DIY wet eyeshadow foiling medium and Pretty Serious eyeshadow swatches

Finally, a DIY post! 🙂 I really got into the bold eyeliner look in summer, and while it’d be great to have eyeliner in all the colours, I have way too many eye-safe pigments sitting around unused already. So I’ve been turning them into eyeliner by using them wet, and the results are amazing! Applying eyeshadow wet (also called “foiling”) …

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Tried and Tested (Face): Benefit Fakeup and Bioderma Sebium H2O reviews

I’ve been road testing a bunch of products during the last few weeks – here’s how two of them fared: Benefit Fakeup ($35 for 3.5 g) This concealer is launching in Australia tomorrow, and I was lucky enough to test-drive it early. Fakeup has a clever hydrating ring (containing appleseed extract and lots of castor oil) around a pigmented concealing …

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Lipstick mania! Arbonne and Face of Australia swatches and review

More lipsticks I’ve been trying recently – last week I reviewed some matte lippies from Rimmel’s Kate Moss collection, this time it’s a few glossy offerings. Arbonne Lipstick (RRP $36 for 2.17 g) comes in 14 shades – I’ve only tried out Jam so far. It’s a muted plum/wine colour that’s very flattering on my skin tone. This lippie’s packaging …

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Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipstick review & swatches

I’ve only recently started exploring lipstick – I’ve been using stains forever, and since Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains came out I’ve been happily trying out some long-wear colour. The main thing keeping me from wearing more lipstick is reapplication, and it’s often a mess before I remember! So predictably, my favourite finish is long-lasting matte. I was really …

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Review and swatches: Face of Australia Budge-Proof Gel Eyeliner

One of my desert island beauty products would have to be gel eyeliner. It lasts for ages, gives precise, dense colour, and is so much easier to handle than liquid (see my rave about Essence Gel Eyeliner here). So, predictably, I was very excited when budget-friendly and cult favourite Aussie brand Face of Australia announced their new Budge-Proof Gel Eyeliner …

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What’s in mascara and how does it work?

Today’s post is based on a question that Rosemarie of Every Little Polish asked me at a recent Aussie Nails meet-up: what’s in mascara? There are two main types of ingredients in traditional mascaras that give you dark, thick lashes: – Pigment – This is what gives mascara its colour. Black and brown are the most common colours, created using …

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