Another month, another bunch of little reviews to share with you all! I love doing these posts (as I tell you every single time I post one) because it gives me the opportunity to share more reviews with you that aren’t quite as in depth but still informative enough to share my opinion!
(If you have a keen eye you’ll notice that the Maybelline Matte Lip Inks featured in my last post but aren’t included today – I’ve struggled with cracked lips over the last few weeks thanks to the weather changes in Hobart so wasn’t able to give them a fair trial!)
As a reminder, these were what I was testing out throughout March!
NYX Angel Veil Primer – I felt initially that this primer felt almost dry in consistency? I’m used to more hydrating primers that feel a lot more like moisturiser on the skin so this was definitely something that I found needed a little more work and just felt foreign to start with. My skin broke out during the month and I’m not sure what caused it but for now I’ve stopped using it. It worked fairly well on my nose when I tried it there but it isn’t my favourite primer by any stretch sadly !
Colourpop You Had Me At Hello Eyeshadow Palette – I was very excited to give this one a go – finally a Colourpop palette with a mirror! This palette had a beautiful variety of shades that definitely call to me on an everyday basis. I am consistently impressed with the function of Colourpop’s eyeshadow palettes – for under $25 Australian Dollars you get a pigmented, blendable and easy to use set of shades – what’s not to love? Once again I was impressed by the pigmentation of the eyeshadows and how well they lasted on my eyes – and how many compliments I got when wearing this palette! A definite winner for me. Swatches definitely weren’t the best – they were a little hit and miss and the lighter shades I did have to layer an extra time so that they showed on my skin.
Natio Warm Radiance Mineral Blush & Bronzer Duo – My first impression of this was great – I love the colours of these products blended together – the blush especially is the type of shade I find myself gravitating towards on a daily basis. My skin broke out in the blush/Bronzer area of my cheek during the month – I’ve stopped using this and the NYX primer until it’s fully cleared and will try it again to see what caused it. I did absolutely love the pigmentation, blendability and lasting powder of the blush and bronzer duo so I’m hoping it wasn’t those that did it!
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Undereye Concealer in Fair – I didn’t love the packaging for this one – you have to wind the pen to get the product to come out of the brush to then apply under your eye – what’s so wrong with a good old doe foot applicator? I found this a tad messy to use – especially considering the packaging is white and the concealer certainly is not! It’s not my favourite concealer but also isn’t my least favourite. The colour worked well for my undereye preferences – it blended well with my skin colour as I don’t like to highlight under my eyes being so fair – so I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody with skin lighter than NC20 if that’s what you like. I found that I needed to layer this to get any coverage under my eyes – I layered twice (blending in with my BeautyBlender) to get a light-medium coverage and three times to get a medium coverage. At that stage it started getting a little cakey so I didn’t attempt it any further. I prefer a high coverage under my eyes due to my dark under-eye area (thanks, genetics!) so this product wasn’t for me – however it didn’t irritate me whatsoever so if you are someone with sensitive skin who doesn’t need/want a full coverage under-eye area then this one is for you!
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist – this baby is consistently raved about in the beauty community and I was ever so excited to be giving it a go as I tend to use more satin/matte foundations on my skin but love a good glow! (I know, the irony – but it’s because of my oily nose!) The first time I applied this I wasn’t quite expecting how illuminating it really is – thankfully I only sprayed it on my cheeks and forehead but I kept catching myself staring at my reflection in mirrors wondering whether I’d crossed the line between looking dewy and looking oily. I’m still hesitant as to whether I look dewy or oily – but it settles down after a couple of hours and leaves a gorgeous glow to the skin. Definitely a very expensive product for what it is – I absolutely adore this on my dry skin but can’t justify the price to repurchase in the future. (Present idea, anyone?!)
Raww Cosmetics Mascara – I didn’t have any expectations with this mascara – I’ve never had a natural mascara do anything for my lashes so I was expecting much of the same. My first impression was a bit ‘meh’ when applying the first coat of mascara to my lashes, however with a second coat I was quite satisfied with how my lashes looked. They weren’t necessarily as long as I like my lashes to look but they were a lot darker and there was more volume – a couple of steps up from ‘natural makeup’ mascara. The more I used this mascara over the month the more I fell in love with it. It doesn’t smudge and gives the most beautiful effect on my lashes – this is something special and if you’re after a natural and cruelty free product that will work on your lashes I recommend this!
Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Treatment – my first impression was how it smelt – like a natural lemon scent which I loved, but was so sad that it didn’t taste like that (which is probably a good thing!) It feels extremely comfortable on the lips – not too thin and not too thick. I’ve used this most days and it’s definitely not the best lip treatment I’ve ever used but it certainly isn’t the worst – going into the colder months of the year I’m going to need something stronger for my dry lips but unless you’re prone to cracking like moi this is for you!
Time for some swatches!
Bottom – Top: Natio Blush, Natio Bronzer, La-Roche Posay Concealer, NYX Angel Veil Primer.
Colourpop ‘You Had Me At Hello’ Eyeshadow Palette – in order of row placement from bottom-top.
It was way too difficult to show the Tatcha Mist in a photo – I tried so many ways but just couldn’t make it work!
And now – what I’ll be testing out during April!