Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Getting Carried Away at MAC

On the weekend, I treated myself with a unnecessary shopping spree to congratulate myself on finishing Uni. Now.. I'm not going to lie but I got a bit carried away at the MAC counter because I literally get overwhelmed with the choices they give me and I CAVED!

I picked up three lipsticks. T H R E E. {madness}. 

The first one that caught my eye from the bullet was Lovelorn which is a lustre finish. I am a big fan of MAC's lustre finishes because I think they look so natural for every day use. They are sheer and have just enough sheen to it to look like you have put effort into your face. Lovelorn is described by MAC as an "Emotive Blue Pink" which I have to agree, it's a medium blue toned pink. It really is the perfect pink for me and I never thought I would love a pink lipstick so much in my life.

The next one that purchased was Hot Gossip which is described by MAC as a "Mid Toned Pinky Plum" with a cremesheen formula. First off, the colour is beyond incredible! It's a really natural pink shade that has obvious plum undertones. It can be applied sheer, has a sheeny finish and is buildable. It is a more bold {darker} "my lips but better shade". This is the first lipstick I own with a cremesheen formula so I'm not extremely confident with explanations. But from my experience, it glides on smoothly and fades nicely because the colour is so light.

The last lipstick that I purchased was Brave which is described by MAC as "A muted pink-beige with a very subtle white pearl overtone" with a satin formula. On first swipe, Brave is more pigmented then the other lipsticks that I bought because of the formula. The shade is soooo different to anything I own already as it is a mauve pink with hints of brown making it what some would say the perfect 90s lip shade {the trend you either love to love or love to not love}. 

I also picked up a blush from the permanent line in Mocha which is a "soft plum-pink" according to MAC. I would have to agree that it has plum undertones in the pan, but when swatched "Mocha" is more of a natural pink. It has a matte finish which is kinda scary to me as nearly all my blushes have some sort of shimmer to them. But this blush is ohsoooo lovely! The neutral pink colour is just perfect for my skin tone, it warms up my face and because it is matte, it looks so much natural during the day {if you don't go overboard with it bc girl this blush is crazy pigmented}.

Left to right: (Lipsticks) Lovelorn, Hot Gossip, Brave & Mocha (Blush)

Overall, I would have to say that I am pleased with all these purchases. My favourite purchase is definitely "Lovelorn" because it is the perfect pink lipstick for my skin tone! I can't wait to experiment more with these lipsticks as they are all so pretty. PINKS ARE MY WEAKNESS.

What's on your MAC lipstick wish list?!


Sunday, 16 November 2014

October Favourites 2014

I finally got around to collecting the products that have been well loved in October. October was a great month aside from exams and all that. I went to see my main squeeze, Justin Timberlake in concert TWICE bc he is just unbelievably fantastic {+ I have been waiting for 19 years bc last time he came here, my mum thought I was too young to go to his concert..}. ANYWAYS, here are the products that I have rediscovered and have looooved in October.

Lucus' Paw Paw Ointment
This product is like a cult product in Australia, I literally see it by the bucket loads in Priceline. And for good reasons too because this stuff is pretty darn good! It's a multi purpose balm like lanolips or the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream but I actually prefer this one! It has a sutble scent and it feels nice on the lips. I use it before I go to sleep or when I have wind burn on my lips {YOU KNOW? when you get burns that give lip liper effect due to the weather?!?!}, and in the morning my lips feel soothed and ready to face the day.

NARS Sheer Glow
I have literally used this foundation everyday this month. It's so easy to apply and blends seemlessly into the skin. The coverage is pretty good for a product that has the word SHEER in it's title! Although it does have some downsides such as clinging to some dry patches and the longevity, HOWEVER, it is a beautiful foundation for those who love the "I'm not wearing makeup… jk I am but you know NOTHING" look.

MAC "Lady Danger"
I rekindled my love for Lady Danger when I went to the JT concert this month. omg I have never been in love with a orange red lipstick in my whole life. I think the undertones in the lipstick somehow brighten my face {does that sound odd?}. It just looks amazing. End of story.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
I go through these phases where I just prefer to wear matte eyeshadows over the shimmers. I always go back to the Naked Basics Palette because the shadows are just so buttery soft and really nicely pigmented. They blend on the eyelid so easily and last all day. I have really been into the "Walk of Shame" shade on it's own with a coat of lengthening mascara!

What are some of your October Faves?


Sunday, 9 November 2014

New Base? Oh, My!

I never switch up my foundation routine in the almost 2 years that I have discovered my trusty clinique saviours. My skin has gotten WAY better since then so I decided to treat myself to a whole new foundation routine! The buzz about the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation started which sparked my interest! A foundation that has a natural, glowy finish while having some sort of coverage even though the name is totally misleading?

I'm intrigued.

I'm kind of fussy when it comes to foundations. I like it to be medium coverage but also being buildable. Nars Sheer Glow is definitely medium buildable maybe even more on the sheerer side maybe? Depends how you apply it I guess! But anyone who tells you that this foundation is full coverage is kidding themselves {or has amazing skin so it feels heavier on them}. The lady who I spoke to in store recommened that this foundation works best with your fingers. Now I have tried with every beauty tool I possibly own and applying it with your fingers is really the best way to get it on your face without streaks and thining the foundation out.

Those who have previously read my blog, you may know that I suffer from general redness and hyperpigmentation scars that are slowly fading due to a new skincare routine. My skin has gotten way better and I decided to whip the Sheer Glow out for a test run and it does a great job at providing an even base without any redness. However, my scars still peek through so I decided to also buy the Nars Radient Creamy Concealer which works like a dream with the Sheer Glow. This concealer also does a pretty good job at covering the panda eyes without creasing which is just heaven in a tube!{side note. another concealer that works just as well is the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer!! amazing stuff!!}.

I have been using this founation every day for the last 4 weeks and I am in love! I have normal to borderline dry skin {at the mo} and it doesn't stick to any dry patches that I am aware of and it lasts a while without fading. To do a minimal face for the day, I go in with some powder, one wash eyeshadow, some mascara and lipbalm and boom. done.

I would love to know your favourite foundation for your lazy face!! And if you have NARS Sheer Glow, how do you apply it to get a "I woke up like dis" face?

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