The Sacred Hour is the time to release your inner warrior. Embrace new beginnings at daybreak and re-stoke the fire in your heart as the sun sets. Breathe in the elements, enhance your features, and express yourself. Find your courage, wisdom and power within.
Another incredibly sexy collection by Illamasqua, and one of my favourites this year. I love the medieval feel of the collection, and I’m digging the distinct looks for the ‘Dawn Spirit’ and ‘Dusk Warrior’ – representing the two ‘sacred’ hours of the day. Illamasqua has a great short film that you should check out for an in depth look at the imagery and mood for the collection.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 28th, 2013 in Blush, FOTD, Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 85420 comments. Illamasqua+Sacred+Hour+Collection%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2013-10-28+02%3A44%3A52myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8542
I was so impressed with my previous YSL Glossy Stain purchases that despite my vow to reduce makeup spending I had to “invest” in some more. The colours that I had my eyes on were unfortunately not available in Australia so I purchased them from the Nordstrom (thanks Xiao !)
I’ve reviewed #5 Rouge Vintage and #9 Rouge Laque in my previous post. Just like the other Glossy Stains I’ve used previously the colour and the shine of these lasts for hours on the lips.
*pic heavy post*
#2 Brun Glace is a pigmented deep rusty brown, which has a lovely sepia vintage photography feel to it. Strangely enough some days it looks more berry on my lips. This is my favourite Glossy Stain out of the bunch- such a beautiful autumnal colour that wears beautifully on the lips for hours. For such a dark colour it applies and wears really evenly (unlike Violet Edition which is gorgeous but settles into lip lines)
#6 Camel Croisiere is a sheer caramel toned coral nude. With each reapplication the colour becomes less muted ‘caramel’ and progressively more ‘coral’.
#1 Violet Edition is a very pigmented deep vampy plum. It is a gorgeous gorgeous colour, but it I am a bit disappointed with how the colour tends to become a little bit patchy and uneven on the lips within about 15mins of application (the more layers the worse it is), particularly with dry lips. I’m still glad I have it though because it’s a very unique colour/texture and I have nothing like it in my current stash.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Apr 11th, 2013 in FOTD, Reviews, Swatches, YSL | 70360 comments. YSL+Vernis+A+Levre+Glossy+Stains+Review+Pt+2%3A+Brun+Glace%2C+Camel+Croisiere%2C+Violet+Edition2013-04-11+08%3A06%3A55myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7036
I’m hardly what you would call a high fashion type of a girl in general, but I do love looking to the runways for makeup art inspiration each year- particularly Autumn/Winter RTW.
One of the runway looks that has stuck in my head over the years (possibly due to the simplicity and the resemblance to Modigliani paintings, which I adore) is the looks that Tom Pecheaux created for Marni A/W RTW 2010 back when he was working for MAC Cosmetics. He used MAC Flourishing matte eyeshadow as a soft wash all over the lid right up to the brows, and MAC Spice lip pencil in the centre of the lips.
I used his idea of having MAC Flourishing eyeshadow all the way up to the brows, and switched up the lipstick to something a little bit vampier.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 18th, 2013 in FOTD, Lipstick, MAC, Runway | 63250 comments. Marni%2C+Modigliani%2C+and+Me%3A+A+Runway+Inspired+FOTD+2013-01-18+01%3A20%3A36myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6325
I have another makeup look inspired by a film character. Berenice Marlohe, who is half Cambodian and half French, looked incredibly in Skyfall- she oozed danger and sultriness as befits a Bond Girl.
I tried creating a more wearable version of her sooty feline-like smokey eye. In the end I wasn’t that happy with how the look photographed, but I had fun trying!
keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Dec 20th, 2012 in FOTD, Hair | 59080 comments. Severine%3A+Skyfall+Bond+Girl+inspired+hair+and+makeup2012-12-20+00%3A58%3A28myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5908
The Lipstick Bandits strike again! And the brief for our international group of bandit beauty bloggers this month was to create a ‘vampy lip’ look for Fall.
I adore vampy lip colours, and Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in ‘Bruised Plum’ is one of my favourites. The colour is rich and deep; and the texture is perfection. I reviewed and swatched it some time ago here .
- Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime
- Medium grey taupe Inglot Matte 376 blended all over mobile lid to crease and smudged below bottom lashline.
- Inglot light dove grey ( Inglot matte 358 )blended into the crease. It is swatched here.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink to line upper and lower lashline and waterlines, extended out in a cat’s eye flick.
Illamasqua Naked Rose powder blush (review and swatches here) on apples of cheeks.
Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color in Bruised Plum (review and swatches here)
Check out the other Lipstick Bandit takes on November Vamps!
I can’t wait to see the other looks- the Lipstick Bandits are posting simultaneously so everything is shrouded in mystery right up until the last moment. This is my little bit of excitement for the monthPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Nov 19th, 2012 in FOTD, Inglot, Lipstick, Lipstick Bandits | 55280 comments. Vampy+lips+with+Tom+Ford+Bruised+Plum%3A+a+Lipstick+Bandit+post.2012-11-19+12%3A47%3A45myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5528