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March 9th, 2010

Guest Blog – Katerina’s Complete Eyeshadow Bible Pt 3

We’ve had great response and feedback so far to Part 1 and Part 2 of Katerina Psathas from Adore Beauty’s guest blog for The Belle Lumiere. It’s time to check out Part 3, which is dedicated to the brown eyed ladies out there!

Katerina’s Complete Eyeshadow Bible Pt 2

Brown Eyes: Bountiful Brown eyes can carry pretty much any colour, however you will find that your skin tone will play a role in which colours suit you best. From personal experience the following colours look exceptional on brown eyes

– Brown
– Purple
– Violet/Mauve
– Burgundy
– Champagne
– Navy Blue (darker/olive skintones)
– Electric Blue (darker/olive skintones)
– Green (darker/olive skintones)

Katerina’s choice for Brown Eyes:

Napoleon Perdis Divine Marchesa Eye Quad $49 Why? The colours are brilliant. You can achieve so many looks from this palette, and the black is easy to blend (always something I look for).

Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour Alloy $44 Why? A Laura Mercier make-up artist introduced me to this product, and I must say I was impressed. Lightly applied with the fingertip, you get a fabulous wash of colour all over the eye. Great base colour, and gorgeous just on its own, won’t move when applied with Laura Mercier Eye Basics.

Laura Mercier Eye Mosaic $70 Why? Oh look at the colours! Need I say more? This a great palette for introducing someone to colour, as it still includes a brown and a bone staple colour if you wish to tone down the blues.These are super shimmery which makes for a super pretty eye.

(I also highly recommend the Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Kit, a personal favourite!)

– Katerina

I hope this was helpful to some of our readers! Up next will be part four, which is dedicated to the ladies out there like me with green eyes! Stay tuned…
March 9th, 2010

Product Review: Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

My love affair with Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist goes all the way back to the very first time I stepped foot into a Jurlique store. It was the very first product from the Jurlique range that I tried, and I fell in love with it after one sniff! (I realise that it’s not perfume, but it could be it smells that good…) “A hydrating mist, rich in the living energy of rose and marshmallow to restore, tone and hydrate. Leaves the skin balanced and refreshed. Ideal for maintaining balance.” I was sent a bottle of this lovely product to review, so here we go…

What is great about this product…

First of all, the scent. It’s beautiful. The gentle and refreshing rose scent takes me back to happy memories of spending time with my great grandmother in her rose garden. Every time I use this product I feel happy. (This might just be because of my own scent-induced memories, but it’s still a pleasant experience.) The mist is light and refreshing and leaves skin soft and supple. I use it before moisturiser and also as a refreshing spritzer throughout the day. (try popping it in the fridge on a hot day) I took a bottle with me when travelling overseas, and it was a lifesaver during and after a long flight! The packaging is streamlined and simple, as I’ve come to expect from Australian company Jurlique.

What is not so great about this product…

At $23 AUD for 30ml it is quite pricey for a Rosewater mist. Having said that, the quality continues to bring me back to this product time and time again.

The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist is available for Australian purchase from leading department stores and pharmacies, and online internationally from the Jurlique website.