Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Review

Hi everyone, today I’m back with a review on the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector highlight.

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I bought this when I went to Sephora while on holidays and I am absolutely loving it! I have the shade moonstone and it is such a pretty soft gold shade that I find is perfect for all occasions.

I use this most days for work and also just out and about and find it gives such a lift to the cheeks and brows (or anywhere you put it really)

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I bought it for I think it was $40 AUD, which is only $2 more than what it costs in the US! and definitely think its worth the money and really want to pick up rose gold, which is another gorgeous shade that was sold out at the time.

It is currently my favourite highlight and is just too easy to pop on and go!

have you tried out this highlight? let me know what you think in the comments.

xo Cassie



Ho Ho Holiday Makeup Look

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a fun Christmas themed makeup look.

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Products used

Ardell lash glue

Lorac mega pro palette




-Deep teal

W7 Mascara

LimeCrime Lipstick –  Retrofuturist

LA Girl glazed lip paint – Pin Up

Maybeline color tattoo in tough as taupe

Loral Magic Nude liquid powder foundation

Thin Lizzy darkest powder – Contour

Napoleon Perdis – Blush Patrol

Green craft glitter

Red Cherry #102 lashes

Estee Lauder Blush – Nude rose

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I started out by brushing fawn all over my lid as a base and blended camel into my crease, I then used the deep teal shade to map out where I wanted my wing to be. I used a small synthetic brush and in small sections I dabbed on lash glue, and using a wet small brush I picked up the green glitter and placed it on the glue, I did this until the wing was covered in the green glitter. (You could use a black liner to map out the wing, but I found that using a similar shade to the glitter you’re using just means that if you do see any of the shadow/liner, it will blend in)

I took a little bit of the teal, and the dark brown shade and blended that on my lower lash line and prepped my lashes for falsies. For this look I used my biggest and most dramatic lashes, but to make this look a little more wearable you could use a wispy lash.

I buffed in my foundation, and filled in my brows as usual and contoured my cheeks, I then used a muted rose blush shade, and a rose gold highlight to finish off my skin. I kept my skin very neutral as I wanted most of the attention on my eyes. I finished off my look with a a bright red glossy lip using Limecrimes retrofuturist all over and dabbing the LA girl glazed lip paint in the center.

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I had so much fun with this look, and you could change the colour of the glitter to make this suitable for a New Years Eve look.

if you recreate this look make sure you show me using #Paintedlipstick and tagging me @Paintedlipstick on all social media!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and stay safe! ill be back on the blog in the new year, but to keep updated on all things beauty be sure for follow me on Twitter and Instagram @Paintedlipstick.

xo Cassie

Australis AC On Tour Contour Kit Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the highly sought after Australis Contour Kit.

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In this kit you get six shades a lighter shade, a yellow toned shade a champagne highlighter and 3 darker sculpting shades all in rather large pans.

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Let me start out by saying that these powders are so buttery and blend out like a dream, considering the price point for this product I wasn’t expecting it to be as great as it is!

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To contour my face I use a Real Techniques contour brush and a large powder brush.

Using the large powder brush I dust the yellow shade under my eyes to brighten the area and then use the contour brush, the medium and darkest shades in the hollows of my cheeks, temple, forehead and the left over is dusted on my jawline.

The effect is a beautiful natural shadow that makes your face look more defined and put together. I find that I am able to get a great effect using this palette with and without foundation underneath.

For the hotter days I finish my look off with a dusting of bronzer and a bright blush over my cheeks to really amp it up.

This palette is sold in Priceline for $16.95 AUD and they sell like hotcakes so make sure you ring your local store to make sure they have them or order online.

Find it here

Have you tried out this palette, do you like it? let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

Winter Favourites

Hey everyone, today I’m back with my winter favorites!

Here in Australia we are in the dead of winter so I thought that it’s only fitting that I put together my winter favourites.

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1. Redwin Vitamin E Cream

I’ve already got a blog post on this product here but basically this cream is the BEST usually I have the driest most scaly skin in the winter but this year my skin has stayed nice and soft.

2. Physicians Formula firming and lifting booster

This product is so good! I put it on my neck, around my mouth, under my brow bone, forehead and cheeks BUT I strategically place it so I’m not just rubbing it all over my face. I use one pea size amount to dab on those key points to keep my skins elasticity in those places.

3. Physicians Formula laser resurfacing booster

Again another product that I use in conjunction with the top 2 at night, this product I like to use 1 pump of and pat it in on my jaw line which is where I have some acne scaring. which is now nearly all gone thanks to this product! Ill have a review up on these 2 guys in the coming days so watch out for that!

4. L’oréal Revitalift Magic Blur

This stuff is amazing! again I have a blog post on it here but basically this is the best stuff for blurring pores.

5. Estée Lauder Silky powder blush

I have this blush in the colour 11 Nude Rose and have been using it alone all winter and its just the perfect deep shade that doesn’t really need any bronzer to warm up my face

6. L’oréal True Match Foundation

This is my all time favourite foundation I’m in the colour N4, it’s really nice on the skin and doesn’t look cakey at all I have a review on this here

7. Schwarzkopf Hair Repair

Again I’ve reviewed this product previously here, hair in the winter can become dry and brittle so I find that this product really helps keep my hair soft.

8. Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayon in Berry Brulé

This has been my quick ‘throw on and go’ lip colour. It is so pretty for the winter months and is also really moisturising.

9. Victorias Secret Coconut Passion

Keeping your skin hydrated in Winter is so super important. so I always try and lather myself up at night and this cream smells amazing and is very rich so it keeps my skin from getting cracked and dry.

10. Lucus Paw Paw Ointment

I forgot to put this in my picture, but basically its a red tube of miracle balm. this stuff fixes anything from sunburn, to cracked lips and I have gone through about 10 tubes of this stuff, and always make sure I have a jar of it on my dressing table. I only usually use it to keep my lips from getting cracked.

What are your winter favorites? take a photo and use  #Cassieswinterfavourites on instagram to show me!

xo Cassie

Schwarzkopf Hair repair Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on a hair care product.

I’ve tried a few hair products and this one is by far my favourite.

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What Schwarzkopf say about the product:

Leave in Treatment
-Lightweight formula deeply nourishes without weighing down.
– Fluffy consistency leaves hair light and packed full of body
– Use after showering on towel dried hair.

for reference I have long thick hair

I use this product every second night when I wash my hair, Ill only use 1 pump and will finger comb it through and then either blow dry my hair or will let it air dry.

I tried this out when I noticed that my hair was getting so frizzy and felt bone dry. I was starting to really worry about it because I thought I’d have to go and get all of my hair chopped off, until I noticed this in Coles. I was a bit hesitant at first because of the oils and I thought maybe I’d wake up with greasy hair but I didn’t, thank goodness!

I love it, I noticed a difference in my hair after the first use and was so so happy. my hair feels so soft and my ends look less split (if it was even possible).

If you’re on the hunt for a hair oil then I would definitely give this a go.

$9.89AUD at Coles

xo Cassie


All products mentioned are my own.