Posts in Paparazzi Perfect

This coming Saturday The Plastic Diaries will turn 2 years old. To celebrate, we are hosting 5 fabulous giveaways. Let’s take a look at what is up for grabs today …

Australis Cosmetics Paparazzi Perfect Eyeshadow Palette & Eyeshadow Primer

I couldn’t finish off my week of competitions without including some goodies from one of my favourite Australian beauty brands, Australis Cosmetics. I use and love a huge variety of their products but some I couldn’t live without. The two products in this competition are ones I think every girl should have in her beauty kit.  Continue Reading

With our postal services chock-a-block with christmas care packages being sent to loved ones, I thought it would be fun to send out my own little beauty-inspired care package. To make it a bit different, I am going to make it all about Australian brands. If you didn’t know already, I am quite proud of our Australian beauty market and I don’t think it is fair for me to keep it all to myself.

The Competition

Up for grabs in this competition is what I would call ‘Australian Essentials’. Skincare, Suncare and of course … Fake Tan.  Continue Reading

Way back in April this year, Australis made waves in the beauty industry with their red hot new releases for the Paparazzi Perfect High Definition range. I have previously told you about their amazing eyeshadow palettes and their tinted moisturiser, both of which were winners for me. Today they extend that award winning collection with 2 more products, a concealer and a brightener.

Both items come in a cute 10ml squeeze tube and I think that is a perfect size for both items because only a small amount is required and I hate it when you get a big tube of something only for half of it to dry out before you can use it. This size is far more waste-friendly. They also have a slightly floral, cosmetic smell. It isn’t unpleasant or overwhelming but I think it is worth noting for those who are sensitive to fragrances.

Now, on to the products. Concealers are something I judge very seriously. Even though my under eye dark circles have improved dramatically, it still only takes 1 day of not doing my skincare routine for them to turn into hellish darkness. Brighteners on the other hand am rather indifferent about because, really, I am yet to find a brightener that actually brightens my skin. In my case, most brighteners are just too yellow and my skin is too white for them.

Both these items from Australis can be worn together, so that is what I am going to show you today. In my reviews below, you will I preferred to use this separately but I think those with a regular, yellow based skin tone will be able to use these together to get the intended result. My pictures below are taken with clean skin, so there is no other makeup on at all! (Be kind).

NO make-up …. oh, the horrors!

Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Concealer

What Australis Say: Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Concealer provides a soft finish that corrects colour on dark circles, red pigmentation as well as uneven skin tone. Vitamin E and calendula oil lock in moisture, soothe and provide an anti-inflammatory for the skin. High definition skin balancing pigments provide soft focus and light reflection effects for a flawless result. Medium coverage, long lasting formula. Available in Light-Medium and Medium-Dark.

What I Say: Firstly, I am testing out Light-Medium Continue Reading

First and most importantly, The Plastic Diaries turns the big 1 today. Yes, on 26 May 2010, we went live with the first proper blog post. I don’t count anything really before that time because it was more of an online personal rambling about my nose job, and I think only my mother read it. Anyway, today is The Plastic Diaries’ first birthday. WOOOOOO!

In all seriousness though, reaching the 1 year mark is a HUGE deal to me. I won’t go into it all now but I just want to say I will have a very special post on Monday (May 30) to celebrate, and it will involve the BIGGEST giveaway we have done. You will not want to miss it.

Now onto today’s post. It has been quite some time since I last updated you on competitions or giveaways that are happening around the web world, so I thought I would delay normal programming for a day and sneak in this little post. Continue Reading

The new collection from Australis is all about high definition, making your face picture perfect no matter who is snapping you. Specifically, the Paparazzi Perfect collection symbolises to me a very different Australis to what I knew 10 years ago. This collection was like a slap across the face, making me see this brand in a whole new light!

Last week I showed you the High Definition Tinted Moisturiser, which was the first ever tinted moisturiser to win me over. Today it is about the eyeshadows, and boy did they not let me down. Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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