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UNDER HYPED: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blushes
These creamy, beautiful blushes don’t get anywhere near as much hype as they deserve, they blend beautifully into the skin almost creating a “second skin” look that appears dewy and youthful. The colour pay off is ideal , not too pigmented, but not too sheer which means you get the perfect blush application every time. Since I first tried it, Nectar has become a staple in my makeup bag, it’s the perfect shade for my fair skin and can be worn with natural makeup or heavy smoky eyes.

UNDER HYPED: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blushes

These creamy, beautiful blushes don’t get anywhere near as much hype as they deserve, they blend beautifully into the skin almost creating a “second skin” look that appears dewy and youthful. The colour pay off is ideal , not too pigmented, but not too sheer which means you get the perfect blush application every time. Since I first tried it, Nectar has become a staple in my makeup bag, it’s the perfect shade for my fair skin and can be worn with natural makeup or heavy smoky eyes.


Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick Swatches

Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick

Illamasqua Glamore Collection Lipsticks Soaked, Glissdale, Luster

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OVER HYPED: Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara
From Great Lash to Colossal, Maybelline has got a pretty good rep when it comes to making mascaras, but let’s cut to the chase; I found this mascara horrible. For me the formula of this mascara was wet, clumpy and goopy, it never seemed to really dry which resulted in numerous smudges… This brings me onto my next issue, the wand. Props to Maybelline for coming up with something different, but for me the wand just made this mascara 10x more difficult to apply. This mascara has a bendy, flexible wand (or as Maybelline call it a Flexor brush) which is meant to coat every lash for maximum volume,  it definitely coats every lash but it also coats your entire eyelids too. And, if by volume they meant major clumps, then yes this mascara gives you maximum volume. Maybe I just got a bad batch? Either way, I didn’t like it.

OVER HYPED: Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara

From Great Lash to Colossal, Maybelline has got a pretty good rep when it comes to making mascaras, but let’s cut to the chase; I found this mascara horrible. For me the formula of this mascara was wet, clumpy and goopy, it never seemed to really dry which resulted in numerous smudges… This brings me onto my next issue, the wand. Props to Maybelline for coming up with something different, but for me the wand just made this mascara 10x more difficult to apply. This mascara has a bendy, flexible wand (or as Maybelline call it a Flexor brush) which is meant to coat every lash for maximum volume,  it definitely coats every lash but it also coats your entire eyelids too. And, if by volume they meant major clumps, then yes this mascara gives you maximum volume. Maybe I just got a bad batch? Either way, I didn’t like it.


Essence Metal Glam Makeup Collection Review + Swatches






OVER HYPED: YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch. 
This product is a cult favourite and raved about by some of the best makeup artists in the world, but I myself didn’t like it. Touche Eclat is designed as a highlighter that provides a small amount of coverage. For me  this product doesn’t give enough coverage to be used as a concealer and doesn’t have enough shimmer or light reflecting properties to give a nice highlight. For the price I think there are so many better products out there and if you are after a radiance enhancing product or a good coverage concealer I’d give this product a miss. I love: Stila All Over Liquid Luminizer (for highlighting) and NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer as light reflecting concealer.

OVER HYPED: YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch.

This product is a cult favourite and raved about by some of the best makeup artists in the world, but I myself didn’t like it. Touche Eclat is designed as a highlighter that provides a small amount of coverage. For me  this product doesn’t give enough coverage to be used as a concealer and doesn’t have enough shimmer or light reflecting properties to give a nice highlight. For the price I think there are so many better products out there and if you are after a radiance enhancing product or a good coverage concealer I’d give this product a miss. I love: Stila All Over Liquid Luminizer (for highlighting) and NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer as light reflecting concealer.


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Swatches

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Review

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balms 210 Unapologetic, 215 Shameless, 220 Showy, 225 Sultry, 230 Complex, 235 Mischievous, 240 Striking, 250 Standout

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Essence Tribal Summer Makeup Trend Edition Review

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Essence Tribal Summer Trend Edition Collection

The Essence Tribal Summer Trend Edition Collection is a summer themed trend edition which is currently available at select Target stores across Australia.

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Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick Swatches

Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Sticks

Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Sticks 10 Couture Blush, 15 Vibrant Pink, 30 Designer Blossom, 35 Passionate Red, 45 Intense Plum, 50 Hot Chocolate

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Gorgeous Cosmetics 8 Pan Blush/Highlight Palette Swatches

Gorgeous Cosmetics 8 Pan Blush/Highlight Palette

Gorgeous Cosmetics 8 Pan Blush/Highlight Palette

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