Monday, 20 November 2017

November Finds - Just in time for Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner so it’s time to find those little gifts that will make your loved ones say ‘wow’ and with this rundown, I don’t think it will be too hard! It’s the perfect mix of stocking fillers and gifts priced between $50 - $100.

Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius
Out of the long line of Napoleon foundations, my favourite is Sheer Genius. Look 2 is a perfect match for my skin and it offers a flawless application that doesn’t appear too cakey. But this month I ventured over to Napoleon and thought I would try something different - their best selling foundation- Stroke of Genius. I can say that I was very satisfied with the look of this foundation. The Stroke of Genius is a little thicker so is ideal for a night out. Napoleon claims that there are biopolymer filling spheres that even out the surface of the skin and I can definitely see these in action.

Con: The applicator brush is created for ease of application which is built into the tube, however, it is a little hard to control and I would argue that it actually leads to more wastage.

Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Pencil
I was super excited to try this one! It’s been around for ages and I still haven’t cottoned on to the army of Anastasia Beverly Hills praisers. Normally, I use the goof proof brow pencil from Benefit which has been great. In comparison, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil offers a fuller coverage and I believe allows you to have more flexibility with your application whether it be for a more natural look or a night out. Medium Brown was the shade recommended to me.

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Schick Hydro Silk
Added moisture for your legs during the summer months cannot be forgotten and that's why I love the Schick Hydro Silk! It leaves your skin feeling silky smooth for up to 2 hours after shaving. I love the additional shower holder which means you can keep your shaver dry and moistureless until your next shave. I guess most girls know that not all shavers are great at moisturising and that’s what sets this one apart from the rest.

Con: I guess like with all disposable razors you know that they won’t last forever but I love how the pack includes a replaceable blade (they think of everything!)

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Benefit Brow Gel
When I go makeup shopping, I often look to the essentials - and this one I will admit was not an essential yet it’s amazing. My eyebrows can be a little unruly at times so a swipe of this stuff does the trick to set my brows in place for a whole 24 hours! The invisible finish means you can’t even tell that it is there.

Con: they say it is a non-flaky formula, however, I have found that after a whole day of wearing this stuff it can start to feel a bit flaky

Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil - Manic
Want long lasting shine with a primer all in one? This is the lip liner for you. My go-to for liners are from M.A.C yet I have noticed that they tend to dry my lips out especially when I keep reapplying and fixing my lips. The pencils are infused with Vitamin E and Jojoba oil for added conditioning. There are 17 wonderful shades. I tried Manic which is a red-based nude. I think for my next colour I will try Naked which is their traditional nude.

Con: Can sometimes be hard to sharpen, would prefer if it was retractable

Mecca Max Powder
When I purchased this one, Mecca Max had just been released - so naturally, I had to try something from the collection. For $25, this powder is amazing. It is like in between the really cheap everyday brands and your higher end Mac and Napoleon. It offers a lightweight buffed out finish which can be customised through application for a more flawless finish.

Con: the pattern almost looks too pretty to ruin

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