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MAC cream colour base review

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Usually, I hate the term ‘holy grail’ when people talk about beauty products, therefore I refuse to call this a ‘holy grail’ product, even if it technically should be.

I remember watching a beauty vlog one time and literally, the whole five minutes, this Youtuber pulled out every product she owned and said “this is definitely a holy grail product!”, which really made me ponder whether she knew any adjectives or not…

Regardless, this has to be the best unplanned purchase I have ever made. The MAC cream colour bases are generally used as highlighters, but I also like to use mine as a stand alone eye shadow, and even an eye shadow base. The consistency is perfect for highlighter, because it is creamy but easily to blend and build for effect. I bought the shade ‘Hush’ which is this gorgeous, frosty blush pink colour.

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On the cheeks it gives a beautiful, dewy highlight that makes my contour look really defined, but is subtle enough that it looks natural.

On the eyes it appears a lighter pink than on the cheeks, and I’ve found that it compliments my Naked 3 palette so well because the colour is slightly lighter than ‘dust’ but is more dense and therefore the pigments show more, so it’s the perfect base for a nude and slightly shimmery look.

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I really do love this product, and I think that this colour in particular can suit so many different people. The product itself is so versatile and long lasting that it’s definitely worth more than it looks!

You can purchase the MAC Cream Colour Base here

 

Some of the best for a lot less

When I first immersed myself in the glittering world of makeup, I said to myself that I would only use “the best” of brands and products. At the time, I mostly saw makeup as a time consuming burden… I had just turned 16 and was never a massive fan of painting my face.

On my 16th birthday, I decided that I would use my birthday and christmas money to go on a shopping spree, and I had a long list prepared, and at the time, American Apparel Disco Pants were #1, but #2 and #3 were the basics of every girl’s makeup collection: Foundation and a classic red lipstick.

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I chose M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid in NC25 and Chanel Rogue Allure Lip Colour in 104 Passion. At the time, the foundation cost $49 AUD and the lipstick cost another $50. I’m about to state the obvious, but that came to a total of $99, not mentioning the extra $10 I had to spend on a foundation pump that the foundation didn’t come with. At the time, I felt like I was ballin’ because not only was I working most days of the week (during summer holidays) but my birthday and christmas fall within 13 days of each other, so $110(ish) didn’t seem like a lot.

Now days though, I definitely do not have the luxury to spend $49 on a foundation, but I ran out and desperately needed a replacement, and all I could spare was a very minimal $15. I felt like I was going from Tiffany’s to Target, but instead, I went from M.A.C to Rimmel… and I liked it.

Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, I tried the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation in 200 Soft Beige and found that I got a good coverage, no irritation and a natural looking shade! The foundation applied easily, was smooth and was long lasting. I must admit that I was very impressed; I bought a $15 foundation and was happy with it?

It was like the cosmetic gods were looking down on me, and graced me with a quality foundation for an affordable price!

One thing that I did notice, however, was that the Rimmel London Foundation required more than one pump and did make my skin become oily in the T-Zone. This isn’t much of a problem, as throughout the day my skin felt smooth and comfortable, and the oiliness would go away with some concealer or primer underneath. I also noticed that I didn’t need to use primer with this foundation. 

A few weeks later I also purchased the Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer which visibly helped my skin with a regard to coverage. I don’t have the best skin, so finding a concealer that actually works isn’t that easy, but with Rimmel Wake Me Up, I was pleasantly surprised. At the RRP of $14.95, I purchased it for $12 at Priceline.

So, Inside my pretty pink makeup bag (which over time has become fuller and fuller due to a small obsession with cosmetics, specifically lipstick)  is Rimmel London’s Wake Me Up Foundation and Concealer and I couldn’t be happier with the quality for the price!

I BB-elieve!

BB cream photoA couple of days ago, my sister and I were talking about how much her skin has changed since she has not been sleeping properly after she had her baby. She had said that she was trying BB cream because her normal Nude by Nature foundation was not giving her the coverage she needed to hide her dark circles surrounding her eyes. Coincidentally, a few days afterward, my mum also purchased BB cream, curious about the hype.

 

I normally swear by my M.A.C Cosmetics Foundation, but sadly, mine is running out so to save it until I could afford to buy a new one, I decided to try the Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream. Let me be the one to tell you that the coverage is absolutely fantastic. My skin looks and feels smooth, blemishes are not noticeable and it barely feels like I have makeup on, which is good considering the mousse-like texture of the cream.

 

 

The Rimmel London BB Cream Primes, Covers, Smoothes, Mattifies, Moisturises, Protects (with SPF 25 protection), Minimises pores, Conceals and Brightens the skin!

I recommend this product to everyone, no matter your skin type or shade, as there are a range of shades from light to medium to dark in the Rimmel London BB Cream and this product offers maximum coverage for every user!

 

New Chanel Le Vernis

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This amazing product was newly released by Chanel and it is definitely a nail product worth the money spent! The impeccable shades and long lasting wear makes this Chanel product a hit, no matter your style or occasion!

Find your shade and roll with it, Chanel has made it possible for every woman to love and enjoy their nails with the new Le Vernis!

Take me to the Chanel site!

Leather Shorts

My latest obsession of this season is the iconic, statement making leather short. 

Easy to wear and an elegant twist to the common (sometimes trashy) yet comfortable pair of shorts, the leather short can be adapted to suit anyone’s style and wardrobe. 

What I like about this versatile piece is its ability to be worn on any day, no matter the weather or occasion. You can pair these up with a fresh crisp shirt, a loose, baggy t-shirt or even a knitted jumper. You even have the option to wear them with stockings, if you’re having a chilly day. The best part is that any colour can match them, as the shorts are black and we all know that any colour can add personality and versatility to your black statement piece. Image

Your options are endless and your style will be impeccable with these amazing shorts.