I was going to post all about my three night getaway to the Granite Belt today but I’ve had a rather busy and social week since I returned and haven’t yet had a chance to sort through the heaps of photos I took, so it will have to wait till another time. Instead, I’m sharing some fab new cosmetic finds with you.
I received some money for my birthday in May and decided to use some of it to purchase some cosmetics that have had me intrigued for some time. You know those things you see ads for and you hover over the BUY NOW button and sometimes even add to cart but then abort mission mostly because you think you’re being a bit too frivolous. Well, I decided to finally bite the bullet, follow through, and give a few things that have interested me a go!
There are two items that I have loved enough to want to share in a post. I will buy them again for sure, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
If I’m at home (and I’m home a lot), I don’t wear make-up so these are mostly only used for when I’m going out. Sometimes though, when at home I might use the concealer, without any follow up foundation or any other make-up, as a ‘pick-me-up’ if I’m having a blotchy and dark circles under my eyes kinda day. Amazing how such a simple thing can perk you up and make a big difference to your day!
Before I start, I need to let you know that this is NOT a sponsored post. I bought these products and I’m writing about them because I genuinely love them!
So here they are …
Runway Room is the Australian made and owned cosmetic label by Alex Fevola.
I’ve been blown away by this product and it takes a lot to blow me away! This is beautifully light and creamy and so effective! It doesn’t collect in your fine lines and look cakey, pasty or blah. It’s fantastic at covering the dark circles under your eyes and to neutralise the skin tone on your face. I apply it under my eyes, on my eyelids and then wherever I feel is a bit blotchy or red on my face. Then I apply my foundation. You can always apply touch ups after foundation too, if you feel you need it. I have never used a concealer as good as this one ever before in my life. I love it!
By the way – this arrived on my doorstep super quick after ordering it – even during these Covid times where there can be some major postage delivery time hold ups!
Remember Trinny from the fashion advising duo ‘Trinny and Susannah‘ who did the show ‘What Not to Wear’? Well she now has her own cosmetic line – ‘Trinny London’. There is a Trinny London Australian site (buy in Aussie $ with free shipping when spending more than $150).
Now there’s no denying that this product is pure indulgence but ladies I think we’re worth it! This truly IS a miracle blur. It helps with self esteem and what’s wrong with that? You can apply it wherever you feel you need it. Lip lines around the mouth? Apply it there. Lines around the eyes? Apply it there. Acne scars? Apply it there. It is like skin putty and softens the area where you apply it. OMG – what a product! It’s not exactly cheap so my plan is to save it for those special occasions when I want to look my best and could do with a little confidence and self-esteem boost.
This arrived pretty quickly after ordering (despite these current times), beautifully packaged and you get a bonus cute little zipped makeup pouch in the yellow and silver Trinny London colours (seen in images above). I use this in my handbag to hold a few little make up items for if I need some touch ups whilst out and about. What a lovely surprise!
Here’s the official video about the product by Trinny.
And here’s a less official video about the product by Trinny (below).
So there you go. These two little pots of magic are big winners in my books. They’ve levelled up my makeup routine and I feel so much better for it.
Interestingly, most of my adult life I have not really been into skin care and make up. I’ve always loved my foundation to cover flaws and even out my skin tone of course but never really been madly interested in make-up. I’ve used skin care on and off over the years but was never loyally devoted to regular skin care. These days though, as the signs of ageing set in, I’m putting more effort into these things and by doing so it makes me feel better.
I like to use skin care products to help ‘preserve’ and ‘enhance’ what I can, and specifically to help me achieve a dewy, hydrated and healthy looking complexion. I use makeup that makes me feel better about myself because I realise how important feeling good about myself is to my self esteem. I believe that anything that gives us a little boost in self esteem is a good thing for us ladies in midlife, don’t you agree?
Ciao for now,