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{Nerd Face}

Well this is awkward. My name is Rema and this is my face. I thought it fitting to do a ‘deer in headlights’ expression because well that’s how I feel without make up on. Now that I’ve gotten naked in front of you it’s only fair I tell you more.

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{Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer – $22.99 available in February}

Just before Christmas I attended the Garnier spring releases event and was oh so impressed with the line up. Saying that, the most exciting part of making my rounds though the new products was playing with this little number. So much so that I actually starting applying it on to my face in copious amounts despite the rotating crowd.

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{The product before rubbing it in}

It wasn’t the first time I’d seen colour changing technology in a make up base but it was the first time I’d seen one get so accurate and best of all, sooo glowing. Yes it’s an anti-aging product and I’m coming up to 25-years old but it’s this year I started to see the fine lines come in for the first time and I’d rather start embracing that journey ASAP.

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{The product after rubbing it in!}

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{The product applied}

It happens to me every weekend. I’m scouring my make up drawers for a base that’s light enough to feel like moisturizer but not heavy enough to make my face feel congested. Even my BB creams weren’t cutting it – they all felt too heavy.

The thing I absolutely love the most about the this product is how lightweight it feels and how the product colour adjusts to make my skin look warmer as opposed to ashy, like most colour-adjusters have done in the past.

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{I’m human!}

Not sure If you can tell in the pictures but the Ultra Lift Transformer instantly lifts and brightens your skin tone but also offers long term anti-aging benefits to smooth out wrinkles and reduce dark spots (thanks to the vitamin E, Pro-retinol and firming peptides).

Slap on a bit of Vasanti’s Lip and Cheek pod in Candelight on my lips and cheeks and my easy weekend look is a breeze to apply. If you want the the chance to win one of FIFTY of these gems then enter my giveaway below! 

Have any questions? Ask away below, I won’t be offended and would be happy to answer! Oh, and in these photos I was also wearing a CC eye cream that had some brightening particles in it.

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maybelline the buffs

{Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs}

I’m not one to rant and rave and review an entire collection of products without a particular story in mind but this lipstick collection just had to take centre stage. Despite my intitial hesitations about the nude collection to precede, I’m so impressed…

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{Good enough to eat…}

You know me. I hate nudes.  I very rarely wear nudes cuz I’m a bold girl all the way but since I’ve started making more effort with eye shadow, I’ve been becoming more accepting.

Then the Maybelline Buffs collection happened and I’m all over it.

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{High pigment creams}

A collection of high-pigment, caramel, vanilla and berry, creamy lipsticks that offer the second edition to last year’s Colour Sensational Vivids. If you’ve followed the blog since then you’ll know I was so mad about those lipsticks I wore them all through Fashion Week…

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{The swatches}

While I do love all of these colours I obviously can’t pull them all off – I’d rather not look washed out. The nudes offer a range of colours to suit a variety of skin tones and for my olive (okay now grey/yellow) complexion I prefer the caramel/berry tones.

From left to right:

Stormy Sahara

Truffle Tease

Untainted Spice

Nude Lust

Bare All

Blushing Beige

Maple Kiss

Espresso Exposed

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs Collection

{Color Sensational – $9.99 each at mass retailers}

These three shades below are my favourites:

Maybelline The Buffs Stormy Sahara Swatch 

{Stormy Sahara}

Maybelline The Buffs Untainted Spice Swatch

{Untainted Spice}

Maybelline The Buffs Espresso Exposed Swatch

{Espresso Exposed}

Which shade do you want to eat/try the most?

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