Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1000 Hours Instant Brow Gel Review*

Price: 9.99$ from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Selected Pharmacies and online

 1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear and Black /Dark Brown

1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear and Black /Dark Brown

I got 1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear and Black /Dark Brown. Both products come in a sturdy packing with easy to use wand. I really like the size of wand as it is not very big or small, perfect for application. The brow gel is almost fragrance free, highly pigmented and colour is buildable. I need to be careful when using Dark brown shade, as one coat is enough for intense colour. The transparent gel is great to keep my brow in place while it also make my brows little bit darker. Both products look natural on my brows and last for the long time, I need to remove them properly at the end of the day.

1000 Hours Instant Brows Gel in Clear is great for those who only need to keep their brows in place while coloured ones are ideal for those who need extra pigment and thickness.

*The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Review

Price: 42$ from Myer, Sephora, Princess Polly and Adore Beauty

Benefit Goof Proof pencil in shade 4

I got Benefit Goof Proof pencil in the last beautorium. It comes in a sleek silver packing which is actually very pretty. The pencil has twist function and you do not need to sharpen it. It has spoolie on one end which is very soft while angled pencil has teardrop shape. It is pigmented and one swipe is enough to show colour. The texture of the product feels smooth and it glides easily on my eyebrows. I own two shades 3 and 4, as BH sent me shade 3 by mistake. Both shades are brown but 3 is more reddish brown while 4 is blackish brown. The number 4 is perfect for me and it gives me natural dark brows with out artificial look.

I have thin brows with sparse hair, this pencil instantly makes my brow thick and bold, even I do not need to use any other brow product. It is water proof and lasts up to 8 hours with out smudging or fading.

Currently, Benefit Goof Proof pencil is my favourite brow product, the only dislike is its price. It is great for everyone but not for those who need precise brow application product.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Fu(n)chsia Review

Price: 24$ from Priceline and Target

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Fu(n)chsia

Normally I do not use liquid lipsticks or glosses but in recent Priceline sale I thought I should give them a try. I bought Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in shade fu(n)chsia which is pink based red colour. It comes in a sturdy transparent tube which is great as we can the actual colour of the product.  The applicator is traditional and can use to cover lips including corners. 

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet is almost fragrance free, it is highly pigmented and one gentle swipe is enough to show intense colour. This is a full coverage lip colour, it is opaque and shows vibrant colour on my naturally pigmented lips. 

The formula is wet just like liquid lipsticks but it applies smoothly and evenly with out being patchy. It takes few second to dry and I need to be careful otherwise it can be transferred.

It gives me vibrant matte colour, It is truly long lasting and stays on my lips for 6+ hours with eating and drinking. It does not transfer at all, does not budge or bleed.  It hydrates my lips very well, does not emphasise dry patches and does not flakes. The formula is light weight, non drying and non-transferable.  Upon disappearing it leaves a pretty pigmented stain on  my lips.

Overall, I really like Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet, the only dislike is its price, 24$ is too much for a drugstore lipstick, I got it during Priceline 40% off sale.  I am pleasantly surprised with its formula and longevity.  It is great for those who are looking long lasting intense lip colour in liquid form.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara,Scandaleyes Bold Eyeliner and Brow This Way Review*

Available from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Kmart, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies,Woolworths. and Coles.

From left to right 
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara, Brow This Way and Scandaleyes Bold Eyeliner

Rimmel London Waterproof Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara* - RRP: $17.95 

Its non water proof version has been in a market for a while. It has traditional wand which is easy to use on upper and lower lashes.The formula is wet and takes few second to dry. For me only one coat is enough, it gives me nice long lashes which is great for every day natural looking. For more volume and curl I can apply more coats.t. It is truly water proof and stays perfectly on my eyes with out flaking and smudging. At the end of the day I need to use make up remover to clean this mascara.

Rimmel London Brow This Way Styling Gel with Argan Oil* - RRP: $12.95 

This is my favourite product in these products. I love to use brow gel and  I am very happy with this product. I got it in dark brown which is little bit darker than my natural eyebrows. The brow gel has a perfect sized wand and it is very easy to apply. It hold my lashes nicely with looking flaky or spiky. The formula is very creamy and smooth, it takes few second to dry. It instantly gives pigment and volume to my brows while keeping them in place. It last well with out smudging and budging.

Rimmel London Waterproof Scandaleyes Bold Eyeliner* - RRP: $12.95 

When I saw this for the first , I was bit surprised to see its shape, It has round ball like tip. After first few uses I find that this shape really works well for bold liner. It gives me a perfect thick winged eyeliner which last for the whole day. If you are good in applying liquid eyeliner, then this will be perfect for you. It is not ideal for precise application. It takes few seconds to dry, and it last for really very long time on my eyes with out flaking or smudging. It is an innovative eyeliner gives which gives such a smooth bold line.

*The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lancome Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector - Hit or Miss

Price: 120$ from David Jones, Myer and Adore Beauty


Lancome Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector comes in a dark pink triangular packing with pump. When I used it for the first time I was trying to open the lid, then I realised that the bottle has twist function.  I love the packing, it is pretty and very easy to use. because of pump and twist function.

My skin tone is light/ medium and I got this product in shade two, which is perfect for me. I do have some areas of uneven skin tone and brown spots, I was so excited to try this expensive product.

The cream has light smell which is not overpowering.  It has creamy consistency does not feel runny or sticky. I only need small amount to cover my entire face and neck. It is lightly pigmented, the shade 2 is beige coloured with some shimmer which is almost invisible on application. The texture of this product is silky and velvety, it feels luxurious on my skin. It applies and blends perfectly and absorbs into my skin within seconds with out leaving greasy residue.

It gives me instantly smooth velvety skin, it moisturises dry patches and evens out skin texture. After few weeks of use, I can see the actual result. It makes my skin healthy and fresh, it also improved the texture of my skin improved.  Sadly it does not evens out my skin tone and does not lighten brown spots.

I feel that Lancome Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector is a hit as a serum or moisturiser but a miss as a dark spot corrector. I love its texture and it really applies like a dream but it does not help to improve my dark spots.  It is more suitable for those who want to improve the overall condition of their skin. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Harper Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette Sydney S16 Review *

Price-35$ from Harper Cosmetics Website

Harper Cosmetics is an Australian brand, who aims to offer high quality products at an affordable price. They have a full range of professional products which will be coming over the next few months 

Harpper Cosmetics have five different eye shadow palettes. I received Sydney S16 Palette which comes in a black plastic packing and contain 35 eye shadows. These eye shadows do not have any fragrance which is great for sensitive eyes. 

 A closer look at the colour selection

 1st Row
 2nd Row
 3rd Row
 4th Row
5th Row
Swatches from left to right
With out primer

The palette contains shimmery and matte shade, all of them are smooth and highly pigmented. The matte shades actually surprised me in terms of pigmentation, you can see the intensity of pigmentation in the above swatches. The first two rows contain nude, bronze and rust colours, second row has some pinks and purple, fourth row has some brown shades and fifth row has mauves and greys. 

All of these shades are smooth, creamy and easy to apply. The colour pay off is really very good, you do not need to work hard to get the colour.  They also blend easily with  very little fall out specially with the matte colours. These eye shadows last on my eyes for the whole day, with out transferring or fading.
I love the colour selection of Sydney S16  palette, it has both warm and cool shades which are suitable for all skin tones. According to the Harper Cosmetics website, it is described as bronze palette, but it also contains pinks, mauve, rust and greys.  The shades I miss is highlighting shades, there can be 2-3 light shades to get complete eye look with this palette. I tried some light shades to use as highlighter but they are still dark for my skin tone.

Overall, I like this palette, it is a very good addition to my make up collection. The palette has variety of wearable shades which is great for all skin tones and different makeup looks. This palette is perfect for those who wants nudes, browns, bronze,rust, pinks, mauve. 

 If you need more details about Harper Cosmetics click Here.

*The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant Review

Price: 85$ from David Jones and Online

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is a new product in Age Smart range . It contains powerful enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids and Binchotan Charcoal which help to  absorbs environmental toxins and guard against damaging effects of pollution. 

It comes in an easy to use simple bottle very similar to Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. The product has powder form and  it has light smell. It is very easy to apply and removes effortlessly with few splashes of water.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant can be used every day but I used it three to four times a week.  disappears all dry patches. After regular use I have seen that instant and long term results are not much different.  It makes my skin silky soft and disappears dry rough skin areas. I feel that it also shrinks my pores and make black heads less noticeable. My skin feels smooth and hydrated after each use. 
I love the fact that it is very gentle, doesn’t dry or strip my skin. 
This product also prepares my skin for makeup application, as after its use, my foundation glides smoothly on my skin. It is great for special occasion when you want to prepare your skin.

Overall, I like Dermalogica Daily superfoliant, it is great for everyone and more suitable for normal, dry  and mature skin beauties. The only down side is the price and availability, it is expensive and not available in my local stores. I wish it comes in Priceline, so we can buy it easily.

This post is also linked up on Monday Madness Linkup Party at Fabulousandfunlife beauty blog

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Platinum Beauty Makeup Brushes Review*

Price: 10$-30$ from Woolworth

 From left to right 
Platinum beauty Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Base Blending Brush and Eye Contour Brush
 Comparison with Real technique foundation brush size

From left to right 
A closer look- Platinum Base Blending Brush, Powder Brush, Blush Brush and Eye Contour Brush
 Platinum Base Blending Brush: RRP $14.99
Platinum Powder Brush: RRP $19.99  
Platinum Blush Brush: RRP $18.99
Platinum Contour Eye Brush:RRP 9.95$

Platinum Beauty introduced a new line of Makeup Brushes recently, these brushes are exclusive to Woolworths. I  have got 4 different brushes for the trial and honestly I am surprised with their quality. I will discuss these brushes individually but I have found some great things in all these four brushes. 

  • All of these brushes have a sleek design which is very similar to some high end makeup brushes. 
  • Their handle is made of good quality heavy plastic while bristles are soft, fluffy and dense.
  • They work great with all kind of products, but you need to be careful when using highly pigmented product (like my Illamasqua blush). 
  • All of these brushes feel soft and gentle on my face.
  • They are quick and efficient in applying makeup up
  • They do  pick the right amount of product and do not absorb much powder or liquid. 
  • I washed them, the bristles do not shed yet and they remain in their original shape. 
  • They are cruelty free and made of synthetic bristles.
Base Blending Brush: RRP $14.99
It is flat foundation brush which is slightly tapered. I apply it in buffing motion and it gently blend the foundation. It evenly applies cream or liquid foundation and gives me flawless finish with in few minutes. 

Powder Brush: RRP $19.99
The powder brush is big enough, you can see in the pictures how dense and fluffy it is. I use it in sweepy motions and it perfectly applies powder with little fall out. The quality is very similar to It cosmetics powder brush, they work really well on pigmented products.

Blush Brush: RRP $18.99
The blush brush is very good size and I use it for contouring too. Due to its shape, It apply and blends the product easily. I use it to apply blush, bronzer or strobe powder and it works great with all of them. I own RT blush brush but it is too big for my face. I love the size of this brush as it is great for small faces too. 

Contour Eye Brush: RRP $9.99
Eye brush is dense and little bit bigger for my small eye area. I use it along eye crease and it 
I used this brush for highlighting too. It nicely apply and blends powder products on my face and eyes. 

Overall, I like these brushes, I am happy that now quality brushes are available from supermarket at such a low price. It is difficult to find my favourite brush, but powder brush is something which I do not expect from drugstore, its quality is superb, way superior than other brushes. Base blending brush is also worth trying as it is great for liquid and cream foundations. 

You can find more details about Platinum Beauty Makeup brushes here.

*The product is provided for review purpose but it does not affect my opinion.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Priceline 40% off Cosmetics Haul

Time to share my Priceline haul, I pick some new products and some old favourites. What I picked in the previous pricline sales, click here.

 Models Prefer Palette
Essence Matte Matte Matte lipstick in 03

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation: This is my third bottle, it is my all time favourite foundation.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet: Bourjois is a brand which is only available at Priceline and it rarely goes on sale. I picked this in shade Funchsia 13, it is pink based red colour.

Essence Matte Matte Matte: I got it in the shade 03, I wanted to buy it in the last priceline sale but it was out of stock.

NYX Lip Lingerie: The case is same with Nyx lip lingrie, this time they had only few in stock. Luckily I got it in Bedtime Flirt shade which is a beautiful nude shade, I will review it in detail.

NYX Butter Gloss:I have used it in the past and loved it.

Models Prefer Palette: I  got it for my daughter,  it is only 3$. The pigmentation is poor, I think it is designed for kids and teenagers as it says "not suitable for kids under 3". 

I hope you take advantage of this Priceline Sale and stocked some of your favourites.

NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown 05 Review

 Price: 8.95$ from Priceline and Target Stores.

NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in dark brown 05

I bought NYX auto eyebrow during priceline 40% off cosmetics sale, you can find details here.  I have read mixed reviews about this product, some really love it while others are disappointed. It is  is available in 8 different shades, I feel that choosing right shade is very important to avoid disappointment.  I got it in the shade dark brown which is closer to my natural brow colour. 

It comes in a strong black packing with a twist function pencil on one side and a brow brush on the other. The pencil is thick and has oval shape, great to fake fuller brows but not good for precise application. It is well pigmented, one swipe is enough to show good colour. I have used a number of brow products and find that brow products are not suppose to be very dark like eyeliners, they should give a soft pigment to our brows. This brow pencil gives me natural looking fuller brows and even I do not need to use any other brow product.  My eyebrow does not look overdrawn which I absolutely love. 

NYX auto brow pencil is a long lasting product and last on my brows for more than 7 hours with out smudging and fading.

Overall, I love this brow pencil, it instantly gives me beautiful natural looking brows.  I use it on daily basis and find it a perfect dupe of benefit goof proof with the friction of price. I recommend it for every one but not for those who are looking for precise brow pencil.
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