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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

 

 

Eyes:

- 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

Cheeks:

- MAC Gingerly blush

- MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze.

Lips:

- 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 :)

 

Posted by on Nov 27th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua, Lip Gloss | 0 comments.


BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss in Palm Breeze, Flamingo Crush, Malibu Punch, Autumn Punch

BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss in Palm Breeze, Flamingo Crush, Malibu Punch, Autumn Punch Swatches and review

BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss in Palm Breeze, Flamingo Crush, Malibu Punch, Autumn Punch Swatches and review

 

If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of the Becca Ultimate Colour Glosses. They have a gorgeous colour range, and have a feather light, non sticky texture that feels great on the lips all day. The standout shade for me out of the 7 shades I’ve tried is still Berry Twist- for it’s incredible pigmentation and wear time.

I was given the opportunity to review 4 colours from the Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss range- Malibu Punch, Flamingo Crush, Palm Breeze, and Autumn Punch. I’ve also purchased the shade ‘Hummingbird’ so keep and eye out for the upcoming review.

Price: $42 Aus rrp, $33.60 at Ry.com.au

Availability: Becca counters nationwide, becca.cosmetics.com/au , ry.com.au 

 

BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss in Malibu Punch FOTD

 

Malibu Punch is a bright tangerine orange. It looks quite intense and pigmented on application, but becomes a little more muted and ‘natural’ looking after being on the lips for over 10mins. I love how it looks with neutral eye makeup and some bronzer.

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Posted by on Nov 13th, 2013 in BECCA, FOTD, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 0 comments.

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Neutral Makeup: An Antipodean Beauties Challenge

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Neutral sepia makeup look featuring Becca Autumn Punch Gloss

I have an unhealthy addiction to sepia toned makeup- and have a rather large collection of taupe lip products. Too many Burberry ads? Perhaps. The Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss in Autumn Punch is the newest addition, and I adore it.

For the latest Antipodean Beauties makeup challenge, we had to create a neutral makeup look- so I cheated and used an image from an upcoming blog post featuring my new Becca Ultimate Colour Gloss acquisitions (courtesy, of Ry.com.au – thanks guys). This is a pretty typical neutral look I like to do either for work, or to pair with bright clothing.

 

Neutral FOTD makeup breakdown:

Eyes:

- Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad To The Bronze blended on the mobile lid stopping before the crease

- MAC Cork eyeshadow in the crease

- MAC Sumptious Olive eyeshadow on the mobile lid on top of Bad To The Bronze

- MAC Mystery eyeshadow to darken crease and outer third of bottom lashline for that doe eyed effect.

- Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink to line upper lashline and smudged into bottom lashline on the outer third.

Cheeks:

- Blush Creme de Chanel Destiny

- MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze

Lips:

BECCA Ultimate Lip Gloss in Autumn Punch 

 

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