A Few New Things Title Photo

It’s been so long since I’ve written about, or recorded a video showing things I’ve purchased recently that I have quite the collection to share. Instead of doing it all at once I figured I would just go through them slowly, I wouldn’t want to overwhelm anyone, myself included.

elf Prism Eyeshadow

First up we have the e.l.f. Prism Eyeshadow palette in Naked. This bad boy is hard to come by let me tell you. I have heard this palette being raved about so much for so long but whenever I went onto iHerb.com  it was always sold out. Obviously, it was never in Kmart, probably was never released in Australia. I ended up having to set it up to notify me when it was back in stock on iherb, but that’s cool because it came back into stock immediately. It only cost me $14 at that stage, though looking today it’s only $10!

elf Prism Eyeshadow Swatches

It’s a tiny six colour palette, they are all silky, creamy shadows, but no mattes, so when I’m using this one I always have another palette on hand to use in conjunction with these. While swatching I did notice the lighter shades were a little chalky, but not to the point that it irritated me, still totally usable. I haven’t done this, but I have heard if you use wet they look absolutely stunning. I will have to give this a go next time.

Rimmel Kate Contour Palette

Something that has recently exploded on the beauty wagon is the Rimmel London Kate Sculpting palette in the shade 002 Coral Glow I originally thought this might not be a shade I can wear in terms of the bronzer being too dark for my pale skin.  The more I looked around at reviews on it, the more I realized how many people with different skin tones were loving the same palette. That was me sold, and there be not regrets let me tell you. The bronzer is the perfect shade for my skin, the blush is such a beautiful coral tone and the highlighter just leaves a lovely glow apposed to a disco ball of glitter. Needless to say, if you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend you snatch it up.

Soft Touch Cushion and Naomi

I had to give this weird sponge foundation looking thing a go, you know the L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation, I’m not going to lie, I’ve had it for a while now and I still can’t bring myself to use it. I don’t know why, but the sponge kinda creeps me out. Everyone’s talking about it so it must be half decent… But the sponge….

Then there’s the Models Prefer Mineral Powder Soft Touch in Photo Ready, I picked this up during the Priceline 40% off sale, I use this as a soft highlight practically every day I go to work. This particular shade has a slight pink tone to it, which I personally really think it suits my skin tone. Totally loving it.

So after my boyfriend expressing interest in me wearing coral lips (very usual for him, but hey I just went with it) I’m usually all about reasonably mauve, nude lips, nothing to daring and he is usually in agreeance so when he said he liked that lipstick – I think I was watching Crystal Conte’s Vlog at the time I was like well hey, I better do what the kid says and buy me a new lipstick. Any excuse right.  So I found the L’Oreal Color Riche Collection and chose the shade Naomi’s Delicate Rose. I thought perfect. Then when I got home and put it on I realized it’s very sheer and not quite coral enough for his or my liking. However, I still really like the colour, I find it a little drying though, but still totally wearable.

LOreal Naomi's Delicate Rose

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts? Can you think of an awesome coral shade lipstick I should give a go?