New Makeup I’ve Been Trialing #8

Good morning gorgeous Humans! Though I may be extremely slow with content creating as of lately, that doesn’t mean I don’t have lots of pre-planned posts prepped! So don’t fret I’d never ghost you guys. As you know I sort of have a teeny habit of buying makeup …. Hence trying new makeup.

The good thing for you guys is you get to hear my thoughts about makeup products constantly so you’re welcome.

Anywho, before I start yapping about irrelevant stuff how about we get onto a new “New Makeup I’ve been trialing”

Let’s go!

Chantecaille ‘Just skin’

  • Light coverage – more than a tint but if you require extra coverage you can go in with a spot concealer.
  • It has a light-weight texture and is oil-free.
  • A natural glowy finish, 1uick and easy to apply & It looks super-natural, like skin
  • Very expensive – $114 AUD(GET A SAMPLE FIRST), only comes in 7 shades and It has an SPF 15
  • If you have an oily t-zone you will require to touch it up throughout the day but it doesn’t break apart on my dehydrated/dry skin with an oily t-zone. Perhaps if you have oily skin you may find it “too greasy” or perhaps not long-wearing.
  • This is a lovely everyday face product, perfect for workwear of if you just don’t like your foundation to look heavy.

Coty Air Spun loose setting powder

  • The packaging of this loose powder is very messy! To be fair, when I ordered it, the plastic seal over the holes had come off so lots of powder got out during shipping. It did come with a puffer but I threw it as it was covered in product.
  • It’s a highly fragranced powder
  • It sets the foundation and concealer very well, a type of “lock it in” powder but it doesn’t look overly cakey or make the complexion look powdery.
  • I still would pair a good setting spray with this powder

Too Faced ‘Tutti Frutti’ strobing blush duos – cherry bomb & strobeberry

  • They are quite pigmented and glowy so you want to apply them carefully and tap off your brush. Despite how intimidating the shade ‘cherry bomb’ looks, it isn’t unwearable though if you are super super fair – it won’t be your cup of tea
  • They are lightly scented
  • Glowy finish and they wear really nicely throughout the day.

Laura Mercier Loose setting powder

  • This powder definitely does a fantastic job at locking in your makeup but it gives your face this smooth canvas effect without making you look crusty and cakey.
  • For the longest time, I avoided this powder because I had this misconception that it would be insanely drying, I’ve found that with any setting powder when followed by a good setting spray, you can make most powders work.

Too Faced ‘Tutti Frutti – It’s bananas’ Brightening setting powder

  • This gives a sheer yellow correction, it isn’t opaque or obvious. It is brightening but if you have very noticeable discoloration under the eyes, this powder alone won’t be enough.
  • If you are on the tanner / deep skin tone side this will look more intense on your skin.
  • It’s also lightly scented.

Stila ‘Glitter and glow’ Liquid shadows

  • These are super pretty but I find them a little too sparkly and by that I mean I’m not good at keeping the sparkle on my lid and not my crease/brow bone. I have been loving them like a shadow topper and I’m glad I got a mini trio pack.
  • I am quite enjoying these but to be honest I’m not tempted to purchase full sizes or more shades. I swear when it comes to eye shadow, blush, bronzer and highlighter I never go crazy for non-powder versions.

Too faced love flush blush – Baby love

  • These are a cult classic among high blushes and it isn’t difficult to see why
  • I purchased the shade ‘baby love’ and it’s so flattering on the skin and quite easy to apply.
  • This blush is also quite long-wearing and lasts nicely throughout the day. It’s not super glowy but it’s also not a flat matte.

Too Faced ‘Tutti Frutti – Pineapple Paradise’ strobing bronzer

  • Despite looking shimmery in the pan, it doesn’t look overly shimmery or sparkly on the skin, it gives a very natural satin finish but still looks wearable and pretty.
  • It applies and blends out easily, and looks like a lovely bronzer. It’s definitely made me love a more satin-finished bronzer over a matte finish.
  • It is lightly scented.

Morphe ‘Continuous setting’ mist

  • It has an incredibly fine and even mist
  • Doesn’t cause your foundation to streak or mess with your foundation in any weird way.
  • It settles down the powders so well!

Morphe 8W ‘warm master’ blush palette

  • This palette is seriously stunning. There’s only one shade I don’t use because it’s literally a red blush (but for deeper skin tones that shade would work very well).
  • The blushes look flattering on the skin, give the skin a wonderful flush and are very easy to apply! The blush powders blend well, are a good mix of matte to glowy finishes and last quite nicely on the skin.
  • I’m not left with too many blush mishaps with this palette, so hooray for no clown cheeks! Plus it’s super versatile for a lot of different makeup looks.

Morphe 15 ‘day slayer’ eyeshadow palette

  • A smaller morphe palette, super versatile and the shades are so wearable and gorgeous. This has to be my favorite palette following the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette.
  • I love every single shade and the shades together make sense and work. Of course, the palette leads in the direction of warm tones which you know is so my jam! This is a palette I recommend if you are trying out morphe eye shadow for the first time.

Morphe ‘Highlight & contour’ beauty sponge

  • This sponge is so firm and as an avid lover of the beauty blender (and now the Juno and co velvet sponge) – it’s hard to get used to. The overall results of how my foundation looks when applied with this sponge are lovely but the process itself is average. It doesn’t necessarily blend foundation quickly, it absorbs a lot of product and with those (stubborn foundations difficult to blend – I know it wouldn’t do a good job as with easier foundations it’s average).
  • This is a personal preference for me and it still left my foundation looking flawless I just still prefer the beauty blender. I’m more interested in using this sponge for applying bake under the eyes and potentially blending out liquid highlight and cream bronzer/contour as the shapes have shape edges.

Jeffree Star magic star concealer

  • It’s absolutely full coverage – more than shape tape!
  • It has a thin consistency, hydrating and easy to blend – I mean very easy to blend
  • It’s the closest I’ve come to full coverage under the eyes – I have massive discoloration under the eyes so I still end up having veins peak through, this concealer leaves me the most flawless out of all the ones I’ve tried.
  • The packaging is also very fancy and looks like a pink crystal wand.
  • There’s minimal creasing – concealers always crease on me to some degree (especially full coverage one) but this hardly creases.
  • The wand picks up so much product! I don’t dip the wand back in a second time.
  • The only pet peeve is you get 3.4 ml of product (which isn’t a lot) for most of you guys you will only need a tiny amount of product so it will last you twice as long, for me, I do use all the product on the wand but I don’t dip back in. Despite this, because this is the closest to full coverage under the eyes (without caking) I’ve gotten, I’d happily repurchase this concealer!
  • You get 30 shades across varying undertones as well!

And that wraps up this lengthy post! Have you guys tried any of the products mentioned today? Drop a comment and let’s chat about all things makeup! I hope you all have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post!

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  1. Charlotte

    July 21, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    I love the Laura Mercier loose setting powder, definitely one of my favourites! Loving how much Too Faced is in this post, just makes me want to go on a massive spree
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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 28, 2019 at 3:04 am

      I’m so addicted to Too Faced it isn’t even funny!

  2. Siobhán

    July 21, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    So many people rave about that Coty powder but I haven’t tried it. Love the Morphe Setting Spray! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 28, 2019 at 3:05 am

      It’s very lovely but very fragrant (Like old lady perfume), and it’s super messy but it locks everything in so well!

  3. Shireen L. Platt

    July 23, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I am OBSESSED with that Morphe Setting Spray and have repurchased a few times!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 28, 2019 at 3:05 am

      It’s the best for settling down the powdery look, it literally makes you appear as if you haven’t used any powder.

  4. Susana

    July 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    I love the Laura Mercier setting powder! I’m really curious to try the Stilla Liquid Shadows and specially the Jeffree Star concealers.
    I loved the blog! =)

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 28, 2019 at 3:06 am

      The setting powder is so incredible, and that concealer is insanely good.

  5. Sascha Taylor-Curtis

    August 5, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Adding the Morphe setting mist to my list as it sounds like something I need! xx

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 11, 2019 at 5:17 am

      I highly reccomend it. x

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