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Sew is Life is written by E. It is a little space of blogging bliss inspired by art, design, craft, fashion, beauty and wellness. Based in Perth, Western Australia. Read about the daily ramblings of me being a mother of three and wife to an amazing creative man. The second me makes fresh skincare at SELF Organics. These are my stories sewn together with love.


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It has been constantly storming this past week in Perth, and the weather is so darn glum. I want Spring to hurry up and get its butt into gear so I can enjoy stepping on my tiled floors again with my bare feet.

Before I freeze, I am excited to share a make up look I experimented with the other day. With Spring in mind, I went with a fresh-faced look that was inspired by Korean girls and their dewy, radiant skin and bright eyes. Just Google ‘YesStyle models’ and you know what I mean! Those girls are simply gorgeous, their skin is bright and flawless looking.

And here I am, trying to imitate that flawlessness with my flaky Winter and pigmented skin…however the results turned out better than expected with the base I was working with. Please keep reading on to see how I achieved this overall look.

Here are the products I used:

From left:

Etude House Golden Ratio in Pink Glow 

Gorgeous Cosmetics First Base Primer

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Nude 150

Benefit Shimmer Powder in Powder Puff

Bloom Eyebrow Duo in Brown

Loreal Contour Kohl in White

Etude House Jelly Lips in JK004 

CK One Gloss Eyecolour in 800 Ultra

Maybelline Master Precise in Black

Benefit helps me turn up the shimmer!


CK One Eyecolour Gloss is super shiny too, it helped to enlarge the appearance of the eyes. I didn’t have to be a pro-blender, I just drew over half the lid and under the lash line and tear duct.

The Jelly lips packaging is girly and cute and look at the Etude House logo stamped on the lipstick! 

Oops forgot to add that I used Maybelline’s Falsies mascara in Black. It helps to separate and extend my naturally short lashes. I used the white liner on my bottom waterline which really opens up the eye and makes it appear larger.

Here is a close up of the lipstick, goes on sheer and adds a subtle orange to the lips. It is moisturising too, similar to a gloss but not as sticky.

As you can tell, I’m loving the new Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Nude 150, it is the perfect match for my fair skin with a yellow undertone.

Plus it is so light it really does feel like I am not wearing any makeup at all! The coverage is pretty light so it won’t cover up your scars or pigmentation however it does a good job of getting rid of any redness …

(I did a recent video review on Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, and you can view it here)

Then I added a slightly winged-eye look and Benefit’s Powder Puff Shimmer over the apples of my cheek. And topped it off with a dab of Etude House’s Golden Ratio in the key ‘shadowy’ areas to accentuate the natural contours of the face.

I would be happy to wear this look daily, it is perfect for ‘Spring time’ picnic, a walk in the park, to a garden party or anywhere really. Also a soft and natural look like this is also great for Wedding makeup. You need only add false lashes to intensify the eyes and smokey shadow to the lids.

What did you like about this make up look? Would it be something you would like to try?

Have a Fantabulous Friday!

E x

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PINK? It has never been my choice of lip shade, but lately I have given it a chance. I decide to try out the new Revlon Colourbust Lip Butters because I found it in my local pharmacy on special at 30% off. The lipstick RRP is $21.95 but I scored mine for around AUD$15! What a bargain! 

The packaging is so cute and feminine and the lipstick tube cover matches the colour of the lip shade. It reminds me of a padded boudoir or the pattern you find on fishnet stockings. It has a clear window up the top, to keep an eye on how much you have left. Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters come in 20 shades, so you can find you favourite colour or try out a new one!


Cute packaging

I heard great reviews already on the Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter and that enticed me to join in and review it for myself. I chose the shade ‘Lollipop’, a bright pink fuchsia. The reason why I don’t wear bright pink on my lips is because I am well….a shy girl. Bright pink screams “look at me!” “I’m a sex kitten” or “I’m a total extrovert!”. My current collection of lippies consist of natural and nude shades…but I have been in the mood for a burst of colour.

Colour swatch on the back of my hand

Plus bright pink lips are so much more fun to wear during Winter, it helps amp up the darker wardrobe. And it makes you look refreshed, ‘bubbly’ and playful. 

I like the fact that the Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters contain natural ingredients such as mango, shea and coconut butters. It really makes the formula so creamy and buttery! When applied to the lips it feels instantly moisturised and it just slides on so smoothly. It leaves a slight shine on the lips, as if you have applied a layer of lip gloss but it doesn’t make you look too OTT on the ‘goo-ish’ factor. The staying power of the shade ‘Lollipop’ is amazing, after 3 hours there is hardly any fading. And even with eating and drinking, the colour seems to stay on the lips. The appearance is more sheer than matte. 

Colour swatch on lips

On a scale of 1-5, I would have to rate this lipstick a 3.5 out of 5.

I’m very satisfied with the new Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters, so this will be sitting in my handbag for touch ups all Winter.

What lip shade haven’t you tried but wouldn’t mind giving a go?

E x

*This review was 100% my own opinion. I was not paid or compensated for writing this review. Products were bought by myself .