Hey Beauty Lovers, one of my favourite things to do is watch videos and read posts about what new products are coming out and what people are interested in purchasing. I’m supposed to be on a low buy this year and let’s just say I’m struggling so far, I wouldn’t say I’ve gone crazy I’ve only purchased a few items, some were non-essentials and a couple were things like foundations which I had run out of.
I’m aiming to not purchase any new items this month but I know there will be a few I’m interested in, in the coming months. The one thing I’m grateful for is that Australia typically gets things a little bit later than the U.S, which means I have time to sus out products, read reviews and make up my mind on what really interests me. For example, Nyx products take months to get to Australia, which means I may have been interested in it when I first see it on Instagram but may not be interested in it by the time it’s actually released here, I’ll talk about some specific items further on.
I have a bunch of items that I want to talk about from some of my favourite brands, like Too Faced, Urban Decay, Nyx, etc. All Credits will be in photos or in captions.
Whats New In Makeup
Nyx Professional Makeup
Love You So Mochi Collection
I was really excited for this collection when I first saw it but honestly now that I’ve had some time to mull it over I don’t think its something I would use that much. I thought to myself what draws me to it and its the pinks, I never wear pink eyeshadow ever, well not enough to need this palette. The only shades I could see myself actually using is the orange, green and yellow on the bottom left so I just don’t think this is worth purchasing for me I feel like I probably have similar things already, maybe in a different type of formula but that doesn’t really matter to me.
Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Brights’
This palette though I actually feel like I could get a lot of use out of, I feel like this has a great range of shades and I could see myself using this a lot. I will definitely look at this when it finally arrives in Australia, fingers crossed that’s sooner rather than later.
When I look at buying a palette I like to know that I’m going to have a range of colours that I will actually use not just a small portion, which is why I would choose this over the ‘Love You So Mochi‘ one. I do have a few eyeshadows like this I will admit that but I can never get enough of coloured eyeshadows. If I purchased this I feel like I wouldn’t need to purchase anymore like this, I could easily combine this with my ‘UDxKristen Leanne’ ‘Kaleidoscope dreams‘ palette to create a range of looks.
Vlada – Petal Metal Collection
If you saw my ‘Favourite Beauty Instagram Account’s to Follow‘ post you may know that I’m a huge fan of Vlada’s work, she creates some amazing lip art that you should totally check out. Being a fan of her work I was so excited to see that she was releasing a collection with Smashbox and I love that it features a lot of Rose Gold inspired products. I saw on her Instagram that this collection was inspired by her infamous rose gold drip look, which is one that she is really well known for.
The Collection includes, ‘Always On Petal Metal Liquid Lipstick‘ in ‘XO, Vlada’ (Bronze Rose Gold), ‘Desert Rose’ (Copper Rose Gold), ‘In Bloom’ (Pink rose gold) and ‘Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip’ in ‘XO, Vlada’ (Bronze Rose Gold), ‘Rose Magic’ (Copper Rose Gold) and ‘Petal Metal’ (Pink rose gold).
It also includes the ‘Petal Metal Shimmer Drops‘ in ‘Rose Glitz’ and ‘Gold Glitz‘, as well as the ‘Cover Shot: Petal Metal Eye Shadow Palette‘ and ‘#PetalMetal Highlighters’ in ‘Rosemantic’ (rose gold), ‘Glided Rose’ (champagne) and ‘Prismatic Petal‘ which is a Sephora exclusive.
The collection also includes the ‘Petal Metal Primer’, ‘Petal Metal Shimmer Spray’ & ‘Petal Metal Liquid Liner’ in ‘24K Rose’ & ‘Black Rose’.
I’m loving the Rose Gold vibes, I’m particularly interested in the highlighters, the shades all look stunning. I’m particularly interested in ‘Guilded Rose‘ and ‘Prismatic Petal‘, ‘Guilded Rose’ and ‘Rosemantic’ will be available everywhere that stocks Smashbox but the ‘Prismatic Petal’ will be a Sephora exclusive. It will however also be stocked at Mecca which is quite exciting.
Too Faced Cosmetics
Life’s A Festival Collection
I’m all for unicorns and mermaids so I feel like this would be a cute collection, but other than the cutesy packaging I just feel like most of these wouldn’t be that unique to my collection. I felt like this was a really unusual collection to be coming out now because I feel like that trend has been done over and over by many brands in the last few years so I feel like it been done to death.
This collection includes the ‘Magic Rainbow Strobing Brush‘, which made with teddy bear hair on a unicorn horn style handle, the ‘Life’s a Festival Peace, Love & Unicorns Eye Shadow Palette’ (which includes 12 shades in 4 different finishes: creamy matte, pearl, satin, and duo chrome + a ‘Unicorn Tears’ highlighter.
Also includes the ‘Unicorn Tears Iridescent Mystical Bronzer’ which is both a bronzer and highlight, the ‘Festival Refresh Mystical Effects‘ illuminating Setting Spray, ‘La Crème Mystical Effects Lipstick‘ which include colour shifting lipsticks in the shades ‘Unicorn Tears’ (holographic bluish purple), ‘Angel Tears’ (gold tint), ‘Fairy Tears’ (pink shift) and ‘Mermaid Tears’ (green and purple).
This collection also includes the ‘Magic Crystal Transforming Lip Gloss‘ which are holographic glosses in the shades: ‘Unicorn Tears’, ‘Angel Tears’, ‘Fairy Tears’ and ‘Mermaid Tear’, as well as the ‘Rainbow Strobe Rainbow Effect’ Highlighter which is infused with Rose Quartz. powder and the ‘Unicorn Horn Mystical Effects’ Highlighting Stick which are shaped like unicorn horns and come in the shades ‘Unicorn Tears‘ and ‘Unicorn Dreams’.
I was drawn in by the eyeshadow palette because that my vice but I felt like there is only a couple of unique shades in the palette and I could probably dupe them. Part of me loves the packaging and part of me cringes. I love some of Too Faced products, they are some of my favourites but what makes me uncomfortable is their use of both cutesy and more provocative names for some of their products which is why I haven’t bought a lot from them in the last year. What kind of audience are they marketing to? I feel like younger people will be drawn to this mostly teens but then you have other products like their ‘better than sex’ mascara amongst other things that are sending a totally different message. I’m no prude I just think they need to pick an audience and stick with it.
I also find their products are really hit or miss especially when it comes to their limited edition products. I will not be buying anything from this collection.
I was really interested in this when I first saw it as I loved that it included some eyeshadows and cheek products but I’ve heard mixed things about it, I also could dupe this with similar products in my collection. I love that they have released something with cooler tones in it because the market has been saturated with warm tone palettes in recent years and it’s nice to see something different.
Double Team Special Effects Colored Mascara
These are really awesome, as someone who loves to be creative with my makeup I thought these were pretty cool. These are unique double-sided special effect coloured mascaras and they come in five different versions, pink, teal, purple, blue and a gold & silver. The idea of these is that one side is shimmer and one is a normal formula with the exception of the gold & silver one, you could double it up or use one on your upper lashes and one on your lower.
I love these but chances are I probably won’t get any, as much as I love Urban Decay their products are quite expensive and I’m rather picky on how much I would want to spend on something like this. Unlike an eyeshadow palette this will go off much quicker and I’m sure I wouldn’t use up the whole thing in that time.
Are you interested in any of these products? What will you or won’t you be purchasing?
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