Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencil Swatches and Review


Maybelline Color Blur Matte Pencils are making their way to Australia, and I’ve managed to swatch them all! These pencils contain a twist-up matte lip shade with a smudger on the other end, so that you can create effects like ombre lips and the super-chic “just ate an ice block” lip look that’s all over Asia right now. There are …

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Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather swatches and comparison


There are 4 new shades joining the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo range in Australia in February. 3 of these are matte, and the final shade is a satin with subtle shimmer. They’re neutral colours which will be fantastic for everyday wear. I’ve swatched these next to similar shades in the permanent range, so you can work out if they’re worth …

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Face of Australia Glamazon Contour Kit review


Face of Australia’s Glamazon Contour Kit is back and is joining the permanent range! I wasn’t really into contouring when this contour/highlight duo first came out, but as I got into subtly sculpting my cheekbones and jawline and trying out different products, I discovered that the brown shade in this kit is perfect. It’s cool-toned, which is important if you …

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It Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick Swatches and Review


It Cosmetics has been featuring prominently in my makeup routine, with their yellow-toned Your Skin But Better CC+ cream and their easy-to-apply Bye Bye Redness concealer. I’ve recently added their new CC+ Blurred Lines Smooth-Fill Lipsticks to my rotation. There are 7 new shades available in Australia, 4 of which are creme and 3 which contain shimmer. Swatches: Daring: sheer …

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Eyeshadow Review


XOVain said these Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow would change my life, and while they’re not exactly life-changing, I can see where they’re coming from! I’m a big fan of cream eyeshadows for a quick and simple everyday eye look, but they can get messy, and some of them crease if you don’t have a …

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Luxola Blush Review: Mirenesse, Sleek and Wet n Wild


Online shopping is the bomb-diggity. There’s no pressure from pushy sales assistants, you have all the time in the world to do price comparisons and read reviews, plus you don’t have to wear pants! Luxola also stocks brands that don’t have a great presence in brick-and-mortar stores in Australia, like Mirenesse, Sleek and Wet ‘n Wild, so when they asked …

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Moogoo and Dusty Girls review


I recently had the opportunity to try out some products from natural Australian brand Moogoo, and their associated cosmetics line Dusty Girls. Moogoo are a cult brand for people with sensitive skin, so I was excited to try it out for myself. Moogoo and Dusty Girls are on the natural marketing side of things, but they’re relatively sensible – though …

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Australis AC on Tour & Models Prefer Contour Comparison


Australis brought out their AC on Tour (get it?) contouring and highlighting palette a bit earlier than Models Prefer, who brought out their Contour/Collection highlighting and contour palette recently with very very similar shades. Here’s the inevitable comparison, including side-by-side swatches! Price Both palettes are $16.95, for 6 x 3.5 g pans. Packaging Australis’s AC on Tour palette is housed …

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