Brought to you by Nuffnang and Australia Post
This week’s beauty post is supported by Australia Post, although not in the way you might expect ie. nothing to do with sending things through the post, although I do buy some things online. But, it is relevant, I promise. Big and well known Australia Post is offering 20% off car insurance, if you sign up online before 30th June. This means you can save money on something boring-but-important and spend that saving on something to treat yourself with. You can find it here.
(Personally, I wish I had heard of this before April, as that is when we pay our yearly car insurance (ouch) and of course our honeymoon was spendy fun (double ouch) and, frankly, I would love to change from who we are with for insurance – and 20% off would have been absolutely welcomed.)
I have bought what is, at least for me, quite a lot of new makeup since April, and would love to have more cash to splash on it all. I had been planning on checking out a Laura Mercier foundation, but decided it would be better, at the moment, to go with a more wallet-friendly one instead. I was, also, going to post about a different product today, but I am so happy with my most recent makeup purchase that I want to share it right away, because it’s a new foundation – Match Perfection by Rimmel, in shade 010 Light Porcelain – and good foundations are hard to find!
The last one I was using (Covergirl) was good, but mine went off – it would separate in the bottle and I’d mix it back together and it would separate again almost straight away. (It was getting a bit old, and it had been put through a brutal summer, so I can’t really blame it for needing to be retired.) As much as I like trying new products, I do like to finish one thing before replacing it, but this time it was reasonable, obviously.
I bought it last Friday at Priceline and have been trying it out since, and so far I love it. The texture is amazing, it goes on smoothly and gives great coverage, and is a BRILLIANT colour. It’s less yellow than I usually use, but it doesn’t have that unflattering (on me) pink base either. It’s so pale, I am surprised – and chuffed – that a cheaper brand has it. It lasts all day and evening, doesn’t get dry or lumpy, hasn’t caused any skin complaints, and basically is just ticking all my foundation boxes. The only thing I’ve yet to try is wearing it over my sunscreen, because although it has an SPF18 I like to wear my SPF30 too. But so far, super chuffed. As in love this stuff! Highly recommend, especially if like me you find it hard to find paler foundations.