Essence Cosmetics Soo glow Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the essence soo glow cream to powder highlighter.

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I picked this highlighter up while I was at Target getting some essence lip liners, which I absolutely love love love!! (a story for another day) when I saw this guy calling out to me. Now usually I’m not that into cream highlighters, but as we are moving into winter and my skin is looking a little dry and dreary I thought Id give it a try.

This product is very creamy when you first apply it, and sheers out to a beautiful champagne shade and then dries down like a powder which is something that I have never used before. And I really like it! I find that its so easy to use either under or over foundation and looks so naturally pretty.

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The product looks quite shimmery, but using a small amount and working it into your skin makes a really big difference.

I picked this up for around $4-$6 AUD I can’t remember exactly, but I know it wasn’t expensive at all.

I’m really liking this product, and for the price I can’t really fault it.

Have you tried this product? let me know what you think in the comments

xo Cassie

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Cetaphil Suntivity Sunscreen Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the Cetaphil Suntivity spf 30 ultra-light fluid face sunscreen.Photo 18-05-2015 10 59 39 am

Let me start by saying that I love this sunscreen, I have been looking everywhere for a lightweight sunscreen that is suitable for under my makeup and also just to throw on when I’m out in the sun and I think I’ve found everything I want and more with this product. It’s thin in consistency, doesn’t leave a white cast on my face and doesn’t make my face look like more of an oil slick than it already is.

Cetaphil say that this sunscreen is;

-Broad Spectrum

-Oil Free

-4 hours wear

-Fragrance free

-Won’t block pores

-Suitable for wear under makeup

I can definitely say that this sunscreen is oil free and doesn’t block pores, because if it wasn’t oil free and did block my pores my skin would have told me it was unhappy within the first few hours. This sunscreen doesn’t have any fragrance that I’ve noticed, it just smells like sunscreen if that makes sense. I have been wearing this product every day under my makeup and have found that it just sinks into my skin so well, I have even used a powder foundation on top of it so that just shows how little residue it leaves on the skin.

I am loving this product and can’t believe I have gone for so long without wearing a sunscreen (in my defence I have been looking for one!)

I picked this gem up at Chemist Warehouse for $13.39 AUD

Have you tried this sunscreen, do you have another sunscreen that you swear by? let me know in the comments

xo Cassie

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Urban Decay Naked Palette Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the cult favourite Urban Decay Naked palette.

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Urban Decay finally launched in Australia at Mecca Maxima earlier this year and I was super excited to pick something up from the brand, I was umming and ahhing over what I wanted to get and finally settled on getting the beauty community’s number one love, the original naked palette.

There are currently three naked palettes from the brand but I decided to go with the original as the colours in this palette appealed to me the most.

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Swatched left to right

Virgin

Side Car

Half Baked

Creep

Gun Metal

I’ll start by saying I really like this palette, I think the colours are really wearable for both day and night. The formula is nice, I did find that creep wasn’t super pigmented when swatched but is able to be built up on the eye to make it a little more pigmented, and the more lighter shimmery shades and very pretty on the eye.

As much as I do really like this palette I unfortunately don’t think its worth the $78 AUD.

The colours are really pretty and neutral and for that reason I think it’s a lot of money for something that is just that, neutral. and I’m not finding that I’m reaching for it as much as I thought I would which is a bummer.

If you are on the hunt for a neutral palette I find I use my Too faced chocolate palette a lot more and it’s a little cheaper.

Do you have the Naked palette, what do you think? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

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Essence XXXL Matt Effect lipgloss review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the Essence Matte effect lip gloss.

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I picked up the colours 06 Soft Nude and 07 Silky red

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Let me start by saying I love these lip glosses, they are so silky smooth on the lips. I wouldn’t say they were very matte though, but they also definitely aren’t a gloss which is tricky. In my opinion the best way to describe the finish is more like satin.

The above swatches have been applied directly from the tube with no lip liner.

The glosses are a little slippery on the lips, not to be confused with the Australis Velour Lips which set like concrete. These don’t really set at all, which I personally quite like as a change from the usual matte lip glosses that are on the market, but if you’re looking for a product that won’t budge then these probably won’t be for you.

I picked my glosses up at Priceline and can’t find them on the site for the life of me, but I don’t think they were any more than $6 AUD if that. My local store had 3 colours but was out of stock of the other shade.

Like I said, I really like these glosses and think they’re perfect as a ‘throw on and go’ lip product, easy to apply and smell great!

Have you tried these products? let me know in the comments

xo Cassie

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OXX Makeup review

He everyone, today I’m back with a review on the OXX makeup found in Kmart Australia stores.

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While out browsing the makeup section in Kmart (as you do) something caught my eye, it was a stand filled with makeup with a $2 price tag, my legs started moving and before I could even register what I was seeing I had walked out the store with more makeup than I needed. (let’s be real, I always need more makeup)

Since we are transitioning into colder weather just like with fashion, make-up changes as well. So I’ve been looking for some warm toned blush and was thrilled to see some warmer neutrals on display. I picked up a blush and eyeshadow (because why not?)  both for $2.

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Eye shadow left – The eyeshadow is a really nice brown shade with little flecks of gold glitter through it, which once on the eye you don’t really see. It’s really pretty and is nicely pigmented.

I used this all over the eye on it’s own and it lasted really well throughout the day.

Blush right – The blush is a pretty dusty pink that throws off a little taupe in different lighting.

It does take a little more time to blend and layer to get a nice colour pay off but that didn’t really worry me given the price point.

Unfortunately neither of these products have ‘names’ so if you do go searching for the same products I think these may be the only neutral shades available.

OXX brand also has eyeliner, mascaras, lipsticks and other shadow shades all for $2 each.

Over all I think that these are worth taking a look at if you’re looking to try a cheap makeup alternative to the usual cult favourites.

Have you tried OXX makeup, what did you think? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

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Australian Autumn/Winter Fashion

Hi everyone, today I’m back with two looks that I’ve styled for Autumn/Winter.

As we are coming into the colder months in Australia which unfortunately means packing away our bright sun dresses and sandals and opting for woollen coats & thick knitted skirts, here I’ve styled two looks that I think are perfect for the colder months and can incorporate some pieces of clothing you may already have in your wardrobe.

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Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me.

I think for Autumn/Winter fashion layers always look great, so for my first outfit I opted for a long sleeved turtle neck under a short sleeved cape. This look would be great for days when it’s not so chilly that you need a heavy coat.

I’ve opted for pumps with this outfit but knee-high boots with a thick heel would be perfect as well. Add a knitted scarf and you’re on your way.

For my second outfit I’ve paired a silk cami with a tube skirt and added a coat. I love this look as it adds a feminine aspect with the cami and adding the grey coat gives it texture and most importantly keeps you warm. I have opted for a heel here as well, you could also pair this look with boots.

Colours and textures to look out for when shopping;

White

Black

Cream

Navy

Leather & Leather dresses (faux leather for me)

Silk blouses

& Booties.

This is just a small guide to getting your wardrobe Autumn/Winter ready and as always you add your own flair. if you want to wear bright pink and neon through winter then you do you boo.

Style yourself and tag me on all social media @Paintedlipstick so I can see you!

xo Cassie

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