clarity that I get with daylight even with manual focus on the DSLR but I suppose it’s better than not taking the pictures at all.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 15th, 2013 in FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot, Lipstick, Lipstick Bandits, MAC | 70380 comments. Golden+Eyes+and+Coral+Lips%3A+A+Lipstick+Bandits+FOTD+2013-04-15+13%3A58%3A23myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7038
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