Monday, February 10, 2014

January 2014 - Top Ten Beauty Products

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Top Ten Beauty Products

January was an extremely busy month for me that included a 16 hour drive from Newcastle back to Adelaide, flying again back to Newcastle for my sisters 21st, a long Australia Day weekend spent on the Murray River as well as somehow holding down a full-time job in between.  Needless to say I was exhausted and I've spent the last week or so in recovery mode.

Something that doesn't take much effort however is telling you about my favourite products from January so without further ado...

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
I thought I'd start with the best... this palette arrived in January and blew me away with it's amazing rose-hued toned neutral eyeshadows.  I literally have used nothing else on my eyes since I got it.  I'll upload and share some more pics with you in the coming days but it really is worth the $80 price tag.  I promise!

Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing & Perfecting Mask
I'm a huge fan of Liquid Gold so when I received this trial size in an Adore Beauty order I was thrilled.  This mask did not disappoint me one bit.  It exfoliates and refines my skin leaving me with instantly brighter and clearer skin.  I've not only been using this as a mid week pick me up but also before any special events (my sisters 21st etc) as it really does instantly brighten your skin and makeup applies like a dream afterwards.  I've already purchased the full-size of this.

Mac Studio Fix NC20
I purchased this from a blog sale as I'd tried it before and quite liked it.  I find the trick to this foundation is to only apply the tiniest bit as it gives a lot of coverage but applied with my beauty blender it gives a lovely matte finish.

Zinc & Castor Oil Ointment
This ones a bit of a random product but I read that Castor Oil can stimulate hair growth so I've been applying this on my eyebrows every night before bed and I'm just now starting to see some new hairs coming through.  Pretty impressed so far but will post a full review if I get some really good results.

The Balm Cabana Boy
An awesome pigmented blush that I love using when I need more of a colour punch like events or nights out.

Maybelline Full n Soft Mascara - Waterproof
I've spent a lot of time out on the boat and in the water this Summer as we recently purchased a ski boat so a waterproof mascara has been a must.  This one is fantastic at staying on even when I'm being towed behind the boat with water splashing directly on my face, it stays put until I take it off with an oily makeup remover.  It also feels lovely on and not drying like some do.

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee
A perfect neutral gloss that is soft and hydrating.  Love.

Mac Veluxe Brow Liner in Brunette
I've been really enjoying this brow liner from Mac this month.  When I can't be bothered doing a full face of makeup but still need my brows done I quickly line them with this and brush through.  Super easy to use and is a nice natural colour.

Benefit Coralista Face Powder
This was one of my favourite finds from the Benefit Advent Calendar and is a lovely soft coral blush, perfect for low-maintenace makeup days.

Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep
Two brow products in one month!!  I couldn't resist picking this up in Sydney Airport recently but I have to say it's a lot tinier than I expected.  In saying that you only need a very small amount.  This is a tinted gel product with little fibers that add volume and colour to your eyebrows.  I'm really enjoying using this over top of my usual brow products or even on it's own.

How was your January ?

Kayte xx


  1. I'm considering trying the gimme brow after so many rave reviews!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. The Naked 3 palette looks so amazing, but my palette collection is currently out of control!

    1. Yup I know what you mean I have way too many palettes too, but I just couldn't resist the pink tones in this one ;) x

  3. I recently tried the Benefit Face Powders for the first time and I really like them! I have Coralista on my wish list - I love my coral blushes !


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