Welcome back to our new weekly series, M|U loves. This week I would like to introduce you to a wonderful blogger and vlogger with a quirky aesthetic that makes her a woman after my own heart – the beautiful Brie from Madame B Fatale.
Tell me a bit about your blog?
Madame B Fatale started out in 2009 as another way for me to connect with other makeup lovers online, I know that this is probably said by a lot of others but none of my friends are really that into makeup and it became a place for me to freely talk about my obsession without driving my friends insane. The blog features looks and tutorials some reviews and a few easy DIYs here and there. I’d love to be able to work full time on Madame B Fatale I e just always struggled with the balance, but I do feel guilty when I’m not regularly posting. My looks usually lean towards the ‘weird’ for lack of a better word, it may not be for everyone but it’s something I’ve always been drawn to and I couldn’t imagine posting about something I have no interest in. I’ve always had an interest in makeup and hair and its pushed me into applying for a diploma makeup course next year so I can learn further.
What is your favourite budget makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?
Favourite budget brand that’s easy to access in Australia would have to be Face of Australia, I can’t get enough of the Mineral Therapy Illuminator and the HD High Definition Brow Kit which is amazing and something you don’t usually find here at a price point of $12.95. I’m also going to cheat and add another brand and say Mehron, even though it’s a mainly pro brand they make some beautiful products at a very affordable price and I haven’t been disappointed in anything I’ve tried. One product I keep buying from them are blushes.
What is your favourite luxe makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?
My favourite luxe product I currently own would have to be Nars Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu. Brand wise though it’s harder for me to say because with luxe products I kind of buy a product here and there so I’m more into the mid range price point of Illamasqua and Benefit.
What is your favourite indie makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?
Hands down Sugarpill, I adore the pressed and loose shadows. Even though the colours aren’t for everyone they blend beautifully and honestly I just can’t get enough of them. I also have quite a few loose shadows from glamour doll eyes that get used on a regular basis.
What’s your makeup crack? Are you a lipstick lover, a blush junkie, a mascara maven, or is it another product that floats your boat?
This is hard, it was always eyeshadow for me but recently I’ve become quite the lipstick lover, so it’s really a toss up between the two.
So, be honest, how many lipsticks and eyeshadows do you own?
Hmmm, I don’t know exactly but I’d say over 100 lipsticks and I wouldn’t be surprised if I owned 500 eyeshadows but I would rather stay in a state of denial to be honest.
Tell me your best makeup secret, tip or trick.
Definitely taking the time to perfect your base, I’m also not a fan of having to re-apply when I’m out so little things like applying a stain under my lipstick helps with that.
Everyone has a dirty beauty confession – what’s yours?
I hate removing polish from my toenails so on the odd occasion instead of removing and starting again I’ve definitely just applied another coat over the top. But I’m pretty good with removing makeup and following my skin are routine, whatever it is that month.
If you are a fan of unconventional beauty, and enjoy following blogs that embrace that philosophy, make sure you drop past her website, or visit on social media and say hi to Brie!