Sunday, May 22, 2011

Product line review: Australis Paparazzi Pefect HD line!

Australis Paparazzi Perfect HD - Fear the flash no more!
Put a stop to bad photos and look flawless in any light with the Australis Paparazzi Perfect HD line.

As a long time user of Australis makeup (10 or so years)  I love when they come out with new products, so this time was no exception. 

 Being a close follower of their facebook fan page I was well aware something was in the works before Paparazzi Perfect was released.  When it was released I was so excited and was expecting a new big display at my local Radius Pharmacy and was promptly disgusted when these products were just simply shoved in willy nilly with the rest of their products. Not to bother I still had to try them!

First off I have to mention the packaging,I am in love love LOVE! The compacts for the eyeshadows and blush are sleek and shiny black but still have a funky look with their trademark hot pink,shiny labelling. Even my husband who(I’ll admit was a little tipsy at the time!) picked up my eyeshadow palette and another one of my palettes(I think it was an E.l.f one which is just matte black with no stand out labelling) and said    “Now if I was a woman,I would look at this (holidng up Australis)over this(holding up e.l.f compact). It looks nice and stands out”. The compacts of the blush and eyeshadow also have large and very useable mirrors which is always a bonus!
 The foundation bottle while simple looks very elegant and again I will say sleek. The tinted moisturiser just comes in a squeeze tube but looks nice all the same. Anyway enough of my ramblings, I am proud as punch to present my review of  these fantastic new products!

Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Foundation

What is it The intelligent mix of High Definition balancing pigments with their amazing light reflecting properties creates flawless even skin perfection under any light. Combined with White Sapphire soft focus pigments, skin tone appears smooth, and imperfections are corrected. Vitamin E and calendula oil assist to moisturise and soothe the skin.

Why we love it Fear the camera flash no more! A flawless, smooth complexion is achieved in any light. It provides a medium to heavy coverage with a subtly dewy finish. 
(Above is from the Australis Wesbite) 

To be honest, I was not expecting to like this foundation. The claims seemed too good to be true. Also its only medium coverage, now for me I usually love my full coverage foundations so light to medium usually isn’t my bag

I have to say I’m ashamed of myself because this foundation is AMAZING! Since I started using it I haven’t touched my other foundations, not my Revlon, not my Maybelline not even my Australis Stay Put foundation which is my usual go to foundation!

This covered all my flaws and it truly does blur my imperfections. I even managed to go without concealer and just used a little extra foundation around the areas I need that little bit extra.

I found this foundation easily blend able (and love using my Australis Foundation brush to apply it), its ultra light on the skin and I don’t look like I’m wearing foundation when I put it on! It’s like my skin, only better, it survives a good 8-10 hours and while I don’t get snapped by the paps on a regular basis , I have noticed a more flawless look in photos! I have to say I have found my perfect foundation!

There are 5 shades Nude, Natural Beige, Natural Fawn, Natural Tan and Golden Tan. I have Natural Beige and find it has quite pink undertone but as I have not swatched any other colours I’m unsure if this is a trend throughout the foundation line. It retails for $24.00 and for the quality of the foundation you are really getting a great deal!

Paparazzi Perfect High Definition Tinted moisturiser

What is it Light reflecting properties, combined with White Sapphire and Pearl Powder creates a sheer complexion that corrects imperfections. Formulation contains Vitamin E and calendula oil to moisturise and soothe the skin, while White Sapphire soft focus pigments blur out imperfections and provide a subtle glow. A lightweight formula, allowing the skin to breath comfortably. 

Why we love it An ultra moisturising formula that evens out complexion while at the same time provides a lightweight tinted coverage. Fear the camera flash no more! A flawless, smooth complexion is achieved in any light. 
(Above is from the Australis Wesbite) 

I am not a fan of tinted moisturisers, I’ve always found them gimmicky and they only seem to work for people with good skin. I do not like going out without some form of coverage whether it be a full face of foundation or mineral powder.
It came in a cute squeeze tube, I don’t know why but I have a thing about squeeze tubes!

I found this gave me a little bit of coverage but I looked like I wearing nothing at all but my skin looked good!  My pores were a little more hidden, I had a hint of colour and the redness and broken capillaries in my skin were less noticeable. I have started using this on the days that I cannot be bothered applying makeup but do feel I need some colour added to my skin and my imperfections reduced without a full face of foundation. It comes in two shades Light-Medium and Medium-Dark and retails for $18.90

Paparazzi Perfect HD Eyeshadow

What is it Silky pearlescent 5 pan eyeshadows that create endless combinations and effects. Eyeshadows are formulated with light reflecting photocromatic pigments and enriched with Jojoba and Grape seed oil for smooth and hydrated lids for that just applied glow.

Why we love it A smooth silky formula that glides easily onto the eyelids with intense colour payoff. Shades are highly pigmented with a soft pearlescent finish.
(Above is from the Australis Wesbite) 

When it comes to eye shadow I am very fussy because my eyes naturally stand out, so if a product looks awful on my eyes, people notice!
I have the palette “Totally Busted”

These eye shadows rock! They are 5 pan palettes with some intensely pigmented shades. Also the styling of the palette unique.
There are 4 different palettes and I think no matter what your eye colour there is a palette that will help bring out your eye colour.

The shades from left to right are

-A-Lister Sister
Pearlescent shades of bright orange, light gold, deep plum, brown and charcoal
-Frock & Roll
Pearlescent shades of coral pink, medium grey, cool grey, charcoal, deep red
-Snap Attack
Pearlescent shades of charcoal, light cream, light orange, light beige and light brown
-Totally Busted
Pearlescent shades of dark grey, light grey, pink, deep purple and light peach

They claim to be pearlescent; I think they are quite shimmery without being OTT. You don’t need to use a hell of a lot of product and they are easily blendable.  The only downside is if you try to apply too much you get quite a bit of fall out which is hard to remove if you have already applied concealer and foundation. They have very little creasing(I love using these in conjunction with Australis Eyeshadow Primer),and they last ALL DAY. I give 2 thumbs up for long wearing, pretty eyes!
These awesome palettes retail for only $19.90

Paparazzi Perfect HD Blush

What is it Perfectly blended multi-coloured blush that allows for customised shades to suit any complexion. Formulated with light reflecting and balancing photochromatic pigments that assist to create instant camera ready photos. Pigment is high in Mica content providing intense colour payoff. The blush is enriched with Jojoba and Grape seed oil to lock in skin moisture and soothe the skin.

Why we love it A smooth feel with intense colour payoff that provides an instant glow that highlights and contours cheeks. The marbled effect allows shades to be customised to suit individual complexion. 
(Above is from the Australis Wesbite)

I love blush so to see a complimentary blush in this range was awesome. I have the shade Flash It

These blushes are funky to look at, they claim to look marbled, to me they look like someone took the product in a liquid form, splashed a couple of colours together and it dried into a blush, which I love!

I was a little disappointed with how intensely shimmery my blush was, while I expect blushes to be a bit shimmery, this was insanely so. While it isn’t a bad thing, I do prefer more matte blushes. In saying so I do like this blush.

Like the eyeshadows, this blush is highly pigmented ,long wearing and a little goes along way. It gives my cheeks a nice colour and healthy glow. I also use a smaller brush and swirl it in the beige and use it as a highlight on my cheekbones as it’s the perfect colour.

There are 4 blush options(left to right)

- Poser
Blend of cream, medium brown and dark brown
-Shoot to thrill
Blend of bright pink, light pink and coral pink
-Screen Siren
Blend of light brown, peach and a light plum
-Flash it
Blend of beige, pink and brown

As you can see the colours are gorgeous! This retails for only $18.90

Overall Opinion
Australis have outdone themselves with this line! They have created a fabulous line with claims their products live up to! All the products in the Paparazzi Perfect HD line are high quality while still very affordable. I give this line a Simply Stunningly Gorgeous rating of 9 and a half out of 10!

Here is my full Australis Face using some Paparazzi perfect products!
Products used:Australis Primer,Paparazzi Perfect HD foundation(as foundation and concealer), Australis eyeshadow primer, Paparazzi Perfect eyeshadow palette in totally busted,Paparazzi Perfect Blush in Flash it, Australis intensifeye liquid eyeliner in black shimmer, Australis Lash TLC in black curling and Australis colour inject mineral lipstick in flamenco finished with Australis finishing spritz

The following are some products I think are very complimentary to the Paparazzi Perfect HD line

Make-Up finishing spritz
I love,love,love this spritz! I apply this after my make up. It helps your look last longer and if you use mid way through the day it revives your make up,keeping it looking fresh and less tired
RRP $21.00

Lash TLC
My all time favourite mascara. Comes in two forms, Blackest Black and Black Curling. Please read my previous review for more info
RRP $18.00

Eyeshadow Primer
This colourless eyeshadow primer provides the perfect base for eyeshadows and helps prevent creasing. I use this all the time and is my new favourite eyeshadow primer
RRP $16.50

Please note: All opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone. I am not paid by any company to review products.

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