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.)
keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 7th, 2014 in FOTD | 93420 comments. Valentine%27s+Day+Makeup%3A+Aubergine+and+Taupe+Smoky+Eye2014-02-06+13%3A08%3A37myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9342
I have loved every single Burberry Lip Velvet that I’ve ever owned, and my newest acquisition- Pink Azalea- is no exception. I love the romantic, period film quality to this shade in the matte finish.
MAC Club eyeshadow is an unlikely pairing with Pink Azalea for a day time work face, but I think it works well. Hope you like it!
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 22nd, 2014 in FOTD | 93250 comments. Burberry+Pink+Azalea+and+MAC+Club+FOTD2014-01-22+09%3A02%3A04myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9325
I wore a soft smoky eye last weekend, using my new Dior 5 Couleurs palette in Bonne Etoile (French for ‘lucky star’). The shadows are so finely milled and silky looking on the eye it’s unbelievable (swatches and detailed photos in my previous review). I quite like the dreamy quality of this colour combination- what do you think?
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 14th, 2013 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD | 81210 comments. Star+Struck%3A+Dior+Bonne+Etoile+FOTD2013-08-14+00%3A34%3A53myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8121
I’ve been having a great deal of fun playing with the new Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows in the last few weeks. Poison Ivy (a pigmented forest green metallic) has become my favourite out of the four that I’ve tried- looks boring in the pot, but so striking on the eyes. You need to try this if you have brown or warmed toned eyes.
The formula is impressive for it’s ridiculously low price point – it applies smoothly without tugging, is longlasting, and you can layer for intensity without it cracking or balling up like other cream shadows can. See my previous review for more details, swatches, and product photos.
I will be posting FOTDs featuring some of the other shades in the collection over the next fortnight or so- watch this space!
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 7th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD | 79370 comments. Poison+Ivy+FOTD+featuring+Face+Of+Australia+Budge+Proof+Eyeshadow+2013-08-06+23%3A52%3A44myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7937
I want to share a drugstore gem I’ve come across recently- the L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow in All Night Blue. I wore it to a friend’s birthday drinks on the weekend (FOTD below) and was reminded of how much I like it.
All Night Blue is a highly pigmented metallic navy with a matte black base. Gorgeous party colour that looks particularly striking on warm coloured eyes.
L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow are similar in texture to the Armani Eyes To Kill shadows- mid way between a pressed pigment and a cream shadow. I haven’t tried any of the others but the buttery smoothness and ease of blending of All Night Blue is impressive. In many ways I prefer this texture to the traditional cream eyeshadow because you get the creamy application but with less tendency to dry up and harden in the pot over time.
I find that the best way to apply this without losing any intensity of colour is to apply with a brush first, blending it to the desired placement, then applying another layer with a clean fingertip.
This colour wears quite well with almost no creasing or smudging by the end of the night. I do find that it fades a little on my eyes, even with primer (most reviewers experience very little fading so this is probably just my oily lids).
Price: RRP $19.95
Availability: Selected pharmacies and department stores
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 14th, 2013 in Bobbi Brown, Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua, Inglot, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 76540 comments. L%27Oreal+Color+Infallible+All+Night+Blue%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2013-06-14+04%3A16%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7654