Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Surviving the Aussie Heat

So the heat is back in Melbourne this week, after surviving the long 40 degree days a few weeks ago. As some of you know, I do not like the heat at all. I will sweat so easily when it hits 26+.
But no heat, sweat and shine will stop me from using makeup, so I'll be showing you the makeup and skin care products I use when the heat strikes.


Ecotools Powder Brush || NYC Sunny Bronzer || Rimmel Stay Matte Powder || Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer || Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfecter for Combination to Oily Skin

The Ecotools Powder Brush is what I use to apply both the powders on my face. Though a little heads up, I only use these face products when I'm going out shopping indoors where the air conditioning is blasting. If I'm going out to the city or if I'll be outdoors walking around I will not use any face products at all besides the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer on my eyebags. 
If I feel like an extra bit of coverage I will use the Garnier BB Cream focused more on the cheeks, forehead and chin then blended out. But on the days where I like to go more 'bare faced' I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder on my T-zone and the NYC Sunny Bronzer to contour my cheeks.


NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Dark Brown/Brown || Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil || The Body Shop Slanted Brush

No matter what occasion, I will always do my brows. These are my HG brow products that I use everyday. I use The Body Shop Slanted Brush with the NYX Brow powder, though it does fade when the weather hits the 40 range, I like to use the Etude House Brow Pencil to line my brows which will last no matter what.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance || Missha White Eyeliner Pencil || K-Palette WP Liquid Eyeliner || Dollywink Liquid Liner || Hello Kitty Liquid Liner || Maybelline Hyperglossy Liner

The Dollywink Liquid Liner dried up on me when I was taking all the pictures.
So obviously if I decide to use eyeshadow I will use the Too Faced Shadow Insurance but instead of the lid, I will use it on the lash line, I just dont like using eyeshadow on my lid on an everyday occasion. I've had the Missha White Eyeliner pencil for ages now and I just love using it on the inner corners, it actually does fade at the end of the day but it fades into a natural looking inner corner like you were born with it. I find that the K-Palette Liquid liner beats the Dollywink Liquid liner by staying power and pigmentation, but I just love using them both because of how quick it is to apply sadly they do smudge and dont last if I put them near the ends of my eye and if I decide to go out for the entire day. So I like to use them with either the HK Liquid Liner or the Maybelline Hyperglossy if I decide to extend my eyeliner or if I decide to rock the winged look. (they arnt waterproof but they are sweatproof for up to 3-4 hours if you produce a lot of oils on your lids)


Milani Eyeshadow Palette in Paint
If I decide to have a pop of colour I like to use the blue or purple eyeshadow from the Milani shadow on my lash line combined with the Too faced Shadow Insurance Primer


Maybelline One By One Mascara || Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister
I find that western non-waterproof mascaras last a lot longer on me without smudging compared to waterproof ones. I've been using the Maybelline One by One on the days where I go to work or on days out with friends, although in the review (old and outdated) it does not hold a curl but my secret for making mascaras hold a curl is to only apply it mostly on the ends and by luck it lasts for a good few hours. For the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister it is amazing for the heat and water, no joke you can go swimming with it on and it will not smudge and it also holds a curl brilliantly. But sadly for both the mascaras they dont last on my bottom lashline.


Just Beyond Lip Tint in Red || Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart/Valentine

I just find that lipstains lasts a lot longer on the lips than lipsticks. I also prefer lipstains since I can make a more natural lip colour or build up the colour and make it brighter. A great staple during the summer time.
The Just Beyond liptint is what I use to make my lips just a shade pinker and the Revlon Balm Stain is what I use to create the gradation lip/popsicle lipstain.


Eau Thermale Termal Spring Water || b.liv off with those heads || b.liv spots got shot || Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil || Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen || Hadalabo Gokujyun

The Eau Thermale Termal Spring Water has been a lifesaver of mine whenever it gets hot, I love spraying this on my face, arms and body because of the nice cool feeling and since I dont have aircon or a fan it does make a great temporary cooler. I personally suffer from small breakouts around my nose and forehead which I originally thought was just hormonal breakouts but it was actually because I havent been taking care of preventing breakouts, I've been using the b.liv off with those heads blackheads sebum gel everyday on my nose and forehead and I've actually noticed that I havent gotten a single breakout yet since december onto today which is surprising since I do get a lot of small pimples around my nose a few times a month. But if i do get a pimple I minimize it by using Tea Tree Oil (has been dandy for the past few years) but my last pimple I got actually left a big dark spot below my nose and the b.liv spots got shot has minimized the spot and it is now unnoticeable. 
Obviously sunscreen is needed during summer so I like using the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen on my face if im out for too long. As for the Hadalabo Gokujyun I use it was my skin feels dry and not as hydrated.


Raybans New Wayfarer RB 2132
I was never a sunglasses type of girl but recently I've just been loving wearing my Raybans! I absolutely hate it when the sun shines on my face and I cant see where Im going without shading my eyes with my hands or squinting. Also with other typical Wayfarer Sunglasses, most of the ones I've tried in stores have bigger lenses which do not suit my face shape at all, it just makes my face look a lot bigger and the Raybans New Wayfarer RB 2132 compliments my face a lot better.

Last but not least... Water! Cannot say how important it is to stay hydrated, especially with all the sweat you will produce, I have been taking my water bottle with me most of the times when I go out incase I cant find a drinking tap or if I just dont want to spend money on unnecessary drinks. My brother recently bought a Brita water jug which we store in the fridge so drinking cold water during a hot day is really rewarding!


  1. Great post! It's been so hot recently, love reading what other people do in terms of makeup.

    1. Thanks Sue! Just wanted to share some of my summer makeup products with everyone!

  2. Wowwwww after reading your post I' like O,O because I have about 70% of what you posted!!! HEheheheeheheh We are makeup twinnies! I especially love the NYC bronzer and the Etude House drawing eyebrows, you can see it appearing on my blog like every 2 posts! :) just followed you on GFC, hope you'll return the love hunny!

    xoxo, Mango ❤
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    1. Haha no way!! Such amazing products for summer, dont know how I would live without them~

  3. It's definitely been hot here in the past few days, so us Aussies have to have sweat-proof makeup down pat!! We love wearing BB creams with SPF, waterproof mascara, SPF lip balm and lip stains are always great. Excellent tips!


    1. Getting hotter now! Every makeup junkie needs a summer proof makeup routine!! Oh no I forgot to include lipbalm..whoops

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  5. I wish that it was hot in UK… It is never hot (even in the summer) I need to go to Australia! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Great post! I really hate the heat! Lovely blog. Followed you. xx Tara

  7. I love the too faced shadow insurance! Just followed you via GFC :)

  8. It has been so hot recently (except the last 2 days that has been raining over here). I have become so much more tanned than usual! Bronzers are a must for me in summer!