Wednesday, January 28, 2015

e.l.f. Brushes I have been Loving !

The cheek blushes that I have been loving lately are from the very affordable US brand e.l.f., which now is easily available at Kmart. Yay for that !

I was looking for a brush specifically for cream products and after hearing Emily from Beauty Broadcast go on and on about the e.l.f Small Stipple brush, I decided to give it a go. I love this brush for cream blushes. It is good for both the placement of the blush and blending it. I do sometimes dab the blush with fingers and use the brush only for blending. The size of blush is perfect and really prevents from clown cheeks. After using a lot of bigger blush brushes, I have been really enjoying small brushes for blush, it makes it just so easier and more controlled.

After reading Lena's post about the e.l.f. Studio Blush brush and how she liked it for pigmented blushes, got me wanting the brush. I bought it thinking I would be able to get some use of my pigmented blushes but never got around to using them. However, I have been really liking it as my go to blush brush. 

It picks the perfect amount of blush. Again, the blush being small, allows for controlled application. If you are scared of having big patches of blush on your cheeks, then both these brushes are for you. These are available at Kmart for 8 AUD.

Have you tried any of these brushes ? If you have any e.l.f brush recommendations, let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Obsessing over Loreal Brow Artist Plumper - Review !

2014 was definitely a brow wow year for me. Yes, a bit too late in the game, but I discovered what a difference brow products make. 

I still like to use this combo for my brows when I have some time to get ready but for the days when I am rushing out the door (which is everyday), the Loreal Brow Artist Plumper has been my go to product. I have been obsessed with this since I bought it, so much so that it featured in my 2014 favorites

This is how it looks on me

What is it ? A tinted brow gel

Why I love it ?  Because I can get the job done with just this product. It gives my brows some definition, color and sets them, all with the convenience of just one product. I like it because on most days I don't want to spend a lot of time doing my makeup and don't want to sort through many products. 

What I don't like ?  Pretty much nothing except that there are only three shades to choose from which is bit of a bummer but that goes for most drugstore products. 

Price ?  18.95 AUD

If you are looking for a quick way to do your brows or don't want to go through the hassle of buying different products/brushes or are just starting with brows, then this is for you. Overall, highly recommended.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review - Revlon Skinny Liquid Liners Green Spark and Electric Blue

All the companies are coming with their versions of skinny/fine liners to allow for an easy, precise liner application. I am a fan of the Maybelline Master Precise Liner and while I have tried a lot of black liquid liners, I was really lacking in the colored department. I bought the Revlon Skinny Liquid Liners in Green Spark and Electric Blue a while back and have been really enjoying them lately.

What the company says 
  • A liquid liner so skinny, it makes bold colour mistake-proof
  • All day wear with non-stop impact
  • Available in 4 pigment-rich shades
  • Get the skinny on dramatic colour

I didn't intend to, but managed to performance test these liners. I was away on short trip with friends to Blue mountains and something went in my eyes. I went all out, rubbing and splashing water on my eyes and guess what, I was completely eyeliner less :). I wasn't expecting miracles considering I rubbed my eyes like a freak.

Swatches and smudged out with fingers

The Good
  • Easy to apply
  • Excellent pigmentation 
  • Fine tip allows precise application
  • Good if you are a winged eyeliner fan 
  • Does stay put on me for 8 - 10 hours

The Bad
  • Only available in 4 colors 
  • Not waterproof (they don't claim to be)
  • Not totally smudge proof 

The Price 
25.95 AUD

Where to Buy 
Priceline, Kmart, etc.  

If you are looking for colored fine liquid eyeliner, give these a shot. Not the best out there in terms of staying power but definitely worth a try. Overall I am really enjoying these.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Beachy Blues !

Staying on the blue theme, in today's post I share with you my favorite blue nail polishes that I enjoy wearing during summer. Blue is one my favorite color to wear on my eyes and nails.

I particularly like wearing blue on my toes, especially when I think of a beachy vacation.

Revlon Color Stay Gel Envy in Wild Card is a beautiful bright blue color which looks stunning both on fingers and toes. It is a gel polish and will last more than your standard polish. Love the formula and finish. Original post HERE

Colorbar Nail Lacquer in Turquoise is the different one out of this lot. Its a lovely turquoise color. Not the best opacity or quality but the color definitely makes up up for it. Original Post HERE

Maybelline Mini Colorama in Electric Blue is a stunning royal blue with a metallic finish which I love. Original post with swatches HERE

Loreal Color Riche in Rebel Blue* is a similar shade to Revlon's Wild card but lighter. Its a beautiful formula. Let me just take this opportunity to say that these mini Loreal polishes are absolutely amazing, love the brush, the price and the formula. Original Post HERE

Do you like blue on your toes ? Which are your favorite blue polishes, leave them in the comments below. 

* Won this in a giveaway