If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of the Becca Ultimate Colour Glosses. They have a gorgeous colour range, and have a feather light, non sticky texture that feels great on the lips all day. The standout shade for me out of the 7 shades I’ve tried is still Berry Twist- for it’s incredible pigmentation and wear time.
I was given the opportunity to review 4 colours from the Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss range- Malibu Punch, Flamingo Crush, Palm Breeze, and Autumn Punch. I’ve also purchased the shade ‘Hummingbird’ so keep and eye out for the upcoming review.
Price: $42 Aus rrp, $33.60 at Ry.com.au
Malibu Punch is a bright tangerine orange. It looks quite intense and pigmented on application, but becomes a little more muted and ‘natural’ looking after being on the lips for over 10mins. I love how it looks with neutral eye makeup and some bronzer.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Nov 13th, 2013 in BECCA, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 89540 comments. BECCA+Ultimate+Colour+Gloss+in+Palm+Breeze%2C+Flamingo+Crush%2C+Malibu+Punch%2C+Autumn+Punch%2C+2013-11-13+04%3A10%3A24myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8954
The Sacred Hour is the time to release your inner warrior. Embrace new beginnings at daybreak and re-stoke the fire in your heart as the sun sets. Breathe in the elements, enhance your features, and express yourself. Find your courage, wisdom and power within.
Another incredibly sexy collection by Illamasqua, and one of my favourites this year. I love the medieval feel of the collection, and I’m digging the distinct looks for the ‘Dawn Spirit’ and ‘Dusk Warrior’ – representing the two ‘sacred’ hours of the day. Illamasqua has a great short film that you should check out for an in depth look at the imagery and mood for the collection.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 28th, 2013 in Blush, FOTD, Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 85420 comments. Illamasqua+Sacred+Hour+Collection%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2013-10-28+02%3A44%3A52myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8542
I had my first ever textured nail polish experience when I received these Face of Australia Carnivale nail enamels. I’ve always been very conservative when it comes to nails- I’m a one tone cream or jelly finish girl (shimmer or glitter if I’m feeling super adventurous). So I haven’t really paid much attention to all these textured nail trends in the past 12 months- until now.
Oh my goodness these are so much fun. The glitter shades in particular look amazing (yes they do remind me of Venice), and I can’t stop touching my nails when I have these on. The matte ones remind me of concrete in texture- sherbert coloured concrete! Left to right, the shades pictured above are: Mango Slurpee, Ferris Wheel, Bird of Paradise, My Island Home.
For the price point, the formulation is fantastic- they are super quick drying, apply evenly, opaque in 2 coats, and resists chipping for 3-4 days on me.
“The collection features four gorgeous matte shades reminiscent of the beautiful colours found in the sky during a summer sunset. Four glistening glitter shades are inspired by the elaborate masks worn during the great Carnevales of Europe.”
“3 Free” – Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyle Phthalate free.
Price: $5.95 RRP
Availability: Priceline, Kmart, Big W, www.fashionaddict.com.au
note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration. For more details on my editorial policy click on the PR tab.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 23rd, 2013 in Drugstore, Nail Polish, Reviews, Swatches | 89560 comments. Textured+Nails%3A+Face+Of+Australia+Carnivale+Collection+2013-10-23+00%3A46%3A19myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8956
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The Bobbi Brown gel eyeliners have been my HG eyeliner and a staple in my daily makeup routine for so long that I’m a little ashamed it’s taken this long to write about them.
I love them because they are so long wearing- not only on the upper lashline, but also on my waterline. It is pretty rare for eyeliners (including pencil, gel, cream varieties) that will stay on my waterline for more than 30 minutes, and these will go strong for 5+ hours. MAC Blacktrack Fluidline is a distance second in terms of lasting power on the water line- not bad in the scheme of things but will still fade significantly at the 2-3hr mark. The Stila Smudge pots perform about the same as Blacktrack- but they dry out so quickly in the pot that the product is virtually unusable after a few months.
Black Ink is an opaque black with good pigmentation and a matte finish. Espresso Ink is a dark blackened brown, with no reddish tones (I find it really hard to find brown liners without warm tones!)- it is quite pigmented, although my swatch doesn’t show it.
What is your favourite long lasting eye liner?
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 21st, 2013 in Bobbi Brown, Reviews, Swatches | 87510 comments. Bobbi+Brown+Gel+Eyeliner+Black+Ink+and+Espresso+Ink%3A+Review+and+Swatches2013-10-21+02%3A57%3A15myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8751
The Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette in Pretty Naughty (90 AUD) has been recently released in Australia as part of their Pretty Naughty Spring 2013 collection. The palette combines soft pastels (the ‘pretty’) with a bold charcoal centre (the ‘naughty’)- allowing you to create both soft day time looks and dramatic smoky eyes.
I don’t often use pastels or very ‘spring’ type colours regularly, so this palette has forced me to explore out of my comfort zone. I like that, and I think I will be dabbling in this colour family more over the coming Spring months in Australia. The quality of the shadows is great- finely milled, and some of these are surprisingly pigmented (particularly the charcoal black, the aqua blue, and the lilac shades).
The shades in this palette include a matte light aqua blue, a bronzey taupe shimmer, a lilac shimmer, a satin finish pale cool pink, and a shimmery charcoal in the centre. These are great colours for Spring, and the way I like to use this palette is to use two to three of these colours together in combination with other matte neutrals in my stash- I don’t think I can pull off wearing all five of these colours in the palette together in one look (although Paris from My Women Stuff does this very well).
Stay tuned for the upcoming FOTD featuring this palette!
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 16th, 2013 in Eye shadow, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 85400 comments. Estee+Lauder+Pretty+Naughty+Palette+and+Naked+Pure+Color+Sheer+Matte+Lipstick%3A+Review%2C+and+Swatches2013-10-15+23%3A58%3A03myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8540