I don’t know about you but I love birthdays. Birthdays are an awesome time because it gives us all a reason to celebrate and also the best part about it, are the gifts!! I’m blessed to have family and friends that remember my special day (Oct 22) and shower me with presents but I always treat myself to something special . This year, is the first one in a long time I have not worked full-time, so gifts to myself comprised of a few special treats in the form of makeup. You’d be surprise how happy it makes my day though!
Over the last month, I have collectively added a few new things to my collection. Some of these were to replace items I have finished using as well (just another excuse really!) Basically I’ve been using and have enjoyed these products for the last month at least.
Birthday beauty favourites
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
This is one that I have used before, however I think the last time I purchased this I was colour matched a shade darker and had to mix it with a lighter colour to get the right colour for my skin tone. This is in the shade St. Moritz (Medium 1). I like to use a tinted moisturiser for my everyday face only because it is lighter than a foundation but yet still gives enough coverage and evens out my skin tone. This tinted moisturiser also has SPF 30 which is great for everyday activities outdoors. I find my skin has a dewy finish and the shade matches my colouring perfectly which means I don’t have to put too much concealer after.
The Nars range comes in a variety of colours from fair to darker skin tones which is why they are one of my favourite brands. They are a bit on the pricey side however a little goes a long way. Nars is available online in Australia from Mecca .
Dior Addict lipstick in Gotha 967
The packaging of any of the Dior lipsticks are beautiful. You just want to flaunt it most of the time but do not judge this lipstick by it’s cover. The Dior Addict lipsticks are just like the rest of them. This a new improved formula with a hydra-gel core, is a moisturising lipstick gives off great colour pay off yet has a top-coat shine finish. Gotha is one of the newly released colours and perfect for me. I have been looking for a deeper toned marsala hue for a while so happy to find this one. By wearing this you don’t have to put a gloss over the top and it lasts fairly long through the day, maybe not so much after meal!
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig
Another interesting lip product I purchased a few months ago was my first Too Faced purchase. This liquified lipstick is similar to a lip lacquer in terms of it’s texture and long-lasting quality. The colour lasts very long even with eating and drinking but due to the type of longevity it can provide, it is slightly drying. I would also recommend using a lip liner before application to prevent the smudgy look around the lips. The only con I have with Melted is that the lipstick comes in a tube with a sponge applicator. Too Faced is available in Mecca stores in Australia and online.
Dior Addict in Gotha, Elianto Nail Vernis in Tyrian Purple, MUFE Smoky Lash (brush)
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara
I love mascara. For me it’s one of the most important things to make my face ‘light up’ so to speak. I’ve heard about the MUFE Smoky Lash but only just finally got my hands on it! I can’t believe it’s my first but honestly this is one of the best mascaras I have used. It’s just my personal preference and I like what it does for my lashes.
Elianto Nail Colour in Tyrian Purple A43
This was an impulse purchase really! My reasoning was that it cost $2.50 (RM7) I fell in love with the colour, another dark burgundy hue and bought it. I would like to get my hands on Chanel’s Rouge Noir which I think might be a luxury dupe. The colour payoff is pretty good for a nail polish and quite reasonable. Elianto are a Malaysian brand so unfortunately for my Australia readers you won’t be able to get a hold of this item. Apologies.
Si by Giorgio Armani
This is probably not-so new anymore. I purchased at airport duty free more than a year ago. When I first bought it, I liked the scent but it wasn’t a great love. I have always thought of it as more of summer scent and with very few warm days (in the Victorian town I live in) I hardly wore it. Since coming back to Malaysia, it is all I ever use. The base notes of this perfume is musky wood with light top fruit accents. It is a sweet yet modern feminine scent. Girly!
I have not really spoken much about products on the blog, however I have a confession to make – I am a huge consumer whore! With this, I have decided to do more product reviews to share more about what I trial and test in my daily routine. It will mainly be about skincare and makeup products with the occasional hair and nail care maybe even perfume. I am finally doing something I have procrastinated for a long time. Any suggestions, are most welcome!
Have a great weekend!