Test – DAISO Puff Sponge Detergent

Public service announcement! Get to your nearest DAISO because well, you’ll see when you get there…

I have a post on a little DAISO haul from last year hereΒ if you want to see what beauty items I picked up.

I went there twice and you’ll notice I have two brush cleaners. Today I test the Puff Sponge Detergent.

DAISO Says

Gets rid of foundation stains right away!

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80ml/2.7fl.oz AUD $2.80, squirt tube with flip top lid, fragrance-free and no artificial colours

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Ingredients

Surfactant 34%, polyoxyethylene alkyl ether, fatty acid alkanol amide, stabilizer, water softening agent. Mildly alkaline.

Notes

I’m going to use this on brushes because at the moment, I am not using a Beauty Blender or beauty sponge for makeup application.

Note: All brushes had 2 applications worth of products as indicated below (powder or cream).

  1. Foundation brush – Used for powder foundation (Bare Minerals)
  2. Eye shadow blending brush – Used for blending a matte eye shadow (Tarte Toasted palette)
  3. Flat shader brush – Used for cream eye shadow base (MAC Paint Pot)
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From top, foundation brush, eye shadow blender and shader

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Cleaning Technique

  • Pre-rinse brushes in lukewarm water
  • Drip 4 drops of detergent into my hand
  • Swirl brush bristles in a circular motion
  • Rinse well under lukewarm water until water runs clear
  • Leave to air dry

Performance Results

The detergent created enough soap suds to lift the pigment from each of the brushes used for powders and cream products. It’s consistency is in-between regular dish washing detergent and a gel/clear shampoo.

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No residual product left on brushes

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  1. Foundation brush – Looked and felt clean
  2. Eye shadow blender – Pigment removed, bristles came back to original colour
  3. Eye shadow shader – No residue of cream product left in bristles (I actually had a clump of old product sitting way down in the middle section of the brush and it removed the old stain).

I did not need to go in again to wash these with more detergent.

My Thoughts

I love that this is free from fragrance as my sensitive skin would probably disagree with harsh cleaning chemicals coming into contact with it. I’m happy to have found this product as recommended by so many beauty worshipers.

I wish this came in a jumbo size and maybe a pump though! It’s a bargain price but I’ll see how long this lasts me.

I will review the other brush cleaner at a later date so be sure to follow my blog an other social media for updates.

Let me know your thoughts on this product, if you’ve tried it or are thinking of purchasing it πŸ™‚

Love your health.

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Review – Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Rejoice Aussie babes! tarte’s famous Shape Tape concealer has arrived at Sephora and it’s only taken the usual 1 million light years to get here.

Not only are their products fabulous, but their choice of purple (my fav colour) for pretty much all their products makes me like them even more. Let’s discuss.

tarte Says

Get full coverage with a flawless matte finish with this concealer that covers all imperfections and doubles as a contour/highlighter. Its creamy, easy-to-blend formula won’t flake or crease. Mango seed and shea butters nourish and help illuminate your skin for a lifted effect.

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My shade, 20B Light, AUD $37.00 10ml, available in 30 shades

Ingredients

Check here as there are different groups for different shades.

Scent

I really dislike fragrance in any face products, but it’s pretty much impossible to find makeup without a scent or fragrance even listed on ingredients. However, this smells amazing!! I would spray this on my body if it came in a perfume bottle. tarte,Β Eau DeΒ Parfum.

Size

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Size comparison, NARS Radiant Creamy concealer

On average you get about 6ml of concealer give or take a bit. This is a whopping 10ml which is great if you’re intent on highlighting/contouring your entire face often.

Wand

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Doe foot applicator
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Size comparison of wands

My Blue Vein – The Full Coverage Test

20190203233926_IMG_4684So I have this very large, blue vein under my right eye. I don’t care about it being there because it’s always been there. I have couperose skin and a lot of obvious blue veins all over my body. But it’s great to test the coverage!

Note, I didn’t use any correcting colours just the Shape Tape alone underneath my foundation.

Coverage Test

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My Thoughts

I’ve worn this at least 7 times since its purchase. I’ve tried a lot of concealers and this one is definitely everything everyone else is talking about. I agree that it is;

  • Full coverage
  • Brightens the under eye area
  • Smooths the under eye area
  • Blends well, you don’t need a lot of product
  • Last well with no creasing

My blue vein is concealed and yes, you can slightly see it. I would probably need a concealer with more peachy tones to counteract it completely but I like this shade enough. My purpose for concealing with this shade is to bring some lightness to the under eyes and inner corners. I’m not a huge fan of white triangles of zinc under my eyes.

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Just enough lift to brighten

I will only wear this with a full face of makeup or to conceal my eyes on any general day. This is not your everyday/natural makeup concealer, it means high coverage business!

So will you be getting your very own jumbo concealer the Shape Tape concealer from tarte? Let me know if you’ve tried it and what your thoughts are down below πŸ™‚

Love your health.

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Review – Urban Decay – All Nighter Setting Spray

You’ve spent hours perfecting your look and you’ll want to make it last right?

Urban Decay. Something about this brand screams for a time when I first delved into the higher end makeup scene. My task? Purchase the Naked palette because it was the palette everyone owned. I used Beauty Bay back in those days, we didn’t have the convenience of Mecca stores.

I have fond memories of this brand. I am still not okay with the discontinuation of the OG Naked palette. But I digress. Let’s move on to another one of their classic favs.

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Urban Decay Says

Lock down complexion, eyes and lips with this cult-favourite, bestselling setting spray for an invincible makeup look that seriously slays all day and well into the night.

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Available in 30ml AUD $23.00/118ml $49.00

Ingredients

Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenylpropanol, Parfum / Fragrance, Propanediol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Poloxamer 407, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, BHT.

Also it’s Free from oil and parabens and vegan. Nice!

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Scent

It has somewhat of a scent but it dissipates as soon as you spray it.

Why it’s great?

  • This mist was created with Skindinavia a leading brand in setting sprays
  • Allows for up to 16 hours wear but lets face it, 8 hours is good enough for most

Wear Test

The following three pictures are taken straight after spraying All Nighter.

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5 hours in

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My sunglasses have removed my makeup off my nose and created a slight indentation below my under eyes, no shine
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No cake-iness or major difference
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Bronzer and blush are holding up nicely

Final Check In 8 1/2 hours In

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So you can tell I have touched my chin and nose at some point
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This still looks great! Bronzer and blush still visible
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I feel like this side looks like it’s starting to break up
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Again, I was leaning on my chin
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Forehead has no shine

My Thoughts

Overall, I am very impressed! It was stinking hot and humid, I touched my face which doesn’t help but all other parts of my face held up well and none of my oils broke through. I’m happy!

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I hope you enjoyed my review and wear test of this product. Let me know how you think it looks after 8 hours and if UDΒ All Nighter works well for you.

Remember to love your health.

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MAC Series – Fav #6, Prep + Prime Fix + – Banish the Cake Face

Welcome back! Today I wrap up my MAC Series Favs with the finale product *drum roll* their Prep + Prime Fix + Spray.

MAC Says:

A lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup. This holy grail of hydrating mists can be used with other products in near-endless ways – to improve the wear of makeup, or moisturize and soothe tired skin. A delicious twist in a permanent romantic rose scent, calming lavender scent, or creamy coconut scent

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Available in shades/scents Original, Coconut, Lavender and Rose, AUD $25.00 30mL/$36.00 100mL.

My Thoughts

Although it’s uses span from prepping the face to setting makeup, I actually only use this to get rid of the excess powder on my face i.e “Cake Face” and to wet my eye shadows if they need some help.

With a very light spray of my face, this hydrating formula is helpful when I have dry skin days and my makeup clings to some areas of my face.

I then go in with a setting spray.

I actually don’t like Fix + as a setting spray because when I have worn it as one (with a lot of sprays!) I became very oily. It just doesn’t work for my skin.

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This is a little too much spray for myself

A light spritz gives my face a nice refresh!

Available online and in store at MAC, selected Mecca Maxima stores and selected MYER and David Jones counters.

So let me know if you have this cult classic in your collection down below. I’d love to know how it works for you πŸ™‚

Remember to love your health.

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MAC Series – Fav #5, Retro Matte Lipstick ‘Ruby Woo’ – My Festive Must Have

Tis the season to be jolly and wear a lot of red!

It’s Christmas Eve and before that special day, I need to share with you one of my favourite lipsticks. Very appropriate!

MAC Says:

A long-wearing Lipstick formula with intense colour payoff and a completely matte finish.

Long-wearing, eight hours

Non-feathering

Fade-proof

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‘Ruby Woo’ AUD$36.00, 3 g / 0.1 US oz

What’s not to love about this classic red lip?

 

This iconic, blue-red, very matte lipstick will suit all skin tones for a properly perfect pout.

Application Tips

  • I would strongly suggest applying MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip or at the very least a lip balm (which is what I use). This will allow for smoother application
  • Use a red lip liner to fill in your lips. This creates a base. I use MAC’s ‘Cherry’ lip liner (as seen in featured pic above) it seems in the years after I bought ‘Cherry’ they have now got an actualΒ ‘Ruby Woo’ lip liner. (*coughs* why do I still want to buy this even though Cherry has literally been sharpened once since purchase and I don’t need it??)
  • Apply lipstick straight from the bullet
  • You can use a brush to apply more layers
  • Re-draw your lips to perfect any of the outer lines
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Applying straight from the bullet gets maximum colour application, you can fix any mistakes later

Things to keep in mind

Red lips are capable of taking your makeup to the next level or making your face look more awake in the blink of an eye.

  • It also has a way of drawing your eyes to any other red things on your face, i.e that pimple, that vein, capillary or that dry patch of skin. Fair people beware! Tanned skin lovelies, you’re lucky.
  • Be sure to cover up your face as to not draw attention to that red area because human nature will cause people’s eyes to match the red on your lips to the red on your cheek etc.

My Thoughts

I have worn this to big occasions and small dinners and sometimes just during the day, the staying power is always there and it hardly transfers onto any cutlery or glassware. It is very matte, but so gorgeous, a holy grail in my opinion.

So have I got you convinced why you might want to wear this for Christmas? πŸ˜€

Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas!

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Review – Fenty Beauty – Gloss Bomb, Diamond Milk

I got an early Christmas gift!

Isn’t it festive? Perfect for the holiday season if you want a snow angel lip or perhaps a glowing disco ball for NYE parties?

Check out my full review on the original and first shade byΒ Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb inΒ ‘Fenty Glow’ here. It also goes more in depth with the scent, wand and formula which Diamond Milk is identical to.

Ingredients

Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tricaprylin, Cera Microcristallina/microcrystalline Wax/cire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Vp/eicosene Copolymer, Vp/hexadecene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sorbitan Oleate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Aroma/flavor, Benzyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Parfum/fragrance, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Limonene, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lactic Acid, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acrylates Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)

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Gloss Bomb, ‘Diamond Milk’ AUD$30, 9ml / 0.3FL. OZ.

β™ͺ Memory, all alone in the moonlight β™ͺ

Que Barbara Streisand’s song ‘Memory’

This colour reminds me of a Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds gloss I had in the early 2000’s.

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Similar colour, more glitter but had a gritty texture when I rubbed my lips together. Nonetheless the shine on it was amazing so I continued to wear it.

I was tempted to buy the newly released shade ‘FU$$Y/Fussy’Β and while it’s a gorgeous petal pink, it was too similar toΒ ‘Fenty Glow’Β in my honest opinion. I wanted a little something different.

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My Thoughts

I am so happy I purchased this! It has not dissapointed me at all and it brings back a little nostalgia too.

I wonder have you tried this shade yet?

Love your health.

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Casual Friday’s – DAISO Mini Haul

I‘m officially obsessed with DAISO. Where nearly everything is AUD$2.80, how can you not love this shop?

Not to mention the unbelievable variety!

Unfortunately DAISO’s stores in Australia come few and far between Sydney. I had to do a little travelling to get to my ‘local’ shop but it was so worth it though.

Beauty Related Items

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I will post a review on the performance of this makeup brush cleaner

Feeding my Disney Addiction

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Wouldn’t be me if I didn’t come home with more Disney stuff

Thank you DAISO for making so many cute Disney items available. I can’t find stuff like this anywhere else.

 

Annnnnd I went back a second time ^_^

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Makeup pads, water absorbent hair band and the Puff Sponge Detergent (will review this too)

Have you got any DAISOΒ beauty products or any product must haves I should check out? Let me know in a comment below πŸ™‚

I’ll be going back in the new year most probably!

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