BEAUTY + WELLBEING

Beauty Round Up: June

June 16, 2013

FF_Divider_Pink4The month of June has opened my eyes to a range of amazing beauty products and services that are currently on the market. From hair care, to tanning and the latest in the world of makeup, I’d thought I’d give you the heads up and the low down of products to keep an eye on.

Luscious Cosmetics, Designer Brands & Model Co. 
Starting with makeup, I’ve been introduced to some wonderful new products and brands and thought I’d share a few favourites with you. The latest to hit the makeup world is, Beauty Luscious & Co‘s brand new range, Luscious Cosmetics. Designed by professional make up artist, Suzanne and made here in Australia, the range is wide enough to anyone achieve the perfect look, from day wear, to bridal right through to high end fashion.

I’m wearing their Luscious Mousse Foundation, which is lovely, light and airy, perfect for day wear. I also found that the foundation lasted all day without budging. Additionally, I am pictured wearing the Luscious Sheer Glo Illuminator in “Movie Star”, which gave just enough sheen and glow. I even popped some on my lids, just to give a little bit of dimension. Finally from the Luscious Cosmetics range I am wearing their “Famous” lipstick, a gorgeous red that isn’t too heavy for day wear. It was creamy and wonderful to apply and I found that it didn’t crack and dry, but the colour remained for a couple of hours before I had to reapply. Really pleased!

Underneath my foundation, I primed my skin with Designer Brand‘s Pore Minimising Primer, which evened out my skin, leaving it silky smooth (I love DB’s makeup range and have written about them before, which you can check out here). I’ve always heard that primers were a great base for makeup, but never really gave them a go until now and my word, they really do help! By using a primer, it gave my foundation a flawless look and even covered some of my larger pores.

Additionally I am loving Model Co‘s FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara. Pictured in my gallery, it literally does what is stated on the packaging. I am a big fan of falsies, especially on shoots, but it seems a little OTT to wear lashes during the day, so I have been on the hunt for an amazing mascara, and I think I’ve found it! Lengthens out my lashes without being too thick and clumpy. And.. as a little added bonus, they’ve added a very handy mirror along the side of the tube, perfect for mascara-on-the-go!

Mii Maa Mineral Makeup
I am really excited to announce to my readers another amazing makeup range called Mii Maa, a new mineral range that is Australian made, Vegan, NOT tested on animals, Halal friendly, Gluten free and 100% organic! I will admint, I have been sceptical about ‘mineral’ makeup and the ones I’ve tried in the past were a bit flaky and didn’t seem to stay put on my skin, but Mii Maa was fabulous. Light and airy, it stayed put and didn’t leave that ‘dry’ feeling on my skin.

Mineral foundation can also be really messy and goes everywhere. Mii Maa have solved this issue! I really loved the application brush, meaning the mineral powder was transferred to the skin by pressure. All you need to do is give the built in applicator a few taps and the powder magically comes through. To apply, all you do is use the applicator in a round motion, and by lightly tapping, you can decide how heavy you want your foundation to be. Again, a very clever use of design adding an in-built mirror in the lid!

Mii Maa also do a range of other cosmetic products including blushes, bronzers, illuminators and lipsticks – of course, all mineral based!

Ry.com.au
So if you haven’t heard of ry.com.au (RY being ‘Recreate Yourself’), read up! Ry.com.au is Australia’s largest haircare, skincare and cosmetics store! The site has every aspect covered, from styling tools, to skincare, to tanning, to waxing and even has an entire section dedicated to male grooming! I have never seen a site have so many amazing ranges (St Tropez & Redken being some of them) to choose from. They have free delivery over $99.00, a price match guarantee, 120 days of returns AND free samples with every single order! I was blown away by the service and the quick delivery.

The Diamond Oil range from Redken is amazing. I have blonde (highlighted) hair, and after a couple of washes I found my to be less course and much more smooth and silky. I haven’t had a chance to trial the St Tropez Gradual Tanning Mousse, but I know how amazing St Tropez is, so I can’t wait to try it!

So that’s it for my big beauty round up for June! I hope I’ve shared some fantastic products, ranges and services for you to get inspired by! I’d love to hear your thoughts, especially if you’ve tried anything thats been featured in my post!

Be adventurous, live a little and try some new products!

Until next time,

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