RCMA VK#11 Shinto Foundation palette review

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Today I am going to talk about the most versatile product in my makeup kit..  My RCMA VK#11 Shinto Foundation palette. I cant rave about this product enough, I use it on myself and also on 90% of my clients. Having 18 shades it is perfect for my freelance kit as I can mix the shades to always have the perfect colour for my client.  RCMA foundation is considered the top choice for professionals everywhere and a staple in MUA’s kits.

Why I love the product:

  • Can be used for foundation, cream contouring & highlighting and concealing
  • Made with a 50% pigment ratio to waxes and oils for high coverage with little product
  • Contains only vegetable oils, pure waxes and FDA approved colors
  • No perfumes or lanolin (allergens)
  • Applies like a second skin, rather than a heavy coat of foundation
  • Long lasting coverage with little-to-no touch-up
  • No caking or separating

I know the product can be a little overwhelming at first glance but trust me it is super easy to use. I scrap out a tiny amount onto either my metal mixing palette or my hand and I warm the product up by mixing it. I prefer to apply the foundation with a damp beauty sponge as I find it blends the product out the best. As mentioned above you don’t need much of the product to achieve a full coverage, if you are wanting a light coverage you can mix a little bit of moisturiser in with the foundation and apply it as you would normally.

This foundation honestly looks amazing and so natural on everyones skin from young girls to mature age and blends out so easily. The product can also be layered up as well without looking to heavy on the skin!

Below are pictures of how I cream contour and highlight with the product and the result it gives me. I apply the cream contour and hightlight ontop of a thin coat of foundation from the palette and it blends out super easy and doesn’t cake up at all.

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This particular foundation palette RRP $99.14 and is 100% worth the money.

RCMA have a large range of products available they also sell 60+ individual shades of their foundation, 5 part series foundation palettes, highlight and contouring palette and loose powders.

I definitely recommend checking out their products and trying their foundation. I have just made a large order for more of the products for myself and for my kit.

I purchase all my RCMA products from Camera Ready Cosmetics as they were the cheapest and had the largest range available.

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My skincare routine

Skin care is extremely important;  I have become obsessed with looking after my skin and treating it with love.  Skin care is also an important part of achieving flawless makeup!

Over the last year I have tested a large range of brands and products to find my perfect match; I finally have!  Although all the products I use aren’t from the same brand they work perfectly together. I have normal – dry skin and suffer from redness and uneven skin tone.

The first brand of skincare I am going to talk about is Clinique, Clinique is an allergy and fragrance free product range. It was actually developed by a dermatologist and was only sold in clinics until they branched out and is now sold in Myer.

I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+  every day and ever night.  I LOVE this moisturiser. It is thin in texture but feels rich on the skin, it makes my skin super hydrated and gives me a nice healthy glow.

I also us Clinique’s clarifying lotion 2 (toner) morning and night. I apply a small drop to a cotton pad and swipe it onto my face mainly focusing on my T-zone. This is a strong toner and did take me a while to get used to, but once I did I was in love!  It works perfectly for my skin and I feel so fresh after using it.

The second brand of skincare I am going to talk about is ASAP. This brand is relatively new to me but as soon as I started using their products I was in love and it has now found a spot in my every day skin care routine.   ASAP skincare is 100% Australian owned and produced which is a huge plus for me, I love supporting local.   I was lucky enough to be sent their products from RY.com.au  when we were linked though Shopping Links – so a huge thank you!

*please note all opinions are my own*

I use their daily facial cleanser every morning and night. I apply it to wet skin and massage for 30-40 seconds. I love this cleanser it removes all my makeup and all the built up dirt and oils on my face and doesn’t dry out my skin at all unlike other cleanser I have used. The cleanser is oil free, non pore clogging and contains white tea, a powerful antioxidant with anti-ageing properties.  The texture of the cleanser is quite runny.

The second products from the ASAP’s skin care range I use is their daily exfoliating scrub. Although this is a daily scrub I only use it every second night. I apply to wet skin after cleansing and massage gently for 30 seconds. This is a very gentle exfoliating scrub it contains smooth round biodegradable beads which remove dead skin cells and exfoliate the skin.  It is important you exfoliate your skin to promote cell renewal and stimulate collagen, improving the appearance and texture of your skin.

The final product I use is ASAP’s Super b Complex Serum.  I cant praise this product enough, its a must have in my skin care collection.  I struggle with redness and uneven skin tone and this products helps reduce the appearance of these issues and boosts my skins hydration.  This serum contains high concentration of Vitamin B3 which aids in boosting collagen production. I use this before I moisturiser only once a day!

I am super happy with how clear and hydrated my skin is since using all these products and honestly can’t praise them enough.  Finding a skin care routine that works for you is extremely important, using the wrong products for your skin type is a HUGE no! It is worth taking the time to learn your skin type and use the appropriate products.

If you are wanting to purchase any of the products I have mentioned you are able to purchase all Clinique products from the Clinique counter at your local Myer and you can purchase ASAP skin care from Ry.com.au

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My Lash Elevate Experience + Before and After Pictures

I was first introduced to the “Lash Elevate” treatment when watching famous Australian YouTuber Chloe Morello.  After seeing her results I knew I had to give it a try!

Basically this treatment defines and lifts your lashes so that they sit upwards towards the brow line in order to open up your eyes. This treatment is a good alternative to lash extensions and causes zero damage to your lashes whilst having no maintenance.

I went to Vogue Beauty Clinic in Launceston for my treatment. They were amazing, they made me feel incredibly comfortable as soon as I walked through the doors. During my treatment my beautician spoke to me the entire time explaining what she was doing as she completed each step which I loved! As far as I know they are the only ones who offer this treatment in Launceston at this time.

The Lash Elevate Treatment consists of four stages:

1. Lifting solution
2. Setting
3. Lash tint
4. Lash conditioner

Expect results to last 4-6 weeks.

During my treatment.

The treatment feels a little strange but definitely not painful or uncomfortable, It takes around 45 minutes and the cost of the treatment is $69.

Both photos I am wearing no mascara or eye makeup.

I am over the moon with the results!  As you can see in my photos it has made quite a big difference.  It has made me feel comfortable enough to leave the house without my lashes being coated in mascara!

I would 100% recommend this treatment, I think it would be amazing in the warmer months as well when you are not wanting to wear eye makeup.

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L.A Girl Pro Conceal; Review and Swatches!

I finally got my hands on some L.A Girl concealers. They have been at the top of my wish list for such a long time! They are extremely affordable and I purchased mine from an Australian website for $7.95 each, but you can by them from websites outside of Australia for around $5.

L-R Classic Ivory, Natural, Creamy Beige, Almond and Expresso

I picked up the colours:

  • Classic Ivory – Light with pink undertones
  • Natural – Light with neutral undertones
  • Creamy Beige-  Light with yellow undertones
  • Almond – Tan with warm undertones
  • Expresso – Dark with cool undertones

The look of these products is quite basic but I like it. The concealers come with a brush applicator which I am not a huge fan of, I prefer to squeeze some product out on my mixing palette and then apply to my face with a brush so I have more control of how much product is used. Like usual I blend out the concealer with a damp blending sponge which makes it flawless!

The consistency of the concealer is thick and is completely full coverage.  The concealers cover any imperfection you have and works well to cover redness/darkness under your eyes. These concealers are also amazing to cream contour and highlight with and are also super easy to blend out.

L-R : Classic Ivory, Natural, Creamy Beige, Almond and Expresso

I haven’t experienced any creasing with these products and they have great longevity!

I would definitely recommend trying these concealers if you are after a full coverage concealer or if you are looking for some affordable products to cream contour and highlight with.

Please note If you are not a fan of full coverage concealers then these wouldn’t be for you.

Let me know if you have tried these concealers and what your thoughts are in the comments 🙂

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Maybelline FIT ME “Matte and Poreless”Foundation Review

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Two words…. HOLY GRAIL, yup that’s right I have found my new holy grail foundation and its a matte foundation?! What…. Crazy, I know!

If you have been following my blog for a while you would know I LOVE dewy foundation and I would never usually pick up a matte foundation but on this rare occasion I did and I am so glad!

Maybelline Fit Me foundation – Matte and Poreless


The foundation claims it is;

Beyond matching skin tone, it fits your skin’s texture.

WHAT IT’S BEST FOR
  • Normal to oily skin.
  • Erasing pores.
  • Mattefying shine.

This foundation is amazing and I have been using it nearly every single day since I purchased the product!  It applies perfectly with my Chi Chi Cosmetics blending sponge, my Zoeva 102/ Silk Finish brush or my Sigma Duo Fibre brush. I use 2-3 drops of product to completely cover my face and give me a full, flawless coverage without looking cakey!

I have quite normal skin which does get a little oily over time so the foundation works well for me but I cant see this foundation working for people with dry skin as it has be known to cling to dry patches!

I apply my foundation 7:00am every morning and take my makeup off around 7:00pm at night – And the foundation wears almost perfectly for the entire 12 hours. I usually touch up a little after lunch time with my blending sponge just around my mouth, nose and hairline which isn’t absolutely necessary, I just like to!

The foundation also comes in a great colour range, I use the colour natural beige 220 and it matches my fake tan perfectly!  Retailing for $18.95 its also an affordable product. I purchased mine from Priceline but you are able to pick it up at Woolworths and Coles also.

I would 100% recommend trying this foundation out if you are after a new matte foundation or just wanting a change!  I am definitely going to be repurchasing  🙂

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The must have contouring and highlighting product for all beginners!

New to contouring and not 100% sure how it is done? Well fear no more… As Designer Brands have released a super affordable, easy to use and versatile contouring kit.

Shades L-R ; Banana (highlighting), Dark Brown (contouring) , Shimmer (illuminating)

Costing only $9.99 and containing 3 colours it is ideal for anyone from beginner to expert. It also comes with instructions on the back!

I will talk to you step by step about how to use this palette and how to contour and highlight in general;

Banana highlighting Shade – Set under eye concealer to brighten your complexion. Also apply to the forehead, bridge of nose and brown bone.

Dark Brown Contouring Shade – To add dimension to your face – You apply this to where you naturally would have shadows and to where you want to slim down your features.  Under your cheek bones, down the sides of your nose, to your temples and under your chin.  please note you do not have to contour all these places, just where ever you desire!

Illuminating shade –  You use this shade to illuminate your face and bring a glow to it. Apply it on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and your cupids bow.  I also apply it very sparingly to my chin and also my forehead but that is personal preference.

Now you know how to use it I will talk to you a little more about the quality of the product. The shadows aren’t extremely pigmented which is what I like when contouring as you can always add more makeup but it is very difficult to take it away once applied without ruining the whole face of makeup. The shades are very build able though which is great!

The banana shade does an excellent job at brightening under my eyes and setting my concelar all day without creasing – So a huge plus there!  The texture of the powder is also very nice and settles on the skin looking natural.

The contouring shade is a great universal shade which is perfect for chiselling out your cheekbones.  It is quite a creamy, velvety powder!

The illuminating shade is a beautiful shimmery highlight – It isn’t as pigmented as I like my illuminators but it can defiantly be built up. I need to apply it around 2-3 times to get my desired look. The powder is fine texture and isn’t too chunky as you get with some highlighting powders.

I would 100% recommend you purchase this product as like I mentioned before it is only $9.99 and does an amazing job!!  Even better than some of my high ends products I have used.  It is a small and compact kit which is easy to take with you in a makeup bag when travelling, it also has a large mirror in it which I love!

This little beauty has earned its self a place in my freelancing kit, that is how much I am impressed by it.

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MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – Soft and Gentle review

I have been so in love with my highlighter; Mary-Lou Manizer by The balm for the longest time that I never cared to try any other highlighter…   But with great sadness I hit pan on the Mary-Lou Manizer 😦

So I decided it was time for me to venture out and try a new highlighter,  I picked up MAC mineralize skin finish in soft and gentle as I had heard some good things about the product.

I am one of those girls who LOVES themselves a good highlight and do go a little over the top sometimes and end up looking like a disco ball…. oops hehe. 

I love the packaging of MAC products – Black with silver writing.  I think its simple yet sophisticated.  I also love the window compact so you are able to see the gorgeous highlighter.

It cost me $47 and contains 10g of product 🙂

When I first swatched the highlighter I knew it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship 😉 haha.  The product is extremely pigmented so a little goes a long way! 

The colour is described as a “gilded peach bronze” and is a warm tone.  There is also a champagne colour mixed through.  The highlighter comes off as a frosted sheen on the skin (super stunning). 

This highlighter gives your skin such a healthy glow and really does look amazing on, just make sure to apply with a light hand as I mentioned before its extremely pigmented! It also goes with any makeup look you create and is suited for all skin tones.

I cant believe I didn’t have this product in my collection until now?! I am sorry to say Mary-Lou but you have been replaced… My new holy grail highlighter is now Mac mineralize skin finish; soft and gentle.

If you don’t already own this highlighter then girl you are missing out! Get onto it now 🙂

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