Autumn bridal makeup: berry lip, glowy eyes

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I’m still umming and ahh-ing about whether or not  to have a bold lip at my wedding (because church kiss), but I really love the idea of a deep berry lip during an Autumn wedding. Such a difficult decision to make! If you’ve worn a bold lip down the aisle, I’d love to hear how it went- did half of it end up on the groom?

I’m not sure Phil suits a vampy lip.

Berry lips soft smoky eyes bridal FOTD makeup breakdown…

Eyes:

–  Matte beige shade from the  Sleek Storm palette blended all over top lid just past the crease (3rd shadow from the left on the top row of shadows in the palette)

– Matte purple shade from Tom Ford Orchid Haze Quad in the outer V and smudged under bottom lashline

– Matte neutral greyish brown shade from Sleek Storm palette (second from the right on the bottom row of shadows) blended lightly in the crease and the outer 3rd of bottom lashline.

– Silvery shade from Orchid haze applied in the inner corner to highlight

– Shimmery taupe from Orchid Haze palette (top right) applied to the centre of the top lid and blended slightly outwards and upwards.

– Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner in Espresso Ink to line the top lashline and smudged along the edge of the lashline on the outer 3rd of the bottom lids.

Cheeks:

Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry

(yes I love wearing this lip product as a cheek colour)

Lips:  

MAC Sheen Supreme ‘Good To Be Bad’

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Radiant Orchid inspired FOTD: Purple, pink, grey and gold.

Radiant Orchid inspired FOTD with MAC Scene, MAC Fig 1, MAC Gold pigment, MAC Pink Swoon blush, and Becca Guava Beach Tint

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).

 

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Posted by on Jul 7th, 2014 in BECCA, Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC | 0 comments.

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Valentine’s Day Makeup: Aubergine and Taupe Smoky Eye

Valentine's Day Makeup: Aubergine and Taupe Smoky Eye

Valentine's Day Makeup: Aubergine and Taupe Smoky Eye

Valentine’s Day is soon! Do you celebrate it? Phil and I don’t really get too excited about Feb 14 in general, but there is something romantic (and profitable, of course) about having a day of the year where everyone is on a date.

One thing about Valentine’s Day that I do notice each year is that I get a traffic spike because of the name of my blog- quite a number of people stumbling across it probably looking for gifts or date planning inspiration and finding themselves looking at makeup hahah. Well the least I could do is at least provide some sort of FOTD related to Valentine’s Day, which I seem to neglect doing most years.

Here it is!

(btw, ‘My Funny Valentine’ as a name has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day whatsoever.)

Dior Fusion Mono in Millenium, MAC Fig 1Smoky Eye

 

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Posted by on Feb 7th, 2014 in FOTD | 0 comments.

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Taupe and Purple: A FOTD featuring Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Illusoire

Taupe and Purple: A FOTD featuring Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

Taupe and Purple: A FOTD featuring Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

Hi guys!

Sorry I’ve been missing in action lately. I had a very lazy holiday period, and when I was rested and ready to blog up a storm- My Funny Valentine came down with a mysterious case of trojan flu. Yes, again (FML).

For a few terrifying days I actually thought that I would have to either give up on the MFV for good, or move back to blogspot. Thankfully, Sarah from Dempeaux came to the rescue (well, technically her programmer boyfriend did) and we found 4 separate lines of malicious code lurking … maliciously?.. in my theme files.

I want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the lovely readers that tweeted and emailed me letting me know what the situation was on their end- what would I do without you guys?

[edit: less than 5hrs after publishing this post, Sarah from Dempeaux and her programmer boyfriend alerted me to the fact that there were suddenly hundreds of malicious lines of code on my blog seeded across a number of blog files- they were being churned out by some sort of Russian virus hiding in my TimThumb plugin files. Sarah’s boyfriend was kind enough to nurse my poor little blog back to health last night- I can’t thank them enough.]

Taupe and Purple: A FOTD featuring Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

Taupe and Purple: A FOTD featuring Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

 

So now that we’re back on track- here is a FOTD that I had been wearing quite a bit lately (I’m pretty sure I wore this on NYE) . It’s a plummy taupey soft smokey eye with a bit of Illusion D’Ombre shimmer.

 

Taupe and Purple eye makeup with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

Taupe and Purple eye makeup with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

Taupe and Purple eye makeup with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

Taupe and Purple eye makeup with Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire

 

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Posted by on Jan 12th, 2012 in Chanel, FOTD, Miscellaneous | 0 comments.

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They call it Stormy Monday.. FOTD with Sleek Storm Palette

 

 

shimmery purple and black Storm palette smokey eye and Chanel Extrait de gloss Impertinence

shimmery purple and black Storm palette smokey eye

 

As promised, this is the first makeup look using the Sleek Storm palette. If you haven’t already had a look, the swatches of the Storm palette (in the post just before this one)  gives you an idea of how great the shadows are in terms of pigmentation and texture. An amazing buy for $10!

 

Sleek Storm Palette eye shadows

Sleek Storm Palette eye shadows

 

Face of the day makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– UDPP

–  matte black shade I’ve labelled #12 in Sleek Storm Palette  on the mobile lid and smudged under bottom lashline.

–  Dark shimmery eggplant purple which I’ve labelled #6 in Storm Palette in crease and blended well into the matte black. I’ve also popped a little of this under bottom lashline to tie things in.

–  Matte taupe brown #11 used to blend away harsh lines in crease and under bottom lashline.

 Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on inner corner to make the highlighter colour pop.

–  Shimmery champagne #2 Sleek Storm Palette on inner corner on top of Pixie Epoxy, and on tear duct area.

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on waterline and upper lashline.

Cheeks:

– MAC Blushbaby powder blush

Lips:

– Chanel Extrait de Gloss Impertinance.

 

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