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Hello mah precious, I hope your 2014 started with a blast!

Last year, I was privileged enough to be introduced to an incredible brand named Eddie Funkhouser. To those unfamiliar with the line, it’s not another fancy schmancy name, he’s a real person. Eddie is a respected Makeup Artist whose vision is to bring forth high quality makeups at an affordable price. He calls it “masstige”, or makeup for the masses but with distinctively prestige-feel. Eddie Funkhouser makeups are currently sold at Rite-Aid, Urban Outfitters and online.

I received few more products to try and I am more than ready to color moi funky!

Let’s start with the Hyperreal Eye Color ($8.49, 3g/ 0.1oz). Available in twelve stunning shades, I own All Nighter, a shimmery midnight blue. It is silky-soft and has no fallout issues. It’s hard to capture its beauty in photos but one thing I tell you, it’s great for creating sexy smoky eyes! 

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I’ve experimented wearing it two ways: (1) applied over a regular eye primer (2) applied over an eye primer and metallic blue shadow base.  # 1 method creased in five hours, # 2 was more vibrant and crease-free for more than ten hours (even longer if I didn’t take it off by choice).

For comparison, here are photos of method # 1 (over eye primer) and method # 2 (over eye primer and metallic blue shadow base).

Method #1:Over Eye Primer
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Method #2: Over Eye Primer & Metallic Blue Base

My favorite from this set, the Ultra Intensity Cheek Color ($8.99, 3g/0.1oz) is sold in 4 shades. I received A Little Toasted, described as matte pale crimson. I found it to be a versatile shade regardless of the eyeshadow or lipstick color I am wearing. It is also very compact which makes it great for travel.  Given all the steps I do to prevent makeup-meltdown (use primer and set makeup with powder and/or spray), the staying power of this blush is commendable! If you’re like me who gets overly excited with new makeups, I say hold your horses and apply this blush light-handedly; it wasn’t named Ultra Intensity for nothing, it really is pigmented! I have to tell you though that this beauty, as with other Eddie Funkhouser makeups, opens from the left-up, not bottom-up, if that makes sense. You’re smart so you’ll figure it out somehow.

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Ever used an eye gloss? It’s kind of a next- best- thing in makeup, from runways to magazines I see models rocking the wet-eyes- look so I thought it would be interesting to test it out on a commoner’s eyes. Yeah, I’m talking about my own eyes. Well Eddie Funkhouser has his own version, aptly named Chromographic Eye Gloss ($11.99, 0.1 fl oz). I received Magic Hour, described as pearlescent peach with gold undertones.

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yep, it has a doe foot applicator just like your lip gloss girlie.

Common sense tells me it won’t work with my almost-monolid eyes. You know, that very little space between my lids and crease. Some are born with monolids (genetics), some develop monolids (aging). Don’t you know there are different types of monolids? We’ll get into that next time, promise. So going back to this eye gloss, I experimented wearing it two ways (1) on its own over an eye primer (2) over an eye primer, then on top of eyeshadow. Both methods failed because of my eye configuration. My eyelids just felt sticky all throughout the day. It also creased within minutes of wearing it. But it’s just me, my lids, my eyes. To each his own.

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For my eye makeup below, I applied eye primer first, then a metallic blue base on my lids. I used All Nighter for my lids and crease. If you’re interested to see how to create smokey eyes using single eyeshadow, check out this tutorial. The trick is in the blending, from the edge of the lids working your way up to the crease. For my cheeks, I used A Little Toasted. For my face, I used Eddie Funkhouser Oil-Creme Foundation and Micromineral Foundation Powder.

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Have you tried anything from Eddie Funkhouser?

Kathryne

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