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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Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection 2


After the gorgeous first Naileontology collection from Pretty Serious, I was totally revved up for collection number 2, which I have here today! Again, there’s the fun game of trying to work out which vintage polishes inspired these shades. Unfortunately this time I was pretty rubbish at guessing… Blood of Knossos is my favourite. It’s a rich, metallic olive green …

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Physicians Formula Blush Reviews


Physicians Formula has a giant range of blushes, and they’ve just launched a bunch more here in Australia. Here are some of the new ones that I’ve been trying out: Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Custom Blush There are two baked blushes in the Powder Palette Bombshell collection – Blondes and Brunettes ($21.95). Blondes is a cool toned pink with …

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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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Red Earth Is Back!


Red Earth is back in Australia! If you’re a late 90s/early 00s kid like me, you might remember Red Earth stores – they were a bit like The Body Shop but with more emphasis on make-up than body products. The brand has relaunched in Sephora Sydney, Emporium Melbourne and online with a sleek new look – lots of brown, shiny …

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MAC SS15 Trend Forecast Collection review


MAC’s SS15 looks had lots of bold eye colours and natural, understated lip shades. Here are the matching SS15 Trend Forecast palettes: These are MAC’s descriptions of the eye shades: Superfresh – light mint green Humble – soft muted beige-taupe Power Player – deep burgundy Blue Forecast – light periwinkle blue with white pearl Urbanist – muted plum brown with slight pearl Night …

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Pretty Serious Naileontology Collection Swatches


The latest Pretty Serious collection Naileontology is smaller than usual, but that’s because it’s an ongoing collection which will feature new polishes over the coming months. If you’ve read founder Kaz’s blog Pretty Random, you’ll know that she’s a massive vintage polish fan. The Naileontology collection contains polishes inspired by discontinued classics – I think I know which polishes these …

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