Sunday, 23 February 2014

Diorshow Fusion Mono Longwear Eyeshadow Pots

Wowzers, what a long name! But like the name suggests, it is an extremely longwearing cream eyeshadow that is well worth it's price tag ($50 AUD). 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Make Up Geek Eyeshadow Swatches

I made a little order from Makeup Geek a few weeks ago and I'm so excited to share with you what a little treasure I have discovered. Makeup Geek eyeshadows have been raved about in the beauty world for a long time and I've never bought into it as I always thought I had enough eyeshadow to last my whole life time. But ever since I started this blog, nothing was ever enough, there is always room for more that I could review, swatch and experiment with.

Chantecaille Save The Bees Palette

(im)patiently awaiting for Mecca Cosmetica to stock this new limited edition Chantecaille palette.
I just love it even more because it has eyeshadow, a highlighter and a blush rather than just eyeshadows like in the previous palettes.

I've never used any Chantecaille before but I have swatched their eyeshadows and my goodness is it buttery and creamy and soft and pigmented and shimmery and...and...and....just amazing!

Would anyone happen to know how much these limited edition sell for in Australia? If you have bought the wild horses palette, or save the sharks palette before please let me know!

UPDATE: Here is an in-depth review of this palette with swatches and application.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Recently Garnier has developed and released a Micellar Cleansing Water. It is  200% a dupe for the now cult Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

A knack for buying MAC

I'm a little late to hop on the MAC bandwagon but recently I have just been obsessed. I have to have a look, have a swatch, (maybe have a quick swipe of the credit card) every time that I walk past a MAC counter. This is what I have bought in just the past month for MAC products alone. 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Tom Ford Beauty Haul

This impulse purchase is not my usual chocolate bar. I've been eyeing and lusting and wanting Tom Ford products for quite a while but whenever I hear the price, I set the product back down and move onto the next cosmetics counter. Recently, while shopping with my mother in the city, I swatched the eyeshadow quad cocoa mirage and it was the most creamy powder that I had ever set my fingertips upon. At the time, $100 seemed outrageous to spend on a neutral matte eyeshadow quad so again, I walked away.

I may have physically walked away, but my soul must've stayed behind because I could not stop thinking about it. I needed it like my body needs oxygen. I don't know what came over me but everyday I tried to plan a trip to the city (without letting my husband know that I'm taking little bubby all that way just for some cosmetics...again). 

Once I had decided to buy something from Tom Ford, I thought; what the heck...may as well buy what I want since I'm already succumbing to the heavy price tag. 

So this is what I walked away with this longer empty handed and feeling triumphant. Like I leaped over one of life's many hurdles. Tom Ford - achieved, what goal next?

Tom Ford products really do have the most luxurious packaging. If you went all warm and fuzzy when you purchased your first Chanel Palette, trust me, you are going to go nuts over Tom Ford's. It is a gorgeous dark brown and gold compact. Very sturdy, thick plastic with a little weight to it (but not so heavy that it is a burden to carry in your purse everyday).

L - R: Cocoa Mirage, Orchid Haze, Golden Mink
L - R: Frantic Pink, Love Lust

L - R: Spanish Pink, Pink Dusk
Stay tuned, swatches coming soon :)

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Premium Synthetic Kabuki Makeup Brush Set

About two months ago I heard about a seller selling some pretty good quality Sigma Sigmax brush dupes on ebay. So of course I checked it out. As soon as I saw the price, I snapped that deal up. US$17 for 10 brushes, what's the worst that could happen? The brushes took about three weeks to arrive (after instant paypal payment) and even though the seller is from China, the parcel came from Singapore. For this pack you get 5 face brushes and 5 eye brushes, all shaped exactly like the Sigmax Kabuki range.

Monday, 3 February 2014

MAC 217 Blending Brush

For the past 5 years I have worked at a successful international duty free chain store. And for 5 years I was able to get unlimited MAC cosmetics at half the retail prices. I was never that interested in MAC. I liked their shadows and powders and bought the odd limited edition products every now and then. Recently, MAC was replaced by a La Mer counter which is understandable from a company's perspective. Each MAC product averages between $30-$40 and each La Mer product basically starts at $300. And it's only now, when I can no longer buy MAC at privileged prices, do I go on a MAC craze.

Recently I did a little MAC "all-stars" haul. Where I bought some of their most popular, most loved and most raved about products. One of these products was the 217 brush. I never knew what the fuss was over MAC makeup brushes. I played around with them at the counters and was like "pfft, feels like any other brush to me!" This was before I started to apply eye shadow on a daily basis, so when I keep hearing 217, 217, 217 echoing around in the bloggers-sphere, I knew I had to try it for myself.