Sunday, September 28, 2014

Must-Have MAC Lipsticks for Fall

Hello beauties!
Now fall has ended here in Australia but it's just starting for our American friends. So because of this I thought I would share with you my five all time FAVOURITE MAC lipsticks for fall as these are what I found myself wearing the most!

Left to Right: Diva, Ruby Woo, Rebel, Heroine, Hang Up

This is an intense reddish-burgundy colour with a matte finish and suits all skintones. It is also perfect for that "vampy" look.

Ruby Woo
A staple in any MAC girls collection, Ruby Woo is a vivid coral based red colour with a matte finish. Again, this is a shade that would suit any skintone.

Rebel is another popular colour for fall, also perfect for that "vampy" look. It is a vivd pinkish-purple colour with a satin finish. I find this colour works really well on olive skintones but there are no rules in makeup, only suggestions.

This is a deep blue-based purple colour with a matte finish. I think it is definitely a statement lipstick and works best with dark or olive skintones (but again, there are no rules!).

Hang Up
I feel like this is simply just a glossier version of Diva, great for when you still want that "vampy" look without the matte lips.

Left to Right: Diva, Ruby Woo, Rebel, Heroine, Hang Up

All these lipsticks are amazing quality however I do find the matte shades to be longer lasting than the rest. I hope this helped you all with your fall lipstick endeavors and i'll see you guys again soon!

I'd love to know your favourite lipsticks for fall in the comments below :)

-Katerina xxx 

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Eye of Horus | Review + Swatches

Hello again lovelies! Today at Katerina Beauty we will be discussing the relatively new on the market makeup brand; Eye of Horus. This is an Australian brand that does not test on animals (woohoo!), is paraben free and contains lots of natural goodies. This brand focus' on using ancient Egyptian formulas and ingredients such as:
  • Bees Wax
  • Ricebran Wax
  • Canauba
  • Candellia
  • Jojoba
  • Almond Oil
  • Moringa Oil
  • Sesame Oil
So lets see how these products went! Oh and just a quick warning, this is a very picture heavy post.

Eye of Horus Sun Godess Eyeshadow Palette*

So I'll start this review off with their eyeshadow palette Sun Godess. This little palette contains 3 gorgeous, bronze tone, shimmery eyeshadows which are very creamy and easy to blend! Pigmentation is decent however they do work better under an eyeshadow base. This cute little palette also comes with a mirror and double ended brush so it is perfect for travelling.

Swatched without an eyeshadow base

Eye of Horus Liquid Eyeline*

Next on the review list in their black liquid eyeliner. This little baby has a very fine felt tip for easy application. It's formula is VERY black and dries instantly so there is no worries about accidental smudging whilst waiting for eyeliner to dry! It is also waterproof so makeup remover is a must for this eyeliner. Overall I think this is a great product and would definitely recommend to anyone on the hunt for a new liquid eyeliner.

Eye of Horus Black Liquid Eyeliner Swatch

Eye of Horus Kohl Eyeliner*

Now moving on to their Kohl eyeliners, I feel like these are the star of the show. I have the shades teal and black and they are AMAZING! These eyeliners are so creamy and pigmented, they just glide on seemlessly. You have about half a minute before they dry if you want the "smudged" effect but once they dry they aint going anywhere. These are smudgeproof and waterproof once dry, and they last the whole day. If you are thinking of trying anything from the Eye of Horus line, this should be it.

Eye of Horus Kohl Eyeliners Black and Teal Swatches

Eye of Horus Mascara*

The final product left to review in this post is their mascara. It is very black, and great for lengthening and separating my lashes. I feel like this mascara is comparable to Benefit's They're Real mascara however it's MUCH faster drying (I feel like Benefit's takes forever to dry!). There was no clumping and I loved that it didn't flake off on to my under eyes throughout the day like a lot of mascaras do! However I feel like this mascara didn't do much in the way of adding volume nor did it hold a curl (two things i desperately need!). Nonetheless it was still a great product.

Eye of Horus Mascara

Well that's it for today's review, I hope you found this helpful. If you have already tried Eye of Horus I'd love to hear your thoughts down in the comments below. Until next time I hope you are all having a fantastic day!

-Katerina xxx.
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