Friday, September 25, 2009

Haul: 25/9 + Review

Hello hello!
Yesterday, after work, I caught up with my friend and did a little bit of shopping. Only bought a few things from Priceline though!
Here's what I purchased:

From left to right:
Face of Australia Lipgloss in Balmain
Savvy by DB Lipgloss
Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder
Australis Fresh & Flawless Foundation
Ill do some tincy tiny little reviews on each of the items incase any of you are interested.
Face of Australia Lipgloss in Balmain - $ 3.57
Its such a gorgeous colour! Its like a metallic soft purple, but its very sheer. Its very moisturizing, and its definitely become a staple in my purse! I got this on sale, the normal price is a dollar or two more.
Savvy by DB Lipgloss - $4.95
Yuhhk. Dont like this stuff! But thats just my opinion. Its not moisturizing and its dull and boring.
Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder - $11.40
I bought this in "Natural". It claims to be oil free, and fragrance free.
Australis Fresh & Flawless Foundation - $12.95
This foundation, on the surface, has many reasons why you should purchase it:
  • Cheap - under $15 for 28ml!
  • Oil free
  • Fragrance free
  • Wont clog pores
  • SPF 15

However, In my experience today when I tried it on and went to work, it may not CLOG pores, but it does NOT hide them in anyway! By midday the foundation was half gone! and my pores were so huge and noticable *Cringe*

Also, on my pessimistic role, the application was dreadul. I had to practically drag it across my face, and it left a streaky effect all across my cheeks and nose. I tried to blend with my foundation brush, and this did help a bit but it still looked cakey.

Oh wells, Not much lost, only a days worth of disgusting makeup and $15. :) Im glad I tried it though!

*** I may try using it again tomorrow with my ModelCo primer, maybe this will affect the durability of the foundation, and also the way it sits on the skin.

Also, here's just a pic of me trying out a purple look.

Without eyeliner.

and With.

I used my favourite palette - the 48 coloured "Be Yourself" palette.

Hope everyone is out and about on a friday evening! Have fun!


xSplendidStar said...

Great haul! And I love the look! Very pretty :D x

Anonymous said...

Your eyeshadow look is so pretty!! Im loving purple eyeshadows atm too :)

Nicole said...

i like the purple look!

Pyxiee said...

Lovely EOTD! I am so rubbish at taking eye pictures!xx

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

Hey, hmmm sounds likt a bad foundation...maybe you could make it work or use it for something else?
The stay-put one is very good actually. It is very liquidy though but you dont need much as a little goes a long way and it covers everything!
I will do a review but i have only used it twice and thats my first impression.
:) Hope you find the perfect foundation for you

Eugenia said...

Love your eye makeup.. very pretty!

Stick Thin said...

In some ways emotional eating is a form of eating disorder. I didn't wish to have an ED though. Its a haunting life. You are a beautiful girl! Take care of that :)

Yami said...

Very pretty looks :D

thesydneygirl said...

wow i love that eyeshadow on you! so pretty! <3

Simonee said...

cute! i really like this look :)

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LENORENEVERMORE said... the touch of pink!
Fab weekend darling!!

❤ »Twee. said...

Woah nice eyes & make up :)

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

Hey Lorein,
Hmmm i have heard a few bad things about the Clean&Clear products and may just use them as a last resort when travelling.
In what ways did they ruin your skin (i have heard that is causes tightness and over-drying).
I def. reccomend the St. Ives Apricot Scrub but have been told to scrub gently because the exfoliating stuff in it it very harsh.
And i didn't want to tell anyone but it seems apropriate so i have gone on a weaker version of Accutane and it requires you to wear a sunscreen because you skin becomes more sensitive to the sun. So that is basically the reason i got it and will do a review :)

Melanie Rose said...

Hey Lorien! I just wanted to let you know I tagged you in my last post. :) Hope you're doing well, love! xx

Niks said...

My god this foundation is SHIT.
I bought some awhile ago.
and yes, no coverage, and it wipes off/runs/dissapears at the sight of water or sweat.
and the streaky thing happened to me too.
im about to go out and buy a new foundation.
lmao wish me luck