6 of the best bronzers

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Bronzers are essential makeup items for most people as they have the ability to liven up a dull complexion and impart that healthy, sunkissed glow most of us aren’t born with. For me, bronzer is perfect for adding colour back into the face after applying foundation and powder and for evening out any noticeable difference in colour between the neck and face.

But not all bronzers are made alike. There are 3 things I need in a bronzer: it needs to be matte, non-orangey and not too dark or light. The best bronzer on me is usually a medium toned brown with minimal orange undertones.

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A natural purple/plum look

I love wearing purple on the eyes, lips and cheeks- I feel like it really suits my skintone, especially during the fall/autumn. Now that autumn is ending though, I thought I would better hurry and get in a pic of my makeup of the day!

I will post a purple spring look too but for now here it is!

Taken with my iPhone:

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Taken with my digital camera:

 

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Makeup used:

Eyes
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Cream Shadow in Tough as Taupe
Bobbi Brown Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette
The Face Shop Face It Auto Gel Eyeliner
Chanel Imitable Intense Mascara

Face
Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in Vanilla
Korres Zea Mays Blush in Purple
Clarins Duo Soleil in Bright Sun

Lips
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RS312

Review: Clarins Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer

Clarin’s Instant Light Lip Perfector, best described as a shiny and sheer lip gloss that blurs lip imperfections, is one of the brand’s top sellers. I purchased the shade in 01 Rose Shimmer (pink) although I have the 02 shade in Apricot Shimmer as well. They are $26 at David Jones or Myer for 12ml. I got mine from Myer.

Below is an image (also along with some other Essence products and a Butter London nail polish in Henley Regatta, which I reviewed here). The Essence review will probably come soon in the next few days.

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Week in pictures – February 11th 2013

Sorry that I haven’t been blogging in awhile, it’s been a really busy few weeks what with my daytime job and my after-hours makeup job,  plus finding the time to take a quick trip to Sydney – but I really should have found the time to post a few reviews and such. Especially since I’ve been hoarding lots of new products to blog about! 

For now, here’s my week in pictures… 

My week in photos

From clockwise:

  1. Delicious and healthy breakfast of brown rice and sweet white miso porridge with coconut and mango, at bills in Surry Hills, Sydney (it’s renowned TV chef Bill Granger’s restaurant)
  2. An impulse buy – Clarins Instant Beauty Kit, retailing for $50 at David Jones. It includes the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch primer/mattifier, Instant Light Complexion Perfector, Instant Light Lip Perfector (the peach one) and the Instant Light Brush-on Perfector (concealer). The primer and concealer are both full size which makes the whole kit pretty worth it. I love the lip perfector – feels like a lip balm but looks like a gloss!
  3. Dessert at Sepia restaurant in Sydney’s Circular Quay – one of four desserts, to be exact! Amazing degustation menu. I can’t actually remember the name of this dish but I know it’s an sour cherry ice shell filled with some kind of fruity sorbet. Mmm :)
  4. Lastly, new nail polish! I have on Butter London’s Nail Foundation with All Hail the Queen layered on top (a pretty beige-brown with subtle sparkle).