Hey 20 Somethings,
So today I want to share with you two vital items in my make up bag; my MVP mascaras.
Why have two mascaras, you ask? Well, because a girl needs options. And these two products give me a range of looks in seconds.
Here’s what my eyebrows look like without Mascara:
Sorbet Way Out Lashes
Great for: Everyday Eyelash looks.
The reason I love this mascara is it gives me length for days! It separates each lash individually and gives it amazing definition. It works with micro-fibers which give your lashes the length. It’s also super light on my lashes which gives me an amazing natural lash look. And the best part is, that it lasts all day.
Rimmel Scandleyes Reloaded Mascara
Great for: Dramatic Lashes.
If you’re someone who likes wearing fake lashes or eyelash extensions, this is the one for you. It delivers volume and when I say volume, I mean VOLUME. Thick, long lashes literally with the swish of your mascara wand. Apply one coat for an everyday look and two or three coats for mega lashes.
So those are my two MVP mascaras, what are the mascara products you cannot live without? Let me know in the comments!
Until Next Time!
Hey 20 Somethings!
So I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I get my make up to stay put, despite sweating while I’m on stage or wearing it for hours on end. Well, my secret is simple: setting powder and lots of setting spray.
Essence Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder:
I’ve used a lot of setting powders in the past, and some brands can cost between R400 and R500 for a setting powder. (ridiculous right?!) I used to pay this price until I discovered the Essence Stay All Day powder: available in compact or loose powder form. There’s nothing special about this product, I mean a setting powder is a setting powder. But why pay more when you can pay literally R64,95 for the compact powder (called “all about matte”) and R72,95 for the Stay All day Translucent fixing powder.
How I use it?
I use the fixing powder to bake my concealer especially under the eye to avoid those annoying lines that form after a few hours and around any other problem areas on my face (smile lines, T-section etc.) it can be applied using a kabuki brush of your choice.
Setting powder is great if you have a sweaty face like me- like legit if I’m hot, my face will tell you first. And it helps keep my make up on fleek while I’m performing as well. #grateful
NYX Matte Finishing Spray
If you have just one thing in your make up bag, let it be finishing spray, I never knew how much I needed this product till I started using it.
I use it when my make up is complete, four sprays to my face and I’m ready to go. I focus on each quarter of my face for each spray. I mean you could get away with one spray- but life is about excess.
Just make sure your mascara and liquid liner have dried before spraying this because it will leave mascara smudges if you do it before your mascara is ready.
For the affordable price of 164,95 it’s an easy addition to any make up bag!
Well those are the setting products I can’t live without? What brands are your fave? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time!
Hey 20 Somethings,
So I’ve decided to start a new blog series called “In My Make-Up Bag” where I will be writing about the make up items I cannot live without and go with me everywhere.
This week, I want to tell you about my favourite eyeliner duo. My Avon True colour liner in Blackest Black and my Essence Liquid Ink waterproof liner. These two liners complete every single make up look I do- I simply cannot live without it.
This liner I stumbled on when my mom’s friend gave me the make up she wasn’t using anymore, before I had never used Avon products. This one blew me away and when I finished my first one, I was desperate to replace it.
Why do I love it, you ask? Well, for starters the colour is out of this world, there’s no need to apply more than once and it lasts all day and all night – re-applications are a thing of the past. It doesn’t smudge or create black lines under my eyes like other liners have done in the past. I love it.
It’s great as an alternative to eye pencil users, it doesn’t need to be sharpened and it never fails to impress.
Essence Liquid Ink
I’ve been using this for years and have never changed to an alternative liquid liner. It’s affordable and most importantly – Waterproof. It’s application brush is extremely thin and flexible which overs a precise line for wined eyeliner looks.
As I am a performer, I needed a liner that wouldn’t smudge with sweat or run during a performance- and this one certainly lasts as long as I need it.
Try it, You won’t regret it!
What eyeliners are you using? Let us know in the comments.
Until next time,
Hey Guys! So above is my video review of the Sorbet Make Up Foundation Range.
I purchased the shade in SAND thats part of the Face First Range. It’s a Medium Coverage foundation that contains SPF 15 and a serum that fights any signs of ageing!
I am absolutely head-over-heels for this product as it has reached every expectation I had for it. It’s really light wearing on my skin, it spreads and applies easily, my application brush feels fluffy after use – which means the foundation doesn’t clump and ruin your brushes and it lasted me all night!
Very impressed with this product! Head over to your nearest Clicks and get yours for just R289! How ridiculously cheap is that?
Until next time!
I’ve always been a fan of Micellar water for make up removal. It’s gentle on the skin and has great beauty benefits. So when I found out that Nivea had released their own Micellar range, I had to join the party.
Shout out to Rubybox for sending me this awesome product.
Firstly. Can we talk about the size of the bottle?! It’s huge. This is definitely gonna last me a few months. I hate having to restock products that finish too soon, especially something I use as often as make up remover.
What makes this different from other Micellar products?
Well for starters, it’s a three in one product that can be used for cleansing, removing make up and toning your face. So essentially- this is the only product you need. I have the entire Perfect and Radiant range now (thanks to Rubybox you guys rock) and I find that this product fits in perfectly with my skincare routine.
Also it’s great for days when I’m feeling lazy about cleansing my face, I just dab some product in a cotton wool swob and give my face a refreshing cleanse (also, saving water! #beatdayzero)
It removes make up effortlessly. My waterproof make up wipes off without having to scrub the skin off my face.
I often struggled, with previous Micellar products, to remove my mascara. But this product removes mascara quick and painlessly.
The formula is enriched with Vitamin E which contributes to easy make up removal, Radiant skin and it also leaves the skin feeling incredibly nourished and smooth.
A 400ml bottle will cost you R99.99 at any Clicks and Dischem store nationwide.
I’m definitely switching to this product in future for my make up removal needs.
Have you tried it? What did you think?
Until next time!
It’s the 1st of March which means your favorite salon is launching their own Make Up line!
Yes lovelies, Sorbet has launched its own make up brand and I was there last night to preview it! So here’s what you need to know!
There are 28 foundation colours! So you’re bound to find your colour! Last night at the preview there were Make Up artists helping us all find our perfect match. The foundations come in three different packages, which includes a mousse foundation! Sorbet has really gone all out to ensure they are catering for everybody!
But you’re going to die when you see the rest of the range! Three new eyeshadow palettes, three new mascaras, an eyebrow kit, a beautiful range of lipsticks (including a matte range), cheek stamps, eyeliner- the list goes on and on.
Here are my favorite products from last night!
Glow and Tell
⁃ Fam! You will never need another highlighter again in your life. This gave my skin some major glow. I fell in love. I’ll definitely be rocking this highlighter all week.
⁃ This is a liquid brush and sponge cleanser. Gone are the days of having to mix your own brush cleaning solution. Just pop a little bit of this into a container and dip your brush- voila! Cleaning brushes has never been so easy.
⁃ This mascara is amazing. It has added fibers which give you longer lashes that are defined and ready to conquer the world.
So there you have it! Head to your nearest Clicks Store now and get your hands on the new Sorbet Make Up Range! Also, did I mention how adorable they are?
Hit us up in the comments and tell us what product you are most excited about!
Until next time!
Hi 20 Somethings!
So last week I was sent the newest item in the Labello lip care range: The Vanilla Buttercream Labello.
My first impression of this product is that it smells amazing, like good enough to eat. And that’s a big thing I look for in a lip product.
Using it this past week, I’ve realised that it’s long wearing. Which is great because you don’t have to constantly apply it. It contains Shea Butter and natural oils for that extra nourishment. It also doesn’t leave any colour on your lips.
Is it a groundbreaking product? I don’t think so. I used to love Labello, until I realised it was drying out my lips and basically making me crave it. And I found that this week, my lips were left dry, peeling and even bleeding. (Which hasn’t happened since I’ve changed to another brand)
So even though this product is better than other Labello products I have used in the past, if you suffer from dry lips, this is not the product for you. But if you need something that smells amazing and lasts forever, then try it out.
Until next time,
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I was literally the happiest girl on the planet when Rubybox sent me this amazing range from Rimmel. 12 amazing matte lip colours that promise long lasting wear (12 hours- HELLO!) and if that’s not enough for you, they’re also touch proof, waterproof and kiss proof! (Basically Life Proof)
I put this lip colour to the test, to make sure that it lives up to the hype. (I posted the “Tourture Test” to our Instagram page: @20SomethingsBlog) I wasn’t disappointed, the lipstick lasted over 13 hours with ONE APPLICATION! I ate, drank, kissed and the colour did not smudge or leave marks anywhere!
The colours are super pigmented and one coat of lipstick is all you need for a rocking 12 hour long look. With 12 colours to choose from, there’s definitely something for everyone in this range. The range came with a lovely set of nudes and nude pinks, which I got really excited about, because I’ve been on the hunt for a nude lip. Unfortunately none of the nudes in this range suit my skin tone. For my brown girls, you’re gonna wanna stick to the darker colours: Midnight, Plum This Show, Heartbeat, Fire Starter, Rose and Shine and maybe Pink Blink.
(Rimmel, if you’re reading this, brown girls need nudes too!)
The application is tricky, it’s quite thick and you need to be careful not to purse your lips while applying it because it creates unevenness in the colour and lines you don’t want. Once it’s dry though (2 mins max) you’re good to do whatever you wanna do with your lips. It’s lightweight and comfortable on your lips with a velvety matte finish.
At the end of the day this product is amazing and I’ll definitely be using it a lot in the near future. Let’s just hope Rimmel makes some nude colours for my skin tone, because I NEED IT!
If you wanna add this range to your collection, it’ll cost you R119.99 ONLY! OMG! #AffordableAF or if you want to win your own set, follow our Instagram account in November and lookout for our giveaway!
Until Next Time!