At the end of this month I decided to work a bit more on my beauty side of my life. I have been thinking in the back of my mind what I need to get and do to look after myself, and practice not only ‘self-care’ but my beauty look. I am no beauty professional, but when I lived in Melbourne I became very familiar with products, and brands that I have become fussy over time. Everyone is different when it comes to choosing brands for makeup, but I have always stuck to one – L’Oreal – for everything. So, recently I shopped at Priceline pharmacy in Karrinyup shopping centre and the one thing that I wanted to focus on getting was a new eyeshadow palette.
When I was in the L’Oreal section my eyes peeled open when seeing a $7 eyeshadow palette on sale, and I was like, what could be better! It was a natural beige coloured one, and only had about 4 eyeshades to choose from, until my mum found the perfect one for me. There was a 10 shade eyeshade palette on SALE for $9. What could go wrong! and what could be better than that!!??? As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one. So, I bought it!
It is the L’Oreal Paris LA Palette Nude in Rose.
I had to choose from Beige or Rose, and once looking at the colours (and knowing what I wanted) I chose the rose. It is inspired by makeup designers ‘must have palettes’ and is available in 10 elegant rose tones in 3 sleek shadow finishes. You can allow your creativity and artistic flair to unleash when blending and contouring the eye when putting and dabbing on the shimmery satin, or lustrous sheen.
The 3 different finishes – satin, sheen and matte leave a fantastic look for everyday wear, and I believe the rose colours are better than nude, because it has more of a variety and doesn’t have JUST brown tones, it has pinks and light colours along with a dark brown that is used for the eye lining.
The lipstick that I chose was $21.95 which was an investment. I know, anything can be an investment, but this truly was an investment! I have been looking for the perfect pinky but not too pink colour that makes me look like a clown, that I had a look through all the choices, and came across number 131 – Color Riche Matte – Mistinguette. This lipstick is enriched with a combination of Omega – 3 oils and Vitamin E and helps to protect your lips from drying. It’s soft and creamy texture leaves lips moisturized and smooth with a perfect finish. I love the gold tube that it comes in, and it leaves a classy look for when you go to touch up throughout the day. It is totally matte, and that was what I was looking for. If you want the complete matte look and feel I totally suggest this collection, and this colour in particular as well. It has become my favourite lipstick as of late, and I have been wearing it everyday to every event I go to. The texture is comfortable and light, and it leaves such a glow, and it lasts very long, but I have noticed when I eat or drink it does come off, but I suppose that goes with any lipstick. I have found with Covergirl lipsticks they are 24/7 stay on, but when I had my coffee it came off easily, so that was the only ‘negative’ thing that I had with it. Positive – it leaves my lips feeling moist. All in all, my favourite lipstick of the year.
So, a few of the pro’s of this lipstick are:
- it leaves the best matte finish
- good pigmentation
I bought the Ardell Natural Demi Wisps (false eyelashes) for only $11, for a complete natural look that doesn’t create an over glamorous look, but that you can wear through out the day, and look great anyhow! I have never done this before, and I was excited about getting my first false eyelashes! haha! and it was fun deciding on which ones to get. I wanted a natural daywear look, so these were just perfect, and exactly what I wanted.
I have had a bit of a struggle getting them on, and I still need a lot of practice, but next time (from a friends piece of advice) I will use tweezers to put them into place from the inner eye to the outer corner of the eye. Plus next time I may cut it to fit my eye properly. I wasn’t sure if it needed to fill out the entire eye. But I was happy with the result and outcome of the entire look of the day. Next time I will remember to watch the Ardell Strip Lash Application for beginners which can be found on the internet, and just what they say you achieve a natural looking full lash experience! It creates such volume, and offering full and fluttering results.
The best mascara I have been using lately is the Revlon Ultimate All in one mascara. I have all but good news about this one. The wand may seem short and mini, but it really flicks up the lashes, and helps create a full look. I don’t suggest wearing the mascara with the false eyelashes, even though some girls do that, only if you want to look like a Kardashian girl, then yes, do it, But for me because I have long lashes it would make me look like the lashes are going past my eyebrows! I thought I had short lashes, but I have been told they are long, so being careful with mascara and lash products is my way to go.
The high impact formula has:
- great length
- intense colour
This is my new favourite mascara, and I have been wearing it everyday on all occasions.
I thought I would share with you photos from videos I took on Instagram videos, here I was sharing how I did my eyes with the eyeshadow palette in rose, and I am not sure which colours I used, but I used the first white colour as a highlighter, and then a pinky colour for the middle, and then the dark brown as an eyeliner.
This is the finished look, with a L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable liquid foundation, the eyeshadow I share with you, the Ardell Demi false eye lashes, and the Mistinguette L’Oreal Matte Lipstick.
To top off the rest of the day, I decided to unwind with a “Pride and Prejudice” novel by Jane Austen. I used a quote of hers in “How to be like Kate in a Kardashian world“. I hadn’t read it before, and did try to read it when I was in Merredin but never finished it. I have been wanting to read more period costume time books, yes, I know, I have been reading regency period books, but this is a world renowned classic and the type of english used is quite old, and I have been told that you have to concentrate on reading it, but since getting through the first chapter I have felt like I have been going through it like a breeze! I am still working on Library Studies – currently working on ‘Circulation and Customer Service’, and working on Assessment 1 from doing Session 1 – 5 that I need to work on it tomorrow to get it in on time.
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