Peach, Black, and Gold: Summertime Party Makeup

Peach, Black, and Gold: Summer Smoky Eye

peach and gold makeup with MAC Gold pigment and NARS Grand Palais

Chanel Destiny Blush, NARS Grand Palais, Illamasqua Neutral Palette, MAC Gold Pigment, Burberry Copper

 

I wore this makeup look to a friend’s birthday party when it was starting to get warmer in Melbourne. Peach and gold is a winner for sultry nights IMHO.

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Posted by on Nov 4th, 2013 in Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD | 0 comments.

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Emerald City: NYE Makeup Inspired By Pantone

 

 

Pantone announced that their 2013 Color of The Year is ”Emerald’ – a vivid green which works brilliantly with brown eyes. I really don’t wear green enough, and given that I own so many beautiful green eye shadows I really need to give them more lovin this year.

I thought it would be fitting to do a Pantone Emerald inspired eye makeup look to start the new year, and this was what I wore to see the fireworks on NYE in Melbourne.  I only realised this afterwards, but I wore a tangerine coloured dress that night- coincidentally Pantone’s colour of the year for 2012.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on Jan 4th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, laura mercier, MAC | 0 comments.

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Burberry Lip Mist Copper: review, swatches, FOTD.

 

Burberry Lip Mist Copper no. 202

Burberry Lip Mist Copper no. 202

 

Hellooooo!

My Funny Valentine HQ has now relocated to inner city Melbourne. I’ve been looking forward to this move for a long time and I’m absolutely smitten with the area I’m living in. I know I’ve been AWOL for awhile recently but I promise I am back with some exciting posts and FOTDs and (hopefully) some youtube vids. This particular review I had drafted over a month ago.

 

Burberry Lip Mist Copper no. 202

Burberry Lip Mist Copper no. 202

 

After getting my hands on Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry and falling in love with the formula and luxe packaging, I knew I had to try other colours in the Lip Mist range- mounting credit card debt be damned. Akisa from Beauty Swatch suggested that I try the lip mist in ‘Copper’ no. 202.

WOW.

Burberry Lip Mist Copper no. 202 swatch

Burberry Lip Mist Copper no. 202 swatch

 

Burberry Lip Mist in Copper is a medium peachy nude with a gorgeous glossy finish and sheer to medium pigmentation. I have a weakness for peachy nudes- they remind me of carefree flower children in the 70s and Bridget Bardot. I’ve learnt early on that with my skin tone I can’t really pull off most cool nudes and pale pinks (they usually make me look like a hooker).

Just like Blueberry, Copper has a beautifully moisturising ‘glaze’ type feel on the lips, and disguises chapped lips very well. Wear time is similar to other lipstick/gloss hybrids on me- around the 1hr mark.

 

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Posted by on Jul 17th, 2012 in FOTD, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Work makeup: Soft taupe smoky eye and nude lips FOTD

 

Hello!

I wore this to work the other day and I quite liked the effect of pairing a warm peachy brown base (Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes E106) with a cooler gold taupe (Fyrinnae Beholder eye shadow). I’ve also really been enjoying using a dark brown gel liner to create a softer day time smoky eye lately, and Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Espresso Ink is probably the best dark brown liner I’ve used.

You have no idea how long I’ve been looking for a deep dark neutral brown liner that stays on my waterline and doesn’t have any shimmer/ bronzey tones/ red tones (MAC Teddy Eye Khol is more of a bronze, MAC Costa Riche liner  has a reddish undertone which makes me look ill, MAC Dip Down Fluidline is not dark enough, my Stila Smudge Pot in Brown dried up so quickly and was unusable after a few weeks, and Urban Decay Whiskey pencil doesn’t stay on my waterline for more than 5 minutes). So as you might imagine it was a happy day when I first came across the Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink liner.

 

Soft taupe smoky eye and nude lips FOTD

Soft taupe smoky eye and nude lips FOTD

 

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Posted by on May 25th, 2012 in Bobbi Brown, Ellis Faas, FOTD, Reviews | 0 comments.

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: March 2012

I finally got some time to indulge in some major blog reading the last couple of days, and I’ve forgotten how much I enjoyed reading  ’what’s in my bag’ and ‘monthly favourites’ type blog posts.

I decided to photograph and list some products which have been staples in my makeup bag recently.

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily.   2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector.  3. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Illusoire  4. MAC Bronzer in 'Golden'

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily. 2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector. 3. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire 4. MAC Bronzer in ‘Golden’

 

1. Z Palette with some MAC and Inglot shadows that I use almost daily

(I have swatched and listed them below)

2. Make Up For Ever waterproof eyebrow corrector.

This gem of a product is all I use on my brows now. It’s the only thing that will last all day on me and will even stay on during a sweaty gym session. I reviewed and swatched this in my waterproof makeup post.

3. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusoire.

Such a versatile product- I use it during the day to dress up a neutral work look, and during the night to add sparkle/dimension to a smoky eye. I swatched it here, and featured it in a taupe and purple FOTD here.

4. MAC Bronzer in ‘Golden’

Hello cheekbones! I’ve discovered the joys of contouring and wild horses can’t drag me away from bronzer.

 

5. Becca Beach Tint in Peach 6. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss 7. Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry 8. Make Up For Ever HD Blush #8 PDA , 9. Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

5. Becca Beach Tint in Peach 6. NARS Chihuahua lipgloss 7. Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry 8. Make Up For Ever HD Blush #8 PDA , 9. Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream

 

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