Barely There Make-Up Look

FOTD blog, no make-up make-up

Something weird is happening to me!!  I’m usually a big fan of bright boomtastic colours whether it be on my eyes, lips, cheeks or all 3 at once (drag queen alert!) – but I’ve turned!!!  I’ve started toning down my bright colours and embracing neutrals!!!  It’s scary!  I wonder if age is catching up because I have started appreciating the colour “brown” in make-up!!!

Anyway, whilst I ponder the ageing process, have a peek at this barely-there make-up look I have been loving…

I must say that my skin looks rather good here…and my eye has a twinkle (without the use of any coloured contact lenses BTW).  I think it must have been good lighting for “taking-photos-of-yourself” day.

Even for a barely there make-up look, I still happened to use 10 items of make-up!!!

Breakdown Of Products Used

Garnier BB Cream, FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gold Mine Quad


Garnier BB Cream in Light & Medium :  When I use Garnier BB Cream, I skip face primer because this is a lovely cream which glides on easily.  I’ve blogged about this before {link} – I mix equal quantities of both which creates the perfect shade for my NC-30 skin.  It’s great at creating a lovely radiant glow in real life…but in photos, it can look as if your skin is greasy…but that’s why you need the next product which is…

bareMinerals Mineral Veil :   Finishing powders set make-up  but also prevent unwanted shine and this one is light and seamless on me.

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Mineral Therapy Bronzing Pearls :  Fantastic product to create sculpted cheekbones.  When I use this, I skip blusher because this is sufficient.  LOVE it!


bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Face in Bisque :  It’s a concealer in mineral powder form.  I’ve been using this for a while but it’s just not quite there with its concealing powers for my undereye dark circles; but it blends beautifully.

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Eyeshadow Quad in Gold Mine :  All the colours complement each other and it’s not full of crazy shimmer.  I use the matte dark brown shade for my brows.

Smashbox Girls On Film Cream Eyeliner Travel Set in Sepia :  As blogged previously {link}

Jordana Pencil Eyeliner in Black :  The only black pencil eyeliner that can be used on my waterline without smudging like crazy.

Australis mascara :  I was sent this as part of a Trial Team.  I have somehow lost all my other mascaras!!!


Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra-Hydrating Lip Balm in Clear :  Reviewed here {link} and I love it muchly.

Ciccone Cosmetics Lipstick in Oceanus :  This is the one I reach for out of the entire collection which I blogged about before {link}

So whaddya think?  Feel free to shower me with many compliments so that my head will swell up and I will love you all forever!

Smashbox Girls On Film Cream Eye Liner Travel Brush Set – A Smash Hit?

Smashbox recently launched their new and limited edition, Girls On Film Colour Collection, in Australia.  With eyeshadow palettes, cream eyeliners, blushers and lip glosses in the press release, I was an eager beaver and didn’t hesitate to ask the PR if I could review any product in the collection.  And that is how Smashbox Girls On Film Cream Eye Liner Travel Brush Set in Blacklight landed on my doorstep.

I ooh-ed and aah-ed over it for days.  The cream black eyeliner with a hint of blue pearl looked so beautiful in its wee glass jar – I didn’t want to dip into it to crack the seamless surface with the flat-edged liner brush.  But you know, a beauty blogger’s gotta do her job so read on to find out if this Smashbox product was a smash hit.


FOTD : Viva La Color Makeover

Kit Cosmetics recently launched their new colour collection – Viva La Color – and in celebration of this, I was invited for a makeover.  Being a beauty blogger definitely has it perks!  I rocked up at the shop and was promptly welcomed by my make-up artist Caitlyn, who was very chatty and friendly.  The Viva La Color limited edition range is all about strong, bold Mexican-themed colours and I was more than happy to go with the bright colours Caitlyn suggested.

The hour flew by!  Caitlyn took time to explain each product she applied on my face, then applied it and showed me in the mirror and also answered the zillions of questions I asked her.  I told her I was hopeless at applying make-up but she said it would get better with more practice.  She also highlighted the importance of getting the base right and to take time to apply foundation and buff it.

Top tip : To remove any eyeshadow fall-out, dab some silicone-based face primer on a Q-tip and gently swipe it off.  This will not remove any foundation.

Check out how I look after my makeover