Last weekend, saw me browsing through the sunglasses rack trying to replace my current pair. I don’t wear prescription glasses anymore but sunglasses in our hot glaring tropical sun is more of a health necessity than a fashion statement for me. I did not quite end up buying one, but after playing around with many, I realised that the huge sunglasses ala Victoria Beckham do nothing for me but give me bug eyes. Pity, because other than being “in” it is also big enough to protect my eyes and part of my face.
I’ve seen many nice looking sunnies online but without the ability to try them on, I am a little wary about it. So, it was quite refreshing to come across EyeBuyDirect.com that has a nifty little gadget that allows you to virtually try on your spectacles or sunglasses. You upload your photograph and then test whichever pair of spectacles catch your fancy. It does need a full frontal picture though. I didn’t have one so all my photos look skewed but it was great fun playing with it anyway. Continue Reading ►
The smokey eye trend that started towards the end of the 1990s doesn’t seem to be waning but in fact seems to be picking up pace. Almost every makeup brand has a palette that is “perfect for a smokey eye”. I already have two! One by Guerlain which I will be reviewing soon (I love it!) and another by Stila which is the Stila Smokey Eye Quad in Original.
I said before that I really like Stila eyeshadows but I did gripe a little about how its hard to find a truly dark colour in the single eyeshadows. Well, the Smokey Eye Quad takes care of that! The quad comes with 4 eyeshadows that are perfect for creating a smokey eye. Continue Reading ►
A year ago, Bobbi Brown whipped up lott of hype with the Stonewashed Nudes collection. Personally, I was not super impressed with the collection after viewing it online and even after I tested it in person. 7 brown toned shades of eye colour does not excite me.
For 2008 Bobbi Brown is taking the neutral theme a step further with the Shimmering Nudes collection – 6 beige colours and 1 dark eyeliner. Continue Reading ►
If you enjoy using loose powder eyeshadows, you would be no stranger to Make Up For Ever Star Powders. I was introduced to these gems by Jojoba the MUFE Star Powder queen. I swear she knows every colour ever made at the tip of her fingers! Useful for me when I am at a loss as to what I should get
Anyway, Make Up For Ever Star Powder fall into the category of loose powder eyeshadows. They come in little tubs with a sifter and a clear cover so you know what the colour is. It is useful, but depending on how you store it, you risk spillage. I store mine on the side – there are too many to stack, so the powder does collect and spill if I’m not careful. So, what I do is tap them on the cover to settle the powder before opening the cover. This way I don’t spill any or spill little. Continue Reading ►