The last few weeks I’ve gone a little crazy with buying beauty products. I thought I would share what I’ve bought and what I think about each of them. I’m going to spread it over a few posts though because otherwise this will be long and boring 🙂
Here in Australia, we don’t really get a whole lot of makeup brands and if we do they usually cost a fortune! In my opinion, online shopping is best when buying cosmetics. I was looking in Priceline the other day for new foundation and I came across Revlon Photoready. It was $36!! I know that over in America Revlon is considered a cheaper brand so I thought I’d look on ebay for my colour. I found it for $15!! Isn’t that crazy!? I can’t beleive we bump it up another $20. So ridiculous. So my advice to you – look online first! I have saved so much money…and probably spent a whole lot more too haha!
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Ebay $11)
I’ve been hearing so much about the new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain from other blogs, so naturally I had to try it out for myself! I’m pretty sure we don’t have it in Australia yet, only the ones that look a bit like texta (I had to double check that spelling – does that look strange to you?!). Unlike most lip stains, this is really quite moisturising and a little bit glossy. It’s really nice to wear! One bad thing is that…ok let me try to explain this right! Once it’s worn off a bit, there’s still quite a bit colour left just where the ‘outter lip’ meets the ‘inner lip’. Does that make sense or just sound really gross!? ha! It can just look weird if you don’t keep an eye on it. I guess it might be because my lips can get pretty dry and the stain might accentuate that? (*note to self to exfoliate before applying this next time!) I do think this could be easily avoided so I still love this balm stain. I am really interested in trying the other colours though, hopefully they come to Australia soon!
This isn’t my swatch but I just thought I would put it up so you can see how glossy the colours are.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream (Big W $13)
I actually love this! For those of you who didn’t know, BB stands for Blemish Balm. I don’t beleive it covers all blemishes but it definitely gives me enough coverage that I feel comfortable to leave the house wearing only this & mascara! I love the smell of it (reminds me of summer!), and how it leaves my skin feeling fresh, hydrated and dewy. If you have oily skin, you may not like this because it can leave your face looking a bit shiny but you can always apply powder afterwards. I just thought I should add too, I bought the medium but I probably should’ve gone for the light as it is a bit to dark for me. I would definitely recommend this – it’s affordable, perfect for those always on the run, and just an allrounder great product!
I’ve still got a bunch of other products that I want to share with you but I will post about them another time! I feel a cold coming on & need to sleep 😦
Have a great weekend!