Friday, March 14, 2014

My Picks: School Makeup

Wearing makeup to school can be tricky. You don't want to wear too much and look like a birthday cake, although you still want to be looking your best after a short nights sleep. Some days I wear minimal makeup, other days I like to look a bit more done up.
These are my makeup picks for school.

Formula 10.0.6 Picture Perfect Day moisturiser SPF15
This is the best daily moisturiser (granted I would prefer a higher SPF). It smells great, feels great, isn't too oily, doesn't break me out, and it really good under foundation.
Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in "ivory"
This concealer is nice and creamy, a good colour match for me, illuminating, not to heavy yet covers what I need it to. It isn't any industrial strength super concealer, but it gets the job done.
Maybelline Fit Me stick foundation in "115"
I bought this product on a whim because Priceline had it on sale (you got me again Priceline).  I actually really like it. It claims to be a "shine-free" foundation which I wasn't sure about at first as I have dry-normal skin. After using it for a while I have come to the conclusion that "shine-free" is a bunch of bull. It is nice and dewy on my skin (different for everyone). I love the look and feel of this foundation, so much so I bought a back-up. 
Australis fresh &flawless pressed powder in "natural"
I'm sure almost everyone who wears makeup in Australia has heard of this powder. It is apparently a dupe for the "Mac Studio Fix Pressed Powder" although I have not yet tried that one. It is an all-round nice powder. It sets my makeup well and doesn't look cakey. What more could you want? The only problem I have with it is the colour range isn't extensive in the slightest. The Lightest is "natural" and that suits me but I don't know if it would suit porcelain skin. 
NYX Cream Blush in "Natural"
Love this cream blush, nice colour, easy to blend, nothing bad to say.

NARS duo in "orgasm/laguna"
Ah, Orgasm and Laguna. Who hasn't heard of these iconic pair. I love both of them. Thats all I can say really. Laguna is the perfect contouring colour and Orgasm is a beautiful blush shade. I like to layer a tiny bit of Orgasm over my NYX cream blush, although it is just as good on its own.

Old Australis Brow Kit (I use the darkest brown)
Australis Lash and Brow Extender (clear gel)
Any brow powder that suits your brow colour will work great, it doesn't even have to be brow powder specifically, just any  matte eye shadow will do the trick.
Essence 3D eyeshadow in "irresistible vanilla latte"

Really love this one it is super cheap, a beautiful champagne colour and easy to blend.
Hands down my no.1 shadow.

Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner 
Great liquid liner, really easy to use. Nothing bad to say.

Australis Voluptulash mascara "black"
The Brush was off-putting for  me when i first opened it. My reaction= "oh no, one of the eyeball stabbing brushes". It really is strange because there are only bristles on the top and bottom of the wand, the sides are smooth. In saying that it still creates nice full lashes and it removes like a dream.

Burt's Bees Rejuvenating açaí lip balmThis lip balm is great, does everything a good lip balm should (the pink grapefruit is the best and I lost it D: ).

1 comment:

  1. I really need to buy a NARS blush... they look so good X