I’m so excited to present you Beauty Swap number 2! This time I’m collaborating with the fabulous @beauty_withlauren. Be sure to check out her Instagram to see what she thought of the products I gave her!
Thank you Lauren, this was so fun! xxx
What Lauren gave me:
Rimmel Transparent Loose Powder: Emily also gave me this powder and I fell in love… so I was so excited to have a backup from Lauren. The fact that two of my blogger faves love this powder makes me think ‘oops, I’ve seriously missed out on this’ hahah but better late than never! Lauren explained to me why she gave me all, and so I’ll share that now!
Lauren says: this is a dupe for the TooFaced Born This Way loose powder. It locks in makeup without caking up the skin… AMEN!
Innoxa Hydrating primer: I’ve not tried many Innoxa products, only their sheer foundation which was my first ever foundation and I loved! It is blue is colour and so a bit scary, but it’s a really light weight formula that blends easily into the skin. I have combo skin but find I need the hydration under my eyes and around my nose. I really, really enjoyed this. It worked really well under makeup and I noticed quite a difference in how my makeup wore in my more dry areas. Big fan!
Lauren says: this feels so moisturising and is perfect for the upcoming colder months. Also doubles as a moisturiser!
Essence You better Work! Waterproof Mascara: I have made myself a non-waterproof mascara person. But, like, why? I recently tried the Makeup Revolution Waterproof Mascara and absolutely LOVED it but thought I really needed to get the non waterproof version… Since trying this Essence one, I actually think I’ve turned a corner. I can put this mascara on at 7am, wear it to work, the dog park and the gym and take it off at 9pm and my lashes still looked fresh! Seriously, I’m obsessed.
Lauren says: lengthens and separates lashes so well. Make sure to powder under the eyes to prevent transfers. (I never found that its transferred! It lasted so so so well!)
This highlighter is certainly blinding but I did find I had to build it up to get to that. maybe it’s because it’s still new and I haven’t scratched the surface? But I also find that applying with my finger then blending out with a brush works best. So yes, I enjoyed this but I think I have other highlighters I prefer!
Lauren says: this product is blinding! It lasts ages on the skin and blends out really well. Reminds me a lot of the ABH x Amrezy highlighter.
Mco Beauty More Brows: I’ve used and loved this before and am so glad to have a back up. This is has a small, easy to use wand and the formula isn’t too sticky although I still do have to wipe some excess off, but I do that with most brow products like this!
Lauren says: this is a holy grail for me.
Flower Beauty Hydrating Setting spray: I have tried the matte version of this and hated it lol. I don’t know if I had a dodgy one though because the spray was chunky?? Like it came out in white spurts. However! This hydrating one is actually incredible. Really fine mist and it does give my makeup longevity!
Lauren says: this is amazing! The mist is so fine and the spray removes all the excess powder and leaves my skin glowy!
What I gave Lauren:
Australis Neutralize Palette: Okey dokey guys, am I the only one who has a black hole in their room? Over the past few months I’ve lost SO MANY products- Makeup Revolution blush palette, real techniques brushes, carmex lip tints, and so many others including this palette! I can’t believe it, agh. But anywways! This palette was my first eyeshadow palette (I think!) and introduced me to the brand, Australis. So it has a lot of sentimental value to me. For Australian drugstore, it’s such a great price and formula. However, @thebeautyroast is the first person I’ve ever known to not like this palette. She said it’s just a bit blah. And then it made me thin, oh dang maybe it’s not that great. Like, yes there are certainly better palettes available, but not from Priceline (unless we’re talking Makeup Revolution but that’s selected stores only blah blah). So long story short, I think I’ve grown up from this palette but it’s still got a place in my collection!
Maybelline Lash Sensational: My fave mascara ever- you can get everyday lashes or bold ‘falsie’ type lashes. I personally think this mascara gets better as it fries out a bit.
Mco Beauty Highlight & Glow stick: I had this is my collection thanks to @leighacampbell, but didn’t really use it until @heartofdvst shared her praises for it. It’s quite glittery and I find it works best on the eyes as I don’t really reach for glittery highlight on the cheeks. But the fact that you can buy this from Woolies is what makes it so amazing!
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