Favourites

Cheeky Faves

Following on from my Top 5 Lip Products post, I thought I would do a similar thing for my favourite Blushes/Bronzers. I love trying out new cheek products and have quite a few in my collection which is why narrowing it down to only 5 was tough. So here’s a look into what made the cut…

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From L-R – MAC Blush in Desert Rose, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, Sleek Blush in Rose Gold, Nars Laguna Bronzer, Bourjois Bronzing Powder in Shade 51

1. MAC Blush in Desert Rose

This blush was my first ever MAC purchase, and it didn’t disappoint. If you’re after a matte blush that is highly pigmented, long lasting and perfect for a natural look, then MAC Desert Rose has got you covered.

2. Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

Being an avid Youtube watcher of beauty videos, this was a blush I heard raved about many times. Milani is a brand that isn’t readily available in store in Australia, so I had to result to doing an online shop (oh what a shame) and ended up purchasing this from Cherry Culture a while back. As you can see from the swatch it’s a gorgeous coral colour, and has a slight shimmer when applied that’s just enough for a nice glowy look. I’ve got my eyes on Berry Amore for winter time, it’s just too pretty to resist.

3. Sleek Blush in Rose Gold

If you’re more of a shimmer on the cheeks kinda girl, then this is definitely the one for you. Lately i’ve been going through a Rose Gold phase, so this blush had my name written all over it. I have heard this blush compared to various high end blushes, so if you’re looking for a pink blush with gold shimmer then definitely check this out before investing in something that’s triple the price.

4. Nars Laguna Bronzer

As mentioned in my Get The Look post, this was definitely a bit of a splurge for me but was well worth it. Nars Laguna is a great bronzer for adding colour all over or for a bit of contour to the cheekbones. Either way, I would highly recommend this product if you’re fair skinned like me and can’t seem to find the right shade of bronzer. I can gurantee you will fall in love with it just as much as I did!

5. Bourjois Bronzing Powder in Shade 51

Last but certainly not least, this Bourjois Bronzer is more of a recent addition to my collection. It is often referred to the ‘chocolate’ bronzer as inside it is shaped like a block of chocolate, but that isn’t the only good thing about it. When I first swatched it in the shop I was a bit hesitant due to the orangey tinge it has to it, however despite my worries I purchased it and I’m so glad I did. This is slightly more pigmented than Nars Laguna, so I love using it when i’m doing more of a heavy look as it’s perfect for contouring. As far as i’m aware it isn’t available in Australian stores, although it can be purchased from www.asos.com.

I hope you enjoyed a peek into my favourite cheek products, I tried to incorporate some drugstore and high end loves so there’s something for everyone!

Sarah x

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Top 5 Lip Products

When I first started wearing makeup I would always bypass the lipstick section. I don’t know why, but as my 13 year old self would say “lipsticks are for old ladies”. Oh boy how that has changed! I now own multiple lipsticks/lip glosses, many of which are a similar colour (oops). I don’t tend to go out of my comfort zone much with lip products, I like to play it safe with nudes, pinks and corals. For todays post I have tried to narrow it down to my top 5 affordable lipsticks.

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From L to R - Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust For Blush, Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gloss in One Shine Day, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Lovers Coral, Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Gloss in Glorious Grapefruit, Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

From L to R – Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust For Blush, Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss in One Shine Day, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Lovers Coral, Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Gloss in Glorious Grapefruit, Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

1. Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust for Blush
This is now becoming my go-to lipstick for everyday wear. As I am quite pale, I don’t like to wear something too nude so this is the perfect shade if you’re looking for a pinky/nude colour. The formula of these lipsticks are quite gel like, and are more translucent than other lipsticks I own. However, they are very build-able so you can achieve a more opaque look. I find them to be quite hydrating on the lips and they wear well.

2. Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss in One Shine Day
Recently I received this as a birthday gift from my friend (thanks Alex!) and I immediately fell in love with it. This is a beautiful, subtle pinky coral shade which can be worn alone or over another lipstick. These glosses are quite creamy in texture, and aren’t too sticky which is a big plus for me as I don’t like the feeling of a sticky gloss on my lips.

3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Lovers Coral
I purchased this bad boy back in December as I was on the hunt for a nice coral lipstick to wear in Summer. I find that corals compliment my hair colour so when I spotted this colour at the revlon counter I just had to snatch it up. It’s perfect for days when you want to mix up your lip colour a bit without going for something too bold. The formula of the Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks are great – I think i’m now due for another colour!

4. Maybelline Color Sensational Shine Gloss in Glorious Grapefruit
I briefly mentioned this lipgloss in my Current Beauty Favourites, so I thought I would touch on it a bit more here. This is the perfect gloss to pair with the Revlon Lipstick in Lovers Coral, as it is from the same colour family and adds a bit of extra shine. I have also enjoyed wearing it alone for a more toned down look. I love the consistency of these lip glosses, they wear very well on the lips and I love this shade for spring/summer.

5. Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie
If i’m feeling a bit more daring I tend to reach for my Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie. This is a bright magenta shade and is very pigmented compared to the other shades in this collection. The way I like to apply this is with a lip brush to achieve a more precise look. The Revlon Lip Butters have been raved about in beauty community, and rightly so as the formula of these lip butters are amazing, they are hydrating on the lips and are long lasting. There is also a great colour range (around 20 shades) so there’s something for everyone.

Let me know what your favourite affordable lip product is in the comments below!

Sarah x

Current Beauty Favourites

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new blog ‘Blushing About Beauty’. To kick it off I thought I would share with you my current beauty favourites.

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Recently I went on a trip to Europe and managed to pick up some new additions that have been on my list of products to get (very big list I might add), and there are also some of my favourites that I just can’t seem to live without. So let’s get into it!

First things first, Bioderma. Now if you haven’t heard of Bioderma before you must be living under a rock, it is talked about constantly in the beauty world as it’s renown for being a holy grail makeup remover. After trying it for myself, I can now confirm that it is definitely worth the hype. When it first became available in Australia at Priceline I checked out the price tag ($29.99 for a 250mL bottle) and thought I would hold off until my trip overseas. When my stash runs out I will definitely have to splurge on a couple more bottles as I don’t think any other makeup remover can compare. It’s very gentle on the skin, doesn’t irritate the eyes and is great for removing eye makeup.

When i’m having a bad skin day, Effacular Duo is my best friend. It’s from the French skincare brand La Roche-Posay and is the perfect spot treatment. I apply it around twice a week, mainly at night, and in the morning I am able to notice a difference. The La Roche-Posay range is available from Priceline, I also recommend the cleanser and toner as they are amazing.

High on my list was the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot, which is a translucent powder. Although this is mainly meant for oily skin, I have dry skin and still love it – I can only imagine how great it would be for you oily skinned girls out there! It’s the perfect powder for setting foundation and lasts all day.

Over the last few years I have tried many, many concealers but I can’t seem to stay away from the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. It’s great for under the eyes as it is light-weight and blends easily. There are three shades; Ivory, Classic Beige and Soft Beige so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a good, inexpensive blush then the Nyx Powder Blushes are for you. My favourite colour is mocha, as it’s a natural, dusty pink colour and is perfect for everyday wear.

Another cult favourite are the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, I have 6 shades (yes, ridiculous I know) but my two favourites are Bad to the Bronze and Barely Branded. They look amazing together – Barely Branded in the inner corner and Bad to the Bronze in the crease. Very quick and easy to apply, just use your fingertips and 10 seconds later you’re done! Ideal for those days you have to leave the house quickly.

Last but not least, the Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Glosses. I have 420 Glorious Grapefruit, it’s a beautiful light coral colour and I love to wear it alone to add a touch of colour without needing to wear a lipstick. I’ll definitely have to pick up some other shades on my next shopping spree.

And there we have it, my first post. Hope you enjoyed and I look forward to many more.

Sarah x