Today's post is dedicated to my top five favourite products I have found my self reaching for lately, why I love them, and why you need them in your life (shopping addiction waddup). These are all drugstore, except for one, so they won't take a major hit to your bank account.
The first product is the Australis Colour Inject lipstick in 'Lick the Icing'. I have loved this product ever since it came out last year, and own many backups since when it first came out it was supposed to be limited edition. It is a beautiful light lilac/lavender purple which has blue based pink tones. This colour is gorgeous, and the formula is fantastic and long wearing. The only thing I don't like about this product is the smell and taste on the lips, that part isn't great.. The colour looks a bit pink in the photo, because of flash but is more purple in real life. If you like Mac 'Saint Germain' and Mac 'Snob', try this out, because I guarantee you'll become hooked on this colour, just as I have.
Second off the rank is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind primer. This is extremely silicone based, but unlike the likes of the Benefit Porefessional, if you use too much of this product, it doesn't sink into pores, and just sits on the surface. However, when you use the appropriate, small amount, this product is a fantastic primer. It really does make my make up last all day, and keeps any shine at bay. This retails for around $14 AU but you can often find this on sale.
Overall, this is one of the better primers on the Australian drugstore market, and there's a reason why. It's a great product.
The next product is the Benefit Boxed Powder in 'Hervana'. This is an absolutely GORGEOUS, light, baby peachy-pink, and looks stunning on pale-medium skin tones. This has a combination of purple, peach, orange and white shades, but when swirled together, they become a beautiful light peach colour. This is a very long wearing blush. I wore this last week. I applied it at 7am and at 7pm that night it was still there. This blush isn't cheap, at $55Au from Benefit Counters in Myer, but because this is such a stunning colour, it's a great investment (splurge..either way).
Another product I have been loving is this pH Matchmaker bronzer for light skin by Physicians Formula. I picked this up from Priceline for only $4.88, in the current sales. This product is very pale, and is perfect for my porcelain fair skin. It has a little bit of shimmer in it, but when applied it looks very natural, and isn't very warmed toned, which is great for fellow pale skinned girls. This is a fantastic bronzer for winter, as it's not very intense.
The last product is one of my new favourite drugstore foundations, the Loreal Nude Magique in 120 Ivory. The colour of this particular shade looks a little dark at first, but when applied it becomes less of an opaque darker colour, as the product itself is so lightweight and sheer. I love this because it saves me so much time when doing my makeup. It sets itself to a powder finish, so I only need a TINY amount of powder over the top and I'm good to go.
This is a fantastic product for girls with normal - dry skin as it is a serious time saver when getting ready. It has a flawless yet natural finish and is very long lasting on my skin type.
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for most posts on all things beauty.