Glamorous Makeup: Purple & Gold Smokey Halo Eyes

I wanted to create a dramatic look yet still very wearable so I opted for a high contrast halo eye, teaming cool tone purples with a warm, vibrant pop of gold. This is not an everyday look but perfect if you have a glam event to attend or a party to go to. SHOP THIS POST   Products Featured: Make Up For Ever HD Primer Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Natural Beige Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Define and Fill…

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REVLON X CHLOE MORELLO SCULPT & HIGHLIGHT CONTOUR KIT REVIEW

Revlon X Chloe Morello Sculpt & Highlight Contour Kit Review & Swatches

Whilst I am a fan of subtle contouring (trust me my round face needs it), I’m not totally mad on highlighting, not on an everyday basis anyway. So when yet another drugstore contour and highlight palette was released towards the end of last year, I was hardly jumping up and down with unconfined excitement. This one in particular is a collaboration between mainstream giant Revlon and Aussie beauty Youtuber, Chloe…

Spring makeup: Bridal and special occasion

Spring Makeup Tutorial: Bridal & Special Occasions

As the northern hemisphere is now well and truly into Spring, it’s time to roll out the lighter textures, softer colours and more luminous, glowing bases. I’ve created a soft yet glamorous look that is the perfect bridal makeup look or suitable for any special occasion. As everything is kept light and soft, the makeup remains appropriate for daytime. Products Featured: Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer Too Faced…

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo review by facemadeup.com

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Review

Hourglass recently launched a 20 strong shade line up of their newest lip addition, the GIRL Lip Stylo. Backed by a sassy, female empowerment campaign, each shade represents an admirable trait. The shade selection is wide yet maintains conventionality. From light, warm nudes right the way through to a deep, vampy plum. Initially I did a bit of a double take when I spotted the GIRL Lip Stylos as they…

Valentine' Date Night Makeup - Soft Halo/Spotlight Eyes by Facemadeup.com

Valentine’s Date Night Makeup: Soft Halo/Spotlight Eyes

Jumping on the commercial bandwagon that is Valentine’s Day, I have created a subtle soft halo or spotlight eye look which is a technique that strategically places a lighter eyeshadow in the centre portion of the eye, sandwiched between a darker colour on the inner and outer third of the eye. This is a great technique for making the eyes appear more round and larger because the focus falls on…

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Review by Facemadeup.com

Tape Shape Contour Concealer Review & Swatches

SHOP THIS POST Finally, finally, FINALLY managed to get my hands on the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer after being out of stock consistently for absolute months since it’s launch last year. It’s not like I live anywhere remotely near an ULTA store so I’ve had to stalk the Tarte website sporadically (but have never been quite fast enough – you snooze, you lose right?).  If there was ever a product I’ve…

Hill Inlet, White Haven Beach, Great Barrier Reef

Hamilton Island – Where to Stay, Places to Eat and Things to Do!

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia, and is where my boyfriend and I decided to spend Christmas and New Years. After almost two weeks on the island, with our stay split between two resorts, I thought I would put together my recommendations in terms of where to stay, where to go/eat and things to do if you’re planning a trip to Hamilton…

My Top 5 Favourite Luxury Nude Lipsticks (Medium/South-East Asian Skin, NC25-40)

My Top 5 Favourite Luxury Nude Lipsticks (Med/Asian Skin, NC25-40)

Happy new year everyone! To kick off 2017, I thought I would share with you my current top 5 favourite luxury nude lipsticks. Some of these are ‘oldies but goodies’ but others are brand new discoveries to me this year. If you’re broke from Christmas, like the rest of us, and are looking for more budget friendly nude lip options, then check out my Favourite Drugstore Nude Lipsticks and Lip…

Qualia, Hamilton Island Review

Qualia, Hamilton Island – Review

Qualia, which translates as a collection of deeper sensory experiences in Latin, is a collection of secluded, luxury pavilions perched on the northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. Each pavilion, through its clever design, achieves a unique sense of space and fluidity whilst conveying openness and harmony. Despite its location on the most inhabited island in the Whitsundays, once you pass through the gates of Qualia (yes, there is literally a…

Glam Makeup Look - Anastasia Beverly Hills' Master Palette by Mario by Facemadeup.com

Glam Birthday Makeup Look – ABH Master Palette by Mario

Following on from my review of the limited edition (Sorry. Although funnily enough, they did bring it back for Cyber Monday) Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Master Palette by Mario, I have created a tutorial to show you the product in action. This was actually the look I wore on my birthday when I went out for a celebratory lunch (which involved an unexpected trip on a seaplane!) and as I am…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Review & Swatches by Facemadeup.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Review & Swatches

I almost didn’t get this palette and, quite frankly, I don’t have too many kind words to say about Anastasia Beverly Hills’ customer service but I’m not going to dwell on that today. The important thing is that I DID get my hands on the much coveted, Master Palette by Mario from Anastasia Beverly Hills. And, of course, I have created a video to share with you my thoughts on…

Best Fall & WInter Lipsticks by Facemadeup.com

My Top Lipstick Picks for Fall & Winter (Asian Skin Tone/MAC NC25-NC40)

Winter is coming! (it really is, although it’ll be summer in the southern hemisphere woop woop). As we are fast approaching the final season of the year , where the days are short and the nights long, and like with our wardrobe, many of us will change up our lip colour to reflect the long, dark, gloomy days. For some unspoken reason, we tend to go from light and brighter…

Mac Liptensity Review by Facemadeup.com

Mac Liptensity Liptsick Review – The Nudes (Doe & Smoked Almond)

So not long after I declared the Nars Audacious Liptsticks (here) the best formulation I have ever tried, Mac only goes and releases a formula that gives the Audacious collection a run for it’s money. Now I mentioned in my Sephora & Nordstrom Birthday Haul that when the Mac Liptensity Lipsticks launched, I didn’t really give two hoots. I mean come on, how many collections does Mac release in a year? Far…

Sephora.com & Nordstrom Haul by Facemadeup.com

Sephora.com & Nordstrom Birthday Haul – November 2016

I finally, FINALLY got my hands back on the ABH Master Palette by Mario. I say ‘back on’ due to the fact that I had originally ordered it online but due to some ‘technicalities’, they rejected my order after the palette had sold out. To say I was distraught was an understatement (first world problems, I know). Luckily I managed to get my cousin to order it for me from…

The best Japanese drugstore/highstreet Mascaras by facemadeup.com

Battle of the Best Japanese Drugstore/Highstreet Mascaras

There are rumours in the beauty sphere that Japanese mascaras are some of the best in the world. Now I’m not one to believe everything I read or hear about, although I was certainly intrigued. Being an asian woman, I have been blessed with short, fine, sparse and deadly straight lashes that seem to defy gravity. Lucky me. My Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers will forever remain a staple in my makeup bag and…

Nars Audacious Lipstick Review & Swatches by Facemadeup.com

Nars Audacious Lipsticks Review – The Best Lipstick Formulation Ever?

Nars Audacious Lipsticks L-R: Barabara, Anita, Anna, Apoline, & Audrey The Nars Audacious lipstick is the best lipstick formulation I have ever tried. Yes it’s a big claim and I urge all those who have not tried it to do so with haste. Launched two years ago, Nars introduced the Audacious collection into the market with a 40-strong shade line up: 30 permanent and 10 exclusives. They have just launched…

Fall Inspired Makeup - New Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation (Demo & Review)

Fall Inspired Makeup feat. Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation (Demo & Review)

In this fall/autumn inspired makeup tutorial, I’m giving the new Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation a test run and sharing with you my first impressions. I am also trying for the first time, the new Makeup Geek eyeshadows from the fall 2016 collection plus the new Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in the shade Barracuda (also incidentally from their new fall collection). There’s been a lot of rave reviews surrounding the…