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.
- L’oreal white eyeliner applied to the top mobile lid. Any white blendable eyeliner will do, the white base just helps with accentuating the vibrance and pigmentation of bright colours like the MAC Bitter eyeshadow (which is a bit on the sheer side).
- MAC Bitter Eyeshadow packed on to the upper lid close to the lashline, and applying lightly to the inner corners. I felt like I really needed to apply quite a bit of product for the colour to show up well, even with the white base.
- MAC Cork + MAC Copperplate eyeshadow blended on the upper lids past crease
- MAC Mystery eyeshadow to darken outer V
- MAC Superslick liquid eyeliner in On The Hunt (shiny black) flicked out in a cats eye on the upper lashline.
- MAC Bronzing powder in Bronze to contour cheekbones
- llamasqua Naked Rose blush applied lightly on apples.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 26th, 2014 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC | 107150 comments. Citron+Pop+with+MAC+Bitter+%2B+Neutral+Face+FOTD2014-08-26+05%3A35%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10715
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.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jul 30th, 2014 in FOTD, Illamasqua, MAC | 106070 comments. Earthy+Greens+FOTD+with+MAC+Flourishing%2C+MAC+Uninterrupted%2C+NARS+Supervixen2014-07-30+02%3A09%3A51myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10607
Tags: Rouge Bunny Rouge
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!Posted by 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
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