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;





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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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

Strawberry Kisses

Hi everyone, today I’m back with another DIY!

I was browsing different clothing websites (as I do) and came across some really cool printed lip jeans and fell in love. unfortunately they cost an arm and a leg to buy and get sent to Australia. I was really grumpy until I figured that I could probably make them myself without the large price tag.

And voilà, here they are!


Here’s what you’ll need

100% cotton jeans 

Printable transfer paper



This is a great DIY for some old faded worn in jeans, or some new ones like mine. I picked up a pair of jeans from factorie for $20 and got the transfer paper from Lincraft for $24. I only used one sheet of paper for this tutorial so all up the jeans cost me about $20.41 AUD.

Now what you need to do is basically follow the instructions on the transfer paper to a T! I really wanted to skip steps and wait less time, but to make sure they turn out right, follow the instructions.

start out by finding a print that you like, I knew I wanted to do lips so I did a quick google search and found some that I thought would look good, I then altered them and got them to the right size.

The template that I made can be downloaded here.

make sure that you cut really close to your picture so you don’t get a white border!


You could also put all different text on your clothes if you wanted something really different. I think that would look good on an acid wash denim jacket for a real grunge look.

Do you like this idea, would you try it out? if you do, be sure to tag me on all social media @Paintedlipstick

xo Cassie






Who won the skeleton beauty contest?

No Body…

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a quick halloween look!

It is coming up to that spooky time of the year for all my American readers, and I have put together a super easy skull look (an oldy but a goody)

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My Photo inspiration


What I used

Good quality water based face paint (I got mine from Spotlight)

Synthetic face paint brushes

Generic eyeshadow palette

I am a little bit of a cheater though, because I only used a little bit of makeup and the rest was face paint.

I started out by wiping my face and applying some moisturiser and let it sink in, I then used the glue stick method to flatten my brows so they could be covered with the face paint. I used a large synthetic brush to start painting my face white.


Now you could stop there because that is seriously scary

Please also be so careful around your eyes when using this face paint I cannot stress this enough. I was just slapping it all on my face and near my eyes and then I had issues, my eyes started watering and it started breaking up the paint on my cheek so then I was getting more paint and was trying to pat it on top of where the paint was breaking up. I finally got it all to sit okay. I followed this by getting a large shader brush and patting white eyeshadow on the more problem areas to try and conceal.

Then very carefully using a thinner smaller synthetic face paint brush I took the black face paint and mapped out my eyes, and then painted that all black. I got this in my eye AGAIN (I seriously do not learn) and so I got a black tear streak down my face. I thought it was all over and was about to pack it in but I just kept painting my eye and let the streak dry. once it was I got another small clean brush and then packed on the white face paint over the black.

I then used the sponge that came with my paint kit to dab more white over the area to make sure it was all blended.

Again taking a very thin brush I started mapping out the teeth, nose and hollows of the cheek. once the teeth were all mapped out and the hollows filled in I then mixed amy paints together to make a light grey colour and started adding shadows where I thought I needed it. also marking out my temples and darkening my mouth.

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Finish the outfit off with a black robe and some black fabric over your head and you too can literally look like death.

I had so much fun putting this look together, and plan to be more organised next year so I can do a few more!

If you wear this look please be sure to tag me on socialmeadia @Paintedlipstick

xo Cassie


Business Casual Looks

Hey everyone, today I’m back with 3 business casual looks.

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Photo via polyvore

I’ve worked a few jobs, and have worn completely corporate business outfits and then jeans and a T-shirt. But when I see the words ‘business casual’ it just completely blurs the line for me.

Here I’ve put together 3 outfits that are business casual, but look 1 is more laid back business casual, 2 is more casual ‘casual’ for winter and look 3 is more business ‘business’ casual.

See what I mean? All too confusing. I think that the only way to decipher what your company means by business casual is to talk to your boss and see what everyone else wears, and to wear clothes that look put together and comfortable.

At the moment I’m working in an office environment that is more casual so I’m wearing all different variations of look 2, because it’s so cold in Melbourne.

What do you think, would you wear any of these looks? Let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

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