Saturday, 21 February 2015

Makeup Social Mystery Mascara

First Impression / Review

So I use the app 'Makeup Social' and through this I have the chance to be sent a product for review. 
I was lucky enough to be apart of this and got sent a 'Mystery Mascara'.

The reason it is a mystery is because we are told nothing about the product including the brand - this is so we have no bias and give an honest review. I think its a great idea.

This review is all my honest opinions. I happened to really like the product. 
Mystery Mascara

First Impressions:
As you can see it is one of the silicone/plastic bristled applicators and this is my favourite thing about it. I really prefer these kind of brushes. On the outer curve you can see that the bristles are longer and form a curve themselves and on the bottom the bristles are small and almost comb like. This made it really easy to get to the bottom lashes. I like the overall shape and curve of the applicator - it gave the final result a nice look, this mascara is great for length and separation not so much volume - I actually like mascaras like this for 'every day wear' and a more 'natural look'.

This product also has no distinct smell either which for some people can be a real issue. 

The size of the applicator is just right I think, it should fit most eye sizes and shapes. I find that when mascaras have a larger applicator/brush it becomes difficult to apply and I end up getting black smudges all over my eye area and usually the bridge of my nose.

Favourite Feature:
I like the shape and bristles of the applicator and also the formula. It isn't too runny and coats the lashes nicely. It is also really easy to remove and doesn't flake throughout the day or upon other coats. 
Top Left Eye: One coat
Top Right Eye: Nothing
Bottom Eyes: Two Coats Top; One Coat Bottom

Would I Purchase This Mascara:
I like the overall look this mascara gives off. Nice long natural looking lashes, nothing too thick or clumpy. My lashes are on the full side anyway but are also not very long, I like lengthening mascaras a lot. This also gives off a great curve and I would purchase this mascara. I think it is a great one to have in your beauty stash. 
Which Company Do I Think Created This Mascara:
I think it is a benefit mascara, the new 'roller lash'. I think it is this for a few reasons. 
  1. The formula reminds me a lot of my other benefit mascara - 'They're Real'
  2. I noticed the brush is actually a baby pink colour and that fits in with benefit quite well. 
  3. Makeup Social have done things with Benefit in the past so why not again?

I have done a video review on this product also on my youtube channel: Procrasticaitlan
and if you want to see this mascara in action head on over. There are links to this on my blog site.
I hope you like this kind of post and if you do I'll be doing more review type posts in the future. I love the app Makeup Social and think you should look into it if you also love cosmetics, hair and makeup. 
I'll do a post once we are told what the Mystery Mascara is. I hope I'm right and it is the benefit one. I'd also really like to know what it is so I can buy it. 

Who do you think created this product?

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Beauty News

New Products!

There are some new products coming to Australia and I'm so thrilled and full of excitement I just had to post about it. Are you excited about this as much as I am? Let me know! 


I'm sure you'll know by now my absolute adoration to Australis Cosmetics, and in particular the VelourLips range. So when I found out there were releasing five new shades into the range, I had to tell somebody. I was trawling the A/C instagram feed when I stumbled upon the first release, then as I kept my eyes peeled I saw that they're are having five new shades to be released early Feb. To say I am keen is a massive understatement. I own all but two of the original VelourLips line and will be getting the new shades as soon as I can. **Added bonus there is a 30% off Australis Cosmetics at Priceline until the 11th of Feb 2015**

Here are the pics of the new shades that will be up for grabs.
BUDA-PASH                                                      ~                                                      SHANG-HI                           
BAR-THA-LONA                    ~                    DOO-BAI                    ~                    RO-MA
*These pics are not my own, they're taken from the Australis Cosmetics Instagram page and all credit goes to them. 
I'm so happy with these new shades and I think the darker shades are going to be VERY popular coming into the cooler months! I am so excited for 'DOO-BAI'! Not only is the colouring amazing. I can just imagine it on my lips already, but Dubai is a special place to me it will bring back memories every time I wear it. The same goes with 'SHANG-HI' I love dark berry lips for the colder months and I am going to be traveling through Shang-hai next month so yet again they'll bring on some memories.

This whole collection is amazing, I love that the shades are named after places because it reminds me of all the places I've been able to travel.

Memory lane aside, I can not wait to get my hands on these. I already know I won't be disappointed.

Next bit of beauty gossip!

Urban Decay comes to AUSTRALIA!

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MECCA MAXIMA is going to be stocking the brand Urban Decay! I am so excited! Finally Australia is starting to get more and more brands. The price - I'm going to assume - will be around the same as Nars etc, it is a higher end brand so one expects to pay more, but there is no way we will be paying anything near the American prices, SephoraAus shot that hope out of the sky when they expect people to pay $60.00 for the Becca Skin Perfecters. I'll make a whole other post about price inflation another time. Lets not dwell on sad, lets get excited for Urban Decay!

I know for a fact the Naked pallets will be in high demand, and I'm glad I already have mine, I feel a slight sense of accomplishment being an Australian and having the 3 Naked Pallets (granted, I did buy them when I was overseas (and one was a gift - still purchased overseas) but I'm more excited about the other products and pallets that will be up for grabs. Urban Decay have some of my favourite eyeliners long lasting and great colours. I really hope MECCA start bringing in some other brands too or at least I hope Australia starts getting in different brands, they don't have to be high end, I'd love it if I could get Milani products from my local Priceline.

The release date for UD in MECCA stores is Friday 27th of March

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