Well hello there you gorgeous humans!
Change is a good thing, it can be scary, uncomfortable & dam right inconvenient at times but its necessary. Aside from me switching from posting 3 times a day on Instagram, to once a night (because engagement has been abysmal) I have decided to do a new thang on the blog – talk about new makeup I’ve been playing around with.
I feel like it takes forever for a product to make a debut on the blog whether its through a review or other type or post so I thought why not be spontaneous and bust out post on new stuff that I post up immediately rather than schedule it down the track!
Sounds cool? Okay let’s jump in because this post is going to be LONGGGGGG. Bring snacks!
I don’t find this comparable to the tarte shape tape concealer, at least in my opinion. I definitely love shape tape more but I am still quite enjoying this concealer. It does a pretty good job under the eyes, I of course go in with a corrector. But it doesn’t crease …. Much & it just sits quite easily there. I’ll be buying a couple more of these during my next shop revolution order.
My love for this brand has gone from 0-100 real quick! These limited highlighter kits are no exception. They are so glowy come in both a champagne themed kit & a ‘over the rainbow’ kit. I find even the more colourful shades in the rainbow kit are still pretty wearable & all in all these make me glowy AF so they are a winner in my book.
This has been on my wish list for absolutely ages. I’ve become obsessed with sheer bronzers as they are so much easier to use. They apply easily, don’t look splotchy or unblended. I do feel like I may have gotten a shade that was too pale for me as it doesn’t show up much but I still love it and it gives me ultimate flexibility in terms of how to apply it as I don’t have to worry about it being too much.
Bobbi Brown ‘All day glow’ *
This is such an interesting product. It isn’t your typical liquid highlighter! It’s sort of like a gloss for the face, it’s slightly tacky but works well on the cheekbones. It gives you that ‘wet look’ and it is super glowy & intense. It’s easy to go overboard with this & look sweaty so watch out for that but I’m really enjoying it!
I hadn’t heard of this brand before I got to collaborate with them & boy am I impressed by this foundation. It covers well, lasts well, blends easily & sits on the skin so nicely. It doesn’t look cakey, or powder it just looks so nice.
I usually don’t dive into the world of high-end mascaras as I have tons of favourites at a more affordable price BUT I was in a ‘treat yo self’ mood and with all the raves I had to try it out for myself. I can confirm every comment mentioned about this mascara is 100% true. It makes the lashes insanely dramatic, of course if your lashes clump easily or can’t handle intense mascaras, it may be too much for your lashes to handle.
As I write this post I literally have this mascara on my lashes & it’s the first time I am trying it. I am definitely impressed with it, it gives lots of volume & lift to the lashes. I hear many compare this to the too faced ‘better than sex’ mascara but I am yet to try that one. I will say the mascara wands look exactly the same so who knows. But so far I am very impressed with this mascara.
This foundation has been non-stop showered in raves. To be fair this foundation has me at the tittle. Luminous & hydrating?! Where can I sign up?! I was low key worried it wouldn’t work well with my skin, call me paranoid but as soon I wore this foundation, all worries were GONE. It is so glowy it’s quite crazy. To be fair I did pair it with the laminating primer from DB cosmetics but this foundation is so freaking good!
I always go for powders or liquid for everything except foundation/concealer. I find that creams/liquids like a highlighter can break up on the skin and be annoying to apply. I also find especially with highlighters they are never that intense. This product has proved me wrong! It lasts so well on the skin, doesn’t break up and is crazy intense. It’s definitely brought my attention to the world of LIQUID highlighters (I still don’t like cream highlighters) – I’m still getting use to applying it but I plan on picking up more shades.
This sort of reminded me of the bare minerals complexion rescue gel (not that I’ve tried that one yet!). Formula wise – it’s incredible, it glides on the skin, blends very quickly and looks awesome and natural and gives your skin a nice little boost. But shade range wise even the lightest shade (out of the 2 shades they have) is too dark for me. So this one I’ll have to mix & match with other base products to wear which means I can’t enjoy its pure formula.
I tried this eye liner the other day and I was quite impressed by it. To be fair it had been a long time before I wore eye liner so I was definitely rusty (not that I had sharp skills to begin with) but I did find it applied eye liner super easily, especially for my right eye but as I am right handed, my left eye was definitely tricky. It has a very slim applicator which is a must for me because I like quite a thin line.
Another base product I tried where formula wise I loved but shade range was not only too dark for me but way too pink toned for my yellow undertoned skin! This is a self-adjusting product so it turns out white and “adjusts” to the skin, I tried applying it with a brush but I had to switch to using my hands (which I never do) and it surprisingly blended in so well. But yes shade wise – I couldn’t wear this out but when playing with makeup at home I’d use this product.
The ofra highlighters have been playing on my mind for quite some time. I mean I am a highlighter fanatic & these highlighters were getting lots of raves! I picked up the classic “rodeo drive” & I am shook at how glowy this is! I was worried it would be too dark for me but this stuff makes you beam and glowy AF! I’ll definitely be getting myself more shades.
I have been eyeing this product for quite a while (way before it launched in Australia). So when it finally did launch I knew I’d get it I just waited for a sale because why not. I have tried this once so far & I love it! It gives you that ‘lit from within’ look which is awesome as somedays the extra dewy foundations can leave my looking sweaty. It applied easily, blend easily and the shade ‘202’ matched me perfectly. This foundation gets 2 thumbs up from me so far.
I was concerned this foundation would be too drying for my skin but it applied surprisingly well thanks to my makeup brush/beauty blender combo. It covers so well & lasts well as well. I was very happy with how it looked. I’ve only tried it once so far but first impressions left me happy to keep on wearing it.
The number one thing I look for with setting sprays is “DOES IT GIVE A FINE & EVEN MIST”. Anything less than this has my foundation looking streaky and unhappy. I am happy to report this spray is finely misted & it also smells quite nice! It did keep my face looking fresher for much longer but I’ll have to play with it more to see just how long it can make the makeup last!
Last but DEFINITELY not least are the glorious Hourglass ambient lighting blushes, I treated myself with Birthday money to these delightful babes. I knew I had to own the full sized blushes as hourglass palettes just wouldn’t cut it for me. I have 2 shades from the regular ambient lighting collection in “diffused heat” & “Luminous flush” I also have one of the ambient strobe blushes in “incandescent electra” I’m already obsessed with these blushes and how gorgeous they look – I’ll definitely be picking up more shades.
Last but definitely not least is this wonderful little primer from DB cosmetics. This stuff is very hydrating and incredibly glowy! As the name suggests! I find most ‘dewy primers’ aren’t really that dewy or they just have glitter particles in them. This particular primer is the perfect in-between it makes you glow in a very natural way and it also hydrates the skin so it’s a 2 in 1 kind of deal.
And that wraps up this post! As you can see I’ve been going through lots of new makeup goodies – I know I know, I need to slow down and enjoy my collection rather than being on a constant spending rampage – easier said than done. Any who, do you see any favourites in the products I’ve trialling? What new makeup have you been playing with? Drop a comment and let me know! I hope you have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post!
^^ Products that were gifted to me for consideration will be marked by a (*). All opinions are honest and 100% my own.