Monday, 2 April 2018

Mecca Cosmetica "To Save Face SPF50+"

Mecca Cosmetica Luxe Hydrating Day Cream


This is a "repurchase product" for me whenever I run out -  my "go to" daily moisturiser.  I LOVE this product, mainly because it is SPF50+ and is a multi benefit product.  The number 1 concern for me is continuing to reduce the visible signs of ageing and the number 1 way of doing that is to reduce sun exposure on my face, which this Luxe Hydrating Cream does for me.




For everyday wear, it sits perfectly under makeup, offers the ultimate protection against UVA, UVB and Free radicals with its potent superstar antioxidants Pycnogenol and Vitamin E and has heavy hitting hydrators to boost moisture levels in the skin.

At rrp $40 From Mecca Cosmetica you cant go wrong as an economical daily moisturiser, sunscreen, undermakeup routine product.

It has a very soft (but I must admit super sheer colour/finish) that you "could" just use a light MAC Mineralise Skin Finish powder over the top for weekend wear and that could be your base, done!


Makeup Geek Eyeshadows


I had high expectations for Makeup GeekEyeshadows; they are plastered across YouTube, Instagram and my favourite beauty blogs, so last week I made a purchase on Beauty Bay and decided to try a few shades for myself.

And let me just say, they did not let me down.

The quality of these eyeshadows is highly comparable to my higher end eyeshadows: Nars, Mac and Urban Decay. The good news is: they are a fraction of the price! These shades retail for AUD $10.00 on Beautybay.com.


These eyeshadows are ridiculously buttery, highly pigmented and blend effortlessly. Each eyeshadow pan is magnetic, so I recommend purchasing a Z-Palette so that you can customise your own palette. I also purchase these palettes off Beauty Bay as there is a wide variety to choose from.



(From top right: roulette, cocobear, tiki hut, chickadee, frappe)


And swatched in the order below:




Coco Bear:
 
Finish: matte

Colour: medium-dark reddish, brown. I love using this colour to deepen up the crease and lower lash line when I am creating a more dramatic look.


Tiki Hut:
 

Finish: matte
Colour: medium, warm-toned brown. This colour is perfect for when I am in a rush as I like to blend it all over my lid and into my crease-it looks like I spent a lot more time on my eyeshadow than I did!


Chickadee:


Finish: matte

Colour: orange with yellow undertones. This shade is such a gorgeous and unique transition colour for the crease. It’s a definite must in my collection.


Frappe:














Finish: matte
Colour: medium toned coffee-brown. This is another stunning transition shade that I love to use on my clients. This shade looks amazing paired with a gold eyeshadow on the lid such as MAC ‘Amber Lights.’

Roulette:
 

Finish: shimmery
Colour: reddish, rose gold. This is probably my favourite Makeup Geek eyeshadow that I own. I love using it on my clients with blue eyes as it makes them pop and look INCREDIBLE (And that’s an understatement!). I use this colour on the lid only and make sure to use matte shades in the crease and brow bone, so all the focus is on this gorgeous colour!

I hope this review was helpful and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these eyeshadows!





Thursday, 5 November 2015

And the Becca Obsession Continues…


Following my recent post about my Becca obsession, I finally managed to get my hands on the most stunning highlighter EVER-Champagne pop! This is a limited edition highlighter, which is a collaboration with Becca and YouYube beauty vlogger, Jaclyn Hill-aka. The queen of highlighting!

Just look at the packaging.....sooooo pretty :)


ChampagnePop is probably the most universal highlighter I have ever come across-it seriously compliments every skin tone. I find for the paler skins sometimes highlighters can look too dark and muddy, while on darker skin tones they can leave a not so pretty white streak. However the peach hue of this highlight is the reason why it is so flattering-it is the perfect combination of pink and yellow.




This highlight is part of the ‘Shimmering Skin perfector Pressed’ range by Becca. I have also gotten my hands on Rose Gold, which is a stunning, unique shade. I would recommend this highlighter for medium to darker skin tones, because it is a warm-toned, peach/brown with rose gold and copper shimmer.






The texture of these highlighters is soft, finely milled and blend like liquid. I can easily wear these highlighters for eight hours and the still look flawless-which I cannot say about many highlighters. I apply these products with a fan brush as it provides a natural, glowy finish without emphasising the pores and does not apply too much of the product.


If you are on the market for a new high-end highlighter these are some of  the best ones that I have ever tried. They are the most unique colours and definitely worth the hype!