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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

REVIEW AND SWATCHES: LORAC PRO Palette 3

ITEM: LORAC PRO Palette 3 (U.S. Link and Price HERE)
PRICE: $82.99AUD (Price at myqt.com.au)

So... with Christmas around the corner, I thought that doing a review on this little gem was a perfect idea! And with the differing views that are available out there on this little guy, I would like to put in my little two cents about the palette! And as you can see, the palette is the Lorac Pro Palette 3!



I have had it for a while. But if you follow me on social media (Instagram: @mnh.beauty and Snapchat: @mnhwangg) you would know that FT work has been killing me and just don't have time to play around with makeup much. So despite having had it for ages, this blog post is going up super late. I didn't want to give you a half decent review, but wanted to make sure it was one that was well-informed and after at least a couple of uses. So here goes nothing!

Monday, 4 July 2016

QUICKIE: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil

ITEM: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil (U.S. Link & Price HERE)
PRICE: $61AUD (Price at MECCA) 

So being a super dry skin girl, as soon as I heard that there was going to be a primer oil, I kept my eyes peeled and got it as soon as it released in MECCA Maxima! And you know, I would never let ya'll down - I used it, abused it and now I am ready to give you a Quickie Review on it!





Thursday, 16 June 2016

REVIEW AND SWATCHES: Jaclyn Hill X BECCA Cosmetics Champagne Glow

ITEMS: Jaclyn Hill x BECCA Cosmetics Champagne Glow Collection
PRICES: As below

U.S. Second Release date: 16 June 2016
Australia Release date: 7 July 2016

I am finally reviewing the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Collection! I was fortunate enough to have it sent to me (which I posted live on snapchat @mnhwanggg). But I would like you all the note that this is not sponsored, this is honest and genuine to the fullest.


Okay, so knowing that the second release is tomorrow for the U.S., I decided to quickly get this up in the nick of time to give you guys full swatches and reviews of the products.

SO LET’S GET STARTED.

But before I do, sorry that some of the products have no photos, and sorry that some are poor quality. I have had some technical difficulties. Luckily I have all the reviews and swatches ready for the LIMITED EDITION products in the launch. I am working on the others to fix them! I have posted this because I wanted it up before/during the U.S. second launch. APOLOGIES. Thanks for understanding.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

REVIEW AND SWATCHES: Morphe 35O & 35K Palette

ITEM: Morphe 35O Palette & 35K Palette (Links are to the actual Morphe Website. For Australian retailers, please see below).
PRICE: $22.99USD (Price on the Morphe Website)

So I am sure everybody knows that one of the most hyped about brands these days is undoubtedly Morphe Brushes. And of course one of the most popular items from them is the 35O Palette. (And I mean, the popularity is so justifiable considering the gorgeous shades and the hype!) With all of this said, you know that I would have to do a review on something that is so raved about.

I have had the palette for a while now, but it took me so long to get on the review wagon because I didn't want to write about something that is sold out. But since this palette gets sold out within hours of getting released, I realised (finally) that it will be impossible to time this perfectly. That aiming to get this post up while the product is in stock will be close to impossible. So I decided to finally just review it! It is constantly restocked so don't fret! If you keep a close eye on their instagram, they are always updating you on when the palette is about to be restocked (and it does happen on the regular)! So just keep your eyes peeled. 

I know that they have the newer versions of the 35O (with the all matte and all shimmer versions), but I think this palette is still more popular so I think the review is warranted. I am doing the review with the 35K palette (because you know, 2 in 1 is always good)! They are somewhat similar and somewhat different palettes so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone in this post. So I hope you enjoy! 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

SPEND OR SAVE?: Viseart Neutral Matte Palette vs Stila Eyes Are the Window to the Mind Palette

HIGH END ITEM: Viseart Neutral Matte Palette (01) (U.S. Price and Link HERE) 
RRP: $98AUD (Price at PM Studio)

AFFORDABLE ITEM: Stila Eyes Are the Window to the Mind Palette (U.S. Price and Link HERE)
RRP: $78AUD (Price at MECCA)

I know that this SPEND OR SAVE is again one which doesn't include an "affordable" product - that I am comparing two more expensive products. But there is quite a significant price difference between these two products so I thought that it would still be worth a SPEND OR SAVE post.



So I was doing a friend's makeup for her wedding and was explaining the colours I was about to use and what kind of products I was going to use. Then somehow I was holding the Stila Palette in one hand and the Viseart in the other and I was like... what?? They look so similar. Both an all matte palette, both have that gorgeous red-earthy-terracotta shade, both quite neutral and everyday shades, both WOW! So obviously, I needed to do a post comparing them!

I hope you enjoy it anyway, and leave a comment below with requests for future posts guys!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

QUICKIE: Colourpop Creme Gel Pencil Liners

ITEM: Colourpop Creme Gel Pencil Liner
PRICE: $5USD


So a product that I have a lot of and have experimented a lot with is the Colourpop Creme Gel Liners. In particular, the pencil version! I realised that I hadn't written about it on my blog despite having so many and always using them. So I decided to do a QUICKIE on them because it's not that complicated to tell you my opinions. So HERE GOES!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

REVIEW AND SWATCHES: BECCA Colour Correctors & Concealer Creme

ITEM: BECCA Cosmetics Backlight Targeted Colour Correctors and Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme (U.S. Price and Link - Concealer HERE & Corrector HERE)
PRICE: $50AUD - same for both Concealer & Corrector (Price on sephora.com.au)




So I was lucky enough to get a gorgeous delivery from BECCA Cosmetics. This time round they sent me their new pot concealers and correctors. I have been super busy doing full time work, so I haven't had the chance to write my blog post on the products. However! Since I have been super busy, I haven't frequently sported full face of makeup, but instead concealed areas and VOILA! I would walk out the door. I have also been getting a fair amount of redness on my face in various places so I needed to conceal those suckers well. And inevitably, full time work plus full time study plus 100 other commitments will always end in dark circles that need the assistance of a good corrector. So this season in my life has been perfect to test out these products.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

QUICKIE: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip

ITEM: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip 
PRICE: $6USD (PLUS Shipping)

I recently did a haul on Instagram of a bunch of Colourpop products. I was fortunate enough to have Colourpop regram the picture! It then garnered a lot of requests to do swatches of the colours that I bought. So I have the swatches done, and thought I would take this opportunity to do a QUICKIE on my opinions on the product!

So here goes nothing!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

REVIEW AND SWATCHES: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

ITEM: Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation (U.S. Link and Price HERE)
PRICE: $68AUD (Price at sephora.com.au)

Last year, I was lucky enough to receive the entire colour selection of the new Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation prior to it's launch to the general public. I remember walking downstairs, seeing a big box, opening it and literally screaming!

Becca is known for the amazing glow that their products can provide (from the backlight primer to the shimmering skin perfectors). Plus I have dry dull skin. SO.... you can only imagine the excitement and anticipation that I felt when I saw the package and the name of the product!



I have now tried and tested the product so I feel confident enough to give you all a thorough, honest and in depth review. So keep on reading guys!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

SPEND OR SAVE?: Too Faced Hangover Primer vs Marc Beauty Coconut Primer

HIGH END ITEM: Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Primer (Unavailable online in Australia. Only at Sephora stores) (U.S. Price and Link HERE)
RRP: $65AUD 

AFFORDABLE ITEM: Too Faced Hangover RX Primer (U.S. Price and Link HERE)
RRP: $47AUD 

Okay so I want to preface this by saying that I am aware that neither of these are considered "drugstore" items. However the prices of these products most definitely vary and the products themselves are quite comparable (in my opinion) so I thought a spend or save post would be appropriate! 

I will also apologise that Australians will not be able to get the Marc Jacobs primer online. They are only available in store. Sorry guys! But I think Sephora is open (if not, will be open) at most major cities soon. So fingers crossed that everyone can get their hands on them ASAP.