Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Australis AC On Tour; Contouring & Highlighting Kit

Hey Beauties,

So i felt like i just HAD to do this blog post and show you lovely readers the new Australis Contouring and Highlighting kit. This is a new release from Australis and like almost every Australis product I'm very impressed. Its a supposed dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit which i don't own myself but i honestly feel like i don't need too after buying this baby. Its so pigmented and versatile its beyond a joke. There are three highlighting/lighter shades and three contouring/darker shades, all varying in colour so you can find the perfect highlight and contour for just about any skin tone. As i am quite of a fair  skinned girl i find that using too much of the contouring powder can make me look muddy and disgusting so using a light hand is a definite. I also use this palette for not only contouring and highlighting but also for eyeshadow bases, highlighting the inner corners of my eyes and using the contouring shades as transition shades for eye shadows. Seriously if you're in Australia head to your local Priceline or purchase it online here for only 16.95 AUD.

Seriously this palette is amazing!
Thats all for now my beauties,

Until next time,
Love always
Beauty with Claire

Disclaimer: This post is in no way a sponsored post nor was i sent this product, i just felt the need to let all of you know how amazing this palette is

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Its not me, its you; September Product Letdown

Hey Beauties,

So seeing as my last 'Products I regret buying' post was so popular I thought id make this a monthly thing to go along side Monthly Favourite posts. Obviously i may not be able to do one of these monthly because i may love every product that month but lets be honest i highly doubt that will happen. So I'm hoping you have read my September Favourites. Continue reading to find out what i was hating this month.

Innoxa Age Erase Serum Foundation*: I am so devastated about this product, the colour is absolutely perfecto for my skin colour and i honestly did love it to begin with but its staying power is horrendous, and it rubs off and goes patchy. Im not sure if its my skin as i have combination oily skin but it just doesn't work with my skin. 

Benefit Dr. Feelgood: I just don't even know what sort of product this is, is it a primer, is it a finishing powder, is it a blotting product i honestly just don't know. Luckily i didn't pay full price for this and i infact brought it off lady who was selling her back ups. Im honestly just confused by this product and thats probably the reason why its on this list. 

L'Oreal Base Magique Primer: Ahhh im so glad i got this little sample in one of my Bella Box's before i splurged and brought the full sized product. This is a hard primer to work with, it leaves your skin looking smooth but after an hour its kind of like 'lol joke' oil city. It makes me so oily and disgusting i don't even know why i haven't thrown it out yet.

Covergirl Bombshell Liquid Eyeliner: Im not sure if this product should really be on this list because its more of a 'Its not you, its me' I literally cannot use felt tipped liquid eyeliner pens. For the life of me i have tried and tried and i just can't. Gimme a liquid eyeliner with a little brush and I'm fine, gimme a felt tipped eyeliner and i am like a kid who doesn't colour in the lines. 

Benefit Fakeup Concealer: Wow another Benefit product on this list, this isn't right. But honestly this concealer is way too creamy for me. It claims to be crease proof but i have never met a concealer that has creased on me so much. I feel like this product would work wonders on someone with a dry eye area but for me its a big no no.

Bourjous CC Eye Cream: This product is supposed to be Color Corrective, but it honestly makes my eyes look worse. Im not sure if its supposed to be used under another product or by itself, but it just doesn't work for me.

BioElixia Multi Action Eye Serum: Im actually shocked i don't like this product because i absolutely loved BioElixia's Eye Brightening cream! But this product just balled up on my face and made my under eyes feel dry. I would put it on in the night and the next morning i would rub my face and it would still ball up, i wasn't using a lot of product either and i was rubbing it in a lot! So disappointing

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm: Oh i had such high hopes for this but it let me down so much. It swatches beautifully like a beautiful corally orange but it goes on patchy and disgusting and it makes my lips so dry needless to say its got no lasting power at all. Im so devastated cause its such a nice colour.

So those are all my product dislikes this month, i hope you enjoyed them and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Until next time,

Love always,
Beauty with Claire

Thursday, October 2, 2014

September Favourites!

Hello Beauties,

gaaaahhhh I've missed this, I've missed relaxing and blogging and just talking to my beauty gals (yeah i do feel like I'm just having a convo when writing posts) Anyway lets not get too off track. I missed August favourites because lets be honest i didn't even have time to consider any favourites or even think of anything. But now i am back with a jam packed september favourites, so keep reading to find out what i was loving this september!

Loreal Infallible Foundation: So i brought this because I'm a mega sucker for anything that claims to stay on my face for 24hrs, sadly this doesn't BUT it does give me a friggen flawless look, i pair this with Australis Fresh and Flawless powder and bam my skin looks so flawless I'm not going to lie. Its perfect wear for about 5 hours then its kind oily but everything gets kinda oily on my face so its not biggy. Its kinda pricey for 'drugstore' but i definitely recommend picking this bad guy up!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: Ive had this for awhile and i mean i loved it but i didn't use it much because i felt the colour which is the lightest may i add was too yellow for me. But i don't know whats come over me but i have been looooving this so much lately, it really does 'fit me' on application it looks too yellow but then i buff it in and set it and bam you never know. It doesny crease and it lasts all day.

Milani Clear Brow Gel: I got this little baby when i ordered off of beauty joint because i needed a clear brow gel. This isn't like hard core could last just about anything gel but it doesn't hold my brow hairs in place and feels quite soft. 

SmashBox Limitless Eyeliner: This little guy has been like a growing love affair. I mean I'm not a massive fan of water lining and tight linig but when i do i grab this dude. It stays on no matter what, its amazingly pigmented and buttery and glides on like a dream. Im definitely going to be buying a full sized one when this one runs out.

Stila Kitten Highlighter Duo: Ahhhh i love this duo, although it doesn't contain the actual notorious kitten colour, it is variations of that colour. One side a beautiful soft shimmery pink and on the other side is a champagne pink. I love the soft pink for highlighting the inner corners of my eyes and my brow bone. The champagne colour is perfect for highlighting when using my next favourite.

Benefit Rockateur Box O'Powder: Ahhhh i love benefit blushes so much! This one is a perfect rose gold colour perfect for spring and summer. I actually never thought id really like this blush but boy was i wrong. It goes perfectly with the champagne highlighter from the Stila Kitten Duo, oh so summery.

Sportsgirl Pout About It 'Duchess': I think i have found my holy grail pinky nude lipstick. So you guys know how much i love Sportsgirl Lipsticks, so anyway when this came in i felt like the heavens opened up and sung a pretty song. I have been wearing this constantly since buying it and i probably should invest in some backups.

Chapstick Cake Batter Lipbalm: Lets be honest i was a fan of chapstick but i never really brought them. So when this guy was released i needed to try it because who doesn't like cake batter? This is perfect for just throwing in your bag and going anywhere with you plus it is like a little pick me up when you put it on.

Sportsgirl Skin Smoothie Vanilla: omg where has this product been all my life. This is a new release and kind of a new version to sports girl's body butters, i loved the vanilla body butter but this skin smoothie is something different. It smells amazingly divine and makes your skin oh so smooth.

Transformulas Eye Lifting Gel: This is a new one to Priceline and i was so kindly gifted this product. Im always apprehensive with eye products claiming to be an eye lift in a bottle which is exactly what Transformula's are claiming. But boy am i impressed, if you're a regular here you know i have dark bags and circles under my eyes that are the bain of my existence but i have been loving this the past month, i apply it after my shower and i wake up in the morning with my dark circles barely there. I was actually shocked when i stayed at my boyfriends and didn't use this product and the next morning my dark circles were horrendous, thats when i realised i need this baby in my life forever.

So those are the products i have been loving this September! Stay tuned for my new blog series called 'Its not me, its you, September Not so Favourites' Were ill be dishing the dirt on the products i just didn't love this september and probably won't love any other month

Until next time,

Love Always,
Beauty with Claire