Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Favourites: MakeUp Edition!


I haven't written a Favourites post in a while, so here's a fairly quick one based solely on MakeUp. These are the products I've been reaching for nearly every day throughout June. My reliable buddies, my go-to items when I want to slap my face on quickly without thinking.




I swipe on Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick SPF15 right at the start of my makeup routine because it softens and moisturises my lips and prepares them for the onslaught of plumper, liner and lipstick that's to come. At the beginning stages of my makeup, my reflection is looking quite pale and depressing, so a shot of flattering red balm is just what I need to pep myself up, even if I do wipe it off later!

I've been using the Maybelline Big Eyes Luminous Brown Palette, which I won from a giveaway on Kats Colourings blog, every weekday morning when I'm rushing to get ready for school drop-off. The shades in this eyeshadow palette are right up my alley and I know I can create a flattering, subtle look quickly and easily with the earthy nude colours.

I don't know why I haven't thought of this before? Since winning a Dettol prize pack from the Little Lioness blog I've plonked this mini Dettol Healthy Touch Instant Hand Sanitizer on my makeup table and have been using it in between makeup processes to disinfect my hands. So for instance, if I've used my fingertips to apply eyeshadow, I clean them off with hand sanitizer before applying moisturiser and foundation (yes, I do my eyes first, then work my way down my face). My blemishes are pretty much gone now, and I'm going the extra mile not to spread any germs over my face!

This little Australis Colour Corrector in Gold is a surprise packet! I bought it before discovering my Holy Grail dark circle cover, the Bobbi Brown Corrector (see Product Rave! Bobbi Brown Corrector. Just Wow) and I really like it. The thin, gel-like consistency means it glides on easily and it does a good job of illuminating and brightening the under-eye area and providing a great base for which to add my heavy duty, highly-pigmented Bobbi Brown Corrector. On days where I've managed a decent amount of sleep I can get away with using just the Australis Colour Corrector. This is inexpensive and would be great for people with mild darkness around the eyes.

How good are the Essence LipLiners? I've got three shades now, and I'm reaching for Wish Me A Rose the most. This is a great colour match for pink-toned nude lipsticks. I can't fault the formula, and at only $2 each, these lipliners are an absolute steal. Highly recommended!

I'm also loving the Physicians Formula Organic Wear FakeOut Mascara, which came in the Priceline Cosmetics Gift Bag back in May. This is a fibre mascara, but I mostly love the brush shape and the non-clumpy volume it imparts. The flat, curvy pink leaf design of the tube is novel, fun and super-cute, too!

Disclaimer: All products were bought by me with the exception of the Dettol and the Maybelline ones, which I won. All reviews are my honest opinion. :)

What products have you been loving in June?

18 comments:

  1. That Maybelline brown palette, sooooo beautiful. I must check out the Bobbi Brown corrector then :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. You'll be glad you did, Pam! It's worth it. xo

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  2. I love reading favourites posts to see what products beauty bloggers have been using and loving! I've never thought of using hand sanitizer in between makeup processes but it sounds like a good idea.

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    1. Neither had I, but since I won it, I might as well put it to good use!

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  3. Some great picks ! I really wanna try more of their makeup, I haven't tried much. The Korres lip balm looks so good and also the Australis corrector !

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    1. Not only is the Korres lip balm in the stick good, the little pots are even better. Such a great formula :)

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  4. I've been reviewing a skin care range for the blog (will write about it this week), and I'm loving that. My skin feels awesome. :)

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    1. Oh, lovely! I will keep an eye out for your review! :)

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  5. I love the Essence lip liners. They're such great products for a bargain. My husband does say it's still not a good enough excuse to buy them just because they are cheap LOL DF xoxo


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    1. But they're only $2 each! Get them all, I say! Hehehe xo

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  6. Essence lip liners are the shizz! Cheap and easy peasy!

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    1. Yes! I'm so glad I recently discovered them!

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  7. Yay!!!! Glad it's been useful!!!

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    1. I love it! I'm going to disinfectantise the world! (I don't think that's a word). LOL

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  8. I have a pot of korres lip butter, it's one of the best i've tried so far I think!

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    1. Yes I agree! I've got a couple of pots (mango and pomegranate) and they are so lovely!

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  9. Hi beautiful lady ♥ I'm just so happy you like the Maybelline palette - I have to admit I was tempted to keep it for myself, but I already have way too many eye shadows, and this one sure went to a good home! And thanks for posting the link to my blog - you're a honey. I've added your little part of the world to Blogalicious Blogs on my home page - hope it brings you lots more readers xxx

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    1. Hi Kat! Yes, I'm finding it very handy for everyday wear :) Thanks so much for adding me to your Blogalicious Blogs (what a cool name!) on your site. Kats Colourings is on my 'Check Out These Blogs' section over on the right here too. Much appreciated! xx

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