Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! It's not a holiday we really celebrate in Australia, but my partner and I always decorate the outside of the house to let the kids in the neighbourhood know that it's cool to stop by for lollies. I was originally meant to work from home today, but ended up having to come into the office, so I couldn't really do the zombie-style makeup I was going to do. I thought I'd be clever and wear Fyrinnae's 'Are you my mummy?' so it's got the Halloween link anyway. As a bonus, I've also got a mani for you!

Two different kinds of green. Shimmer ahoy!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eyeshadow: blue & Fyrinnae magic

I was so excited when my Fyrinnae (www.fyrinnae.com) parcel arrived the other day! I got a bunch of the latest shades including the star of today's post, Mermaid Masquerade. I kept the rest of the look simple because this beautiful, complex eyeshadow is definitely the focus.

Fyrinnae Arcane Magic eyeshadow in Mermaid Masquerade.

 Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes V2 Darks palette.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eyeshadow: yellow, orange and black

I had the urge to wear yellow recently. I was going to just use my Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 palette for this, but decided I wanted some shimmer in the look, so I whipped out my sample of Crusader from Femme Fatale Cosmetics. It was just what I was looking for! Bright yet shimmery. I teamed it with some matte orange and a bit of black so as not to detract from the lid colour.

Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes V1 Brights palette.

Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes V2 Darks palette.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadow in Crusader.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Eyeshadow: purple & burgundy

I did this look very quickly using my Sleek Ultra Mattes V2 Darks palette and my new Too Faced Poison Orchid eyeshadow that I got on my recent visit to Melbourne. I'd given Poison Orchid a test run over a dark silvery grey base (Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Steel), but not on its own. It's so pretty!

 Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes V2 Darks palette.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Eyeshadow: greens & Melbourne goodies

Hey everyone! I'm back from my little break and feeling much refreshed. I've been catching up on all of your blogs and doing a lot of reading, so now it's time to update my little corner of the web. As you know, I was in Melbourne for a few days (I adore that city!) and while I was there I picked up some beauty goodies. Not too much, but I grabbed a few pretties.

Left to right: Too Faced eyeshadow in Poison Orchid, Estee Lauder Pure Color eyeshadow in Ivy (yes, ancient packaging) and Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Bedaub.