Fake On the Outside

This is the tumblog of a person who is known by the name of Crimson Feather. She does all sorts of things like eating and breathing. Sometimes she puts pretty colours on her face. Occasionally she takes pictures and posts them. Other times she might make video's.

I decided to make a blog dedicated to the stuff I love. Some of it will be reblogs. Some of it will be reviews. Some of it will be opinions.
I promise nothing but my honest opinion.

Disclaimer: All products shown are bought and paid for by me. These are my opinions and are not influenced in anyway. All prices correct at the time of filming/review.

Please note the tumblr is under massive reconstruction right now. Links may not work very well!


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I know many of the readers will access posts via their dashboard, so I thought I’d let you know I’ve opened up these forums, and there’s a direct link on the homepage too. Included on the forum is a shoutbox, and the entire thing is very much a work in progress, so please bear with us while it gets going. I’ve created a general area and a members only too, so hopefully it’ll deter trolls from bugging us too much :) please feel feel to register and get the topics going!


Come join the discussion over at the forums. Both positive and negative stories are encouraged.

Time for an empties post!

Meet several things I’ve emptied or are so dried up they’re unusable. 

So I’ve used up a couple of packets of the ELF cleansing cloths. Its been a hard month, okay? I still love them as much as I did when I first got them. They are just amazing at taking off my make up and I will definitely be getting them again when I burn through my stash of them.

Next is my Elemis body wash. It has a weird peppery smell but I did kind of like it. It’s not on my to buy list but that’s because I have so many others!

Lastly is the Lime Crime Uniliners. I have a huge issue with these. They irritate my eyes. They’re the only eye liner I own that does and I’m not allergic to anything. Also Quill isn’t quite empty but it is so dry it’s unusable. So completely not on my repurchase list.

I just got this on one of my videos. Of course it’s already deleted because you know people like this are just trolls. 

llamasqua’s Blizzard nail polish. It costs £14.50 from the Illamasqua website.

Blizzard is described as a Snow glitter nail finish.

It’s a chunky glitter top coat. The glitter particulates aren’t shiny at all, more of a satin finish. There’s two distinct sizes of them which does make it look like snow. If you’re not great at nail art, these are quite good for helping you get there.
Since the snow is not so dense it doesn’t have the staying power of glitter polish. It however as much of a pain to remove.

The brush in the bottle is a little thin for my liking, I prefer paddle brushes but that’s a minor thing. 

I like it and think it would look stunning on a graduated blue nail rather than the choice I made here. Very much worth it.


If you’re a lover of Makeup Revolution you know there is a flurry of releases by them right now. This is one of the products which has kind of got lost in the avalanche of great new products. That’s a bit of a shame really given how good this product is.

This product is the 5 Baked Eyeshadows. They cost £2.50 from Makeup Revolution and this is the one in Electric Dreams.

You get five complimentary shades, one of which is a highlight. These are great sets  for creating a couple of looks from the one palette. In this palette you get (from left to right)

  • Lavender purple with pink shift
  • Shimmery white
  • Mauve taupe with a pink shift
  • Lilac with silver shift
  • Damson purple with a violet shift

The colours are nice and opaque even without a base. They have an awesome shimmer and are soft and buttery. There’s a surprisingly small amount of fall out given the domed shape of the shadow.
Over the course of 8 hours there was little to no fading or creasing  with these shadows.

All in all they’re fantastic shadows and I can’t find fault with them.


Makeup Revolution releases more products, this time it’s all to help you define your eyes!

The new range is called Professional Eyes. There’s a new mascara for volume and length available in Black or Ultra Black. Aqua seal, a liquid eye primer and two new double ended eye pencils. One that is a felt pen and a khol pencil, the other this a thick and thin felt pen.

The best thing is these will not set you back more than £3.50. These are going on my wish list.

It’s a project pan post! Okay both of these are not on the list but they are empty.

So lets start with the smallest. This was a sample of Max Factor’s Masterpiece mascara and I have to say I really like it. It doesn’t make my lashes clump and it does make them look longer and larger. I will repurchase this in the future.

Then there is L’oreal’s triple resist hair masque. I liked this but it’s nothing special. It does make my hair nice and soft but there are plenty that do the same. I probably won’t be getting it again.

I splashed out the other day and bought myself a Karla Powell face chart and brush set. I’ve been following her for a while and despite her insistence on promoting LC I still really like her as an artist. So I thought I’d try out her currently lines as the make up isn’t available yet.

Using an angled brush to do lips is a new concept at least to me. It seems to be a good idea. However I’ve not had chance to try it out yet because of the first picture above. I don’t know who does the quality control but it’s not very good to have a huge hair sticking our of one of the brushes making it unusable.
I know I could cut it off but that’s not the point. This does not bode well for her cosmetics line. If the quality control over the brushes is this poor I don’t know if investing in her future releases will be worth it. I was however just going to cut it off and try it anyway.

That’s not going to be happening now. I will be returning them for a full refund. Why? Because this morning I posted a comment about the fact one of my brushes came with a large hair our of place and how disappointing it was for this to be the first impression of her products. That comment has been completely removed and ignored.
I have had no contact from her, I’ve just been ignored completely. I am left feeling like I’ve given her my money and she just doesn’t care that I received faulty product. I am I unimportant now she has my cash.

So given this is really a minor thing and this is how it’s been handled I will not buy from her ever again. I’d advise against purchasing her stuff because from all appearances she doesn’t care about her customers once you’ve paid.

Want to create a wet look shadow? Or just want to add a little shine to your look without using glitter?

First off do your shadow as normal. I’d suggest using blues for this but it’ll work with any colour you like. Once it’s all done the rest is simple, get your Makeup Revolution Awesome Metal Eye Foil in Pure Platinum and mix it on the tray. Make sure the consistency of the foil is quite thin. Instead of using a brush, use your finger to lightly dab it all over your lid. Concentrate on where the light would hit your eye.

There you go. A shiny, wet look eye! 

Have you seen these? They’re from ELF. If you haven’t heard of ELF where have you been? It’s a great little budget beauty brand that’s been all the buzz around make up blogs for a while.

I stumbled across these on my last purchase. I tried it out not expecting much, after all I’ve found one cleaning cloth is very much like the other. I was wrong. So since ELF often does 50% off offers and I was online when they did another one, I splashed out on a lot of these Makeup Removal cloths. 

But why so many? Well they were 50% off, can’t knock that and it scored me free delivery too! Also, since I can’t get these locally it means I don’t have to go looking for them soon. The main reason of course is because they’re the best wipes I’ve ever used.

One of the reasons for this is because they’re so wet. A lot of the other cloths I’ve used have been damp and by the time you’ve done your face they’re practically dry. These don’t have that issue. They’re still wet once I’ve finished with them. They also contain Aloe Vera to help moisturise your skin. If like me you’ve got oily skin you can get away with using these to clean your face and head straight to bed. I wouldn’t recommend it on a daily basis but it certainly is perfect if you’ve had a very late night out and have to get up in the morning!

Here’s the major thing I like about them. They remove all my make up. With other cloths I am often left with some residue of make up on my skin and they usually can’t get all my mascara off. I simply don’t have this issue with these. It’s a dream at removing even waterproof mascara without pulling a lot on the skin.

I love these. They’re not cheap at full price, £3.95 for 20 cloths. They’re actually more expensive per cloth than the one’s I have used in the past. However they are worth it and if you can get them at half price, well then they’re amazing!

Get ELF cleansing cloths from their website.