Mecca Cosmetica Beauty Loop Box L1 – October 2014

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It’s that time again for me to share what was in Mecca Cosmetica’s Beauty Loop Box L1 for October 2014! This time around I can say that this is probably the smallest box in terms of how substantial the products are … Continue reading

Loving Liner

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Lately I’ve been trying and testing a lip pencil and eye pencil that have been making the perfect pairing for a natural everyday look.

The Napoleon Perdis liner range is quite extensive, with a range of different formulas – however I’ve been loving the pencil type recently. And here’s why.

The lip pencil in the shade ‘Nude Slip’ is the perfect shade for my lip colour, creating a soft, natural matte look that pairs with just about any look. It can be applied to the entire lip for the matte look, or apply underneath other products to boost the vibrancy and longevity of lipstick.

The eye pencil in the shade ‘Brown Sugar’ has become a daily staple for my eye makeup look. When black liner can become too dramatic for everyday wear and creating a wing is just too much time and effort, this deep brown lines and defines perfectly to enhance my eye colour and shape while not looking too overdone.

Both formulas are long lasting with the creaminess to blend out and perfect before setting down. Quick and easy no fuss liner looks? No problem with this duo!

The Napoleon Perdis liner range is available and Napoleon Perdis counters and online for $28AUD each.

MAC Bronzer – ‘Golden’

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It’s rare to find a bronzer that doesn’t make us fair girls appear orange hued, but I have recently been loving the MAC Bronzing Powder in the shade ‘Golden‘.
Testing out the MAC bronzers, they had a definite orange undertone to them, but this shade in particular has a lovely formula that gives a very natural warmth to my complexion.

The shade is quite matte in it’s finish but if you look at the pan very closely. there are super fine glitters apparent, but aren’t noticeable on the skin. The formula is quite sheer which is great for making sure that you don’t overdo that bronze glow.

The lasting power is great for all-day wear, which is fantastic given it’s sheer or light coverage formula. Just apply with a large, fluffy brush and you’re ready to go!

The MAC Bronzing Powder range, including the shade ‘Golden‘ is available at MAC counters for $39AUD.

Maybelline The Elixir – ‘100 Petal Plush

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The liquid lipstick-gloss hybrid products have become all the rage at the moment, with Maybelline, L’Oreal and Dior becoming the centre of the popularity.

The product I’ve chosen to try out is Maybelline’s The Elixir in the shade ‘100 Petal Plush‘, a natural, blue-based pink with tiny silver shimmer.

The packaging is so cute and compact, having a twist up lid and lipstick shape to show the colour of the product inside the tube. The applicator is perfect for this type of product, being a tear drop shaped applicator that transfers the right amount of product to the lips while also being quite comfortable to use.

With the formula, I was impressed at first with the light vanilla scent and the glossy, moisturising appearance of the product. However, on application I was disappointed. The colour of the packaging didn’t really reflect the shade in it’s true to colour form, coming out as quite a blue-based, very sheer wash of colour. Another gripe I have with this one is the taste. The vanilla scent is the total opposite of the floral taste that you get, which is quite strong.

These things can be overlooked if you enjoy the formula enough, which is super soft and moisturising. However, I’m not totally sure if I am in love with this latest lip trend yet.

The Maybelline Color Elixir range including the shade ‘100 Petal Plush’ can be found at Priceline for $17.95AUD.