May 23, 2013
I have a love/hate relationship with cream eyeshadows. I’m currently in the LOVE phase, and wore MAC’s Bare Study on my eyes every day last month. This is a gorgeous neutral champagne shade that can be worn on its own or underneath other shadow to amplify the colour. I love wearing this underneath my everyday eyeshadow shade (MAC’s Orb) to give it a shimmery undertone. I find that when I wear this on it’s own it has a tendency to crease on my crepey eyelids but if I wear it underneath a powder shadow it lasts for the entire day without creasing or fading. I’ve had this product for quite a while, and although it’s shrunken a little bit in the pot but it’s still as creamy and opaque to apply as when I first opened it. MAC Bare Study Cream Eyeshadow retails for $35 AUD and is available for purchase from MAC online.
May 19, 2013
Earlier in the year I made the change from using a loose powder to touch up my makeup throughout the day to using a this Covergirl + Olay Pressed Powder instead. Pressed powder is clearly the superior option when you take into consideration ease of use and portability and I’m really not sure why it took me so long to figure this out. This particular powder works well, it isn’t chalky and it blends nicely into my skin without leaving a dusty residue. I often have a hard time colour matching face powder, but this shade works and my fellow pale faced girls shouldn’t be afraid to try it out. The only down side to this product is the fact that the powder seems to have a very fine element of shimmer to it and I really wish cosmetic brands would stop trying to make glitterface happen. I know that this is in place to help give a luminous effect to the skin, but it never seems to work that way for me. The Covergirl + Olay Pressed Powder retails for $16.95 AUD and is available for purchase from Priceline, Big W, Target, and selected pharmacies throughout Australia. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)
April 28, 2013
Allow me to introduce you all to the most luxury makeup item I’ve ever purchased. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered this blush on a whim, but boy am I glad that it’s a part of my life. Of course when you buy something from a designer brand you expect it to be good, but seeing as Burberry is relatively new to the beauty-sphere I wasn’t sure what the quality of their products would be like. As it turns out, this is A+++. The packaging is beautiful, the product has a sweet floral scent to it and the staying power of this blush is incredible. The only down side is that the blush is on the powdery side, but as I always set my makeup with a liquid mist this hasn’t been an issue for me. I purchased the Burberry Light Glow Blush in Peony Blush for $53.50 from Strawberrynet (note: this shade is currently out of stock).
April 20, 2013
I own an embarrassing amount of the Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks, and although it’s not the most exciting colour Temptress is probably my favourite shade. At the very least it’s my most-used shade because it’s so easy to wear and works well for day-to-day looks. My lips are naturally a dark pink shade so I can’t wear a lot of nude toned lipsticks without looking like the spectre of death, but this one works well for me. The only down side to this product is the lasting power, which doesn’t seem to be as long as the other shades I’ve tried in this range. Despite that, it’s still my go-to lip product at the moment. The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Temptress retails for $21.95 AUD and can be purchased from Priceline.
March 24, 2013
I tripped and fell and accidentally bought a few things. Sorry Project 100 Pan! Maybelline Colour Senstationals Vivid Lipstick in Shocking Coral, Revlon Suede Lipstick in Trendsetter, Revlon Suede Lipstick in It Girl and Chanel Rouge Coco in Rivoli. And that is all for now…
March 21, 2013
I think the shade name of this lipstick is quite misleading. I’d browsed through the Bloom lipstick shades online in the past and had written this off as probably being too orange or too bright. But look at it. It’s perfect. Tangerine is more of a soft melon than anything too overwhelming or orange and it’s incredibly easy to work with (sidenote: if you own the Bloom sheer colour cream in Coy it works wonderfully as a complimentary blush shade). This is my first Bloom lipstick, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it has a similar subtle vanilla scent to the MAC lipsticks. It’s a sheer formulation that works well as a day-to-day lip shade and doesn’t feel drying on my lips at all. Bloom lipstick in Tangerine retails for $28 AUD and is available for purchase from Bloom online. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)