Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol Review

Hey everyone,

Before I get into the review, I thought I’d explain my lack of posts. I’ve been a bit MIA lately and haven’t posted in a hot minute. And there’s no reason for it other than that I wasn’t really feeling it, Blogging started to feel more like a chore rather than something I loved.

so I took a step back and gave it a rest, But I’m so excited to be back and better than ever!

Now back to what’s really important!

Today I’m back with a review on the Napoleon Perdis Blush Patrol.

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Spring has sprung here in Australia meaning we are trading matte skin and dark vampy lips for bronzy glowing skin and soft lip shades. And this is the perfect product to help ease into the season.

Although this is marketed as a blush, I have never and probably will never use it as one. This ‘blush’ is so beautiful and shimmery that I use it as a highlight.

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It’s a gorgeous rose gold shade that makes your skin look like it’s been kissed by the sun. And who doesn’t want that right?

I find myself reaching for this product every morning, whether I’m going to work or just hanging out at home.

I use mine with a small tapered highlight brush on the high points of my cheeks, under my brows, tip of my nose and cupids bow. You could spray your brush with some Fix+ and use it wet for a really intense look.

I think this product would suit all skin tones. Depending on how heavy handed you are with it, as it does have a lot of colour in it because it’s technically a blush.

You can pick this up at Napoleon counters or online here for AUD $60

Have you tried this product, what do you think? 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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Ulta3 Colour Me Pretty Lipstick Crayon Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the Ulta3 Colour Me Pretty Lipstick Crayon in the colours Pretty Poppy and Pretty Affair.

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I love these two lip crayons, they are smooth to apply and glossy on the lip.

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Pretty Poppy.

Pretty Poppy is a really beautiful orange/red shade that is super easy to wear. I find myself reaching for this lip shade when I’m wearing hardly any make up and am running errands because it just makes it look like you’ve made some effort when really.. you’ve just rolled out of bed after sleeping through your alarm and your backup alarm..

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Pretty Affair

Pretty Affair is a gorgeous blue based red/berry shade which is just as smooth and creamy as pretty poppy, again another wearable colour and would be perfect for the colder months as it is a tad darker.

What I love most about these lip products is that they are so easy to apply, comfortable on the lips and glossy. I think Ulta3 have done a bang up job on these products and at the price point of $4.95 AUD how can you go wrong?

There are 6 shades in the and I think I might just have to pick up the others!

have you tried these out? let me know in the comments

xo Cassie

All photos have been taken by me.

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

-Fawn

-Camel

-Brown

-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

Styling Distressed Denim Jeans

Hey everyone, today I’m back with 3 different ways to style distressed denim jeans.

I’ve shown you how to take a plain pair for jeans from drab to fab here, now I’ve put together some cute outfit ideas for the Spring/Summer months ahead of us.

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I love these three outfits because they can be laid back for a day out shopping, and then dressed up with a tailored blazer for a night out. I love the little pops of colour in each one. And I think the backpack for the third outfit makes it so fun.

You could also add a camel coloured coat to the second outfit and swap the mint green necklace for a gold chunky chain, and booties for a more fall appropriate look for those of you coming into the cooler months.

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Photo via Polyvore – Styled by me

Distressed denim is huge this season and I am really loving it, and have been living in my jeans.

Would you wear any of these outfits? let me know in the comments

xo Cassie

Physicians Formula Skincare Review

Hey everyone, today I’m back with a review on the Physicians Formula Laser resurfacing serum and the Firming and lifting booster.

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I got these two products to add to my skincare regime when I was browsing at Priceline (as I do) and spotted these two guys in a bargain bin, they were $49.99 down to $5! AUD So I got both.

I’d been struggling with acne scarring on my jaw line and a few fine lines here and there. So I thought I’d give them a go. I use both products after I’ve cleansed and washed my face at night.

I use a pea size amount of the laser resurfacing serum on my jaw, and on my cheeks and pat it into my skin. And then the firming and lifting booster on my neck, around my mouth and forehead, I then use my Redwins vitamin E moisturiser. Well I saw a difference on day one! My skin just looked plumper and more radiant even my mum saw a difference. My scarring has nearly disappeared and my skin doesn’t look so dull.

I’m loving them so much that I think I’ll have to keep purchasing them for full price because my skin has never looked so good.

Would you be interested in my whole skincare regime? Let me know in the comments.

xo Cassie

All products mentioned are my own.