Monday, 26 May 2014

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No. 3, No. 4, No, 5 and No. 6

I may have gone a little overboard in choosing my "perfect nude" with Hourglass' Femme Nude Lip Stylos. The idea is to choose your ultimate nude lip colour from a selection of six shades. The lightest two shades were too concealer lips on me for my liking and the rest went into my shopping basket...

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

I had never really paid attention to The Body Shop's skincare range before. I mainly go crazy around their shower gels and body butter shelves leaving little energy to actually walk around the store and see what else is available. For the past year I have been using Bioderma. Every. Single. Day. And I thought it was finally time for a change. My first weapon of choice to target my dirty 10 hour long foundation face is The Body Shop's Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Color Fix Cream Eyeshadow in Bronze Moon

It's so nice to find some time to blog again and ramble about something I'm passionate about. I've been a busy little chicky lately because my mother in law has come from overseas and I've not had a spare moment to just sit back and relax. Before I turn this blog post into a review about my mother in law (lol! that would be a long one) let's get on topic here. Today I'd like to share a little gem I accidentally discovered at a makeup application from Mecca Cosmetica beginning of April. I've just started using it and found myself reaching for it all week and I just can't get enough of it.

Friday, 25 April 2014

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Eyeshadow Palette

I think everyone needs to invest in an all matte eyeshadow palette. It is a great tool to use for everyday looks as well as contour the shape of your eye/socket for a natural no-makeup makeup look.  But many of the matte palettes on the market today are either unpigmented, chalky, too sheer or very hard in texture and difficult to blend. So is this IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette worthy of a place in your makeup drawer?

For now...all signs point to not really...

Monday, 21 April 2014

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in The Dolce Vita

Charlotte Tilbury has definitely taken her MUA career to the next level. She launched her line of cosmetics some time last year but it is very limited in stockists. Most Australians wouldn't have even heard of Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics let alone where to buy it from. Her theme, which is her main selling point, is that she has created 10 specific looks that you can achieve from purchasing a kit with the exact items that she uses. Aside from these looks, she also has a series of products that suit each particular eye colour if you don't wish to starve for a week and buy one of each product from her range. Here I have The Dolce Vita eyeshadow quad, one of Charlotte's best selling items, and I am ready to tell you whether this little number is worth the hefty price tag that it comes with.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush: Luminous Flush

a picture of hourglass ambient lighting blush luminous flush
a picture of hourglass ambient lighting blush luminous flush
L - R: Luminous Flush, Mood Exposure, Diffused Heat
If you have read my blog posts up to past the one month mark, you will have gathered that I am in love with the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes which were released here in Australia end of Feb (exclusive to Mecca Cosmetica). I have just been picking them up one after the other and fallen head over heels for the colours, the pigmentation, the texture and the general effect that it has on the skin. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

MAC Eyeshadow X15 Warm Neutrals Palette


Everytime I walk into MAC I am overwhelmed with excitement yet intimidated by all the rows of colorful little orphans pleading for me to bring them home with me. And to be honest, I'm always a little afraid of the MAC BA's. They are always so eccentric and out there with their intense makeup, sometimes crazy hair colours/style and their lack of ability to pinpoint exactly what you want because there is just so much damn product! So when this palette was released early this year, it was like a ray of light shining through a break in the clouds. Someone has made a palette for me.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation

For the past week I have been road-testing this new foundation from Chanel. I was quite surprised to see this in Chanel's Makeup Studio counter in Sydney City Myer as I had not heard any news regarding the release of this foundation. And after coming home and doing a little research, it seems that it hasn't been released for sale in some countries yet (namely the UK!) so I leaped for joy as finally Australia got something NOT a year later, after everybody else. This will hit UK stores today, 12th April, and I bet praise for this foundation will be flooding in left right and centre.