Lips

New Lip Liner/ Lipstick Reviews

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Here are reviews of my latest lipstick/ lip liner purchases. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place lip pencil in Mauve

This lip liner is great because it is striking without being overpowering, it is eye catching while also being light enough to go with many makeup looks. I am in love with mauves and and they have definitely made a comeback in recent times through the likes of Kylie Jenner and co. It lasts ages on your lips (4-5 hours) and also is not drying at all. The lip pencil is longer and cheaper than the Mac pro long wear lip liners so you get more value for money. It has a lip brush on the end which is great when you want to do creative lip looks such as the ombre lip liner effect as you can apply your lipstick to very specific areas. I am in love with this colour and the quality of this lip liner is superb. They also have many other really beautiful colours in the range and I want to buy more!

Mauve Estee Lauder

Rating: 9.5/10

MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick

This lipstick is described as a “neutral pinkish rose with a matte finish” and is the perfect colour for a sunny spring day. It is so feminine and is great if you need something that will brighten up your lips just a little bit if you’re doing a bold eye makeup look. To me it is like a peachy nude, lasts fairly long on the lips (3-4 hours) and is not drying at all even though it is matte. It feels actually quite creamy to put on. I love this colour and can’t get over how much of a perfect pink nude this is.

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Rating: 9/10

MAC Boldly Bare Lip Liner

The Boldly Bare Lip Liner goes perfectly with the Kinda Sexy Lipstick and is basically the same colour in lip liner form which is why I got it. I also love wearing it on its own as on as it truly is a beautiful colour. It is a great colour to brighten up any makeup look and is like your lips but better. This lip liner would suit so many people and is really wearable. This would be a great choice for anyone who doesn’t like dark lipsticks and is maybe on the hunt for their first lip liner as it is so natural looking it won’t matter so much if you stuff up when putting it on. Another plus is it also goes with a lot of different colour lipsticks so it’s great to have that felxibilty ย I could see it going with many light pink and nude colours. My only fault with this is it doesn’t last as long as other MAC lip liners I own (though it still lasts a pretty long time) but it isn’t a prolong wear one so this is to be expected.

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Rating: 9/10ย 

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

This lipstick is my favourite lipstick of all because the colours just seems to go with every makeup look I do. It is the most perfect nude and lasts ages on the lips (4-5 hours) I love how it is browny beige with a hint of rose. It makes your lips look so healthy and full! It has the most perfect finish and consistency, even though it is matte it looks glides on so nicely and feels quite creamy. Velevt Teddy is subtle with a hint of sexy and you will find yourself reaching for it all the time. I’d definitely recommend this as a colour to look out for if you really, really want a nice nude. You will not regret it.

Velvet teddy lipstick 2

Rating: 10/10

MAC Angel Lipstick

This lipstick is part of the forst range and is a beautiful, cool, baby pink. I find this colour so versatile, it goes with so many makeup looks. Though I usually lean towards MAC’s matte range I dont find this colour noticeably frosty, more just slightly pearlescent. It is vanilla scented and is probably one of the most moisturising MAC lipsticks I own. If you’re looking for something really versaitle but don’t want a nude colour then look no further! This is my second favourite lipstick I own apart from Velvet Teddy.

Angel lipstick 3

Rating: 10/10

MAC Posy Perfect Lip Liner

This Lip Liner is a beautiful, soft baby pink which I bought to go with my MAC Angel Lipstick. This is part of the pro long wear range and though I love the colour as it is really flattering, I find that it is very prone to breakage and its application is quite uneven and slightly chalky. It lasts a standard amount of time (a few hours) but as it is up there in price I expected it to apply more evenly and not break down as easily. Overall I still like using it, though it is not perfect as its name indicates haha. ย It is described as “plum” but I would describe it as baby pink with a hint of mauve.

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Rating: 7/10

MAC Nightmoth Lip Liner

This lip liner is very dark and bold so not for the faint hearted out there. It is a dark burgundy wine colour which is perfect for creating ombre lip looks. It can look quite goth when used on the entire lip so I tend to only use it for ombre looks and when experimenting with other colours. It is very vampy, long wearing and can be a bit drying if you use it on your entire lip.

Nightmoth lip liner 3

Rating: 8/10

Antipodes Boom Rock Bronze Lipstick

This is a really nice original colour and is like a reddy, brown which is unlike anything I own. It’s quite ย 90’s and very flattering. It is an understated bold and kind of reminds me of Ayers rock in Australia and wild coastal terrain. It makes lips look full and healthy and is a treat to put on. It is moisturizing with nutrient rich avocado oil in it but still quite matte looking with a hint of shine. It lasts quite long especially with lip liner put underneath. It’s enjoy wearing this on nights out to put an interesting twist on makeup looks. This is 100% organic.

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Rating: 8.5/ 10

Antipodes Dusky Sound Pink Lipstick

This lipsticks is like a classic, rosy pink that would suit people who like noticeable colours different to their normal lip colour which aren’t out there. This also has avocado oil in it, is 100% organic and is a treat to put on. This colour is neither bright nor light and is a medium, rosy pink. It glides on smoothly and has even application. I don’t really find myself reaching for it that much as I tend to go for nudes and light pinks more but it is a great day time lipstick as it isn’t drying at all and you don’t need to put a lip balm underneath it.

Antipodes dusky sound pink 1

Rating: 7.5/10

Lip Liner Swatches

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From Left: Estee Lauder Double Wear Mauve, Mac Boldly Bare, Mac Posy Perfect, Mac Nightmoth.

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From Left: Mac Angel, Mac Velvet Teddy, Mac Kinda Sexy, Antipodes Boom Rock Bronze, Antipodes Dusky Sound Pink.ย 

Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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Face

Powder Foundation Reviews.

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So today I am going to review all the powder foundations I own which is basically all I use foundation wise. I find that powder foundation tends to be more long wearing, doesn’t come off unevenly and doesn’t enlarge the look pores of pores like liquids do, though everyone’s skin is different. I also have quite oily skin so most liquids tend to create too much shine and make me break out. Though I do love the lovely, glowy finish that some liquid foundations have and the feel of putting them on. Anyway here are some reviews the powder foundations I currently use.

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Foundations

Maybelline Mineral Power Foundation in Classic Ivory.

This foundation is great for everyday use and is a pretty good colour match though maybe just a touch too light for me personally. They don’t have many colours to choose from (literally just two- the other option is Nude 2) but if you’re quite fair the shade Classic Ivory should work. I find that this is a good, inexpensive foundation (around $17 AUD) for those no fuss days when you just want light- medium coverage (depending how much you put on). It lasts quite a long time (around 6- 7 hours). I couldn’t really see myself using it for dramatic, night time makeup or when contouring though.

Foundations maybelline

Rating: 7/10

Antipodes Performance Plus Mineral Foundation in Light Yellow 02.ย 

This foundation has such a smooth, silky finish and gives a subtle glow similar to the kind you get with liquid foundations. This is because of the nutrient rich minerals in it. It is around $40 AUD so is in the mid price range. I got the colour Light Yellow 02 which is actually a bit dark for me and really wish I got Pale Pink 01 instead which is their lightest colour. Though it still looks ok if I blend it right down to my neck and use bronzer with it.ย There isn’t a great amount of colours in the range- 4, but these would suit many fair- medium skin tones. It has SPF 17 in it which is great to know you’re protected, and it is quite long wearing (about 8-9 hours without needing to touch up). There is no mirror inside it but the actual top of the case with the writing is like a mirror itself, though does get smudged. ย It is 100% organic.

Foundations antipodes

Rating: 8.5/10

Estee Lauder Double Wear Mineral Rich Loose Powder in B53 (Light)ย 

I love this foundation. I have been using this foundation for years as it gives me the right amount of coverage, is very long wearing, has such a beautiful texture/ consistency and is a good colour match. This is in the high end of price range at around $50/60 (AUD) but is worth it due to its ability to control shine, hide pores and blend evenly with your skin tone. It works perfectly for day/ night time makeup and I love using it when I contour. It doesn’t come off unevenly and leave you with patches when you blow your nose or rub your face like some liquid foundation does and ย once again is very long wearing (hence the name double wear). There are 14 colours in the range which suit very fair- dark skinned people. It has a separate compartment for the sponge and mirror so you don’t have to worry about the loose powder getting all on the mirror. This is a great full coverage, matte foundation It has SPF 12 in it so provides protection against the sun. This is the loose powder version which they no longer sell but they do sell a pressed powder version currently.

Foundations estee lauder

Rating: 9.5/10

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer (2 in 1) in 2 Alabaster.

This weightless foundation won’t clog pores and gives you a natural, matte, full coverage finish which lasts all day. The compact case is perfect to carry in your bag and is a pressed powder so it wont go everywhere. The sponge it comes with also provides really good application though I tend to stay away from sponges and use buffing brushes. There are 12 colours to choose from which suite very fair- dark skinned people. What I love about it is that it provides full coverage while still looking very natural and is just as good for both night and day time makeup.ย It is the most long wearing powder foundaton in the Clinique range. It is good for those with sensitive skin/ allergies as it is fragrance free. I like how there is a button to open and close it snap shut which makes it very easy to pop open. It says it is a 2 in 1 concealer and it does work well with concealing though if you have very noticeable scars or pimples I’d suggest using a concealer as well. I also still use concealer when I contour to create highlights in different areas. This is in the high end of the price range at $55 AUD but you won’t regret buying it as it is extremely good and ticks all the boxes.

Foundations clinique

Rating: 9.5/10

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Hair

Current Hair Obsession: Pigtail Braids

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Just thought I’d share some photos of my current hair obsession which is pigtail braids. Though I can’t do the french braid type which are my absolute favourite I love them so much right now and think they are such a cute way to dress up any look. It doesn’t matter what age you are pigtail braids are in and if you’re lucky enough to have a knack with french braids then they’re definitely definitely the way to go. Here is some hair inspo of pigtail braids people are rocking right now.

Megan. X

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Eyes, Face, Uncategorized

Neutrogena Skin Care Product Reviews.

Hey guys.

So today I thought I’d review some Neutrogena products I recently got. They are The Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover, Rapid 2-in-1 Cleanser/ Mask, Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen and Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray.

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ย 1. Neutrogena Oil- Free Eye Make- Up Remover.

This is my all time favourite eye makeup remover as it doesn’t irritate my eyes and removes make up so easily. You don’t have to sit there scrubbing it off it comes off within 2 wipes. It is oil free so won’t make you break out and contains aloe and cucumber that soothes the skin. At around $8 AUD it lasts around 2 and a half months if you are removing eye make up every day.

Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover

Rating: 9/10

2. Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Cleanser/ Mask

This product is great because it can be used as both a face mask and cleanser depending on how long you leave it on for. It should be left on for 5 minutes if used as a face mask. I use it as a face mask once a week as I already have a different cleanser and find it keeps my skin more clearer and smoother than it was without it. It is very refreshing and you feel very invigorated once you put it on. It contains saciliyc acid and natural clay minerals to help control oil and smells sweet though I can’t put my finger on what it actually smells like- kind of like clay haha. I love the feeling of using it and at around $11 AUD it’s very good value especially if you use it once a week as a face mask as it will last you forever.

Neutrogena face mask

Rating: 7.5/10

3. Ultra Sheer face sunscreen

This sunscreen is 50+ so you can be sure it will give you the protection you need. What I also love about it is that it is oil-free won’t give you pimples. You don’t feel like you have put a tub of grease on your face after using it like some sunscreens haha. It can also be used as a primer underneath your makeup to make it last longer while also keeping you protected. It is described as having a water light texture which gives you a matte look so is great for matte lovers. I highly recommend this to anyone who finds that normal sunscreen causes them to break out. At around $14 AUD it is pricier than your average sunscreen but as you’ll only be using it on your face it will last ages.

ย Neutrogena face sunscreen

Rating: 9.5/10

4. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray

This sunscreen is actually clear upon applying which I found to be a really cool feature about it as this is unusual for sunscreen. It is not even a little bit greasy and it is really refreshing like spraying a cooling mist on yourself. It has a lovely weightless, clean feel and it is 30+ so isn’t the highest level of protection you can get but is still better than nothing. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is 4 hours water resistant and won’t clog pores likes its face sunscreen counterpart. I love the feel of putting this on and how it is so easy to apply, spraying sunscreen is so much easier and quicker than wiping. It is $11 AUD and is an awesome product to add to your beach bag.

Neutrogena sunscreen body mist

Rating: 9/10

ย Thank you for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

Megan. X

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Hair

My Hair Care

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So today I am going to talk about hair care which is not often something I blog about. Lately I have been very into hair products as I have been trying to make it grow so have recently invested in a lot of new hair care haha.

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Mastey Traite Shampoo

So this isn’t a brand I have heard about before but I really needed something for dandruff with colour locking properties so was recommended this buy a hair dresser haha. I’ve recently been getting quite a dry scalp so was willing to spend over $10 (AUD) and this wasn’t too expensive at $18. This definitely helps with and leaves hair nourished and clean without feeling oily. I noticed a difference in my colour vibrancy after using it and the bottle lasts quite a long time even though it looks relatively small. It is sulfate free, colour safe, keratin safe and vegan. This is just the right product for me and I will continue buying this.

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Rating: 9/10

De Lorenzo Rejuven8 conditioner

This can be used as a normal conditioner and treatment which is great. My hair definitely felt much smoother and was super easy to detangle when I combed it through. It restores coloured hair and protects from UV fade and also smells deliciously like berries. It’s ingredients include baobab protein and gingko biloba. I think this conditioner is great for people with normal hair but I would suggest something more moisturising if you have very dry hair. The Instant Allevi8 conditioner for dry hair out of the De Lorenzo range is great for this and I have also used it.

Haircare de lorenzo conditioner

Rating: 8/10

De Lorenzo Rejuven8 The Ends Treatment

This smells very similar to the conditioner counterpart described above and feels quite a luxury to put on. This product strengthens and protects mid lengths and ends and I definitely feel ย my hair bounces back better from heat better with using it. This has organic bilberry and black berry in it and smells amaaazing. The instructions say to apply a small pea amount to the palms and distribute evenly throughout the ends but I usually like to apply more. This seals, smooths and protects stressed out ends and is every hair straightener/ dryer users best friend. You will love putting this on and hair feels instantly healthier after using it. ๐Ÿ™‚ The packaging is now white and purple as I got this a while ago. At around $15-$20 (AUD) from different stores it is definitely worth the price as it will help with the general healthiness of your hair and as you only need a small amount it lasts ages.

Haircare de lorenzo ends treatment 2

Rating: 9/10

De Lorenzo Instant Restructurant

This product is great for damaged, dry hair and you will instantly notice the difference in your hairs manageability after you have sprayed this through. This provides surface conditioning, internal restructuring, treats the hair’s cuticle layer and reinforces internal protein structure. It suits all hair types as it states that hair absorbs the active care ingredients in proportion to its needs. It contains a Botanically based ‘protein comples’ and smells very fresh as you spritz it onto your hair. I really like this but if I had to choose between this and the Rejuven8 ends treatment I would choose the ends treatment as I feel like it is more of a must have.

Haircare instant restructurant 3

Rating: 8.5/10

Moroccan Oil

And last but certainly not least is Morrocan Oil. This highly publicized hair treatment definitely deserves its great reputation as it is a wonder treatment which literally brings life back into your hair. I got these samples at a hair expo ages ago and even though I use them all the time they have lasted absolutely for ever. You only need the tiniest amount to apply onto the ends of your hair and you will feel your hair bounce back to life. I got a normal sample and one for light hair but I didn’t really notice the difference of either both when I had brown and blond hair, so I think either is fine to use on any type of hair. I also owned these back when I was using very cheap probably not so great for my hair shampoo and conditioner and it literally made my hair feel so much healthier even one use! I would highly recommend this to anyone with dry, stressed out, colour/ heat treated hair. I would also recommend this to anyone with already has amazing hair to make their hair that one bit better. ๐Ÿ™‚

Haircare moroccan oil 2

Rating: 10/10

Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

Megan. X

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Face, Uncategorized

My Favourite Moisturiser: Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream.

Hi Guys.

So I thought I would share with you my favourite moisturiser right now. It is called Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream. Antipodes is a New Zealand brand which uses 100% organic ingredients. Initially I was hesitant about using this as I have oily skin and was worried the nutrient rich ingredients would cause me to break out but I had nothing to worry about! It did not cause me to break out at all and if anything the blemishes on my skin cleared up more and my skin looked overall healthier. My fine lines were decreased and everything was more plumped and supple. The packaging is really nice and I love the black writing against the cream background. You definitely feel like you are treating yourself when you use it. The ingredients include avocado oil, manuka bloom and sweet almond and it smells almost good enough to eat. I would recommend this to anyone with oily/ sensitive skin and even people with dry skin though there are more richer moisturisers in their range for people with dry skin. This costs $49 AU and I would definitely recommend it to anyone with oily, sensitive skin who is worried about small, fine lines.

antipodes moisturiser

Rating: 9/10

Megan xx

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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 andย 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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contour kits australis palette

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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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contour kits IT cosmetics swatch 2

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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contour kits napoleon perdis swatch

Rating: 9.5/ 10

Megan X

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