I was never a fan of stick foundations. I remember trying one in my early teenage years (when I started to get interested in makeup), and it wasn’t a good experience. The result was dry, cakey, just a big fat nope. So from then on, I instantly assumed all stick foundations would be the same and never bothered with them again. Not too different from when someone offers you food and you tell them “no thank you, I don’t like it”, but in reality you haven’t tried it before (sound familiar?). Lately I’m all for trying things I would have previously refused. Blame it on the triangular shape, its gorgeous hand-bag friendly packaging, or the fact that it’s from Hourglass… but I had to have the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick!
I love blushes. I love highlighters. Put both together in a single, travel-friendly compact and you’re ought to have a winner! I was extremely excited when I saw the new BECCA Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos*, which serve up a hefty dose of pigmentation and luminosity. I really enjoyed the BECCA Champagne Collection Face Palette, so I had high expectations for the newest kids on the block. How did they measure up? My answer may not be what you expect.
The following statement sounds a little strange and unbelievable as I read it back. Here it is: lately I have been extremely good at not buying makeup. I’m talking about not buying new makeup for a few months… what?! While I did have a good streak, all the beautiful new launches became too much to pass up. A moment of weakness was bound to occur, and before I knew it, I was on the Sephora website. A few moments later I found myself browsing the Kylie Cosmetics website (another strange and unbelievable statement). The result? A glorious makeup haul!
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a bin full of empty products on the blog. I suck at remembering to keep my empties, but I have managed to stack up a little basket of products. There is skincare, makeup, and even a deodorant… yep! I love reading empties posts, and finding out if people would re-purchase those products, so I hope you enjoy snooping in my beauty trash!
Gulp… it’s August already. Mid-August to be more exact. I am struggling to comprehend where this year has gone, and why half of this month has already gone by! I was meant to post this weeks ago, but never got around to it and I wasn’t going to post it. But then I thought – why not? It might
encourage you to spend your money on things that you don’t need help you guys discover some new beauty treasures. So, here goes – my super late July Beauty Favourites – makeup and fragrance!
I’m a bit of an Urban Decay novice – I feel like I haven’t fully explored what the brand has to offer yet… But if these products are anything to go by, I will be making sure to keep adding more bits and pieces of their range to my makeup repertoire in the months to come. Their 2016 Summer collection caught my eye as soon as it released and I knew I had to get my hands on a few things – I decided on the Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, the Beached Bronzer and the Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid. Want to know what you should pick up? Then read on!
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!