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EOTD and Millie playing

Thought I’d play with some purples today and a bit of green. Apologies for the blurriness of the photo below, it didn’t look blurry at all in the viewfinder and I only realised it was blurry when I imported the photos onto my computer 😦 Image

From left to right: Chi Chi Fashionista Eye Palette in Smokey Blues (Colour used: navy blue), Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palette in Petal Pusher (Colours used: left column purples), Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Taupe, Essence long lasting eye pencil in Hot Chocolate, Savvy by DB eyeliner in navy, Essence long lasting eye pencil in I Have a green, Maybelline Color Tattoo metallic in Inked in Pink, Maybelline eyeshadow quad in Enchanted Forest, Revlon Grow Luscious mascara and Maybelline The Falsies mascara in waterproof.

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I used the Metallic Color Tattoo as a base and then applied a few of the purples from the petal pusher palette by wet and wild, with the darkest purple at the corner, mid purple in the middle of the lid and the lightest on the inner side of the eyelid. I then lined my top lash line with the Savvy by DB Navy blue eyeliner and filled my brows using essence long wear eyeliner in Hot Chocolate.Β Image

Once I was finished with my eyelids and brows, I lined the outer half of my bottom lash line with the essence long wear eyeliner in I have a green and also lined the bottom inside lash line using the Rimmel scandaleyes liner in taupe. I then went over the green line with the green from the Eternal Forest quad by Maybelline, and over the taupe line with the lightest shade from the same palette. I also lined the lower waterline with the taupe scandaleyes liner.Image

I have pretty sparse, short lashes so I don’t care if they go a bit spidery (it seems like the best result I can achieve with what I have unfortunately). I applied a few coats of the Maybelline falsies mascara, and then used grow luscious afterwards to try to get a bit more length and create some separation because, as you falsies lovers may know, the falsies can clump like no other, but I love it because of the volume it creates.Image

Later on, I will be removing my makeup with my swisspers cotton rounds (favourite) and my Garnier Clean Sensitive 2 in 1 Gentle Make-up remover which works really well to remove makeup (especially waterproof makeup).Β Image

And while I was achieving this EOTD, my faithful companion Millie was watching:Image

She got a bit bored eventually….Image

She wanted me to play with her toy instead of my toys:Image

Eventually she gave up trying to play with me and had a play by herself πŸ™‚Image

Til next time!

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I <3 Drugstore Makeup Tag

I wanted to do something fun today because I’m feeling quite under the weather, so I decided to look around to find a fun tag I could do on this blog. No photos today, sorry, but just a general tag that’s floating around that I tag EVERYONE to do! πŸ˜€

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall?

Maybelline has consistently delivered the products I’m buying most of and am most impressed with, including the awesome color tattoos, amazing range of mascaras (falsies anyone?) and the fitme concealer that I feel rivals the NARS radiant creamy concealer (which is also a favourite of mine).

2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

Because I feel these products tend to rotate in terms of favourites for me, I am specifying these favourites as *currently loving* because the products I like and use change all the time.

For face, I’m currently loving Covergirl & Olay’s Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation which combines a moisturising serum and a medium coverage foundation together in a cute pump bottle that shows the products swirling together. I find the foundation has decent medium buildable coverage that lasts all day and creates a good base for other makeup.

For cheeks, I’m currently loving Milani’s Luminoso blush (Milani is drugstore-ish right?) as it gives a very natural sheen and a natural flush on my tanned skin.

And for lips I can’t go past Revlon’s Lip butters. Yes, they’re still going strong for me. My love affair with Pink Truffle is never ending.

3. Least favorite product?

Sorry Rimmel, I really liked your wake me up foundation until I realised the gargantuan amount of sparkles in the formula, making me look very twilight-vampirey when I went out into the sunlight. *Hiss*

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

There aren’t many drugstore makeup bargains in Australia since the prices we pay are often double or triple the U.S. prices, so this is a difficult one to answer. I would have to say the BYS blush (Australian brand) trios are probably the best value as they rival the sleek blush trios in terms of price and quality. They really are very good, very pigmented and quite long lasting and not powdery.

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

L’Oreal Infallible pressed eyeshadows – everyone knows what they are, how good they are but they just don’t get as much repeat love as I think they deserve. I often will reach for them when I want bold makeup that will last the day. I can use them as a base for something else or over the top of my beloved Maybelline Color Tattoos for a colour punch.

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

All Revlon items in Australia are about double to triple the U.S. Recommended retail prices! That means some foundations are $20-$30, which is absolute daylight robbery.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

Argh, this question is too hard! I’m not really an avid collector of very many high end products so I don’t really have any to dupe 😦

8. Drugstore product that isn’t worth the hype?

Clump Crusher mascara… it’s ok, but there are better mascaras out there. I have it and I use it in combination with other mascaras just to get any clumping out, really.

So there you have it, a tag that I hope you try out too!