Winter is truly beginning to set in. Which means only one thing. My makeup drawer needs to be winterfied! That’s right, it’s once again time to shop my stash. But this time, I did things a little differently.
You see, I’ve been a little overwhelmed with some of the options that I had. So, I turned some of the choices over to you guys! I polled you all over on my Instagram on what foundation, concealer, setting spray, mascara and bronzer you wanted me to review. And you made some awesome choices! So, without further adieu, let’s get into it!
Startig with primer, my immediate winter go to is the HUDA BEAUTY WATER JELLY HYDRATING PRIMER – $51.00. It’s like an instant burst of hydration to the skin. And it also provides a little bit of tack as well. But I didn’t stop there. I also chucked in the HOLME BEAUTY PRIMER in BLING – $65.00. This is one that came highly recommended and I’m so excited to use it.
Moving onto foundations, the first of my polling options. And the results of this one genuinely surprised me. Overwhelmingly, you all wanted me to review the WESTMAN ATELIER VITAL SKINCARE COMPLEXION DROPS – $109.00. And at that price, I can see why you all wanted me to take that bullet. The second option was a lot closer, but it ended up being the ELF CAMO CC CREAM – $35.00. So, stay tuned for those reviews coming soon.
Another surprising poll result for me was your choices for concealer. I genuinely didn’t see it going this way. But you chose the ELF HYDRATING CAMO CONCEALER – $14.00 and the RIMMEL THE MULTI-TASKER CONCEALER – $18.95. The ELF is fairly medium coverage whereas the Rimmel is very full. So there is a good balance here. But, I also wanted a lighter coverage option for my low/no makeup days. Which is why I also have the RARE BEAUTY POSITIVE LIGHT UNDEREYE BRIGHTENER – $42.00
Powder was my own choice. And I did have another one picked out initially. But I decided to give the HUDA BEAUTY GLOWISH LUMINOUS PRESSED POWDER – $51.00 a go. I’ve got a lot of glowy/luminous products in this edit. So I may as well carry that into my powder. Finally for face, we have the HOLME BEAUTY SETTING SPRAY – $49.00. I polled y’all on what setting spray I should use and this romped home!
Many of the poll results were less a case of who won. And more a case of who came second. And that was true of my bronzer choices. The MAKEUP BY MARIO SOFTSCULPT TRANSFORMING SKIN ENHANCER – $49.00 was by far the most requested. With the RARE BEAUTY WARM WISHES EFFORTLESS BRONZER STICK – $45.00 being a distant second. Neither of these were huge shocks. The Makeup By Mario is a relatively new launch here in Australia. And the Rare Beauty is widely beloved online.
Blushes were my own picks. And both of these are ones that I’m super excited to try. Firstly, the TOO FACED CLOUD CRUSH BLURRING BLUSH in CANDY CLOUDS – $46.00 was a no brainer choice for me. These blushes went viral online when they launched and I’ve been chomping at the bit to use it. Speaking of super viral, I too was sucked into Sofia Richie Wedding TikTok. And that as good excuse as any to use the NUDESTIX NUDIES MATTE ALL OVER BLUSH COLOR in SUNKISSED PINK – $57.00. This was one of the shades she used in her wedding makeup. And I’ve been obsessed ever since.
Lastly, we have eye products. And you know how I mentioned earlier that my polls were less to see who won and more to see who came second. That was especially true with mascara. The MAYBELLINE FALSIES SURREAL EXTENSIONS MASCARA – $27.99 literally just launched here. So that was already getting requests for me to review it. But for second place, I had the ESSENCE SENSITIVE BUT WOW VOLUME MASCARA – $8.00.* Now, in my research on that mascara, it turns out that it’s a tubing mascara. So, I’m definitely excited to try it. I also have a new brow gel that I wanted to play with. The KOSAS AIRBROW FLUFF & HOLD TREATMENT GEL – $38.00 is hugely popular with some of my favourite bloggers and writers. So, stay tuned for my thoughts!
That is a wrap on my June/July Makeup Edit! I’m so excited to put all of these products to the test. And as always, if there were any products featured here that you want to learn more about, just let me know!
Cheers and love