Mermaid Blue: Graphic Blue Eyeliner FOTD

turquoise graphic blue eyeliner makeup look

Turquoise/ Azure blue was always a colour that I considered just out of my makeup comfort zone. Whenever I think of bright blue eyeshadow, images of Malibu Barbie and the mother from Bewitched come to mind and scares me off.

A few weekends ago, I tried using the new Face Of Australia Budgeproof eyeshadow as a bold graphic liner- and I quite like how it turned out. No hint of barbie- just a simple, updated take on the cat’s eye.

 

FOTD: Illamasqua Naked Rose blush, Time Balm, NARS Bangkok, NARS Tzigane lipstick, Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow, David Babaii Boho Beach Spray

 

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

– Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

– Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow in Mermaid Blue* applied with a stiff brush in a thick line across the upper lid and flicked outwards. I used about 3 layers to get this level of intensity.

– MAC Blacktrack Fluidline pushed into the upper lashline and between lashes.

Cheeks:

– Illamasqua Naked Rose blush on apples

Lips:

– NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Bangkok

– NARS Tzigane lipstick applied above Bangkok.

Hair:

David Babaii Boho Beach Spray* through mid lengths to ends and scrunched through for volume and texture. This stuff smells like summer in a bottle.

 

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Posted by on Aug 20th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Hair, Illamasqua, NARS | 0 comments.

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NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo: Review, Swatches, FOTD

NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo

 

When the NARS Fall 2011 collection came out, I was very excited to see NARS do a wearable pink eyeshadow. Finally, a pink that doesn’t make me look like 1. I’ve been crying all night or 2. Christina Aguilera.

I’m also a sucker for names. This Nars eyeshadow duo is named after the Grand Palais in Paris, a Beaux-Arts architectural masterpiece that was built for the Paris World Fair at the turn of the century. Brings back so many great memories of my trip there years ago!

Needless to say, I couldn’t say no to NARS Grand Palais.

 

Price:  $72 AUD (AU RPP)   $33 USD (US RPP)

Availability:  Mecca Cosmetica (Australia), NARS Counters worldwide

NARS Grand Palais Eye shadow Duo swatched

NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo -swatches

 

Colour:

The left side of the NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo is a silvery taupe with soft shimmer. Although most reviewers have said that this is very pigmented I actually find that on my skin it’s actually on the sheer side (which is why I like to use this shadow wet).

The right side is a moderately pigmented matte deep rose with a hint of terracotta. Both very unique, but also very flattering shades.

Texture: 

The silvery taupe is buttery smooth and has an amazing silky appearance on the lid.  The matte dusty rose is slightly powdery and takes a little more effort to blend compared with the left side (on par with the original MAC matte eyeshadows, and not as buttery as Inglot mattes).

Performance:

Both shadows last well on the eyes on top of my UDPP and showed very little creasing and fading.

I haven’t tried this yet, but you could probably use the matte rose shadow as a blusher.

 

NARS Grand Palais EOTD

NARS Grand Palais EOTD

 

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Posted by on Oct 5th, 2011 in Eye shadow, FOTD, NARS, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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My NARS lipstick collection

NARS lipstick collection: Heat Wave, Casablanca, Dolce Vita, Tzigane, Viridiana, Gipsy, Porte Vecchio

 

Hi all!

I had the most amazing time at The Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend/ IMATS , and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it. Once I get back home and get a chance to go through all my photos I’ll write up a proper post- here are some lippies in the meantime 🙂

I’ve decided that it’s about time I put some lip product collection swatches up on this blog. I do a lot of detailed reviews of newly acquired products, but I thought you might enjoy having birds eye view snapshots of my stash.

I think the next collection post will be Chanel or MAC.

 

NARS Heat Wave, Casablanca, Dolce Vita lipsticks swatched

NARS Heat Wave, Casablanca, Dolce Vita lipsticks swatches

 

NARS Heat Wave : Semi matte finish, extremely pigmented orange red. See one of my FOTDs with this here.

NARS Casablanca: Satin finish, ‘classic full bodied coral’ . Read my  review here.

NARS Dolce Vita : Sheer ‘dusty rose’. Read ny guest review on Makeup And Beauty Blog here.

 

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Posted by on Sep 26th, 2011 in Lipstick, NARS, Swatches | 1 comment

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It’s all over you, electric blue: NARS Outremer eyeshadow

 

 

NARS Outremer single eyeshadow electric blue

NARS Outremer single eye shadow

 

NARS Fall 2011 promo image featuring Mariacarla Boscono wearing Outreme

NARS Fall 2011 promo image featuring Mariacarla Boscono wearing Outremer

 

NARS Outremer single eyeshadow was  released as part of NARS Fall 2011 collection (modelled by the beautiful Mariacarla Boscono in the promo images). This is one of my favourite collections from NARS in recent times and I’ve also gotten my greedy little hands on the Grand Palais eyeshadow duo which will be reviewed soon.

Price: $23 USD, $45 AUD

Availability: NARS counters worldwide, Mecca Cosmetica Australia (although I’m not sure when the release date is for Australia),  www.narscosmetics.com

 

NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow

NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow

Review:

NARS Outremer eye shadow is a stunning matte electric blue that applies true to pan. Pigmentation is medium on the first layer but builds up dramatically to the colour you see in the promo image.

Like many of the NARS matte eye shadows I’ve played with, Outremer has a slightly chalky texture and is quite difficult to blend. Nothing a little bit of patience and layering can’t fix, but for an eyeshadow that they charge $45 for in Australia I would have hoped for a silkier texture.

 

NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow FOTD

NARS Tzigane lipstick and NARS Outremer single eyeshadow FOTD

 

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Posted by on Sep 21st, 2011 in Eye shadow, FOTD, NARS | 0 comments.

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Blush as eye shadow? A Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 inspired FOTD

 

Sigrid Agren backstage at Armani Fall 2011 RTW

Sigrid Agren backstage at Armani Fall 2011 RTW

Hello you!

It’s coming to the end of the weekend, which always makes me sulky. There’s so much stuff that I planned to do but hadn’t, and I still have to pack for Sydney. It’s going to be a big 2 weeks ahead, with about 15hrs of driving back and forth between home and Sydney for a therapeutics professional development course. I hate driving.

So now that I’ve gotten my end of weekend whinge off my chest, let’s talk about makeup!

When the backstage images of Giorgio Armani Fall Ready To Wear 2011 came out, I fell in love with the satiny peach shades on the model’s lids contrasted with the edgy liner work. When the gorgeous Arianne of The Glitter Geek did her version of this look recently, I just had to try it myself.

 

Blush as eye shadow? A Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 inspired FOTD

Blush as eye shadow? A Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 inspired FOTD

Blush as eye shadow? A Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 inspired EOTD

A Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 inspired EOTD with double flick liner

 

I couldn’t find a decent neutral matte peachy-fawn shade in my eyeshadow collection (all my peachy eyeshadows were too pink or had too much shimmer) so I went through my blush collection and realised that Blushbaby powder blush from MAC was perfect.

Please excuse the gangsta face. I was trying to show the eyeshadow placement haha.

 

Blush as eye shadow? A Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 inspired FOTD

Blush as eye shadow? A Giorgio Armani Fall 2011 inspired FOTD

 

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