Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

  Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

Have you noticed anything new around here? MFV has had a little makeover, with refreshingly minimalistic banner design thanks to the lovely people at Studio Eyeberg   – the older I get the more I enjoy simplicity in design.

I also figured out how to crop images in a circle! All of the image editing software I’ve used in the past have only been able to crop squares and rectangles, but I discovered recently (through a little bit of googling) that there are online editors that will actually crop circles – some do it better than others. I like www.tuxpi.com – that’s what I used for my ‘About’ picture on the sidebar. So easy, I don’t know why I hadn”t done it earlier.

So getting to the topic of this post-here is the look I wore a couple of weekends back. I adore the combination of khaki and mustard yellow/brown- it has a warmth and a certain safari chic (see Lanvin RTW S/S 2011 for the definition of safari chic). MAC Flourishing and MAC Uninterrupted are amongst my favourite MAC mattes in terms of texture (as we all know MAC can be pretty hit and miss with their mattes), and I think they work so well together in an eyeshadow look.
MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup Look

MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup LookAbyssinian Catbird,

Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, NARS Supervixen Lip Gloss, Illamasqua Naked Rose blush

 

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Midnight blues: FOTD featuring Laura Mercier Deep Night Eyeshadow

 

Hello there!

I’m sitting in the Crowne Plaza lobby at this moment using their free wifi and giving myself a pat on the back for having these posts drafted before I left for the Northern Territory.

It’s our last night here in Darwin, and I fly back to Melbourne tomorrow afternoon. I’ve had an amazing time exploring Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu, and Litchfield in Australia’s ‘Top End’ – and of course had a fantastic time working in the Aboriginal Eye Clinic in Katherine. It feels about time to go home to Melbourne though- I’m missing Phil, Dizzy, and decent pho.

Anyhow, here is a FOTD I did a few weeks ago, using my new Laura Mercier Deep Night eyeshadow (reviewed in the previous post here)

As you can see- at that point, I hadn’t gone in with my DIY balayage correction yet so my hair here has that strange brown roots- blonde mid length – orange ends colouring to it. Bad hairdresser experience.

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Posted by on Feb 11th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, laura mercier | 0 comments.

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‘My Perfect Scarlet’ custom OCC lip tar mix and FOTD

'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and FOTD

'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and makeup look

Hello!

I mixed ‘My Perfect Scarlet’ quite awhile ago (around the same time that I mixed the deep blackberry shade ‘Black Cherry‘) and the post has been languishing in my drafts for over a month.

Ah well, better late than never! (hmm I’ve been saying that a lot lately).

I do have a good reason for being so behind on all my posting this last month- I’ve been studying like a madwoman for the final written exam of the Ocular Therapeutics post grad course that I’m doing. I thought doing Optometry was tough when I was an undergrad – I had no idea how seriously draining post grad course work + full time work + blogging was going to be. I guess I shouldn’t complain- one of my colleagues working in our practice is also doing the course with me, and he is a new father.

Now that I’ve finished my exam, I’m looking forward to having time to mix some more custom Lip Tar colours. I’m also really excited about my new empty twist up brush lipgloss containers from Lehved.com (you know, like Stila Lip Glazes) that I can package my custom Lip Tars in.

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'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and FOTD

'My Perfect Scarlet' custom OCC lip tar mix and makeup look

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I always find red lip colours extremely difficult to photograph accurately. My Perfect Scarlet, for example, looks nothing like a ‘scarlet’ in these photos- but  you’ll just have to take my word for it that in real life, it’s a darker red than it appears here. Like a blood red.

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Posted by on Nov 23rd, 2011 in FOTD, OCC cosmetics, Uncategorized | 0 comments.

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Metallic olive smoky eye with Rouge Bunny Rouge and NARS

 

 

Hello all!

As promised here is a Face of the Day with my new Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird eye shadow.  I’ve been wearing this gorgeous metallic olive/old gold eyeshadow to work quite a bit lately, and my favourite way to use it is with the silvery taupe side of  NARS Grand Palais for a soft daytime smoky eye.

 

Face of the Day Makeup Breakdown:

Eyes:

- UDPP Eden

- Silvery taupe side of NARS Grand Palais Duo  (review and swatches here) on the inner 1/3rd of top and bottom lids. I’ve applied it with a damp brush to increase intensity because it’s quite sheer otherwise.

- Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird eye shadow (review and swatches here) on the outer 2/3rds of mobile lid.

- MAC Copperplate eye shadow in crease.

- MAC Mystery eyeshadow to darken outer V.

Cheeks:

- Becca Creme Blush in Hyacinth (review and swatches here)

Lips:

- top photo: absolutely nothing except leftovers of my OCC lip tar swatchfest which I tried to rub off

- bottom photo: Revlon Demure lipstick.

 

FOTD: smoky eye with Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird and NARS Grand Palais

FOTD: smoky eye with Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird and NARS Grand Palais

 

If you’re thinking of purchasing RBR or BECCA products, here is a discount code for Zuneta that will get you 8% off.

8% Off Entire Site – Code – ZUN8 – Expires – 31-10-2011

 

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Posted by on Oct 14th, 2011 in Eye shadow, FOTD, NARS | 0 comments.

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird and Bejewelled Skylark eyeshadow

 

Rouge Bunny Rouge

Rouge Bunny Rouge

 

Rouge Bunny Rouge is a niche London-Moscow based brand that I had been wanting to try for the longest time. It is a cult favourite in the beauty blogosphere due to the incredible pigmentation of its products, luxurious texture, and its romantic “Victorian-style fairy tale and Tsarist aristocratic” styling.

I had read about their legendary buttery smooth eye shadows in a number of blogs (Dempeaux, Modesty Brown ,  London Makeup Girl, and others) so I jumped at the opportunity when Zuneta had free international shipping a month or so ago.

I picked up the Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-lasting Eyeshadows in Abyssinian Catbird, and Bejewelled Skylark (along with a couple of other RBR things- see this haul post)

 

Price: £ 22.00

Availability: www.zuneta.com shipping to Australia is £15 and is free if you spend over £ 100

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird eyeshadow

Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird eyeshadow

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bewelled Skylark eyeshadow

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bewelled Skylark eyeshadow

 

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