PR Haul + First Impressions Part 2

ZA Cosmetics Deep Cleansing Oil Liquid Eyeliner Perfect Fit Concealer Airy Powder

Gidday class!

I’m a little bit extra excited to write this post because it’s all of the makeup goodies I’ve received from generous PR companies to try out and tell you about.

Disclaimer – I was gifted these items by PR companies however this post is not sponsored and all thoughts are my own šŸ™‚

Okay so last time was a wee haul accumulated over a few months, this one dates back quite a while ago but I realized I hadn’t told you about some of these products and I thought you might like to hear my views.

Lets get into it!

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Review | e.l.f. Acne Fighting Foundation with Before & After

elf acne fighting foundation review before and after

 

Good morning class,

Today I’d like to chat about what is probably (it’s a hard decision)Ā my favourite foundation of all time. It’s not the foundation I wear most days because I think other foundations perform a little better or last a little better for school, however all things considered this one is my fave!

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Mellow Cosmetics First Impressions ā™„

Mellow Cosmetics Review

 

Good morning class,

I am the luckiest girl alive. This week was a stressful week to say the least but I was lucky enough to be sent an amazing package from the ladies at Mellow Cosmetics for me to have a try of. Mellow Cosmetics are a new brand to emerge in the lovely little New Zealand. They sell a “range of high-quality cosmetics at affordable prices”. They are cruelty-free, paraben-free, made of natural minerals and are all made and tested in New Zealand! They have free shipping to NZ and Australia on orders over $40 and ship internationally for a FLAT RATE OF $12!? Like, are you serious? Order with a friend! You can also pay with PayPal which is something I value in an online shopping website after the whole Lime Crime debacle.

I was sent four Creamy Matte Lipsticks, a Gel Eyeliner, two Baked Eye shadows and one gorgeous Blush. I was absolutely spoilt and I love every thing I received!

Mellow Cosmetics Swatches

To the left I’ve added swatches of all the products I got. I thought it would be easier to see them all swatched together, although I’ll talk about them separately. As you can see – the pigmentation of EVERYTHING is simply amazing! I am so impressed.

The lipsticks are the first four swatches. To be completely honest – the packaging of their lipsticks is very tinny and cheap-feeling. It feels as though if I drop it, it will shatter into a million pieces which makes me nervous. However, I hear through the grapevine that they are changing their lipstick packaging! So thank goodness for that.

I wore Candy Floss to school the other day and found it wore beautifully. It lasted a good few hours without reapplying, and it was easy enough to reapply over the top without it getting gross. A+

Nude reminds me SO much of Lime Crime Cashmere – and with the debacle surrounding Lime Crime at the moment – a dupe is exactly what you want!

Danger Zone is gorgeous – actually a little bit like Suedeberry by Lime Crime – a pinky red.

Atomic Rose is more of a true red and reminds me of old school Rose McGowan (anyone?). That was weird.

The lipsticks are creamy and are just the right amount of matte – of that makes any sense at all. They’re not matte, matte. Like ‘drying out your lips’ matte, but they’re more like ‘not shiny or frosty and lasts for ages’ matte. Which is the type of matte I like. Continue reading

First Impressions… Benefit ‘Stay Don’t Stray’

Benefit Stay Don't Stray

Good afternoon class,

This week I was lucky enough to get my hands on a well-loved product created by the lovely ladies at Benefit Cosmetics. To be totally honest, I hadn’t heard much detail regarding this product so I don’t really know what to expect. However I am currently writing this blog post as I am trying this out for the first time…

Looking at the packaging I am quite impressed. For a start, I had no idea that this was not only an eyelid/eye shadow primer but it also can be used under the eyes to help your concealer stay as well! That has just made me like really excited. I have found my concealer looking a little cakey and creasing like an old woman underneath my eyes lately so this product has arrived just in the nick of time!

I absolutely love the size! I had no idea it would be this big! It’s ginormous! I feel as if this product will last me for forever. I don’t have a concealer this big and I figure I’ll be using about as much as I’d use of my concealer each day (maybe a little more for the eyelids). Opening it up I see it has a doe foot applicator (is that how you say it? It sounds wrong but let’s just roll with it) which I absolutely love! I love using this type of applicator for concealer because it applies so easily and there’s always heaps on the wee doe foot top part so you don’t need to keep pumping the applicator in the product and getting air trapped inside. I’m finding it a little bit hard to close the lid properly? It’s one of those situations where it doesn’t like going all the way down but I can live with that. Continue reading