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I recently picked up the L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Matte Foundation (named the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in other countries).

This wasn’t due for release in Australia until July but Target were a little sneaky and had stock out. I’d seen great reviews on YouTube about this foundation and even though it’s not targeted at my skin type thought I might give it a try. The foundation retails in Australia for $29.95 and you get 35ml of product for that (pretty good considering most foundations are only 30ml).

See my video below to see what I thought about the foundation –

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Top 5 Red Lipsticks YouTube Video

Red Lipstick is one of my favourite makeup items to wear, so here I have condensed it down to my top 5 picks. You’ll notice a theme running through my picks that they are all matte, but I personally think red lipstick suits the matte formula more. There are some at the lower end price point and some at the higher so hopefully something for everyone.

Boy, it was hard but I think I managed to pick a good bunch.¬†Have a watch of my video below & subscribe if you’d like to see more!

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I managed to visit the brand new Sephora store in Sydney today and while I didn’t buy a lot I thought i’d make this video to show what I did get and give you a bit of info on the store. There are a few other items I picked up as well that i’ve thrown into this video as well.

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If you live in Australia you’d know the amount we pay for MAC makeup is ridiculous, especially considering how much cheaper it is in the States. I decided to do this little haul as a birthday present to myself (or from my dogs, which is how I justified it).

I used a mail forwarding company called Ship It To and they were fantastic! You don’t actually pay them any fee’s (I think they may be included in the shipping price though). They have multiple US addresses you can ship your products to, and they give you a huge range of shipping options once your package reaches the warehouse and they all vary in price.

The process was so smooth and easy that i’ll definitely be using them in the future with my other purchases, they also provide an assisted shopping service as well for stores that don’t accept Australian payments (cough cough Sephora).

Now to get to the MAC online store, even if you put maccosmetics.com it will default to the .au Australian store, when it does this just delete the .au and you’ll be in the US site. As for payment options I actually used my PayPal account and added in the US address given to me by Shipito so I had no issues with them not accepting my payment. ¬†Also it’s free shipping from MAC to the US address so you don’t need to worry about that as an additional cost.

My goodies!

I picked up a 15 pan palette & insert, 5 eyeshadows from top – Satin Taupe, All That Glitters, Patina, Soft Brown, Wedge, 3 lipsticks – Rebel, Patisserie, Impassioned (finally!!). I also received a free mini sample of the Zoom Lash Mascara.

The Savings… I’m sure this is the bit you’re most interested to hear about right? This is a breakdown of the cost in US dollars along with a conversion, and the Australian prices.

PRODUCT$US PRICE$AUD PRICE
MAC Pro Palette Large$8.00$30.00
MAC Pro Palette Eyeshadow x 15 Insert $2.00$15.00
MAC Eyeshadow Pro Palette Refill Pan - All That Glitters$10.00$26.00
MAC Eyeshadow Pro Palette Refill Pan - Soft Brown$10.00$26.00
MAC Eyeshadow Pro Palette Refill Pan - Patina
$10.00$26.00
MAC Eyeshadow Pro Palette Refill Pan - Wedge$10.00$26.00
MAC Eyeshadow Pro Palette Refill Pan - Satin Taupe$10.00$26.00
MAC Lipstick - Patisserie$16.00$36.00
MAC Lipstick - Rebel$16.00$36.00
MAC Lipstick - Impassioned$16.00$36.00
US SALES TAX$7.68NIL
Shipping to Australia via Shipito$38.83FREE
TOTAL$154.51USD$309.00AUD
CONVERSION TO $AUD$181.48AUD (approx)$309.00AUD

That’s a whopping total savings of $127.52!

Keep in mind $ conversions etc are at the time of me writing this post and may change at any time. However, i’m sure you can see the benefit.

I’m sure i’ll still visit the MAC counters here to swatch goodies and occasionally buy the one off product but I think seeing how great the savings are ordering from the US it’s how i’ll be doing my shopping from now on.

I also did a quick video on YouTube showing my haul if you’d like to have a squizz at that as well.

 

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It was that time of the year again, Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo time! This time in a new location (while the original Sydney Convention Center is being demolished and rebuilt).

This years expo was a little smaller then previous years but had many of the same stands that I enjoy visiting every year. This year, I had one main thing I needed to buy… A new beauty blender! I managed to pick that up (actually a duo back, and only for $28.95! Woot!) along with a few other goodies. If you’d like to see the goodies in action andexactly what I bought you can watch my video below.’

Big thanks to Maxted Thomas for giving me a pass to this event.

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