I want to share a drugstore gem I’ve come across recently- the L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow in All Night Blue. I wore it to a friend’s birthday drinks on the weekend (FOTD below) and was reminded of how much I like it.
All Night Blue is a highly pigmented metallic navy with a matte black base. Gorgeous party colour that looks particularly striking on warm coloured eyes.
L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow are similar in texture to the Armani Eyes To Kill shadows- mid way between a pressed pigment and a cream shadow. I haven’t tried any of the others but the buttery smoothness and ease of blending of All Night Blue is impressive. In many ways I prefer this texture to the traditional cream eyeshadow because you get the creamy application but with less tendency to dry up and harden in the pot over time.
I find that the best way to apply this without losing any intensity of colour is to apply with a brush first, blending it to the desired placement, then applying another layer with a clean fingertip.
This colour wears quite well with almost no creasing or smudging by the end of the night. I do find that it fades a little on my eyes, even with primer (most reviewers experience very little fading so this is probably just my oily lids).
Price: RRP $19.95
Availability: Selected pharmacies and department stores
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jun 14th, 2013 in Bobbi Brown, Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 76540 comments. L%27Oreal+Color+Infallible+All+Night+Blue%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2013-06-14+04%3A16%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7654
As you may know, I’m crazy about deep vampy lips- give me a nice burgundy lip with a glossy finish an I’m all yours for the taking.
The thing I really love about Brun Glace (which is shade #2, reviewed previously in this post ) is that it’s a deep vampy lip product with a long lasting shine and colour that wears evenly on the lips- these qualities are harder to find than you might think in a dark lip product. I also love how you can use lip liners under this Glossy Stain to achieve anything from a glossy mahogany brown lip, to a deep merlot, to a rusty red. Of course, you can do the same with any lipliner/lipgloss combo- but the shine never lasts as long on me with other lipglosses. Also, I find that when I wear darker colours with a glossy finish, I get a really obvious migration of the lip colour from the centre of the lips to the edges, which just means frequent touch ups to avoid the ‘dark lip liner’ look.
Anyway, look! I did a FOTD.
- TFSI to prime
- Laura Mercier Bamboo eyeshadow applied all over the lid to the crease
- MAC Reflects Gold glitter pressed onto the lid, on top of Bamboo with a flat brush
- MAC Mystery and Typographic eyeshadows to darken outer V
- MAC Mystery eyeshadow blended below bottom lashline
- MAC Omega eyeshadow to blend any harsh edges around eyeshadow.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in ‘Black’ to line waterline and top lashline
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer eyeshadow in Champagne to highlight inner corners of the eyes
- MAC Bronzing powder in Bronze to contour
- Illamasqua Ambition (from Ambition/Katie blush duo) blush on apples
- MAC Lipliner in Burgundy
- YSL Glossy Stain in #2 Brun Glace on top
Keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Apr 28th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Swatches, YSL | 71790 comments. Sparkly+taupe+eye+with+glossy+vino+lips+featuring+Brun+Glac%C3%A9+Glossy+Stain2013-04-28+02%3A05%3A37myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7179
I was so impressed with my previous YSL Glossy Stain purchases that despite my vow to reduce makeup spending I had to “invest” in some more. The colours that I had my eyes on were unfortunately not available in Australia so I purchased them from the Nordstrom (thanks Xiao !)
I’ve reviewed #5 Rouge Vintage and #9 Rouge Laque in my previous post. Just like the other Glossy Stains I’ve used previously the colour and the shine of these lasts for hours on the lips.
*pic heavy post*
#2 Brun Glace is a pigmented deep rusty brown, which has a lovely sepia vintage photography feel to it. Strangely enough some days it looks more berry on my lips. This is my favourite Glossy Stain out of the bunch- such a beautiful autumnal colour that wears beautifully on the lips for hours. For such a dark colour it applies and wears really evenly (unlike Violet Edition which is gorgeous but settles into lip lines)
#6 Camel Croisiere is a sheer caramel toned coral nude. With each reapplication the colour becomes less muted ‘caramel’ and progressively more ‘coral’.
#1 Violet Edition is a very pigmented deep vampy plum. It is a gorgeous gorgeous colour, but it I am a bit disappointed with how the colour tends to become a little bit patchy and uneven on the lips within about 15mins of application (the more layers the worse it is), particularly with dry lips. I’m still glad I have it though because it’s a very unique colour/texture and I have nothing like it in my current stash.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Apr 11th, 2013 in FOTD, Reviews, Swatches, YSL | 70360 comments. YSL+Vernis+A+Levre+Glossy+Stains+Review+Pt+2%3A+Brun+Glace%2C+Camel+Croisiere%2C+Violet+Edition2013-04-11+08%3A06%3A55myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7036
L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival took place a couple of weeks ago, and I fortunately enough to get a preview of the products that makeup artist extraordinaire Rae Morris created for the runway shows. I won’t have the time to cover all the makeup that I had received- I am only going to concentrate on the products that really stood out for me.
These Color Riche lipsticks were used on the runways (you can find images of the runway look on the L’Oreal Paris Ausralia facebook page) and having never tried these before, I was quite impressed with the product texture and performance . My favourites are Intense Fuschia, Plum Passion, and Nude.
Color Riche lipsticks pictured above (from left to right):
Sensual Rose, Velvet Rose, Nude, Intense Fuschia, Plum Passion, Rose Tendre
Keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Apr 6th, 2013 in Drugstore, Lipstick, Reviews, Runway, Swatches | 70210 comments. L%27Oreal+Color+Riche+Lipstick%3A+Review+and+Swatches2013-04-06+03%3A11%3A13myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7021
Tags: L'oreal Paris
We’re back to makeup talk Here’s a couple of exciting new releases from the new Perfectly I’mperfect collection by Illamasqua.
The world isn’t perfect. But who wants to be perfect anyway? I’mperfection is an open invitation to stand up and show the world what makes you perfectly, imperfect. We want you to highlight the features other brands encourage you to cover up and celebrate your imperfections like badges of honour. So show off your freckles. Make beauty spots more beautiful. Shine a light on your birthmarks. And be proud of your scars. Because life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about celebrating who you really are.
“Within the word imperfection you’ll find I’m perfection; sometimes the soul of the word is staring you in the face. It is our so called flaws that make us unique. The beauty is in our differences, our imperfection is our beauty.” Alex Box- Creative Director.
I love the idea of a blush duo- I find that I almost never finish an entire blush on it’s own, and it would be a terrific space saver for travelling. The thing to watch out for with these duos is that you need a smaller brush to pick up the product than you would for a single blush.
Ambition is a plummy pink with very subtle gold shimmer -> sex in powder form. This is my favourite out of the two colours and quickly becoming my go-to blush for absolutely every type of look. It gives you such a amazing natural but complex flush (try it with nude lips- it is unbelievable), and can be layered to create a statement cheek.
Katie is a very pale matte bubblegum pink. It is paler than my skin tone, and although the pigmentation of the product itself is good- it doesn’t show up on my cheeks. This would suit super pale skin tones (I’m looking at you Michaela ) better than mine.
* here is a pic of me wearing Illamasqua Ambition blush on the apples of my cheeks. I’ve used MAC Bronzer to contour here as well underneath my cheekbones, a full FOTD with Ambition, Immodest, and a speckle eye will be posted shortly*
Tags: matte lipstick