Monday, 29 July 2013

Lime Crime Velvetines Review

Hi again everyone,

I hope those of you who are in Australia are not freezing to death.  As for you who are in Queensland and Western Australia and in the northern hemisphere, no pity for you! haha!

I wanted to share with you all another review.  Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick.  

It's a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish without being too drying.  It comes in two shades, Suedeberry and Red Velvet.  It is also Vegan and Cruelty Free if that is a concern for you.  I tried Red Velvet which is a lovely deep, blue red.  

Let me tell you the longevity of this product on the lips is unbelievable!  I put it on at 8.00am, with a lip liner (my lips are a little uneven), went to work, ate all day (including oily foods), went to the gym (looking very glamorous I might add!), sweated alot and came home at 7.30pm and I still had a full lipstick on.  No bleeding, no smudging and most of all not drying!  When I did take off the lipstick (which incidentally came off with a tissue, no rubbing or scrubbing required), I was left with soft lips.  Bonus!

I was pleasantly surprised.  It feels really lovely on the lips.  Not like other lip paints that claim 12 or 24 hour stay on. Those make me feel like I can't move my lips and still come off after eating an oily meal.

I think for the price it is well worth at least trying.  I'm not a young girl by any stretch and I get a little bleeding even with the mattest of lipsticks.  This for me is a godsend!

Unfortunately, I have yet to find a retail store that sells Lime Crime Velvetines in Australia  (at least in Melbourne).  I purchased mine online from for $21.95.  MakeupNet, is the official supplier of Lime Crime for Australia and New Zealand.  There are quite a few different online stores that sell the product.  Just let your fingers do the walking!

All in all I love this and have worn it every day since my first trial.  A huge thumbs up for me!

Until next time

B-Lush Cosmetica

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

MAC Prep & Prime Skin Smoother

Hi everyone,

with our recent bout of cold weather it's made our skin (apart from obviously cold), a bit sensitive and a little in need of moisture and hydration.  I have been looking for a primer that doesn't feel like glue but acts like it and doesn't irritate my skin.  I think I have found it!

 This primer is really lovely and light.  You apply it with a stippling or buffing brush or with a sponge.  A tiny bit goes a very long way.

According to MAC Prep & Prime Skin Smoother is:

A velvety skin perfecting primer that instantly fills in fine lines and wrinkles. Contains powerful anti-oxidants, evens skintone and mattifies - while softening the skin.
 I think it does all that and more!  It does smooth out the skin.  It most certainly softens without feeling greasy or heavy.  There is no fragrance so it won't irritate the skin and cause redness.  It evens out my skin although I still need to wear my foundation or tinted moisturiser.  But they stay on all day.  No touch ups required!  And for tme that's the biggest bonus of all. 

It retails at $49 so a little more expensive than your budget cosmetics but I think it's real value for money because you use so little of it!

Give it a try and tell me what you think.  I'd love to know.

Until next time.

B-Lush Cosmetica

Maybelline Volum' Express Mega Plush Volumising Mascara

Hi everyone,

Wow this mascara has quite a name!
 According to Maybelline it's:

- Mega lash volume that's never brittle or flaky

- Revolutionary Gel-Mousse formula with 40% less hard waxes for      massive yet soft lashes  

- Patented Flexor Brush gently coats every lash with supple volume 

- Suitable for contact lens wearers 

I have been trialing it for the last week or so.  It's very soft on the lashes so you definitely won't get flakes or crunchy hard lashes. So a big bonus!  I've had to experiment with the number of coats. I'm on my third application at the moment and unfortunately it doesn't give the volume that I like.  I'm lucky enough to have length but not volume.  I like them really plumped up.  However, a work colleague today told me that my lashes looked long and natural so perhaps not such a terrible compliment!  

If you're looking for super plumped and volumised lashes this isn't for you.  But if you want a comfortable mascara that won't make you look like you have spiders hanging from your eyes and black spots all over your face then this is it.

I think I will try the waterproof one and see if that holds my curl and volume!

Until next time

B-Lush Cosmetica