Maybelline Colour Tattoo Pure Pigments Review + Swatches

Maybelline are probably my favourite “Drug Store” brand, they have top quality products for an affordable amount!   Today I am reviewing their Colour Tattoo Pure Pigments; I know they have been out for a very longtime but I only just picked them up! 

I picked up the colours: Breaking Bronze, Barley Brazen and Buff & Tuff. I only paid around $5 each for them, such a bargain. Seeings as these were the first eyeshadow pigments to be added to my makeup collection I went for very wearable colours, I am a sucker for bronze and nude colours!  They have 1.5G of product, which will last you a very long time as you don’t need to apply much of the product as the colour pay off is amazing.

To apply the pigments you can use your finger or a flat shader brush; you can also apply wet for a more pigmented metallic look, perfect for a special occasion.  Maybelline claim these eyeshadow pigments last up to 24hrs; Crazy!  I can confidently say they lasted for over 12 hours on myself without being touched up and without using a primer. So huge plus for longevity 🙂

I swatched the colours both dry and wet to show you the comparison.

Breaking Bronze LEFT: Applied wet with Mac Fix+  RIGHT: Applied with finger

Breaking Bronze is my favourite and you can see why! The colour payoff is unreal both dry and wet, its my new holy grail bronze eyeshadow. Definitely recommend picking this one up.

Barley Brazen LEFT: Applied wet with Mac Fix+ RIGHT: Applied with finger

Barley Brazen isn’t as pigmented when applied dry but is good for everyday wear. When applied wet the colour is completely changed, it turns into a dark taupe with gold reflects.

Buff & Tuff LEFT; Applied wet with Mac Fix+ RIGHT: Applied with finger

Buff & Tuff is so pretty!  A perfect pinky/gold champange colour, I wear this one the most out of all of the colours as its very versatile and perfect for work.

I can’t believe the quality of these pigments for the price, the texture is so creamy and they apply very evenly and can be built up for a more dramatic look.  As you can see from my swatches they are very shimmery, perfect for everyday wear and also perfect for more of a glam look.

I definitely recommend checking out these products; They are budget friendly and are top quality.  I will be investing in some more for my collection!

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Becca Cosmetics + Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Review

I am back with yet another highlighter review…  What can I say, my obsession just keeps growing.   If you are also obsessed with highlighter than you are most definitely reading the right blog hehe, make sure to subscribe!

Anyway into my review!  As you can tell by the heading I will be reviewing Becca Cosmetics and Jaclyn Hills Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed (highlighter).  Jaclyn collaborated with Becca Cosmetics a few months back to create Champagne Pop.  For all of you who don’t know Jaclyn Hill; 1. What are you doing with your lives?! and 2. She is a globally known youtube beauty guru who is amazing! You need to check her out 🙂


The highlighter comes in a compact case with a mirror on the inside (perfect for applying highlighter on the go), the packaging is the same as all of Becca Cosmetics shimmering Skin Perfector. As the name describes it is a champagne colour and it also has hints of gold, with a warm undertone and frosted sheen.

The highlighter is a creamy, buttery, smooth powder and applies like a dream. The colour pay off is incredible, you only need the tiniest amount and your highlighter is popin’! It’s not a highlighter for those who like their highlight subtle, as it is very bright and reflective unless you use a very light hand.  Becca Cosmetics describes the formula of highlighter as being enriched with ultrafine luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light so your natural radiance is never lost and I 100% agree.


This is one application of the highlighter and and I am in love with the result, It makes your skin glow.

You can purchase Champagne Pop from Sephora Aus and it RRP $60. I know it is a little expensive but I promise you it is worth the price. This highlighter definitely takes the highlighting game to a whole new level… I can not get enough of this product!  I am about to purchase more of the Becca Cosmetics highlighters because I am that impressed with the quality and application of the product.
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10 minute makeup routine for a busy lifestyle!

Mornings are not a good time for me, I am always rushing around trying to get organised before work and have little to no time to do my makeup…

I know I wouldn’t be the only one in this boat so I thought I would share with you my quick 10 minute makeup routine for all you busy ladies with little time to get ready!

All products used

My biggest tip to reduce the time you spend doing your makeup is to use versatile products, products that can be used for more than one thing.  Trust me it actually saves you a lot of time!

The number one product I recommend and the star of my 10 minute routine is Mineral Powder foundation, this saves you a lot of time as it covers, conceals and doesn’t need setting with any additional product.  I buff it into my moisturized skin and can achieve a natural – full coverage depending on how many layers I do. I normally tend to do one full layer and then a second layer on my checks and nose. When using mineral powder foundation a little goes a long!

I use Mineral X Factor powder foundation and it is an amazing product, it lasts all day without needing a touch up. This product is sold locally at Mint Relax Revive Salon in Launceston and is also sold online at  www.mineralxfactor.com.au

* If you have dark under eye circles I recommend adding a little concealer first and setting with a translucent powder*

Mineral X Factor – powder foundation

The Second product is a warm bronzer;  I used Too Faced Chocolate Soleil and warm up the perimeter of my face. I apply it on my forehead, temples, cheeks and jawline. Basically you draw a number 3 shape down your face. I also use my bronzer to define my eyes, I run the product through the crease and along the lower lash line. Bronzer is a very versatile product and remember versatile products save you time!

In my opinion every makeup routine should include blush, it adds colour back to your face and is very youthful.  I opt for a shimmery illuminating blush as it adds colour and also a natural sheen to your skin.  I use Bahama Mama from the Balm or Maybelline FitMe blush in “nude”.

I am obsessed with real glowy skin and can’t go a day without being smothered in highlighter!  So of course I need to include Mary-Loumanizer by TheBalm in my 10 minute makeup routine.  Also this product is versatile as it can be used as a brow bone highlight and to highlight the inner corner of your eyes.

As you are all aware eyebrows are all the rage right now, so if you aren’t lucky enough to have naturally full brows you may need to fill them in. I need to fill mine in everyday and I am currently using Chi Chi cosmetics Brow Pomade in “Dark” this product sets in place after it dries and wont move all day.

When choosing my mascara I opt for one which will curl my lashes as well as define and add volume! At the moment I am using Maybelline “Volume Express The Colossal Mascara” and I absolutely love it . You can also line your bottom waterline and make it look like you have applied eyeliner just by gently rubbing your mascara wand on your lash line when applying the mascara!

Lastly for the lips I use a tinted lip gloss. I am currently obsessing over NYX butter glosses!  My favourite shades are “Eclair” and “Madeline”  they smell so good and are perfect for a quick application.

And there you have it… All the products I use in my 10 minute makeup routine!

Look created

This is the final look, natural but still enough to make me look awake and ready to start the day!

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Collection

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I am going to share with you my Makeup Geek Eyeshadows (MUG) collection. I have placed two orders of Makeup Geek shadows so far and will definitely be making more orders. I absolutely love MUG eyeshadows they are amazing quality eyeshadows for a reasonably affordable price.  I also love the idea that you are able to build your own palette which means you will love and use all the shadows, so no wastage! 

My collection so far L-R: First Row: Corrupt, Mocha, Bitten, Cocoa Bear, Latte, Creme Brûlée, Glamourous. Second Row:  Drama Queen, Prom Night, Unexpected,  Desert Sand, Peach Smoothie, Vanilla Bean, Shimma Shimma. Third Row: Grandstand, Magic Act, In The Spotlight, Whimsical (all foiled) and Shore Thing.

They cost $6-$10 ($8-$14 AUD) for each pan which in my opinions isn’t too bad for such great products. For all my Aussie readers we are unlucky with the exchange rate at the moment, if the exchange rate was better I would own the whole collection of MUG Shadows!  But they are still worth the extra dollars 🙂

MUG have a great range of neutral eyeshadows and also more bold and bright eyeshadows. I am all about them neutral colours so as you can see by my collection 😉 ha.

I own 15 normal eyeshadows and 4 of the foiled eye shadows. 

All the eyeshadows blend out so easily and have a great colour payoff, you don’t need to use much of the product to get a pigmented look which means the eyeshadows will last longer! They do have little fall out so I would recommend if doing a dramatic eye to do your eyeshadow before your foundation.

Their foiled eyeshadows are insane! The pigmentation is incredible, they look amazing on and photograph well. The shadows are so buttery and have very little if any fallout. I find applying the foiled eyeshadows with your finger gives the best colour payoff. 

TOP: Magic Act, In The Spotlight BOTTOM: Grandstand, Whimsical


Swatches of foiled Eyeshadows L-R: Grandstand, Magic Act, In The Spotlight, Whimsical.

My most reached for eyeshadows from my collection are:

  • Peach Smoothie
  • Creme Brûlée
  • Cocoa Bear
  • Latte
  • Shimma shimma
  • Grandstand (foiled)

MUG eyeshadows can only be purchased directly from Makeup Geek Website:

http://www.makeupgeek.com

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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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