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New in Australia : RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection

MAC Riri Hearts Fall Lash 35, RiRi Hearts MAC Fall : Who's That Chick Lipstick, RiRi Hearts MAC Hibiscus Kiss, RiRi Hearts Fall Powder Blush Duo, RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Australia

After grumbling recently about the lack of opportunity to purchase MAC beauty products due to the poor customer service I received the last time I ventured near a MAC beauty counter, the MAC make-up gods blessed me with this trio of products from the new limited edition RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection which is available for purchase in Australia tomorrow!

Here’s a closer look at the products…

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I Popped My NARS Cherry with NARS Exhibit A!

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Until last week, I was an almost 33-year-old NARS virgin!!!  I know, I know…and I call myself a beauty blogger?!!!  Anyway, fret no more my fellow beauty addicts because like I mentioned in my previous post, I have finally popped my NARS cherry with an amazing blush – ladies and er…ladies (men don’t wear blush, right??), I give you NARS Exhibit A.  Let’s all have a moment of silence to appreciate this blushing beauty…

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I Heart Etude House Princess Etoinette Special Kit – The Heart Blusher

Etude House Princess Etoinette Heart Blusher, Etude House Princess Etoinette Rose Brush, Etude House Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips, Etude House Princess Etoinette Collection 2013, Etude House in Hong Kong

Year 2013 is all about blushers for me.  When I entered the spanking new Etude House store in Hong Kong (after queueing up for 10 minutes), the first thing to capture my attention was the beautiful girly pink display of the Etude House Princess Etoinette Special Kit.  The price wasn’t displayed (it was HKD $420) but I didn’t care, I knew it was coming back with me to Australia.  It was so precious that I took it in my hand carry luggage!

This is a photo fest beast of a blog post so be prepared to droooooooooool!

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Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick Compact

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I gave you all a sneak peek yesterday – did you manage to guess what it was?  It is one of the infamous Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compacts; let’s give a warm welcome to Wild Rose; given to me courtesy of the good people at Bobbi Brown.

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick Compact is part of their Rose Gold 2012 collection and it is Limited Edition.  I repeat, Limited Edition – which means if you miss it, you miss out!

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It is housed in the Bobbi Brown classic sleek black casing and once opened, there is an in-built mirror inside the lid and you will find five beautiful pink ultra-luxe pure pearl pigments staring right back atcha.  My eyes twinkled with delight when I saw them in the pan.

The shimmer factor is high but the particles are smaller than your average-Joe-shimmers so I like to think of it as micro-shimmer.  I find the colours really soft and delicate, but buildable.

Here are the swatches of Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick Compact on my NC-30 skin in daylight:

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Bobbi Brown Rose Gold 2012

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, swatches of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

I am loving Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick because of how multi-talented it is.  It can be used as :-

  • Blush – for a rosy glow
  • Highlighter – for luminous skin
  • Eyeshadow – for shimmery lids
  • Lips – yes, seriously, it adds a nice glow on top of lipstick

The ouch factor is the $85 AUD price tag but for a limited edition Bobbi Brown beauty, it’s worth it.  The other shade available is Rose Gold and I can’t wait to swatch it when it lands on Australia’s beauty counters in May 2012.

Funnily enough, the first Bobbi Brown product I owned is also called Rose Gold and it contained shimmer too!  It’s their infamous lip gloss : Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Lip Gloss

Are you a Bobbi Brown fan?  What Bobbi Brown products do you like?  I heard their gel eyeliner is amazing!

Ben Nye Coral Red Powder Rouge Completes Me

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Hi ladies, I know…I know…I said I would blog about the epic weekend that was #ABBW2011, but I have words constipation!  I do!  Every time I sit down to write about the weekend, I get lost and nothing comes out.  I am sorry.  But I have hyped it up so much that if I don’t write a fantastic post, I may disappoint…myself, mostly…sighs.  But this post is kinda close because I’m talking about a gorgeous product I bought at that epic weekend when I was at IMAT Sydney…Oh yes…

The title says it all.  I never knew blusher like this before until I set eyes on Ben Nye Coral Red Powder Rouge at IMATS Sydney.  I had been lusting after Nars Exhibit A but totally couldn’t afford it so when I saw the $10 price tag on Ben Nye blushers, I knew I had to have it.

Strong, bright warm rich orange red which only needs a light touch with a blusher brush to achieve a beautiful colour to warm up my cheeks.  I used this previously in the Urban Purple make-up video I did and you can see that I just lightly touched the blusher.

coral blusher, dry powder blush

Admittedly, the packaging is not luxe.  The embossed BN doesn’t wow me.  But who cares when the shade is perfectly pigmented for me.

I am kicking myself now for not purchasing a couple more Ben Nye Powder Rouges when I had the chance.

Ben Nye Coral Red Powder Rouge, you had me at “Hello!”

What make-up products have had you at “Hello”?