Beauty Product Reviews

Jordana Lipsticks – Cheap and definitely cheerful!

I’m an unashamed fan of this DIRT CHEAP brand which is widely available in NZ through many 1,2,3 Shops, $2 Shops and D-City.    The price point is unbeatable – $4 to $4.50 for all items and I think some of the range(definitely not all!) is great.  It represents astonishing value for money, especially in Down Under where purchasing makeup can sometimes almost require a home re-mortgage! (more…)

Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette – Oh yes…

This eyeshadow palette has been on my wish-list for two long years. You can’t buy Urban Decay in New Zealand and, despite reading umpteen blogs singing the palette’s praises, I was nervous at the prospect of spending NZ$100 on getting an item shipped over from the UK/Australia without having the option of ‘trying before I buy’. Anyway. I finally got one… Knowing what I know now, I wish I’d just bitten the bullet two years ago and just bought it!TheBeautyFoodie-006

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Clinique Take the Day Off Balm – Review

I’m just in the final stages of writing a blog post on a few lots of beauty products I indulged in when I went to Singapore and Thailand in July (it’s rude not to take advantage of duty free, right?) Anyhow, it occurred to me that this little ripper of a product from Clinique, which has been around for a while, it’s just new to me, is so blinking good it deserves it’s own post: It’s my top beauty purchase of 2013. It is so good that I have been waxing lyrical about this lately, instead of recent makeup finds.

Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

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Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoo – Worth the hype!

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Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoos (is it just me, or is that a mouthful?)

Finally the much talked about Maybelline Eye Studio Colour Tattoos hit New Zealand shores. Yippee.  These are cream eyeshadows, are widely available and serve as a super affordable alternative to Mac Paint Pots more expensive options. I gave one of these to my buddy Kitrina for her birthday. She wasn’t into makeup that much until that point… She now says ‘I created a monster’. Opps.

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Too Faced Shadow Insurance – Say What?

toofacedshadowinsurance_1_gmIn the eyeshadow primer stakes, I reckon if Urban Decay is the big MacDaddy of eyeshadow primers, this would come in at second place as the McMummy version.  This silicone-based product has all the same features and benefits as Urban Decay’s, however a downside for me with my super oily lids is that I find my eyeshadow starts to fade after 8 hours (which is probably fine for normal people!). (more…)