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”.
TOO FACED | AMAZON
Coconut-infused did you say? That is why is smells so refreshing, as well as super hydrating. The only challenge with this product is that it doesn’t keep the oiliness at bay. I probably won’t recommend to use this primer/setter in the warmer seasons.
Yes! You read right, the Hangover 3-in-1 is primer, setter and an everyday face spray. As my skin tends to verge more on the oiler side, I would normally use this as a setter. It is on the pricer side, about $50. Size I got was 120ml and I am so happy that it sprays evenly. I most likely won’t repurchase as my skin is too oily.
TOO FACED | MECCA | AMAZON
Giving you a natural shade, this gorgeous peach-scented blush is great for daytime and afternoon wear. Buildable and I recommend applying it with either your fingertips or a dense brush, for a seamless look. The shade once applied, has a slight orange to warm pink undertone with light shimmer. I have also been using this blush over darker shades of blush, to bring dimension and luminosity.
I never have problems with scents from Too Faced, as this peach scent is not over-bearing which reduces after a few minutes. The amount of product given also justifies the price, as a little goes a long way! The cute design and case, of course is what you expect from a reputable brand.
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.
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.
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!
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.