Too Faced | Mecca Maxima $28
Too Faced products mmm always so good! What a better way to try out their best 3 products, miniature sizes and if its not to your liking move on.
I am not too sure if Mecca Maxima does still sell this, since I bought this set a few months back. I am downright obsessed with the Better Than Sex mascara, the volume it brings is amazing. However make sure to spread it out evenly, as I do find it to clump-up when applied. The eye primer is so-so for me, I find that the product doesn’t hold for long. The eyeliner on the other hand, is a beautiful bold wear. Though I do find it easily to smudge.
Smash Box | Mecca Maxima $76
Limited edition during the festive Christmas season, I came across this beauty whilst browsing for my first eye shadow palette. What firstly attracted me to this palette, was not only the heavy-duty casing but the selection of neutral colours it came with.
Fourteen shimmers and fourteen matte shades, a perfect combination whether for a casual day or a glam night. This also comes with a handy double-ended brush as well as a “how-to” booklet (if you need extra help in the eye art department – like me!).
My advice is to use your favourite eye-primer, as I do find the shimmer shades to move around whilst the matte needs extra help to blend. I find the pigmentation to be quite light, so a definite build-up is needed.
Benefit Cosmetics | Sephora $29
Way overdue beauty post, especially with this value set I purchase from almost a year ago. I have been using the products within this box in my everyday makeup routine, especially the Hoola bronzer. I have been using this bronzer religiously, it blends so well and a little goes a long way. The Dandelion face powder on the other hand, is quite light so I have been using it sometimes on top of my regular blush to add a faint pink glow.
The two other lip glosses, is a charm because of it’s cute travel-size making touch-ups a breeze. My favourite would have to be the Dandelion Ultra Plush because of its pearly pink colour where as the Hoola Ultra Plush is a golden nude, though I still love it because it is close to my own lip colour. Both glide on smoothly, non-sticky and can be easily applied over your favourite lip product.
Anastasia | Sephora $23
Convenient and holds three essential tools to keep your brows looking fly, Anastasia’s travel brow kit is a perfect on-the-go. Contains three minis – tweezers, brow wiz and a clear brow gel.
I find the tweezers to be beautifully made, though too small for me to hold. I grow out my nails, so it is a bit awkward for me to use this size. The brow wiz contains a small amount of pencil to let you experience one of Anastasia’s best-sellers, you can achieve natural fills and it is also smear-proof. Just be careful, the lead has disappeared on me, literally fell from its container. The brow gel on the other hand, is my all time favourite. I use it on the daily, it has a cooling effect (using Camomile) and maintains my brows by keeping it refined throughout the day.
Josie Maran $20 || Mecca Maxima
The most distinct aspect of this product, is once you squeeze it, you can automatically smell how delectable it is! It reminds me a lot like orange lollies. Kissable lips! It is a creamy oil-based tint, that can be either used for your lips and/or cheeks. I’ve used it on my lips and it comes out to be light and subtle, so you may need to add another brighter lip-stick to add more colour. Though for me, I favour faint lip colours, for every day usage, for a natural look. So for me, this set is perfect.
The tints are argan oil-infused, when applied it comes out sheer. Very nourishing and hydrating throughout. The set came with two colours – ‘timeless coral’ and ‘everlasting honey’. The faint pink ‘everlasting honey’, came out runny!