Autumn bridal makeup: berry lip, glowy eyes

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I’m still umming and ahh-ing about whether or not  to have a bold lip at my wedding (because church kiss), but I really love the idea of a deep berry lip during an Autumn wedding. Such a difficult decision to make! If you’ve worn a bold lip down the aisle, I’d love to hear how it went- did half of it end up on the groom?

I’m not sure Phil suits a vampy lip.

Berry lips soft smoky eyes bridal FOTD makeup breakdown…

Eyes:

–  Matte beige shade from the  Sleek Storm palette blended all over top lid just past the crease (3rd shadow from the left on the top row of shadows in the palette)

– Matte purple shade from Tom Ford Orchid Haze Quad in the outer V and smudged under bottom lashline

– Matte neutral greyish brown shade from Sleek Storm palette (second from the right on the bottom row of shadows) blended lightly in the crease and the outer 3rd of bottom lashline.

– Silvery shade from Orchid haze applied in the inner corner to highlight

– Shimmery taupe from Orchid Haze palette (top right) applied to the centre of the top lid and blended slightly outwards and upwards.

– Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner in Espresso Ink to line the top lashline and smudged along the edge of the lashline on the outer 3rd of the bottom lids.

Cheeks:

Laura Mercier Lip Stain in Mulberry

(yes I love wearing this lip product as a cheek colour)

Lips:  

MAC Sheen Supreme ‘Good To Be Bad’

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Tom Ford She Wolf Ombré Eye Color Trio: Review and Swatches

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After seeing the limited edition Tom Ford She Wolf  Ombré Eye Color Trio released in the US mid last year, I had been lusting after it’s monochromic chic-ness. Imagine my delight when I heard that it was being released in Australia as part of the Tom Ford Fall 2014 Color Collection.

” In the Fall 2014 Color Collection, Tom Ford focuses on the art of the seductive eye. At the heart of the collection is the limited edition Ombré Eye Color Trio of monochromatic shades that uses light and depth to create a dynamic contrast, so you can shade and contour the eyes with an extraordinary play of contrast and light. The She Wolf trio comes in three smoldering, tone-on-tone grey shades: Deep Black/ Brown, Light Charcoal, and Silver Lead. The In the Pink trio comes in three sensual pink shades and textures for a contoured nude look: Pink Rose, Pink Champagne, and Ballet Slipper Pink.”

Tom Ford She Wolf Ombré Eye Color Trio: Review and Swatches

 

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Posted by on May 1st, 2014 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Tom Ford Orchid Haze Quad: One quad, three looks

Happy Easter everyone!

Hope you’ve all got a good long weekend ahead wherever you are. Here are some looks using the Tom Ford Orchid Haze quad that I reviewed in the previous post- as you can see, it’s quite versatile for both day and night makeup looks. The shadows layer well, and look nice on their own also.

Tom Ford Orchid Haze Quad: One quad, Three Looks

 

Orchid Haze Eye look #1

Eyes:

– Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime

– Matte Aubergine from Tom Ford Orchid Crush Quad (Shade #4) blended all over mobile lid, extending towards temples. I’ve also blended this shadow underneath bottom lashline, concentrating it in the outer third.

– Champagne shade from Orchid Crush (shade #1) applied to inner corners as a highlight.

– Matte camel shade from Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Quad (any matte light brown colour will work) blended in the crease.

– Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink to line upper lashline

Cheeks:

BECCA Beach Tint Guava

Lips:

Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss in Autumn Punch.

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Posted by on Apr 17th, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 1 comment

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Tom Ford Orchid Haze Eyeshadow Quad: Review and Swatches

Tom Ford Orchid Haze Eyeshadow Quad: Review and Swatches

 

After being blown away by Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage eyeshadow quad, I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to get my hands on another quad. I purchased Orchid Haze on a whim whilst swatching and sniffing my way around DJs with some other bloggers post lunch – I was impressed with the texture of the eyeshadows in Orchid Haze quad overall, but the main clincher for me with this quad is that amazing buttery matte aubergine. From the Tom Ford palettes I own (Cocoa Mirage, Orchid Haze, and She Wolf trio), I’ve noticed that Tom Ford does matte shadows incredibly well. Buttery,  darker mattes that blend easily and evenly are notoriously difficult to find, and Tom Ford dark mattes are amongst the best in this respect.

There are some aspects of the performance of the product that is less than perfect (I’ll elaborate in my review below), but overall I’m quite fond of Orchid Haze.

 

Tom Ford Orchid Haze Eyeshadow Quad: Review and Swatches

Colour and texture

Shade #1 (top left of quad) is a frosty cool toned champagne with medium pigmentation and a buttery smooth texture. It’s an excellent cool toned champagne that I like as an inner corner highlight.

Shade #2 (top right) is a light satin brown taupe with soft mauve shimmer– it has medium pigmentation and smooth texture. This looks gorgeous layered over the top of shade #4 (matte aubergine), and gives you a beautifully dimensional complex colour.

Shade #3 (bottom left) is a dusty rose mauve with subtle pinkish shimmer. Pigmentation is medium and texture is smooth. Rosey mauve shades always looks like ass on my eyes (makes me look sick and/or sad), I’ve accepted that and moved on. It would look amazing on cooler toned ladies.

Shade #4 (bottom right) is a stunning deep ashy aubergine with a buttery matte finish and excellent pigmentation. Reminds me of MAC Blackberry eyeshadow, but far, FAR superior in texture and pigmentation. It’s probably the smoothest, most pigmented deep purple shade I own- so easy to blend on the eye and easily buildable without getting patchy when layering (some reviewers have noticed patchiness but I personally haven’t).

I have swatched the eyeshadows #1-4 is swatched left to right below. Orchid Crush in action below- top EOTD look uses shade #1 and #4; bottom EOTD uses shade #1 #2 and #4 (as labelled on the images).

I’ve got FOTDs using this quad drafted and scheduled to go live in a few days- watch this space!

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Posted by on Apr 15th, 2014 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Cocoa Mirage Brown Smoky Eye + Matte Berry Lip FOTD tutorial

Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Eyeshadow Look with Burberry Pink Azalea Lipstick

After picking up Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage quad at the end of last year, I found myself reaching for it almost daily.  For most of January I was in Perth- working and living out of a suitcase, so it was fantastic having such a versatile palette which can work with other shadows or on it’s own. 

When I couldn’t be bothered to think about what to wear on my eyes (in the morning before work, or on my way out to drinks), I would do this super simple brown smoky eye. The concentration of the liner and shadows on the outer corners gives a subtle doe eyed look, and I’ve avoided lining the waterline to make it wearable for day and night- and work with both nude lips and bold lips. 

Nothing groundbreaking here, but I thought it would be nice to show you what the shadows from the Cocoa Mirage quad look like as they’re layered step by step.

Cocoa Mirage Brown Smoky Eye + Matte Berry Lip FOTD tutorial

 

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