Thursday, June 26, 2014

Poison Passion-Complementary Colours

The other day I woke up and for some reason I just had to use purple and yellow together!
As purple and yellow are complementary colours, they can be very difficult to blend, so I decided to go for more of a cut-crease look. 

 This makeup was a great way to distract myself from the fact it's freezing cold here, these colours are so bright and fun. I really love how this turned out :)

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Sleek Contour Powder (from the Face Form Kit)
NARS Laguna Bronzer
MAC Whisper of Guilt
NYX Lip Gloss 'Whipped'

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Sugarpill Poison Plum
Sugarpill Buttercupcake
Sugarpill Bulletproof
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara
Red Cherry #43 Lashes

Do you like this colour combo?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Foundation First Impression/Review

Let me begin by saying I must be the last person on Earth to try this foundation. I've had my eye on it for quite some time, but for some reason I never actually bought it...until last week! 

Does anyone else get really excited about trying out a new foundation? I mean, to the point where you almost want to redo your whole face makeup, just to give it a go.

Well, that was me. I couldn't wait to do my makeup the next morning!

Scroll down for a before/after shot!

I began by moisturising and priming my face like I would normally do, and I also set the foundation like I normally would after it was applied, so to get a better idea of how it would last throughout the day. I chose the combination/oily formula.

I used a damp Real Techniques buffing brush to apply the foundation. I started out with a small amount, then added more to see how buildable the coverage was. I found that one layer gave a really nice, natural look, but you could easily add more and increase the coverage like I did. It applied evenly and was easy to blend.

Below is the foundation applied alone, which has a slightly dewy finish. If you have oily skin you might not want to wear this alone, I would recommend using a face powder to set.

I added a small amount of MAC Studio Finish concealer around the eye area to brighten, and as I mentioned, I set the foundation like I normally would. I used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light to set the concealed area and Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder to set other areas of my face.

I also added Nars Laguna bronzer and Orgasm blush to my cheeks, and NYX Round Lipgloss in Whipped on the lips. Since the first use of the foundation, I have noticed you can't apply blush/bronzer straight away as it will move the foundation underneath. Instead, give it a few minutes to dry/set. It's not something that really alters my opinion on the foundation, but definitely something to note.

Below is the before and after!

I haven't tested the 24hr claim, however I wore this makeup for at least 14 hours that day and it held up really well. I don't recall any fading or patchiness, and there was minimal oil build up, so I believe you could easily get a longer wear time. 

The packaging is great, nothing mind-blowing just nice and simple but I LOVE that it comes with a pump.

The foundation retails for $34.95 at Priceline here in Aus, however I purchased it on sale for $20.95. I really love the foundation but would prefer to wait for it to be on sale, rather than spending $35 on a "drugstore" foundation.

In conclusion, Revlon Colorstay Foundation is a great natural looking, yet buildable foundation that looks beautiful in photo's and lasts really well throughout the day. It's also very easy to apply and blend, so it should be great for beginners and pro's alike.

So, would I buy it again? Definitely.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope this was helpful!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Snow Fairy Makeup Look

Do you ever begin a makeup look with just an idea, and as soon as you begin you realise it isn't going to end up how you wanted it to? Well that's exactly how this look started, but I somehow managed to turn it around.

I thought it would be a really awesome look to film, something really creative and different, until I began applying the white makeup all over my face. It started to become horrible patchy, probably because silly me just used a moisturiser instead of a primer as well, so I gave up completely on filming it. I did, however, decide to keep going with one side, just to see how it would have turned out and I'm so glad I did. I think it looks really cool!

This was the first time I've done a white eyelashes look, and it took me days to get all of this shit off! Haha.

NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Sugarpill Poison Plum
Coastal Scents Blush Too Palette (Purple)
Sugarpill Lumi Loose Eyeshadow
MAC Reflects Teal Glitter
Random Reflective White Glitter
MUFE Flash Palette
NYX Half lashes-customised by me

Mehron Paradise Prisma Blendset(White)
Sugarpill Poison Plum (contour, lips and brows)
Coastal Scents Blush Too Palette (purple)
Pink Lipgloss from Sephora

I would really love to know what you think of this look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Party Monster Makeup Look

Do you ever just get a real desire to create something really dark, dramatic and grungy? Well that's exactly what inspired this look. It came out of nowhere, but I'm so glad it did because I absolutely love how this turned out! 

I actually walked into my bedroom where my boyfriend had been napping, and needless to say I got quite the startled reaction haha.

Deets below!

Covergirl 3 in 1 Stay Fabulous Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Powder
NARS Laguna
MAC Whisper of Guilt

Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner
Sugarpill Bulletproof
Sugarpill Goldilux
Coastal Scents Black Glitter
Red Cherry #43 Lashes

Rimmel Black Kohl Pencil
Sugarpill Bulletproof
Sugarpill Goldilux
Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner

I hope you guys like this and let me know what you think! I definitely plan to do more dramatic/character type looks, so keep an eye out for that!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gift Giving with Sigma Beauty

Gift giving can be an immensely daunting task, especially when you realise Christmas is only 5 weeks away (where the hell did the year go??) and you have to buy for a makeup artist/enthusiast/junkie/hoarder. Don't worry lovely, Sigma is here to help.

I have compiled a few ideas, sorted them into categories and included links to the product to make your shopping experience and decisions easier!

Read to the end of this post for 3 very special deals!!

*Great for those who want to expand their kit*

Eyeshadow Bases are a must have for any makeup enthusiast. All the bases Sigma offer can be used with a wide variety of eyeshadows as they enhance and transform the look and application. They are smooth, quick-drying and will increase the longevity of your eye makeup. They can also be worn alone, therefore everyone needs them ;)

Available here for $13 each.

Extended Wear Eyeliners are a must for makeup enthusiasts, and those on the go who like to add a little extra drama to their look. These eyeliners were developed with a creamy, long-wearing formula and come in 9 individual shades or can be purchased in sets of 3 including a brush, a great gift idea!

Available here for $9 each, or $33 for the set.

*Great for professionals and those who like a touch of luxury ;)*

The Extravaganza Chrome Kit features 29 of Sigma's best selling brushes with hand polished chrome ferrules and is packaged in a deluxe carrying case, ideal for travel and storage.
The Extravaganza Chrome Kit is available here for $379.

The Extravaganza Copper Kit also features 29 of Sigma's best selling brushes with hand polished copper ferrules and is packaged in a deluxe carrying case, ideal for travel and storage. It's so pretty!
The Extravaganza Copper Kit is available here for $429

These kits contain everything you could possibly need for a luxurious makeup application.

*Perfect for those with limited funds this gift giving season*

Sigma's Eyeshadow collection boasts a wide range of shades and finishes from their top eyeshadow palettes. Each eyeshadow is paraben free, richly pigmented and long-wearing, plus there are over 30 shades to choose from! At just $11 each, you can mix and match to suit the loved one you're gifting them to. 

Available here for $11.

Sigma's amazing quality brushes, what they are predominately known for, are also available individually. Basically, if you can't afford to gift your loved one a full set of brushes, why not get them a few singles they'll really love? They have brushes for everything you can think of and more! I can personally vouch for Sigma when I say they are amazing, they are the only brushes I use, and I've been using the same kit for years. Sigma brushes are well worth the investment and you will certainly get your money worth!

Available here from just $12!

*These are my personal picks that are great for gifting- makeup or brush sets that are ready to go. Just grab, wrap and gift!*

The Sigma Paris Palette is the PERFECT gift for any beauty, whether they are a beginner, a makeup enthusiast or a professional. There is something for everyone in this palette, and I'm dying to get my hands on it! The only downside to this palette is that it's limited edition, so you'd better be quick! The Paris Palette contains 8 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, a highlight and 2 travel size brushes! All for $49 (originally $59). What more could you ask for?

Available here for only $49.

Sigma Travel Kits are great for those beginning with makeup brushes and those who travel a lot. The kits contain 7 travel size brushes from the best-selling essential kit and come packaged in a container that converts into 2 brush holders, both cute and functional. If the set wasn't already great enough as is, it also comes in fun colours like bluepink and purple

Who wouldn't want one of these sets?

Available here for $75.

Sigma Extended Wear Eyeliner Kits and Sigma Eye Shadow Base Kits are great little gifts as they contain the necessities for makeup lovers. You can never have too many eyeliners, right? ;)
Each kit contains 3 different eyeliners or eyeshadow bases with an included brush for applying or blending, and there are 3 kits to choose from containing different shades. These kits are perfect for secret santa gifts or even as stocking stuffers!

Available here for $33-35.

Not only will Sigma give you a free gift for spending over $30, they even have a 10% discount code for the rest of November!


If you miss out on placing your order before the end of November, don't fret because Sigma are celebrating Black Friday and Cyber Monday with 2 very special deals.
 This only happens once a year!



Take a look at Sigma's website for even more great gift ideas!

All photo's courtesy of Sigma Beauty.

Thanks so much for reading! Shop away! xx

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sigma Advanced Artistry Collection

Brand new and unique to Sigma Beauty is the Advanced Artistry collection featuring 3 special brush sets.

The Advanced Artistry brushes are specially designed for mastering specific functions of makeup artistry. Each brush was made to go beyond the basic uses, custom designed for detailed makeup purposes. The Advanced Artistry Set is comprised of three new kits that are completely unique to the industry; The Perfect Blend, Spot-On Concealer and Extreme Color Payoff.

The Perfect Blend Kit $63

The assortment of brushes provide a variety of uses such as working shadow into the crease, buffing out harsh lines and blending colors for a diffused finish. Whether you want to go from subtle to sensational or sharp to smoked-out, this is the perfect kit.
Brushes included in the kit: E32 – Exact Blend, E38 – Diffused Crease, E37 – All Over Blend, E39 – Buff and Blend, E48 – Pointed Crease, E71 – Highlight Diffuser

The various brush sizes, textures and angles were designed to apply the perfect amount of product for maximum coverage anywhere on the face. Buff and blend your way to flawless skin.
Brushes included in the kit: F69 – Angled Pixel Concealer, F66 – Angled Buff Concealer, F64 – Soft Blend Concealer, F63 – Airbrush Blender, F71 – Detail Concealer, F68 – Pin-Point Concealer

The different shapes and sizes of the bristles allow you to create a variety of looks while providing an intense and concentrated color payoff. Intended for makeup enthusiasts, the creative possibilities are endless.
Brushes included in the kit: E20 – Short Shader, E30 – Pencil, E44 – Firm Blender, E57 – Firm Shader, E58 – Cream Color, E59 – Wide Shader
These kits look amazing and I seriously hope to get my hands on them one day. The 3 kits can also be purchased together for $175 (save $14) which is great for professionals and full on makeup enthusiasts.
Use the code FALL2013 for 10% off your order for the month of October!
Head on over to Sigma for more info

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Review and Swatches

Today I bring to you a review and swatches of some Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows I  recently received. For those of you who don't know about Femme Fatale, they are an independently owned indie cosmetics company based in Brisbane, Australia. The best part is they hand blend all their cosmetic products and 3-Free hand produced nail lacquer, as well as stock a HUGE range of top international indie polishes.

The Eyeshadows

The four eyeshadows I received were Starcaller, Nightlash (such an awesome name!), Dispersion and Endless Winter. 

^Click for a better view!^
The left swatch of each colour is applied dry with no base. The right side swatches are applied damp.

Starcaller- is a pale periwinkle blue/grey with a pinkish red duochrome and sparkles.
Nightlash- is a mid-tone purple with golden copper shimmer.
Dispersion- is a deep plum with bright teal shimmer.
Endless Winter- is a a deep greyish blue with blue sparkles.

Starcaller is probably my favourite shade out of the ones I received. It is such a unique colour! I don't think I've seen anything like it. It is slightly less pigmented than the other eyeshadows, but applies smoothly and there was no noticeable fading or creasing. It is so difficult to capture the beauty of this colour on camera. I love this colour on the inner eyelid or as an inner corner highlight!

Nightlash is super pretty! It is nicely pigmented and the gorgeous copper shimmer really shows when applied damp. Nightlash applies evenly, but I did notice a fade in colour after approximately 8 hours of wear. Nightlash would make for a killer smokey eye!

Dispersion, yet another gorgeous eyeshadow! This is my second favourite and also quite a unique colour. It has great pigmentation, no creasing and no fading. However, I did have some troubles with application. I applied it dry over MAC Painterly Paintpot with a patting motion, and on both eyes I had a section across my eyelids where the shimmer didn't adhere. I'm not sure why this occurred, whether it has something to do with my eyes or the actual product. Applying more product made no difference. I had no problem with swatches and feel that applying the eyeshadow damp would have a much better outcome. 

Endless Winter, such a fitting name. This eyeshadow applies so smoothly, and has great pigmentation when applied wet. It is sheerer when applied dry, but not to the extent in the swatch photos. When damp, the eyeshadow has a metallic effect and is really eye catching. I had no problems with creasing or fading. Endless Winter would also be great for a smokey eye to add a pop of metallic shimmer.  

All eyeshadows are labelled with full ingredient, safety and vegan information.

Despite being blurry, you can see some of the gorgeous shimmers in this image. 


  • Sample Size- 1/8 tsp in a zip lock bag, $1.10
  • Mini Size- .70 to .90g in a 3g jar, $3.10 to $3.20
  • Full Size- 1.20 to 1.50g in a 5g jar, $5.85
Purchasing samples is a great way to test out some gorgeous colours without having to commit to a full size jar. Also, the fact Femme Fatale offer a mini size is amazing and great for when you want a little more product than a sample but not quite a full jar either. 

As for the actual prices, $1.10 for sample baggies is generous and, if you're anything like me, allows you to splurge a little and get a few extra colours. Femme Fatale also offer free shipping on sample only orders. That being said, $5.85 for a full size jar is great value and a very reasonable price if you love a particular colour.

Shipping within Australia is affordable, ranging from $6.50 for local shipping and up to $15 for larger orders. All Aussie orders are posted with included insurance, tracking and a signature on delivery.

In conclusion, I feel Femme Fatale offer a huge range of beautifully coloured eyeshadows with a variety of finishes at great prices. If you're after some unique eyeshadows, I highly recommend checking out Femme Fatale Cosmetics. The customer service they offer is amazing and I wouldn't hesitate buying from them in the future.

Click here to go to the Femme Fatale website.

Here are a couple of looks I created using Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Nightlash in action. This photo does not do this eyeshadow justice!

This is a photo of the application of Dispersion.

This is the final look using Dispersion and Sugarpill Lumi.

Looooove this look!

I hope this review was helpful and thanks for reading!

Products in this post were provided for review purposes.