Top Picks: Drugstore Lipsticks

When it comes to lipstick I don’t really have a preference. As long as I like the colour and formula I will wear it. Trying to pick 3 lipsticks that are my all time favourites was both easy and hard (so I picked 4). I picked out the lipsticks that I find I wear the most and then narrowed it down to the ones I liked the most.

After much consideration these are my top picks:

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate – #11


This was the first dark berry lipstick I ever bought. I bought it just before I went on holiday to the UK for Christmas a number of years ago. I thought it was an appropriate colour for the festive season. I love the formula of this lipstick. It is really creamy and has a nice shine to it. It is a lasting finish lipstick from the Kate Moss range and I find it does actually last quite a long time.

Maybelline LIP gradation – PINK2


Now on the other spectrum of colours. This is a very bright, summery colour. Not something I would usually go to but there is just something about this colour that is really nice. The formula is so buttery and I love the application. It comes out like a crayon on one end and then on the other end there is a sort of sponge tip that you can use to blend out. I would say this lipstick is more on the matte side than glossy but it is not drying at all.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour – Seduction


This is lipstick is a newer purchase and definitely on trend with the liquid lipsticks.  I love the colour of this lipstick it is what I would define as my perfect nude. I feel it has just enough pink tone to it that it doesn’t wash me out. The formula is quite good for a drugstore lipstick. The only thing I would say is I find it takes a few minutes to dry matte, so make sure you don’t apply too much.

Essence Lipliner – #11 In The Nude 


I thought I would just add in this lipliner because more often than not I will wear it alone. I would describe this colour as a classic ‘Kylie’ colour. It has nude that has brown undertone. I love this liner and I wear it under a lot of lipsticks. The formula is quite drying but if I apply a lip balm on before I don’t have a problem with it.

These are my top picks! Let me know what your top picks are.

xx

 

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7 Deadly Sins Makeup Tag

1. GREED

What is your most expensive beauty product? NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. I love the formulation and the coverage of this foundation. Although it is not currently one of my favourites it is definitely in my top 2 foundations along with my Estée Lauder Double Wear, which is not as expensive as the NARS but it is still fairly pricey.

And what is your most inexpensive beauty product? Collection concealer. Absolutely love this product and have done for many years. I have tried a few concealers but I just always find myself going back to my collection one.

2. WRATH

What beauty products do you have a love and hate relationship with? I have a love hate relationship with Benefit They’re Real Mascara. My reason for this is I find it is a mascara that you need to have really clean eyelashes for or it will clump and I hate it when my mascara clump. In saying this it is a really nice mascara when the eyelashes are clean. It makes them super long and gives them heaps of volume.

3. GLUTTONY

What are your most delicious beauty products? I think I am going to have to say Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub. It smells absolutely incredible! If you like sweet-smelling things and maple syrup you will love this scrub. The product itself is amazing too and leaves your skin feeling so soft.

4.SLOTH

What beauty product do you neglect due to laziness? Eyeshadow without a doubt!! On a day-to-day basis I tend not to wear eyeshadow, if I am going to use anything I tend to just run a bit of bronzer through the crease to add a bit of dimension. Or if I am feeling a little bit fancy or want something extra that is easy I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin.

5. PRIDE

What product gives you most confidence? Mascara is my go to makeup product if I were to pick one makeup product to use for the rest of my life it would be mascara. At the moment I have been loving the Maybelline The Colossal Volume Cat Eyes.

6. LUST

What product makes you feel more attractive? To be boring I am going to have to say mascara again. There is just something about mascara that just changes your entire face.

7. ENVY

What beauty item would you most like to receive as a gift? I would love to receive any of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow palettes as I have heard so many great things about them. I have tried my friends and I loved it. I also feel if I had one I would experiment more with eyeshadow. They have been quite hard to get a hold of in Australia in the past but now that they are sold in store I may treat myself to one this year.

Monthly Favourites // June 

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It’s so hard to believe that half the year has already gone! Before we know it, it will be Christmas again (but I’m not complaining :p). So I thought I would write my first monthly favourites. I love reading these and seeing what other people have been loving and I love finding new products to try out. I haven’t got many this month purely because I didn’t plan on writing this blog post but I thought why not. I have picked out a few things that I feel I used a lot this month and have recently been loving.

First off, I have been loving this Victoria’s Secret Body Mist. It is the Victoria’s Secret Angel. It is quite a musky smell with a hint of vanilla. I feel it is perfect for the colder month and I have found myself reaching for it a lot lately. I have a few of the body mists but I feel the lasting power with this one is probably one of the best that I have. Probably because it is quite a strong scent it lasts a long time.

I recently tried out the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip colours. I have two shades. My favourite has been the shade Seduction. It is a pink colour but it is more on the nude side so it is really easy to wear. As far as the formulation, they aren’t too drying like a lot of matte lipsticks are. I usually apply some lip balm before and let that soak in and then apply the colour on top. You also only need a tiny bit as they are very pigmented.

As you probably saw in my Favourite mascaras blog post I mentioned this little gem. I love this mascara. It makes my eyelashes so long and gives just enough volume! Has far as a waterproof mascara it lasts really well and doesn’t flake. Unless of course you wear it to bed and then there will definitely be some flaking, but I wouldn’t recommend.

I love all of Zoella’s products, but I been especially loving the Creamy Madly Dreamy Body Lotion. A really thick and creamy body lotion during winter is so important because your skin gets super dry. I like this body lotion because it is super thick but not greasy and it sinks into the skin really quick so you don’t have to sit around waiting for it to dry because you get dressed. It also smells really fresh and pleasant. I like a cream especially when I go to bed that doesn’t have an overpowering smell.

Last but not least this jumper. As it is getting cold here it is time to whip out the knitted jumpers! I recently bought this from a shop called Witchery. They were having lots of sales for the end of financial year so I thought perfect time to find a new wardrobe piece. The jumper its self it quite long and has a loose turtle neck with can be folded down and also has a zip. There is another zip that runs down the length of one side. It is almost a very pale pink (or rose gold as the shop assistant called it? not sure about that haha). It is super warm and perfect for winter!

Hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite items of this month. If you had any favourites that you think I should try out let me know!

Favourite Mascaras 

 

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If I had to pick one makeup product to use for the rest of my life it would probably be mascara. I love mascara and I have had my fair share of them over the years. For the most part I will usually wear waterproof mascara only because I feel it holds the curl better although it is such a pain to get off.

When it comes to picking one brand for mascara I will have to say Maybelline (considering 3/5 of the mascaras I have picked are maybelline). I feel like I havent had a bad one from them yet! They all hold the curl really well, they don’t flake and they dont clump. I’m not a clumpy eyelash sort of girl. I need to have they separated, false lashes kind of look.

Today I am going to share with your my top 5 mascaras. THey are in no particular order except for the first which is my current favourite.

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The Colossal Volume Express Cat Eyes: Now this mascara is probably my all time favourite. I have naturally quite long lashes as it is but the mascara just takes them to the next level. It is very lengthening and gives quite a lot of volume. It separates the lashes really well and for a non-waterproof mascara it doesn’t flake or leave black marks under the eyes.

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Heroine Make Long and Mascara: I’m always on the look out for some alternative brands of makeup. I tend to google things like best waterproof mascaras and 9/10 of the time I can’t get them where I am from. Although this little find is a japanese brand (don’t quote me on that) I found in Hong Kong. I really like how this mascara makes my lashes look, really volumising and gives great length. The only downside is that it is “super” waterproof and one of those mascaras that you need to have clean lashes before you apply it for the best results.

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The Falsies Volume Express: This is a cult classic mascara and another one of my go to makeup products. I tend to reach for this mascara on those days where I may have had mascara on the day before that hasn’t completely come off. I find it just works no matter the condition of your lashes. Works great for length and volume and the formula is easy to build up.

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The Magnum Volume Express: I hadn’t seen this mascara where I live when I bought it. I found it in Hong Kong at the end of last year which makes me think it was a fairly new mascara from Maybelline. I love this mascara, it is very similar to the original colossal mascara except the wand is curved. It gives great length and volume and last forever (well until you wash it off). As far as a water proof mascara it is fairly easy to remove.

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Benefit They’re Real: As you can see this is the only high-end mascara I have in my top 5. This is purely because I haven’t tried any others and I always tend to stick with my Maybelline ones. If you do have any suggestions let me know! This mascara also makes my lashes look super long, it doesn’t make them as thick as some of the Maybelline ones but it is great for length. I do find though for my lashes they need to be super clean for it to give me the result I want.

Thank you for reading about my favourite mascaras! If you have any favourites you think I should try let me know.

 

 

Favourite Makeup Products

Thought I would start my first official blog post with makeup products I am enjoying at the moment as I always love reading these to find out what people are liking and to find new products to try out.


When it comes to makeup on the daily I like to keep it fairly simple. I have never been one to love makeup but as I get older and my skin is much clearer I am now more into trying new products and seeing what works best for me and works well.

At the moment, these would have to be my go to everyday makeup products. For foundation I was always a drugstore kind of gal loved Rimmel Wake Me Up, but I was young and didn’t know what was really out there. Now I am obsessed with Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation! Having struggled with acne, foundation never looked good on my skin so I just stuck to something cheap which I thought did the trick. My skin now is ALMOST (not completely) clear so I decided it was time to treat myself and go for something more high-end and I am so happy that I did.

 

As a primer I use Benefit Porefessional if I feel I need to or want my makeup to last longer otherwise I tend to just use moisturiser and then put my foundation on top. As for the rest of my face, I use pretty much cult classics: Nars Laguna Bronzer, Rimmel Stay Matte powder, Collection Concealer, for a highlighter I use MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle and for blush I usually change it up but at the moment it is MAC Desert Rose.

For eye makeup, I am pretty basic I use, Maybelline Falsies Mascara and for eyebrows, I use Benefit Gimme Brows. Sometimes I am feeling a little more adventurous and use Nars Laguna in the crease just to add a little bit of definition.

 

Lip colour changes a look. As it is getting cooler, I like to venture more to the darker shades and nudes. My favourite lip product at the moment (which I am still testing out) is the Revlon Matte Lipstick.

 

Hope you enjoyed reading about my makeup favourites! Let me know what your favourites are and what I should try out 🙂 xx