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The new way to get Fuller lips without injections thanks to Benefit Cosmetics!

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With the launch of Benefit Cosmetic’s new extension to the ‘They’re Real’ line, with the latest addition to tackle all bases of the lips!

So to start off, the packaging of this new lippie is super cute, and I love that this is the same shiny, titanium-like packaging that matches the They’re Real Liner and Mascaras! What I love about Benefit isn’t just their amazing philosophy and they’re fun nature towards life, but also how innovative their products are made.

The lipstick bullet is retractable just like all the other ones in the market. The unique thing about this lipstick though, is that it has TWO colours in each bullet! This makes an amazing subtle ombre look on the lips in just one simple swipe! Now you’ll never have to buy two shades of lipstick to create an ombre effect. Who else has the problem of not knowing what two shades match to create that look too? I think this lipstick solves those problems for you too.

Another unique point about this lipstick is that it has a ‘custom teardrop tip’ which is easy to use, and I definitely found that it was easy to apply and the formula of the lipstick was creamy and pigmented, finishing off to a demi-matte, subtle shine finish. I love the finish off this lipstick too, as it helps for anyone wanting to achieve that ‘full lip’ look, since it’ll help to reflect the light and create the illusion of fuller lips!

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With the product stating on the packaging that it contains a ‘lipstick and liner’ in one, I personally feel it does deliver on that since the longwear and staying power of this formula is incredible! Even these swatches I did for this blogpost were difficult to get rid of with micellar water!

It’s so funny because anyone who knows me, knows I’m more of a pink or red lip kinda girl (lets just say, pretty standard basic colours) and so I hardly ever experiment with wearing oranges or bright cool undertone corals and reds. On applying the shade in this blogpost (Flame Game) I am so impressed! I really love the colour and I definitely feel like this shade is a lot more everyday wear than first anticipated.

Final thoughts on this new range of lipsticks is that it get’s my approval! If you’re after something fast and easy, and want to naturally enhance your lips definitely try the Double the Lip Lippies from Benefit Cosmetics!

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I’d love to hear what you think of this new launch!

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3 star products from Marc Jacobs Beauty

For anyone who’s unfamiliar with the Marc Jacobs, (I highly doubt there’s many of you) he’s a fashion designer, has an incredible line of fragrances and also does amazing beauty products!

Those who’d like to find some new favourites or even just beginning their journey with Marc Jacobs beauty, here’s the top 3 buys from his endlessly sleek collection of beauty products.

Le Marc Lip Creme Lipsticks

With an incredible non-drying formula, this lipstick is a must have in any makeup lover’s bag! There’s so many shades to choose from so everyone will be happy with their perfect shade and undertone. These lippies last all day, with minimal touch up and because they’re such low maintenance, they’re perfect for on-the-go application. With a magnetic closure cap, you’ll be happy to open your bag and not be surprised by an unpleasant lipstick open inside! My favourite shade would definitely have to be ‘Infamous’ number 228.

#Instamarc Might filtering Contour Powder

Now if you’re a fan of contouring and sculpting the face, but hate the fact that those usual contouring palettes have so many confusing shades, you’ll love this little beauty. With only 2 shades, one for highlighting and one for contouring, you’ll get no wastage of shades that you won’t use, and the powders are in such a slim and low profile compact that it’ll fit in even the fullest makeup drawers. This product comes in 3 different levels of tones, but my favourite for anyone who has a warm, light-medium skin-tone is the number ’40’, it’s got the perfect banana toned highlight and a natural cool-tones contour shade. Another winner about this palette is that it’s got a super large mirror to do an entire makeup routine and see your entire face for all the details!

Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Eye Crayon

Who loves wearing eyeliner but hates when it ends up on the bottom of your eye almost making you look like you haven’t slept in 10 years!? This handy little liner will stay on all night through sweaty dancefloors, or just through a stressful summer’s day at work! The fine-line point on this gel cream eyeliner is super helpful to get a precise wing or line on the lids, or even the waterline. This formula allows you to achieve a smudged look if you smudge within 5 seconds of applying and once the 5 seconds is over, you’re set for the day (or night!). The packaging element is awesome as it’s a retractable pen and you won’t be caught short without a sharpener.

So what are your favourite Marc Jacobs Beauty products? Or what are you keen to try after reading about this makeup brand? 

 

 

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Ole Henrikson: Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask Review

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Before 2015 I really had no clue what Ole Henriksen was, or WHO he was. But when I delved a little deeper in the little part of my life known as ‘Sephora’ I learnt that Ole Henriksen would be a go-to in my skincare routines especially in terms of getting that GLOW!

Ok, so lets just jump straight to it; honestly, everyone who knows me knows I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! This is probably my holy grail in terms of exfoliating scrub/ mask products.

So once you open the sleek packaging of the product you instantly get an amazing scent of citrus and honey. I love the smell of this mask, which contains things that you can instantly guess from the scent such as Raw Sugar, Honey, and Pomegranate to name a few!

I like to take about a tablespoon of it for my whole face, just making sure that my entire face has an even layer of the mask all over. Then all I do after I’ve applied the mask is sit and watch some videos or just read for 10-15 minutes (sometimes it ends up being longer…) and after the mask has semi-set, simple wash it off!

I also love to use my cleanser after washing this mask off as I feel like it’ll help cleanse even better because of the physical exfoliation which happened earlier.

This mask is honestly so simple and effective which is why I love it and it reveals softer and brighter skin after each use. Another reason I love using this mask religiously is because it does the exfoliation part for my skincare routine as well!

I have quite sensitive skin and it works wonders for me, however I don’t vigorously scrub the mask on my face, I just let it scrub off when I wash it off. For anyone who has normal to oily skin I’d recommend using this mask every 2-3 days and you’ll honestly love the way your skin looks and feels and even better, how your makeup applies on the skin after using this!!

Ole Henrikson is available to purchase from any Sephora store in Australia and online here and its only $55 (the tub lasts a while!!)

So let me know what your favourite face mask is or exfoliator! 

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media channels, and Missannaqian on Instagram for daily beauty news, inspiration and to catch up with me!

Love Anna xo

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My top 5 favourite lipsticks!

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I’ve never really been a HUGE lipstick junkie even though I do love my makeup. But nonetheless I certainly have my favourites in terms of shades and formulas!

This post will give you a bit of an insight into my top 5 favourite lipsticks including shades!

If you’d like more information or to instantly shop any of my favourites just click the image of the product.

Let jump straight in starting with a Roaring Red Lippie!

1. Burberry Kisses Lipstick (Shade: 109 Military Red)

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When I received this lipstick I never really thought this shade and lipstick would turn out to be one of my favourites. To be honest I was just in love with the packaging first (ofcourse). But once I started wearing this, it turned out to be my absolute go-to classic Red Lipstick! The Formula is not drying on my lips, gives a nice shine and super pigmented as well! This lipstick give me great wear time, and knowing me I hardly ever touch up my lipstick so this is great! Literally every single time I wear this shade I get atleast one compliment from someone on the shade. It’s definitely a WINNER! There’s no denying I will be repurchasing this once I use my current one.

2. Nars Audacious Lipstick (Shade: Anita) 

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In Terms of everyday shades that I like to wear, This lipstick is the perfect mauve nude for me! I tend to look better with mauve shades as nudes rather than pink shades as the pinks tend to wash me out. This lipstick lasts such a long time on my lips as well, but gives more of a matte finish on the lips. Once again it’s one of my favourite lipsticks because I hardly have to touch up throughout the day! So it’s perfect for anyone who’s busy and on the go.

 

 

3. Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick (Shade: 228 Infamous)

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This is another lipstick that gets compliments every single time I wear it. I love the wearability of the Marc Jacobs lipstick formulations as they last so long without me having to touch up (you can tell by now I’m lazy when it comes to reapplication). The shade infamous tends to look good against my skin tone as it’s a mauve-pink undertone, quite similar to Anita by Nars. The pigments in this lipstick are great and this lipstick gives me a semi-matte finish, but not as matte as the Nars Audacious range!

 

4. Dior Addict Lipstick (Shade: 976 ‘Be Dior’)

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This lipstick has such a beautiful Shine and once again I didn’t think that it would become such a favourite! It’s such a comfortable lipstick and the colour is a ruby red shade that Jennifer Lawrence actually wore in the Dior Campaign for the Lip Addict Lipsticks. The one thing I might add which makes it a little bit short of the others is the fact that because it’s such a nourishing shiny lipstick, it comes off quite easily with eating and drinking. Apart from that, still a really great and popular lipstick!

 

 

5. Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint (Shade: Envy)

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Last but not least, the Tarte Lippie Lingerie in Envy is definitely one that I get asked about quite often. considering the comments I get whenever I wear this one I assume its a great looking mauve shade too! The formula of these matte tints are beautiful and so comfortable on the lips. The product lasts a long time on the lips and thats enough to make me love it! It’s also a great everyday shade for anyone with a warm complexion who loves a warm undertone on their lips.

 

 

 

So tell me what your favourite Lipsticks are? Do you spot any of your favourites in the list above? 

Don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram (missannaqian) as I post beauty and life related posts daily! 

Love Anna xo

 

 

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My Everyday Makeup favourites!

Hi lovelies,

This post will detail all my everyday makeup go-to products that I use most of the time whether I’m going to a special event or simply want to make sure I get the best look. So let’s jump straight into it.

For the purpose of this post I will start from the base and work my way through my makeup routine.

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Click any of the images below to shop them now! 🙂

Primer- Benefit Porefessional Primer

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This stuff is like my holy grail of primers! I’ve always been a bit hesitant in terms of base products because I’m super concerned about comedogenic products, but this works a dream on my skin. I love the fact that this primer blurs and perfects my skin’s surface. It’s actually a really great value for money product because one full size tube of it lasts me literally a year (but that might be cause I only use a pea sized amount every day from the T-zone outwards). AND it smells amazing! (just putting it out there 😉 )

 

 

Foundation- Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

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Now this stuff is amazing, because it’s a full-coverage light feeling, foundation and it has so many shades to choose from so you’ll be able to find a good match. I love the fact that this foundation is non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t clog pores), it’s oil free and lasts all day (so yes, you can go straight from work to that party). And for anyone wondering, I wear the shade 2w2 (Rattan) and in the winter 1w1 (Bone). This foundation is great for anyone with normal-oily skin who are after a medium-full coverage!

 

Setting powder- Givenchy Prisme Libre 

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 7.42.12 PMSo I don’t usually Set my foundation with a finishing powder everyday just because the Estee Lauder Double wear sets to a matte finish and I don’t want a super dry matte look. But in the summer time or if I know I have a big day ahead of me and need my makeup to last until nighttime I’ll use the Prisme Libre to set. This stuff is sent from the gods! If anyone has super oily skin I’d definitely recommend this because it honestly helps to set liquids so well! And for anyone who find their eyeliner/mascara transfers to their undereye by the end of the day, set your undereye using this and I’m telling you, that mascara and eyeliner won’t move! 😀 One last thing, it smells divine too! I wear the shade 1 (Mousseline Pastel)

Brows- Benefit Gimme Brow

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So when I’m short for time and I want an instant brow NOW, I always reach for my Gimme Brow. This stuff is amazing, it gives my brows a fuller look (thanks to marshmallow extract!) and also fills in any sparse bits in my brows and FAST! That would probably be the best thing about this product; how fast and easy it is to use. It may look like a small product, but I get a year’s worth of use from it! Definitely recommend it for anyone!

 

 

Eyeshadow Primer- PotionUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer

ThiScreen Shot 2016-07-24 at 7.43.48 PMs stuff is super good for oily eyelids like mine! I love using the ‘anti-aging’ version of this just cause it makes me feel better that I’m protecting my eyes from signs of ageing too! This product is also a favourite because it lasts me such a long time! I use it everyday and I have the mini version from Mecca Maxima which is 10g and I’ve been using it for more than a year! The tip of a pin sized amount gives me enough for both my eyes and helps my eyeshadow last the entire day.

 

 

Eyeliner- Kat Von D Tattoo liner (shade: trooper)

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Being a huge fan of the effect that eyeliner gives, I’ve had my fair share of eyeliner favourites. But the Tattoo Liner is the best one I’ve come across so far. The best and biggest difference this one provide is a BRUSH TIP rather than those nasty felt tip’s that are on most liquid eyeliners that eventually get dry and stop working. The formulation is super waterproof and last all day which is something I love about this.

 

 

 

Highlighter- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Moons
tone) 

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I never miss this step when I do my makeup. My favourite go-to highlighter is the Becca Shimmering skin Perfector pressed in ‘moonstone’. If you’ve got a light-medium complexion you will adore this shade! What I think makes the Becca highlighters stand out from the rest I’ve tried is that their pigments are so super fine meaning you get that popping highlight everyone is after!

 

I hope this post helps you if you’re wondering what products to purchase to upgrade your makeup routine! Feel free to leave me a comment or ask me any questions about these products as I’d love to hear what you think!

Love Anna xo

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Clarisonic Device Review!

I am so so lucky to have been invited to a very special event yesterday hosted by Clarisonic at the Ivy Lounge in Sydney. Having used my Clarisonic device already for half a year (and regretting not using it earlier!) I learnt even more facts and information about it.

I honestly can’t recommend the Clarisonic enough to anyone! No matter what skin type you are or how you currently feel about your skin, this device was definitely my skin-saver. This post is going to be all about my Clarisonic device; How I like to use mine and the entire ‘skin-sperience’ (my little term for skin cleansing experience)! So definitely keep reading!

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Becca Jaclyn Hill LIMITED EDITION Champagne glow palette review

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YAY! So as you beauties may all know, Sephora Australia launched the Limited Edition Becca Champagne pop By Jaclyn Hill face palette on the July 11th!

This little post will detail swatches and a little review of the colours within the palette!

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