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Colourful Opulent Eyes Make-Up Tutorial

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

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Face Base Primer
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*

Eyes

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*

Lips

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

Nails

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe in Minty Mojito

Brushes

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.)

ARDELL Lashes

When I was single, I used my eyes to flirt a lot.  I had the sparkling big eyes lined with the sexy kitten flick and I would flutter my long luscious lashes to capture the attention of my victim.  Okay, that’s not entiiiirely true…  I have short stubby Asian lashes so when I bat and fluttered my lashes, I looked as if I had something in my eye!  LOL.  Anyway, if you have been naturally blessed with short lashes like me, then hakuna matata – don’t worry – because we can always fake it with false eyelashes.  Who do I go to for my faux lashes?  ARDELL lashes.

About ARDELL (taken from their website)

ARDELL has become the world’s leading brand in faux eyelashes because it has stayed true to its mission in wanting to give women a way to have beautiful, unforgettable eyes.

ARDELL offers several lash styles to fit a consumer’s mood, personality and lifestyle. They have become must-have, preferred beauty enhancers for millions of women, including makeup artists and Hollywood A-listers. When women everywhere want to feel confident that their eyes have a total look that’s alluring and the ultimate in beauty, they turn to ARDELL Eyelashes and enjoy the compliments.

I was sent 4 sets of ARDELL strip lashes to review on The Best Beauty Blog.

ARDELL Invisibands Demi Pixies Black

ARDELL lashes

Photos of ARDELL lashes

  • These ARDELL lashes were my favourite out of the 4 sets.  They had an invisible band with varying thickness of lashes gradually getting longer at the outer corner of the eye and a sexy flirty curl.
  • Dramatic yet natural at the same time.
  • I felt like a sex kitten wearing them!!  Purrrrr!!!

ARDELL Invisibands Wispies Black

ARDELL lashes

Photo of ARDELL lashes

  • These lashes were lusciously long and looked really natural
  • But they somehow made my eyes appear smaller and more almond-shaped

ARDELL Runway – Thick Lashes Daisy Black

ARDELL lashes

Photo of ARDELL lashes

  • If you’re looking for full-on glamour-rama, look no further because these lashes were made for a glamour-puss!!  Miaow!!!
  • Warning : may look a bit drag queen-ish

ARDELL Fashion Lashes 111 Black

ARDELL lashes

Photo of ARDELL lashes

  • These would be my every-day fake lashes.
  • They were of an every-day length – not too long, not too short
  • I’m sure if I wore these every day, people would think they were my real lashes…sigh, if only it were true…
My Opinions On ARDELL Lashes

At first, I was a bit iffy about ARDELL strip lashes as they are made from sterilised 100% human hair.  It just sounded a bit icky, but I soon forgot about that when I realised how natural they looked on my eyes and how ARDELL lashes blended in with my own short stubby ones.

I also liked the fact that the bands on the lashes were not rigid and had some flexibility – which made it easier to apply and very adaptable to different eye shapes.  The lashes are also reusable when removed carefully after use.  However, I wish the lashes came in a clear plastic case for easy storage reasons.

ARDELL lashes do not have lash glue provided.  They recommend LashGrip Eyelash Adhesive.  I was not sent this lash glue for review – but I just used my own lash glue.

The quality of ARDELL lashes are excellent at a very reasonable price.  I definitely recommend them.  There is a wide range of ARDELL lashes for all occasions.  For more information, please check out their website.