October 12, 2013
I love a good chubby stick. In fact, I can confidently say that Clinique’s Chubby Sticks have been my favourite lip product lately and this shade in particular is my go-to lip colour at the moment. To be honest with you guys, every time I pick it up I think…
If that isn’t enough to entice you to purchase this little beauty, read on. Clinique Chubby Sticks offer everything I could possibly want from a lip product: they give just the right amount of coverage, feel moisturizing on the lips, and they give me the ability to apply lip colour with what appears to be a giant crayon. These kinds of products are more popular now, but when they first came out on the market I had a lot of people questioning what the heck I was doing. Mighty Mimosa is my latest chubby purchase and I really love this shade. I wanted something quite neutral and slightly peachy, and this is pretty much perfect. The Clinique Chubby Stick in Mighty Mimosa retails for $35 AUD and is available for purchase from Clinique online.
October 1, 2013
Can someone send me frequent reminders that the ‘treat yo-self’ concept should really be limited to a once-a-year event? Or maybe just cut up my credit cards. THANKS. Anyway, I placed a spur of the moment order with Sephora last month because I developed an obsession with the Makeup Forever HD Blush in the shade Nip Slip. I mean, the name alone. I decided to stock up on a few essentials (and non-essentials) while I was placing my order, just to make the shipping cost worthwhile (ha). I bought: Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory, Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Head, Beauty Blender Duo Pack, Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess, Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter in Aurora, Clinique Chubby Stick in Mimosa, Lancome Hypnose Mascara, and the Makeup Forever HD Blush in Nip Slip. I BOUGHT A BRONZER, GUYS.
August 25, 2013
I was lucky enough to receive this lipstick for trial and review in early July and I wore it pretty much every day throughout the month. This is such an easy colour to wear. It’s a beautiful shade of pink that comes across quite natural against my skin tone, and it makes for a great low-maintenance, work appropriate shade. It has a faint fruity smell (very similar to the scent of a Body Shop lip balm but I can’t for the life of me figure out which one), which makes it incredibly pleasant to use. The lasting power of this lipstick was good, but I did find it to be slightly drying on the lips. Because of this, I tend to wear this either over my regular lip balm or with a little dab of balm over the top. The Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Sweet Rose retails for $38 AUD and available for purchase from Adore Beauty. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)
June 22, 2013
Let me introduce you to my favourite go-to, no-fuss blush. This product ticks all the boxes for me: it’s a neutral pink shade that works well with my skin tone, the formula is sheer (as the name suggests), and it blends well into the skin while being easily buildable if I’m after a more dramatic, clown-faced look. As with Bloom’s other sheer colour creams, this has a faint lavender scent to it which is pleasant but I’m glad that it doesn’t transfer onto the skin. My face doesn’t need to smell like lavender but thanks anyway. The wear time on these is great, and I can wear them comfortably throughout the work day without having to worry about touching up my blush. If you’re interested, I’ve also reviewed the shade ‘Coy’ from this range, which is a gorgeous peach toned shade and I feel like it should be mentioned once again that Shy and Coy are my most-worn cream blushes. Bloom’s Sheer Colour Cream in Shy retails for $24 AUD and is available for purchase from Bloom online.
June 15, 2013
In an attempt to make the most of the products in my makeup collection, I’ve been putting aside specific items to use throughout the month. My goal is to gradually work through all of my products and if I realise that I’m not particularly keen on something, or if I find that it doesn’t suit me anymore, I’m getting rid of it. My day-to-day lip product for May was the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure. I’d completely forgotten that I owned this so it was a pleasant surprise to find it sitting in my lipstick drawer. This is an easily wearable pink shade but it’s not overly pigmented so it takes a few extra swipes to get it to an darker shade on my lips, depending on the look I’m going for. The wear time isn’t great, so if you’re after a long lasting finish I wouldn’t suggest this. For me it’s a great day-to-day lipstick to wear on occasions where I don’t want to have to make too much of a fuss (read: every single day). The Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure retails for $50 and is available for purchase from your local Chanel makeup counter.
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.