Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Review & Swatches ♡ Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Lip Colour*

Hello my loves! Long time, no post!

Today's review is on a range of new lip products from Rimmel! They have recently released their Provocalips 16HR Lip Colours*. They are a two-step lip colour, with a coloured lip stain on one end, and a clear glossy top coat on the other.

They claim that "The intense, vibrant colour lasts for up to 16 hours – it’s kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof, only coming off when you want it to. The non-drying, lightweight formula is ultra-comfortable to wear. Lips feel smooth and moisturised.”

The Rimmel Provocalips are packaged in a thin, plastic tube. There is a coloured end, a black section in the middle, and the other side has a white barrel with coloured lip prints. I’m not a huge fan of the lip prints, but I like how slim the packaging is.

There are 8 shades to choose from, which are all quite different from each other. The shades are #110 Dare to Pink (light peach), #200 I’ll Call You (medium rosy pink), #230 Kiss Fatal (deep almost metallic berry), #310 Little Minx (bright fuchsia), #500 Kiss Me You Fool (true red), #550 Play with Fire (dark red), #730 Make Your Move (darker peachy nude), and #700 Skinny Dipping (nude beige). 

Skinny Dipping | Make Your Move | Dare to Pink | I'll Call You |
 Little Minx | Kiss Me You Fool | Play with Fire | Kiss Fatal

To ensure an even colour distribution and finish, I apply the lip colour, and leave it to dry. I either apply just one coat, or apply a few coats for a richer pigmentation. After leaving it to set, I then apply the clear glossy top coat. The top coat can be reapplied throughout the day for more moisture and added shine.

Moving onto the formula, the coloured end is pigmented, and has a lovely thin consistency. As with most long wearing lip products, the Provocalips feel quite grippy on the lips. The texture is smooth and not flaky, and it only feels tacky prior to the topcoat being added. It isn't the most comfortable lip product I own, but for a long lasting product, it has quite a nice formula. They have a light, pleasant scent, which isn't overpowering.

I really like the longevity of these lip colours! They are probably the most long lasting lip products I own! They're so long lasting that they're actually a mission to remove at the end of the night! That's why I haven't included lip swatches, I don't think my lips would survive having to apply and remove all 8 of these in a short amount of time. The photo below shows the swatches after being scrubbed at with a makeup remover wipe.

The Rimmel Provocalips retail for $17.95 each, and can be purchased from Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Kmart, Target, Big W, etc.

Overall, I'm really impressed by these! They have amazing longevity, and great pigmentation. I probably won't be using these everyday, since I prefer a more moisturising wash of colour for daily wear, but I think they're fabulous for events where you need your lip product to stay on for hours!

Eila xo

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Review & Swatches ♡ Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

Hello my loves.

Today's review is on my current holy-grail eyeshadow palette. It is the Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is often said to be a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but as I do not own that palette, I cannot compare them. What I can say though, is that this is an incredible palette!

This palette comes with 12 neutral shades, two of which are matte, whilst the rest are shimmery. The formula of these shadows is incredible, as they are all buttery smooth, pigmented, and lack fallout. These eyeshadows last all day long on my eyelids, without creasing.

The packaging of the palette isn't the best, but I do not find it to be overly flimsy or cheap looking. The eyeshadows are housed in a plastic packaging, with a black base and a clear lid. The palette also comes with two dual ended sponge tip applicators.

The Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Palette contains 16g of product, and is manufactured in China. Chi Chi is a cruelty free company, and therefore this product is not tested on animals.

The following photos have been taken in natural lighting, with two swipes of eyeshadow, and without primer.

This palette can be purchased from Myer or Target stores in Australia for $22.95. Any international customers can purchase it off the Chi Chi website, but I will warn you that the postage fees will influence the overall price.

In conclusion, I am a huge fan of this eyeshadow palette. I use it almost every single day, and I think that for the price, the quality of the eyeshadows is impeccable! I would recommend this palette to anyone.

Eila xo

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

What's In My Shower ♡

For today's post, I decided to show you guys what's in my shower. I thought it would be a little more practical and less creepy to share my products through a blog post, rather than actually filming a video in my dimly lit bathroom.

Starting off with body washes, I'm currently alternating between the Lush Happy Hippy Shower Gel, and the Lush Sweetie Pie Jelly. The Happy Hippy Shower Gel has a strong grapefruit scent, which I am not a huge fan of, but I do find it to be very practical for cleansing my skin and also for shaving. On the other hand, the Sweetie Pie Jelly has a delicious blackberry scent, but is less practical, with a thick jelly consistency. 

My favourite body scrub at the moment, is the Sanctuary Spa Body Scrub. It gently exfoliates my skin, and leaves it feeling soft and velvety smooth. If i'm being completely honest with you, the next product is one that I often forget to use. The Nivea In-Shower Rich Body Lotion Skin Conditioner is a moisturising product that is designed to be used whilst showering. I am often too lazy to use it, and i'm also not too keen on the slippery residue that it leaves.  

Another shower essential is the Gilette Venus Embrace Razor. I'm not too picky when it comes to razors, but I do like that this one has five blades, and gives a very close shave. 

For haircare products, at the moment I am switching between the TRESemmé Keratin Infusing Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Unico Formulations Volumising Shampoo and Conditioner*. I like to regularly switch up my shampoo and conditioner. If my hair is feeling dry and unmanageable, I like to use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Collection, as I find that it does an amazing job at making my hair feel silky smooth and nourished. If my hair is looking flat and limp, I like to use the Unico Formulations Volumising range, as it gives my hair extra volume, and since they are clarifying products, they also help to remove product build up in my hair. 

Ever since running out of my discontinued Nude by Nature Cleanser, i've been using the Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser. This is a lovely gentle cleanser with a gel formula. I find that it does an amazing job of removing makeup and cleaning my face, whilst still remaining gentle. 
Another product can always be found in my shower, is the Simple Kind to Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub. This is an extremely gentle, yet effective scrub. I use this once a week to exfoliate my face, and it does an amazing job. It is definitely a must have for anyone who has sensitive skin.

I hope you guys have enjoyed having a snoop into my shower! What are your must-have shower products?

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Top 5 Winter Skincare Picks

As we are currently in the midst of winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, I decided that I would share a few of my favourite skincare products with you. As the weather has gotten colder, my skin has started to dry out and become more sensitive. These are the products that I have been using recently to help combat the dryness of my skin.

Beauty Essentials Smooth Night Cream is a lovely rich, overnight moisturiser. It is enriched with Evening Primrose Oils and Wheat Germ. This night cream is fairly thick, and once applied, makes my skin feel extremely soft and nourished. When I wake up about 10+ hours after applying this and my rosehip oil, my skin still feels hydrated and smooth!

Bioré Nourish Moisture Lotion is my all time favourite day time moisturiser. This moisturiser is so lightweight, but still remains hydrating and nourishing. It gives my skin the most lovely glow, which is greatly appreciated due to the dryness of my skin. It also contains a SPF of 15, which helps to protect my skin from the sun - which is still around, even in winter!

ECO. Certified Organic Pure Rosehip Oil* has been helping to brighten and hydrate my skin. I mix this rosehip oil in with my moisturiser, and apply it at night time. Being rich in vitamin C and essential fatty acids, it has effective hydrating, healing and regenerating properties.

NAT. IBR Snowflake Eye Cream* is an eye cream that is enriched with 'IBR Snowflake'. I have been applying it morning and night. This eye cream is described as being a "botox alternative" treatment, and since i've started using it, I have noticed that my under eyes are much more hydrated and less puffy.

Nude by Nature Super Anti-Oxidant Foaming Cleanser (discontinued) is my current favourite cleanser. I regularly use the Bioré Combination Skin Cleanser, but I have found that it is too harsh for my skin during the colder months. I decided to give it this cleanser another go, and I have fallen in love with it! It is a gel formula, which foams up slightly, and gives my skin a deep cleanse, whilst remaining gentle on the skin. Unfortunately I have heard that this cleanser has been discontinued, so I am on the look out for a new gentle cleanser.

Those are my favourite products to combat dry skin in the winter months. If you have a similar skin type to me, i'd love to hear about your favourite products. A girl can never have too many skincare products, right?!

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. All other products were purchased with my own money.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Review & Swatches ♡ Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Concealer

Hello my loves!

Today's review is on the Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Concealer. This was the first concealer that I ever purchased, when I was about 15 years old. Since i've been using this concealer for so long, I decided it was about time for me to post a review on it!

This concealer is said to last for 24 hours without transferring, whilst providing natural-looking coverage to help conceal undereye darkness, imperfections and flaws. 

The texture is very thick and creamy, and quite drying. I find it to be too heavy and prone to creasing if used on my under eye area, but I do like it for concealing face blemishes. The formula sets very fast, and I find it to be quite difficult to completely blend in.

This concealer is so pigmented, and has amazing coverage! Also, I do have to agree with it being long lasting. I never wear my makeup for 24 hours straight, so I can't test that claim, but I can say that it lasts all day long on my skin.

I'm not exactly impressed by the shade range of this concealer. There are only three shades available in Australia; Ivory, Cream, and Deep Beige. I own the shade Ivory, which is the perfect colour for extremely pale skin tones (like me!). I am so happy to find a concealer range that has such a pale shade, but unfortunately they only cater to pale to medium skin tones, so darker-skinned girls will have to miss out on this one.

The packaging of this concealer is nice, but nothing extravagant. It has a clear plastic bottle, with a white lid. The concealer is applied with a doe foot applicator. 

The Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Concealer is widely available in drugstores/chemists around Australia. It retails at $14.95 for 5.5ml of product.

Overall, I do enjoy using this concealer. I would recommend it to any fair-skinned beauties looking for a blemish or face concealer. It is intensely pigmented, has great coverage, and lasts all day long.

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

OOTD & Review | ft. 6ks

Hello my loves!

Today I wanted to share a review & OOTD featuring clothes from the website 6ks. 6ks is a global online retailer for women's clothing. What I love most about this site, is the fact that they have affordable prices as well as global free shipping!

The first item I received, was a plain black chiffon blouse with gold metal collars. I think that this shirt is the perfect basic item, and I love the detailing on the collars. The only thing I would recommend, is to choose a larger size than normal. I got a size Medium, and I usually wear a ladies 8/10 AU. This shirt just fits, but it is slightly tight over the bust. If you have a larger chest area, I would definitely recommend going up a size.

I paired this shirt with a pair of high waisted dark wash denim jeans from the brand Country Denim, and my studded black boots from Therapy Shoes. I decided to spice up this outfit with a bright pink lipstick, the Essence Longlasting Lipstick in Colour Crush.

I have seen countless items of clothing across tumblr that feature this Alexander Wang inspired, 'Parental Advisory Explicit Content' logo. When I saw this t-shirt on 6ks, I knew that I needed it in my closet!

I styled this casual t-shirt with a pair of black ponti pants from the brand Billions & Trillionsand my studded black boots from Therapy Shoes, and my leather jacket from Ice Fashion. 

Overall, I am so impressed by the clothes I got from 6ks. They took just over 2 weeks to be delivered to Australia, which I find to be a decent shipping time. I will definitely be ordering off 6ks again, and I would recommend their company to anyone who is looking for cheap, yet fashionable clothes.

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. All other products were purchased with my own money.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Review & Swatches ♡ Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lip Covers

Hello my loves!

Today's review is on a range of extremely affordable lipsticks, the Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lip Covers. This lipstick range contains 26 shades, which I find amazing for such a cheaply priced brand.

I own three of these beautiful lipsticks; Think Pink, Just Peachy, and Pinkerbell. Think Pink is a pretty pale pink, and is one of my all time favourite lipsticks! Just Peachy is a warm peachy shade, and Pinkerbell is a bright pink with yellow undertones, and has been compared to MAC's Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick. 

These lipsticks are described as having a "semi matte, creme finish", which I completely agree with! They provide a long wearing, matte formula, which contains no shimmer. I find that these lipsticks can be slightly drying on the lips, but they are much more comfortable if I apply a thin lip balm before lipstick application. Please note that lip balm application will make them appear less matte than they truly are.

The Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lip Covers have intense pigmentation, and are very long wearing. They claim that they last for 4 hours, but I would have to say that they can last even longer on me, as long as I don't eat or drink. Otherwise, they will start to fade after the 4 hour mark, and require retouching.

The packaging of these lipsticks is pretty average. The lipstick is stored in a black plastic case with a clear lid. My only complaint is that the bullet doesn't twist all the way down, so you have to be careful when recapping. Oh well, I can't exactly complain for such a cheap product. 

901B Think Pink | 903C Just Peachy | 968 Pinkerbell

These lipsticks can be purchased at most American drugstores, but unfortunately they can't be purchased in store in Australia. I bought mine off BeautyJoint for $2.75 USD each, here.

In conclusion, I am a massive fan of these Wet n Wild MegaLast Matte Lip Covers. I'm not usually a fan of matte lipsticks, but I really enjoy wearing these. They have incredible pigmentation, lasting power and a great formula, all for such an affordable price! I will definitely be purchasing more shades soon! 

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Review & Swatches ♡ Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters

Unlike every other review that I have posted on this blog so far, today's post isn't going to be completely positive. As much as I love telling you guys about my favourite products, I also think it is important to share products with you that I haven't enjoyed as much. 

That leads me onto today's review. I want to share my opinions on the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. If you've been watching YouTube and reading blogs for a few years, you will know about the hype surrounding this product. So many beauty bloggers and vloggers adore these lip butters, but I want to tell you guys why i'm not a huge fan of these. 

My first peeve with this product, is the amount of shimmer that they contain. Personally, I prefer lipsticks that have a creamy consistency, and do not contain any shimmers. I'm not sure if it is just the particular shades that I have, but they are packed full of shimmers. If I look closely at my lips while I am wearing one of these, my lips look like a disco ball! I simply cannot stand that amount of shimmer being on my lips, as it just looks and feels gritty.

I also dislike the way they feel on my lips. The formula is just so thick, which is definitely not helped by the shimmers that they contain. I find these to be pretty uncomfortable to wear, as I feel like I have just spread a thick balm over my lips. Also, I that I find that they melt very easily.

Another issue I have with this product, is the price. These retail for $21.95, for 2.55g. This places them at the higher price range of the drugstore, which I wouldn't mind if I adored the product. For a product that I do not love, I do not want to be paying that much!

Moving onto the positives, I really enjoy the quilted packaging. They are housed in semi-translucent coloured packaging, which matches the shade of the actual lipstick. There is also a clear window at the top of the case, which allows you to see the actual lipstick shade. This would be extremely helpful for anyone who has a large collection. 

I also like the shade range offered. There are 20 different shades, ranging from light nudes to bold reds. Even though I am not a huge fan on the shimmery formula, I do have to commend Revlon on their extensive shade range. It is much more impressive than the majority of drugstore lipstick ranges.

I own three shades of the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters; 025 Peach Parfait, 050 Berry Smoothie, and 090 Sweet Tart. Peach Parfait is a peachy brown colour filled with chunky shimmers, Berry Smoothie is a medium pink berry colour, and Sweet Tart is a bright warm pink shade. These lip butters have an extremely faint sweet scent, which fades after application.

L-R: Peach Parfait, Berry Smoothie & Sweet Tart
Swatches were taken with three swipes of each lip butter.

Some neutral aspects of this product, are the lasting power and pigmentation. Personally, I do not wear these very often, but I do recall them lasting a few hours on my lips. They do wear off with eating or drinking, so reapplying is necessary. Also, for being a balmy consistency, they do have decent pigmentation. They certainly aren't as pigmented as a lipstick, but I would say that they offer more colour payoff than a tinted lipbalm. 

Overall, i'm on the fence about the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. I adore the wide colour range and packaging, but i'm not too impressed by the actual formula. I wouldn't recommend these to my readers, unless you prefer shimmery lipsticks. If you do own this product, i'd love to hear what you think about it!

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Review and Swatches ♡ Inglot Eyeshadow Palette

Hello my loves!

Today, I decided to put together a review and swatch post on my beloved Inglot Freedom System 5 Eyeshadow Palette. I put together this palette whilst I was at Sydney IMATS 2013, and because i've been loving it ever since, I decided it was time to finally post about it on my blog.

If you've never heard about the Inglot Freedom System Palettes before, basically you can purchase different sized empty palettes to fit their pan blushes, powders, eyeshadows, eyebrow wax or powder, lipstick, or a combination of each. I have the Freedom System Palette 5 Eyeshadow Square, which I filled up with five Inglot eyeshadows.

This palette costs $14 AUD, and the eyeshadow refill pans cost $10 AUD. There are five different finishes of eyeshadow, AMC (2.7g), Pearl (2.7g), Matte (2.3g), Shine (3.2g), and DS (2.5g). I think that the price is amazing for the quality that you get. In comparison, a MAC eyeshadow pan costs $26 AUD for 1.5g of product.

The Freedom System Palette is strong and sturdy, and has a frosted translucent lid that shuts with magnets. The actual eyeshadow pans are also magnetised, so they are extremely easy to put in the palette. I think that this palette looks so modern and sleek sitting in my acrylic makeup storage.

I adore these eyeshadows! They are so pigmented, soft, and so easy to blend. I have four out of the five different finishes, and I have to say that I love them all. To be completely honest, I prefer my Inglot eyeshadows over my MAC eyeshadow!

L-R: DS 461, Shine 31, Pearl 397, Matte 390 & Matte 360

To sum up this review, I absolutely adore my Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Palette. The packaging is lovely, and the eyeshadows are pigmented and buttery. For the price, you can't beat it! I will definitely be putting together more of these palettes in the future, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone! 

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Review ♡ Sportsgirl Butter Dream Vanilla Body Butter

The product that I will be blogging about today, is the Sportsgirl Butter Dream Vanilla Body Butter. I have been using this body butter for quite a while now, so I decided it was about time for me to review it for you!

As the name suggests, this is a vanilla scented body butter. It is no secret that I am obsessed with vanilla scented products, and quite frankly, I adore this body butter! It does have quite an overpowering scent, which I do not mind, but I dislike that I am unable to wear a perfume alongside this body butter, as the fragrances would compete with each other. If you are sensitive to fragrance, I would not recommend this product for you.

The formula of this body butter is outstanding! It has a very thick texture (as you would expect from a body butter), but is not greasy. It soaks in nicely, and keeps my skin feeling moisturised and supple. It also contains beneficial ingredients such as Shea Butter, Apricot and Coconut Oils.

This product can be purchased from Sportsgirl stores and from their website here. I bought mine quite a while ago, when it cost $9.95. Since then, they have repackaged the product, and it now costs $12.95 for 200g, but I do believe that the formula has stayed the same.

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an affordable body moisturiser, and who doesn't mind intense fragrances. I enjoy using this product, and will definitely repurchase in the future.

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Review & Comparison ♡ Skin79 BB Creams*

Hello my loves! Today's post is going to be a review and comparison between two popular Skin79 BB Creams that I recently got from The two BB creams in question, are the Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions Green BB Cream* and the Skin79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus*.

As I am a very pale person, and most BB creams only come in one shade, in the past I have never had much luck with BB creams. I have previously only tried out Western-style BB creams, which have always been far too dark to match me, and have acted more like a tinted moisturiser, rather than a proper BB cream. After hearing some rave reviews on Skin79 BB Creams, I decided to give them a go!

Skin79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus*

This BB cream is slightly too dark for my skin right now, as we are currently in winter, and my skin is ghostly white. I think that it will be a better match for my skin tone during the summer months.

The Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus comes in a fancy gold pump bottle, which contains 40g of product. It retails for $27.99 from I am not a huge fan of the pump mechanism, as I find it to be quite messy and slightly wasteful of product. What I do love about the packaging, is the adorable little raspberry coloured cheek/lip stain and the mirror that is housed in the top of the lid. This makes it ideal for travel, as you are basically getting two products in one!

This BB cream has a thicker texture, but is extremely easy to apply and blend out. I enjoy using my fingers to apply the BB cream, but I do prefer using a brush for the cheek tint, as it is very pigmented and I am scared of applying too much! This BB cream also contains SPF30, and gives my skin a natural glowy finish. If I powder the BB cream, it easily lasts all day long on my normal to dry skin. This gives me a comfortable light to medium coverage.

Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions Green BB Cream*

I was super excited to try out this BB cream, after hearing the gorgeous Sally Jo raving about it in one of her YouTube videos. What excited me the most, was hearing that it is ideal for extremely pale skin tones. After testing it out a few times, I can say that this is the lightest coloured BB cream I have ever encountered. At the moment, it is a great colour match for me.

Anyway, onto the other important aspects of the product. This BB cream comes in a generous sized pump bottle, which contains 40g of product. I got mine from, where it retails for $29.99. I know this is quite pricey, but for the amount and quality of product that you get, I think that it is a reasonable price. This BB cream is housed in a bright green coloured pump bottle. I really like the packaging, as it is extremely mess-free to use. My only issue with the packaging is that I am unsure as to how well it would travel, as the pump lever may get accidentally pressed down if it is stored in a makeup bag.

This product has quite a thick texture, but it blends out easily on my face. My preferred application method is with my fingers, as I find that it really helps the product to melt into my face. This BB cream contains SPF30. On my skin, this BB cream has quite a dewy finish, which I love. I would definitely recommend adding some powder over the top, especially if you have oily skin, to aid in the longevity of the product. I can easily wear this BB cream all day long, without having to touch up. This BB cream provides me with a nice light to medium coverage, depending on how much I build it up.

L-R: Skin79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus & Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions Green BB Cream

Skin79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus (Lip and Cheek Tint)

In conclusion, I am loving both of these BB creams. For a one-shade-only product, they both work pretty well on my pale skin. I adore these formulas, and the gorgeous glowy and radiant finish they have. If you are light skinned and prefer a dewy-finish, then you definitely need to check out these BB creams!

Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions Green BB Cream 
Skin79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream Plus

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Products marked with a * were provided for consideration, but as per usual, all opinions & thoughts are my own. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Pale Drugstore Foundation Swatches ♡

Hello my loves!

Being a very pale skinned girl, I have quite a bit of trouble finding suitable foundations. I know that I am not alone in this issue, so that is why I have decided to make an entire blog post about foundations for pale skin.

This blog post will include swatches and mini reviews of most of my foundations, including ones that do and do not work for me. I hope this blog post is helpful for any other pasty-skinned girls like me!

First of all, I just wanted to tell you about my skin colour and type. I have pretty average skin, which occasionally gets dry. I wear foundation to help even out my skin tone, as I have a lot of redness in my skin. I have cool toned skin (pink undertones), but I find that I can often wear either cool or neutral toned foundation. I have never tried a MAC foundation, but I know that many people like comparing foundations to MAC shades, so for this I have guessed that I am around a NW10.

L-R: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation, Revlon Nearly Naked, Revlon Colorstay Makeup, ModelsPrefer Infinite Colour Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab Foundation, and Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation - 081 Fair Ivory RRP $17.95 for 30ml

First of all, let me just say that this is my current holy grail foundation. I have purchased countless bottles of this foundation, as it matches my skin PERFECTLY. As well as being an amazing shade for pale skin, it also has a lovely dewy finish, which looks amazing on my normal to dry skin. I would say that this foundation has a light to medium coverage, depending on how much layering/building-up you do. This foundation contains a SPF of 18. This foundation lasts well on my skin, but I would definitely recommend powdering it, so that it doesn't slip off your face.

Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup - 110 Ivory | RRP $25.95 for 30ml

After hearing people rave on about the dewy finish this foundation provides, I finally caved and bought it. Despite being the lightest shade in the colour range, this foundation is too dark for me. Hopefully it will work better in the summer time, when I am slightly less pale, but at the moment, I am far too white to wear this foundation. Ignoring my colour issues, I absolutely LOVE the formula of this foundation. It is so dewy and makes my skin look positively radiant, and it is so lightweight on my skin. It provides me with lovely light coverage for everyday use. It also has a SPF of 20. I would not recommend this to people with oily skin, but if you have dry or normal skin, and prefer a dewy finish, you need to try this!

Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Normal/Dry Skin - 110 Ivory | RRP $34.95 for 30ml

I will say, it took me a while to warm up to this foundation, but I am now starting to like it. It is a decent match for my skin, though it does have quite a strong pink tone, but I can make it work for me. I would definitely not recommend this to anyone with dry skin, as I think it would become cakey on dry patches. This is not an everyday foundation for me, as I find it to be a little too thick and heavy, but I like it when I want a more flawless complexion, as it provides a nice medium coverage on my skin. It contains a SPF of 20. I would recommend this to someone who is looking for a high coverage foundation, and who doesn't mind a heavier feeling foundation.

ModelsPrefer Infinite Colour Foundation - Shell RRP $16.99 for 30ml

This foundation looks so pale in the bottle, but unfortunately it tends to oxidise a fair few shades darker once it is blended onto my skin. This was a bit of a bummer for me, but I do find that I can still use this foundation if I mix it in with a lighter foundation. If you aren't the palest girl out there, and have a pink undertone, this may be the foundation for you! This foundation does not contain any SPF, which makes it ideal for flash photography. When I am brave enough to try and pull off this foundation, I find it gives a nice light coverage, and it lasts all day on my skin.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
- 51 Light Vanilla | RRP $32 for 30ml

First of all, I just want to say that this foundation is NOT a good match for my skin tone. It is too dark and yellow-toned to suit me, but I would recommend this to someone who has yellow undertones. Disregarding the colour, this foundation has an amazing formula. It feels light on the skin, whilst still providing a nice light to medium, buildable coverage. I would say this provides a natural/dewy finish. This foundation does not contain any SPF, which makes it suitable for flash photography. I wish this foundation had a shade suitable for my skin tone, as the formula is outstanding!

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation - 115 Ivory | RRP $18.95 for 30ml

Unfortunately, this foundation did not 'fit me'. It was far too dark and peach toned on my face. Therefore, I do not have a lot of experience with this foundation, but from what i've used, I know that it is a very dewy foundation. In my case, it may be a bit too dewy, as I find that it can make your skin look slightly oily. This foundation contains a SPF of 18. It only provides a light coverage finish. I wasn't overly impressed by this foundation.

Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation - 110 Classic Ivory | 30ml (I can't find the price)

Once again, I have another bad colour match from Covergirl. I have come to the conclusion that they have absolutely no interest in releasing any pale shades to their Australian customers, which is a huge shame! This just didn't suit my skin, as it was far too dark. Apart from the colour, this seems like a decent product. It has quite a nice thicker, almost mousse-like consistency, and blended well. I recall this foundation having a light coverage. I do not believe that this foundation contains any SPF.

Covergirl Natureluxe Silk Foundation - 310 Flax | 30ml (I can't find the price)

This was my first ever foundation purchase! I must have worn it for at least a year, before realising that it was not a good colour match for me. It is far too orange/pink on my skin, and makes me look a bit like an oompa loompa. Not a good look! I haven't worn this foundation for a while (due to the colour), but from what I can remember, it gave a decent light to medium coverage. It only contains a SPF of 10, so I would not rely upon this to protect my skin from sun damage. I wouldn't recommend this foundation to pale skintones.

Just wanted to add that the underside of my wrist is the palest part of my body, therefore none of the foundations appear to match my skin colour in the swatch photo, but they do match me in real life!

I hope that this blog post has been helpful for any pale-skinned readers! I will definitely do a follow up blog post once I have added a few more pale foundations to my collection. What is your favourite pale foundation?

Eila xo

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own money.