Posts in Matte

Napoleon Perdis Slim Aarons Collection

You may not know the name but you most definitely would have seen Slim Aarons’ work. Mr Aarons was the man behind one of the most iconic images to represent the 1960-70’s era. ‘Poolside Gossip,’ which was shot at a Palm Springs home in 1970 designed by famous modernist architect Richard Neutra, is the inspiration behind the limited edition colour collection from Napoleon Perdis.

The collection is split into two segments. The first is a 3-piece set which I’ve managed to get my hands on two of the items to swatch for you. The second part is a trio of double-ended eyeliner pens, which again I’ve grabbed a couple of to show you.  Continue Reading

Best Loose Powder for Setting Makeup

When it comes to flawless makeup, setting it is just as important as the foundation you use and your application. If you have oily skin you’re most likely already doing it but if you have dry skin you’re probably skipping it for fear of it making your skin flaky. It’s important to know that not all face powders are made equally. Some are better for dry skin while others are better for oily …. but my favourites are good for any skin type. They won’t dry you out or make you produce more oil. They will leave your skin looking flawless and extend the wear of your coverage. In my opinion, these are THE best face powders for setting your makeup.  Continue Reading

Illamasqua Im The One Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is upon us tomorrow but whether you care about it or not, celebrate it or not, there is no reason you can’t have a little fun. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to whip out your romantic makeup or your vixen alter ego. Personally I opt for vixen so I was over the moon when I saw this sexy scarlet red collection from Illamasqua.

I’m The One is a collection that rings true to my own beliefs – I’m my perfect match. It is only made more perfect by including 4 to-die-for reds that will spice up your life. Take a closer look at this collection and try not too drool on your keyboard.  Continue Reading

Maybelline NY Dream Matte Mousse

This post is sponsored by Maybelline New York

Stopping my skin from looking like a sweaty, wet mess is one of my biggest struggles in summer. When it comes to creating a clean makeup look I turn to matte foundation to give my skin a flawless look while keeping shine at bay.

When you look at iconic foundation, Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse is well on its way to becoming one of them. Launched in 2005, the creamy matte foundation has been a staple for many women, but does it really perform better than newer releases now that matte is so on-trend? Maybelline believes so, that is why they challenged me to review Australia’s #1 matte foundation and decide if it performs as well as they say it does. Of course there is something in it for you too, read this review and enter our competition to win your own Maybelline NY pack. Continue Reading

Models Prefer Professional Face Primer

I believe primers are an absolute essential to making apply smoothly and last longer. Nearly every brand makes one now but all with a varying range of benefits on offer. You don’t have to spend big to get a good quality primer and with that in mind I recently trialled the Mattifying Primer by Models Prefer, which is the luxury-for-less house brand from one of my favourite beauty retailers, Priceline.

Read my review to find out if this primer performs as you would expect from a professional makeup product.  Continue Reading