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Review : Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder 030 Medium, Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Australia, Revlon Nearly Naked Powder

One of my makeup mottos is that… Primer, foundation and powder go together likes birds of a feather.  Primer preps my skin, foundation provides coverage to even out my complexion and powder helps hold everything in place.  Of course not everyone will agree, but each to their own skin ;)

Anyway, today’s review is basically a sequel to my review on Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation - it is indeed Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder.

Before I continue, let me tell y’all the truth – I prefer loose powder to pressed powder… but seeing as I was sent the Revlon Nearly Naked range for review, I had to be an open minded beauty guinea pig blogger.

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NEW! Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder, Laura Mercier Foundation, Laura Mercier Australia

I am pleased to showcase another BRAND NEW & COMING SOON tried, tested and loved beauty product which was sent for review - Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder.  You heard it here first, but I declare that it is TOTALLY THE BEES KNEES and you will see why later when you see the unedited before and after photos because high res photos (taken with my awesome new Canon 40mm pancake lens – thank you hubby!) tell no lies!!!

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Luxe Beauty : Dior Diorskin Nude Compact

Diorskin Nude Compact, Diorskin Nude, Diorskin foundation

Back in my mascara-lovin’ days, I ventured into Christian Dior Cosmetics by purchasing their Diorshow Mascara to give me va-va-voom lashes.  And then when that love affair ended, I didn’t think much of Dior apart from reading the odd blog reviews and then this year, I started noticing Dior again.  It started when I was fortunate enough to win one of the Dior Addict lipsticks from Paris B, blogger of My Women Stuff and then after divine intervention (AKA an email) from Christian Dior Cosmetics, I was blessed with a couple of their items to review on my good old beauty blog.  Today I am going to show you Dior Diorskin Nude Compact.  

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Nude By Nature Powder Brush Gives Me A Make-Up-Brush-Gasm!

Nude By Nature Powder, natural make-up

Do you know what my favourite make-up brush is?  It is a big fluffy powder brush!  Why?  Because I love how the big soft fluffy bristles feel against my face and how it delicately tickles my not-so-delicate flat Asian nose.  No other make-up brush gives me that much satisfaction.  It’s like a make-up-brush-gasm (i.e make-up brush + orgasm)…if there is such a thing.  No?  Okay, it’s just me then…

Anyway, this will explain what happened when I received a Nude By Nature care package…  In the box, I immediately noticed a trio of lip glosses – which I promptly reviewed – and a couple of make-up items which I ooh-ed over…and THEN I SAW THE POWDER BRUSH!

I tested the bristles on my hand and I knew that this Nude By Nature Powder Brush was a goodie.  It was lovely, fluffy and supersoft.  INSTANT LOVE and that make-up-brush-gasm I was talking about earlier…ahem…

Anyway, my care package included the perfect accessory to road-test the Powder Brush and that was in the form of the Nude By Nature Mineral Finishing Veil.

Nude By Nature mineral review, Nude by Nature powder

Nude By Nature Mineral Finishing Veil is a finely-milled translucent finishing powder AKA “Oily Face Police”.  I like it but I don’t love it.  But that’s because of the packaging fault of the holes.  The powder just gets EVERYWHERE!  Up my nose, down my throat, on my bathroom floor…you get the picture!

So yeah… go and test out the Nude By Nature Powder Brush  ($14.95 AUD) and see if it gives you a make-up-brush-gasm too.  As for the Nude By Nature Mineral Finishing Veil ($39.95 AUD), it’s a better-than-average powder but it’s not perfect, in my opinion.

Have you tried Nude By Nature products?  Is it just me or are the photos I took for this post looking really good or what?  Also, I wonder what Google hits I will get from this post as it contains dodgy words like “nude” and “orgasm”.  Let me write “sex” too – just for the heck of it :P