Curls & Mints

Thursday, 24 September 2015

The Almost Perfect Concealer

This image shows the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer Review in Medium Light Neutral

I'm pretty faithful whenever it comes to concealer but that vow I made to M.A.C pro-long wear concealer broke when I purchased the highly raved Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage concealer in the shade Medium Light Neutral. Now, that's a mouthful.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Beauty Buys from MAC

This image shows MAC lip products purchases in Spice, Velvet Teddy, and Taupe.

I went into MAC with no intentions of purchasing anything (I was there to exchange 6 products for a free lipstick - classic me) but 2 lipsticks and 1 lip pencil later, I was out of the store. Well technically, I only bought 1 lipstick (Taupe) and 1 lip pencil (Spice). I used the 6 products in exchange for Velvet Teddy

Sunday, 13 September 2015

What Skincare Meant to me and 3 products my skin is willing to welcome with open arms

I'm a simple kinda girl whenever it came to skincare. I want it to be quick and hassle-free. Ask me what my routine was a year ago and it would be - morning: wash face with an oil-free facial cleanser, night: repeat. I thought, "why would I change if my skin is perfectly fine?". Well, downing gallons of water helped, too. By the universe's grace, I've never developed any skin problems. But as I delved into the beauty world, there's so much more to skin care then facial cleansers.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Australis AC On Tour Contouring And Highlighting Kit

This image shows an Autralis AC On Tour Contour Kit Full Review

I must be the only person in the beauty blogsphere who writes about the product after it's battered and bruised, hah! Maybe I'm lazy (or it's maybelline ha ha ha), or I just like to play up with the product first, test it out in various situations e.g. weather, longevity wise, how does it work with other products etc etc etc.....

With that aside, this is my first contour palette. Others were individual compacts so this is a first. And like many other firsts, I was nervous. Nervous, you say? Ridiculous! But seriously, I was nervous (omg what if the product is shit or worse, product is good but come to a realisation that my skills suck) and excited because it's new makeup to play with, duh.

So is Australis's AC On Tour Contouring and Highlighting Kit a yay or nay?

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner - Intense Black

This image shows the full review and swatch on Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black.

2 weeks ago, I broke up with Maybelline Hyperglossy Liquid Liner. It has been my holy grail for 3 years and counting but I finally decided to move on and try something new... </3. One of the things I've learnt from wearing a new liner after yonks? It's not as easy as it looks! When you've been using a flimsy liquid liner brush for your winged liner, it takes a lot of concentration to use a firm, felt tip liner. Surprisingly, it didn't take long for me to get a hold of it! I've got the low down on Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner in Intense Black.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Fervor

This image shows a full review of the NARS Dual Intensity Blush in Fervor.

If you follow me on Snapchat (@curlsandmints), you might have seen my mini "review" of the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in Fervor. I included swatches and a video on how I apply it on the cheeks. Missed it? I'll give you a run down...and yes, I saved my snaps just for this post. Talk about being committed :p