Face

Australis, Napoleon Perdis and IT Cosmetics Contour Kit Reviews.

So today I am going to review three contour kits- The Australis AC ON TOUR contour kit, IT Cosmetics My Sculpted Face contour kit andΒ Napoleon Perdics Ultimate Contour Palette.

Australis AC ON TOUR contour kit.

This contour kit is $16.95 from Priceline and is dubbed by some as a cheaper dupe to the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit. Unfortunately for me I found it did not meet these expectations. I found some of the browns to be quite muddy and unflattering. As well as this the highlighters were not very pigmented and did not stay on for long. The furthest brown to the right, below the darkest pink highlighter is my favourite bronzer as it does not look quite as muddy as the rest. You definitely have to be careful when putting the product on the brush and to only use a very small amount as too much can end up looking far too dark.

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Rating: 5/10

IT Cosmetics My Sculpted Face contour kit.

This contour kit was around $55 from Sephora and I definitely do think it is good. The lady in store suggested it to me as a good palette for fair people so I thought it would be a suitable choice. The 2nd darkest bronzer is definitely my favourite as it is not too dark or light. I have used the darkest one but would suggest using it very sparsely as it is quite dark and a little product goes a long way. I think the darkest one is more suited to olive skin. The two lightest browns are very light and do not show up much on my skin I only really use them when I’ve accidentally put too much highlighter on and need to tone it down or help face it out. The ‘pearlescent’ highlighter to the right is my favourite as it gives a really flattering glow but the other one I don’t really find much use for and is more or less a translucent powder as it does not show up much on my skin. The colours I do like stay on the whole light and do have good pigmentation. Overall I like this contour kit but I am not in LOVE with it as I only use one of the browns and one highlighter really regularly. Still, I am happy I have it as part of my collection.

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Rating: 7.5/10

Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Contour Palette

While this contour kit is small it definitely is brilliant! This is my favourite contour palette and the highlighter is the best highlighter I have ever used by far. My friends also own it and say the same thing. It really gives you that perfect, subtle glow you want from a highlighter. It is also very build able to give a more glam, noticeable look as well. The bronzer is great and is good for both night and day makeup. The blush is lovely and is kind of this pink- peach, warm colour that it very flattering to many skin tones. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has fair- medium skin and though it is quite pricey at $65 it is definitely worth it. There is only three colours but I find that that is all you need and the size is GREAT for travelling and fitting in a small bag. My only issue is that I wish there was a bit more product in it. As you can see from the photos I have almost gone through it!

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Rating: 9.5/ 10

Megan X

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Lips

My New Lip Products.

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I haven’t written a post in a while as I have been really busy but things have finally calmed down and I’ve had the strong urge to write about beauty. It’s been months so I have a lot of new beauty purchases. I thought I’d just do lip products to start off as I’ve been very into these lately and don’t want to cram too much into one post. πŸ™‚

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Lime Crime lipstick in Babette- This lipstick is super wearable and very fun. I would describe it as a peach nude unlike other nudes I’ve seen seen. While it maintains its uniqueness which Lime Crime is known for it isn’t too out there so you can where comfortable wear it anywhere. This lipstick is quite long lasting, though it sometimes need reapplying after you eat or drink. It is very opaque and matte but still gives your lips a healthy shine. If worn everyday it could be a bit drying but apart from this I really like it. 8/10

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Lime Crime lipstick in Geradium- This lipstick is described by many reviewers as bright pink while still being quite wearable. But being a fan of nudes and more subdued colours there have only been a handful of occasions I have worn it. It is truly a beautiful, vibrant colour and less drying than Babette for some reason. It also lasts longer due to its high pigmentation and lasts me approximately 4 hours even through drinking and eating. It is slightly less drying then Babette. I would suggest this to anyone who likes long lasting, bright colours and who likes to stand out from the crowd. 7.5/10

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Lime crime Retrofuturist- Wow. This colour is very bright and definitely not for the faint of heart. It is very pigmented and long wearing. For me it lasts the whole night and then some when I go out. I find it slightly more moisturising than Babette just like Geradium. For me it is close to a true red which leans slightly towards the pink side and I think it would flatter most skin tones. It has this nice sheen to it and makes lips look beautifully plump. I’ve only worn it once but if you are a lover of reds and once again standing out from the crowd I would definitely recommend this. 8/10

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Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Etcetera-Β This is the nude lip liner in the Pro Longwear collection and is described as a creamy beige. It is very long wearing and exceeds any other lip liner I’ve owned in terms of how long it lasts. I do find it to be slightly orange when put with certain lipsticks but with brown nude lipsticks it looks great as this seems to blend in while toning down the orange. It does look a bit too orange with my cream and pink nudes though. On its own it looks really nice. This lasts through eating and drinking and makes any lipstick stay longer and look nicer (provided it’s the right colour) when applied underneath. Definitely a good one for the collection if you’re into brown nudes. 8/10

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Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish- Wow. I love this colour. This lip liner ticks all the boxes. It is long lasting, feels comfortable and is the perfect lip liner for many lipstick colours, including pinks, browns, nudes and maroons. I could even see it working for most reds though haven’t tried this yet. I am very glad I bought this and I would definitely recommend this as the best colour to get from the pro long wear range as it is so versatile. You can wear it on its own or all over the lips. I find it’s slightly more shinier and moisturising than the etcetera one as well and it seems to last just as long. The Pro Longwear lip pencils are a bit pricey but for what you’re getting it’s worth it. 9.5/10

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Mac Lipstick in Brave- I love this colour. I got this lipstick because I was trying to copy the whole Kylie Jenner lip trend which is popular right now (I know it’s been done a million times but I can’t help but love it) and I really like it. It is a mauve colour on the lips though looks more nude pink on the stick. It shows up differently on peoples lips because when I looked it up on google and instagram it was almost brown on some while nearly plum on others. On mine it leans toward the purple, pink side. It compliments the staunchly stylish lip liner well, is long lasting, moisturising and feels comfortable. 8.5/10

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Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Mil-a-no- This feels weird to put on. It is very matte, as it states. But it is so dry it almost peels off if you put too much on so therefore it is not buildable. Also when licking your lips and talking it comes off in patches so looks really unattractive. A light amount on top of lips which are lined all over can look nice but I would of liked to be able to create a more oqaque colour by building it and for it to atleast come off evenly. The colour and smell is nice but that’s about all. I won’t be buying it again.Β 4/10

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Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub- Mmm this tastes good you can eat it and guess what you can! Made of only castor sugar, jojoba oil, flavour and colour, the directions say to rub it between your lips and lick it off. There are plenty of home made recipes for lip scrubs however such as honey and sugar. I’m still undecided over whether exfoliating your lips is really a necessity and even works, but it is a nice tasting product nonetheless. 7/10

Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm- This smells delicious just like all Lush products. It is very moisturising and is a treat to put on however it is very difficult to open and close. The packaging needs to be fixed, or maybe it’s just mine but I find myself struggling for minutes at a time trying to get the lid off and having to get a knife to pry it open at times. This is kind of annoying when all you want to do is apply lip balm and for this I probably wouldn’t buy it again and will just stick with my paw paw ointment. I also find paw paw to be slightly more moisturising. 6.5/10

Swatches!

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From Left: Lime Crime Babette, Lime Crime Geradium, Lime Crime Retrofuturist, Mac Etcetera Liner, Mac Staunchly Stylish Liner, Australis Velour Lips Mil-a-no.

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