Sunday, October 13, 2013

My Face Care Routine

For my birthday this year I got a sample version of the Clinique face cleansing trio (which you can have a peek at/buy HERE). After the ten day trial of it, my mum and I went off to the shops and bought the real thing (please note that this is not a cheap line of skin care. The total price of it was around $115). 


The first step to my face care routine is the cleanser. The cleanser I use is the Clinique Liquid Facial soap. I use 1 pump of it and work it into a lather in my hands and then rub it all over my damp face (I usually do this step in the shower, but sometimes over the sink if I'm short on time). I then rinse it off under warm water.

The second step to my face care routine is the toner. I use the Clinique Clarifying lotion in "3". I have no idea what the numbers mean, but I think it has something to do with skin type. I put a tiny amount onto a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face and neck. The cotton pad looks really dirty after this step.

The third and final step in my face care routine is the moisturiser. I use the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel. I put 1 pump of this onto my hand and rub it into my hands like soap, but then I rub it all over my face.

That is my complete face care routine. If I was going to wear makeup that day, that would be the next step (I'll save that for another time). I go through this routine twice a day. Since using this routine, I have seen vast improvement in my skin; there are less pimples, blemishes and dry skin that I would otherwise have if it weren't for this routine.

I have not been paid by Clinique to write this post, I just really enjoy using this product and I recommend it to all those in the budget for this (unless you have perfect skin, obviously). If you have any further questions, please ask down in the comments. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

My Makeup Collection

As my blog is about makeup (among other things), I would like to present to you my makeup collection!








Foundation

I have the Napoleon Perdis BB Cream that I got for my birthday. It is suitable for most skin types and has SPF 20 in it.

Blusher/Highlight/Contour

I have the Napoleon Perdis Highlight, Blush and Contour set that I got for my birthday.

I also have the Face of Australia blush in Outback Primrose.

Lipstick

I have a Napoleon Perdis lipstick in  Madrid, which I use in the dance concerts I participate in.

I have a Clinique chubby stick that I got as a free gift with another purchase (more on that later) in the colour 06 Roomiest Rose.

I have a Maybelline lipstick in 190 Royal Red that I use in my dance concerts.

I have a Maybelline Colour Whisper lipstick in 65 Pink Possibilites that I bought with my own money.

I have a Designer Brands Eternal Colour lipstick in 393 Ice Coral that I bought with my own money.

I have a TBN lipstick in 873 Kiss Me Quick that I bought with my own money.

The final lipstick that I own is Prestige in the colour Sweet.
Powder

The only powder I own is the Face of Australia powder in Outback Translucent.

Eyeshadow

I have an Inglot pallette with 5 colours in it. There is a shimmery black colour, a shimmery gold colour, a shimmery dark purple colour, a shimmery lighter purple colour and a light pink shimmery colour.

I have a Nutrimetics pallette with 3 colours in it. There is a shimmery light purple colour, a shimmery nude colour and a shimmery maroon colour.

I have a Sugar Baby single colour eye shadow in the colour ice maiden. It is a nice silvery white colour.

Mascara

I have a Clinique black mascara that I got as a free gift with another purchase. It is small, but it works and I think it is great!

I have a CoverGirl black mascara that is a regular size mascara, it works well and I like it. I mainly use it when I perform in dance concerts.

Eyeliner

I have a NYX Felt Tip eyeliner in Extreme Black. I am a bit scared of using this because I don't want to make a mistake.

I have a Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal black eye pencil. It is easier to use than the NYX eyeliner, and that is why (ah huh ah huh) I like it (ah huh ah huh).

Brushes

Foundation brushes-


I have an E.L.F. professional foundation brush. I find that it makes streaks in the foundation when I use it, so
I use my QVS foundation brush because it is softer on my skin and doesn't streak the foundation.

Powder brushes-

I have one powder brush, it has soft, strong bristles and it feels nice on my skin.

Eyeliner brushes-

I have an Estee Lauder 7E eyeliner brush that I think can also be used as an brow colour brush.

Blush brushes-

I have a blush brush that is unbranded. It has fairly soft, strong bristles and it feels good on my skin.

Contour brushes-

I have a Napoleon Perdis Reflective Contour brush. I got this for my birthday with the blusher, highlighter and contour set. I enjoy using this brush for all three of those things.

Lip brushes-

I have a Manicare lip brush that I use mainly when I perform in dance concerts. It works well and that is why I like it.

I hope this gave you an insight to my makeup life. If you want any swatches or reviews, just ask in the comments.