Sunday, May 5, 2013

Updating My Winter Makeup ft. Love From Shell

I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Shell from Love From Shell recently, for an evening of shopping in the city. After endless chats about makeup and life, we decided that it would be a great idea to do a collab post, so here it is!

We decided set a challenge to update each other's makeup for the Autumn/Winter for $50. Luckily it coincided with the 40% off Priceline sale! Anyways, onto what she got me!

The loot

This Maybelline eyeshadow quad in Give Me Gold couldn't possibly be more autumnal. As the days grow shorter and the morning light turns golden, I can't think of a better excuse to turn to rich, warm browns and golds. The quality of these eye shadows was unexpectedly good, however I did experience some fading.

Give Me Gold

What better to match golden eyes than golden cheeks? Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush in Tuscany is a bronze blush (I'd even call it a bronzer) with the tiniest hint of a sparkle. It goes beautifully with Give me Gold and it wears very well on me. I thought this may be a dupe for my favourite Nars Madly, but it is definitely more dark and more bronze.

Alas, Perth does not have the chilliest of winters. I miss the south east coast where I grew up, where it rained, stormed and even frosted this time of the year. Atleast I can pretend it's getting colder with these deep navy blues. Bourjois Duochrome Eyeliner in Noir Bleute is a regular black eyeliner when it's in shadow but when it hits the light you can see a metallic navy blue. Models Prefer Infinite Shadow Pencil in Mystique is a blackened teal. They both wear well, but the Models Prefer one is my personal favourite. It is creamy enough that I end up running my eyeliner brush over it and applying it in that manner, rather than directly from the pencil. I will have to do another look where I use it as a base for a navy blue smokey eye!


Swatches: Noir Bleute, Mystique and Give Me Gold quad

Wine reds are one of my favourite color palettes for the winter. I am in love with the rich berry hues of this Covergirl Nail Polish, called Wine to Five. As opposed to this, Revlon's Wine with Everything is a more warmer take on wine reds. I am in love with the formulas of both of these products.

Give Me Gold, Tuscany and Wine With Everything

I hope this both gave you some ideas of products to reach for this autumn/winter season. I will be posting more looks featuring these colours soon, so stay tuned!

Shell has already put up her post here! Go and check out what I got her :)

What is your favourite winter product?



  1. I have that CG polish and I really like the colour! I also have that Maybelline quad but I rarely use it ... it seems to be given a bit more love I think :p The shadows are really pretty on your lids, I like the glimmering quality they have.

  2. Love the eyeshadow!! The colours suit you! xx

  3. What a fun idea! Some of these colours are absolutely gorgeous!

  4. This is so fun! I love what she chose for you, especially the eyeshadow palette and nail polish. You have the loveliest eyelashes by the way too! :)

  5. Oh wow she did a good job choosing the products! I have the Maybelline quad as well and I love it :D
    btw, you look beautiful in red!!! ^^

  6. The quad looks so good. And love that nail polish colour.

  7. This is such a great idea!! I love the products you got. The lipstick is gorgeous. I adore what you got her. Great products. :)

  8. Ohh what a fun idea!! I love the look you have done, very autumn/ winter appropriate, as is the nail polish. That navy eyeliner is so pretty! xx

  9. Everything looks so nice on you, yay! I particularly like the Mystique eye pencil, and to think that was the product I was most unsure about at first haha. Glad you liked everything :) xx

  10. I love the shade of the nail polish! Lovely picks! xx

  11. Those are all lovely! What a great lip color x

  12. That eyeshadow quad looks stunning on you!

  13. Your blog is amazing. Do you want to follow eath other?

  14. Absolutely love that quad from maybelline! I haven't seen many of the quads like those here! But I've heard so much good about them, I love those navy liner shades, just what I'd use! Think you're looking glowing!

  15. Hi lovely,
    Really beautiful looks, thank you for sharing!

    I love your blog and am following you on GFC & bloglovin now.
    I'm currently hosting the giveaway of a £65 beauty hamper on my blog. Would love it if you checked it out ;)

    Looking forward to your next post xx

  16. beautiful make up !! :D
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day!

  17. Really pretty look Mishelle! That subtle gold works so well with your blue eyes :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves


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