5/24/2017

The Autumn '17 Beauty Edit



As the year is now in full swing, the beauty launches are coming through thick and fast. Today I have some new products from local beauty brands to share with you all, as well as some from the indie brands like MAC Cosmetics, L'Oreal, y'know those underground ones...


Antipodes  'Moisture Boost Natural Lipsticks' in South Pacific Coral and Queenstown Hot Chocolate*-I must admit, when I first saw these lipsticks I wasn't immediately taken aback but once I tried these two shades in particular I was sold. Queenstown Hot Chocolate reminds me a touch of Whirl x MAC and I can see why it's a beauty blogger favourite. It's a darker, natural nude and I feel like this would flatter a wide range of skintones. South Pacific Coral is a soft, pastel coral pink and I love it. Now these lipsticks are moisturising but they're not so creamy that they're going to glide right off your lips. I'd say they have more of a satiny finish because they're not overly matte but they aren't the creamiest formula around. They're made with natural ingredients too such as avocado oil and shea butter so you know your lips are being well looked after. At $34, they're hardly going to put a dent in your wallet either. 

Mellow Cosmetics Brow Pomade in Chocolate*-Mellow Cosmetics is one of those brands I've seen all over Instagram but only recently worked out they're from New Zealand. Anyway, brow pomades are one of those products that can make your brows look tidier than they are, in my experience at least. This one is just as creamy as others I've tried and it's so easy to apply to your brows and then brush through the colour. Don't be intimidated by these types of products. They're much easier to use than you would think. 


MAC Cosmetics 'Next To Nothing Face Colour' in Medium*-It's very early days with this product so I won't wax lyrical on it too much yet but the name says it all. This is definitely one of those 'no makeup, makeup' bases. It still gives you a hint of coverage, but in a way that it veils your skin in the lightest amount of colour. Think the oft used cliche, 'your skin, but better'. I've only used this once as I literally received it less than a week ago but found it wore really well throughout the day. So far, so good. I've got a full review on this coming next month though so keep an eye out.

Glossier Balm Dotcom in Coconut-Another Glossier newbie, well new to me. I'm pretty sure Balm Dotcom was the first product they launched. Is there anything overly special about this lip salve? Probably not but I find it sits a lot nicer on the lips for a balm that's on the thicker side. It's also much easier to blend in as well. Okay so maybe it is a bit special. The coconut scent reminds me of popcorn, I'm not sure why but I'm not going to complain about it. Beautifully designed too if aesthetics are your jam.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Clay range*-Not pictured, the empty shampoo and conditioner bottles because I've used this religiously since I received it in March/April. It's been in my shower ever since. Designed for oily roots and drier ends aka, my hair. It feels lightweight and not 'heavy'. Oily haired gals, you know when you have product that just sinks into your hair and doesn't leave? This is not like that in the slightest. The dry shampoo, pictured, is pretty top notch too. There's also a hair mask in this range but I'm honestly not one for hair masks so I can't tell you how it performs. If you struggle to find shampoo+conditioner for you though, this range should be your new hair BFF. I can't find it linked online but it's available from supermarkets and most Farmers stores in NZ now.

-What beauty products are you putting to the test this Autumn?

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