Monday, 27 October 2014

Benefit mini haul | Review

Hello lovelies!
Im back!
I have been busy with life so I haven't been posting much but I have a bit of free time this morning so I though.. why not!

Today I'll be showing what I recently got from Benefit and doing a little review on all the stuff I got!

Lets start with the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

(purchased from Benefit Cosmetics)

I got this in the colour Beige. Its a tad dark for my skin but perfect if I have a tan!
It states that its oil free but for my skin it does tend to feel oily throughout the day, and when I'm on my way home from work I can feel it on my skin and it feels a tag heavy and greasy. It gives great coverage however, so with a little setting powder to keep the shine away I'm good to go!

next is Fakeup
(purchased from Benefit Cosmetics)

I really love this product! It is extremely hydrating for the eye area and it does help to smooth out the fine lines I have. I do like my under eye area to be nice and bright, so I do go over it with another concealer (refer to my previous blog post for details) but for my day off look when I'm just hanging around the house its perfect!

Gimme brow!
(purchased from Benefit Cosmetics)

I have heard a lot of good things about Gimme Brow so I HAD to have it. When I was blonde the colour was perfect for me, but now I'm darker I need to invest in the other shade.
This is such an easy product to use! you simply brush it through following your shape and the use the tip to define and BOOM brow game.

The PORE fessional
(purchased from Benefit Cosmetics)

Should have put this before the foundation but oh well.
Im a bit on the fence with this product. I find that I need to wait a few minutes after I put my moisturiser on before I apply this other wise it balls up!
I also find that it doesn't keep my make up set alls ay and my nose especially starts to wear quickly.
But it works well for my cheeks!


(purchased from Benefit Cosmetics)

First off, I love this packaging!
This is a beautiful blush. I would describe the colour as a pink with coral tones.
I haven't applied it with the brush it comes with, I have been using a face powder brush I got from xobeauty. 
It blends beautifully and its buildable.

Next are two samples I got with my order, Girl Meets Pearl and Sun Beam

Im not sold on these yet. Im not sure if I'm using them wrong but if I apply them over my foundation it seems to separate and remove my foundation and just look completely weird.
I read that some people add them to the foundation which I will have to try because yeah I don't like either of them at the moment :(

ok well thats it for today! If you have tried these products before comment below what you love about them!

xx Lucy

Sunday, 5 October 2014

How To | Orange with a pop of blue

Hello Lovelies!

I thought I would do something a bit different today and post a How To!

The other day I created (and by created I don't mean I'm the first one to do it) a Orange with a pop of blue eye look!

I absolutely love this look so I wanted too share it with you guys!

(Sunglasses from Sportsgirl, Necklace from Lovisa)

First off for the base I used my new Loreal Lumi Magique Foundation in N4  which I believe is Beige
(Purchased from Myer)

Next I Concealed and slightly highlighted under my eye with the Maybelline Super Stay 24 concealer in Cream
(purchased from Target)

(I haven't linked Myer or Target because i don't believe you can buy cosmetics online)

Next I set it all with my Australis Fresh & Flawless powder 
(Purchased from Priceline)

Next is the eyes!

For majority I used my new Chi Chi Brights palette
(Purchased from Target)
 I used One mixed together for the base all over the lid and near the brow bone
I used Two in my crease with a fluffy blending brush and created a little V on the outer corner
I used three on the part of lid that was still showing once those two colours were blended
And I used Four for the blue pop of colour on my inner corner and lightly blended but not too much so it was still bright

I also used BH cosmetics 26 Colour Palette 

(Purchased fro  BH cosmetics)

I used that one colour under my eyes along the lash line

I also used  BH cosmetics 28  Colopur Palette Smokey Eyes Edition
(purchased from BH cosmetics)

I had never used this colour before but I got a small amount on my brush and lightly blending the V on the outer corner with this red to make it a red/orange tone
It turned out really nicely!

I used my new Chi Chi black is black eyeliner
(Purchased from Target)

I created a small thin wing at the sides

I then used two mascaras
My Benefit They're Real mascara and Maxfactor False Lash Effect (which I'm not sold on)
(They're Real purchased from Benefit Cosmetics and Maxfactor purchased from Myer)

When I applied the False Lash Effect it didn't add any length so I topped up with They're Real Mascara

For highlighting and contouring I first used
Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzing Powder

I used this to contour my cheekbones and temples

I then when in with 
Sleek Makeup 
Contouring and Blush Palette Medium

(Purchased from Luxola)

I highlighter with One on top of my cheek bones, forehead and bridge of my nose
I then when in and detailed my contouring with Two lightly over the Maybelline Dream Sun for definition

I used my all time favourite blush
Too Faced Sweethearts blush in Candy Glow 

(Purchased from Beauty Bay)

I only used those two colours at the end because it was a more orange/coral look and I didn't want there be too much colour going on

For my lips (I forgot to take a photo!)
I used Chi Chi Viva La Diva lipstick Wrapped Around My Pinkie

And thats the look!

I hope you enjoyed reading!
If you have any questions please leave a comment below!

xx Lucy

Sunday, 28 September 2014

September Favourites

Hello Lovelies!

Its that time time of the month again...
My monthly favourites!

I have made a few purchases this month so I have been favouring a few new products

Lets start off with the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
(purchased from Beauty Bay)

Let me just say... OH MY GOD! Im in love with this palette
I actually feel bad using it because I don't want it to ever run out!
I love how pigmented the eyeshadows are

You can create so many different looks with this palette, it can be super girly or just a natural pink. The last colour BLACKHEART has to be my favourite, its a dark black/purple with hints of a dark pink shimmer, its the most beautiful colour

My next fav was purchase for a few reasons, I had seen a few people talking about it on Instagram and the packaging is SO cute!
(purchased from Beauty Bay)

Its the Too Faced Sweethearts  Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow

I absolutely love this blush! It finitely lives up to the hype
Its a perfect trio of colours of a beautiful bright splash of colour on the cheeks

Recently I jumped on the Lime Crime bandwagon!
You mate have seen my blog post reviewing matte lip creams, and the Utopia Velvetine was featured (go check it out!)
Im also loving the Lime Crime Lipstick in Babette!

(purchased from Crush Cosmetics)

I would call this a pinky salmon colour, its a beautiful colour to match with a nude smokey eye!
You can feel as you apply it that its a matte consistency and it last a few hours before you need to re apply!

Since winter has just left us here in Australia my lips have been dry!
I saw these at priceline and decided to pick one up!
Maybelline New York Baby Lips in Cherry Velvet

(purchased in store at Priceline)

I love the feeling of this it makes my lips feel suer soft
the only downfall is that it has that classic lip balm taste!
I have still been wearing it most days so I can obviously live with it!

Last but not least is the Australis Velourlips in HO-CHEE-MIN

Iv been loving this shoe range since I got my hands on it, but I have been turning to this colour a lot

I just love how bright and fun it is!
don't you?

That wraps up this months favs!
I hope you enjoyed reading :)

If you have any comments or just want to say hello, comment below!

xx Lucy

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Matte Liplgoss Comparison | NYX | Australis | Lime Crime

Hello lovelies!

I have gotten myself a lovely little collection of matte lip glosses as I thought why not review and compare them!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

(Purchased from Crush Cosmetics)

This is definitely a unique colour!
The one thing I noticed about this is that its not very full of colour
I was expecting it to be thick and full coverage (this is one application)
I feel it would need at least two for it to be extremely dramatic
Its very soft to apply it it smells sweet like vanilla

(Purchased from Crush Cosmetics)

This is a pretty nude/terracotta colour
In terms of coverage this does had mire colour, one application would be enough
Again is smells sweet and is super soft to apply
Along with Transylvania it stays creamy for a while unlike some matte lip creams that dry instantly
It is also a tad sticky when it dries 

Australis Velourlips

(purchased from Priceline)

This was the first of the Velourlips collection that I purchased
I love nude colours so I was drawn to this colour
In general they all dry quiet quickly and you can be sure that it is long lasting
It almost has a warm orange tint to the colour
Its one of my favourites

(Purchased from Priceline)

Its a beautiful vibrant orange/red
I actually wore the last night with a little black dress and it was perfect!
I have found with these glosses that you don't really need to re apply, as they can build-up on the lips
because they are matte and drying I remove them with an eye make-up remover

(Purchased from Priceline)

This is a super bright barbie pink colour which is slightly on the coral side
I do love this colour, but being blonde (not naturally) I have found that I favour darker colours more,
But I think I will be wearing brighter colours now its starting to warm up :)

(purchases from Priceline)

I think the names of theses lip creams are so cool haha!
This is a pretty pink/purple colour
Its super cute!
I feel like I won't wear this colour a whole lot, I didn't own a pink lip cream so why not add one to the collection!

Lime Crime Velvetines

(Purchased from Crush Cosmetics)

This is the only colour I own in the Velvetines collection and I wish I had 100!
Its my favourite colour ever, its super smooth to apply and dries to a matte finish for long lasting wear!
You will see this colour featured a lot on my Instagram!
Note i did find that when I ate lunch which was a bit greasy it came off a bit, so oily foods should be avoided

All in all
I think its a tie between Velvetines and Velourlips 
The Velvetines are double the price of Velourlips so I would personally go those :)
I do like NYX lip cream I just don't think it would stay on as long as others

Thanks for reading!
As usual if you have any questions just comment below!

xx Lucy

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Australis Base Perfection | Full On Foundation - Fresh and Flawless - Blush BFFs

Hello Lovelies!

Today I will be sharing with you some new Australis goodies I picked up over the weekend :)
(brushes not Australis)

This photo features the Full On Foundation, Fresh & Flawless Pressed Power and my very much loved Blush BFFs

(Australis Full On Foundation in Beige)

I have never owned a stick foundation before, but when I saw lots of people talking about them on Instagram I just had to have one!

I got mine from Priceline for the amazing price of $12.95!
Its super affordable and in my opinion its right up there with the high end foundations such as MAC etc when it comes to coverage and texture

I loved the feel of this foundation, Its so creamy!
It blends beautifully and even though it gives a full coverage its not thick like some foundations can be

(Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder in Deep Natural)

I figured I would want a powder to set my foundation, and I usually get an oily t-zone so I always use a powder :)
I really love this powder! 
You don't need a lot and it really sets in your foundation and keeps the shine away
I can apply it in the morning and still have perfect foundation with little to no shine by the end of the day!
Its amazing
Both products together give amazing coverage, hiding all my flaws

The Blush BFFs has featured in a few posts so far as its my favourite blush :)
(Australis Blush BFF's in Truth and Dare)
I have loved this blush so much that the bottom of the compact is showing!
I love how you can create different depths of colour with this one product
As its a duo you get a bright candy pink one side and an almost peach toned pink on the other so you can blend them together with your blush brush or favour one colour more :) 

Im loving my little collection of Australis cosmetics!
I will also be doing a post featuring the Velourlips when I get my online order!

I hope you enjoyed reading! If you have any questions or want to share your love for your favourite Australis products please comment below

I have tagged both the Priceline and Australis Cosmetics websites in this post :)

xx Lucy

Friday, 12 September 2014

Shanghai Suzy | Colour Review

Hello Lovelies!

Today I will be showing my my collection of the Shanghai Suzy lipsticks

For the moment, It consists of 
Miss Jade Orange 
Miss Ally Amethyst
Miss Mia Foxy Hibiscus
Miss Leah Baby Cocoa
Miss Bree Pink Blush
The Gossling Lippie
Miss Sophia Lilac
Miss Sarah-Jane Neon Coral

Miss Jade was my first ever Shangai Suzy Lipstick!
Its a Matte Formula, Its a super bright orange and its one of my favs!

Miss Ally is a Matte Formula
Its avery interesting colour
Its a bright but dark purple
I tried it on and I feel like it needs to be used with a lipliner
I do love the colour though

Miss Mia! I love love love this colour!
Its a Matte Formula
This also should be worn with a liner, which I'm yet to get!
This is such a beautiful vibrant hot pink!
love it

Miss Leah is such a cute pink/nude colour
Its a Nourish Formula
Its super soft and glossy
Its a very subtle colour, perfect for a natural day look

Miss Bree Is a soft pink/coral colour
Is a Matte formula
I have only worn this colour once
Its super girly and pink

The Gossling
This is a nourishing formula
This is also one of my favourite Colours!
Its between a red/pink/orange
Hard to describe but is very vibrant

Miss Sophie
This is a Matte Formula
Its a very subtle Lilac colour
I love the colour purple so I was very excited when I got it!

Miss Sarah-Jane
This is also a Matte Lipstick (as you can see most of them are)
This is probably my least favourite colour, however I do like it
Its called Neon Coral however I wouldn't call it "neon"
Its a bit on the dull side

SO! Thats my collection of Shangai Suzy Lippies!
I get them all online at 
Go check them out!