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 🙂

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.

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xxxx

Rimmel “wake me up” concealer review 

Hey darlings!  I hope you have all had an amazing week 💖

Today I am going to review Rimell “wake me up” concelear.

I picked this concelear up last week at Pricelines 50% off Rimmel sale, I ended up only paying around $7-8!

The product claims its a full coverage concelear that visibly reawakens and illuminates under the eyes.  Completely conceals spots and other blemishes.

This is my new holy grail concelear!!

I am in LOVE with it…. It’s super creamy and does not crease at all. I wouldn’t say it’s completely full coverage probably a medium-full coverage.

I don’t need a full coverage concelear so it works perfectly for me but if that’s what you are after you probably wouldn’t like this product.

The concelear does an amazing job at making me look awake and it definitely gives me a radiant glow. I don’t just use it under my eyes I also highlight the rest of my face with it.

consitency of concelear

I either use my Chi Chi Cosmetics makeup sponge or my Zoeva concelear buffing brush to apply and blend the concealer.

I use my concelear brush from Sigma to clean up my brows with this concelear.

Overall this is a great concelear and I’m happy I bought it and will 100% repurchase . I definitely would reccomend this product to anyone looking for a new affordable concelear – it compares to Maybelline “Fit me” concealer but in my opinion makes you look a lot more awake and glowing.

Thanks so much for reading!

Much love xxx

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Super easy brown smokey eye! // Using the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

Hey lovelies!

Today I am here to share with you a super easy dark brown smokey eye which only takes a few minutes to achieve, so it is perfect if you are running late and perfect for beginners!

 

All eye shadow colours used are from my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

 

The trick with this look is to blend…  and when you think you have finished blending, blend again!  The more you blend the more smokey it will look. 

Start of by priming your lids –  Any primer is fine.  I used my Lorac Behind The Scenes Primer.

Then apply a natural skin colour all over your base to set your primer, I used White Chocolate.  You can even use your face powder for this!

I then use the colour Salted Caramel and blend it through my crease as my transition shade.

Grabbing the darkest brown in the palette Triple Fudge I pack this colour onto my lid but making sure not to go above the crease!  I blend this colour out with the transition shade Salted Caramel – Remember what I said before blend, blend and blend!  I then continue to reapply the darker colour until I achieve the desired colour and pigment.

I take a slightly lighter brown colour Semi Sweet and blend it below the colour Salted Caramel to make the transition not as harsh and more blended.

I then highlight my brown bone with the colour White chocolate.

To finish of the eye shadow I take the darkest brown colour on a tapered brush and apply it to my lower lash line, I then blend this out with the colour Semi Sweet to make it more smokey.

Line you lower lash line and upper waterline with any dark black pencil, I also chose to apply eyeliner on my upper lash line and do a small wing but that is personal preference!

Apply your favourtie mascara or lashes and the look is complete!

  

Super easy and I think it looks amazing.

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to head over to my Instagram for more posts and updates ♥

Much Love, xxx

ZOEVA Rose Golden Luxury Brush Set Review

Hi Lovely people,

Today I am here to review the ZOEVA Rose Golden Luxury brush set. If you follow me on my  Instagram you would have seen I received this amazing brush set recently and I have been testing the brushes out every day since then.

And my god I am in love with them, they are defiantly my new holy grail brushes.  They are just as good as my Sigma brushes! Saying that though I have had my Sigma brushes for almost a year and they are still perfect, so I am keen to see what the longevity of the ZOEVA brushes is like.

The Rose Golden Luxury brush set RRP  $65 Euro ($95.50 AUD)

In the Rose Golden Luxury set you get:

Face:
106 Powder: Apply loose and pressed powder

This brush has quickly become my favorite powder brush which I use daily, it applies the perfect amount of powder on your face and is so soft!
102 Silk Finish: Apply and blend foundation

I normally HATE applying foundation with a brush and always use my ChiChi Cosmetics blending sponge, but this buffing brush is heaven to apply foundation with! Blends the foundation in seamlessly and flawlessly straight away. No brush streaks or lines, just perfect!!

110 Face Shape: Contour the face shape with cream and powder products

I haven’t used this brush to contour, instead I use it to apply the my eye shadow base, it works perfectly with powder and cream!

127 Luxe Sheer Cheek: Apply powder blush

I use this brush to contour with, it gives you the most natural contour and is perfect for every day use!!  The brush is so soft and blends product flawlessly.

142 Concealer Buffer: Apply and blend concealer

I am not 100% sold on this brush as of yet. I am just so in love with blending my concealer with my blending sponge!!  It is a great quality, dense brush and does the job perfectly but just takes a little longer than the sponge to blend the concealer.

Eyes:
227 Luxe Soft Definer: Softly blend and smooth eyeshadow

This brush is amazing!  It applies eye shadow into my crease and blends out perfectly! It keeps the colour pigmented but perfectly blended. It very similar to my sigma E35 tapered blending.

231 Luxe Petit Crease: Accentuating and blending in the crease

I looooove this brush!  It has such precise placement of product but then smudges and blends out perfectly!

317 Wing Liner: Detailed eyeliner strokes and a perfect wing

This is just your basic winged eyeliner brush, it helps you create the perfect wing very quickly. It is not one of my favorite eyeliner brushes I own as it does take a little longer as the brush isn’t as firm and precise as other brushes.

(L-R) : 106 Powder, 102 Silk Finish, 110 Face Shaper, 142 Concealer Buffer, 317 Wing Liner, 127 Lux Sheer Cheek, 227 Luxe Soft Definer, 231 Luxe Petit Crease:

Firstly everyone can agree how stunning the brushes look keeping it simple but glamorous with black and rose gold. The brushes came perfectly packed in a sleek clutch with rose gold accents.

The brushes are hand crafted and made with high quality natural hair and synthetic taklon bristles, so they can be used with cream and powder based products.

I have not had any shedding at all from these brushes which I am extremely happy with!  ZOEVA Cosmetics have definitely won me over and I am eager to try some more of their products and brushes.  If you have been considering buying some of their brushes don’t wait any longer, they are worth every cent!

You can purchase them from the ZOEVA website and they ship to most countries but if you need shipping to another country which isn’t available, you are able to send them an email with the article name, quantity and delivery address including the country and the zip code.  They will then inform you whether they can ship to the desired country and the estimated shipping charges, which is great customer service!

www.zoeva-shop.de

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much for reading!

Much love ♥

Mecca Maxima Haul

Hey Lovely people!

Today I am here to share with you a Mecca Maxima haul!  ☺️

http://www.mecca.com.au

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer- RRP $39.00  

I have been super excited to try this product and have been wanting to purchase it for a long while now.

Too faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner – RRP $26

This product had amazing reviews and I don’t own a liquid eyeliner so was in desperate need of purchasing one.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour – RRP $28

I was looking at purchasing an eyebrow pencil as I have been using powder at the moment and wanted a change!  I came across this products and it caught my attention .. I haven’t heard much about it so I am keen to try it and review it for everyone!

Top: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner Bottom: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour


Smashbox Try it Kit: BB & Halo – RRP $36 

  • Travel-Size BB Cream
  • Travel-Size Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
  • Deluxe Sample Photo Finish Foundation Primer

I kept eyeing of all the Smashbox products but was hesitant of purchasing as the price was a little steep! So when I seen this kit I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try these products out before I splurge and spend the $$

Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, Photo Finish Foundation Primer, BB Cream

I will be sure to review all these products for you in a furture post after I have had the chance to properly test and trial the products.

Thank you so much for reading and if you have tried any of these products I would love to know your thoughts!

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Much Love,

One Girls Obsessions

xxx

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette review! ☺️ 

Sooo….  I FINALLY got my hands on the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette!  I cannot contain my excitment! My amazing boyfriend surprised me and purchased it for me (I have a keeper hey?). 

 

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette is very well known in the beauty world and if you haven’t heard of it… well you must be living under a rock haha.  What makes this product so popular I believe is the fact it smells like chocolate. The eye shadows are made with real cocoa powder. It is amazing and makes applying makeup even more enjoyable! 

 The palette has 16 very versatile and wearable colors, there are mattes, shimmers, glitters and satin finishes.You would easily be able to use this palette to create an every day subtle eye look, a dramatic clubbing look and anything in between.

 


 

The pigmentation is perfect, it’s not too pigmented that you cant work with it and its defiantly build-able making it easy to use for beginners. Most of the colors glide on like butter, they are so creamy and blend so easily!  Also I am impressed by the fact they have made the two highlight shades larger as they are used consistently for most, if not all looks and I know for myself they always hit pan first. Here is a quick look I created using the palette; 

 Base: White chocolate 

Crease: Salted caramel and milk chocolate

Outer V: Milk chocolate and gilded ganache

First third of lid: Marzipan 

Brow bone highlight: White chocolate 

Inner corner highlight: Champagne truffle

This eye shadow palette in my thoughts is pretty much a beauty staple and a must have in everyone’s collection. If you have been holding out on getting it, I wouldn’t wait any longer!  Defiantly equally my favorite eye shadow palette with my Lorac Pro Palette. 

 I hope you have enjoyed this post, don’t forget to head over to my Instagram for more posts and updates. 

 Much Love xxx

Rimmel lasting finish 25 Hour Foundation review!

Hey babes!

Today I will be reviewing for you Rimmel London lasting finish 25 Hour Foundation with comfort serum. 

 

  The foundation claims:

-Instant perfect coverage that feels extra comfortable and lasts all day

– Blends flawlessly, seamlessly, instantly and easily into the skin

– Sweat, heat, humidity and transfer proof for up to 25 hours

I have been trying this foundation now for over a weak so I could test out all of these claims and give you the best possible review of the foundation.  I purchased the foundation from my local Woolworths when they had there 1/2 price sale on all Rimmel London products, I ended up paying around $9 (bargain).

I applied the foundation with my Real Techniques buffing brush and my Chi Chi Cosmetics Make-Up blending sponge and both of them apply the foundation effortless and perfectly. They are right when they say the foundation blends flawlessly, seamlessly, instantly and easily into the skin! The foundation is full coverage so I prefer using the foundation sponge as it gives you a more natural and glowing look, but you get a better coverage using the buffing brush so it is personal preference which tool you use.

It claims it will last 25 hours but lets be honest who will be wearing foundation for 25 hours?!  Not me that’s for sure!! I apply my foundation for work at 7.30am in the morning and don’t shower and take it off until at least 7.30pm at night.  So I need a foundation that will last at least 12 hours….     I have to touch up this foundation up around lunchtime with a bit of powder just around my nose as it goes a little oily but I get that with most foundations. Apart from that when I get home from work the foundation is still looking flawless and hasn’t gone patchy, or slipped of my face. (I have normal-oily skin by the way) so I am incredibly impressed.

I went for a long walk to test if it its sweat proof and sadly it did move a little on my forehead nothing too noticeable though.. but everywhere else still looked perfect! The foundation does transfer a little as well.  I was unable to test if it was humidity proof because I live in Tasmania and it has been frezzing!! 😛

Overall I am extremely impressed with this foundation… It is defiantly in my top 3 favorite foundations! It is extremely affordable, gives amazing coverage while still looking natural and healthy.  The lasting power defiantly impressed me as well. I would recommend this foundation!

Thanks for reading,

Much Love xxx