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I haven’t been wearing foundation much in the past few months which explains why this review is so delayed. However, I really was interested in trying out this Dear Klairs cushion because it has a pretty interesting concept – and I feel like a lot of people would be interested in this.
The Cushion, Whenever is essentially a cushion compact foundation which comes with two different puffs, one for daily use and one with a higher coverage finish. The main selling point of this product is versatility – it is intended to be a product that you can use anytime and for every occasion. It is available at Wishtrend for USD$37 (or USD$20 for a refill), though is out of stock at the time of writing – it will likely be restocked in the new year though, and they are always running great sales, so definitely check out their website.
But before all of that, let’s get into this review!
I am a lover of high-end eyeshadow palettes – that’s just it really. I do have a number of k-beauty favourites and I’d try out drugstore brands as well, but I usually choose to invest more into my eyeshadows. That being said though, brands like Natasha Denona are notoriously expensive – and for good reason, as their formulas are absolutely beautiful! I recently got my first full-sized palette from her but, prior to that, I really liked to play with her mini palettes.
The one here is her Mini Gold Palette, which is a compact five-shade extension of her full size Gold Palette (which sells for a good AUD$205). Comparatively, this mini is a steal at AUD$42, and an even better price point if you wait for a Sephora sale.
It’s great for people who loved the full size and want something similar for travel, or those (like me) who aren’t sure that they want to invest the money yet. There have been reports that the minis are a bit hit-or-miss formula wise but, personally, I haven’t had that issue yet!
Want to know more about this palette? Lets get into this review!
It’s a fact that I am obsessed with purple so the release of the first Norvina Pro Palettes caught my eye more than all of the others. The main issue that I had with it was the size – I’ve had storage issues for a while so have been avoiding larger palettes but I really liked the colour story here. I was so on the fence about it but then my best friends made the choice for me: I got the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette for my 28th birthday!
I know – I am spoiled and so, so lucky.
The Pro Pigment Palette was the first release from the (sort of) sub-range Norvina. Although it still sits under the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand, the direction of their line is more vibrant, youthful and experimental, drawing its influence from Norvina herself (who is the current president of ABH and also the daughter of its founder). Since the release of this first palette, there have been quite a few other releases in this range and honestly – it is the bomb and I am loving the direction!
This product was sent to me by StyleKorean for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used on my blog. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.
I am totally weak for eyeshadow palettes and pretty packaging, so what am I supposed to do when the two of those come together? Obsess and get my hands on it, of course!
This is the Prism Air Palette from CLIO, and it has been all over the kbeauty community since its release. Their brand concept is to bring make up artist quality products to a street shop price point, so it’s all about high pigmentation, longevity and cool-girl packaging. Also, Peripera is their sister brand and they arguably do the best Korean lip tints ever – so that’s ’nuff said.
This palette is currently available at StyleKorean for USD$27.30 (on sale from USD$45.60) and also comes in two colour variants – Coral Sparkle and Pink Addict. I’ll be reviewing the Pink variant but definitely check out their website if you’d like to see any other offerings from CLIO.
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It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of Laneige, and I’ve been pretty dedicated in trying out all of their lip bar range – from the original, matte to tint, I’m literally tried them all. Along with their cushion (which is still one of my top favourites to this day) their lip bar was my introduction to the brand; this is back when the original was still selling out at a lot of stores.
Since then, they have released a number of additional formulas with this same gradient concept and – in my opinion – these are far superior to the original (which had always been a bit patchy for me). This new Layering Lip Bar has an updated layering design for more consistent application and comes in both Cream and Matte formulas spread over 20 shades.
I received this product to review and definitely want to get a few more shades – especially to try out the matte formula too! It’s currently selling for USD$25.20 (on sale from USD$36) from the StyleKorean website – they actually stock quite a lot of Laniege top products, so I would recommend checking out the range in general.
If you’re keen on this lip bar, or want to know how it compares with the others, read on for this review!
Cute collections always make me smile and, of course, Innisfree has succeeded again with their 2020 Jeju Color Picker Collection – this year inspired by cherry blossoms! It is perfectly timed with the season in Korea and was available from March to the end of April, but availability has been extended due to recent events. Instead, they will sell the remaining stock once they reopen stores too!
All of these products take inspiration from the blossoms, so you can expect gorgeous packaging and a lot of pink! This collection includes a Nail Set, Matte Mineral Setting Powder, Luminizer, Lip Tinted Sticks (available in 3 shades) and – of course – the Cherry Blossom Eyeshadow Palette. I was lucky enough to get my hands on most of this collection and I am in love! It’s actually rare that I like every single thing in a collection, but I couldn’t find a way to dislike anything. I’ll say it now that this is definitely highly recommended from me.
That being said, Innifree stores in Australia are currently closed due to COVID19 so they are only selling from their official stockist (AdoreBeauty), as well as other unofficial stores. I noticed that AdoreBeauty only carry their skincare so if you’d like to get anything from this collection, you may need to wait until stores reopen here in Australia. It’s worth the wait though!
I try really hard not to recommend products that are overly expensive because, even if I love the product, it is all just makeup in the end and I hold firmly to the belief that there are plenty of more important things in the world. Still, it’s a bit hard when I’m such a big fan of Pat McGrath (and her brand) because her products are notoriously expensive, but they are definitely a high quality luxury item.
For people who want to try out her eyeshadow formula and may not be ready to invest in a full-size, these Eye Ecstasy Palettes may be perfect for you! Priced at either AUD$51 from the Pat McGrath website or AUD$47 at Sephora Australia, these are five pan mini palettes that let you indulge in this luxury formula at a much more affordable price point.
In comparison to the full size palettes, these are obviously smaller and the packaging isn’t as fancy, but I like that they give more variety than a quad. The shades are perfectly curated too. For people who love neutrals, check out the Sublime Palette, but if you want a pop of metallic colour, then go for the Subversive Palette (which is what I’m reviewing today).
Do you ever find a totally perfect product, and then freak out to find out it’s essentially discontinued? Well, welcome to my world because that’s exactly what happened with the Luxetrance Lipsticks! I had been eying the Pat McGrath Labs lipsticks for a while but had only bought the mini sizes because the full sizes are just really expensive! Only the Mattetrance lipsticks are available as minis, so I never had the opportunity to try the creme Luxetrance formula.
At the end of last year though, there was this incredible sale on the Pat McGrath website that saw the Luxetrance drop down to just AUD$17 (with free shipping) – and naturally, we all jumped on it. I was a bit late so there weren’t a lot of shades left, but I did manage to get two – Exxotica and 35mm.
As of the time of writing, only a very limited number of shades are still available on the official Pat McGrath website but they are still available at Sephora Australia if you want to get you hands on them. They are selling at full price of AUD$67 but I’m not sure if they will be reformulated and brought back in the future.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I loveFull Brow products and actually use their stuff on a daily basis. I recommend them all the time and have actually turned a few people onto the brand too – because who doesn’t love having great brows for a great price?
I saw an announcement on Instagram just two days ago that they will be launching some new Brow Kits – which are perfectly curated sets that all target different brow looks and preferences! These are a permanent addition to their range but, of course, it’s coming just in time for Christmas and I really think these would be a great gift.
If you’d like to read more of my thoughts on some individual products from the brand, then check out Full Brow on my blog but – otherwise – I’m going to jump right into talking about these kits!
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, and your brows are naturally the curtains – and no one wants messy drapes! I actually only learnt how to do my brows maybe five or so years ago, which is very late considering that I’ve been doing my own make up for seventeen years by now. However, it’s better late than never!
I’ve tried out a few different formulas – pencils, crayons, even liquid pens – to get what I would consider my perfect brow (full, strong shape but not dominating my features). After a lot of trial and error though, I’ve found my favourite product types – brow pomades and brow gels (used together, of course, because my natural brow hairs are all but non-existent).
I have been using Anastasia Beverly Hills almost exclusively in the past but was recently approached by an indie Australian brand called Full Brow to try out their products. You can view my earlier review of theirs here but I’m really happy to announce that they have launched more products – and yes, I am so freaking excited!
We have the Full Brow Clear Brow Gel and the BROgel (which are both the same formula in a different packaging so can be used interchangeably really) – this was released around two months ago. And then at the beginning of October, Full Brow also launched their Brow Clay, which is their very first brow pomade and their Pro Brush, which was designed specially for pomades! I got an early sneak peek of this product to try out and have been using it literally every day since.
You can check out my Instagram for a Straight Brow Tutorial featuring their products, but read on too because I’ll be getting in depth (and hyped) about these!