Makeup of the Day: Maybelline New Releases

Hello beauties,

As you would have seen on Instagram there are so many amazing new products from Maybelline. I’ve given them all a go, and have created the following look. Overall I’ve been really impressed with the quality of all the products and will share my thoughts below.

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Maybelline Superstay 24HR Primer*

The packaging is very similar to the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Primer. The primer itself is very different. Its a very liquidy primer that is meant to prolong the wear of your makeup. Well let me just say it works! Its an awesome long wearing primer and works well with a variety of foundations. This is already available in Australia and retails for $15.95.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation- 48 Sun Beige*

I’m late onto the cushion foundation trend, mainly because my foundation shade is not available here. To apply this foundation I decided to use a kabuki brush and buffed the foundation onto my face. I found that a little of this product goes a long way and provides medium to full coverage. I love the look and finish of this foundation and find it to be quite long lasting. This shade is the darkest available in Australia, however a tad light for me.

I also asked my friend to try it and she has dry/ combination skin and she loved it and she honestly looked amazing with it on. This is already available in Australia in six shades for $26.95.

Maybelline Brow Precise- Deep Brown*

This is an oldie, but I hadn’t tried it until now. I like that this eyebrow pencil also has a spooly on the other side. The pencil has a soft texture but still controllable. I liked this pencil but didn’t love it as I felt it made my eyebrows were a bit more bolder than I like. Then again I’m used to filling in my brows with a shadow, not a pencil. This retails for $11.95 in Australia.

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Review: First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

Hello beauties,

The brand First Aid Beauty, aka FAB is most commonly known for the best-selling Facial Radiance Pads and their simple yet effective skincare brand.  FAB is now available at Sephora, making it more accessible for Aussies to try before we buy. At the recent Sephora Showcase, I was introduced to their new Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer* which I was super excited to try! I was told that when it was first introduced into Sephora US, it was in the top 5 primers! How cool is that, considering FAB is a skincare brand!

What FAB says about the Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer*, “meet Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, a superfood-powered, oil-free priming moisturizer that brightens, moisturizes, and smooths, while visibly blurring pores and imperfections. Makeup meets skincare with this two-in-one moisturizer and makeup-gripping primer.”


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Review: Antipodes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks

Hi Beauties,

I had the lovely pleasure of being at the international launch of Antipodes new, Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks*. If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Antipodes skincare range, however I haven’t had the opportunity to try their makeup. Their makeup is sold through selected retailers such as David Jones.

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About the Antipodes Moisture-Boost Natural Lipsticks*:

  • Available in 12 shades, ranging from nudes, pinks, purples, oranges and reds
  • Retails for $29 AUD
  • The finish is a bit shiny- which you can see below from the swatches
  • Made from natural ingredients, that you could almost eat the lipsticks!
  • Key ingredients include; avocado oil, calendula, evening primrose, beeswax, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E, argan oil
  • Certified vegetarian

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