Hello my beauties!
It has been a while since I posted last time about cosmetics. I am obsessed with cosmetics, love to use it and my house is full of it lol. Even though I am not a make up artist. So I love to share my opinion and my experience, hoping that my reviews I can be useful for you, ladies. I would like to introduce some Australian cosmetics to you and talk about it a little bit. Do you like cosmetics ? If you do – keep reading and thanks for visiting my page ♡♡
Australian brands are very concerned about ethically produced cosmetics. Majority of Australian brands are against animal testing. Today I’ll be reviewing here a few products that I’ve tried at the moment and I’ve got something to share.
All these brands claim they are cruelty free.
100 % cruelty free. Lots of their products are vegan.
It is a very affordable brand with a wide range of products and a huge color pallette.
I use a few of their lipsticks – I like the texture is thick and creamy, nicely scented.
This brand is ethically produced and they are vegan and do not test it on animals at any production stage. This information is confirmed by PETA. The brand has been recently redesigned and they have added 2-leaves elements, symbolising nature, stressing out organic natural makeup. Certified organic.
Cosmetics is designed in Australia and made in USA.
1. Mineral Powder.
Light and transparent powder that sets you make up and gives a glow to your skin. To be honest, when I’ve used it for a few couple of times – I have not even noticed the shimmer. It all depends on the lighting. It does not have any smell, and it is quite long lasting. I use it for finishing my makeup, to set the foundation, even the skin tone and give a fresh look to my skin.
My is Nuture 04.
2. Mineral Blush.
A beautiful and very naturally looking shade, easy to apply.
Pink-ish, orangy and red-ish colors are not always suitable for the make up. I usually prefer more natural darker that a skin tone shades. It is kind of a contouring to make your skulls more defined. You do not even see and feel that you have a make up, it looks so naturally beautiful. I use Blooming Nude (03) shade.
They claim they do not test on animals, however they are not on the PETA list of non-animal testing brands, neither on do-testing list. In this case PETA says that brands might refuse answering the questions and confirm the information they provide. We can not be sure it is 100% cruelty free and animal testing might be a case in some stage of production.
Australis offers super affordable beauty products. Worldwide shipping.
Matte liquid lipstick. The obvious benefits is a price (10.49 AUD), it is long-lasting, I can wear it for a few ours and I quite like the smell. Another positive thing – they do not test their product on animals, as they claim. You need to be aware how to use this
product. When I firstly used it, I was totally disappointed. It dried my lips out and the layer of product looked crumbly. However, after I’ve tried to use it on the lip balm, it turned to a pretty good looking matte lipstick. I love it because it is very saturated and provides statement shades.
The quality is still not really high, but pretty acceptable if you are using it right.
In comparison to mac matte lipstick, for instance, this ladies give you more color and saturation. Price is great and the product is always available at any Priceline or online. So after I used one of these – I’ve got two more. I also can hear compliments addressing my lipstick when I am wearing Australis Velour lips.
Tips to apply: use a small amount of the lip balm first. Then apply a lip liner or draw the lip line with the brush tip. Then cover all the lip with the product. Last step – tap a little bit of lip balm with your fingers on top, just in the middle of your lips. Thus, it will not dry out your lips, the contour will not get smudged and you can wear it for all the night ). If I am having a dinner – after, for refresh the makeup, I usually use a little bit of lipbalm again, then touch on my lips with a tissue to absorb a little bit of balm with a product and then us more lipstick on top for a better look.
Names of the shades sound pretty cool: Bar-ta-lona, Rio-D,
AUSTRALIS Lip Pencil.
Next product from the same brand is Lip Pencil. It’s a perfect nude shade, which is matching to different lipsticks I’ve got. It also can be used just by itself to create that looking like Kylie Jenner signature lips. The shade is very natural, it is easy to apply and it lasts long. In color Tickled pink. Price is only about 9.50 AUD.
AUSTRALIS Eye Pencils.
Australis Eye liner pencils. I have already mentioned these product in one of my previous beauty posts about make up for the beach, and about great budget make up products. Ill briefly talk about it here.
– 10 Hrs wear pencil. Blue (‘Aqua Attack’) is just amazing. Super soft, super saturated. A color that pops. I would not say it is long lasting though, it is disappearing on me definitely in less than 10hrs. Only 10.50 AUD.
What is great – I can found pretty often discounts and promotions for this cosmetics in Priceline and I buy it even more cheaper.
– Australis Powder Liner. I’ve been pretty excited using all these products by this brand. So I’ve got this shadow eyeliner – something different. I am not using it at all cause even if you apply it on a eyeshadow primer, it is not lasting product and I did not really understand any benefits of it. Pretty easy to apply though. What I think you can actually use it for – to underline the bottom lead, but definitely on the primer underneath.
4. Models Prefer.
A ‘Budget lux’ brand by Australian pharmacy Priceline.
A representative for Priceline has stated that Models Prefer do not test on animals, however they are not listed on any official cruelty-free list (neither on do-test list). In this case PETA says there can be some doubts that the brand is 100% cruelty free. However, it has not been proved that Model Prefers do test on animals.
– Face brush. It gives you perfect light powder coverage. I use it to set the make up with a bit of light foundation powder (e.g. Ininka – the nest item in this list). I like the size and I like that it is not too thick. Overall, I am satisfied with this brush, however I do not like that much other brushes from this brand. The hairs are artificial, pretty soft and nice to use, never come out from the brush.
5. Red Earth Australia cosmetics.
It’s semi transparent, liquid, light and natural looking foundation. Spf 18 is a great bonus. Love this foundation and from 4 others I have on my shelf. I usually prefer this one. It does not mask drastic imperfections, but gives you light coverage.
If you would like to buy it online from overseas – the currently deliver only within Australia.
6. Face of Australia.
It is an affordable brand made in Australia. They claim to be against animal testing (If you check PETA list, it is not on do-animal testing list, however it is not on do-not testing list either).
Only $13 AUD primer. It makes your skin feel fantastically smooth, silky and even. It feels a bit silicony, but it does not lock your pores. You will need a tiny drop of the product for the entire face. In comparison to Benefit ‘Porefessional’, it is smoother gives but thicker coverage, it is more gel-ish textured. I do not use it very often. I am not a big fan of primers in general and do not like to feel anything on my skin. Does not have any scent. Has to be shaken properly before every use.
I’ve got a Primrose shade, it is dusty pink shade and looks very natural and beautiful. Even though I never use pink blush, this shade is pretty suitable to my skin tone. The texture is matte, smooth and thick, it is easy to apply and it is long lasting. I use to blend it properly with my kabuki brush.
I think we all should be concerned of ethical production. I have realised, that even though the brand says they are cruelty free, you can not be sure unless some serious third party made a check.
That’s all for today, let me know if this post was interesting for you – I ll be happy to write more reviews on Australian cosmetics that I have.
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