We celebrated my birthday this year the weekend after the actual date. P spoilt me silly with a luxury extended weekend in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania (highly recommended for both nature/hiking enthusiasts, foodies, and day spa lovers) while I was in Tasmania doing a post grad placement at the Royal Hobart Hospital eye clinic. I had an amazing time over the 5 or so days I was in Tassie, and I even got to catch up with Julie from Me My Best And I again!
The actual date of my birthday I spent mostly in pyjamas blogging and hiding from the 35 degree heatwave outside. This is the makeup that I wore on that day.
- Two faced shadow insurance to prime
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe blended on mobile lid as a colour base (reason for this is because of the flakiness of Cosmic, more details here)
- MAC Omega eyeshadow to blend colour in crease
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Shadow Paint in Cosmic (review and swatches here) blended on top of the Color Tattoo. I did 2 layers to get to this level of opacity. As you can probably see in the photo, Cosmic tends to flake off a little on the eyelids. It’s a look that looks best within 3hrs of applying.
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Shadow Paint in Halo (review and swatches here) used sparingly as an inner corner highlight.
- Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush (review and swatch here)
Burberry Lip Mist Copper
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 25th, 2013 in FOTD | 67490 comments. Birthday+makeup%3A+a+burgundy+jewel+toned+FOTD+2013-03-25+00%3A57%3A44myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6749
“I wanted to experiment with texture and create a new way of playing with makeup. Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paints are great for mixing and are an especially easy way to apply makeup – there are infinite possibilities.”
Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder
I was recently given a chance to try 2 of the new Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paints. I’m very fond of cream eyeshadow (Chanel Illusion D’Ombres, Paint Pots, Color Tattoos- love them all!) so I was very excited about these new Tom Pecheux offerings.
The Shadow Paints come in 9 colours including neutrals and brights. I tried Cosmic- which is a metallic burgundy with silver microshimmer, and Halo- which is a pearlescent champagne.
As a number of reviewers have noticed, there is a large variation in the formula between the colours in this collection. Halo (the pearlescent champagne shade) applies beautifully with an even pearlescent finish, and lasts for hours on the lids without creasing; Cosmic (the metallic burgundy) on the other hand goes on patchy, and flakes off significantly after it dries. You must use some sort of base colour underneath Cosmic otherwise you will be seeing patches of bare eyelid when bits of the product flakes off. I would recommend testing these individually in person.
Colour-wise, think they’re both gorgeous and easy to wear. I really love Cosmic, which is such a perfect colour for a jewel toned smoky eye- it’s really such a shame that the formula is so difficult to work with on my eyes.
note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 21st, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 67471 commentEstee+Lauder+Pure+Color+Shadow+Paints+Review%3A+Cosmic+and+Halo2013-03-21+02%3A39%3A45myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6747
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.
keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 4th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, laura mercier, MAC | 61240 comments. Emerald+City%3A+NYE+Makeup+Inspired+By+Pantone2013-01-04+05%3A13%3A37myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6124
Apologies for it being so quiet around here lately. These last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, and unfortunately it will continue to be madness until I make the big move to Melbourne and thing settle down sometime in July.
Exciting times ahead!
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to tell you guys about Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color blush that I received some time ago.
Estee Lauder say…
Estée Lauder introduces a new generation of cheek colour with NEW Pure Color Blush. Now cheeks are vibrant with fresh, radiant colour in an expansive new palette of shades that embrace a diverse range of skin tones. High-performance technology combines with skin-loving ingredients in this ultra-silky, modern powder blush to add instant dimension and glamour to the face, from a soft flush of colour to dramatic contours that last all day.
Cheeks are enhanced from natural to contoured with two beguiling new finishes that masterfully combine tone and texture:
· SATIN: This texture creates a soft, low sheen on cheeks for a true satin finish and refined luminosity.
· SHIMMER: This high shimmer finish creates maximum volume shades with prismatic light-reflecting pearls for a sophisticated cheek shimmer.
Price: $60 AUD
Availability: Estee Lauder counters worldwide, www.esteelauder.com.au
Sensuous Rose is a dusty rose with a hint of peach. To my eyes it is quite similar to MAC Blushbaby (one of my all time favourite cheek colours), but perhaps a little pinker. It is one of those colours which suit pretty much every look and situation.
It’s has a finely milled, velvety matte finish which turns you instantly into Grace Kelly. Well, almost.
I could go on and on about this blush, but I think the pictures speak for themselves.
note: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration only.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 8th, 2012 in Reviews, Swatches | 49571 commentEstee+Lauder+Pure+Color+Blush+Sensuous+Rose+Review2012-06-08+08%3A20%3A48myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4957
Exploring a new sensation in lip colour, Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux introduce the new Pure Color Sensuous Rouge LipColor collection, changing the modern definition of what a lipstick should be.
Two intoxicating formulas are combined to create a luscious, one-of-a-kind elixir that is introduced in 16 delicious shades. Taking cues from couture fashion, this lipstick fuses a creamy, luscious shell with a liquefied core for a lipstick that is truly uniquely decadent while marrying style and performance.
Lips will love this succulent, voluptuous lipstick that drenches in shine and moisture for a euphoric sensorial experience.
Availability: www.esteelauder.com.au , Estee Lauder counters worldwide.
Mauve is usually a colour that I adore on everyone else’s lips but mine. I’ve never been able to find a mauve lipstick that didn’t make me look sallow and ill- until now. Meet my new lipstick of choice for work.
Orchid Surrender Sensuous Rouge Lip Color makes me feel polished and a bit little more ‘grown up’, which is great in a professional setting.
Keep reading after the jump!
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 14th, 2011 in Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 17230 comments. Estee+Lauder+Orchid+Surrender+Pure+Color+Sensuous+Rouge+lipstick%3A+review%2C+swatches%2C+FOTD.2011-09-14+07%3A20%3A11myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1723