Tuesday, 30 April 2013

I'm finally showing my blog some love and attention ...with an update to what's in my makeup bag

After a very long and over extended break from posting, I decided to start this up again after gaining interest in Polyvore about 2 weeks ago and also starting up a Pinterest account. Hopefully I'll actually stick to entering new posts now! Anyway, here is my overdue update starting with what's inside my makeup bag, with a brief review of each of the products shown. Basically I've tried many cosmetic brands and the one that I'm loving right now is Benefit. You can buy Benefit from Myer if you live in Australia but I don't think it's available in NZ yet.

Here is the Benefit makeup bag I scored for free when I purchased my products from Myer (the girl at the counter was really lovely and threw it in for me since I was purchasing a few items. She also gave me some testers for "Fake Up" concealer in shade Medium 02. I have yet to test these out).

I love the cute drawings of their products

Inside - has two zipped compartments which are easy to wipe down if anything gets spilt in it.  Note my Clarisonic Pro with large head for skin exfoliation and Gilette pink razor are included as I use these on most days.

And here is some of the Benefit makeup I use daily, thrown in is Bobbi Brown's gel liner in Black Ink. I thought I would try it out since everyone is always raving about it but to be honest I think I prefer liquid liners over gels as I have oily lids and the gels don't stay on my eyelids as well as the liquids tend to.

The Foundation I'm using is Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF25 in the shade "I'm all the rage Beige". I find this gives good coverage and brightens up my face as I am quite pale skinned.

The Concealer is Boi~ing in Shade 03. I can't live without this stuff. It covers all my pigmentation and pimples very well. Also I cannot live without the Porefessional. It's a balm that minimises the appearance of pores and I find it also helps set my concealer better.

The Hoola Bronzer is very nice for bronzing cheek-bones and gives a sun-kissed glow to your face.

Hervana blush is nice but I guess it's no different to any other blush on the market, however I do love the little box it comes in with the mirror and brush.

Now the real star of the show is the mascara..."They're real" is THE BEST MASCARA I've ever used in my life. It really lifts your lashes and makes them appear longer. The bristles are quite small and hard but they do the job very well. If you haven't tried it then give it a go.

Close up of They're Real mascara wand
The black kit is "Browzings" and I use this for darkening my eyebrows. Again, this is another must have item for my daily makeup ritual.

Below is the link to the Benefit website. They have some cool tutorials on there for applying their products...


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