MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Don’t you just dream to create a smoky eye with only one product?

Soon it will be possible with Max Factor’s Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadows. They will be available in September and the price should be £7.99.

This is what Max Factor creative design director Pat McGrath says :

“Today is all about how real women wear make-up, so gone is the 10 step smoky eye. Max Factor smoky eye effect is the new beauty essential. It makes creating the smoky eye quick and easy and it’s available in a variety of shades to play up the latest eye trends and classic smoky looks.”

Designed with 2 simple steps in mind, the pen features different shaped heads; step 1 is rounded so you can effortlessly apply the lighter shade across the full lid, step 2 is darker and tapered to define the eye shape.

Velvety in texture, smoky eye effect blends easily to help you achieve a smouldering eye with total ease and without a make-up bag of brushes!

There will be 6 shades:

  • 01 Max Factor smoky eye effect in Purple Dust
  • 03 Max Factor smoky eye effect in Bronze Haze
  • 04 Max Factor smoky eye effect in Onyx Storm
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I’ve promised to write more reviews about BECCA so here we go. I’ve already made a preview of this product in my June favourites post.

This is how the design looks like and I really like it. Chic and simple plus it’s not very heavy so it’s easy to take it with you.

Here is how this particular shade looks like. It is called Quartz and is described as  silvery nude-pink. This is the perfect shade for an everyday look and will look  flattering on everyone.

What I love about Quartz

  • It’s very easy to apply these shadows, you can even use your fingers.
  • You can use this shade all over the lid and add some mascara = you are good to go.
  • The formula is creamy and the shadows are pigmented.
  • You can use only 1 layer or can apply more for an intense effect.

What you may not like

  • It’s an Australian brand so in other countries  it is quite expensive. These shadows are € 27 ,  £20 and $ 28 in EU , UK and the USA. (all prices are from the official website)
  • There are not that many shades to choose from.
  • These are not the best cream shadows for the hot weather.

Swatches, Tips and Final Thoughts

So here is the swatch of Quartz

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I absolutely love these promo images from the new Clinique Fall 2010 collection which is called Bigger, Brighter Eyes in an Instant. I even have this picture as my background image for twitter.

One more photo

Here are some products from the collection:

Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Color, $ 17.5

  • Guava Good
  • Pear-Fection
  • Running Latte
  • Strawberry Bliss
  • Pome-Greatness
  • Blackberry Nirvana

Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow , $15

  • Sparkling Nude
  • Truffle
  • Rock Violet
  • Starlit Pink

Clinique Color Surge Eyeshadow Duo, $ 17.5

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Nails of the Day: OPI Midnight in Moscow

I am wearing  Midnight in Moscow by OPI. This is a nail polish from Fall 2007 Russian collection.

OPI describes it this way:

“Be ready to step out at Midnight in Moscow with this elegant OPI Russian Midnight in Moscow Nail Lacquer. The colour is a graceful charcoal with a hint of maroon glimmer that will dazzle any watching eye.”

And I just love this shade because it’s so beautiful. It looks different from different angles:

  • black
  • brown
  • shimmery burgundy

It also looks different in different light!

I’ve took a lot of photos because it was pretty hard to capture the true beauty of this shade but this one looks close to the real life. I am wearing 2 coats of nail polish and no top coat.

And what do you think of such shades? What nail polish are you wearing today? I’ve noticed that I am getting more and more interested in nail polishes and my small collection is getting bigger.

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Armani Night Shades Collection for Fall 2010

Don’t you just love the promo images of Giorgio Armani collections?

This new fall collection which is called Night Shades was inspired by city’s night sky. The main colours are deep sea blue, delicate pink, crimson bloom and purple berry. Dark, nocturnal shades, I love it! “Feel yourself the Queen of night makeup” , – Linda Cantello says.

Collection includes:

Night Queen palette

  • deep blue
  • and dark cocoa
  • light brown ice
  • moonlight silver

Eyes to kill palette in Twilight Night

  • berry purple
  • light purple
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