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Australis Velourlips Thoughts & Opinions

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Sorry for the lack of updates!

I’ll be upfront here. I kind of suckered myself into the writer’s block because I did say that the next post was going to be about my new Australis products, but the thing is that I don’t wear eye makeup everyday and the two matte lip creams I got… oh, where do I begin?

My first impression of them when I wore them for a short period of time was fabulous. I loved how easily it applied, the smell and taste (like grape candy, come on, everyone’s favorite flavour is purple isn’t it?) (Purple isn’t a flavour but you know what I mean), the color, gosh I loved the color pay off, so pretty and vibrant!

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But there was one major reason why I didn’t want to post about them. Because like most matte lip products, they dried up not only on my lips but they dried up my lips as well! They didn’t work for me initially, but I didn’t want to post a negative review…

I have naturally dry lips (and oily skin haha what) so these products didn’t work so well for me as the day went on, especially if I ate oily foods.

Not all hope is lost though!

I found that when my lips get patchy or dry throughout the day, I just remove the product entirely from my lips with a wet wipe, apply the Nivea Med Protection lip balm and then apply Velourlips Matte Cream again and it’s all hunky dory until the next time I eat! I try not to reapply on top of the last layer as that causes crustiness – not a cute look.

The real hero here is this baby, to be honest.

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Nivea has always been good to my lips, so I’m showing it some love that it deserves! ❤

I bought my Australis Velourlips from some atrium sale, but if you’re in Singapore and would like to purchase them, search for Laycy on Carousell! They constantly have a buy 3 get 1 free promotion on their products, and I’ve heard that their service is impeccable! ☺

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Thanks for reading, can’t wait till the next time we meet!

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ELDW: First Impression

So I recently got the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup to try out after careful consideration as I was looking for a full coverage, stays matte foundation for my sensitive oily acne-prone skin and after watching tons of YouTube videos and reading reviews on makeupalley and blogs, I decided on this.

It wasn’t cheap, at S$58 for a bottle, so I’m really hoping it would work out.

I chose 3W2 Cashew to match my NC40 skin, and here’s how it looks like on:

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This is with no primer, no concealer, no powder nor setting spray as I really wanted to see how it performs on it’s own. I’m not too impressed thus far as it doesn’t really cover up my acne or scarring on my cheeks too well and it stays tacky even after 5mins.

For reference: I applied it with a dense flat top kabuki today in a stippling motion.

Time check: 5:15pm.

So I’ve just came back from watching Paper Towns at JEM with my Abang Anjang, walked about, cried (John Green you suck but I love you) popped into the pasar malam there to get snacks for the family and I’m back and I’m pretty annoyed with how my skin looks and feels right now.

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Time check: 10.15pm

For a foundation that claims to be last 15 hours of wear I’m pretty annoyed that it’s gotten this oily just after 5 hours of wear and started to get shiny minutes after application. That’s appalling. It also feels ‘sticky’ somewhat and is slick to the touch.

I didn’t blot whatsoever except with a tissue paper for my nose at approximately 6.50pm and I’m still quite upset but I’m determined to make this work.

I didn’t drop 58 bucks for a dud, heck no.

Read somewhere that ELDW looks best with a silicone based primer underneath, so I’ll try that for work tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Xoxo, Diana.