Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Palette Of The Month | Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Sweet Peach’ Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hey Everyone, I’m back for part 2 of my ‘Monthly Palette‘ Review, Today I’m sharing with you my review on the Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Sweet Peach‘ palette. If you didn’t see my part 1 on the Lifes A Festival‘ palette you can check it out here.

I have owned this palette for a while, It has been a favourite for a couple of years now but, I have to admit I haven’t picked it up in a while. When I was picking an accompanying palette to go with the ‘Lifes A Festival‘ Palette, I knew this one would probably go quite well with it.

During the last month, I used this on its own as well as with some shade from the ‘Lifes A Festival‘ palette. I felt that this gave me plenty of extra shades to help create some looks, mostly the mattes which the other palette didn’t have too many of, it also had some shade I could use to help add a bit of depth to my eye looks.

Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

My Thoughts On The Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Sweet Peach’ Eyeshadow Palette

This isn’t the first time I have done a review on this palette but I was having a lot of trouble with the images on the original post, for some reason they stopped working so and I couldn’t fix the problem, so in the end, I decided to just delete it. Because I knew I would probably do an updated one at some point.

And that is why we are here right now. I still think this is one of my favourite palettes, from Toofaced especially. I think It has some stunning shades and finishes, but it’s definitely not full proof, it has its flaws which I will talk about later on in this post.

The Packaging

I love the packaging on all the products I have from this collection but I especially love the packaging on the eyeshadow palette. It’s very similar to the packaging on the Toofaced ‘Chocolate Bar’ palettes but it has peaches embossed instead of hearts or the rectangles that give that chocolate bar look.

Related Post: Toofaced Cosmetics Smelly Palette Showdown Review

The packaging is made of metal and is quite sturdy, on the inside it has a mirror though for me personally I find it kind of small so I tend not to use it.

Underneath each eyeshadow shade, the name of each is printed which I like, as a blogger and makeup lover, I love when brands print names inside the palette instead of on the back or on a removable plastic sheet, it makes it a lot easier for reference.

Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

The Eyeshadows

As far as the actual eyeshadows go, I feel like even though this is an older palette now most of the shades still perform similarly to the way they did when I purchased it. The metallics still perform nicely, though I do think I like them better when I foil them and the mattes still blend just as nice.

This palette features 18 eyeshadows inspired by peaches and includes a mixture of finishes (satins, metallics, shimmer/frost, and mattes). It contains 0.95 g/ 0.03 oz for each eyeshadow or a total of 17.1g/ 0.54 oz.

I know when this palette first came out that a lot of people were confused by it because it didn’t have more peachy shades, but I personally can see that they were taking inspiration from different types and parts of the peach. The skin and flesh colouring as well as the peach pit and leaves on the peach tree, when you think about it that way you can see why they choose those colours.

I also love that like the ‘Chocolate Bar‘ palettes this is scented, but instead of a chocolate scent it has a peach scent, I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I love that I get a pleasant peachy scent everytime I open it.

For a full rundown and dupes for shades in this palette check out Temptalia’s review.

Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Toofaced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
not pictured ‘White Peach’

Metallics & Shimmers

This palette features quite a few Metallic & Shimmer eyeshadows, some are more intense metallics and there are some that have less of shine and are more of a shimmer, or frost finish.

When playing with this eyeshadow palette this month I tried my hardest to use every shade and for a majority of the metallic/shimmer shade in here I really enjoyed using them. There were shades I just wanted to use over and over again and some that just didn’t draw me in but I tried to use them at least once.

I really enjoyed using ‘Luscious‘, ‘Cobbler’, ‘Bellini‘, and ‘Bless Her Heart‘. I would often use ‘Luscious‘ as an inner corner highlight when I used ‘Cobbler‘, ‘Caramelized‘ and ‘Bless Her Heart‘. I thought it looked really pretty but also I felt like I had to try something different because to me this palette only really has one shade that I thought was good as an inner corner highlight and that’s ‘Nectar’, which is a nice shade but I felt like it didn’t go with every colour in the palette.

I think it would have been great to have a light gold or peachy gold duo-chrome with a translucent base to use as an inner corner highlight or to use as a topper on some of the other metallic/shimmer eyeshadows.

I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the deeper shades in this palette in particularly ‘Peach Pit‘ & ‘Tempting‘, mainly I just wasn’t drawn to them but I like the fact that they have included a range of tones in here that could work on multiple skin tones.

Mattes

As for the Mattes in this eyeshadow palette, I think there is a good range of colours and tones but some of them are harder to work with than others. Particularly the deeper shades like ‘Delectable‘ I felt like it took a lot of building and looked quite muddy and patchy when trying to blend it out.

I made sure to feature some of the darker mattes in the eye looks which you can find further down in this post so that you could see what I was talking about.

While I love shades like ‘Peaches N’ Cream‘ & ‘Georgia‘ I feel like you didn’t need both. I often used ‘Peaches N’ Cream‘ as a base shade to set my eyeshadow primer, but I guess these would have been good for an all matte look but I could hardly see these on my skin tone which is very fair so I can’t imagine them showing up to well on deeper skin tones.

I guess you could use ‘White Peach‘ as a highlight on your brow bone or inner corner but instead of having a satin I would have loved this to have been that duo-chrome I mentioned earlier.

As for shades I really enjoyed, I dipped into ‘Puree‘, ‘Summer Yum‘ & ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ quite often, I thought these were good staple shades. I also dipped into ‘Talk Derby To Me‘ a few times but I’m not a big fan of mattes with glitter, in all honesty, I never really get why companies do that, but I used this to deepen my outer corner a bit or to line my lash line.

I loved pairing ‘Candied Peach’ with ‘Bellini‘ or ‘Just Peachy‘ for and all-over peachy look.

The Eye Looks

Look 1

What I used to create this look:

Base: Eyeshadow Primer set with an eyeshadow close to my skin tone.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Puree‘ as a transition colour and then went in with ‘Summer Yum‘ to add a bit of depth, I then added a bit of ‘Summer Yum‘ & ‘Charmed I’m Sure‘ in the outer corner.

On my lid I used ‘Luscious‘ from the centre to inner corner (*foiled) and then tapped ‘Cobbler‘ in between ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ and ‘Luscious‘ to blend the colours together a little bit.

On my lower lash line I used ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ and smoked it out. For the inner corner, I used ‘Luscious‘ and then finished off the look with some brown eyeliner and mascara.


*For foiling I took some eyeshadow on my brush and sprayed it with setting spray to get the extra metallic look.

look 2

What I used to create this look:

Base: Eyeshadow Primer set with an eyeshadow close to my skin tone.

Eyeshadow: I used a mixture of ‘Georgia’ & ‘Candied Peach’ as a transition shade and then popped Delectable‘ & ‘Talk Derby To Me‘* on the outer portion of the eye and winged it out, making sure to also take it into the outer crease a little bit.

On the centre, to the inner corner of the lid, I used a mixture of ‘Bellini‘ & ‘Just Peachy‘(**foiled), for a pretty peach colour and then lined my lash line with ‘Talk Derby To Me‘.

For the lower lash line I used ‘Delectable‘ & ‘Talk Derby To Me on the outer portion and then added ‘Nectar‘ on the inner corner, I then added a bit of ‘Bellini’ in between two colours.


*The darker shades take some building up

**For foiling I took some eyeshadow on my brush and sprayed it with setting spray to get the extra metallic look.

Look 3

What I used to create this look:

Base: Eyeshadow Primer set with an eyeshadow close to my skin tone.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘ in my crease and outer corner, and I blended it out with ‘Peaches N’ Cream‘. On the centre to the inner corner of my lid, I add ‘Bless Her Heart’ *(foiled).

On my lower lash line I added ‘Charmed, I’m Sure‘, blending it out and then topping with ‘Caramelized’, For my inner corner highlight I used “Luscious’

*For foiling I took some eyeshadow on my brush and sprayed it with setting spray to get the extra metallic look.


Final Thoughts

So for my final thoughts, I still love this palette and I have really enjoyed using it for the past month, so its still very much a favourite. I’ve found myself falling back in love with some of these eyeshadows and I love having this in my collection.

As for the palette its self its not perfect, there are shades in there that could have been much better, particularly some of those deeper shades and I felt like some of them definitely could have been swapped out for something more interesting.

But if you love the look of this palette and are looking for some peachy inspired shades then I would say this palette is a good one, if you were drawn to just a couple of shades, then check out Temptalia for similar dupes. She does very in-depth reviews and gives a great list of dupes for shades of various makeup items so if you are ever looking for a dupe her website is the place to go.


Thank you for checking out my review,

Next months palette is…

Violet Voss ‘Flamingo’ Eyeshadow palette

In case you didn’t catch my part one of January 2019’s palette review I chose the Violet Voss ‘Flamingo’ Eyeshadow palette for my next review.

Being summer I can’t get enough bright fun colours so I wanted to dip into another fun colourful palette for February. 

This palette is fairly new to me and I’ve had a play here and there but I can’t wait to try it out some more and share my thoughts with you.

See you soon,

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Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review

Palette Of The Month| Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Life’s A Festival’ Palette Review

Note: Other product pictured in feature image, not from the same collection, they were added for decoration.

Hey everyone, Today I’m sharing with you my part one of two reviews for my monthly palettes review. You may recall that last year I was going to do a review on two Toofaced palettes (Sweet Peach and Life’s A Festival), and then I took a bit of a break because of health reasons. But I decided at the start of the year that I would start up again and so I’m finally giving my thoughts on them. 

In this review I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the ‘Life’s A Festival‘ eyeshadow and highlighting palette, in my part 2 I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the ‘Sweet Peach‘ palette. I’ll let you know whether my thoughts have changed, do I still love it or not, you will just have to wait and see.

My thoughts on the Toofaced Cosmetics ‘Life’s A Festival’ palette.

You might not know this about me but I’m a huge lover of unicorns and mermaids so this is palette right up my ally so to speak. I know what you are thinking how can someone who is into punk rock and wears band tees be a lover of unicorns and mermaids. Well, I guess I’m just really eclectic in my tastes. I’m just as much a lover of fantasy and fairytales as I am punk and rock n roll. Have you seen my beauty room? its really shows that side of me.

The Packaging

I think the packaging on this palette is actually really cute, and totally what I would expect to see from something inspired by unicorns and rainbows. I love that the interior features a holographic print, it speaks to my inner 90’s kid. We were all about holographic fabrics and prints, I remember having tops with holographic smiley faces, so I’m all for the holo finish.

Though while I think the packaging is super cute, the shape can be annoying to store because of it not a standard shape (rectangle, square etc) like most eyeshadow palette packaging.

I found the mirror an okay size but the packaging would mean having to hold the whole thing up and you would just have the part with the eyeshadows kind of just hanging because it doesn’t stand up on its own. It’s not hugely practical, But I tend not to use the mirrors in most packaging anyway. I prefer having a small beauty mirror in front of me it just makes it easier for me personally.

I actually like that you have the ability to fold the front of the packaging underneath or behind so that it’s not so bulky on the table or if you have limited room.

The Eye Shadows:

This palette contains 12 eyeshadow which contain 0.8g/ 0.03 oz each or a total of 9.6g/0.36 oz and 1 highlighter that contains 3g/ 0.11oz.

The eyeshadows are made up of 9 shimmers with a combo of normal and duo chrome, 2 mattes and 1 satin as well as a duo-chrome unicorn highlighter.

I love some of the shades in here they are really pretty but I do feel like this palette is definitely a secondary palette, which is why I decided to use an accompanying palette this month because I just felt like this palette didn’t have a lot of depth to it and was mostly shimmer eyeshadows so I felt like it would make it harder to get a decent look out of.

I did find a few of the shades in this palette were kind dry (particularly the mattes but also some of the shimmer shades).

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Shimmers:

The shimmer eyeshadows vary in formula, some are good and some I was left feeling disappointed, particularly with ‘Rainbow Lite‘ this is such a pretty looking shade in the pan but on the eyes is a different story it’s crumbly and can look kind of crappie on the eyes. I tried it wet, dry and with glitter glue and I just couldn’t get it to look as good as I wanted which is quite disappointing because it looks like such a unique and pretty colour.

I did a look with this shade when I first purchased it and It looked amazing but for some reason, since then I have found it a real struggle to get to look that nice again.

I did have quite a few shades in this palette that I do really like, ‘Artist Pass‘, ‘Mystic Rain’,Euphoric andBeamin were among my favourites in this palette. 

Mattes & Satin

The mattes are okay but they are kind of powdery nothing like formulas in TF more permanent palettes.

Funtasy the purple satin shade leaves much to be desired, this shade could have been so good and it could have paired so nicely with the other shade but I just felt l had to build it up too much and it just didn’t have the depth I was looking for. I had to dip into other palettes to really get the look I was looking for.

“Unicorn Tears’ The Duo-chrome Highlighter

Unicorn Tears‘ is the duo chrome highlighter in this palette and it is inspired by a lipstick that Toofaced have been selling for quite a while and I think was also part of the inspiration for this collection. As well as them obviously wanting to join in on the unicorn, mermaid and rainbow trend.

I think the colour is nice I loved using it along with some of the more blue, purple tones in this palette, particularly as an inner corner highlight. It is a little bit chalky to the touch but Its quite a unique colour, it has a blue/ purple/ pink kind of shift from what I can tell. And While I do love a colourful highlighter I have to admit I wasn’t sure how I felt about this as a face highlighter. I just felt like it just didn’t apply that nicely on the face, but it is stunning as an inner corner highlight, so at least its still usable.

The Eye Looks

I’ve included three looks as per usual but for the third look, I wanted to share a photo from my Instagram from last year showing you how paired with other palettes this palette can create some beautiful looks.

The first two looks are just using shades from the palette. I also want to point out that for some reason I was having a hard time getting some of the shadows to stick to my eyes, I’m not sure if my eyelids were just having one of those days or if it was the eyeshadows, it could very well have been a bit of both.

Look 1

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Sorry For the blurry picture, I didn’t notice until editing them.

What I used to create this look:

Base: eyeshadow primer topped with concealer for an even lid colour (but you can use whatever suits you best) and then set with an eyeshadow close to my skin colour.

Eyeshadow : I used ‘Desert Vibes‘ as a transition colour, on my lid I used ‘Sunset Dreams’ ‘all over the lid and then placed ‘Euphoric‘ in the centre of the lid. For my inner corner, I used a mix of both ‘Fun In The Sun‘ & ‘Beamin”.

For the Lower Lash Line, I used the shade ‘Fireflies‘.

To finish off this look I used a black mascara and a white eyeliner pencil on the waterline.


You can see here that it got a bit patching with ‘Desert Vibes’ it’s quite a powdery shade and I just felt like it was hard to use and would just blend away sometimes.

Look 2

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Image has had some editing to clean up small flaws, mainly the eyeliner turned out crap so I had to fix it a bit in photoshop.
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Image has had some editing to clean up small flaws, mainly the eyeliner turned out crap so I had to fix it a bit in photoshop.

What I used to create this look:

Base: eyeshadow primer topped with concealer for an even lid colour (but you can use whatever suits you best) and then set with an eyeshadow close to my skin colour.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Young & Free’ as a transition colour, I then added ‘Funtasy’ on the outer corner and in the crease, winging to out slightly. I then added ‘Dusk Teal Dawn’ on the inner portion of the lid, I also placed ‘Artist Pass‘ in between the teal and purple.

For the lower lash line I added a dark blue eyeliner and blended it out with ‘Funtasy‘, I then added ‘Dusk Teal Dawn‘ towards the inner corner and then added ‘Unicorn Tears’ as an inner corner highlight.

I added some purple winged liner and Mascara to finish of the look.


Funtasy‘ looks much pinker than purple like in the pan, it’s can also be a little bit patchy and hard to blend at times. I wish it had more depth and had been more on the purple side it could have been a great shade.

Look 3

Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review
Toofaced Cosmetics Lifes A Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review

As well as the ‘Lifes A Festival’ Palette I also used the Urban Decay x Kristen Leanne ‘Kaleidoscope Dreams’ Palette for this look. If you don’t have this you could substitute the purple & pink in this look for something close in your own collection.

What I used to create this look:


Base: eyeshadow primer and then set with an eyeshadow close to my skin colour.

Eyeshadow: For this look I added ‘Dye’ (from the KL Palette) on the outer corner and into the crease, blending it out with a clean brush. I then added ‘Spitfire(also from the KL Palette) in the middle of the lid and ‘Rainbow lite’ (from the Life’s A Festival Palette) on the inner portion of the lid.

I took ‘Dye’ on the lower lash line and added ‘Euphoric’ as an inner corner highlight. To finish the look off I added some white eyeliner to the lower lash line and some lavender coloured mascara to the lashes.


Like I said earlier in the post I’ve since had a lot of trouble using ‘Rainbow Lite‘ which is a pity because its a stunning colour. ‘Dye‘ is similar to what I would have liked from ‘Funtasy‘ both colour & depth wise.

Final thoughts

I think a majority of the palette is good but there are a few so so shades and it’s mainly just the formula of those shades isn’t that great.

This is the one thing I have found with the limited edition palettes from this brand is that compared with the permanent products they vary way too much in quality, meaning the quality isn’t always the same overall there products.

But in saying that I don’t regret purchasing this at all, there are some great shades in here and I can always pair this with another palette to get the look I’m going for.

I’m sure by now this palette is sold out everywhere seeing as it was limited edition but I still wanted to do my review on it anyway, because why not. This year for me is all about getting used out of my makeup collection instead of always wanting to purchase new stuff.

Would you like to see me review some more older, discontinued or limited edition palettes like the Urban Decay ‘Electic‘ Palette (which is discontinued)? or should I just do three looks using it? Let me know.

Thank you for checking in to see my latest post, I’ll be sharing my part 2 with the ‘Sweet Peach‘ palette really soon.

Next months palette is…

Violet Voss ‘Flamingo’ Eyeshadow palette

Being summer I can’t get enough bright fun colours so I wanted to dip into another fun colourful palette for February. 

This palette is fairly new to me and I’ve had a play here and there but I can’t wait to try it out some more and share my thoughts with you.

See you soon,

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Trying Australis Cosmetics Eyeshadows For The First Time|Metal & Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review|Life Of Dahlia

Hey Beauty and Makeup Lovers, I’m back with a mini review on the Australis Cosmetics ‘Metal & Matte Eyeshadow Palette. If you are an Aussie chances are that you have used products from Australis before, I’m sure like me many of their products have been a staple in many other peoples makeup kits over the years.

Australis if you didn’t know are quite a well-known brand here in Australia (assuming some of you who are reading this may not actually be from Oz), they are an affordable cosmetic brand that you can be found stocked at your local Priceline, Big W, etc. I personally have been using their products off and on since my teens, but this is my first time trying one of their eyeshadow palettes. I’ve had their cream shadows in the past but this is the first time I have picked up one of their eyeshadow palettes.

I decided to pick this up after hearing good things about their ‘Neutralize Nude‘ limited edition palette, which contains 20 eyeshadows in various nude tones in both matte & shimmer formulas. I had been umming and erring about that one but when I saw the ‘Metal & Matte palette I thought I would enjoy it more so that’s why I went for that one instead.

The ‘Metal & Matte palette contains 12 (net wt: 9g/0.32 oz) eyeshadows in both matte & shimmer formulas similar to the ‘Neutralize Nude‘ palette but includes a range of nudes, golds and deep berry shades.

What I Love

Packaging

First off the lettering on the packaging looks really cool and speaks to my inner rock chic, but the packaging its self is nothing special it’s just a simple plastic packaging with a black base and clear top. And as I’m writing this I have discovered that the eyeshadows actually have names which are available on the back of the packaging, I seriously rarely look at the back of packaging I’m sure I’m not the only one, it would have been great if they could have had maybe a cardboard packaging and printed the names below the shadows or something like that so that its easier to read them.

But I mean if your just the average makeup user it probably doesn’t matter anyway.

Colours

I really love the colour scheme even though it’s definitely something I’ve seen before and I probably have something similar in my collection but I think it looks quite versatile with some lighter nudes and golds as well as some deeper burgundy and plum shades. The colours in the palette I think would create some awesome smokey grungy looks with a pop of beautiful metallics.

Cruelty-Free & Vegan-Friendly

Not only are Australis Cruelty-Free and Accredited by Choose Cruelty-Free but they have many Vegan-Friendly products, including the ‘Neutralize Nude‘ & ‘Metal & Matte‘. If you are interested in finding out more about their Vegan-Friendly products you can find a full list of them here.

My Thoughts On The Eyeshadow Formulas

Metallic Shimmers

I think the metallic shimmers look beautiful both in the pan and on the lid, they remind me of the Australis’s ‘Metallix Cream Eyeshadows’ I’m not a huge fan of those they are just too much for me and with my eye shape they don’t really work but the ones in this palette work fine on me so far.

Once on the lid, I think they look beautiful, the pigmentation is quite nice as well as the colour range but it does take some effort to apply. I found that I needed to take quite a lot on a flat packing brush to get them to transfer nicely on to the lid and then I needed to dip back in multiple times. I think they work easier by using your finger, this isn’t a huge bother but I do prefer to use a brush to apply eyeshadow its less messy and I can be more precise.

I accidentally swatched groupie twice opps.

Mattes

I feel like the shade range of the Matte eyeshadows looks pretty good, it includes a white, light brown, beige, medium brown, berry and deep plum, to match with the colours of the metallics, However, I just thought the formula was okay. The pigmentation is pretty average, and some of the shadows took quite a bit of time to build up. I felt like they kind of end up looking a bit muddied together if your not careful, but for $20 I didn’t have high expectations, I think these are still workable but the shimmer are definitely the heroes in this palette.

Eye Looks

Look 1

What I used to create this look:

Base: eyeshadow primer (I used Nutrimetics Eyeshadow Primer but you can use whatever you have) set with an eyeshadow close to my skin colour.

Eyeshadow : I used the shade ‘Mosh‘ in the crease as a transition, I then went in with ‘Entourage’ to deepen up the crease a little bit. I went in with ‘After Party’ on my outer corner and swept it into my crease just a little bit, I used ‘Flame’ on the inner portion of my lid using a brush but then went in with my finger to give it an extra pop.

I used ‘After Party‘ again but on the lower lash line with a small pencil brush and added ‘Spotlight‘ on the inner corner.

Look 2

What I used to create this look:

Base: Eyeshadow primer (I used Nutrimetics Eyeshadow Primer but you can use whatever you have) set with an ‘White Noise’.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Groupie‘ as a transition shade in my crease and then I went in with ‘Entourage‘ in the crease and outer corner. I used ‘Glam’ on the inner portion of my lid and ‘Flame‘ on the outer portion.

I finished it of by using ‘Entourage‘ on the lower lash line with a pencil brush and added a mix of ‘Backstage’‘Spotlight‘ as an inner corner highlight.

Look 3

I wanted to include a smokey look using the red shades in this palette.

Base: Eyeshadow primer (I used Nutrimetics Eyeshadow Primer but you can use whatever you have) set with an ‘White Noise’.

Eyeshadow: I used ‘Mosh’ as a transition shade and then went straight in with the metallics which I then smoked out with the mattes. I used ‘Rockstar‘ on the inner portion of my lid and then went in with ‘Notorious’ on the outer portion. I smoked these out using a combo of ‘Encore’ and ‘After Party.’

I smoked out the lower lash line using ‘After Party‘ and a clean blending brush , I added ‘Spotlight‘ again for an inner corner highlight.


I hope you all enjoyed this post, I want to know…

What are your go to Australis Products? Let me know in the comments

See you all in my next blog post, I hope you all have a lovely day or evening (whatever time you are reading this.)

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Halloween Edition - Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands | Life Of Dahlia

Halloween – Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Everyone, Its October Yay, I’m super excited not only does that mean its acceptable to wear dark and spooky attire it’s also my birthday month. I’ll be turning 31 this year kinda scary, the last year had gone so fast. I just wanted to note it actually spring here in Australia but that doesn’t matter I’ll for sure be rocking my skeleton leggings and pieces from the recent Blackmilk ‘Immortal Beauty’ collection which I’ll be posting about soon.

With Halloween being only a couple of weeks away, I thought that I would share with you a list of Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands. I’ve been using Tag body art paints, unfortunately, these aren’t CF but I did not know that at the time of purchase I’ve had them for a while, however, some of the brands I have listed below should have some great CF alternatives.

Cruelty-Free Special Effects Makeup Brands

All the brands listed below are cruelty-free, it is either stated on their website or they have a cruelty-free certification but I also recommend doing your own research for your own benefits & beliefs. These brands may not be 100% vegan, I’ll include information on certifications and whether they are also 100% Vegan if I can find that information.

* Glitter Girl’s glitter is a bio glitter (“Our Glitter products are made from plant-based film (cellulose). The material is derived from the fibres of eucalyptus trees, one of the most widely available and fastest growing trees on the planet.” – from the Glitter Girl Website) Which means that it’s also friendly for the planet.

Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands

Some of these beauty brands are great for creating spooky makeup looks, Manic Panic and Lunatick Labs specialise in alternative and spooky themed makeup products.

Australian Special Effects Stockists

(that stock some CF SFX brands.)

These are some Australian Stockist that stock cruelty-free brands including some of the ones above.


I hope that this post has been helpful for you. Since choosing to go cruelty-free I’m definitely learning a lot and I’m trying my best to stay on top of researching brands to check their cruelty-free status. I do find that its all up to personal opinion on what you are okay with purchasing. When brands have a certification from Peta, Leaping Bunny or Choose Cruelty-free it makes it a lot easier to know that they are doing the right things.

For whatever reason, not all brands have done that, so I also like to check out what other cruelty-free bloggers or influencers are using when I’m deciding, especially when a brand that doesn’t have a certification. But It’s all personal preference.

I hope this post will be a good resource for those wanting to get some cruelty-free makeup for Halloween or just to do special effects makeup.

I hope to see you in my next Halloween post,

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Testing Andalou Naturals - Age-Defying Skincare Essentials | Life Of Dahlia

Testing Andalou Naturals – Age-Defying Skincare Essentials | Life Of Dahlia

Hey Beauty Lovers, today I’m sharing a skincare post all about Andalou Naturals ‘Age-Defying Skincare Essentials’ pack.

I picked this up a few months ago to test out once I had finished up a few other skincare products. This brand is actually fairly new to Australia, I picked this trial set up after seeing them advertised in one of Priceline Australia‘s catalogues. I love natural based skincare and Its great to see Priceline stocking more cruelty-free brands.

I love when brands have trial sets I think they are a great way to test out products before committing to the full-sized versions of products. If its something you enjoyed and didn’t have any reactions to then you can go ahead and pick up the full-sized products.

I decided to go ahead and pick up the ‘Age-defying’ set, I’m in my 30’s now and that means I really need to start using anti-ageing products to keep my skin nice and youthful. This set is good for people with dry skin, dull & flaky skin or has premature ageing with fine lines and wrinkles.

While I do have combo skin with oiliness in certain areas I do have drier skin in the winter time so I thought that this would be an interesting one to try out.

About Andalou Naturals

“The natural products industry embraces innovation and creativity, while entrepreneurship offers women a level playing field to succeed. For Andalou Naturals, my goal was to create an empowerment brand with a mission to influence an industry to do better, while creating a sustainable source of revenue for social responsibility.” 

– Stacey Kelly Egide, Founder & CEO – sourced from Andalou Naturals Website

I love what this brand is about they create non-gmo products to empower women and want to better the planet by using sustainable resources and creating innovative products through plant science. Find out all about their standards here.

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Andalou Naturals ‘Age-defying’ range

The ‘Age-defying’ range has ‘Resveratrol & CoQ10, super antioxidants that support skin wellbeing and essential building blocks to promote collagen & elastin for softer smoother appearance and youthful vitality.’ The basis of this range is the fruit stem cell complex, Resveratrol & CoQ10, ‘Resveratrol is often referred to as the ‘fountain of youth’ because it appears to be so effective at warding off many diseases associated with ageing‘ And ‘Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a basic substance that our bodies make naturally’ – source –Abeeco of New Zealand

Andalou Naturals derive their ingredients from plants, for example, Resveratrol in their products is derived from red grape skin and the Resveratrol Q10 is made from Resveratrol combined with Coenzyme Q10 which they derive from fermented vegetables.

I honestly find this stuff really fascinating, for Andalou’s full ingredients list you can find it on their website. The more I’ve been looking into this brand the more I love and want to support them, I think what they are doing is fantastic and I’m already wanting to try more of their products out.

Andalou Naturals is a “Non-GMO Project Verified and Gluten Free Verified, Certified Organic, Nature Derived, Vegan, Vegetarian, Sustainably Sourced and Fair Trade Ingredients, and Cruelty-Free” brand – sourced from Andalou Naturals Website

Products included in the ‘Age-defying’ Trial Set

  1. Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk
  2. Bioactive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask
  3. Blossom + Leaf Toner Refresher
  4. Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream
  5. Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream

Product Descriptions

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Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk

The Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk includes “Fruit stem cell complex, resveratrol CoQ10, with skin-friendly probiotics blended with apricot and borage oils to gently loosen and remove make-up and impurities, rinsing away dull surface cells without drying for a fresh glow and a rejuvenated complexion.” sourced from Andalou Naturals Website

Blossom + Leaf Toning Refresher

The Blossom + Leaf Toning Refresher includes “Fruit stem cell complex, resveratrol CoQ10, with aloe vera polysaccharides to instantly hydrate and replenish. It gently soothing irritation and balancing skin’s delicate pH as geranium and orange leaf uplift and tone for a natural glow and a rejuvenated complexion.” sourced from Andalou Naturals Website

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BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask

The Bioactive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask includes “Fruit stem cells, resveratrol CoQ10, and bioactive 8 berry complex to help support dermal vitality while fruit juice enzymes gently dissolve and exfoliate dull, dry surface cells to reveal skin’s natural glow and a rejuvenated complexion.” sourced from Andalou Naturals Website

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Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream

The Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream includes “Fruit stem cell complex and resveratrol CoQ10, super antioxidants, to help support dermal vitality as goji glycopeptides uplift tone and texture for velvety soft skin with the appearance of fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a rejuvenated complexion.” sourced  from Andalou Naturals Website

Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream

The Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream includes “Fruit stem cell complex and resveratrol CoQ10, super antioxidants, to help boost dermal vitality as goji glycopeptides uplift tone and texture overnight for velvety soft skin with the appearance of fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a rejuvenated complexion.” sourced  from Andalou Naturals Website

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My Thought On The Products

Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk

I don’t mind this as an everyday cleanser but I got the impression from the description that it could be used to remove my makeup like a cleansing oil, it didn’t do that at all but as a regular cleanser, I thought it was nice.

I really enjoy my current go-to cleanser so I’m not sure I would grab the full size of this one.

Blossom + Leaf Toning Refresher

I thought this was an okay toner it didn’t dry my skin out but the scent really bothered me it was quite strong and I think that’s what put me off finishing this all up. I don’t think this is something I would buy in the full-size.

BioActive 8 Berry Fruit Enzyme Mask

I’ve tried this a few times and I quite like it, my skin feels fresh and rejuvenated, It definitely did what it claimed and I would actually consider purchasing the full-size of this once I’ve finished up some of my current face masks.

Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream

This was a nice daily moisturizer, it made my skin feel hydrated, I don’t know if I saw much of a difference as far as fine-lines and wrinkles but I definitely felt like this was a good hydrating moisturizer. I would consider picking this up in the future.

Resveratrol Q10 Night Repair Cream

This one I’m actually not sure about, I liked it but I’ve been having some breakouts and I’m not sure if its been hormonal of if its because this contains Cocoa seed butter and that was the problem. I know ingredients like these can cause some people to break out so I’m on the fence about this one.


Have you tried Andalou Naturals? What are your thoughts and what would you recommend trying out? let me know in the comments.

I really enjoyed trying this out, I’m actually interested in trying out a couple of the products from this range that weren’t included in this pack the ‘Fruit Stem Cell Revitalize Serum’ & the ‘Hyaluronic DMAE Lift & Firm Cream’, they both look really great and if they are anything like the few products I enjoyed in this pack I’m sure I’ll like them enough to consider adding into my regular skincare routine.

Aussies can pick up Andalou Naturals from Priceline Australia, online or instore.

Thank you for reading my post, I hope you enjoyed it.

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