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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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Review

Tarte is by far a huge favourite of mine in the eyeshadow department. So will their Amazonian Clay Blush perform as well as their shadows?

I was super happy to see this little gem hidden away in my giveaway winners box. I have never tried anything else from their range so this was a nice surprise.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Tricaprylin, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba, PEG-150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth-4, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Tin Oxide, Mica, Carmine (CI 75470). (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 6 And Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

Swatch

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Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in ‘Paaarty’, a nude blushing pink, one ofΒ  17 spectacular shades available

Tarte Says (available at Sephora)

This nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish that lasts an amazing 12 hours.

For oily skin types, Amazonian clay minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and keep product in place. Those with dry skin will benefit from the clay’s nourishing and hydrating properties, which naturally restore skin’s moisture. Combination skin types can rely on its ability to zero in on skin concerns and deliver benefits to restore complexion harmony. The result: Blush that wears better, longer and truer.

Pigmentation

I used a tulip brush to apply and apply I did. A little too much! Some pressed powder over the top to took it down a notch and I avoided looking like an overheated mess. It’s very pigmented, I like it.

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6 hours of wear
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Paaarty brings just enough flush to the face

Lasting Power

As Tarte claims above it, “wears better, longer and truer” for combination skin.

  • I decided to wear this on a very hot, 30Β°C/86Β°F day and the above pictures were taken after 6 hours of wear
  • I can still see the colour coming through in the photos
  • I was happy that none of my sweat and oils had broken down the powder

I really enjoyed this blush and seeing as I only have another two, I will be using this more often. This Amazonian Clay Powder Blush is smooth, easy to apply and shows up well on my skin tone.

Have you got a soft spot for Tarte Cosmetics? Comment below your fav product of theirs πŸ™‚

Love your health

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Review – Marc Jacobs Beauty – Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss

Fancy yourself a shiny, glossy lip that feels as luxurious as it looks? Keep those lips puckered as I review this stunning product.

About two weeks ago, I brought to you my review on Fenty Beauty’s Fenty Glow Lipgloss. Since I’m on a roll, today’s review is on a high end lip product by Marc Jacobs Beauty.

For the most part, I try to use drug store and mid range beauty products and cosmetics. A lot of what I show you is my collection built up over the years.

Last year, as a gift to myself and with my tax money in tow, I purchased this beauty to help my thin and small lips.

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Some product has settled in the bottle. It’s probably quarter full

Ingredients

Polybutene, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14) Olefin), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Glyceryl Tribehenate/Isostearate/Eicosandioate, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Limonene. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (9CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in ‘Sugar Sugar’

Sephora Says,

A high-shine lip gloss in covetable shades with lasting brilliance.

Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer lipgloss delivers maximum colour and brilliance with its unique Triple Shine Complex, a blend of high-performance ingredients that provide unstoppable wear and shine like ’30 coats of lacquer.’ The brilliant shine contributes to an optical plumping look. Enamored feels cushiony on the lips, never sticky. This mint-scented lip gloss collection features a profusion of creamy pinks, shimmering lavenders and iridescent brights that give lips a lush look with lasting colour and unbelievable shine.

And for AUD$42.00 for 5ml/ 0.16fl.oz worth of product, you’d better hope it does what they tell you.

Well, I really love it.

Wand Applicator

This is a unique wand tip. It’s quite long in length but honestly, I prefer something a little smaller. I have thin lips so maybe that’s the issue. Nonetheless, it get’s the product on there quickly in one swipe.

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The rectangle shape feels comfortable in my hand

Scent

There’s a mild, minty scent. Nothing too crazy. It tastes a little minty too.

Texture

This is creamy and delicious on the lips. It feels like a thick coat of gloss and it melts into your lips. I feel like you don’t need a whole heap either.

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A nude shade with golden sparkle dust

The Stick Factor

There’s definitely not any on my scale.

Shade Range

It’s extensive, ranging from their Shimmer Shimmer finish and High Shine finish they have every colour to keep you covered. Wear it alone or over another lip product, you can’t go wrong.

Would I Re-Purchase?

Yes definitely. I’m very interested in their other shades.

So maybe this could be a well earned treat for yourself or a gift for a family member or friend this Christmas? I hope you enjoyed today’s post, are you liking the site update? πŸ™‚

Love your health.

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Review – Fenty Beauty – Gloss Bomb, Fenty Glow

Beauty for All. Rihanna truly encompasses the need for makeup that is fully inclusive and that can be worn by anyone.

Launching her own line of cosmetics in September of ’17, Rihanna was focused on not only just creating a brand for herself. Fenty Beauty was to insure that any gender and any skin tone was included in enjoying the fun of cosmetics.

Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, 9ml $30.00AUD

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Ingredients

Β 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, Mica, Sorbitan Oleate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Aroma/flavor, Parfum/fragrance, Tribehenin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Lactic Acid, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene

Universal?

I was a bit unsure of a lip gloss that was ‘Universal’. How could one lip gloss suit everyone? Surely it would clash with some skin tones?

Well whatever witch craft our Rihanna and her team managed to conjure up was truly magical indeed.

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This high shine Universal Lip Luminizer is just enough colour to enhance anyone’s skin tone

The Scent

With my sudden urge for all things glossy, I snatched this one up pretty quick upon it’s release here in Australia. It has a fruity, lolly like scent. It can get a little much sometimes but, I still love it.

Sticky Factor

There’s none! It doesn’t feel uncomfortable on the lips at all. In fact it just melts in. Also the shine. It’s dazzling. Reminds me of those old Chi Chi glosses I used to wear back in the day.

Wand Applicator

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I’ve used a lot of this product! Note the visible line just at the, ‘B’ of Beauty

I quite like the pentagon handle as it feels comfortable to grip and being small, makes for an easier application.

The wand is a doe foot applicator but jumbo size. Nice because it gets the product on easily and quickly in one swoosh.

You can use this alone or top over your fav lippie. I love wearing it alone, it’s a “your lips but better” gloss that has you scrounging around in your bag for more.

Diamond Milk

Ahh the second shade in the Gloss Bomb line and can you blame her? I think I need this one next. With the popularity of Fenty Glow, it was apparent another more subtle shade might be needed to get hose lips to shine bright like a diamond. Or so Rihanna tells us.

Have you tried any glosses by Fenty Beauty? I’d love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚

Fenty Beauty is available at Sephora stores.

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Bare Minerals – Original SPF 15 Foundation Review

Something about Bare Minerals makes me nostalgic. Taking me back to a teenage me breaking into the makeup and beauty world. It’s definitely OG status and recently, slowly making a comeback.

Many will say it’s messy and difficult to make work. I’m here to convince you otherwise.

I really was pleasantly surprised with this foundation. If you’ve been following my posts, I’ve been makeup free for a long while now in an effort to help clear my skin. But as my birthday slowly crept up in the first week of October, I decided what the heck. I was going to put a full face of makeup on. Man it felt nice!

Why I Chose This?

I wanted a light weight foundation that packed a punch when it came to coverage. No, I don’t think powders are any different than liquids when contributing to breakouts and acne and the overall clogging of pores. But it just felt better on my skin, didn’t take ages to come off at the end of the night.

Note: I’m finding makeup may not be the culprit as my skin has not dramatically changed since I stopped applying all my cosmetics.

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Retailing for AUD$42.00, 8 g/0.28 oz at Mecca with 18 available shades.

Ingredients

Titanium Dioxide 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.

Click, lock and go

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The sifter part is amazing because, unlike older versions of the classic foundation, the sifter mechanism locks when you twist it to prevent excess powder floating around. Particularly handy when travelling. This means you’re not wasting product you’re not using and the powder stays fresh.

Swirl, tap, buff

I like to use only 1 of the 4 sifter holes to dispense the product into the lid. You really don’t need a whole heap of powder foundation. So using 4 holes really isn’t necessary in my opinion. Less is best.

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This is more than enough. Work with this much for each part of your face until you achieve the coverage you like

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Using a brush like this provides the best coverage

Swirl your brush for a solid minute or more until the product is gone. All the product should be up in the bristles of your brush now.

Use gentle circular motions and gentle tapping to buff the powder into the skin. Work on each part of your face a bit of a time with a bit of product as shown above. Note:Β You shouldn’t have powder flying everywhere.Β If this is the case, you need to buff more before you apply to your face.

You may think nothing is happening but it will slowly transform your face into a blank, even canvas.

Wear Test

I wore this for a few hours, approx 6 hours for my birthday dinner and it held up really nicely. I didn’t look too oily or shiny at the end of the night.

To prep I simply moisturised my face with Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturiser Sensitive 30 minutes before application of foundation.

SPF 15 is not enough sun protection. SPF will degrade during the day so please apply a base layer of no less than an SPF 30 sunscreen to your face before applying this powder. Reapplication is always necessary πŸ˜‰

What I Love?

  • This turns my skin into a literally flawless complexion. Something I never thought a powder foundation would provide
  • My skin but better look
  • No streaky face like liquids tend to do
  • No cakiness, feels lightweight
  • Healthy glow
  • This actually matches me better than any liquid foundation I have ever tried. Not too pink or yellow for my fair skin
  • Came off easily with Micellar Cleansing Water and my Microfiber Facial Cloth

I think if you’re a beginner at makeup, this is truly a nice option to begin with. You can’t mess it up really, just don’t apply a whole heap and you should be good to go.

So I wonder, have you tried the Bare Minerals Original SPF 15 Foundation? Or perhaps any other powder foundations? Share your thoughts below.

Remember to love your health!

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