Monday, 31 March 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush: Diffused Heat

If you have read my post on the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure, you will know that I wasn't too keen on this blushes from the beginning. I saw them in Mecca on the first day of their Australian release date and swatched one of the pale colours (Dim Infusion or Ethereal Glow) and didn't see the vibrancy and pigmentation that I usually go for in blushes. 

I purchased Mood Exposure on a whim and also at the recommendation of the Sales who helped apply some to my cheeks. At the time I was tossing between Mood Exposure and Diffused Heat. Only about 15 minutes after my purchase, I thought "what the hell, just buy both" so I went back in. But to my dismay, Diffused Heat was all sold out. It's been quite a while that anything I've ever wanted to buy from a cosmetics brand was sold out, so I was left feeling very empty and zombie-like. Like I didn't know what to do with my life anymore. After this state of shock subsided, I was a woman gone wild. I made it my life's mission to get my hands on one anyway I can. And here it is. After having it for two weeks or so now, I can confidently say, I need more Hourglass blushes.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms

The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms came out a couple of months ago in US and UK and just from looking at youtube swatches and blogger reviews I was pining to get my hands on this to try for myself. Boy, boy, boy are these good?! They are jolly amazing! I don't know how I can give you a proper review of this product and contain my excitement. I bet I can use three words to make you pine for it too. 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Sisley L'orchidee Rose Highlighter Blush With White Lily

Can we just take a moment to catch our breaths again? 

I recently picked this beauty up from David Jones and it took a lot of courage to dip my brush into the blush and use it. It is just so gorgeous and may I actually say...captivating? I feel like I am describing Ryan Gosling here. (Not that I would complain about smearing him all over my face).

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

L'oreal Color Riche Eye Color Pencils

Delicate Beige, Enigmatic Brown, Smoky Taupe
A couple of days ago I picked up these L'oreal Eye Crayons from Myer in a recent ever so slightly large drugstore haul. I had no idea what they were and hadn't seen anybody from US or UK mention them before so of course I jumped at it and picked out the three neutral shades. These retail for $16.95 and I couldn't help but have high hopes for these new crayons. I will show you these pencils in action and my final thoughts on this new release.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad 01 Golden Mink

I've had this eyeshadow quad for two months now and have had a chance to get down and jiggy with it so I think it's reasonable when I say that this is probably my favorite eyeshadows of all time. ALL TIME. That may seem extreme but believe me, this quad is extreme...extreme buttery, blend-able goodness!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Chantecaille Limited Edition Save the Bees Palette

This palette has been sitting on my makeup counter for about a month now and no matter how much I wanted to get stuck into it, it couldn't bear to ruin it by using it. But now that more and more girls are aware of this palette I'm committed to write a review with swatches for the pretties who don't have a Mecca Cosmetica near them. 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Mood Exposure

I really didn't want to be bullied into buying this range of blushes from Hourglass by the blogger/youtube community. These blushes came out in Mecca Cosmetica in the last week of February and I didn't give them a second glance. I swatched Dim Infusion and my first thought was "just another blush with swirly pattern, it's probably an overhyped product just because the ambient lighting powders did so well." I had this mentality that if a product was too much anticipated due to the success of its predecessor, it will probably have a high chance of disappointing you. So I went home thinking "Ha! Not going fall for this marketing trap!"