18 November 2013

My Current Casual Makeup..

As a beauty blogger there is no denying that I am constantly changing the products that I use, so I thought that I’d do regular posts about the makeup products I’m currently using….so here’s the first one about the products I am currently using for a casual daytime look…


Innoxa Satin Sheen SPF30+ - RRP: $28.95 (40ml)
With combination skin one of my main issues is getting foundations to stay put all day, but that is not the case s with the help of a primer, its natural matte powder finish remains throughout the day, without looking greasy, fading or settling into fine lines. It offers a medium coverage, easily covering minor redness and pigmentation, and the coverage can easily be built up, while still looking natural, although darker marks do call for a concealer. I love that it comes with a high SPF30 to protect my skin from further UV damage.


Maybelline New York SuperStay 24H Waterproof Powder – RRP: $18.95
This Maybelline New York SuperStay 24H Waterproof Powder promises to stay put for up to 24hours maintaining a matte finish – and I have to say that on my combination skin it lives up to its claim, even on a hot summers day!

It has a nice texture, and is easy to apply evenly on top of your foundation, giving you a nice natural look, without looking cakey or dry, or settling into fine lines. The compact comes with an inbuilt mirror in the lid making it easy to do touch-ups during the day, if needed. I already know that this powder will be my best friend this summer to keep any shine at bay!

Australis Cream Shadow Duo in Caramale Crush - RRP: $9.95
With a little baby, I no longer have to time to spend too much time on my makeup, so I love this dual eyeshadow wand which is so quick and easy to use. It features very creamy shadows with a metallic sheen. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, so you only need a little.

They come with a sponge applicator, but I still find that I need to blend with my fingers. Even without the use of a primer I find that they have a very long wear on my greasy eyelids, without sliding, fading or settling into fine lines.

The colour Caramale Crush includes a medium brown shade as well as a very dark purple/aubergine, which both are as perfect to use on their own, as they are together.


L’Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim - RRP: $24.45
I have been using a liquid eyeliner for as long as I can remember, and while I have tried a few different brands over the years, one that I always go back to is the L’Oreal Super Liner. Consequently I was very excited when I heard they were releasing some new versions, including this, the Perfect Slim. It has a very fine 0.4mm felt tip, which makes it easy to do a super fine line. And like the original Super Liner, it is very longwearing, staying put all day.


Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner - RRP: $9.95
This eyeliner is so soft and creamy and so easy to apply without tugging or pulling at the eye area. And it is so pigmented that it is easy to draw a solid line, and again, as my easily water, it is an important feature that it is waterproof, and it really does stay put all day without smudging or running, except on the waterline, although it still stays put there for a lot longer than other eyeliners that I have tried recently. The line I drew on my hand for the sake of the images below was so hard to get off, I had to scrub and scrub it with soap and water, and still it would hardly budge, but luckily with the help of a waterproof eye makeup remover, it is easily removed from the eye area.


L’Oreal Excess Volume Million Lashes Mascara in Black - RRP: $27.95
A few months after giving birth I started loosing my hair, not in chunks, just quite a few hairs every time I brush my hair. They say that’s pretty normal after giving birth due to the change in hormone levels. I am not sure, but I think it has had an effect on my eye lashes too, as I’m sure they were never as thin as they are now.

The L’Oreal Excess Volume Million Lashes Mascara easily defines each and every lash making the not only appear thicker but also longer. One coat gives a very natural look, whereas 2 or three coats gives an even more dramatic look. And the large plastic brush is so easy to use, making it a breeze to reach every single lash, and without clumping. It is very gentle too, which is perfect for my sensitive eyes. And as my eyes water very easily, I also love that while the mascara is not waterproof, it doesn’t run at the sight of the first tear!


Colour Theory Brow Liner, Take a Brow – RRP: $6.00
Years of over-plucking my brows means that they are now a lot thinner than I like, and no matter how long I go between plucking they just don’t seem to grow back, so unfortunately a brow liner has become another must-have. When I first got this brow liner I thought that it would be drawing thick and bold lines, but that is far from the case. This felt liner has a very fine tip that makes it easy to draw fine and natural looking half transparent lines to shape and define the brows. And at just $6.00 this is an absolute bargain too!


L-R: Colour Theory Brow Liner (x2 lines),
L'Oreal Super Liner (x2 lines),
Rimmel Eyeliner

Covergirl Clean Glow Blush in Peaches - RRP: $12.95
I think all of the blushes that I have in my collection are shimmery blushes, so I am so loving this new matte blush from Covergirl.

It is a 3-in-1 multi-shade compact, with a pale, a medium and a darker shade, which I like, as you can tailor your look, using just one colour, or all three swirled together if you like. The lighter colour can be used as a highlighter and the darker one to contour your cheekbones.

The colours go on very sheer, although they can be built up, and they still look very natural, as if your cheeks are naturally flushed. I also love that the blush can be used as an all-over powder to give your face a nice glow.


Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Grandest Grape – RRP: $35
I think the world probably know about the Clinique Chubby Sticks by now, so this one hardly needs an introduction! But these intense versions of the original Chubby Sticks from Clinique.

The Chubby Stick is a creamy balm style lipstick, which feels very comfortable to wear, and lasts around 4-5 hours on the lips, although naturally less if I eat or drink. And when it wears off, it wears off evenly, gradually fading, all while leaving the lips feeling soft and moisturised.

The Grandest Grape is a berry-red colour, and in the pen it looks dark, but it has a semi-opaque coverage and a glossy sheen, so it is perfect for daytime wear for someone like me not too comfortable with wearing dark lipsticks.
* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

So there you go, these are the product that I am currently wearing …

What do you think of these products? And have you tried any of them? Which products are you currently using for your casual makeup?

And as always, if you would like an in depth review of any of these products, do let me know in the comments below..



  1. This was a very interesting post! I never tried any of these products but a couple of them got me really interested considering your review :) i've read before about that maybelline powder and it really seems like a good one, i might try it very soon! Also the covergirl blush looked really beautiful and natural and that shade of the Clinique chubby stick is perfect for a bold lip (-without being too bold!) xoxo

  2. You should try the Almay CC Cream. It feels like there is nothing on your face, but it gives great coverage. I might have to steal the idea of this post. hehe :)

    1. I have heard about the Almay CC Cream, but I am yet to try it, but it sounds great. And I'd be more than happy for you to steal the idea of this post, I'm sure I'm not the first one to do it either!!

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    1. Yeah, it is no wonder the whole world is in love with the Chubby Sticks, they're amazing!


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