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VAMFF 2014 Backstage Runway 4

VAMFF 2014

Hi everyone!! Thursday night I had the pleasure of going backstage at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF), checking out all the glamorous hair and makeup for runway 4.

VAMFF 2014

VAMFF 2014

Credit: L’Oréal Professionnel

Runway 4 hair was effortless hair waves. Hair director for runway 4 was Brad Ngata and he shares his advice for creating his beautiful look:

The hair for show has opposing textures and a playful relaxed movement at the back and also a strict part in the front. The different textures are positioned in a way so that when the girls are walking down the catwalk, you get this beautiful high shine visible at the front and dry matte texture through the waves at the back – uptown in the front and downtown in the back.

It was my first experience being backstage at a fashion show and boyyy was it fun!! I was there backstage just watching how models, MUA and hairstylist prep for the show. A truly unbelievable experience by just being there. Here are some photos I took when I was lurking around backstage.

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Outside the pier, L’Oreal has set up a boutique where you can go in and get a personalised makeup consultation done for free. I got one done and it was pretty nifty. The MUA sat me down and we went through every single makeup product from foundation to lip sticks that matched my skin tone. The products are then recorded into a small booklet or you can choose for it to be emailed to you. I’ve discovered a few L’Oreal base products I want to try now!!

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If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen me post this hunky photo up :).
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I didn’t attend any runways this time but loved reading and looking at what next seasons outfits will be. The guests were also dressed very fashionable and I felt like a bit of a hobo being around the crowd haha! This is it for VAMFF for me, I wished I had more time to attend another one or two more backstage events. It was an amazing experience and thanks to L’Oréal Professionnel for inviting me along.

Did you attend any VAMFF runways?

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation Review + Photos & Swatches

L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation Review
I was heaps excited when I saw L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation at Target US. I’ve read so many reviews on how awesome this product is. I’ve been using it for a month and thought it was time to write a L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation review. Many people claim that is this a dupe of the Armani Maestro Foundation, I wouldn’t have a clue as I haven’t tried the Maestro myself but they are both owned by the same company so it could be.

Get the ultimate un-makeup look with Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 18. Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish. This foundation is so amazingly lightweight it’s like wearing no makeup at all! Just shake and apply – it’s magic!

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L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder is a liquid powder foundation. The foundation comes in a 27ml slim rectangular glass bottle and costs around $12.99USD. I picked up shade 320 Natural Beige which is a shade too dark for me but during summer it’s fine. I bought mine from Target and they didn’t have any testers available so I was just guesstimating my shade hence why it’s not an exact match.

The best part about this foundation? It feels as though I’m not wearing anything at all and it provides a natural semi matte finish. Apply some foundation, add blush and you’re ready to go. It doesn’t require any powder!! The coverage is light, so if you’re after something to hide blemishes then this is not for you. Also, if you have dry skin, I wouldn’t advise using this unless you exfoliate beforehand. It accentuates dry patches and makes it look 10x as worse. If you have good skin, this would be perfect for you. Ever since I changed my skin care routine, my skin has been kinda good to me. So I’ve been using this every second day and it makes my skin look and feel fresh and natural.

I use my fingers to apply this foundation as recommended by L’Oreal. They don’t advise using sponges or brushes. This contains Octinoxate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 18 and does provide minimal sun protection.

The only downside is the packaging. It looks awesome in the glass bottle but when it comes to applying, I end up pouring too much onto my hands and because the consistency is quite watery, it ends up dripping off my hand. It would be cool if they had a pump.

Have you tried L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation and what did you think?

L’Oreal Shine Caresse

Happy Saturday everyone!! Woke up extra early to blog today, which is rather unusual for me! Today I have a review of the L’Oreal Shine Caresse in Bella 604. The lovely Ling from The Best Beauty Blog was in Hong Kong a couple of months ago and she helped me get it.

According to L’Oreal:

the unique formula comprised of 30% water and 60% oil provides an exceptionally high level of moisture, allowing for 6hr hydration. Concentrated soluble colour pigments create a subtle wet look with a weightless feeling on lips.

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When I first saw the packaging, I thought wow this is fancy stuff for a drugstore product. The packaging is a slim metallic plastic casing. It was a bit of a pain to take photos of it. I had to carefully position the camera so I wouldn’t get my own reflection on there.

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The applicator is tear shaped, great for getting around the cupids bow and hard to get to places. The texture of the product is a watery gel like consistency.L'Oreal Colour Caresse Shine

Here’s a photo of the shine on my hand. The colour is on the sheer side but I don’t mind since I’m not into bright colours (doesn’t look nice on my thick lips).
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When the shine comes off, it does leave a light stain. I found that when you first apply it, it’s quite hydrating but as the day progresses it starts to get a bit drying. Sometimes I would put on lip balm before I apply the Shine Caresse but I found that the stain doesn’t really work that well. So the dilemma I have is “have slightly drier lips or moisturise and have less lip stain?” I know, I definitely want another colour but haven’t decided which one yet. I’m pretty sure these are available in Australia now, so check them out!

Have you tried L’Oreal Shine Caresse? What did you think?

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