New year, new makeup!
There’s nothing more satisfying than cracking open a new makeup product to try. It’s so exciting! What’s in my makeup bag this January includes seven new products ranging from updated basics to a pop of glitter. I’ve found some really great products and can’t wait to share them with you. Keep reading to find out what’s new…
Although this foundation is on the pricey side, it really is worth every dollar in my opinion. Firstly, the colour matching for my skin tone is perfect as I struggle to find a yellow undertone that’s not too light or too dark. The medium coverage formula leaves skin looking like skin which I love. On hot days, my combination skin can create some patchiness so I’d probably say this foundation is a bit too rich for an oily complexion. The best application results were with my fingers or makeup sponge.
I’m having so much fun with the versatility of this strobing cream! I’ve used it as a highlighter and mixed into base products like moisturiser, primer, foundation and cream blush. It has a deep pink flecks that suit my olive complexion, blurring in for the perfect pink glow. Redlite might look too stark against lighter skin tones, which are better suited to Pinklite. The hydrating formula feels amazing to use and apply, almost like skin care.
Finally jumped on bandwagon and tried this setting spray. Big tick for prolonging makeup and works a treat for sprucing up your makeup towards the end of the day. The performance is on par with my beloved Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. The only two differences for me is Urban Decay produces a finer mist and that it’s more expensive.
There’s so much love behind this lipstick. I have never found a more perfect nude lipstick for my olive skin tone and dark lip colour. This highly pigmented satin finish lipstick is a peachy nude with perfect balance of brown and pink. Sadly, it’s sold out everywhere… My sister drove from Brisbane to Toowoomba to get the last one in Queensland for my Christmas present. I owe her BIG TIME! I did find a similar one by Bobbi Brown that was close to Fuel, but can’t remember the name (I’ll edit this post if I find it).
Never underestimate the power of a single shadow! This goodie was running up against the Stila Magnificent Metals and I chose the Urban Decay’s Moondust over it for a number of reasons. It was easier to work with than the liquid in terms of application and build-ability. The liquid can start to lift as you build up. With an eyelid being quite small, the Stila glitters felt chunky as opposed to UD which gave the same effect but with much finer glitters. I felt confident wearing this day or night.
After four rounds of purchases, I finally traded up my Kat Von Dee Tattoo Liner for the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. I quickly realised that the felt tip of Stila’s liner was not up my alley, especially after loving the Kat Von Dee synthetic bristle tip. Both have amazing colour pay off and staying power. I can also achieve a winged liner with both, but Kat Von Dee wins for ease of use.
I’m picky with mascara so I was impressed to find that this one works a treat. I thought the dual end was gimmicky at first, but it’s actually really handy. You’re supposed to use the small brush as coat one, then the large brush to apply the second coat. For me, I love using the larger brush first, then go in with the smaller brush in the inner corners and bottom lashes. It really opens up your eyes getting into those small lashes!
Hope you enjoyed the post. Let me know in the comments what products stood out to you!