Hi everyone! If you are also in Australia I hope you are surviving the heat. It is forecast to be 44C in Adelaide tomorrow (that’s 111F) and it is expected to continue like that for several days. Usually it doesn’t get this hot till February, so I am concerned about how hot it may get in the coming weeks… Here in South Australia, the humidity is typically very low, so it is a dry heat. This means that it can feel much hotter here than it does in more tropical locations, despite the forecasted temperature being the same! The sun is so strong – I feel like being a hermit!
At this time of year I am always very grateful for electricity and air conditioning. I am also so glad I bit the bullet and updated my car, so I now have working aircon in there too thank goodness (in typical traffic it can take me up to 45 minutes one way to get to work, so keeping cool in the car is really important!).
As you may know, I have been a long time fan of Prestige Cosmetics’ Skin Loving Minerals mineral face powder. (I have been using it for around 3 years now!)
So, I was stoked when I was asked to try out some of their newest products!
I’ve now had a chance to play with most of them (“most” will make sense in a minute!) and my verdict is in…
What did I try out?
I had the pleasure of being able to try two of the Total Intensity Eyeshadows* (RRP $18.99 AUD each), and two of the Total Intensity Eyeliners* (RRP $14.95 AUD each).
You will notice there’s a foundation in there – that’s the Skin Nude Foundation*.
It felt really nice on the skin, but unfortunately the 02 Nude Natural shade is too dark for me as you can see in the swatches below (first image in natural daylight, second with flash):
As a result, I can’t say much about the foundation other than it does feel nice on the skin and appears to have light coverage. It felt cool on my skin and did not crease or look too shiny either (darn it, I would’ve loved to have tried it out at work to see how it performed over a full day!).
How did I go with the eyeshadows?
I was really keen to see how the Total Intensity Eyeshadows would look when applied, particularly 04 Hocus Pocus. (They are duo-chrome shadows which means the colour is multidimensional and can appear different depending on how it is applied.)As you can see in the pan, it appears to be a dark metallic like blue with a lot of shimmer.
When on the skin, however, it is actually a deep brown! This surprised me but I do like my browns:
02 Crave is a nice gold shade that would work with a range of different colours and skin tones. What you see is pretty much what you get with this one; it sure is pretty!
Here’s one of the looks I created using the shadows. Sorry about the untidy right brow – I find that I fall into the trap of grooming my brows before I sort my fringe out and of course that messes the brows up again! I should really do them last lol!
I have found the shadows to be pigmented, easily buildable, and easy to work into day or night looks. I haven’t tried them wet but I think Hocus Pocus would look awesome applied that way!
I’m now keen to try out some of the other shades in the range – there are a total of 8! The packaging is also nice; the square containers are stackable and have embossed lettering in black and white on the top, which is a nice touch.
Beautiful rating 10/10: quality 5/5, value 5/5. A little goes a long way.
Let’s not forget the liners!
The Total Intensity Eyeliners apply smoothly but unfortunately the tip of the 03 Daring Green broke clean off when I started swatching. This may have been due to the weather as it was a hot day when I took these photos:
I found them to be relatively easy to blend BUT they are hard to remove if you don’t use proper makeup remover (yep, sometimes I am lazy!). This makes sense because they are designed to last up to 10 hours! I would recommend Neutrogena’s eye makeup remover; it’s been my go to for the past year or so now.
There are also 8 shades available in the liners – we are spoiled for choice!
Beautiful rating 8/10: quality 4/5, value 4/5. (Points lost for tip breakage on first usage.)
In Australia, you can find Prestige Cosmetics at selected Priceline stores and online.
Do you use Prestige Cosmetics products?
What do you think of the colours I’ve tried out here?
*Products were kindly provided to me by PR. Views are my own;
I did not receive any monetary compensation.