Friday, November 15, 2013

SWATCH COMPARISON: CONCEALERS

The other day I was a little bored, so I decided to play with my makeup stash & do some swatches. I thought it would be good as a reference for myself & for you guys who have the same or similar skin tone as me. My arm is about NC20-25. My face is a bit darker and usually NC25-30 (depends on which foundation I use).

I hope this swatch comparison helps you selecting the right shade for your concealer next time you hit the shop.


From Left to Right

Bobbi Brow Corrector (Peach)
TheBalm Time Balm Concealer (Light/Medium)
MAC Select Moisturecover (NW25)
Missha The Style Under Eye Brightner (yes, it spells like this on the package)
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
AVON Extra Lasting Concealer (Medium)
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer (Light Medium)
AVON Concealer Stick (Neutral)



Be Peachy. Be Glamorous. Be You.




Tuesday, November 5, 2013

P-HAUL: BECCA & MARIO BADESCU FROM APOTHEKA (with mini reviews)

I've bought these item from Apotheka (previously known as Glamourpuss). They're having a massive sale on Becca & Mario Badescu discontinued products. They're still have some items left, you can check them out here

I love Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion. Despite the funky smell and an unusual application, it does work. Their Seaweed Cleansing Soap is also my favourite as a morning cleanser.

Anyway, let's see what I've got for this haul......




Mario Badescu Orange Cleansing Soap (Sale price NZ$10, was RRP NZ$24) - It has a light & clean citrus scent with exfoliating AHAs. It's a non-soap formula, so if you like your cleanser to foaming up this is not for you. It removes dirt, oil & makeup (light makeup only). My face is clean without feeling tight on the skin. I've been using it as my morning cleanser & I like it so far.

Mario Badescu Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion (Sale price NZ$10, was RRP NZ$35) - With AHAs and Glycolic Acid, it claims to prevent dullness and breakouts, reduce dead skin build-up for radiant glow. This toner is a little bit strong & can dry-out your skin. I'm switching it between my trusty Thayers Witch Hazel Astringent & Clinique Clarifying Lotion

Becca Fine Loose Finishing Powder in Cardamon (Sale price NZ$15, I'm not sure what the full price was) - I bought this powder to use as a bronzer as they didn't have it in my shade. Cardamon is a few shades darker than my skin which works perfectly for what I got it for. It's finely milled powder and blends very easily.

I think this purchase was such a great deal from the brands I love. I also like visiting their store in Newmarket (Auckland). Friendly staffs and very keen to help. Apotheka offers free shipping for all orders which always a bonus. Totally satisfied! 

16 Osborne Street, Newmarket

Be Peachy. Be Glamorous. Be You.