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,…

Summer Beach Party Makeup - Sparkly Eyes & Glowing, Bronzed Skin

Summer Beach Party Makeup – Sparkly Eyes & Glowing, Bronzed Skin

So most of us probably won’t live in a location/climate that allows us to swan to and from outdoor parties especially if it’s on a beach or even by the pool but that’s what Coachella/Vegas/Ibiza/Marbella are for! It might seem counter-intuitive to those not bothered about makeup, to put on makeup when you’re probably going to sweat it all off anyway under the heat of the sun or through throwing…

Everyday Spring Tutorial & New Makeup Product Try On!

Spring Everyday Makeup and New Product Try On!

Apologies for going AWOL on the video front for the past few weeks but now that we are finally in Spring, I thought I’d knock out a fresh, Spring look tutorial, a neutral everyday look using some new makeup products that I’ve picked up recently including the Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadow in Truth and the Lippie Pencil and Lippies Stix in Aquarius, which I featured in a haul post here and the…

Loreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof Mascara review by Facemadeup.com

Loreal False Lash Telepscopic Waterproof Mascara Review

So I think I may have found my holy of holiest, holy grail mascara. BIG claim I know but it’s a claim that I can confidently back up. However, I do realise that mascara is one of those makeup products, just like with someone’s overall style whether it be makeup or fashion, that is very personal. But if you have lashes like mine, that are short, poker straight, super fine…

Pink & Lavender Smokey Eyes - Makeup for Special Occasions

Pink & Lavender Smokey Eyes – Makeup for Special Occasions

This week’s makeup look is one that is perfect for more special occasions. Being full of soft pink and cool lavender tones, it’s a girly, feminine look yet still flirty and fun, perfect for glam occasions such as weddings (whether it be as a bride, part of the bridal entourage or as a guest) proms and parties. The lip can be switched out for a nude lip if you didn’t want…

90's Inspired Makeup - Warm, Neutral Tones & Glowy Skin by @Facemadeup

90’s Inspired Makeup – Warm, Neutral Tones & Glowy Skin

Like all good things, what goes around must come back around and makeup trends are no exception. The 90’s seem to have come back full blown mainstream, hand in hand with chokers, denim skirts, cold-shoulder tops and sportswear worn as your everyday casual OOTD. This makeup look is inspired by the 90’s but I’ve added in my own touch to bring it up to date. You’ll see the familiar warm, neutral…

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Review by Facemadeup

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Review

There’s a lot of hype surrounding the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips that I have been dying to get my hands on them for some time. That time came a couple of weeks ago and as I’m currently living in Sydney, I can get my hands on them a lot easier (and cheaper) than when I was in the UK! Like with all lipstick purchases, deciding on which shade to go…

Quick & Easy, Matte, Smokey Eyes Tutorial by Facemadeup

Quick & Easy, Matte, Smokey Eyes Tutorial

I wanted to show people, especially those of us who lack the experience in applying eyeshadow or just makeup in general, just how easy it is to create a smokey eye. I achieved this sultry, smokey eye using just two eyeshadows (ok, maybe three but the third was totally optional) from the same colour family; one mid-tone shade and one darker shade. I stuck with matte textures to keep the look edgy…

Jouer Long Wear Lip Cream Review by Facemadeup

Spring Date Night Look – Smokey Golden Bronze Eyes

Although it’s Autumn here in the Southern hemisphere (but feels much like UK summertime), it’s Spring in the UK, (although by the sound of the hail and snow that’s been dropping out of the sky this past week, Spring seems to have taken a bit of a back seat. However, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to stop any of us getting on board with the Spring time trends and colours).…

Jouer Long Wear Lip Cream Review by Facemadeup

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Review

There’s something about liquid lipsticks that just draws me in. Every. Single. Time! Even though for me, it’s not my favourite formula to wear. Sure it looks good for the first couple of hours but then it tends to go downhill from there. There’s yet to be a liquid lipstick that will withstand the test of food and drink, which subsequently impacts the longevity of the product, unless of course,…

Australis AC on Tour Contour & Highlight Kit Review by Facemadeup

Australis AC on Tour Contour Kit Review

I was on the hunt for a new contour palette as I’ve made an impressive dent in the contour powder of my Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit and my Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Palette died an untimely death leaving behind it’s mark on my cream carpet. During my Priceline drugstore haul (here), I spotted the Australis AC on Tour Contouring and Highlighting Kit. Now I’d only…

Mini Drugstore Haul | Priceline Sydney by Facemadeup

Mini Drugstore Haul | Priceline, Sydney

So having temporarily relocated to Sydney for the next few months, it was only a matter of time before I hit the Australian drugstores, and lucky for me, Priceline’s were running a 2 day, 40% off all makeup promo recently so I made sure that I made use of that. Now considering that it was almost a half price offer, I was very modest (and boy did I have to exercise…

My Top 5 Spring Lipsticks

My Top 5 Favourite Lipsticks for Spring

L-R: GC Serenity, Mac Cosmo, Nars Anita, Colourpop Aquarius & Mac Velvet Teddy Swatches L-R: GC Serenity, Mac Cosmo, Nars Anita, Colourpop Aquarius & Mac Velvet Teddy You might be mistaken into thinking that these lipsticks are dupes for one another, and to be quite frank, I didn’t realise until I actually swatched them side by side how similar each shade was to one another. I guess you could say I’m…