In 2015, I’ve had the wonderful experience of visiting Australia and living there for 2 months! I was there during the winter time when the cold weather was a welcome change from Manila’s scorching summer heat! I stayed in Sydney and I seriously had a blast! I did a lot of sight seeing, eating and catching up with my best friend and some friends who I haven’t seen in a long time! Being the beauty-obsessed girl that I am, I definitely didn’t pass up on Australian beauty products! Some of my favorite beauty gurus on YouTube are Aussies (hey Lauren Curtis, Chloe Morello, Dani Mansutti & Crystal Conte!) so I already had a little knowledge of some Australian beauty brands.
I hoarded quite a bit of stuff while I was there. Haha! I really enjoyed browsing through Mecca Cosmetica, Sephora, Myer and Priceline! Some of the items were a bit pricey but I found some gems that I seriously fell in love with! Today, I’ll be sharing with you my top 5 Australian beauty finds! Surprisingly, all of them are from the drugstore!
The NATIO Mineral Pressed Powder Bronzer in Sunswept has been my go-to bronzer for months now! I have been using it every day since I got it to bronze up my face and I haven’t hit pan on it yet! This bronzer is pigmented with just the right amount of shimmer in it. It is also very smooth and blendable! I love how it comes in a big compact and that it has a huge mirror in it as well!
I didn’t really intend to get the Australis AC ON TOUR Contouring and Highlighting Kit. A friend of mine requested that I get one for her but when I saw this palette at Priceline, I knew that I also had to get one for myself! If my memory serves me well, this palette only costs $16 which is amazing considering that you’re getting 3 contour and 3 highlight shades that are nicely pigmented! This palette is great if you want to start practicing with contouring or if you’re already a pro! The only thing that I don’t like about this palette is that it doesn’t come with a mirror.
Since I was there during the winter time, my lips got really dry and it’s skin started peeling off. I got the Lucas Papaw Ointment for my lips because I have read about it in a blog post before. This ointment is just magic! I use it on my lips to prevent it from getting dry or chapped. Apparently, you can use this ointment for burns, cuts, wounds, insect bites and diaper rashes as well!
The Models Prefer Moisture Lust Lip Tints are awesome! They come in a variety of colors and finishes! These lippies are so smooth and easy to apply on the lips! They are very pigmented and leave a nice tint to the lips as it wears out throughout the day.
If you’ve been watching Lauren Curtis for quite some time, you’d know that the Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder is one of her favorite products! This powder is so finely milled that it doesn’t cake throughout the day! My face doesn’t oil up as much whenever I use this powder to set my base which is amazing for someone with oily skin like me! I also like to use this powder to bake under my eyes because it makes my under eye area look bright!
If you’re going to Australia for a holiday, make sure to check out these products! If you happen to live in Australia, then you’re so lucky that these products are readily available to you!