Beauty Bits

It’s been a while since I blogged about any of my beauty favourites but to be honest, it’s been a while since I had any new ones to tell you about. Now I feel like I have a million… This is a good thing. As long as you’re not my credit card.

benefit fake up

For the longest time, I have mourned the loss of the Benefit It Stick which has long been my blemish concealer of choice and while I still haven’t quite manage to find a replacement for that bad boy, I have fallen head over heels for the new Fake Up stick. I was massively doubtful at first. Lipsticks using the same colour core/moisturiser outer have never done it for me, I hate the irregular colour placement and totally wrote this off as nonsense. But my eyes were looking a bit tired, my skin has been dry and I was in Sephora with fifteen minutes to kill. So I bought it. And I love it. Fake Up has totally replaced by Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser. I’ve literally had it on my face every day since I bought it. LOVE.

loreal paris coloure caresseEver since the YSL Glossy Stains launched I’ve been desperately in love with shade 7, Corail Aquatique. It’s my perfect my-lips-but-better shade and I’m on my second tube (bottle? I don’t know…). And while I’ve liked the look of the rest of the range, I’m never that daring with my lip colour choices and the YSL products were a little too pricey for me to start experimenting. Enter L’Oreal’s Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain – yeah, I know but for $9.99, I’ll allow a little knocking off. The range is more limited that the YSL product and the packaging is considerably less luxe (and if I’m honest, downright ugly) but I am in love with the Coral Tattoo shade. It’s a bolder, brighter orange than my YSL go to and I probably wouldn’t have taken a chance on it at the YSL price point of $34.00. The product is lighter and not quite as creamy as its inspiration but it does last and the colours are punchy. I can’t imagine it’ll be long before I’ve bagged the lot.http://0

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