Beauty

How to fix a broken eyeshadow or blush!

imageI was mortified when I dropped my MAC eyeshadow on the floor (it was the colour ‘Brun’, in case you are interested).  At NZ$38 a pop, it was an amateur mistake. Unfortunately it was an eyeshadow I used every day (not on my eyes, by the way, on my brows, it’s my favourite brow powder).

But I’d heard that broken eyeshadows/blushers can be fixed and I was up for that!  So, after a five minute investment of time on You Tube to witness this first hand, I bolted to the chemist to buy some rubbing alcohol ($6) and presto – my eyeshadow is (almost) as good as new.  To be honest, the colour now it’s fixed is slightly lighter, but it works just fine. I’m rapt.

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Angela

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Meet one of my oldest and dearest friends, Angela. The poor love was at the tail end of a rough cold, so a makeover was just the thing to make her feel human again, especially ahead of a cozy dinner  with friends! Here’s before and after photos and a list of products used.  (more…)

Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo – Worth the hype!

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Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoos (is it just me, or is that a mouthful?)

Finally the much talked about Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoos hit New Zealand shores. Yippee.  These are cream eyeshadows, are widely available and serve as a super affordable alternative to Mac Paint Pots more expensive options. I gave one of these to my buddy Kitrina for her birthday. She wasn’t into makeup that much until that point… She now says ‘I created a monster’. Opps.

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance – Say What?

toofacedshadowinsurance_1_gmIn the eyeshadow primer stakes, I reckon if Urban Decay is the big MacDaddy of eyeshadow primers, this would come in at second place as the McMummy version.  This silicone-based product has all the same features and benefits as Urban Decay’s, however a downside for me with my super oily lids is that I find my eyeshadow starts to fade after 8 hours (which is probably fine for normal people!). (more…)