Thursday, June 25, 2015

Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder Review

It has been a long time since I have been able to find a affordable face powder that does everything I want it to and finally I have found it, the Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder!

I must say the name of this 'matte and mattifying' made me want to try it. It is what I am looking for in a powder that it is matte, mattifying and looks good on the skin.

The Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying powder comes in a small round compact with a screw off lid. I personally like the flip top opening packaging as it is easier to use and carry around.

I have the lightest shade Classic Ivory which is a great match for my fair/pale skin. Usually I can't find shades light enough for my skin but this one is just right which I love.

The powder is a light silky powder that feels lightweight on the skin and does mattify the skin without looking heavy. It gives sheer, smooth coverage that covers the skin well. It does wear about six hours before needing a touch up, which is pretty good for an affordable powder.

I would really recommend this powder for anyone that is looking to set their foundation to create a smooth finish to their look.

I bought this at Priceline and is available at department stores. It retails for $11.95aud

What is your favourite powder at the moment?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

DanniiBeauty's favourite foundations for fair/pale skin (2015)

Today I wanted to tell you about my favourite foundations for my fair/pale skin. I love foundation and wear it everyday. I like full coverage foundation for the working week because I usually apply it at 7am and need it to last at least 12 hours.
These foundations have been on my rotation for the last 12 months. It depends on my skin on the day as to which one I will usually wear.
My skin type is combination and I have redness and uneven skintone. I always set my makeup with powder and because of my fair/pale skin I always buy the lightest shade in foundations.

So we will start with the foundations as pictured above left to right

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous foundation in 810 - this is definitely a fantastic full coverage foundation. This covers really well and wears all day for 12 hours.This one I wear a lot. I do wish that the 805 shade was still around because that was better suited to my fair skin, but I can still get away with wearing 810.

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in 105 - this is a beautiful foundation that I wear usually on the weekend when I went good coverage for a few hours. This one I would say is light to medium coverage and lasts a few hours and I set it with a powder. The shade is a perfect match for my fair skin.

Max Factor Skin Luminizer foundation in light ivory - this is a pretty luminous foundation with light to medium coverage. This covers redness well and is great as a base too. I wear this on days where I want lighter coverage. The shade is a great match for my fair skin

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H - this is a beautiful luxurious foundation that is a must have if you are looking for a high end foundation that is full coverage, matte finish and wears all day. This is great for days where my skin is playing up and has a lot of redness and breakouts because it will cover them well and won't budge all day.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for face and body - this is full matte coverage. I love using this on my breakouts only for those days where they are really red and playing up, because this will cover them all up really well. This can be worn all day but its best applied with a beauty blender because it definitely does look like you are wearing makeup with this one. Definitely great to have and use a concealer rather than all over the face.

Bourjois Healthy Mix in 50 - this is a beautiful foundation for a nice glowy finish on the skin. This is medium coverage that I like to use in the warmer months. The shade is right for my fair skin.

Revlon Colourstay foundation in Buff - This one is a great full coverage matte foundation that lasts all day. Its a affordable version of a lot of high end foudations. Definitely a great one for those days where I want flawless makeup look. Matches my skintone very well.

So there you have it my favourite foundations at the moment that match my fair/pale skintone.
( usually the lightest shade)

Here I am wearing Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in 810
There are so many other foundations that I would like to wear however they don't come in my shade.

What is your favourite foundation?

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lust Have It May beauty box review (and special offer!)

I love beauty boxes! They are such a great concept and fun to receive. This month is the May Lust Have It beauty box, which contains eight products  - a mixture of makeup, hair and skincare. Most of these I have never heard of which makes the box interesting.

A closer look at the products:

I've never heard of the brand Soak so this is exciting to try, there are three deluxe sample sizes one is the skin booster body lotion, hair shine shampoo and hair revive conditioner.

Next up is Coconut Revolution Coconut deluxe sample hand cream, another brand I have never tried or heard of.
The LonVitalite 24K Active Golden Yulan Oil Facial Mask is interesting, these masks have appeared in beauty boxes before and are great.

I didn't know that LonVitalite had eye masks so I am very excited to try these.

Another product I have never heard of is the full size HOLA seaweed moisturizing mask. This one is to be kept in the fridge, would be great for the summer time.

And last of all is a full size makeup product the Bloom foundation stick which I have never used before.

I think this was overall a great box with decent size samples and some interesting products to try. I love receiving a beauty box every month it is so exciting to receive products to try and not knowing what you will get makes it extra special. It's a great treat or would make a lovely present for someone.

The Lust Have It boxes are delivered monthly for $19.95 and if you enter the code DANNII1 you can get $5 off your first box. Check out the Lust Have It website here

Check out other reviews I have done on Lust Have it boxes here

Tell me which beauty boxes you like to receive?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser Review

This is a product that I bought simply because the packaging appealed to me. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturizer comes in a pretty blue jar that stood out to me and I really wanted to try.
Neutrogena says: NEUTROGENA Hydroboost Water gel has a refreshing, silky gel formula that’s doubles your skin's moisture in just 1 hour. With innovative Progressive Release System, this intense moisturiser continuously releases moisture for a full 24 hours. Its light-weight gel cream formula with Hyaluronic Acid and Olive Extract doubles your moisture levels in just 1 hour, for soft and supple skin with a healthy looking, radiant glow.
*Dermatologist tested
*Allergy tested
*Oil free
This really does what it says it will and that is - that it will provide hydration to the skin! As soon as you put it on the gel like consistency feels so cool, nice and smooth on the skin and is quickly absorbed within a few minutes, leaving the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
It is not heavy and can be used morning and night. When my skin feels dry or just needs hydration this is a great affordable product to use. It is a simple product that gives my combination skin type great results.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a moisturizer that will make their skin instantly smooth and soft.
It is available in Priceline and Chemist Warehouse for $24.95aud. There are other products in the 'hydro boost' line such as the night moisturizer and eye cream.
Have you tried this moisturizer?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran Review

If you're looking for a good exfoliant cleanser, then you need to try the Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran. It really is amazing and you realize this as soon as you use it.

I like a good exfoliator that I can feel is making a difference and this definitely will do that for your skin.

The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran has 12% glycolic acid which is great for acne/blemish skin to remove impurities and exfoliate dead skin cells.

Alpha-H says: Known as “Microdermabrasion in a tube”; this facial scrub doesnt dry out or damage your skin with any abrasive exfoliants but delivers a new freshness to your skin. Left on the surface, a build up of lifeless skin cells can slow down the skins renewal cycle, leaving your complexion dull and rough. Micro Cleanse restores radiance by unveiling the skin trapped beneath the surface. The micro beads are finely milled to be round for gentler buffing action and the Cucumber Extract provides post-cleanse skin brightening. A beauty essential, which helps to treat skin-texture imperfections, pigmentation, acne, enlarged and decongested pores and the signs of sun damage.

Dual action exfoliation scrub
Invigorating, stimulating and anti-bacterial properties
Deeply cleans blocked pores, stubborn dead skin build up and viscous oil
Smoothes the skins appearance by softening fine lines, pigmented areas and a dull complexion
Reduces pore size, congestion, blackhead and other blemishes
Removing surface layers, encourages a faster result from further use of active ingredients by promoting faster and deeper penetration into the skins layers


The product has a thick creamy consistency with cleansing particles that you can feel on the skin. I use it for about a minute circulating it on my face. It smells like peppermint and has a cooling effect on the skin.

This is great if you want a deep exfoliation that will leave your skin feeling smooth and polished. I use this once or twice a week. It has also reduced the redness on my skin and reduces the appearance of pores.

Definitely a product I recommend if you are looking for a exfoliator that will really work. The Alpha-H Micro Cleanse with Glycolic Acid and Rice Bran is available from

What is your favourite exfoliator?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths Review

We all know about the fantastic Cetaphil Oily Skin cleanser that I love right?! If not you can check out the review here. Now Cetaphil have released the new Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths to remove makeup.

Cetaphil says: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths will leave skin feeling fresh and clean - without drying out or disturbing skin's natural pH balance.
* Convenient, pre-moistened - perfect for when you're on the go
* Ultra soft and gentle
* Thoroughly removes makeup and dirt, leaving skin clean, refreshed and balanced
* Mild, soap-free formula cleanses without irritation - it won't strip skin of its natural protective oils or emollients
* Moisturizes without leaving residue that can clog pores
* Fragrance-free and ophthalmologist tested


These are definitely fantastic cleansing cloths, they remove all makeup and leave the skin feeling soft. They are easy to use, feel soft on the skin when removing the makeup and they don't irritate the skin. The packaging is great as it keeps the cloths moist with the resealable lid. They can be used on the eyes too.
I would definitely recommend these as they are great for sensitive skin and will leave your skin feeling soft, clean and all your makeup removed.
Have you tried these makeup remover cloths?


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque Review

A face mask is always good to use at least once a week. I look forward to the weekend when I can use a face mask on Sunday night getting my skin ready for the week ahead.

So lately I have been trying the Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque and I am loving it. It is a clay mask which I love and my skin loves too!

Kiehl's says: This deep-pore cleansing masque may be used for normal to oily skin types to help eliminate debris and dead surface skin-cell accumulation that can clog pores and leave skin dull-looking. Helps eliminate surface impurities and toxins from the skin. After use, skin appears more refined with visibly minimized pores.

Amazonian White Clay helps purify and detoxify the skin. This clay is known to remove bacteria, toxins and excess oil and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores.  
Bentonite - Natural, absorbent clay.
Oat Kernel Flour - Known to aid in the absorption of surface oil.   
Aloe Barbadensis - From the Aloe Vera plant; known for its soothing effect.

The ingredients in this mask are amazing calming, soothing and oil absorbing.  It is easy to apply, a layer over the skin and then you let it sit on your skin for 10 minutes and then wipe off with a wet towel and pat dry.

It instantly gives smoother, cleaner skin and helps to unclog pores. The formula is a nice, thick cream-like texture that sits on the skin well and is not harsh at all. I love this -  you really do feel it doing wonders for the skin. It comes in a 125ml tub and retails for $36.00aud.
The masque is a permanent product in the Kiehls range and in honor of Earth day this month (22nd April) Kiehl's is relaunching  its eco-loyalty recycling loyalty program  For decades, Kiehl’s has supported initiatives that preserve and protect the environment. Kiehl’s will be promoting its recycling effort that upholds the company’s longstanding commitment to the environment - Recycle and Be Rewarded Eco-Loyalty Program.
Bring in one empty Kiehl’s product and receive 1 stamp. The more stamps, the more you are rewarded! Bring in 3 empties and receive a free Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, collect 5 stamps and receive a free Crème De Corps (75ml) and 10 stamps will get you a free full sized Ultra Facial Cream!

Have you tried this masque?

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