Monday, June 23, 2014

Blue Eyeshadow - Yay or Nay?

The other night we went out to dinner and I was inspired to do a blue eyeshadow look as the dress I had on had some bright splashes of blue through it.

I know most people associate blue eyeshadow with the 80's but I really like it and I think that if the colour isn't too heavy it can look quite pretty so long as you keep the rest of your makeup subtle.

For this look I busted out my 120 pro-palette and did a blend of the three blue shades I have circled below. The palest shade on the top row is what I applied all over my lid, with the first light blue shade on the second row applied to the centre of my lid. The darker shade on the second row is what I blended into the outer corner and into the crease.

The rest of the products I used to complete this look were as follows:

* Avon's Ideal Shade Souffle Foundation in Ivory
* Mirenesse Touch On Concealer in Golden Cream
* Physicians Formula Transluscent Pressed Powder
* Bourjois Bronzing Power in Fair to contour
* Bourjois Blush in Rose Pompon

* Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Macara in Noir Max
* Mirenesse Seamless Velvet Shadow in American Star (Shimmery cream shade to blend the blues together and highlight my brow bone)

* Nude by Nature Lipliner in Chique
* Mirenesse French Kiss Lip Cocktail Lipstick in Bellini

What do you think? Would you brave blue eyeshadow or do you think it should be left to the 80's?

Have a great day!

Michelle xx

Friday, June 20, 2014

Disappointment of the Month - Revlon PhotoReady Sculpting Blush Palette in Pink Rose

Well it's been quite a while since I have been disappointed enough in a product to write a post about it but I felt like I really needed to give my thoughts on this one.

I purchased this palette in the last Priceline sale as I own a lot of Revlon products and have never really hit on anything bad from them before, until now!

This palette looked great in-store. It contains a contour shade, a blush and a highlighter as well as a mini application brush and a built-in mirror in the lid.

If you're a regular reader of this blog you will know how much I love my all-in-one palettes so it is very hard for me to resist buying ones that catch my eye. Unfortunately I just can't find much that is positive to say about this one no matter how much I try.

The shades are all so very chalky and sheer and barely show up at all on my fair skin tone. They also contain a huge amount of shimmer so rather than seeing any colour on your skin you just see three different amounts of shimmer wherever it has been applied.

Also, one thing I really dislike is the fact that the powders seem to all get a bit of a hard seal on the top that makes it even harder to get any colour payoff unless you drag your brush over the top of them multiple times. 

I tried so hard to get a good photo of this product and it just wasn't happening. I had to swatch each shade no less than around 10 times just to get enough colour to show up in the below photos.

(Left to right - Contour shade, Blush shade, Highlighter shade - no flash)

(Left to right - Contour shade, Blush shade, Highlighter shade - with flash)
As I don't own any other products from this range, I'm guessing that Revlon's definition of PhotoReady means having no colour on your face whatsoever but lots and lots of shimmer!

Such a shame.....

Have you had any products disappoint you this month? I'd love to hear of any!

Have a great day.

Michelle xx

Monday, June 16, 2014

Nails of the Week - Furless Cosmetics Professional Nail Lacquer in Freak

A little while ago I was asked if I'd like to try out some of the new Furless Nail Lacquers and being the nail polish hoarder that I am I just couldn't say no.

The first colour that really got my attention was Freak. It's a gorgeous deep green bordering on emerald and it's quite unlike any other green that I have in my polish collection.

The below images were taken in natural lighting with no flash:

Here is a little bit about the Furless Cosmetics Professional Nail Lacquers from their website:

'Indulge yourself with our professional vegan and cruelty free nail lacquer. Furless nail polish is long wearing, fade resistant and is free from toluene, formaldehyde, carmine, and dibutyl phthalate.'

I have to say that I love me a good green nail polish and I can see me getting a lot of wear out of this shade.

Here is what this polish looks like with flash:

What I like about this polish is that it goes on nice and smooth and doesn't bubble or take too long to dry. The formula was quite thin though and I did need to apply three coats to get a good opaque coverage. If you look closely at the first picture above with flash you can just see that on my index finger you can see through the tip of the nail just slightly even after three coats but it isn't noticeable at all in regular light.

Very soon I will also be showing you the shades 'Polished' which is described as a shiny metallic bronze as well as 'Attention Seeker', a very bright pinky purple.

Considering these nail lacquers are only priced at $12.00 each they're definitely good value and I may have been spotted checking out their website to see what other shades I may add to my collection :-)

Has anyone else tried these nail lacquers yet? I'd love to know what other shades are good.

Have a great week.

Michelle xx


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