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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

FOTD with DiorSkin Forever & Stila In the Light

Hi ladies-

Hope your Wednesday was a good one.

I tried a sample today of Dior's DiorSkin Forever Foundation and after one day can say I think I'm falling in love!

I was matched to the shade 031 and am very pleased with how well it works with my NW25-NC30 skin. They don't offer a huge shade range (maybe 8 or 9?) so I can see that may be an issue for some skin tones.

I stippled it on with a rounded kabuki, and was amazed not only with the beautiful, buildable coverage, but how amazingly this seemed to minimize my pores (used in conjunction with MAC Prep & Prime SPF50+ and Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder- more experimentation required!). Amazingly. My skin looks even, flawless, healthy and beautiful and I am not often saying that mid-afternoon believe me!

Today I feel like I have what I refer to as "air stewardess skin"- they always look so flawless, hydrated and amazing. This foundation finish is definitely not matte and it's definitely not dewy- it just a really healthy satin finish and it's amazing. After a lunchtime touch-up (blot and powder), it's still going strong after 8 hours of wear.

At $AU77 from Myer though, it'd better be bloody impressive!!

I've also heard wonderful things about the coordinating powder- have you tried it?

What do you look for in a foundation?

Have a beautiful day you beautiful ladies!

- Jodi xo

PS- Also some EOTD shot using Stila In the Light- I adore this palette!

MAC Prep & Prime SPF50
DiorSkin Forever Foundation- #031
OCC Skin Conceal- Y1
Covergirl & Olay Pressed Powder 340 Light/Medium
Stila Convertible Colour- Petunia
Stila Make Me Blush Cheek Colour
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer- Sunny
NARS Albatross
Skin 79 Kick It Side Spider Mist
Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake- Thunder
Anastasia Brow Gel (clear)
Benefit Stay Don't Stray
Stila In the Light Palette (& Lionfish Smudgestick Liner)
Savvy by DB Luxury Liner- Glitzy Gold
Skin 79 Kick It Side Poseidon Lash Mascara
Body Shop Lipliner- Beech
Chi Chi Lipliner- Centrefold
Essence XXXL Nudes Lipgloss- Nude Kiss

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

FINALLY!- My Makeup Collection & Storage

Hi guys,

Hope your week is off to a good start. After many many requests, I've finally uploaded an update to my makeup collection. Just a warning, it's a whopper (of a collection and also a video!).

This one is for all you makeup lovers out there! Hope you enjoy looking at all my treasured goodies as much as I enjoy watching these vids!

Let me know if there's any products you're particularly curious about and I'll see what I can do!

Please let me know if you have a makeup collection video / blogpost- I would LOVE to see!

My Makeup Collection Video:

Sunday, 6 January 2013

My 2012 High End Beauty Favorites

Hi guys!

I've just uploaded my 2012 Beauty Faves from the High End side of things on Youtube. Watch it here:

I listed so many products that I ran out of room to list what I was wearing on my face & nails, so here it is. It includes many of the products I showed as faves for the year:

MAC Prep & Prime SPF50 Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup- 3N1 Beige 10
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover - Creamy Vanilla
MAC Studio Fix Powder- C3
MAC Powder Blush- Harmony
theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer 
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour- Lotus Pink
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Liner (brown) in brows
Kat Von D Eye Primer
Physicians Stila Kajal Pencil- Onyx
NARS Eyeshadow- Galapagos
NARS Bronzer- Laguna (on eye)
Australis Mineral Eyeshadow- Mother of Pearl
MAC Eyeshadow- Carbon
WASP #6 Lashes
Elizabeth Arden Lipliner- Taupe
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick #1
MAC Lipglass- C-Thru

ON MY NAILS: Zoya Stephanie

RING & BRACELETS: Collette Accessories

What was your favourite high end beauty fave for the year? Dying to hear!

Jodi xo

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Back to MAC Australia: New Restrictions to Redemption Options

MAC Australia has had a fantastic longstanding recycling incentive program whereby you can return 6 empty (or unfinished!) MAC cosmetic containers to a MAC store or counter, and redeem for a free lipstick from their permanent line (Viva Glams excluded).

(The program runs internationally with different terms and conditions per country.)

I've just learnt (thanks Aysh / MsGoddessInTraining) that the Australian program has changed effective Nov 1, 2012 to restrict the lipstick for which you can redeem the empties. My MAC counter had the following list yesterday:

Crème Cup
Crème d' nude
Girl About Town
Hug Me
Lady Danger
Pretty Please
St Germain
Ruby Woo
Russian Red
Shy Girl
Vegas Volt

I was so relieved to see that the list features some extremely popular shades and also that there was at least a couple on there that I don't already have that I've specifically had in mind for the empties collecting in my drawer- Ruby Woo, Vegas Volt and Ravishing. I don't have Morange or Lady Danger either so will have to see if they're worth adding to the collection when I'm next at MAC.

Many of my MAC empties are eyeshadow clams that I've depotted, and it's up to each individual store whether they'll accept the clam without the metal pan. My local store have said it's fine. Thank goodness!! 

Not sure if they'll let me do more than one lipstick at a time, but heading back in for a class in a couple weeks so will see then.

Have you back to MAC'd? Which shade would you choose from the list?

Peace, joy & beauty,

Jodi x