TOO FACED | MECCA $33
This mascara has been out for a while and I actually got through it quickly. First off, let me say I adore the packaging! The design of water-like effects on the tube is so eye-catching and it provides a stable grip. The brush design is slightly curved and its bristles are thick, which helps the product to spread throughout your lashes. Though it may be a bit tricky when you apply it to your lower lashes due to its thickness.
The formula is definitely waterproof, however do give it at least a few minutes to dry out. It is easy removed by makeup removers, and it is smudge-proof. The only issue I had with the product, is that mine was ‘clumpy’. The colour on the other hand is deep black, giving the illusion of thick lashes. It is also combined with porcelain flower extract to keep it conditioned and moisturised.
MIZON | MECCA MAXIMA $15
The texture of this lip gloss, is silky smooth and definitely ‘juicy’. A little is required and I suppose it would depend on what you eat/drink, but it would last for a good hour or two. It’s super compact, so you can easily have it on the go.
Nourishing due to the mixture of its quantity and enriching essence. It has collagen to assist with moisturising your lips, transforming your chapped lips to a more youthful appearance and feel. It does recommend apply it 20 minutes before jumping under the sun, as it contains UV protection. The only criticism I have about this product, is that it claims to ‘plump lips’. I think it just gives the illusion due to the gloss overlay, but overall I quite like how its non-sticky, no scent and the clear sheen it provides.
TOUCH IN SOL | BB COSMETIC $7.97
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Don’t you love pops of yellow and against black? It provides the ‘edgey’ feel but at the same time, combining it with youth. That’s what I felt this mascara gave, when applying. The handle I found is perfect, great for people like me who has a unsteady hand.
Super buildable, this mascara delivers a light-weight black finish and swiftly separates your lashes. I find that the texture of rubber-like, which allows the lashes to truly open. It is formulated with silk protein, protecting and maintaining your eyelashes health. I do enjoy wearing this during the day or a simple day/night out, just because it looks natural. I love how it doesn’t transfer and it is perfect for sensitive eyes, well for me in any case.
To point out, I like the wand because of its arch. With the arch I can lift my lashes whist coating. For a price this affordable, I highly recommend!
16 BRAND | MECCA MAXIMA $19
I incorporate this blush pen, on days when I generally wear minimal make-up. I love to just dab it on top of a plain strobe cream to give my cheeks a bit of colour. The colour on my skin, almost looks like a metallic light pink and has that extra glow, but quite natural. I would dab a line of my desired areas, and further pat it in with my fingers to blend. The liquid that comes out, is non-sticky and is light-weight.
I have never heard of this brand, but I am loving this blush pen! Super easy to use, eliminating the process of getting a sponge/brush to apply the blush. You only need 2-3 clicks and out comes with liquid. It lasts throughout the day, and it is build-able. With about 19 shades to choose from, I think I am getting myself another pen!
TOO FACED | MECCA MAXIMA $27
I normally don’t wear lip glosses, due to find sometimes I find the shine to be too much for casual wears. However, this product is not overly glossy and is almost natural for my lip colour. I got mine in the name of Pure Peach.
Non-sticky this colour slightly has an dark pink, orange underlay, which is lovely to be worn on its own or over a liner. The wear time is short-lived, so constant applying is needed. Combining peach oil and coconut oil, not only makes it smell and taste like peaches, it moisturises and softens. With the mixture of Vitamin E, this a sure hit for this season.
RED EARTH | DAVID JONES $34
I have finally invested in a blurring powder, and why not grab one from my favourite brand?
If you get oily like me, especially in the T-Zone you need to incorporate this in your makeup routine. What I especially love with this product, is not only does little dabs go a long way, but the infusion of orchid flower extract help smoothen the application. Sheer formula that absorbs oil for nearly half a day, whilst maintaining flawless skin.
IT COSMETICS | SEPHORA $15
I purchased the mini version, cause you know how expensive cosmetic products are nowadays. Plus, before you want to commit to a full-size item, try first!
Instead of using a brush to apply the mascara, IT Cosmetics has swapped it with a skinny wand. With the wand, you are able to not only prime and apply, but to also reach your roots to your little lashes. Clumping did not occur for me, however it did run a little throughout the day. The other cool thing about this, once mastering the wand, you should be able to also tightline when you go very close to your roots.
LUSH COSMETICS $9.95
You will get addicted to this scrub, even unconsciously taking a few caster sugar down. The caster sugar is infused with jojoba oil to gently exfoliate the dead skin away. At the same time, not loosing its softness and moisture.
Undeniably sweet,tastes almost like candy, it does a good job in creating a smooth base for any lip products afterwards. It does get messy, so a dab is more than enough. Be mindful however to scrub generously, as you may miss on some spots.
LAURA MERCIER | SEPHORA $36
I have been liking this primer a lot! I use this primer practically everyday and it helps control the oils. Though not 100% effective, I do find that I do not have to blot my face as often. The water-based gel provides a smooth canvas, which I feel also hydration occurs at the same time.
For its price and the amount given it is good deal, just because I also find that it provides clean application for foundation afterwards. There’s no missing out on spots and it does not cling onto dry patches.
BENEFIT COSMETICS | SEPHORA $24
Using the tiny micro fibers, for example with my eyebrows a few strokes is applied, to keep it tame throughout the day. Water-resistant to be exact sweat-resistant, it also tints and volumizes.
Also, a few more strokes on sparse areas visibly adds thicker looking eyebrows! It is easily build-able with the added conditioning benefits, which comes from vitamin B5 and marshmallow extract. The tapered brush is brilliant as it creates precision for shaping.