Barely there makeup feat. SAX Plum Spice lipstick



Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick

Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick


Hi all!

For this Face of the Day, I was going for a ‘english rose’ type look with soft peach tones, flushed cheeks, and bee stung lips. I realise that colouring-wise I’m as far from an ‘english rose’ as you could get- so please indulge me here.

I’ve been crushing on my SAX lipstick in Plum Spice  lately (reviewed here). I like wearing this deep rose brown shade blended into the lips as a stain (I find that brown based shades can look a little 80’s and dated if worn with a defined edge, so I always avoid lip liners with these shades).


FOTD makeup breakdown:


– BurnOut Ocean Tested Physical Sunscreen SPF 30 +

– Lancome Teinte Idole Ultra foundation


– Too Faced Shadow Insurance

– NARS Grand Palais Duo (dusty pink side) on the mobile lid close to the lashline. (Review, swatches, FOTD here.)

– Urban Decay Toasted eyeshadow from Naked Palette (reviewed and swatched here) all over top lid to crease

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

– MAC Chromagraphic pencil NC15/NW20 on waterline.

– MUFE Waterproof eyebrow corrector


– SAX Plum Spice lipstick (reviewed and swatched here)


Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick

Barely there makeup feat. SAX Spiced Plum lipstick


Hope you like this look!

And since Diz hasn’t been seen on My Funny Valentine for awhile- here is a photo of him patrolling the hallway.


Posted by on Dec 1st, 2011 in Dizzy, Drugstore, NARS | 223comments

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Urban Decay Naked Palette FOTD #2- smoky gunmetal

As I was saying in my Urban Decay Naked Palette review, this palette is incredibly versatile and will take you from your coffee date, to night time festivities without breaking into sweat.

In this face of the day, I used the darker colours on the right side of the palette to create a night time Naked Palette look. Enjoy!

note: this smoky eye makeup look also works with Asian eye shapes- monolids and hooded lids. I find that the blue undertone of ‘Gunmetal’ from the Naked palette really accentuates the warmth in brown and hazel eyes.

For makeup breakdown and more photos, keep reading after the jump!


Posted by on Jun 26th, 2011 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 187comments

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Naked Palette FOTD #1- wearable coppery pink eye makeup

As promised, this is the first in a series of looks I am going to do using my new Urban Decay Naked Palette. One of the eye shadows in the Urban Decay Naked palette that I couldn’t wait to try first was ‘toasted’- a soft pinkish coppery shimmer.

I’ve been looking for a wearable neutral pink/brown shade for a long time, and until now haven’t really found one that I liked. MAC All That Glitters, and Expensive Pink doesn’t show up very well on my lids and tends to go a bit orange on me (though they both look SO pretty in the pan, and on other people- grrrrr)


Urban Decay Naked Palette EOTD and Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle

Urban Decay Naked Palette FOTD feat toasted and darkhorse eyeshadows

Face of the Day makeup breakdown-


Nars Sheer Glow foundation ‘Fiji’

MAC studiosculpt concealor NW 25

Urban Decay Primer Potion


– UD ‘Toasted’ all over lid

– UD ‘Dark Horse’ (a deep bronzed khaki shimmer) in the outer V and under bottom lashline

– UD ‘Sin’ (pink champagne shimmer) inner corner highlight.

note: I have swatched and reviewed the Naked Palette in the previous post, link here.


-Illamasqua ‘Hussy’ powder blush


– Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick ‘Mademoiselle’

Shimmery copper pink smokey eye with Naked Palette

Urban Decay Naked Palette FOTD feat toasted, Sin, and dark horse eyeshadows


Shimmery copper pink smokey eye with Naked Palette

coppery soft pink smokey eye with Naked Palette, Illamasqua powder blush Hussy

I keep forgetting how much I adore Chanel Rouge Coco in ‘Mademoiselle’, but when I pull it out every so often to use it I fall in love again and again. The perfect chic rose colour and full coverage in one swipe.

Unfortunately my lil sis has totally smooshed the top of the lippy, so while it’s still usable- I won’t be doing a review any time soon 🙁

Stay tuned for my Naked Palette FOTD #2, which will be a gunmetal smokey eye.


Posted by on Jun 23rd, 2011 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD | 161comments

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So I finally got Naked: UD Naked Palette review and swatches

I don’t remember the last time there was such hoopla over a non-limited edition eye shadow palette. It’s a gorgeous palette for sure, but I doubt that anybody could have predicted just how popular the Naked Palette would be, or how quickly it would sell out each time new stock arrives.

Behold- the legendary Naked Palette…


Everybody wants to look good NAKED! Far from a group of boring beige shadows, this long, lean, seductive case is packed with TWELVE gorgeous neutrals, including FIVE NEW shades, and includes our pro-quality Good Karma Shadow Brush. [description from Urban Decay website]

Price: The Naked palette retails for $48, but I paid about $55 USD for this palette on beauty bay (like the chump that I am)

Availability: , Sephora,



I generally don’t buy palettes because I usually find that I only like half the colours/textures in each palette. I’m a single eye shadows kinda gal.

The Urban Decay Palette, on the other hand, is different. Every colour is useful, gorgeous, and pigmented (I hate it when there’s only 2 colours in a quad that has decent colour payoff), and there is a good mixture of mattes and shimmers.

I feel like I could use nothing but this palette on my eyes every day for months and be quite content- you can create looks ranging from barely there, to sooty sultry eyes. Chuck in a few bright colours in your makeup bag and you are set for that long trip you’ve been planning 🙂

To prove my point, I’ve got some Face of the Days coming up using this palette- first one to go up will be tomorrow!


Naked Palette swatches- Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked

Naked Palette swatches- Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked

Naked palette swatches cont. - Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Naked palette swatches cont. - Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal



ps- I just realised that I had left out ‘smog’ in my swatches. Fail!

pps- I also just realised that I’ll probably be getting the wrong kind of traffic to this post. Ah well..  nothing to see here, boys.

Posted by on Jun 22nd, 2011 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 221comments

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