Well... I have gone from Mac 'Angel' to Revlon 'Pink Pout' (which i still think is a great cheaper alternative) & just recently Mac 'Pink Plaid'. With 'Angel' & 'Pout' I use a darker lip liner - over my whole lip (not much darker just a couple of shades darker) As these are quite light in colour. But I seem to get the same result with 'Pink Plaid' without the liner (Yay!) It is a Mauvy-Pink which suits my olive skin tone. And i didn't find it too drying. Love :) Cost $36.95 AU p.s the MacChick in Canberra Myers was so sweet & helpfull x
Australis STAYPUT eyeliner pencil (in Midnight - black matte) THE WORST EYELINER PENCIL EVER! Australis really got this one wrong. The supposed 'Stayput' pencil doesn't stay put at all- The colour fades in a matter of hours and it runs so bad! MAJOR PANDA EYES. Claims to be high-pigmented, but i found the opposite to be true. BEWARE - DO NOT BUY! *FYI the best pencil i have found so far (when i cant be bothered to use my mac blacktrack fluidline) is Rimmel waterproof Eyeliner in Noir So good & So cheap! Hope i have now saved someone from wasting there $$$ like i did!
Maybelline Define-a-brow in Dark brown: This is definitely a great replacement for MAC lingering eyebrow pencil (which costs me $40 + post - as apposed to the maybelline pencil which cost me $15 from Woolworths) The only thing that doesn't make sense is the little comb thing on the end? I'd much rather it have the Revlon Colour-stay Eyebrow pencil 'Spooly' end (the Revlon pencil is also a good one but i find the pencil itself a little thick where as the pencil in Define-a-brow is nice and thin. Overall a great product and i will buy again! :)
Definitely one of the best dry-shampoos i have tried. What i DO LIKE about it: *It comes out dry! unlike others i have tried that had moisture come out as well as the powder (i'm guessing its alcohol - The 'Toni & Guy' brand is the worst for this) as moisture is flat-ironed-hair's worst enemy!!!. *It is not not drying on the scalp (for example 'Batiste' dry-shampoo gave me dandruff which was a bummer coz it's a lot cheaper!) What i DON'T LIKE about it: *THE PRICE! I remember when i first started buying this a few years ago and i was paying about $10 (Australian) per 150ml bottle. Now in Price Attack they are charging $16.30 and for such a small bottle i find it really expensive. Some big 'chemist warehouses' are charging $12 but i unfortunately don't live near any of these and if you buy it from their websites the postage bring it to $19... so annoying! So when i see it on special i buy up! :) *The can is way too small!!! - 150ml? I go through it way to quickly - they need to make a larger can.
This is a nice affordable perfume (purchased for $25 AUD for 30ml). I quite like the smell ~ a nice day-time, summery scent. Very feminine. My favorite Beckham for night is the one with the purple bottle. :)
I Looooveee this lipstick! I was wearing MAC 'Angel' and found that, unless i wore it over a darker lip-liner, it sort of washed me out and made my lips disappear! I find this lipstick a lot better (although a little dryer) and works well with my colouring- Dark eyes, Dark hair, Olive skin. I think it would look too 'Barbie pink' if you are a blonde. This is a gooden for us brunettes ~ Very Kardashian! TWO THUMBS UP x
If i had dry skin i think this foundation would be perfect - i have oily skin and unfortunately it does get a bit oil-slicked by the end of the day but i have to say it applies it is really nice, good coverage and luminous. Also did NOT make me break out! So it's not bad as long as you don't mind retouching with powder constantly. I have been using (sample size) Natural Beige for the past week and the colour is perfect for my skin tone. I have to say i think i like this better than the physicians formula foundation. But i do wear the physicians formula mineral loose powder (in translucent medium) over the top and it gives me perfect coverage but still doesn't feel heavy on my face. So thumbs up :)
I cant say enough good things about Atelier eyeshadows- They beat Mac eyeshadows in the pigment stakes hand down! These suckers have so much pigment in them, they'll last for ever. The colours are simply gorgeous. You can get re-fillable palettes that contain 5 colours (retail for $75 AUD) or you can buy the re-fill pots singly. My all time favorite palettes are the yellow/orange palette -Fabulous mango colours! and the black and white palette is great for a smokey eye. I cant fault the palettes at all, Oh- except they don't contain a great deal of matte colours but having said that the colours aren't overly shimmery either, they are more of a satin. Worth every penny :)
(This review is for ATELIER - NOT for FACE ATELIER which is a completely different brand of makeup). I love, love, love Atelier products! They make a great foundation! Atelier products are made in France and are usually only available to makeup artists (It's hard to get unless you know a makeup artist who can order some for you). I use the waterproof foundation and it has awesome staying power like the name suggests. It gives great coverage but without looking 'caked-on'. It contains no SPF so does not reflect white/shine in photos (this is why it is used for bridal makeup). I use the FLW3Y on my skin which is a nice medium golden beige but they have an awesome selection of colours ranging from Dita Von Teese White - to Oprah Winfrey Dark. And does not seem to have caused any break-outs. LOVE IT! :) Retails for $55 AUD - And is much better than MAC i swear!
I have been using OXY10 for years, it's the best - i have even turned my boyfriend on to it! I use it only as a 'spot treatment' meaning i don't apply it all over my face (as this would just dry my skin out) i just dab it on the problem areas. *IMPORTANT- make sure you have white pillow cases etc as this will bleach your bedding and towels and wash your hands straight after use. I use this at night or if i have huge blind pimple i will apply over that during the day as well. Works like magic :)
These things are the bomb! I have been buying this product for years and they do a good job of clearing up my acne-prone skin. I use over my face before bed and always wake up with clearer skin - good for make-up wearers!
I really didn't like Vera Wang Princess (bought for approx $130 AUD when it first came out) I ended up re-selling on ebay. I found the smell too overpowering, too sickly sweet and it made me nauseous.
This is another scent i always have in my stash. It's a really nice oriental fragrance, which can be a bit strong when you first apply but it does die down into a nice mellow spicy woody smell. Definitely a winter smell for me- a little spritz goes a long way! :)
This is one of my favorite scents! I always come back to Jean paul gaultier classique. When i apply it i initially get the smell of ginger (which is surprisingly nice) then it dies down into a warm spicy vanilla and i'm a sucker for vanilla! I get a lot of comments when wearing this -definitely a fave :)
I first bought this in my late teens and i still love Anna Sui Love. I would describe it as a very fresh summery smell. I get plenty of compliments when i wear it - JUST DON'T OVER DO IT! It's quite a strong fragrance so a little goes a long way ;)