Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer Review

Hey guys!

Everybody loves a good concealer and has particular things they always consider before purchasing one, it hopes it will be the perfect pick! The Shape Tape Concealer from Tarte is everywhere on the internet at the moment, you can’t miss it! So i thought a review of this concealer will help a lot of people decide if they want to fork out the money to buy it, or not!img_1953

PRICE:

Firstly the price is definitely on the more high end side retailing for $37US on the Tarte website. This may seem a little too much for some people for a concealer but i do feel you get a lot of product out of this as a little goes a long way!

PACKAGING:

The packaging is a simple plastic tube with a twist off lid and a doe foot applicator. Let me tell you, the doe foot applicator is HUGE! It does make it easy to get as much product as you need in one swipe for time poor gals, although i feel like i always end up with wayy too much product on mine and i constantly need to wipe the tip on the edge of the bottle other wise i end up wasting product because i have too much on my face and no amount of blending is going to camouflage that! Another thing that frustrates me about this packaging is that because too much product comes out and i wipe the excess on the tip of the bottle, i end up with concealer all over the twist section of the cap and to me that is such a waste of product. The packaging could be improved.img_1954img_1956

APPLICATION:

This concealer honestly applies like a dream! it is so creamy yet light on your skin, it does not look cakey what so ever yet still gives you full coverage. One thing i struggle with is creasing. Every concealer i use always creases within seconds and i can’t even get in quick enough with a setting powder before the creasing starts, but with the Shape Tape i honestly did not have this problem at all! I was really shocked at how well it sat on the skin without being set with a powder. This concealer also has a light floral scent which is really nice and refreshing while still not being over powering. I picked up the colour Light-Neutral and i found this perfect for my fair skin tone. I use a darker foundation when i fake tan and this still matched perfectly to my darker foundation as well.

WEAR:

I wear this every single day and let me tell you, this baby holds up SO well… its amazing, on my skin it does not crease,slide off, fade, nothing! it just stays perfect how it should be all day. I also applied some of this on my eyelids as i have prominent veins on my eyelids and then eyeshadow over the top of that and it did not effect my eyeshadows wear either which is great. When it comes to the wear of this i honestly have no complaints what so ever.

OVERALL:

If your looking for a full coverage, build able, long wearing, non creasing concealer that you can also use for highlighting AND contouring, then i highly recommend picking this one up! Its totally worth the money and you get a lot of product. I have definitely found my new holy grail concealer! Tate have totally stepped up their game lately with their products and i can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Have a beautiful day!

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Review: Sleek Highlighting Palettes

Morning Beauties!

Today I’m doing a review of the cream and powder highlighting palettes from Sleek Cosmetics. I have seen and heard a lot about both of these and i am excited to share my opinions with you!img_1900

Packaging:

The packaging is super sleek and stylish, the powder compact has a reflective gold case with 4 shades inside while the cream compact has a gun metal coloured case and also has 4 shades. Each case comes with an applicator brush to use which is convenient for any one using these palettes on the go or while travelling. There is also a large mirror on the inside of the lid. The exterior is a sturdy case which i feel is good for protecting the product inside  while its in your handbag or makeup case and again for those travelling with the palette.

Product:

Cream – I am not a huge fan of cream anything really as i feel powder is easier to work with, Although these cream highlighters do have a nice colour pay off and seem to be quite long lasting – they dont budge during my 12 hour days which is great! One of the shades in this palette is a powder which is great if you didn’t want to buy the two palettes. There is a nice variety of shades in here including a frosty cream, a pinkish gold, a pale gold and a darker bronze colour. I feel there is a nice range of colours for all skin types to pick from this palette, this would be a great one to add to a makeup artists kit.img_1902

Powder: One thing i love about this highlighting palette is that it is so different to everything else on the market! The colours are not your ordinary gold, pale gold and bronze, Sleek have mixed it up with this one adding a frosty pinkish lavender shade and a coral orange shade – perfect for anyone who doesn’t like to follow mainstream trends and is a unique individual. The colour pay off is great the only thing i don’t really enjoy is there is a lot of glitter in these colours, i prefer a soft shimmer to give a subtle glow. I also feel like the colours are really light once applied so people with tanned or dark skin may find these shades hard to work with as they will give off a frosty colour. This palette again has one cream shade for variety.img_1903img_1906

Overall:

These palettes are super cute and stylish, have plenty of shades for variety so a lot of people can use these and they are really affordable! You can’t really go wrong with it! These palettes would be great for anyone starting out their makeup collection or kit. Have you used these highlighting palettes before? If so, whats your Favourite shade?

Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!

Glamoureyes ❤

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REVIEW: The Body Shop Body Butter

I don’t know about you but moisturising has become part of my night time skincare routine, without it i feel dry and uncomfortable! I have tried so many moisturisers on the market and i have become very particular about which ones i use for certain things. The body shop sell a number of different body moisturiser options but today i will be reviewing the infamous Body Butters. img_1894

The Body Shop is known for its Body Butters, and for good reason! They have a beautiful range of textures and scents to please every body, i picked up Strawberry (one of my all time favourites) and Frosted Berries which is from their Christmas line.

Texture/Consistancy:

These body butters are a heavy cream, when you rub it in you can feel your skin soaking it up and it also last quite a while. I dislike using creams that my skin drinks up and leaves my skin feeling no different to before i applied cream, but that is not the case with the body butter. Your skin is left feeling nourished and silky smooth – just what i need! A little goes a long way with this product so the regular size tub will last you quite a while, i would say 3 months as an average.

Each Body Butter is labelled with a specific skin type for which it would suit, this is just a guide and you can use any of the range but if you are looking for something lighter, go with the body butters for “normal skin” if you are looking for ultimate hydration you should opt for the butters which are for “dry skin”.

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Price:

The Body Butters retail for $29.95AU which some people may find a little higher then they would normally pay for a body lotion but the body shop use quality fair trade ingredients which really shine through in their products. I believe it is well worth the price.

Variety:

There is plenty of variety within the body butter range, everyone will find one that they love! A couple of scents include Shea butter, Coconut, Olive, Moringa and many more!

Overall:

I really enjoy using these body butters, they give me the perfect amount of hydration and leave my skin feeling soft and silky. I find using the body butters while i am trying to maintain a fake tan really helps my tan to fade evenly so i can get the most wear out of it which is always a plus! The scents are true to their name and are not over powering. A great product to have or to give as a gift!

Thanks for reading guys, have a beautiful day!

Glamoureyes ❤

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REVIEW: Alpha-H Liquid Gold

Good morning!

You have most likely heard of Liquid Gold before, it is a cult product in the beauty world and a must have item. Alpha-H have a whole line of products in the liquid gold range ranging from serums to masks. Today i am reviewing the Original Liquid gold, lets go!

What is Liquid Gold?

As quoted from the Alpha-H website “Liquid Gold is a resurfacing treatment that effectively diminishes wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage. It works like an overnight facial to brighten and revitalise tired, ageing skin and improved the overall appearance of the skin.” – Piece taken from http://www.alpha-h.com in the Liquid Gold product description.

How do you use Liquid Gold?

You simply take a cotton pad and dab a small amount of the product on there, then swipe upwards and outwards all over the face, thats it! There is no need to apply any other moisturisers or serums as the product works best on its own. If you wish to use other products with the Liquid Gold then you surely can, it may not be as effective though. Its recommended to use this product every second day as it does contain Glycolic Acid.

Why should i choose a Glycol Acid Product?

Glycolic acid helps with many things, a few of these include:

Hydration- Glycolic acid will help raise your hydration levels in your skin

Skin Firming – Glycol acid helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and over time firms the skin.

Acne scarring/ pigmentation – Glycolic Acid will help even out your skin tone by softening the appearance of acne scarring or uneven skin tones in the skin

My personal experience with Liquid Gold

At first i was skeptical as per usual but the very first night i used this i woke up the next day and wondered why my skin looked so fresh and smooth ( i suffer from acne scarring and pigmentation) i then remembered i had tried the liquid gold and after that – i was hooked! I also noticed my oil levels in my skin dropped and the oil was controllable when using this. I didn’t feel the need to check my face 20 times a day to make sure i wasn’t gleaming to the gods, Holla my oily skinned gals! Overall i really enjoy this product and did notice a difference in the texture, colour and firmness of my skin. This product is definitely worth re purchasing. If you haven’t tried it and you suffer from any of the above mentioned problems then i highly suggest checking out the Alpha-H website and reading up on their products.

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Thats all for now, have a lovely day!

Glamoureyes ❤

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F O U N D A T I O N F I X: Kat Von D Lock It Foundation

Good morning Beauties!

My second #foundationfix feature is the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation! This foundation is very popular in the makeup lover world so i feel its one worth reviewing.img_1925

Lets kick it off with what the Company claims this foundation will do for you: ‘This foundation has 21% pigment (wow), has a blend of siliconic elastomers and esters which bind the formula so your foundation is fade free.’

There really wasn’t too much on the website about this product other then what i just showed you which is weird, although this foundation is really hyped about its full coverage which explains why it boasts about 21% pigment.

THE PACKAGING:

This foundation comes in a plastic cylinder and has an airless chamber to avoid  contamination and helps to maintain the foundations consistency. I think the packaging is very nice, i believe Kat Von D designs all her own patterns in her makeup line which is pretty cool, and it adds a nice touch to her line. The bottle also comes with a little plastic lid which i recommend keeping as it prevents you from accidently pushing out product while its in your bag or suitcase etc.img_1935

HOW IT APPLIES/WEARS:

This foundation is extremely thick, in saying that i believe you only need a small amount of product as the pigmentation is so full on that you wouldn’t want to go overboard and end up looking cake. I use about a pea size amount and only one layer is necessary to get full coverage with a beauty blender. If you prefer a sheer, natural or skin like foundation this one is not for you! It sets matte and does tend to look a little un-natural. I mainly reach for this if i am looking for flawless coverage for a special event, this foundation is not one  would wear on a daily basis personally. The foundation wears really well throughout the day, staying matte and does not fade or slide off so it is great when you are really relying on your foundation to last all day and night! I really like matte finishes so i do find this foundation to be flattering on my oily skin but only when used in a small amount, its easy to go overboard with this one!  See below for photos of the foundation on my skin and also with and without flash on my wrist.screenshot_20170130-142313

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With Flash

OVERALL:

I believe this foundation would be great for makeup artists to have in their kit for photo shoot makeup, or for anyone who loves a good matte, full coverage foundation. You get a great amount of product for the price considering how little you need to use. This product is also vegan. The only issue i have with this is it makes my skin break out like crazy! I am assuming it has something to do with the pigmentation as i normally don’t break out or if i do its no where near as bad as what it is with this foundation. I would recommend using this for special events or for occasions where you need your foundation to hold up through a long, hot day. I probably wouldn’t personally re purchase this as i just don’t use it enough! Have you tried this foundation? Whats your thoughts on it?

I hope you guys enjoyed my review, have a beautiful day!

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F O U N D A T I O N   F I X: Chi Chi Cosmetics Fabulous & Flawless Foundation review

Hey everyone! 

I am super excited to start doing a new series of posts for you guys which will focus only on foundation reviews! The new #foundationfix posts will give you in depth reviews of foundations that i try out which will include information like: the finish, the wear, the price, the colours etc etc. I cant wait to start this journey with you all and i hope you enjoy! Dont forget to give this post a like if you enjoy this sort of thing so i can keep bringing you content that you love! 

Lets get into it then!


So for our first #foundationfix feature i am reviewing the Chi Chi Cosmetics ‘Fabulous & Flawless Foundation’ you can purchase this foundation straight from chichicosmetics.com or they also sell it at Target and Myers. It retails for $29.95AU and they have 16 colours to choose from ranging from Ivory to Tanned. 

The website claims this foundation is “ultra light weight with medium coverage, long wearing and smudge proof while being super moisturising and hydrating.” 

I picked up the colour No. 2 ‘Fair’. One thing i did notice straight away was that i had to pick up a much lighter colour then i would normally reach for, i normally fall into the nude-neutral category, not fair! So the colours are quite dark and i feel like our pale beauties would struggle to find a shade to suit their skintone as the Fair shade would match my normal foundation tone. The foundation has a pump bottle which is great to keep your foundation clean and free from germs. I do find the pump a little tricky to use at times as it is not your standard pump. The product is in a frosted glass looking bottle which adds a little elegance to the appearance. 

I applied this over the top of smashbox photo finish primer and it applied quite smoothly, it is definitely a moustirising foundation you can feel it hydrating your skin as you apply it. This foundation also has a light floral scent which is not too overpowering but if you dont like scents thats one thing to look out for. I found with this foundation i got a medium coverage, which could also be worked up to a high-medium coverage. I still had some freckles/scarring showing through but nothing dramatic. See below for my before and afters. 

Before applying Fabulous & Flawless:


And After applying one thin layer of Fabulous and Flawless followed by touching up with the product where i felt i needed too. 

I found this product applied best with a flat top Kabuki brush. I did also apply one side with a beauty blender but it didnt give enough coverage and i felt like i wasted product doing it this way so brush is best! 

The foundation sat really nicely on my skin (i have large pores and oily skin with the occasional break outs) it did not make my pores look bigger or sink into them which is a must for any foundation i use. I would say this foundation has a satin type finish, i notoced a dewy glow to my skin while wesring this one. It did feel a little heavier on my skin then what i like due to the moisturising components and my skin also got oiler a lot quicker throughout the day but apart from that the coverage and the product held up for a full 10hrs. It did not become patchy even though my skin is more oily with this product which is good – nothing worse then patchy foundation! 

One big highlight for this product is that it looks super flattering in photos, my skin looked absolutely flawless in a photo i uploaded on Instagram featuring this foundation. It also does not have any flashback which is another plus.

 Check out the below photos for swatches of the Fair shade!

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Overall im pretty impressed with this foundation, it gives great coverage and lives up to its word by hydrating the skin as well as giving medium coverage. It wont be one i reach for on a daily basis only because my skin is far too oily to wear something like this everyday but for the occasional day where i feel like having a nice glowing look, it will work perfectly! I am not the biggest fan of the pump they have used on the foundation and i also feel like the colour range could be improved but apart from those few things, for $30 its worth giving it a go! 

Thanks so much for reading guys, let me know if you enjoyed the first #foundationfix post and dont forget to check out my instagram page! Have a beautiful day!

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REVIEW: Pure Paw Paw Ointment

Hey Beauties!

Everyone loves a good lip balm.. have you ever thought of using a Paw Paw Ointment instead? Paw paw Ointment locks in moisture by creating a barrier between your lips and the dry damaging wind! Check it out below..

 

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As part of my morning/nighttime skincare routine i always use Paw paw ointment to keep my lips hydrated and to prevent cracking – nothing looks worse then lipstick on cracked, dry lips! I really like Pure Paw Paw’s ointment as it comes in super cute packaging that is slim and small so it fits perfect in any bag or your pocket.

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They also come in a number of scents which includes, Watermelon (pictured above), Strawberry, Grape and Passionfruit. They all smell amazing so i cannot possibly pick a favourite.. i own them all! Overall i really enjoy using this product as part of my daily skincare routine, everyone should own a paw paw ointment as they can be used for many different things, its just handy to have around.

HOT TIP: To get your lips super silky smooth use a sugar lip scrub to remove dead dry skin and then apply Pure Paw Paw ointment before you to go bed, you will wake up with the perfect pout! I personally enjoy using the Lush Cosmetics lip scrubs!

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Glamoureyes ❤

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