In my Post-Meccaland Wishlist blog, I said I wanted to purchase one of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting minis when they launched in stores. Unfortunately the minis only come in four out of the six full-sized shades, so I decided to spend the extra $30 a pick up a full-sized Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light (that turned out to be much better value if you look at the cost per gram). Here are my thoughts on the most expensive finishing powder I own!
The two foundations I currently own aren’t cheap – my Nars Sheer Glow set me back $68, and my Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil cost $66, so I’ve been wanting to find a drug store alternative that’s just as good, if not better. I purchased the Australis Oh 2 Glow Foundation at 50% off a few weeks ago for about $12.50. Even at it’s full price ($23.95), it’s still almost a third of the cost of my Nars or Josie Maran! Here are my thoughts on this new foundation.
By now it’s pretty clear I’m at Becca Beauty Junkie. I own three highlights (now four), two split pans, one bronzer and one eyeshadow palette. And out of all the Becca compacts out there, there one I wanted most in my collection was one I couldn’t get in Australia – Golden Mint.
While I was at the Sephora Robina Opening the other week (p.s. the store layout is amazing!) I saw this beautiful little set. The pack of four retails for $35 AUD, but I was lucky enough my best friend Emily was there and agreed to split the cost and lipsticks (because I don’t need another four nude lipsticks, let alone two!) Here are my thoughts on Soft Pink and Kiss.
Stila dedicated a shade to Aussie makeup lovers everywhere when they created Beauty Junkie (aptly named after the term “Mecca Beauty Junkie”). This shade was inspired by Mecca Maxima’s signature pink branding, and suits the makeup retailer’s aesthetic.
I was pretty sad that I wasn’t able to go to Meccaland, but with the items launched at the event about to make their way in stores over the next few months, I’m getting over the fact I wasn’t at the event (maybe next year, Mecca?) So with that being said, here’s what’s on my post-Meccaland wishlist!
If you’ve read my previous Anastasia Beverly Hills posts on Metallic Rose or Runway Red, you’ll already know how much I love Anastasia’s gloss formula. The thing I don’t love is that my Metallic Rose gloss broke, so not wanting to be without the shade, I headed into Sephora to pick up a new one. It was in store that I learned the glosses were being discontinued in Sephora Australia, so I decided to pick up another shade – St Tropez.