Moving on, these were a few things I picked up during the June/July period. As usual, I've included links to stores that I purchased them from that do in fact ship to Australia :)
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal - currently on special for $46 (Adore Beauty)
My only caveat about highlighters is that I feel it borders between looking like you've been blessed with a glow that only the heavens can bestow upon you... to looking like an oily/sweaty slickfield.
All in all, the hype for becca highlighters is true. The colour payoff is amazing and in the end, my only advice would be to start off with a little and slowly add more until you're satisfied with the result. A little definitely does go a long way!
- Too Faced, Chocolate Soliel Bronzer - also on special for $36.30 (Beauty Bay)
My experience so far wasn't very impressive. However, after Lina's recommendation I decided to give thE Too Faced bronzer a go. I had heard about it many times before by many YouTubers but again, the new-ness of bronzers scared me and I didn't want to take a risk in not liking it. BUT beautybay was having a sale and I ended up throwing it in my cart and hitting confirm super fast. When it arrived I fell in LOVE with the chocolatey smell! Not only that but the pigmentation was beautiful. It's a really nice brown colour and best of all, it looked natural! It's super easy to apply and blend out but it is easily buildable. Translation = adding more product will definitely intensify the colour, but not to a cakey extreme. I'm a big fan of this bronzer and would recommend it to any newbie just stepping into the bronzing world!
The texture is super light and super airy almost. It's liquidy but not slippery. When you apply it, it kind of makes your skin feel oily. Like a light barrier has been smothered all over the little nooks and crannies of your face. I won't lie, it makes thicker foundations apply like a dream, but to me, it wasn't amazing. Sure it made my foundation last a little bit longer but it just didn't blow my mind or live up to the expectations I had.
That's it folks! Let me know your thoughts, I'd love to hear them! :)