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Face of Australia Matte Eye Primer – Review & Swatches

Face of Australia Matte Eye Primer

Described as a “formula [that] glides in creating the perfect stay proof base for eye make-up that won’t move or crease. Instantly creates a smoother canvas for make-up holding down any fine hairs and smoothing skin for a flawless look that won’t budge from day to night. Face of Australia Eye Primer helps to moisturise and smooth out the delicate eye area. Neutral tones in both eye primers means that any skin tone or make-up shade can be used on top of this primer or can be worn alone instead of eye shadow. Smooth a small amount of the Face of Australia Eye Primer over your eyelid and brow bone with fingers ensuring it is rubbed in with no excess. Apply your eye-make up or wear alone as the perfect base.

Price: $7.95AU for 2.0g/0/07oz
Available at: Online at Fashion Addict or instore at Priceline, Big W & Kmart.


This is a creamy off-white matte primer. It noticeably increased the vibrancy and longevity of my eyeshadow. It is also one of the sticker eye primers I’ve come across, which is useful when using eye products that are prone to fallout. On the downside, this product is quite pigmented. Although it will blend into lighter skintones, I feel that it might look ashy on medium to dark skintones.

I prefer to apply this product using a large eye shader brush, however you can also apply it using your fingers. You only need to use the smallest amount of product, because if you apply too much it WILL crease. After application, avoid creasing your eyelid for a minute or so to allow the product to set.

As Urban Decay products are hard to come by in Australia, I’m always on the hunt for an alternative to their famous Primer Potion. For the price, this eye primer does what it says but is not without issues – although I am happy to put it a little extra effort to make it work. I think Face of Australia would benefit from creating a translucent eye primer. And for you shimmer lovers, Face of Australia also makes a Shimmer Eye Primer.

Rating:

4/5 Red Frogs


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Something Else by Natalie Wood ‘Submerged’ Summer 2011/12 Collection – Campaign

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Something Else by Natalie Wood ‘Submerged’ Summer 2011/12 Collection
Campaign

Release Date: November 2011
Available at: Something Else, David Jones and the usual stockists.


For Pre-Spring/Holiday 2012 (Northern Hemisphere) Summer 2012 (Southern Hemisphere), Something Else by Natalie Wood takes a mystical journey under the sea alongside a superhero of the marine world, exploring the vibrant, magical existence of the ocean. Coral reefs, shells, fish and sea creatures cohabit the watery teal abyss that is all part of the Submerged.

Australian model Anja Konstantinova plays the central heroine in Lorin Askill’s beautiful film in which he wanted to “create something immersive that didn’t have any hard lines”. The aim of the piece is to transport the viewer into an alternate world as if you are plunging into water.

Immerse yourself, open your eyes and glimpse little bits of detail amongst blurred light and colour.


Film by Lorin Askill

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MAC Cosmetics Shop Shop Shop / Cook Cook Cook Collection for Spring 2012 – Sneak Peek

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MAC Cosmetics Shop Shop Shop / Cook Cook Cook Collection for Spring 2012
Sneak Peek

Release Date: February 2012 (US), March 2012 (International)
Available at: MAC Cosmetics & Nordstrom.


Whether it’s detergent or diamonds, produce or Prada, everyone loves to shop, shop, shop! Try and Buy a delicious, delovely, delectable, divine, degorgeous, de-with-it, degroovy assortment of Eye Shadow Palettes in wearable brights perfect for Spring. Treat yourself to Lipstick in heavenly hues, mouthwateringly Kissable Lipcolour and Cremeblend Blush. This Spring, shop ’til you drop with a tongue-in-cheek, collection that elevates the everyday into the extraordinary.

Shop Shop Shop Collection

Call Me Bubble Eye Shadow Palette $38.00US

  • Brash: Reddish copper (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote).
  • Call Me Bubble: Light tan (Satin).
  • Fresh Daily: Orange (Frost).
  • Full of Flavour: Coral (Matte).

Colour Added Eye Shadow Palette $38.00US

  • Colour Added: Bright yellow (Veluxe Pearl).
  • Laundry Daze: Light yellow (Satin).
  • Pre-Packaged: Muted Turquoise (Veluxe Pearl).
  • Self-Serve: Deep grey (Satin).

Shop Drop Eye Shadow Palette $38.00US

  • Hypnotizing: Greyed mauve (Frost) (Repromote).
  • Power Boosted: Violet (Veluxe Pearl).
  • Shop & Drop: Deep blue (Satin).
  • Sugar Snack: Light pink (Matte).

Lipstick $14.50US

  • Dish It Up: Berry pink.
  • Innocence Beware: Light yellow pink (Cremesheen) (Repromote).
  • Naughty Saute: Bright pepto pink.
  • Quick Sizzle: Bright matte pink (Matte).
  • Runaway Red: Rich red blue.
  • Watch Me Simmer: Bright pink orange.

Kissable Lipcolour $18.00US

  • Enchantee: Light blue pink (Repromote).
  • Flaunting It: Grey mauve (Repromote).
  • Scan-delicious: Blue fuchsia (Repromote).
  • So Van: Muted midtone coral (Repromote).
  • Woo Me: Light pinky nude (Repromote).

Cremeblend Blush $19.50US

  • Florida: Bright fuchsia (Repromote).
  • Optimistic Orange: Bright coral (Repromote).
  • Restores Dazzle!: Rich plum.


Cook Cook Cook Collection

Fluidline $15.00US

  • Added Goodness: Blackened mauve.
  • Midnight Snack: Soft black.
  • Wholesome: Blackened brown.

Tendertones, Careblend Pressed Powders & Nail Lacquers to be announced.

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Lime Crime Chinadoll Eyeshadow Palette for February 2012 – Product Information & Photos

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Don’t let her milky skin, pouty mouth and flushed cheeks fool you; underneath the poised façade, there lies a heart of a tigress…

Lime Crime Chinadoll Eyeshadow Palette for February 2012

Release Date: February 15th, 2012
Price: $34.99US for 5 x 1.3g
Available at: Lime Crime.


Lime Crime’s long-anticipated foray into the realm of pressed eyeshadow begins with Chinadoll. Brought to life by indie style icon Hanna Beth, this collection is not for the faint of heart with shades of flame red, sky blue, sparkling gold, deep jade and jet black bursting forth. True to Lime Crime tradition, each eyeshadow is lavishly-pigmented, creamy in texture and provides superior coverage and blendability to satisfy even the pickiest eyeshadow lover. The five hues come encased in a deluxe purple tin. Vegan & Cruelty-Free.

  • Fly Dragon Fly: Fiery red (Matte)
  • Parasol: Sky blue (Matte)
  • Goldfish: Bright gold (Metallic)
  • Jade-o-Lade: Rich jade (Matte)
  • Lotus Noir: Deepest black (Matte)

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Stylestalker ‘Baby’s On Fire’ Summer 2011 Collection – Lookbook

Satisfaction Dress in Petrol
Satisfaction Dress in Petrol

Stylestalker ‘Baby’s On Fire’ Summer 2011 Collection
Lookbook

Release Date: December 2011
Available at: Stylestalker and the usual stockists.


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Burberry Spring/Summer 2012 Accessories Collection – Campaign

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Medium Tonal Raffia Clutch, Tonal Raffia Curve Clutch & Small Beaded Wristlet

Burberry Spring/Summer 2012 Accessories Collection
Campaign

Release Date: January 2012
Available at: Burberry and the usual outlets.


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Burberry Spring/Summer 2012 Collection – Campaign

Spring:Summer 2012 Collection - Campaign (1)

Burberry Spring/Summer 2012 Collection
Campaign

Release Date: January 2012
Available at: Burberry and the usual outlets.


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MAC Cosmetics So Reel/Reel Sexy Collection (Release Date TBA) – Sneak Peak

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MAC Cosmetics So Reel/Reel Sexy Collection
Sneak Peak

Release Date: TBA 2012
Available at: MAC Cosmetics & Nordstrom.

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MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Collection for Spring 2012 – Sneak Peek

MAC Extra Dimension for Spring 2012

MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Collection for Spring 2012
Sneak Peek

Release Date: April 2012
Available at: MAC Cosmetics & Nordstrom.


This collection is set to contain 10 of the extra dimension eyeshadows and possible some MSF’s.

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DW by Kanye West Spring/Summer RTW 2012 – Fashion Show

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DW by Kanye West RTW Spring/Summer 2012
Fashion Show

Paris Fashion Week at Lycee Henri IV on October 1, 2011 in Paris, France.

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