One: NYX Lip Lingerie Lipstick in "Exotic"
NYX IS FINALLY AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIAN DRUGSTORES AND I'M SO EXCITED! In saying that, I don't know if my love for this is purely because it's new and exciting or because I genuinely like the product. I definitely do love the colour, though! The warm mahogany red is a perfect shade for the Autumn/Winter months. I've grown accustomed to Jeffree Star's liquid lipsticks, so I'm used to insane staying power BUT I must say, I'm impressed with how long this stayed on. It does take a while to dry (hi, smudges) but when it does, it definitely is matte and definitely does stay there for a nice amount of time. SPEAKING OF! It doesn't dry out my lips! Which is always a concern of mine when it comes to anything matte. Not too bad for a drugstore buy.
Two: Furless Cosmetics Eyeshadow Loose Pigments in "Unadulterated"
Oof! Furless have always been on my radar for their vegan and cruelty free ways, and I finally got to see what they're made of when I got my hands on this pot of gold (see what I did there?!). There are about 16843615 different shades, but I ultimately ended up with this lurrrvvveeeely golden colour. It's perfect to stamp in the middle of the lid over a cream primer when I'm going for a dark, smoky black look (the only look I ever go for, let's be real). Can we talk about the pot itself for a sec? It reminds me of a friggin' trophy. I'm huge on aesthetics and for a single shadow pot (which are usually plain and cheap, let's be honest), the packaging looks so luxe and I can't even. For someone who is incredibly unco/messy/why do I bother when it comes to loose anything, I really do enjoy using this pigment. The pigmentation is crazy, it glides on smoothly, and has such a gorgeous shimmer that doesn't fall off or fade away once applied like sososo many other pigments do. I've also used it on my lips and that was pretty rad too. P.S. Furless also have a range of brushes which I'm dying to treat myself to next!
Three: Eye of Horus Liquid Eyeliner in "Black"
GUYS! I FINALLY APPLIED A SUCCESSFUL CAT EYE AND NOW I'M READY TO RULE THE WORLD! Fun story: I dressed up as a cat (SEE!) last week for my sister's 21st and this was the only thing I used to draw all over my face. It lasted all night. The. Whole. Damn. Vodka. Filled. Night. I was introduced to Eye of Horus back in my Bellabox days. After falling in love with their kohl pencil, I tried my luck with the liquid offering and boy! It's blacker than my soul, glides on smooth and sharp and dries quickly without flaking away. I find "pen" liquid liners to be much easier to use and maneuver evenly over the lid than pots so this is perfect for me. The range has a few metallic shades for lots of nifty little looks but black will always be my jam.
Four: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in "Chantilly"
After years of using Maybelline's FitMe, the well-known dupe for this bad boy read; being stingy, I finally convinced myself to give it a try. I've been missing out! FitMe is great, for sure, but this! This is something else! I think it's the shade that really did it for me - such a true ivory which is perfect for not only concealing, but for highlighting and brightening too. It's super creamy (duh), glides on and blends wonderfully, does not crease and stays put all the while covering my hideous under eye bags. It's an expensive little bugger so it only comes out on special occasions, but I'm sososo glad I've now got in in my arsenal.
Five: ASAP Skincare (on sale right now!) Gentle Cleansing Gel
As always, my skin is making my life difficult. Water dries me out, moisturizer oils me up. It's a vicious cycle, especially in Winter. Finding a cleanser that's gentle, doesn't leave my face tight and dry, and actually rids my face of the day is more than a challenge, but I'm loving ASAP's gel cleanser right now. IT ACTUALLY WORKS FOR ME! It doesn't irritate my usually sensitive skin, likely due to the aloe vera goodness, but still manages to effectively break through the day's makeup and face gunk, leaving my skin feeling fresh, soft and more supple than any cleanser I've tired. Plus, the smell is so refreshing - like lemon meringue - yaaasss.
What beauty products are you loving lately?
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