Sydney Makeup Haul

29 July 2015

I took a day trip to Sydney the other day with Joshua. Sydney is just two hours South of my hometown of Newcastle. I was really keen to visit one of the only Sephora's in Australia. Poor old Australia. All of the poisonous spiders and snakes, and none of the cool stores. 

There were a few cool products I was keen to get my hands onto that were only available at Sephora. I only ended up purchasing one piece of makeup from there but I still ended up buying a few things here and there while I was in Sydney. 

I wanted to try a new kind of blush for a while, move on from a powder and get something that leaves more of a dewy finish. I got the Pretty Cheeky Blush in Apricot from Sportsgirl. It comes in a little roll up tube that you can easily dab onto the apples of your cheeks and blend it in with your fingers. 

I think it gives just the right amount of colour and the peach shade makes sure it's not too pink.
Adding another nude shade to my lippy collection was on my to do list, and I wanted more of a brown tone this time. I went for Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Honey Beige. It's quite dark when it first goes on, but after I blot it a tad it's pretty perfect. 

Why has it taken me so long to get a highlighter?? I really wasn't sure what type I wanted,  something creamy and shimmery. At Sephora I asked one of the girls to show me a few of the different kinds and finally settled on the Clinique Chubby Stick in Champagne. 

They didn't actually have any in stock at Sephora so I ended up going into David Jones, where I got to use my giftcard anyway, so it turned out for the better. Now I get to have a crack at strobing

At Priceline for a little while there was 50% off Rimmel products, so I had to jump in. Rimmel has a new range of Awakening products, that I really want to try out. To start with I grabbed their new Wake Me Up Mascara. This mascara feels lovely, gives a lot of volume and smells of cucumber! One of my favourite mascaras so far. 

My daily moisturiser just ran out and I had no clue what I wanted to replace it with. I walked up and down the skincare aisle for like 20 minutes looking at different kinds of moisturisers and reading about them. I have tried the Simple range years ago but hadn't got back into it. But I really liked the sound of an anti-blemish moisturiser that would also help fight my acne. Because for some reason in the colder months my spots kind of flare up.  I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes long term.
Last but certainly not least, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

The only purchase I actually made at Sephora. I decided I wanted this brow gel a while ago but with 11 shades to choose from, I didn't want to buy one online and find out it was the wrong colour. The girls at Sephora were incredibly helpful, and found me my perfect shade. My hair is a lot lighter than it has been, but my roots and brows are still a darkish brown. 

I know that the Dipbrow is old news to a lot of people, but regular folks like myself seem to have been behind in the trend. I'm completely on board now I've got the pomade, though I'm still practising. Using my illamasqua angled brush to apply, you can make it as dark or as light as you want. Which is really rad as you kinda want to start dark at the tail and fade it out.  

So anyone looking to up their brow game, I would check this product out. FYI I use the shade Medium Brown.
Have you ever tried any of these products? Is there anything you'd like me to do a review on?

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  1. At least Australia has a Sephora. We have none like that here, it's tragic, really. Haha, anyway, loving your haul! And indeed, why has it taken you so long to get a highlighter! I've been obsessed with highlighting (or strobing, as they call it these days because I literally just pile the highlighter on my face lol) and can't wait for you to try it!

    I've been wanting to get the Dipbrow Promade for ages, ahh, but y'know, no Sephora here. Haha. Have a great rest of the week, Tegan!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  2. Lovely product!
    And I love this illustration!


  3. so cute ;-)

    i invite to me too

  4. Great haul, I'm like you and late on the ABH dipbrow but really want to try it!
    -- // x

  5. I was always afraid that the roll up blushes, would make us look like the clown from American Horror Story haha Can you apply it easily? The Wake Me Up mascara is amazing, I love it so much ♥ xx, Veni

    Style with Veni | Fashion Blog

  6. I'd totally use all of these. I swear by Clinique though. Sorry about your lack of Sephoras!
    xx, Pia

  7. I love Clinique products, and simple. They are both so gentle on your skin.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  8. Eeeep! You got the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade! I use it all the time, it's my favourite product! I love it! And yay for strobing! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  9. I think you bought good things!
    Many thanks for kind comment on my blog. After checking out your blog I want to give you the feedback you are doing a really good job! Are you interested in following each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  10. Ooooh such a pretty haul! I love the look of the clinique chubby stick! Let us know how strobing goes, I haven't attempted it yet!

  11. that cheek colour is beautiful! (and i love the frankie calendar) x

  12. It looks like awesome products! :)


    Seize your Style

  13. I love Sephora but we don't have any! Clinique chubby sticks are so good.

    Lucy x- Yellowicing

  14. I'd like to try those products.

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  15. Stunning products! I love the name honey beige for lipstick!

  16. I really want to try some products from the Simple line. I heard they were good.

  17. I've tried that Simple moisturiser and I do like it. I think it can be a little drying as it's for oily skin I think, but I should try it again x

    Emma |


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