MECCA Holiday Releases 2017 – My must haves

I know it’s cliche, but can you believe how quickly this year has flown by? Seriously. It is already time to chat about Holiday Collections, and tomorrow is the mother of all days – MECCA’s drop of all things festive. It is the day that any self-confessed beauty junkie will have marked in their diary, with credit cards at the ready.

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I know it’s cliche, but can you believe how quickly this year has flown by? Seriously. It is already time to chat about Holiday Collections, and tomorrow is the mother of all days – MECCA‘s drop of all things festive. It is the day that any self-confessed beauty junkie will have marked in their diary, with credit cards at the ready.

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Now, let me tell you, Mecca have really out-done themselves this year; their offerings are really something special. But the sheer amount of products is slightly overwhelming, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to walk you through my top picks and additions to my forever growing wishlist.

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Frank Body Mini Scrub Duos $19.95

Everyone loves a bit of pampering, and Frank has always been my number one product to share the shower with. The hype is real with the Frank body scrubs, and these duos allow you to experience Frank in two different forms. Men and Women alike would appreciate getting down and dirty with Frank.

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Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Trio WARM $69

Know somebody that is a sucker for sparkle? This stunning highlighting trio is all you would ever need in a highlighting palette. The three shades have been created to flatter light-medium skin tones. The powders are finely milled and give off the most gorgeous luminosity.

MECCA MAX Holiday Collection $15-$88

Mecca have had a huge year, from turning 20 to launching their very own brand. The range of gift sets from the MECCA MAX range is incredible – It is a little hard to only pick one or two recommendations. The price range is really affordable, quality is great and there is something to suit anyone. The gift sets would make the most amazing presents for family and friends. So I think it is worth checking out all of the MECCA MAX offerings to see what tickles your fancy.

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Volume 3 $117

This all-in-one is a must have for any beauty lover. There is nothing quite like an Hourglass powder, and this aesthetically pleasing palette includes everything you could ever want. If you’re a long-time Hourglass lover, like me, or brand new to the brand, this palette should be right up the top of your shopping list. I mean, just look at it.

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Hourglass Confession Refillable Lipstick Set $79

This value set has been highly anticipated by all Hourglass devotees. While it is ridiculously luxe, the quality of these lipsticks have blown my mind. I have never used anything so creamy, comfortable or down-right amazing before. This set provides one glamorous gold casing as well as 3 gorgeous nude shades for you to switch in and out as you wish.

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Smashbox Shadow Contour and Blush Palette $61

Now this is a palette for beauty gurus and beginners alike. Full of very wearable, versatile, high-quality shades of eyeshadow, bronzers and blush. The options in this palette are endless. I think this is a great gift for makeup lovers young and old.

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Chantecaille Les Paillettes $110

This is definitely a wishlist item for me. As soon as a set eyes upon this work of art at the MECCA showcase, I was in awe. The pure detail in the press alone gives me goosebumps. Inspired by sequins and all things festive, this stunning little highlight combines pearly and Rose Gold pigments to create something a little bit magical. Is it something that anyone really needs? No. Is it ridiculously expensive? Yes. But it sure would look good in my collection.

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NARS Love Triangles $35

These cute little sets are ideal for anyone looking to trial NARS or give the gift of luxury makeup to a loved one. Plus these gorgeously packaged sets would look super cute hanging from the Christmas tree. Each Love Triangle includes a travel size lipstick and blush – both highly raved about formulas. There is a selection of 5 shades and my picks would be the famous ORGASM or HOT SAND/RITA options.

Stila Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipstick sets ( 3 for $29 or 8 for $66)

If you know me, you’d know my love for the Stay-All-Day Liquid Lipsticks. The formula in my opinion, is second to none and colour range ticks all the boxes. These gift sets give you the opportunity to try different shades in travel sized tubes, and the prices are really reasonable. The sets of 3 are fabulous stocking fillers or the set of 8 would be happily received by anyone who loves lipsticks. But be quick, last year these sets sold out ridiculously fast.

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TOO FACED Beauty Cracker $35

Nothing screams Christmas more than a cracker, and this cracker is sure to bring a smile to any beauty lovers face. Including a travel size Better Than Sex Mascara,  Melted Liquid Lipstick, Shadow Insurance Eye Primer and a cute little pin, this is a great Secret Santa present or little gesture of holiday spirit that the receiver is sure to love.

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This Works Dream Team $18

If you could give someone the gift of a good sleep, why wouldn’t you? Being 8 months pregnant, good sleep in a bit hard to come by. But with the help of the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, dozing off has been made a whole lot easier. This little set is great for travel, or the perfect little tester for someone that struggles with insomnia or poor sleep. Now if only I could purchase a lifetime supply.

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DIPTYQUE Carousel and Candle Duo $147

Hello outrageously over the top candle, that no one would ever really need. But do we want it? Heck yes. This heat from the lit candle magically makes the carousel spin creating the most hypnotising yet glamorous decor item I ever did see. Plus have you ever sampled a Diptyque candle? ’cause they are mind-blowing. I can imagine it all now – Red wine in hand, watching the candlelight dance across the room, the carousel gently spinning as the Christmas tree sparkles in the distance and Bing Crosby sings about a White Christmas. Swooooooon.

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These selections are just a tiny taste of what is being released tomorrow. I urge you, no I implore you to check out the drop to see the incredible array of cosmetics, skincare, body and fragrances available for the holiday season, if not for yourself, then for some festive gift-giving. There is something suitable for everyone in every price range.

What is on your list? Something tickle your fancy?

Happy gifting,

 

Camille x

*DISCLAIMER – Although I was provided with some samples for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

** Stock photos supplied by Mecca

 

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Mecca Must Haves

Over the last few months there have been some incredible new releases at Mecca. While I’d love to walk you through every one of my favourite products, I don’t want to be writing a novel.  So,  I thought I’d highlight a few of my current must haves and holy grail products.

Hello beautiful people,

Over the last few months there have been some incredible new releases at Mecca. While I’d love to walk you through every one of my favourite products, I don’t want to be writing a novel.  So,  I thought I’d highlight a few of my current must haves and holy grail products.

Nars 

Oh, where to begin? I love Nars, I  really do.  The fabulous PowerMattes* are only new to my collection, but man, they have made an impression. The formula is light, and slightly watery, but packs a pigmented punch. They apply easily – especially thanks to the pointed applicator. They seriously last all day without too much flaking at all. While they are on the pricey side of things, keep in mind there is no need to top ups during the day, so the tube is going to last you about 3 times as long as a regular lipstick.

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Still on Nars, this wouldn’t be a ‘must-haves’ post without the mention of the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer*. I have spoken many times about this pot of magic, and you can find a detailed blog post here. I have been using this concealer almost daily to cover up the effects of sleep deprivation thanks to pregnancy hormones. They are just perfect for daily wear. They are light, blendable, long-wearing with minimal creasing and have no need for a setting powder.  They really are the most perfect, all in one concealer.

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Bare Minerals 

To be quite honest, Bare Minerals really wasn’t ever on my radar. There was nothing that really jumped out to me. That was until they released their incredible Gen-Nude collection. Their lip products are such high-quality and measure up against the make-up big wigs. Both the liquid lipstick* and gloss formulas are exceptional, I cannot fault either of them. The more products I use from the brand, the more I fall in love. Don’t be foolish like me and discount them, because there are some absolute gems in the range.

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Hourglass 

Hourglass is another one of those brands that I cannot get enough of. Their products are of the highest quality and honestly feel like they contain some sort of magic. All of their powders add the most beautiful glow to the skin and somehow make you look fresh, healthy and airbrushed. Now those are big claims coming out of my mouth, but I wholeheartedly believe it. Their blushes are stunning, they blend like no other. The flush on the cheeks look so natural and glowy.

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The Ambient Lighting Powders are by far my favourite. Basically, I can’t leave the house without a dusting of Dim Light. With my oily skin, I have always been hesitant to dabble in illuminating powders – there is nothing good about looking like a greasy disco ball. But Dim Light is like a facial in a compact. It smoothes, hides imperfections and adds the most healthy looking glow to the complexion – like i said, it is some sort of sorcery.

Mecca Max

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard about the really exciting release of Mecca’s own line MECCA MAX. I have had the chance to trial most of the range, and have definitely discovered some must-have products. Firstly I have to mention the incredible Power Couple Mascara*. From first swipe on the lashes, I fell in love. This mascara lengthens and defines, leaving my eyelashes super fluttery. There is no flaking or smudging in sight. That alone sold me, but this mascara has a nifty little featutre – the dual wand. The smaller brush allows you to really get into the roots to create volume, and accentuate bottom and corner lashes. My new holy grail mascara.

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Mecca MAX have really hit the mark with their lip products. From the gorgeous Pout Pop * lipsticks that are dreamily creamy, to the non-sticky but pigmented Boss Gloss* and the hydrating City Slickers Tinted Oil* , this range cannot be faulted. I have found myself reaching for Mecca Max lip products on the daily, over my usual go-to products. The range is affordable, full of gorgeous colours and just screaming to be a part of your collection.

Dr Dennis Gross 

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I rave almost on a weekly basis about my love for all things  Dr DG. I will tell anyone who will listen how incredible the Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels* are. Seriously, everyone needs these in their lives. Nothing, and I mean nothing, has improved my skin like these have. The targeted formula of both AHA’s and BHA’s work together to treat almost all skincare concerns. They chemically exfoliate by removing dead skin cells, polishing the skin, treating ageing concerns to reveal smooth, bright and even skin. An absolute must have. You can read more about these clever little pads here and here.

FRANK

Where would a must haves list be without good old trusty Frank. I have loved body scrubs for so damn long. The sensation of buffing and polishing skin just feels a little too good.  Since becoming pregnant, I have loved scrubs even more. I need to ensure my skin is polished and hydrated to prevent stretch marks, so Frank has been joining me in the shower more often than not. Even my partner Kane is quite partial to Frank – Who would have thought?!  Plus that gorgeous coffee scent really kick starts my morning, especially while my caffeine intake is limited. Damn you, growing baby.

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Too Faced 

Too Faced have some damn good products. But there is one gem that I have re-purchased, over and over again. The Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is the most beautiful everday bronzer in my collection. Not only does it smell like a chocolate dream, but it is the most perfect contour colour that blends effortlessly. It can be worn quite sheer or built up for an intense Instagram-worthy contour. I always reach for this over my other matte bronzers.

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Lanolips 

I recently raved about the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Treatment* over on the ‘gram. It has been my lip saviour for tail-end of winter. This unique product is not only a suuuuuper hydrating creamy balm but it also works as a natural exfoliate to get rid of those pesky little dry flakes. It adds a glossy sheen to the lips and smells exactly like icy-poles. So really it covers all bases.

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Urban Decay

I would put money on the fact that almost every beauty-enthusiast has had a bottle of Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray in their collections at some point. It is a cult product and for all the right reasons. It truly sets that cake in place for hours on end. It settles down any excess powders, doesn’t add shine, nor does it matte out that beaming glow. If you are after a good quality and effective setting spray, this little bottle is your best bet.

WinkyLux *

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This quirky little brand is just too cute for words. They are known for their kitschy packaging, especially the medication shaped lipsticks.  I personally think their lipsticks are just gorgeous, and are great to throw in the handbag for touch ups throughout the day. I also adore their balms.* Not only do they smell delicious, but they add a kiss of sheen and colour to the lips, while adding a boost of hydration. Plus what other lip balm has a gorgeous dried flower encased in the actual product?

What are your Mecca must-haves? Have you added any more to your wishlist?

 

Speak soon,

Camille x

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

April Favourites

Hello!

I took an unintentional blogging break for the month. I was away on holidays and time just seemed to get away from me. But I’m back with a re-energised vigour. So let’s jump head first into my April Favourites.

OtterBox X Swarovski Phone Case*

My phone is basically glued to my right hand, so it’s no question that it occasionally takes a tumble. Previously I would wince, reach down and  pray that my most prised possession was still intact.  Now I don’t have this concern. Not only are Otterbox phone cases the gold standard when it comes to phone protection, but this particular collab makes my little heart sing.  Covered in swarovski crystals, you could say that my phone’s highlight is on point. Usually phone covers that protect like this are big, bulky and frankly, unattractive but this ticks all the boxes.

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Urban Decay Ultimate Pair Lip Kits *

Finally a lip-kit of incredible quality and for a reasonable price. I already adore Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick range, but these little duos are just fabulous. There’s no second guessing about which lip-liner suits best; it’s already perfectly packaged up for you in the one little box.  I just wish there was more of a selection of shades.

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It Cosmetics Superhero Palette*

I was gifted this palette at the start of the year, but never really got around to playing with it all that much. But I have been using this a whole heap lately. The formula is just something else. Buttery, blendable and super pigmented, these eye-shadows are even enhanced with anti-aging skincare benefits to nourish the eyelid. This palette is so user friendly and provides a good range of versatile shades that would suit almost any skin tone and eye colour. This little baby is landing at Sephora soon, but is limited.

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Revlon Eye Art

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably have seen these little guys featuring in my MOTD images.  They are STUNNING! They are a cream eyeshadow, glitter liner combo that actually works. The formula is simply gorgeous. The creams just glide on, deliver an incredible amount of pigment, all while being super blendable. Although the glitter doesn’t work too well as a liner, it is lovely when tapped on and blended out for a injection of sparkle. Both formula’s don’t stray or fade once dry – BIG BONUS! My oily little eyelids usually don’t agree with cream eyeshadows, but I have been just loving these for a little something extra.

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Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Playpen 

Nars Velvet Lip Glides are next level! They combine the best of both worlds, by providing long lasting colour all while given your lips a little loving. It’s well known that liquid lipsticks can be quite harsh on the lips and that normal glossy formulas usually aren’t long lasting.  But these have changed the game. Once applied my lips feel buttery, but not too sticky and pack a pigment punch. After a few hours the glossy finish does diminish, but the formula acts like a kind of stain, which allows that pigment stick around. The shade I have is Playpen which is a pinky nude that is perfect for easy, daily wear. I have heard that the darker shades of this line can be a little patchy.

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Bobbi Brown Havana Brights*

This is heaven, or should I say Havana, in a palette. My goodness! I cannot express to you enough just how gorgeous this little number is. Encased in a fabulous neon coral case, this palette sure is pleasing to the eye. Inside is the most stunning cheek trio including a bronzer, blush and highlight. The shades add a beautiful natural glow to the face and the formula is super blendable and stays true the Bobbi Brown incredibly high standard.  I took this little baby away with me recently and favoured using this as eyeshadow as well.  Such a perfect, versatile little palette.

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That’s it.

Hope you had a fabulous April and you can look forward to a few more blog posts this month.

Take care,

Camille

You can find more of me on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (@onabeautybender)

DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

February Favourites

Hello,

Where ever you are, I hope the sun is shining and the bees are buzzing. Unless you hate sunshine and are allergic to bees… then I hope the world is the way you prefer 🙂

February was fun, I discovered so so so many new products. I was lucky enough to attend a Sephora Showcase which introduced me to so many new and exciting releases. Although I haven’t had the chance to give everything a try, this favourites post features quite a lot of the products, as I am sure a lot more of my posts will.  I also de-cluttered my collection and rediscovered a couple of old favourites as well.

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Braun Silk-Epil 9 Skin Spa Epilator*

This little device is new at Beauty Bender HQ but it has been a lifesaver. As a fake-tan lover and a fan of laser hair removal, the body brushes on this bad boy have been getting a work out to say the least. It exfoliates the skin like a dream and removes all evidence of old fake tan. The two different brush heads are great for the different areas of the body and make for a handy shower device. The epilator head however isn’t my favourite. I have used it just the once, and found a quite painful. But alas, I will continue to persevere before making my mind up.

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Napoleon Bronze Patrol*

As a teenager, this little compact was my ride or die. I loved the sheen that it added to my cheeks, but somewhere along the way it was forgotten about. I have re-discovered it lately, and man, I have fallen back in love. I have been using the Bronze Patrol almost daily to add a gorgeous healthy, bronzed glow to my face to make the most of the remaining days of Summer. It looks heavenly on sunkissed skin, it just adds the most beautiful highlight and sheen, as well as a touch of colour.

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Tarte Cosmetics Blot Party*

This has been a handbag staple.  I already have a long-lasting love affair with blotting papers and mattifying powders but Tarte has changed the game with Blot Party by combining the two in a pretty little compact. Not only is it adorable, it is so practical. It has been a saviour in the February heat and my oil has been under control like never before .  This little guys, as well as the rest of the Athleisure collection will be dropping in Sephora shortly, but it is unfortunately limited edition.

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Rimmel The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Collection*

Rimmel make damn good lipsticks. They’re easily comparable to high end brands, if not even better. The formulas are always creamy, never drying, pigmented and smell delicious. The Only 1 Matte collection is in my opinion the best range yet. The formula is so smooth and even though it is matte, they do not dry out the lips. The shades are STUNNING. Longevity and wear is great. I really cannot fault them. I particularly love the shades Salute (nude pink), High Flyer (dusty mauve) and Call The Shots (Fuschia).

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Shu Uemura Chinese New Year Neon Balm*

My obsession with SHU is real. The packaging is oh-so kawaii and the products are such incredible quality. These gorgeous Neon Balms were created to express blossoming beginnings in the new Chinese New Year. Just the sight of these bullets and the colour of the balms make my heart sing. The balms provide a beautiful sheen and slight colour to the lips, along with long lasting hydration. I have been loving these little guys for everday wear and they have been living in my purse since I got them.

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Chosungah22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker

This little pink guy caught my eye the moment the lovely Georgia from WithGoodFace started to post about it on her feed. Just something  about the fluoro colour and the way it resembled a highlighter just screamed ‘buy me, buy me’. I needed this quirky little dude in my collection and when I found out Mecca stocked Chosungah22, I was sold. The applicator looks a little funny, but surprisngly enough, works really well. The sponge applies the product well and it easily manoeuvred, whiole the brush is perfect to brush and set the brows in place. I have the colour Grey Brown which is so perfect for me. I LOVE this brow product and sort of want all the colour because I love the packaging to much, hehe. I also want to try a few more Chosungah22 products to see if the high-quality is consistent.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Quad (Fresh, Warm Taupe, Red Earth and Wine)*

Guys, Anastasia singles are finally available in Australia. Praise baby cheeses! If you’ve ever used an ABH palette you would know that her shadows are the ultimate formula. They are just so pigmented, soft and blendable. The colour range is huge and formula is pretty damn consistent across the board. These singles allow you to pick and chose what you want in your own palette and give you a little bit of creative control. The finishes range from matte, satins, shimmers and metallics  and are in incredibly versatile shades. The empty quads are so inexpensive ($7!), but look so luxe. The quads are ideal for travel and my particular shades work really well for everyday looks or something a little bit more glam. I am dying to get my hot little hands on a few more singles.

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Makeup Forever Ultra HD Lip Booster and Skin Booster*

These brand newies from Makeup Forever as so exciting. Both products are created to nourish the skin and lips to allow for the smoothest and most flawless makeup application possible. The Lip Booster is a super hydrating, buttery feeling balm/gloss hybrid that can be worn alone for a slight kiss of colour and hydration, or used as a primer/serum type product to prepare your lips for liquid lipstick. I prefer the former. It adds a gorgeous pink sheen and just delivers the most beautiful boost of hydration. LOVE , LOVE, LOVE! The second part to this collection is the Skin Booster. This little gem adds moisture, radiance and luminosity to the skin, while still being light and easily absorbed. This can be used as a regular serum or mixed into your foundation to great a beautiful glowy effect. I have been using this little baby both way, and I simply adore it.  Both of these will be dropping at Sephora AU in the coming months.

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Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lip Colour *

Yet another lip product, must have had a thing for them this month. But this little guy only just snuck in because I’ve only been using it for maybe a week. The Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lip Colours are new additions to the Revlon line and will be permanent fixtures. Housed in a gorgeous little metallic tube, these are super easy to apply and so easy to wear. The gel formula is creamy, pigmented and super comfortable. They are light, a little glossy and relatively long wearing for this kind of product. Plus they smell like lollies and it makes me of want to eat it a little bit, haha. They also contain hylaluronic acid to ensure those smoochers are kept hydrated and plump. These are dropping at the end of the month in Priceline and elsewhere in March.  I am really looking forward to getting my mitts on some more shades.

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WOTNOT Facial Wipes

I have finally found my ultimate makeup remover wipes. The little guys are gentle but remove makeup so well. They are full of gorgeous, nourishing ingredients like rosehip and almond oil and aloe vera. Plus it they don’t contain alcohol, parabens and artificial fragrance. They don’t leave any residue or sticky feel and they don’t sting my eyeballs or leave a disgusting taste on my lips. Not do they dry out my skin. I have packets of WotNot facial wipes stashed all over the place – in the car, handbag, makeup vanity or anywhere that I would need a little freshen up.

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Ellier Olive Oil Moisturiser*

This moisturiser is just gorgeous. Full of high-quality, nourishing ingredients, Ellier Olive Oil Moisturiser absorbs quickly and leaves me skin feeling silky smooth. It doesn’t increase oil production and doesn’t make my skin shiny. I love the natural ingredients and the way it makes my skin look and feel. It is simple, no fuss and I love it.

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NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer*

I don’t need to go into more detail about NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer than I already have. But It wouldn’t be an exhaustive list of my monthly faves without a mention. I love this little all-rounder and it is definitely my favourite concealer thus far.

 

What were you loving this month?

 

Speak soon,

Camille x

 

You can find more of me on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (@onabeautybender)

*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

The long awaited Soft Matte Complete Concealer* is about to drop in Mecca. I was so so so fortunate to receive a little sneak peak at these highly anticipated pots. I have been a lover of the Radiant Creamy Concealer for many years. But as someone with quite pronounced smile lines under my eyes, I have never come across a concealer that doesn’t crease, and I have resigned myself to that fact. My lines are from smiling and laughing and you know what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I like them for that reason alone. But I will forever be on the hunt for a concealer that just doesn’t sink into these little lines and my hopes lay with this little guy with big promises.

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What NARS says –

Get high-performance correction with soft-focus blurring. Soft Matte Complete Concealer instantly conceals dark circles, redness, discoloration, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and acne with a light-diffusing effect that blurs and smooths…. The formula delivers all-day wear and high coverage that’s non-cakey and won’t settle into fine lines and pores.

The formula is said to be enriched with loving skincare ingredients like collagen boosting peptides, hylaluronic acid to boost hydration and a heap of antioxidants and vitamins to give the skin an extra little something something.  With continued use, the Soft Matte concealer is meant to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while plumping the skin. Making it a two-fold product that combines both makeup and skincare into the one little magical pot.

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Packaging

The packaging is as you’d expect from NARS. it is sleek, simple but 0h-so luxe. Housed in a clear pot, the shade is easily visible and it is all topped off with that all too familiar NARS rubberised black matte aesthetic. The pots are quite generous containing 6.2g of product. I love the look of these little guys, and although they aren’t overly hygienic, there wouldn’t be any other way to deliver this type of formula and a use of a makeup brush does cut down on contamination.

Formula

The formula is really soft and creamy, however it doesn’t feel greasy or oily at all. The concealer is super pigmented and I feel that I only need a couple of dabs of product to get my desired results. The product almost melts into the skin and requires little blending.

It dries down to a soft, satin-matte finish that almost feels a little powdery. I haven’t noticed a difference in wear when setting the concealer with powder and I actually prefer not to. Shock horror!

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Results 

NARS Soft Matte Concealer works equally as well at covering imperfections as it does under the eyes, which I love! A couple of shades of this little guys is honestly all the concealer that I need in my life. Under the eyes I found a whole lot of brightening and dark-circle disguising and with only slight creasing for me. Plus it requires almost no-effort to blend out. The pigment covers a multitude of sins and easily hid any redness and pigmentation. The longevity is amazing and the concealer didn’t move around or fade. I would however imagine that this formula may not be the best option for those little cherubs out there with dry skin.  I personally adore this formula and although it does slightly crease, it ticks all the boxes and is a fantastic all-rounder.

The NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer is available in 16 shades, which I think is a great shade scale and will be available from Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica on Feb 28th for $44.

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What are your thought? Does it sound like a winner for you?

Speak soon,

Camille x

You can find more of me on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (@onabeautybender)

*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.