This Week's FOTDs

Hey lovelies,

Oops, lost track of time! We had such a busy day house hunting and then I unwound with a bit of Supernatural and crochet :) What did you get up to over the weekend?
Here are my FOTDS for the week!

Sunday


FACE
Essano Rose Facecream
ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer
Collection Lasting Perfection - Ivory/MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation mixed
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder 120 Classic Ivory
Hello Kitty Concealer - Jasmine Me Round
MAC My Paradise blush
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Shadowblast Beige Blaze
TheBalm Nude Tude - Seductive on lower lashline, Sassy to highlight, matte brown crease, pink shimmer
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes
Younique 3D Fiber Lash

LIPS
Jordana Matte Berry Lipstick

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Wednesday





This was a tutorial for my friend Michaela - see it here!

FACE
Essano Rose Facecream
ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder 120 Classic Ivory
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick 120 Classic Ivory
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - Fair
Too Faced Who's Your Poppy? Blush
Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Shadowblast Beige Blaze
Sleek Oh So Special Palette - Boxed on socket line/outer V, Celebrate all over lid/lower lashline, Bow to highlight & blend out
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Collection Does It All Mascara

LIPS
MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

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Thursday



FACE
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder 120 Classic Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection - Ivory/MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation mixed
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - Fair
MUA Bubblegum Blusher
L'Oreal Glambronze Blonde Harmony

EYES
Covergirl Shadowblast Beige Blaze
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
TheBalm Nude Tude - taupe/matte tan
Wet n Wild pallete
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Collection Does It All Mascara

LIPS
Etude House XOXO Minnie Kissing Lips - Bubble Pink

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Friday



FACE
NARS Radiant Moisturiser
ELF Mineral Infused Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder 120 Classic Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection - Ivory/MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation mixed
Hello Kitty Concealer - Jasmine Me Round
MUA Cupcake Blusher
L'Oreal Glambronze Blonde Harmony
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Shadowblast Beige Blaze
Naked 3 - 
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Collection Does It All Mascara

LIPS
Collection Lasting Finish Lipstick - Sugarplum

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Saturday



FACE
Essano Rosehip
ELF Mineral Infused Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder 120 Classic Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection - Ivory/MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation mixed
LA Girl Pro Concealer 
MAC My Paradise Blush
L'Oreal Glambronze Blonde Harmony
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Shadowblast Beige Blaze
Naked 3 - Nooner all over lid, Mugshot on outer v/lower lashline, Strange to blend out, Dust to highlight
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes Mascara

LIPS
Ebay Matte Lipstick #28

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Sunday



I did a thing! Pink hair!

FACE
Essano Rosehip
ELF Mineral Infused Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder 120 Classic Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection - Ivory/MAC Studio Sculpt NC15 foundation mixed
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - Fair
Too Faced Sun Bunny Blush
L'Oreal Glambronze Blonde Harmony
MAC Perfect Topping MSF

EYES
Covergirl Shadowblast Beige Blaze
MUA Undress Me Too - Devotion all over lid/lower lashline, Naked to blend out, Shy to highlight
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
Bourjois 1001 Lashes Mascara
Younique 3D Fiber Lash

LIPS
Jordana Quickliner - Sugar Plum
Wet n Wild - Sugar Plum Fairy


X
Lani

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Innocent + Twisted Alchemy Swatch Masterpost

Hey lovelies,

This is a masterpost for my Innocent + Twisted Alchemy eyeshadows. I'll update it with further swatches as I work my way through my collection and potentially acquire more! You can find a link to my review of each product underneath each set of swatches if a review has been completed. All arm swatches are done on bare skin and photographed in sunlight.



Baby Flame (on outer V/crease)

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Chastity Hymn

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Contaminated Wastelands

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Living Hope (on lid)

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Purity Harvest (to blend out & on inner corner)

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Regenerate

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Spirit of the Moon

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Tragic Chord (on inner half of lid)

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Vicious Rapture

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Warm & Fuzzy


 Where to buy:



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Lani

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Femme Fatale Friday: Sinister Calling Swatches & Review

Hey lovelies,

Femme Fatale sure know their glitter bombs! Here is another of their beautiful polishes for Femme Fatale Friday today.


Butter London Nail Foundation
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Star Kin - Orion, 2 coats
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Femme Fatale - Sinister Calling, 2 coats
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Glisten & Glow HK Girl, 2 coats

The formula on Sinister Calling is glitter packed but easy enough to apply. I didn't have to fish for any glitter and even got two stars on my index nail! It is a top coat eater, so I recommend leaving it for a wee bit before applying a second coat of top coat for a glossy finish. Even so, Sinister Calling is packed with the kind of glitter that loves to try to escape the nail; shards, stars and bar glitter, so it started to catch on things after a day or so. You can't argue with this beauty though.






What do you think of this Femme Fatale? 

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Lani

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Tutorial for Michaela - Easy Vampy Eye Featuring Sleek Oh So Special and Real Techniques

Hey lovelies,

My friend Michaela asked in our group NZ Makeup Junkies for an easy tutorial that would be suitable for a vampiric look so I jumped at the chance to whip one up using products I knew she had!

I knew Michaela had recently acquired a Real Techniques starter eyeshadow brush set and a Sleek Oh So Special palette so I decided to stick to them for this tutorial. I'm using three shadows from the Oh So Special palette, Boxed (matte dark brown), Celebrate (blackened ruby shimmer) and Bow (matte cream). Four if you count The Mail (matte tan) which I used on my brows. No doubt there are dupes or similar shades to these if you don't have this palette in your collection though.


My palette had a run in with Noel during his eyeshadow gouging phase. Thanks Noel.



And now a completely irrelevant GIF, because Tom Hiddleston.


Let us begin!



Start by laying down a base of your primer of choice, then using a small fluffy brush (Real Techniques Base Shadow brush) pat and sweep Boxed along the socket line (in black) and outer V (in pink). Gently blend out. 


Using the same brush, pat Celebrate all over the lid, blending slightly into Boxed.


Now using a small detailing brush (Real Techniques Accent Brush), pat Celebrate along the lower lashline, lightly smoking it out.


Next take a big fluffy brush (Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush), pick up a generous amount of Bow and use it to diffuse the edges of the eyeshadow and blend out anything patchy. Pop some in the inner corners too to balance all the dark shadow.


To add some definition (and because I'm an eyeliner addict), slowly draw a line of liquid liner, keeping it fairly thin and hugging your lashline. I'm using Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, which is great for newbies and experts alike (review here).


Finish with lashings of mascara (I used Collection Does It All) and you're all set!




I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

X
Lani

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