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…

Colourpop Haul Including NEW Fall 2016 Collection

Colourpop Haul Including NEW Fall 2016 Collection Products

A couple of weeks ago an email landed in my inbox from Colourpop notifying me of it’s limited time offer of free international delivery. The cost of delivery from the USA to Australia is normally the equivalent to the cost of 3-4 products so before I could read the email in it’s entirety, I had already clicked through to their site. A haul was about to go down big time!  …

NEW Makeup Geek Fall 2016 Eyeshadows - Review & Swatches by Facemadeup.com

NEW Makeup Geek Fall 2016 Eyeshadows – Review & Swatches

Makeup Geek has recently released yet another batch of foiled and signature eyeshadows to coincide with the turn of the season. Being fall/autumn, the colour palette is dominantly warm which of course had me and my knickers in a twist because I absolutely love warm shades. Of the 18 new additions, I picked up more than half; all of the signature shades and two of the foiled. Below you’ll be able…

Fall/Autumn Look - Glamourous Smokey Burgundy Eyes by Facemadeup.com

Fall/Autumn Look – Glamourous Smokey Burgundy Eyes

So Fall/Autumn (delete as appropriate) is officially here (not in the southern hemisphere. Here it is Spring!) and the colour palette has quickly gone from fresh and light to dark and sultry. As my first fall-inspired look, I decided to go for a colour totally outside of my comfort zone yet still strangely somewhat wearable. Burgundy, a reddish brown, is definitely not a shade I would rock on an everyday…

Classic Brown Smokey Eye Tutorial by Face Made Up

Classic Brown Smokey Eyes Tutorial feat. Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

In this tutorial, I show you how easy it is to achieve a classic, brown smokey eye. Featuring affordable eyeshadows from the brand Makeup Geek, I have gone for a neutral brown shade selection. If you want more of a warm, brown smokey eyes, which would look incredible on those with lighter eyes such as blues and greens, then opt for warm, rustier shades of browns which are red or…

My Foundation Shade Guide for normail (NC35-37) and tanned (NC40) skin by face made up/facemadeup

My Foundation Shade Guide – MAC NC25-NC40 Equivalents

I thought it might be a useful tool for any of you out there who are of a similar colouring and/or skin type as me, medium skin tone with warm, yellow undertones, for me to list all the foundations I’ve used and what shade I am in each one when I am tanned (equivalent to MAC NC35-NC40) and when I’m not so tanned (equivalent to MAC NC25-NC30) . I’ve seen…

Full Face Tutorial - Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette by Facemadeup.com

One Palette Tutorial – Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette

I recently watched Jamie Page’s full face challenge video using just a single palette. Her palette of choice was the recently released and highly rated, Modern Renaissance palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It just goes to show that it’s all just makeup at the end of the day and if you pick the right palette, it can prove to be pretty versatile. I decided that I wanted to take up the challenge but…

Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette Review & Swatches by Facemadeup.com

Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette Review & Swatches

When I first saw Jaclyn Hill introduce her latest collaboration Champagne Collection Face Palette , the with Becca, I didn’t think I would end up purchasing it. Simply because I’m more of a lipstick and eyeshadow kind of girl (although I barely wear any eyeshadow on a day to day basis). But FOMO kicked in especially when I learned that it was going to be limited edition (funny how that always gets…

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara review by Facemadeup.com

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara Review

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better on the mascara front after recently discovering the Loreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof Mascara (FLTWM) , which I deemed as holy grail status in my review here, along comes another one that blows everything out of the water. It was truly love at first sight. Say hello to the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara (BTSWM). And by love at first…

My favourite 5 Mac eyeshadows byFacemadeup.com

My Top 5 Favourite MAC Eyeshadows

Following on from my last video and post, my 5 favourite Mac lipsticks, I wanted to extend the courtesy to my beloved Mac eyeshadows. It wasn’t too hard to narrow it down to my top 5 as I had gotten rid of many of my Mac eyeshadows a few months back, shadows I had dupes of but weren’t as great in terms of quality and shadows that I just didn’t…

My 5 Favourite MAC lipsticks by Facemadeup

My Top 5 Favourite MAC Lipsticks

I don’t know what it is about MAC lipsticks that cause me to go weak at the knees. Every time I pass a MAC counter, I just can’t pass by without going into a lipstick swatching frenzy whilst making a metal list of what shades I need to add to my collection next (Viva Glam II and Half n Half, I have my eyes on you). In this video I…

Barre Body Review - Sydney CBD - By Facemadeup

The Lowdown On Barre Body – What’s It All About?

I discovered Barre Body from a good old google search. I had heard of Barre before but didn’t exactly know what it entailed. At a guess, I would have said ballet but that’s not quite the full picture. Barre Body is: Inspired by the Lotte Berk Method and methods derived from it such as The Bar Method®, Core Fusion and Physique 57. However, Barre Body is differentiated through its incorporation…

Dark Metallic Blue-y Green Dramatic Smokey Eyes by Facemadep

Metallic Blue-y Green Smokey Eyes Tutorial

To balance out my last tutorial, which was a softer look all about glowing, bronzed skin and neutral tones on the eyes with a touch of sparkle, I wanted to create a look that was a bit more dramatic and out of my comfort zone. I have been dying to use one of the shades from the Morphe 35T palette; a dark, metallic, smokey teal, the perfect blend of blue,…