Smart Drawing Blusher

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INNISFREE

What drew me into this Innisfree’s blush, was the three shades available. The three shades similarly had that natural pinkish blush look, which I find is great to use for an everyday wear. The colour payoff is not harsh and looks almost airy, when applied and blended out. I believe I bought 03, which reminds me of a softer barbie baby orange-pink. I like the applicator actually, it helps with spreading out the cream blush first, but I wouldn’t recommend just using it to blend it out. I would just use my fingers to evenly blend the blush, as I could control the areas I want to concentrate in and give it a more satin-like finish.

For only $13, this blush is a steal! You can easily build the intensity, it is non-sticky and has no fragrance that I can detect. It has a sheer shine to it, no glitters and specks which is a plus! So it looks great over foundation or on days when you’ve just got face lotion/suncreen on.

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Blemish Rescue Anti-Redness Mattifying Primer

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BAREMINERALS

A generous amount is needed to cover completely, because I find it quite sheer when it spreads. The formula is weightless, no scent and is lotion-like. The primer is surprisingly green, which makes sense, as the green mineral pigments help neutralise any redness on the face. Additional ingredients that it is packed with to cover blemishes, are chamomile and arnica.

This primer is priced towards the mid-high end. I use this primer, especially on days when my redness won’t go away and on special occasions. I find that it works amazing on drier days and when I know I might be out in the sun. To some degree, this primer controls face shine.

The result is great, it does not feel sticky and truly diminishes mid-faint redness on my face. As it is quite sheer, more amount is required and is completely buildable, without it looking “cakey”.

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Bear Naked Wipes

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JOSIE MARAN | MECCA MAXIMA | AMAZON

Reasonably priced for wipes that does a  great job keeping your skin nourished, whilst removing your makeup. I love how the packaging is comprised, so it can be conveniently brought with you on the go.

Argan oil-infused these wipes does not leave your skin dry. Where in fact, you can use these wipes to just refreshen your face, especially in Aussie summers you can easily be drenched in sweat. A slight hint of scent lingers but doesn’t get in the way. For me, I would need at least 2 wipes to remove my makeup, but it is great for spot removals.

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RATE: 3/5

Clean It Zero

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BANILA CO. | AMAZON

Do not be put off with the sorbet-like texture, it is super lightweight! This remover is amazing and I love how you need just a little, to remove even heavy cake you have on. Casing looks fabulous, also the balm does not have any over-whelming scent.

Simple to use, once in contact with your warm skin it easily breaks down your makeup. If you have sensitive skin like me, it does not irritate it and keeps it feeling soft afterwards. Just be sure to use a cloth, as I do find it sometimes difficult to remove. There are other balms for other skin-types, and it is guaranteed that I will be trying out the others!

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Juno x Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

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SUNDAY RILEY | MECCA MAXIMA | AMAZON

3 drops is all I need, and I use this after toning my face/neck and before any serums. I believe that by using this before my serum, it better absorbs and enhances the serum. Other than that, I wouldn’t really use it before makeup, for example like my skin, I would be an oily mess at the end of the day.

What I love about this face oil, is not only the gorgeous boxing and bottle, but once applied you can see the difference. You will have this glow as well as looking moisturized. It was a perfect pat over when I was in Bali, before my day started as well as before bed.

Inside you will find: vitamin C, essential amino acids, antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and 9 – you are double protected from signs of ageing and harmful UV rays.

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RATE: 5/5

Flawless White Lightening Day Cream

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POND’S | PRICELINE $25.99

I have not tried this cream under make-up as of yet, but I have been using it consistently on days where I do not wear make-up. Even when I am just indoors for the whole day, I love how it keeps my skin moist and balanced throughout.

It is not like any other cream, it feels almost like a primer but a tad creamier. Since using it, I find that my dark spots has faded, as well as further brightening my complexion. The day cream is also scentless which is perfect. For me, a little dab here and there covers the face beautifully.

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RATE : 4/5

Studded Kiss Lipstick x Underage Red

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KAT VON D | SEPHORA

Aside from the chic-looking monochromatic case… nope not aside, it looks and feels fabulous. I just adore the unique incorporation of the studded design.

With a variety of colours to choose from, I was given the Underage Red which I find is a beautiful shade for morning and night. It applies a bit matte, with a little shine which could be brilliantly paired with any neutral clothing. Though it is combined with an antioxidant complex, providing moisture it is really not much difference. Also, for me even after applying lipliner underneath, it was not long-wear.

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