Last week, I had lunch with Tine from Beautyholics Anonymous and Lilpil from Things I Love.  They are so lovely and generous to a baby beauty blogger like me – Tine gave me tons of haircare products and Lipil passed me some FACE OF AUSTRALIA goodies; whereas I gave them a MUA lippy each.  Anyway, amongst the goodies, there was an eyeshadow palette – FACE OF AUSTRALIA Opulent Eyes Sapphire Desire.  Look how gorgeous the colours are.

FOA colourful Opulent eyeshadow palette

FOA Opulent Shapphire arm swatches

Anyway, the other day, I spontaneously decided to film a make-up tutorial called Colourful Opulent Eyes (hmmm, I wonder how I came up with that name??).  Here is a photo of the FOTD.

FOA Opulent eyes

And before you watch the video, I want to say a few things about it :-

  • My favourite YouTube make-up videos are made by Michelle Phan and Bubzbeauty.  They follow a similar style which is step-by-step tutorial with background music and voiceovers.  However, the professional make-up artist Lisa Eldridge has the best tips and advice for make-up application.  Seeing as I am not a professional make-up artist and I am not very articulate, my video is in a similar vein to Michelle Phan and Bubzbeauty.
  • The picture quality is poor because I recorded this on my Hubby’s MacBook’s webcam.  It is my first time editing a video using iMovie – and I didn’t read the manual – and I have never owned a Mac so the whole operating system is so different to Windows.
  • Thus, please forgive me if you find my make-up sub-standard and the editing and the quality of the video poor.  I am quite happy with it considering I mostly did it for fun.  It wasn’t fun after 12 hours of editing though…LOL

If you watched till the end, thank you for your support.  Please do let me know what you think of my video.  I welcome constructive criticism because it helps me improve.  And yes, can you hear my Scottish accent??  LOL

List Of Products Used


FACE OF AUSTRALIA Stick Foundation in Outback Beige
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Loose Powder in Outback Translucent
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Pressed Power in Bronze
Revlon Beyond Natural Blush & Bronzer*


Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eyeshadow Helper
Etude House Eye Brow Kit*
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Opulent Eyes Sapphire Desire
Australis Intensifeye Liquid Eyeliner
Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil*
Ardell lashes Invisibands Wispies
Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive*


Boots No7 Perfect Lips Pencil in Nude*
FACE OF AUSTRALIA Divine Shine Lip Plumper in Lavish Instinct


FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe in Minty Mojito


Mixture of Red Earth and Australis brushes*

(Products marked with * were purchased by me.  All others were either provided for consideration or given as a gift.)

29 Comments on Colourful Opulent Eyes Make-Up Tutorial

  1. DanniiBeauty
    07/04/2011 at 2:19 pm (7 years ago)

    This was fantastic! You are gorgeous. Do you have a you tube channel?
    I loved the way you edited the video – I have no idea how to edit! hahaha

    I loved the colours you used – have to check out the FOA eyeshadow pallette – gorgeous colours!

    • Ling Tung
      07/04/2011 at 2:21 pm (7 years ago)

      @DanniiBeauty, Awww, thanks Dannii!, you’re so sweet! My YT name is lingtungcom – random videos. LOL. I just messed around with the editing buttons and came up with this 🙂

  2. Emily
    07/04/2011 at 4:54 pm (7 years ago)

    Your narration is so cute! Love your accent!

    • Ling Tung
      07/04/2011 at 11:19 pm (7 years ago)

      @Emily, Yay, thanks but have no idea why people like my accent in Australia??!!! lol

  3. coco
    07/04/2011 at 5:00 pm (7 years ago)

    love your colorful eyes. you’re doing a good job.
    your tips at the end is funny… esp the ‘middle finger’ tip hahaha!

    • Ling Tung
      07/04/2011 at 11:20 pm (7 years ago)

      @coco, Thanks coco!! And it’s shocking, right?! When I saw that whilst editing the video, I was like, OMG, can’t believe I did that!

  4. Marusya V
    07/04/2011 at 6:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Hello lovely, just found your blog via Nuffnang! I am a beauty blogger too:)
    Your blog is amazing and love the tutorial you made – very creative makeup!
    Marusya V
    P.s. keep in touch! Following you:)

    • Ling Tung
      07/04/2011 at 11:21 pm (7 years ago)

      @Marusya V, Hi lovely, thanks for finding me and following me and adding me on twitter 🙂 Can’t wait to check out your blog 🙂

  5. The Concealer
    07/04/2011 at 9:04 pm (7 years ago)

    I think I love you and your accent! It’s the cutest ever!!!

    • Ling Tung
      07/04/2011 at 11:22 pm (7 years ago)

      @The Concealer, Have never heard my accent being described as cute!! Thanks!! I think I sound like a man!! HAHA

  6. Tracy D
    08/04/2011 at 2:21 am (7 years ago)

    You did a great job, 12 hours…wow. I thought blogging was a lot of work! Sculpted cheekbones for sure, I LOVE the look of that bronzer 🙂

    • Ling Tung
      09/04/2011 at 11:57 am (7 years ago)

      @Tracy D, Thanks lovely 🙂 and yeah, that bronzer gave me cheekbones!!!

  7. Vintage Makeup
    08/04/2011 at 4:07 am (7 years ago)

    This looks exactly like the Milani Runway Eyes Palettes!

    • Ling Tung
      09/04/2011 at 11:59 am (7 years ago)

      @Vintage Makeup, I don’t have any Milani Runway palettes so can’t comment but I love it regardless 🙂

  8. Sharon @ Fun and Life
    08/04/2011 at 7:19 am (7 years ago)

    Gorgeous colours! I just recently found out about Michelle Phan not long ago. She’s amazing! Love her videos too :). And great job with the eye makeup tutorial!

    • Ling Tung
      09/04/2011 at 11:59 am (7 years ago)

      @Sharon @ Fun and Life, Thanks Sharon. Yeah, been watching Michelle Phan for ages. Like her old stuff better though

  9. Bree @ The Blog Stylist
    09/04/2011 at 3:35 pm (7 years ago)

    I think your editing is great! And what pretty colours – it’s like a rainbow!

  10. Jennifer
    09/04/2011 at 11:29 pm (7 years ago)

    Aw I love your accent! Such a pretty and colourful look, I love Face of Australia products <

    • Ling Tung
      10/04/2011 at 9:14 am (7 years ago)

      @Jennifer, Lol at my accent – but thanks 🙂 And yes, FOA are fab!

  11. Miss Vodka
    20/04/2011 at 3:03 pm (7 years ago)

    Awesome make up!

  12. Guitargalify
    04/07/2011 at 5:00 pm (6 years ago)

    Just discovered ur site and I luv this!! One of the reasons is cause you’ve used the exact australis brushes I use so I can be sure I will get the same look!! Lolz.
    I’ve been thinking about making a beauty blog but after seeing this I just might!! 😀
    Awesome work
    P.S of course I’ve gotta mention your awesome accent!! Hehe 🙂

    • Ling Tung
      04/07/2011 at 6:12 pm (6 years ago)

      @Guitargalify, Yes, if you do set up a beauty blog, send me a link and I will definitely check it out. And awww…you’re too sweet…haha…my accent sucks in my country but Aussies seem to love it LOL

          • guitargalify
            11/07/2011 at 3:40 pm (6 years ago)

            @Ling Tung,

            Hey again! Been reading your blog since whenever i commented… its AWESOME!! 😀
            Love the review you just posted! Great info and all!
            I just wanted to let you know that I updated my site and I just wanted to know if you like my latest post? I don’t know any other makeup bloggers to talk to at the moment so thats why I’m asking you! 😀
            cya round… by the way. if i comment on ur site again i will probably use the name makeupgalify NOT guitargalify. Sorta focusing on my makeup site right now!! 😀

            • Ling Tung
              12/07/2011 at 10:35 am (6 years ago)

              @guitargalify, Thanks for commenting again 😀 And I will definitely come round and check your blog again and hopefully I can find the subscribe button and subscribe this time 😀

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