Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner review

I was so excited to try out Benefit’s They’re Real Push Up Liner, which will be released in Australia June 27th. I’m a massive fan of gel liner, but carting a many gel brush around is a massive pain so I’ve been using pencil liner lately (smudge city 80% of the time). What it is: gel liner in windup form. …

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Face brush comparison: Benefit, Essence and Real Techniques

Two short years ago, I owned one makeup brush, and it came in a blush compact. Now I have about 50 (don’t ask me to actually count!), and I’m addicted. The smooth application is fun, not to mention the face tickle you get from the touchably soft brushes! Here are some face-stroking ranges I’ve been using a lot lately: Essence …

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What’s in my handbag? Travel edition

I’m hoping it’s not just me and I’m not outing myself as an irredeemable weirdo – I LOVE looking at what beauty products other people use. I love going through other girls’ handbag stashes, and when I’m in someone’s bathroom I can’t resist taking a peek at what products they’ve got in there. (I can feel everyone revoking their dinner …

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My top 15 products of 2013

Check back here for my 2012 favourites! I road tested a LOT of products in 2013 – a veritable truckload! It’s been a long year, and looking back, it’s interesting to see which products I’ve actually incorporated into my regular routine, and which ones I loved at first, but ended up putting aside in favour of old favourites, or new …

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Rave review: Benefit Gimme Brow

Brows are such a pain in the arse. I specifically grew my fringe so I wouldn’t have to deal with them. That’s a lie, actually – it’s also because I have a freakishly large forehead, but the brows were a big factor too. And after years of hearing my beauty-obsessed friends talk about how brows are the most important facial …

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Concealer creasing comparison for oily skin

I’ve always wanted to do controlled comparisons of the eye makeup longevity, but there are lots of issues with actually conducting them on the eyes from a scientific perspective. First off, notice how one eye is usually harder to do than the other? That’s because most people only use their dominant hand, and therefore applying makeup differently from one eye …

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What’s in my makeup bag? Autumn 2013 edition

Almost a year ago, I posted about my everyday makeup routine. Since then, I’ve gotten ferncier, and here’s what my everyday look involves now: FACE Skin79 BB Cream – I’ve been slowly churning through a 4-piece mixed sample pack. This one’s supposedly whitening and improves wrinkles, but I don’t really care – it applies nicely without primer with just fingers, …

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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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