Natural Everyday Makeup (with Milk Makeup/cream products)

SHOP THIS POST Products featured: Milk Makeup Blur Stick Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Touch Foundation shade 40 Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour in Dark Loreal Paris Brow Artist Plumper Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Swerve Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Call Me By Terry Ombre Blackstar in 13 Perfect Brown Fleur De Force Lashes by Eyelure in Fleur Loves Kate Somerville IllumiKate Concealing Eye Cream in Medium Mac Paint Pot in Groundwork Chanel…

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Milk Makeup Review

Milk Makeup Review: Matte Bronzer, Lip + Cheek, Highlighter & Blur Stick

SHOP THIS POST I was recently able to get my hands on a few of the products from the hip and rather hyped-up US makeup brand, Milk Makeup. Selecting which products to get my mitts on first was a definitely a challenge (if only money was no object) but I managed to narrow it down to four: the Blur Stick, a matte primer; the Matte Bronzer; the Lip + Cheek,…

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation review

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation Review

Being a massive fan of the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and the Perfection Lumiere Velvet, I just knew I had to get my hands on Chanel’s latest foundation offering, the Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation, particularly as I had heard that it offers a light coverage. Packaging Housed in a chunky, plastic yet still very sleek (com’ on, we’re talking about Chanel here) black and cream mirrored compact, branded…

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat Review

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, New Zealand – Mini Getaway Review

Perched on a clifftop overlooking the still blue waters of Lake Pukaki and with Aoraki Mt Cook out on the horizon, the Ashley Mackenzie Villa of Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is the perfect place for some serious down time. Despite the owners, Luke and Kaye Paardekooper, residing in the Pukaki Homestead a mere 350 metres away, the Ashley Mackenzie Villa feels utterly secluded. The European style farmhouse accommodates up to…

Purple and gold halo contrast eye

Glamorous Makeup: Purple & Gold Smokey Halo Eyes

I wanted to create a dramatic look yet still very wearable so I opted for a high contrast halo eye, teaming cool tone purples with a warm, vibrant pop of gold. This is not an everyday look but perfect if you have a glam event to attend or a party to go to. SHOP THIS POST   Products Featured: Make Up For Ever HD Primer Too Faced Born This Way…

REVLON X CHLOE MORELLO SCULPT & HIGHLIGHT CONTOUR KIT REVIEW

Revlon X Chloe Morello Sculpt & Highlight Contour Kit Review & Swatches

Whilst I am a fan of subtle contouring (trust me my round face needs it), I’m not totally mad on highlighting, not on an everyday basis anyway. So when yet another drugstore contour and highlight palette was released towards the end of last year, I was hardly jumping up and down with unconfined excitement. This one in particular is a collaboration between mainstream giant Revlon and Aussie beauty Youtuber, Chloe…

Spring makeup: Bridal and special occasion

Spring Makeup Tutorial: Bridal & Special Occasions

As the northern hemisphere is now well and truly into Spring, it’s time to roll out the lighter textures, softer colours and more luminous, glowing bases. I’ve created a soft yet glamorous look that is the perfect bridal makeup look or suitable for any special occasion. As everything is kept light and soft, the makeup remains appropriate for daytime. Products Featured: Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer Too Faced…

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo review by facemadeup.com

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Review

Hourglass recently launched a 20 strong shade line up of their newest lip addition, the GIRL Lip Stylo. Backed by a sassy, female empowerment campaign, each shade represents an admirable trait. The shade selection is wide yet maintains conventionality. From light, warm nudes right the way through to a deep, vampy plum. Initially I did a bit of a double take when I spotted the GIRL Lip Stylos as they…

Valentine' Date Night Makeup - Soft Halo/Spotlight Eyes by Facemadeup.com

Valentine’s Date Night Makeup: Soft Halo/Spotlight Eyes

Jumping on the commercial bandwagon that is Valentine’s Day, I have created a subtle soft halo or spotlight eye look which is a technique that strategically places a lighter eyeshadow in the centre portion of the eye, sandwiched between a darker colour on the inner and outer third of the eye. This is a great technique for making the eyes appear more round and larger because the focus falls on…

Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer Review by Facemadeup.com

Tape Shape Contour Concealer Review & Swatches

SHOP THIS POST Finally, finally, FINALLY managed to get my hands on the Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer after being out of stock consistently for absolute months since it’s launch last year. It’s not like I live anywhere remotely near an ULTA store so I’ve had to stalk the Tarte website sporadically (but have never been quite fast enough – you snooze, you lose right?).  If there was ever a product I’ve…

Hill Inlet, White Haven Beach, Great Barrier Reef

Hamilton Island – Where to Stay, Places to Eat and Things to Do!

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia, and is where my boyfriend and I decided to spend Christmas and New Years. After almost two weeks on the island, with our stay split between two resorts, I thought I would put together my recommendations in terms of where to stay, where to go/eat and things to do if you’re planning a trip to Hamilton…

My Top 5 Favourite Luxury Nude Lipsticks (Medium/South-East Asian Skin, NC25-40)

My Top 5 Favourite Luxury Nude Lipsticks (Med/Asian Skin, NC25-40)

Happy new year everyone! To kick off 2017, I thought I would share with you my current top 5 favourite luxury nude lipsticks. Some of these are ‘oldies but goodies’ but others are brand new discoveries to me this year. If you’re broke from Christmas, like the rest of us, and are looking for more budget friendly nude lip options, then check out my Favourite Drugstore Nude Lipsticks and Lip…

Qualia, Hamilton Island Review

Qualia, Hamilton Island – Review

Qualia, which translates as a collection of deeper sensory experiences in Latin, is a collection of secluded, luxury pavilions perched on the northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. Each pavilion, through its clever design, achieves a unique sense of space and fluidity whilst conveying openness and harmony. Despite its location on the most inhabited island in the Whitsundays, once you pass through the gates of Qualia (yes, there is literally a…

Glam Makeup Look - Anastasia Beverly Hills' Master Palette by Mario by Facemadeup.com

Glam Birthday Makeup Look – ABH Master Palette by Mario

Following on from my review of the limited edition (Sorry. Although funnily enough, they did bring it back for Cyber Monday) Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Master Palette by Mario, I have created a tutorial to show you the product in action. This was actually the look I wore on my birthday when I went out for a celebratory lunch (which involved an unexpected trip on a seaplane!) and as I am…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Review & Swatches by Facemadeup.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario Review & Swatches

I almost didn’t get this palette and, quite frankly, I don’t have too many kind words to say about Anastasia Beverly Hills’ customer service but I’m not going to dwell on that today. The important thing is that I DID get my hands on the much coveted, Master Palette by Mario from Anastasia Beverly Hills. And, of course, I have created a video to share with you my thoughts on…

Best Fall & WInter Lipsticks by Facemadeup.com

My Top Lipstick Picks for Fall & Winter (Asian Skin Tone/MAC NC25-NC40)

Winter is coming! (it really is, although it’ll be summer in the southern hemisphere woop woop). As we are fast approaching the final season of the year , where the days are short and the nights long, and like with our wardrobe, many of us will change up our lip colour to reflect the long, dark, gloomy days. For some unspoken reason, we tend to go from light and brighter…

Mac Liptensity Review by Facemadeup.com

Mac Liptensity Liptsick Review – The Nudes (Doe & Smoked Almond)

So not long after I declared the Nars Audacious Liptsticks (here) the best formulation I have ever tried, Mac only goes and releases a formula that gives the Audacious collection a run for it’s money. Now I mentioned in my Sephora & Nordstrom Birthday Haul that when the Mac Liptensity Lipsticks launched, I didn’t really give two hoots. I mean come on, how many collections does Mac release in a year? Far…