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Sisley Mystery 4 Ombre Eyeshadow Palette and Lip Twist in Chestnut: Review

Sisley Mystery 4 Ombre Eyeshadow Palette and Lip Twist in Chestnut: FOTD

Sisley recently launched 2 new Phyto 4 Ombre eyeshadow palettes and some new shades to their Phyto Lip Twists collection. I had the opportunity to test out the Mystery eyeshadow palette (rrp 110 AUD)and the Phyto Lip Twist in Chestnut (rrp 50 AUD). I was particularly delighted with the Phyto Lip Twist in Chestnut- which turns out to be the perfect autumn lip.

These are available at Sisley counters at David Jones or through the David Jones website

Sisley Mystery 4 Ombre Eyeshadow Palette review


Mystery palette consists of 4 cool tones designed for a smoky eye:

Ivory – sheer white shimmer.

Matte black- pigmented charcoal black

Gun- moderately pigmented gunmetal grey

Denim -pigmented  metallic blue

These shadows have a soft creamy formula with varying degrees of pigmentation- the shimmery white shade is sheer and will need a stiff brush to pick up enough product, whereas the black shade is super pigmented that it’s easy to pick up too much product (I gave myself panda eyes a couple of times, so test on the back of your hand before going for the eyes!). The shadows are reasonably easy to blend, although I found the black one needs a bit more precision and careful blending on my eyes because of the dense pigmentation.

Although the pigmentation is great for the darker shades, I found that they tend to fade on my lids by about the 3 hour mark- a little below average for eyeshadows in general on me. I have oily lids, so longevity is difficult for a lot of eyeshadows I have used in the past, even with my Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and this may not be the case for other people.

IMG_9142 Phyto Lip Twist in Chestnut is a beautiful taupe-ish rose colour with a glossy finish, which is just gorgeous for autumn. It has medium pigmentation (more than I would have expected for this type of product), and surprisingly long lasting. Chestnut is lightly moisturising and feels comfortable on the lips.

It comes in a twist up “chubby stick” like dispenser, which has the convenience of not requiring sharpening (unlike other similarly styled products - NARS Velvet Gloss Pencil, I’m looking at you).

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Posted by on Mar 25th, 2015 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

Face of Australia Lip Paint: Review and Swatches

Face of Australia Lip Paint: Review and Swatches


I was expecting something along the lines of the OCC Lip Tars when I first saw the press release on the limited edition Lip Paints, but it is quite a different product. Rather than a opaque liquid lipstick, the Lip Paints are a non- sticky gloss stain with a cushiony jellyish texture that reminds me a little of the Becca Ultimate Colour Glosses. Face Of Australia has done well with these Lip Paints, and I hope that they make this  line permanent.

Except for Nude Nymph, all the shades will leave a stain, which prolongs the wear time of the product. The glossiness fades after an hour or so, but the stain lingers longer- the darkest shade, Very Berry, leaves a gorgeous deep wine coloured stain that lasts for around 4 hours. The product wears off evenly, and the stain left behind when the gloss fades is soft and diffuse.


Face of Australia Lip Paint: Review and Swatches

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Posted by on Oct 30th, 2014 in Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 0 comments.

Valentine’s Day Lips with Burt’s Bees

Burt's Bees Lip Shine in Smooch, Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Sweet Sunset, Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Ruby Moon  

Valentine’s day is coming up very soon! Just like every other major cosmetics brand, Burt’s Bees have been gearing up for Friday the 14th and have you covered with all natural, petrolatum-free lip products for the romantic season.

They kindly sent through the Burt’s Bees Lip Shine in Smooch, Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Sweet Sunset, Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Ruby Moon to be featured.

Now, for the swatches…

Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Sweet Sunset FOTD and lip swatch

Sweet Sunset: A medium pigmentation copper gloss with fine shimmer. Looks ok when swatched, but magnificent on the lips- almost a dark sepia neutral quality that I find very flattering. Lasting power is a fairly short 30-45mins before significant fading and frequent reapplication is required. Nevertheless, super pretty and versatile.

This is my favourite of the three, and a product that I’ve been using quite a bit since it landed in my hotel room “office” a week ago.

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Posted by on Feb 1st, 2014 in Lip balm, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Summer Lips: My Top 5

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For me, summer is the time to experiment with obnoxiously bright lip products that I might shy away from the rest of the year. I also like laid back, no fuss lip products- especially those that don’t require constant reapplication during the day. Here are some faves…

BECCA Beach Tint Guava:

The perfect shmexy petal pink in that awesome Beach Tint super matte finish.

NARS Heat Wave Lipstick:

I don’t think there has been a single summer for the last 5 years where I haven’t worn Heat Wave most weekends. One of my all time favourite bright reds.

BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss Flamingo Crush:

A new love! Great for days when you don’t have time to put on much makeup. This + bronzer= instant glam.

L’Oreal Bonnie Shine Caresse:

Really easy to wear colour, in a long lasting gloss stain formula that we all fell in love with when these came out.

Ellis Faas Milky Lips L207: 

Bridget Bardot lips. Seriously sexy caramel nude.

Posted by on Dec 9th, 2013 in Lip Gloss, Lipstick, Reviews | 0 comments.

Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain

Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain and Illamasqua Neutral Palette

Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain


Hello from Canberra!

A few months ago, when I was still living in Melbourne, I went to a charity masquerade ball. It was my first masked ball, so of course I was pretty excited about coming up with a hair and makeup look for the night. I like the idea of a dark vampy lip worn with a venetian mask- there’s a bit of drama and mystery to the vampy lip that I think works well here. I regret not taking a picture of my mask- it’s a black lacy looking cats eye thing.

This YSL Glossy Stain lasted me all night through eating and drinking, it really is phenomenal in terms of longevity.


Masked Ball Makeup featuring YSL Violet Edition Glossy Stain and Illamasqua Neutral Palette




- MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot blended all over the mobile lid to crease and applied under the lower lashline

- Wolf eyeshadow (an antique  gold with olive undertone) from the Illamasqua Neutral Palette applied to the mobile lid with a dense stiff eyeshadow brush stopping just before the crease.

- Vintage eyeshadow (dark matte chocolate brown) from the Neutral Palette used to define and darken the outer V.

- MAC Gold pigment applied to the bottom part of the upper lid (closest to the lashline).

- MAC Cork eyeshadow in crease.

- Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink to line upper lashline and darken outer third of bottom lashline


- MAC Gingerly blush

- MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze.


- MUFE lip liner #13C

- YSL Glossy Stain in Violet Edition

- Bobbi Brown Champagne eyeshadow to highlight cupid’s bow.


Have you been to a masked/masquerade ball before? I’d love to hear about what makeup you wore in the comments :)


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