SS17 Lux Eyeshadow Palettes

By May 16, 2017 Beauty, Face, Makeup, Mlle Fab

Quality over quantity.

I’ll take a 5 min heart-to-heart over an hour of chatting about the weather, any day.

The same holds true for my approach to make-up. If it’s going on my face, I’ll take good ingredients over fillers, every time. Otherwise, I’d just head to the nearest Crayola aisle and call it a day.

Recently, I’ve come across some classic luxury eyeshadow palettes that I had to share the deets as they’re worth every hard-earned penny for SS17.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Renaissance Palette ($55/8.4g product)


Can you say BUTTAH? The formula of this neutral & berry toned palette is crazy good. Incredibly creamy with COLOUR PAY-OUT.

If you haven’t sampled ABH matte eyeshadows before, you are in for a treat. Plus, the Vermeer can double as a highlight in times of need i.e. forgetting to pack ‘essentials’.

11 ultra-mattes. 2 metallics. 1 satin. Bonus: the dual ended brush is handy for gals on the go.
Tartlette In Bloom Clay Palette ($60/18g product)

This neutral palette is what I reach for on a daily basis. So freaking good.

Due to the mix of hues, it can work for both cool and warm skin tones. In a pinch, I’ve even used the shade Activist for my brows.

9 mattes. 3 lustre. Bonus: the oversize mirror is brilliant and doubles for close-up de-Frida-ing.
Charlotte Tilbury Lux Eyeshadow Palette ($66/5.2g product)

Make-up Artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury is known for her products for a reason: lovely results.

The easy-to-use eyeshadow quads come in hues for every skin tone. Wear the basics for the office and then jazz it up for cocktails with the pop and smoke shades.

1 shimmer. 1 metallic. 2 satin. Bonus: slips easily into a handbag to take it from your ‘day at the desk’ to ‘drinks on the town’.

All three brands use the ingredient MICA in their formulas, which as you know is my fav because it results in fantastic pigment. Plus, if it’s of any interest or concern, they are all cruelty free companies

If you’re in the market for a luxury eyeshadow palette, consider Anastasia, Tartelette or Charlotte as they’re all top notch product that you’ll be reaching for again and again, even after SS17!

Bisous,

Mlle Fab
Lux Eyes

xo

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MAN, You Smell GOOD!

By May 12, 2017 Beauty, Body

People always ask me “What are you wearing?” and for the most part they’re not referring to my AE Shorts & H&M t-shirt.

It seems whenever the season changes and I roll out a new fragrance, my friends start swirling around me like vultures, diving in for wiffs.

And this Spring/Summer I’ve got 3 new ‘smells’ coming their way!

Here’s what I’ll be spritzing this season!

A*Men Kryptomint (Limited Edition) by Mugler


A decade ago my European friend Neil introduced me to classic A*Men; Mugler’s iconic first fragrance. Him an I would spray on WAY too much and strut around like a couple of #bosses! Years, and several bottles later we took a LOA… But the 2000’s were definitely owned by Mugler.

Now, with the newest limited edition scent Kryptomint and its fresh and minty reinterpritation of the original,  Mugler’s made its way back into my life as one of my new summer scents!

Notes:
Frozen Peppermint
Egyptian Geranium
A*Men signature Patchouli

CHROME PURE


This is the  newest fregrance from Loris Azzaro and it’s got me smelling vibrantly fresh!

With it’s cocktail of citrus notes and it’s underlying warm woody notes, PURE is the perfect ‘just out of the ocean and off to a party’ fragrance!

And I’m a fan of all of those things!

Notes:
Mandarin – Bergmot
Akigalawood – Orange Blossom
Musk – Tonka Bean – Cedar

Mr. Burberry by Burberry

What a perfect fit!

To me, the best way to describe Mr. Burberry is ‘Dapper & Rich’. It’s that smell you smell when you walk into a high end designer boutique as you shop along Kalakaua in Honolulu.

The scent is sophisticated and light while its earthy base notes are full of seduction.

This fragrance has me feeling expensive!

Notes:
Grapefruit
Vetiver
Guaiac Wood

Now that my seasonal scent secrets are out, you can pick up a bottle and we can ‘twin’ all season!
Let’s smell FAB together!

Mr. Fab scents

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What Mom Really Wants… According to MOMs

By May 11, 2017 Radio

Mother’s Days a commin’ and if you’re completely ‘fraught’ over the idea of what to do or get for Mom, you’re not the only one!

Last week I chatted with my friends at CBC Radio and we discussed (based on polls) what mom really wants!

If you’re all in a tizzy and need some help, take a listen to our chatter HERE.

We also talk about the worst gifts we’ve ever given our Mom… and Russell wins for sure!

Don’t mess up like we did!

Happy upcoming Mother’s Day!

Mr. Fab on CBC Homestrech