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Rotorua: Makeup (Day 1)

By Balmainbeauty @BalmainBeauty
I've not posted in a while so I thought whilst I'm in Rotorua for the weekend that I'd get back into it with a two part post on the makeup I'm wearing.
I've bought limited product's with me but these are product's I wore today - minus moisturiser and I forgot to pack a face primer. 

I'll post Day 2 tomorrow evening, please stay tuned.

If you have any question's about these product's, please comment below.
I've seriously stepped up my use of #crueltyfree makeup and skincare (with the exception of NARS, who are owned by Shisheido) who aren't cruelty free. I didn't know about that until I'd bought a bunch of NARS stuff so I'll use them up and sadly won't repurchase (unless they change their policy).
Rotorua: Makeup (Day 1)
1) Australis Cosmetics: Eye PrimerA really good drugstore primer. It's easy to use, just use a little bit, it help's my oily eyelid's keep shadow on them a lot longer than without an eye primer. It's affordable too and you can buy it from Farmers and Kmart NZ.
2) Australis Cosmetics: Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder (Natural)
I'm almost out of this. I wear it everyday to set my foundation, it's affordable and I like the look of it on my face plus it help's my makeup to stay in place better than without one. I have 2 backup's!
3) ELF Blush Quad (Light)
Sorry but it's not yet available in NZ. My UK blogger friend Aaliyah sent it to me a few month's ago. I love it. I don't have many ELF product's but this is definitely my pick of the new ELF product's to launch (that I own), I'm sure there are more but I haven't tried anything else recently.
I'll try and keep and eye out on the NZ launch of this one and let you know when you can buy it. I've only used 1 shade so far but all 4 are pigmented so a little goes a long way. 
Sidenote: ELF is available at Kmart NZ and now also at The Warehouse.
4) Collection Cosmetics NZ: Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1
My favorite drugstore concealer. I started using it 5+ year's ago. I forgot how much I loved it. When I heard Collection was launching exclusively at Countdown I bought 2 and this is my second one. I need to go back for more. Trust me when I tell you this Concealer is the Shizz!
5) Furless Cosmetics: Eyeshadow Brush
I just bought one brush from the Purple Power Brushset (all the other's were washed yesterday and they didn't dry in time for me to pack them). I definitely should've washed them day's ago.😕 
Firstly, I like that Furless are Australian and secondly their product's are Vegan and Cruelty Free. Their brushes are super soft, keep their shape, don't shed, clean easily, blend or apply nicely and are affordable. I have 2 purple power brushsets and I swear by the quality. If you'd like to check them out go to:
6) Tarte Cosmetics: Amazonian Clay BB Cream
This is a 9ml sample and I wanted to bring it along because I like the coverage and it's travel-friendly. It's gives me good coverage and it's got a slight illuminating quality to it. I definitely need to buy the full size but I'm putting it off until the Spring (it's Winter atm).
7) NARS: Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
If you've followed me for a while you'll recall I'm not a frequent #redlip girl. This year I'm stepping out of my comfort zone of pink's and peaches and going bolder. 
This is one of 2 NARS lip pencil's I've been wearing lately. I have Taylor Swift's love of a red lip to thank for me deciding to try it. It's so beautiful. The other one I've been wearing is 413 BLKR.
8) NP Set: Pretty Presto Palette
I wanted to bring along a travel-friendly palette. This one cost me $10 a few month's ago. It has 2 eye shadows that are glittery but I'm a magpie for glitter and I liked the shade's plus it also comes with a peach coloured blush (also glittery), a mini mascara and a lipgloss. I like the shadow's and blush and the gloss but I've not yet tried the mascara. This was my first NP Set palette and I love it. I'm definitely going to checkout more of the product's in the future.
If you'd like swatches of anything, please leave a comment and I'll do a swatch post next week (when I'm back at home).
Are you embracing a bold lip this Winter or are you more of a Smokey Eye, Natural Lip Girl? What are your favorite Winter lip shade's and/or eyeshadow's?
Note: This post isn't Sponsored. All product's were bought with my own money and my opinions are 100% honest.

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