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Monday, August 1, 2016

July Beauty Favourites.



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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39 comments:

  1. Great pick .. things needed almost everyday ..
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  2. My wife uses all of these everyday.

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  3. Awesome picks! My fave by far is the NYX Lip Lingerie Lipstick. It's so nice to know that it does not dry, I'm also often worried that my lips crack whenever I use matte. I'm loving it color too. I also want to try the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Thanks for the share! xx

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  4. Heather Gullett DennistonAugust 2, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    OMG. Love them all. I am a sucker for lip junk now. These look great!

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  5. Definitely my most recent daily uses too. x

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  6. Clearly she has good taste haha. :P x

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  7. Sososososo many times do my lips crack and dry out when I'm using a matte formula, which is a shame because that's the look I love! So glad this one works for me. :) Definitely try the NARS concealer too if you're looking for a sneaky little splurge. :P x

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  8. You are SO lucky to have picked up NYX Lip Lingerie! I have been DYING to try it out but it's unavailable at our NYX stockist unfortunately. Whyyyyy!

    xx B A S H   |   go   say     H E Y   B A S H

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  9. I almost bought the Nars a month or so ago and instead got the Maybelline Age Rewind one everyone was raving about. Wish I went with the Nars after reading this!

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  10. Chanel van ReenenAugust 3, 2016 at 5:50 AM

    My favorite kind of posts! I love finding new beauty products to try. I've never heard of ASAP Skincare. Going to check them out now!

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  11. That eyeshadow pigment is gorgeous! I've never heard of Furless Cosmetics, so we probably can't get that brand here in the States :/

    Katy
    skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for sharing these! I'll have to try that NYX lipstick as I love most of their products. Also, I'm vegan and will definitely look into Furless Cosmetics as well!

    xo. Christina www.roadtoparenthood.com

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  13. I love that lipstick shade! I am a big fan of lipsticks right now!

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  14. I love anything and everything by NYX but I have yet to get my hands on the lingerie line. Next Target trip though! The NARS radiant creamy concealer sounds pretty incredible, too! I see a shopping trip coming soon!

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  15. Heather Gullett DennistonAugust 3, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    I have a hell of a time with cleansers. Thanks for this suggestions. Everything you described happens to me too. I will definitely give this a try.

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  16. Love these picks! Liquid eyeliner is my fav and love NYX products!

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  17. I've been loving the NYX lingerie lippies as well. Great picks! I'll have to check out that liner.

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  18. Why, cruel world, WHYYY?!
    I definitely recommend a fight to the death to pick up a tube or two aha. ;) xx

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  19. Yas, girl. Treat yo'self! Target can be a dangerous place ahaha. x

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  20. I'm so glad NYX finally came to Australia!
    Oooh! Yes! If you're vegan, Furless is definitely the brand for you! Christie approved. :P x

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  21. It's gorgeous!
    I'm sure they ship to the US, BUT if you scroll to the bottom of the linked page, there's a Furless USA link. :o How convenient. :P x

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  22. Definitely a handful of products that I've been using almost daily lately. :) x

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  23. Oh girl. I feel your pain. :(
    ASAP definitely works for me - hopefully for you too! Let me know what you think if you do give it a try. :) x

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  24. NYX has amazing lip junk aha. Cheap too. :P x

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  25. I'm loving NYX so much. So glad they're finally in Australia!
    Definitely worth a look-see. I'm in major love with Eye of Horus right now. :) x

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  26. I use Age Rewind too. It's not my favourite, but it's still a daily use (I kind of use it as a concealer base since it's so thick). NARS is definitely worth the splurge in comparison, though. :) x

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  27. Me too, girl!
    Oooh, yaaas! ASAP has practically saved my whole entire face this Winter aha. Definitely worth a look-see. :) x

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  28. I love all of the Nars products that I own! That shade of lipstick is also amazing!!

    Tori

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  29. So glad you finally got to get some NYX cosmetics, they are definitely some of my favorite!

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  30. I've unfortunately found NARS to be somewhat hit and miss for me. :( I definitely love their creamy concealer, though. Huuuugggeeee hit.
    The lipstick is lovely too. :) x

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  31. Looks like you were very busy in July. Great haul you got there

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  32. Great picks! That nars concealer is a favorite of mine! I haven't heard of furless before but I want to try them out now.

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  33. I've been wanting to try the NYX Lingerie! I've heard great things!

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  34. Was mostly old products I re-discovered my love for this month. :) x

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  35. Furless is definitely worth a look in my humble opinion. :P x

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  36. This particular colour is so pretty! :) x

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  37. THanks Girl! Target's NYX line has been skimpy lately so I guess i'll have to make an Ulta run! :)

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