Saturday, August 31, 2013

Taylor Swift RED lipstick look! Check it out :)

Hi lovelies!

A busy week at uni again but I couldn't leave you guys hanging for a week. I was looking at some photos of taylor swift, and was in awe of her flawlessness and perfection. Her red lips are amazing, and she suits it so much!

Here you go! My lips are actually brighter in the light, kind of like the cherry lipstick colour Taylor Swift uses.

Products used:

  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk - available @ or ($4.50)
  • E.L.F. Mineral Eyelid Primer - available @ ($2)
  • Maybelline 24 Hr Color Tattoo in Too Cool 05 - available @ priceline stores and ($11.95)
  • Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Blackest Black - available @ priceline stores and ($13.95)
  • Maybelline Full 'n Soft Mascara in Noir Black - available @ priceline stores and ($18.45)
  • Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Regard Feline -  available @ priceline stores and ($19.25)
  • Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Velvet: $20 (US) - available @ or lime crime website 
  • Victoria's Secret Eyeshadow Palette - available @ (price unknown)

Have a great weekend guys!



Friday, August 23, 2013

Product Review: Bourjois Healthy mix serum Gel Foundation

Hi guys!

The weekend is finally here, and I'm finally free to do a review on a new product that I received in the mail. I bought Bourjois' Healthy mix serum in the colour 52 (Vanilla) from Asos for $13 which is dirt cheap from Australia's retail price which is $32 at Priceline.

 Product Review:

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serium (52: Vanille/Vanilla).

First look of it:



Review: Packaging: 4/5

- It's in a glass bottle which makes it have a very professional feel.
- The ingredients are clearly written on the back and the front: 
'Vitamin-rich fruit therapy'
- The red cap is very cute! Inside you can kind of see the pump. 
- I personally like pumps because it is easy to test how much of
the product you need to use. Screw caps are annoying because
you end up pouring out too much!

Review: Coverage - 3/5

- Since I have fairly clear skin, the product blended into my skin
very smoothly. But I only really like using foundation that is 1/3
- I know many of you girls would like to have more coverage
especially for the evening when all cameras are on you! 
- HOWEVER, for daytime, this foundation is AH-mazing. It's
fruit extracts definitely brings out a healthier glow that it claims
on the packaging. I have quite pale skin so I can look sickly
mornings but this really does the job!

Review: Long-lasting - 3/5

- Many foundations often claim that they are long-lasting, this one
claims that it can last up to 16 hours.
- However, I think it lasts a maximum of 4-5 hours without any 
finishing powder, but does last a good 10 hours with powder.
- So, all of these claims are actually when you use primer under
the foundation and powder/finishing spray over the foundation.
- Otherwise, for a light coverage foundation that 'blends flawlessly'
into your skin, it does last quite a while!

Review: Colour - 4/5

- In other reviews on youtube, they seem to agree that this foundation
has a yellow undertone/tinge. But especially for us asian girls out there,
this is perfect for our skin!
- For other skin tones, don't let the yellow-ness put you off! The yellow
pigments are actually used to cover more blemishes and redness,
 and evens
out the skin tone.
- You could use a small portion of this foundation as 'primer', to correct
skin tone and then use another foundation that is more suited to 
your colour
- I absolutely loved the colour on my skin, as again my skin is very
 white/pale so it gave me a glow to die for!

Final Verdict: 4/5

- I really loved this foundation, it is very gentle on the skin and does blend
quite flawlessly with the stipple brush.
- The colour is great for my skin but for other skin types be sure to check out
all their colours!
- It has a fruity scent which smells delicious and feels so natural on my face
- Honestly, I don't even feel it when it's on my skin!

Have an awesome weekend guys! More Pics below!




Colour 52 - Vanilla. For reference, I'm a n20 for Mac.
Left: No Foundation, Right: Foundation

Monday, August 19, 2013

The 'Natural Looking Make up' using Maybelline products.

One of my favourite brands is Maybelline because I find that most of their products are 'skin-friendly'. What I mean by this, is that rarely have I broken out from using their foundations, concealers etc. Plus, their packaging is so cute and colourful! I would say Maybelline is one of the drugstore brands targeted at more youthful girls (aged 18-25), rather than Revlon and Loreal who focus above this age range. 

My Maybelline 'Natural Looking Make-up Look'.

No make-up and sad/stoned face :3
Problem areas: 
1. Dark circles under my eyes.
2. Redness on the side of my nose.
3. Scarring from pimples above and below my lips.
4. Straight/uncurled eyelashes.

'Natural Make-up' + Smile = A much better look

Step by Step Tutorial: After my facial routine (available for another post!)

1. Firstly you MUST moisturise before putting on any makeup - it just protects your skin from potentially harmful chemicals in your foundations, bb creams. (I use Sukin Daily Moisturiser which is alcohol and paraben free!)
2. An important step after this is using an eye cream, either one that helps with dark circles, or one that hydrates the under-eye area. I use the Nivea Visage Aqua Sensation Anti-Shadow Eye Cream. This will provide a protective layer where you can put your concealer on.
3. Next step is the concealer! At the moment I'm using Maybelline's Age Rewind Concealer/Brightener. Conceal any blemishes, scarring or redness with a brush or using your ring finger to dab and blend. It is important to be very gentle on your skin, especially the under eye area!
3. Next step, I dolloped (hehe what a funny word) half of a 5c coin blob of (New) Maybelline Dream Pure 8-in-1 BB cream, and get my E.L.F. stippling brush to blend it onto my skin in a circular motion. Usually I start off with my right cheek (I don't know why) and then go in a clockwise direction onto my forehead, left cheek, chin, and around my nose. 
4. After I am happy with the way it blended, I go onto my eyes. I am currently using the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. For all you asian girls out there (this is not discriminatory but just genetic I guess), our faces are quite flat and our eye sockets don't stick out as much. The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler is much flatter, and captures all your eyelashes and thus they are curled fantastically.
5. Now onto my mascara routine. Recently I bought the Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye Volume Express Mascara and must I say it really does give me a cat eye look! Using my favourite mascara of all time, Maybelline's Full 'n Soft Waterproof, I coat one layer of my curled lashes. This gives it volume and length but no real curled effect. Straight after this coat, I layer a coat of my Colossal Volume Express, and ta da! Eyelashes that only asians can dream of.
6. To finish off this look, I just smacker on my Baby Lips in the berry flavour (pink & blue) , which moisturises and has SPF 15. Done!

A long explanation, but I'm not ready to do video blogs yet! My voice sounds too weird. But that's essentially my natural make up routine when I'm bothered to put on make up before my 9am class at Uni.

List of products, price and where you can get them in Australia.

E.L.F. Studio Stippling Brush - R.R.P. $6.00 @
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer - R.R.P. $18.95 @ (and in stores).
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye Volume Express Waterproof Mascara - R.R.P. $19.25 @ (and in stores).
Maybelline Full 'n Soft Waterproof Mascara - R.R.P. $18.45 @ (and in stores).
Nivea Visage Aqua Sensation Anti-Shadow Eye Cream - R.R.P. $14.25 @ www. (and in stores).
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler - R.R.P. $39.95 @ (and in stores).
Sukin Daily Moisturiser - R.R.P. $9.99 @ (and in stores).

Hope that was informative! Bye beauties :D



Saturday, August 17, 2013

How to organise your make up?!

Being a make up nooby, I wasn't sure where I would put all my make up. Last night in my excitement of creating this blog, I decided to find something in my house that would organise all my make up! Previously I just put them in various make up bags that I got from show bags and gifts so it wasn't very organised at all. I'd have to tip all of them upside down just so find my liquid liner! Anyways, here it is.

Tada! My old document trays for my HSC subjects. The cute pink colour makes my make up look extra pretty.

Top drawer contains all my eye products, e.g. eyeliner, mascara & my beloved Shu Uemura eyelash. curler, Second drawer contains all my foundations, BB creams and primers.
Third drawer contains all my lip products, e.g. lipsticks, lip balms.
Fourth drawer which you cannot see contains my brushes, e.g. elf stipple brush, revlon brush set.

Anyways, that's just a budget-friendly tip on how to organise your make up with things that you already have.



Friday, August 16, 2013

Hi bloggers! :) My first ever post on blogspot! After I handed in my history assignment online, I got bored and decided to try some make up on, as us girls do.

So today I got my elf packages.

1. Lip Liner and Blending Brush
2. Makeup Lock and Seal
3. Studio Stipple Brush
4. Studio Blush/Blending Brush
5. Lip Exfoliator
6. False Eyelashes - Drama & Natural
7. Eyelash & Eyebrow Wet Gloss
8. Angled Eyeliner Brush

Also, I went a bit crazy at Priceline today and bought Maybelline products for 50% off! The sale is still one now :)

1. Covergirl LashBlast Waterproof Mascara
2. Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara
3. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream 8-in-1 in Light, SPF 15
4. Maybelline Colour Tattoo in shades 06 Too Cool & 45 Bold Gold
5. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer/Highlighter
6. Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner

That's enough for my first post! Just thought I'd show a few products that I've been buying recently.