Friday, 22 July 2011

Make up baby steps

Whew! After surviving 6 nerve wracking minutes of uni tutorial enrolments I decided I needed to get my butt into gear, and give my neglected blog some love :) I've had a rather rough couple of weeks with a major uni drama, horse manicure emergencies (lol aka split hooves) and packing and unpacking from the annual snow trip. The snow was awesome once we got there though! We got stuck in a blizzard and our friends had to spend the night in a lodge because their car isn't a 4 wheel drive :P Here a picture of a few of us skiing out the back on the one day it wasn't worth buying a lift ticket.

Anyway, after sending off my confirmation today to attend The Australian Beauty Bloggers Weekend I decided that I need to start playing with a little make up if I want to hold my own with 84 gorgeous Aussie bloggers. Mum was ecstatic that I wanted to shop for something other that nail polish, although I did come home with two Revlons.... more on that in another post!
So with Mum in tow for a second opinion we headed to the MAC counter in our local David Jones. It was a rather memorable visit. The poor girl at the counter was run off her feet as the other artist had called in sick. The place was super crowded with people sheltering from the disgusting weather and there was glass all over the floor from a dropped foundation palette. Despite this, Casey was absolutely gorgeous and went out of her way to make sure I purchased the correct products.

I came home with a bottle of Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 foundation in NW20, a Powder Blush in Cubic and two Eye Shadows in Shroom and Sable.
 I was a little scared when Casey swatched the foundation on her hand. I do not fancy sporting the sparkly vampire look! However, on the face it gives a really nice dewy finish to the skin. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with oily skin because it's rather moisturising, but if you have dry/normal skin or even combination, (if you're prepared to powder you oily sections) and after sheer to medium coverage, this evens out skin tone really well and stayed put for 9 or so hours before I removed it. Costs AU$49.

I found that the two shadows I tried lasted really well with only minor creasing without primer.
Shroom is a really nice overall highlighter colour, but I think it would be rather dupable in a cheaper brand.
I really love Sable. It's a good everyday colour but could be intensified by adding more product for a night time look.
MAC shadows are AU$33 and powder blushes are AU$41.
I also tried the Opulash mascara and Cremesheen Glass in Deelight which I didn't buy. Although I really loved the colour of Deelight, I cringed a bit at the $43 price tag on my student budget. However i'm definitely going back to get the mascara at some point! It stayed put all day, didn't clump at all and didn't weigh down my long spindly lashes.

The real reason you've been experiencing somewhat of a posting drought is because i'm starting to become a little bored with posting about nail polish all the time. I still want to focus on polish, but what would you think about spicing it up a bit with the occasional post focused on a different area of beauty?  I have some gorgeous Australis and Evil Shades lip products and even some shoes that I would love to share with you! I'd love to know what sort of posts you'd like to see in the future.


Vita said...

I love all makeup posts, not just nail polish and I personally enjoy mixing it up a bit on my blog because I like sharing all pretty things. I'd love to see your Evil Shades lip products and shoes. You want your blog to represent what interests you! xoxo

Cincly said...

Thank you Vita :)

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