August Favourites 2012 | KITSCH/SNITCH

August Favourites 2012

August 31, 2012

I have discovered so many awesome things this month and I have been so excited to do my favourites post. Everything here is new for the month of August - and I have more new makeup that I love but I decided to leave a few things that I discovered at the end of August maybe for next months favourites.

So the things I will be mentioning in this favourites post are:
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Fresco
  • Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation in Fair
  • Jordana Eye Primer in 01
  • Real Techniques Brushes
  • Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in 005 Perpetual Peony
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 015 Cherish and 025 Sweetheart
  • Bourjois Blushes
  • Bourjois 10 Days No Chips nail polish
  • Marc Jacobs DOT perfume 

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Fresco
I decided to grow up this month and get a better foundation for nights out and important work events etc. I decided to try the Estee Lauder double wear because it has a semi-matte finish and doesn't contain oils. I initially got a sample from the Estee Lauder counter at Myer, which allowed me to test it over a few wears and I got properly colour matched. I also wanted to see if it would make me break out, as I often break out from heavier foundations. I didn't want to buy the whole bottle if it was going to make my skin horrible, but so far my skin has been fine. I don't wear this foundation daily, so I don't know what it would be like if you were to treat this as your every day foundation. This is easy to apply, it doesn't go on patchy and takes a little while to set so you have plenty of time to blend. It is also medium build-able coverage, so I often build it up over problem areas and use this more as a concealer. I do need to set it with powder, but if you had dry skin you probably wouldn't need to do this. I find that this does stay put all day without getting patchy or oily. This is available in Australia for $50. My only wish is that this came in a pump container.

Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation in Fair
Strawberry net were having a sale and this mineral foundation was only $12.50 (closer to $11 with discounts). I decided to give it a go, and I have been very impressed. Its so easy to use, and it gives a nice light matte coverage, which is perfect for me since I have combination oily skin. I have never used a powder foundation before, and I really like the finish, however I do often need to use some concealer on hard to cover spots. This is slightly too light for me, but because it is a light coverage it blends in really well. I liked it so much that I bought another light, and a medium (for summer) before the sale ended.

Jordana Eye Primer in 01
I am not a pro on eye primers, I rarely wear them and so I don't know a good from a bad, but I really liked this one because the colour is a perfect neutral base for when I do a light eyeshadow look with a dramatic eyeliner. This primer blanks out any colour imperfections and makes a great canvas for your makeup. Its almost like NYX's jumbo pencil in milk, but is a more skin toned colour. It was also only $2. See my post on it here.

Without flash: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Fresco, Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation in Fair and Jordana Eye Primer in 01
With flash: Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Fresco, Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation in Fair and Jordana Eye Primer in 01
I know that the foundations look ridiculously different, Fresco is one shade darker than what I am now (since it in the end of Winter and I won't be this pale for long), and the Korres powder is too light, but once it has blended out you can't tell.

Real Techniques Brushes 
I bought the whole set of the real techniques brushes at the very end of July and I have been loving them this month. You can see my post of my collection here. I decided to show my most used brushes. For my eyes, I am loving the base shadow brush for a versatile brush - I often will only use this brush for everything when I am doing a quick look. I am also religiously using the deluxe crease brush to blend my eye shadow. I also love the accent brush which is perfect for putting highlight in the corner of your eye or putting a cream shadow under your eye (which I have always found to be quick tricky with bigger brushes). For the face I mainly use the blush brush, which is a strange shape but works beautifully for blush. I also have been loving the expert face brush for applying powder foundation. This brush was my favourite to begin with and I did try to use it on liquid foundations, but I felt like it left streaks which I would have to buff out with another brush, so now I only use it for my powder foundation.

Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in 005 Perpetual Peony
I have two of these lipsticks, and I will start by saying that they do not last any where close to 14 hours. I would say you can easily get 2 hours + without eating or drinking, but less than that if you are eating or drinking. They do smell nice, almost like a berry gloss, and there are beautiful colours in the range. This is my favourite out of the two I have, its a nice opaque mauve and I haven't seen a colour like this before. This reminds me of a work friendly St Germaine from MAC, and I would repurchase this colour over and over. These cost about $18 in Australia, but you can often get them in Priceline on sale.

Without flash: Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in 005 Perpetual Peony
With flash: Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in 005 Perpetual Peony

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 015 Cherish and 025 Sweetheart
I was loving these balm stains for the first half of the month when I only had three colours (Cherish, Sweetheart and Rendezvous), but then when I bought two more (Charm and Crush), I sort of lost interest. These additional colours were no where near as good as the three I originally had and I was pretty disappointed. I do need to give these the praise they deserve though because I was using them almost daily for a few weeks. I just decided to show Cherish and Sweetheart because they were my most used colours. You can see more swatches on them here, and I will have to do an updated post with my two new colours soon.

Without flash: Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in 005 Perpetual Peony, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 015 Cherish and 025 Sweetheart
With flash: Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in 005 Perpetual Peony, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 015 Cherish and 025 Sweetheart

Bourjois Blushes
I discovered Bourjois blushes this month and I love them all. You can see a more indepth post and swatches here, but I just wear them most days and thought I had to include them. They are great colours, smell nice, have nice packaging, and they have heaps of shades. I am loving these this month.

Bourjois 10 Days No Chips nail polish
Heads up, this nail polish is going to be in my top products of 2012! This is the longest wearing nail polish I have ever tried. You can wear this easily 4, maybe 5 days with minimal wear. I love doing my nails, but I don't have enough time to do them every 2 days, so I hate nail polish that wears off quickly. I know I can put this on Sunday night and only need to take it off on Friday, that is amazing in my books! Sadly this is limited in colour range, I think there may be about 8 of them, but you can buy them from Priceline for $13 and I have most of the range. See my review of them here.

Marc Jacobs DOT perfume 
I got this sample from my August Lust Have It box (see review here), and I am loving it! It is the perfect light sweet floral perfume. I wore this out to my boyfriends birthday and got a lot of compliments on it. This will soon become my go to perfume, so I guess I will need to splash out on a full size version soon.

What are your favourite products of August?


  1. Marc Jacobs is so good at making previews! There's not one I didn't love! And oh goodness, I really want the Real Techniques brushes!! I read your review on them and it's just making me want them more! Lovely favorites!! :D

    1. Thanks! You will love DOT, and you should try the real techniques range, you won't be disappointed!

  2. i love the blush brush as well! one of the best i've tried :) still have to try out the revlon balm stains though, they look amazing! great favorites!

  3. Loving the look of those lippies!! Great shades on you.
    I might try to get a sample of that foundation - looks like its going to be a good one. I use the Rimmel wake me up most days but I have the Dior Capture for nights out as its too expensive to wear every day.
    Claire x

    1. Yeah get a sample first, it's good but it might be too matte for some people. I have Rimmel wake me up foundation, but I find that it makes me too shiny by the end of the day. Samples are awesome anyway because you get to see if its the right shade for you and see how well it goes after a few wears.

  4. Loving your favourites! Never tried double wear as I prefer a satin or dewy finish, but have heard such great things that I'm kind of intrigued now!
    S xx

    1. Try a sample, I am not a fan of dewy because it ends up being greasy at the end of the day. Double wear is more of a satin matte, its definitely not a powdery matte, so you might like it. Let me know if you do try it xx

  5. This is such a great list! The Real Technique brushes and Revlon Balm Stains are among my most-coveted products at the moment. And I've been eyeing the Korres mineral foundation for some time- it's nice to hear that it's suitable for combo/oily skin!


  6. I really adore my Real Techniques brushes - I can see why they'd be in your favourites :) The Bourjois blushes are favourites of mine too. I wish I'd utilised the Priceline voucher more often to buy some nail polishes. Perpetual Peony looks so pretty on your lips! Totally a colour I'd be instantly drawn to.

  7. I wish the double wear came in a shade fair enough for me. For those super bad skin days I just picked up revlon colorstay but it's way too matte for my liking. Just because I have an oily T-zone, doesn't mean I want to look dead!

    1. Yeah it's awesome for bad skin days. I don't find it too matte so it works well for me. I only have an oily t zone too!

  8. I own Oh Lola and Daisy both by Marc Jacobs and i am itching to buy DOT too.
    perfumes online


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