Glowy Monochromatic Work Makeup FOTD

Glowy Monochromatic Work Makeup FOTD with Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage and Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

I still can’t seem to get Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2013 out of my head. I adore Pat McGrath’s Sicilian summer inspired makeup, and often wear some variation of that glowy cats eye. This is one that I wore to work- a very neutral monochromatic look that I’m fond of when I want to look polished, but don’t want to think too hard.

Glowy Monochromatic Work Makeup FOTD with Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage and Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

 

FOTD Makeup Breakdown

Eyes:

- Matte white shade from the Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Quad on the mobile lid

- Matte light brown shade in crease and underneath bottom lashline

- Matte dark brown shade in the outer V

- Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Branded in the inner corner

- Daniel Sander Brown Velvet Eyeliner on upper lashline and smudged into outer 1/3rd of bottom lashline.

Cheeks:

- Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush in Gentle

Lips:

- Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush in Gentle (don’t do it. Dry as hell)

 

Posted by on Jan 31st, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 0 comments.

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Soft Olive Smoky Eye featuring MAC Flourishing and Sumptious Olive

Olive Smoky Eye featuring MAC Flourishing and Sumptious Olive

Olive Smoky Eye featuring MAC Flourishing and Sumptious Olive

 

This FOTD was photographed over a month ago (that’s how far behind my posts are), and I was still in Melbourne. It was a pretty frantic few weeks- I was packing for my move out of Melbourne, flying interstate for a postgrad oral exam, trying to squeeze in as many catchups as I could, and trying to sell my furniture.

My makeup that day was supposed to be my attempt at incorporating greens and ‘spring’ colours into my look, but of course it came out very much a Fall makeup look. Nevertheless I quite like the combination of MAC Flourishing and Sumptious Olive- the golden sheen from Sumptious Olive gives the eye makeup a subtle glow.

 

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Posted by on Dec 15th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC, Uncategorized | 0 comments.

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Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty Palette and Naked Pure Color Sheer Matte Lipstick: Review, and Swatches

Estee Lauder Pretty Naughty Palette

 

The Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette in Pretty Naughty (90 AUD) has been recently released in Australia as part of their Pretty Naughty Spring 2013 collection. The palette combines soft pastels (the ‘pretty’) with a bold charcoal centre (the ‘naughty’)- allowing you to create both soft day time looks and dramatic smoky eyes.

I don’t often use pastels or very ‘spring’ type colours regularly, so this palette has forced me to explore out of my comfort zone. I like that, and I think I will be dabbling in this colour family more over the coming Spring months in Australia. The quality of the shadows is great- finely milled, and some of these are surprisingly pigmented (particularly  the charcoal black, the aqua blue, and the lilac shades).

The shades in this palette include a matte light aqua blue, a bronzey taupe shimmer, a lilac shimmer, a satin finish pale cool pink, and a shimmery charcoal in the centre. These are great colours for Spring, and the way I like to use this palette is to use two to three of these colours together in combination with other matte neutrals in my stash- I don’t think I can pull off wearing all five of these colours in the palette together in one look (although Paris from My Women Stuff does this very well).

Stay tuned for the upcoming FOTD featuring this palette!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Pretty Naughty Palette

Estee Lauder Pure Color Pretty Naughty Palette Swatches

 

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Posted by on Oct 16th, 2013 in Eye shadow, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Star Struck: Dior Bonne Etoile FOTD

Dior Bonne Etoile FOTD seafoam green and blue eye makeup

 

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?

 

Dior Bonne Etoile FOTD seafoam green and blue eye makeup

 

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Posted by on Aug 14th, 2013 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD | 0 comments.

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Valentine’s Day Makeup: A Lipstick Bandits Post

 

Valentine's Day Makeup Red Lips FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the Lipstick Bandits have decided to each do a V day inspired lip.

My favourite style of makeup for Valentine’s Day is fresh, natural, and feminine- with most of the attention focused on the lips. For this FOTD I used the Ellis Faas Creamy Lips, which have a texture halfway between a lipstick and a lip stain. This makes them lightweight, and fairly transfer proof (ie. practically made for kissing :) ).

 

Valentine's Day Makeup Red Lips FOTD

 

FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

- NARS Grand Palais Duo (dusty pink side of the duo) blended all over top lids.

- MAC Copperplate eyeshadow blended on top of the Grand Palais to tone down some of the pink.

- MAC Chromagraphic pencil (light nude) NW15/NC 25  on waterline

- Individual lashes placed on the outer corner of top lashline.

Cheeks:

- MAC Bronzer in ‘Bronze’ to contour

- MAC Gingerly blush on apples

Lips:

- Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L101 ‘Ellis Red’ (review and swatches here)  and Ellis Faas Creamy Lips L102 (review and swatches here) blended on lips.

 

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