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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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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Crop Natural Skincare Cosmetics Review


Crop Natural Skincare launched their skincare range in Coles late last year, and now they’re launching a cosmetics range. It’s surprisingly comprehensive, with 28 new products (including a brush). Natural Mineral Pressed Blush ($24 for 10 g) – One quad, Bouquet, in a black compact with a clear window Natural Mineral Pressed Bronzer ($24 for 10 g) – One quad, …

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Revo Lip Balm Review


As I’ve whinged before, eos balms do not play nice with my lips, even though I love the scents and the packaging. Revo lip balms are the latest brand to catch onto the bubble packaging, so I was pretty damn curious to see if they’d live up to my expectations. Here’s my review… The big difference between Revo and eos …

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Fact-check: The Lead in Lipstick is Safe


This “lead in lipstick” hoax has been going around Facebook again – it’s actually pretty ancient (goes back to the early 2000s) and refuses to die. Here’s one version: All the versions of this chain email are slightly different but all have the same themes… and all are BS. There’s a whole bunch of wrong in this scary-sounding PSA. Firstly: …

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eos Lip Balm Review


eos lip balms are one of those products that everyone seems to own (in the US anyway), so I was excited to finally try them out. In Australia, you can pick them up from online or from Costco (Kaz picked some up for me), and they cost about $3-7 each depending on the flavour and how you got them. What’s …

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MAC Twig Dupes and Comparisons


I’ve always been a fan of the brown/rose/mauve family of lipsticks, so when I got my hot little hands on the much-loved MAC Twig, I wasn’t surprised when I loved it. Then I realised that I had an embarrassing number of lipsticks in my collection in the same colour family…so why not do a swatch comparison post? (This is only …

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Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick Review


I’m in a bit of a crazy lipstick discovery phase at the moment, and I’ve just discovered FUCHSIA. When I try bright colours, it takes me a while to get comfortable, but the lipstick that started this love affair – Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Raspberry (argh long product names) – is a really beginner-friendly bright. It’s …

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