NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation!

Long time readers will know that NARS is one of my favourite make up brands. In fact, their Sheer Glow foundation was the first “luxe” make up product I ever purchased, it’s what made me graduate from being interested in everyday makeup to being the luxury beauty addict that I am now lol. Not sure whether to hate you or love you NARS. Hmm, let’s stick with the love shall we?

To celebrate that love (and a very generous press send out), the next few posts on the blog will be dedicated to all things NARS. Yep, I’ll be featuring a fantastic bunch of new products that will be sure to have you loving it along with me!


So let’s get started! I definitely believe the key to successful makeup is your base, aka foundation. The latest foundation release from NARS, is the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. It’s a fantastic velvety cream formula that feels beautifully lightweight on the skin.


Using NARS’ exclusive Advanced Emulsion Technology, the foundation applies really well onto the face, blending seamlessly. It can also be used wet or dry, and the formula is easily buildable providing medium to full coverage without looking cakey or that you’re wearing a dozen layers of cover up. It has a lovely natural satin finish, leaving your face feeling soft with a healthy looking glow. A friend even commented on how smooth and clear my face looked! Got to love that!


The product (cream foundation and sponge) is sold separately to the casing, meaning the foundation is refillable when you run out of all its skin perfecting goodness! The casing is the same as other NARS compacts, made from the slight rubbery material, so it’s nice and slim but prone to dirty finger marks. Easily cleanable with a wet washcloth though. I prefer to apply the foundation with a brush rather than the sponge it comes with, as I feel the brush blends better using less product, but the sponge is good for travelling or touch ups on the go. Not that you’ll need much touching up, on my normal/slightly oily combo skin, the foundation lasts a good 8 hours before I see any fading. Happy days!



The shade range is pretty impressive too. Available in 20 shades, there’s one to suit the majority of skintones! I was lucky enough to receive the shade Barcelona (Medium 4) which is my same foundation shade in the Sheer Glow formula, and it’s a perfect match to my medium tan skintone. 🙂

Before and after mug shots are below. As you can see the foundation does an amazing job of evening, brightening and smoothing the skin! Win, win, win! In the after shots, I’m wearing the NARS Radiant Cream Foundation, Anastasia Brow Wiz, NARS Eye Paint in Tatar and Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Fairy Pink.

Before: No Makeup! 
After: Wearing NARS Radiant Cream Foundation!


The NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation is available now from all Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima stores, and online. Foundation and compact are sold separately, RRP AU$56 and AU$15 respectively.

Stayed tuned for more NARS on the blog! We have Eyeshadows, Eye Paints and Lipsticks galore!


Lancôme Teint Visionnaire: First Impressions & Get Ready With Me!

Get ready with me while I share my first impressions on the newest foundation release from Lancome, the Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Make Up Duo!=&0=&Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Make Up DuoEtude House Drawing Eye PencilNARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow BaseBurberry Beauty Complete Eye Palette in Mocha 02Burberry Beauty Trench EyeshadowLancôme ArtlinerGuerlain Cils d’Enfer MascaraGuerlain Meteorites Pressed PowderGuerlain Terracotta Four Seasons BronzerDior Pink Happiness BlushYSL Glossy Stain in #15Have you guys tried Teint Visionnaire yet? xoxo

bareMinerals Get Started Complexion Kit!

USA cult beauty brand bareMinerals has just landed at Kit Cosmetics stores down under. Now while I believe it was always available here, I never took much notice of it until now. The brand’s image has been completely revamped, as well as the prices – a massive 50% price drop on most items! If that’s not something to happy dance about, then I don’t know what is.

Australis Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Collection!

I’m definitely not camera shy but often after snapping a pic, I will wonder how my make up looked. Can you see that blemish on my chin? What about the redness in my cheeks? Do I have that dreaded white flash back look from using SPF? I’m sure most of you out there can relate to this (yes, I’m looking at you!). Well fear no more, as the new Australis Paparazzi Perfect Collection is here to answer all our prayers. The range consists of 4 High Definition products which are specially formulated with light reflecting particles that are sure to make you look Paparazzi Perfect day or night.

Today I bring you 3 items from the collection… Lights, camera, action!

Left to right: Foundation, Tinted Moisturiser and Blush

Australis Paparazzi Perfect HD Foundation in Natural Tan* 
RRP $19.95 AUD
The lovely Jacie from You’ve Got Nail was kind enough to give me this foundation (along with the Tinted Moisturiser reviewed below) as they were too dark for her skin tone. Many thanks Jacie, since this foundation suits me nicely! Truthfully, I haven’t had much experience with HD foundation, but I know they are supposed to help smooth your skin so that it looks perfect in any light. I must say, this surely does that! It is an amazing formula, that is light with an almost fluffy, soft texture. It provides an amazing medium to full coverage with a lovely velvet finish. As soon as I apply this, my skin looks instantly smooth, even and blemish free. I am super impressed with this foundation as it gives my skin that air brushed yet still natural look, and it lasts all day! The only drawback I have is that it has a slight pink undertone to it, whereas I’m more on the yellow side, but it still works very well 😀=&4=&=&5=&