Soft camel brown with gunmetal, that is.
Yes, it was a dumb title for this FOTD post, but when you’ve done a gazillion posts titled ‘soft brown smoky eye’ or similar, you tend to enjoy making up silly names. Anyway. I have been using my Tom Ford eyeshadow quad in Cocoa Mirage virtually every day since purchasing it at Sydney DJs at the end of last year- the day I shot this FOTD was no exception. I took a few photos in my hotel room before leaving for work in the morning (in Perth, #suitcasediaries) because I liked how the NARS Dogon looked with the soft warm toned browns of Cocoa Mirage.
I also quite like the way that the darker shade of NARS Dogon blends better when applied over the silky texture of the Cocoa Mirage shadows- much better than it normally does on primer alone (it tends to apply a little patchy, which is unfortunate because of how beautiful the shade is)
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 24th, 2014 in FOTD, NARS | 99200 comments. Camels+with+Guns%3A+Soft+Smoky+eye+%2B+Neutral+Face+2014-02-24+05%3A41%3A13myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9920
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
With all the moving I’ve been pretty disciplined with holding back from too many unnecessary makeup purchases (although, I suppose “unnecessary” was always open to interpretation). The Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales this year for ASOS beauty and NARS were too good to resist, and I bought some things I’ve been lusting over for ages. I also stocked up on a couple of bottles of my HG foundation- NARS Sheer Glow in Fiji.
I’ve had a good play with most of the products already, and am really taken with Watercolour blush in Gentle, NARS Red Square, and NARS Mozambique. Reviews on their way…
NARS Sheer Glow foundation
NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Red square
NARS Velvet Gloss lip pencil in Mexican Rose
NARS Eye Paint in Mozambique and Iskandar
Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eyeliner in Grey Velvet and Brown Velvet
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Gentle and Dare.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 28th, 2013 in Haul, NARS | 95570 comments. Black+Friday+2013+Haul%3A+NARS+and+Daniel+Sandler+2013-12-28+12%3A00%3A56myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9557
Tags: Daniel Sandler
Turquoise/ Azure blue was always a colour that I considered just out of my makeup comfort zone. Whenever I think of bright blue eyeshadow, images of Malibu Barbie and the mother from Bewitched come to mind and scares me off.
A few weekends ago, I tried using the new Face Of Australia Budgeproof eyeshadow as a bold graphic liner- and I quite like how it turned out. No hint of barbie- just a simple, updated take on the cat’s eye.
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime
- Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow in Mermaid Blue* applied with a stiff brush in a thick line across the upper lid and flicked outwards. I used about 3 layers to get this level of intensity.
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline pushed into the upper lashline and between lashes.
- Illamasqua Naked Rose blush on apples
- NARS Tzigane lipstick applied above Bangkok.
David Babaii Boho Beach Spray* through mid lengths to ends and scrunched through for volume and texture. This stuff smells like summer in a bottle.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 20th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Hair, Illamasqua, NARS | 80050 comments. Mermaid+Blue%3A+Graphic+Blue+Eyeliner+FOTD2013-08-20+03%3A45%3A25myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8005
NARS Pure Matte in Moscow is one of my favourite lipstick purchases of the past 12 months. It’s a beautiful autumnal terracotta red- a colour that I had been trying to hunt down for some time now (I even went so far as to create my own custom colour by mixing OCC Lip Tars ). Found this whilst browsing in Mecca last year and have been using it to death ever since.
Moscow has an almost dreamy, soft focus quality to it- a very easy to wear red that would be killer with a summer dress or jeans.
As I mentioned previously in my Burberry Lip Velvets review , the new generation matte lipstick formulas have come a long way from the (MAC) ‘Ruby Woo’ days when they used to dry my lips out like a prune. The Burberry Lip Velvets, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvets , and NARS Pure Matte (with the exception of Bangkok) are examples of beautifullly formulated matte lipsticks- non drying, light weight, and no chalkiness.
Moscow is one of these great new mattes- it applies smoothly with no tugging on the lips and does not dry my lips out. It is a medium opacity terracotta red, which is buildable to full opacity in two layers. Wear time is a good 5 hours on me (about average for a matte lipstick on my lips).
- Two faced shadow insurance to prime
- Maybelline Color Tattoo ‘Bad To The Bronze’all over mobile lid to crease
- MAC Mystery eyeshadow in outer V and smudged under bottom lashline
- Physicians formula shimmer strips eyeliner (black) to line upper and lower lashline
- MAC Blushbaby
- NARS Pure Matte Lipstick MoscowPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 20th, 2013 in FOTD, Lipstick, NARS, Reviews, Swatches | 67170 comments. NARS+Pure+Matte+Lipstick+Moscow%3A+Review%2C+Swatch%2C+FOTD2013-03-20+01%3A55%3A53myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6717
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