Is this real life? That’s what I asked myself as I opened a package containing Becca and Jaclyn’s latest and greatest – the entire Champagne Pop Collection! Following Champagne Pop’s huge success, Becca Cosmetics and YouTube sensation Jaclyn Hill have collaborated to create two beautiful limited edition palettes, and have extended the permanent line with the poured and liquid sisters of Champagne Pop. I’ve been playing around with these beauties for a few days now, and I couldn’t wait to share with you what I think of the line so far, along with lots of swatches!
Truth: MAC Cosmetics make some of the best lipsticks in the market. I’m ashamed (or proud?) to say I’ve collected over 20 so far, and I always have at least one on my makeup wish list at any given time. What makes them so amazing? Firstly, they have almost any shade a lipstick lover could possibly want; and they have it in a variety of finishes. Although I have a healthy assortment when it comes to the colour spectrum, my favourites – and the ones I reach for the most – are all neutral shades. Will I ever get over warm nudes? Probably not, so I thought I would share my top 5!
I was absolutely floored when I opened a package to see a black and white striped bag… us beauty addicts know damn well what that represents. Sephora Australia have released a list of their top notch, elite beauty products – the game changers, and I’m so excited to share them with you all! There are a few products in here I wasn’t too surprised to see as I know they’re incredible and I’ve adored them for so long; but there are also lots of new goodies I’ve been trying in the past week or so that I will share my first impressions on. Let’s see what made the team.
Kat Von D Beauty has just released four Shade + Light eyeshadow quads, which are said to transform your eyes through the art of colour contouring. Like many, I’m a total sucker for warm-toned shadows so as soon as I laid my eyes on Rust, the warmest quad of the four, I knew I wanted to pick it up. The beauty community have been going crazy over the newest additions to the Shade + Light range, but you could say the reviews so far have been polarising. Some love them, some hate them. Want to know what team I’m in? Then read on!
Would you look at that… *insert multiple love heart emojis*. I haven’t done a Sephora haul in a very long time, and I wasn’t going to post about this one but how could I not?! I love seeing haul posts so I figured I’d show you what I picked up during the VIB Rouge Sale that ran from April 7-13.
One of the biggest and most anticipated launches in beauty this year has been the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sleek black tube of goodness that promised to deliver velvety-matte flawless skin. Its predecessor, the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser just didn’t do it for me, so I had high hopes for its new matte sister. I didn’t think about it too much – as soon as it released on the Mecca website, I pounced like a mad woman! I’ve been testing it out for roughly around a month, and it pains me to say I didn’t love it. In fact, I haven’t disliked a base product as much as this one since my beef with the Too Faced Born This Way foundation.
It’s favourites time! I feel like I haven’t done one of these in a while, probably because I didn’t do a favourites post for February… oops! But thats okay because now l get to show you what I’ve been loving in the past two months! I will blab on about uninteresting stuff a bit further down the post (a little life update), so let’s get into the important bit right now: makeup!
Much like contouring and strobing, colour correcting has been around for a very long time; but for some reason in the past few months, it’s become the latest and greatest makeup trend. Colour correcting and I go a long way back… one of first memories of buying makeup is that of 13 year old me standing at the makeup isle at Kmart trying out a Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer on the back of my hand (remember the real OG in the shape of a lipstick?). I remember being desperate for something to conceal the redness around my nose and my blemishes. Somehow through the years the simple step of colour correcting escaped me in my makeup routine and I forgot all about it; but I’m glad we’re back on thanks to the new Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Correctors*.
I never cared much for liquid lipsticks, until I first laid eyes on Lolita – arguably the most elusive, most sought after liquid lipstick in the beauty world. Lolita has changed a lot since it was first released; the perfect dusty rose underwent reformulation, and with that the shade itself was also changed to what we know as ‘the bad batch’. Described as chestnut rose, it’s a much darker shade that has either the perfect amount of brown or too much brown, depending on who you ask. To throw a spanner into the works, Kat Von D decided to release Lolita II, because there weren’t enough Lolitas to keep up with already – but I’m glad she did.
What’s your go-to fragrance? Not necessarily the one that you are currently obsessed with; but more so the one that you can always wear no matter the occasion, time of day, season or mood you’re in. For me that fragrance is Chloé Eau de Parfum*. Chloé has been around for a very long time and is worn by a lot of women, but that doesn’t make it any less noteworthy. It’s clean, it’s fresh, it’s feminine and sweet without being too youthful. It’s a classic for a reason.