If you're from Australia or read a lot of Australian beauty blogs then you would have heard about some of the great new products from Australis. A lot of beauties are hyping up the AC On Tour Contour & Highlighting Kit (seen here) as it's the drugstore/budget alternative to the Anastasia Contour Kit. There are 3 powder highlight colours and 3 powder contour colours.
But for me the unsung hero has to be the AC/ME metallic foil finish eyeshadows. They're a cream shadow that has a similar texture to the Maybelline Bouncy Blush.
I bought these at the Priceline near my parents house when I was visiting. I was in a HUGE hurry and didn't get to swatch them so I picked up two of the colours based on the colour I could see in the packaging.
"Plum Diddy" (top swatch) is a gorgeous plum with brown undertones. It has glitter in it, but it's not overpowering.
I've found when I use this on my eyes, it becomes more chocolatey black the more layers that I do.
"Bronzonce" is a stunning rose gold shadow that really lives up to the "foil" claim.
The first day I wore them, I applied it with my Rae Morris Creme Shadow Shader (brush 8.5) instead of my fingers. I've found that the "Bronzonce" has more of a impact and I don't need to build it up as much as "Plum Diddy."
Because it's a "wet" formula, I ended up having my mascara smudge around my eyes.
The next day that I used "Bronzonce," I set it with a powder eyeshadow. I used "Chopper" from the Naked 2 palette as they are very similar colours. I have also used "Half Baked" from the Naked 2 palette to set it too. This worked so much better and I didn't feel like my eyes were greasy or wet since the powder helped set it. If you have oily eyelids I would suggest setting these with either a eye primer or powder shadow.
I haven't used a powder to set "Plum Diddy" as I need to go through my eyeshadows and find a similar colour to set it.
The final colour available is called "Jay Zed" which looks like a golden shade with a khaki undertone. I tried to buy it from Priceline yesterday, but the store near my work had 3 of them... which were all testers!! I'll try again on Monday to pick it up.
At only $7.95 each, they're inexpensive enough to get all 3 colours!
Also available in the AC/ME range are 3 nail polishes (see here) and 3 Velourlips (see here).
Have you been able to pick up any of the AC/ME products? I'm hoping to pick up the contour kit for a Christmas giveaway but am struggling to find it :(
PS Both Priceline and Big W currently have a free clutch GWP when you spend $15 or more on Australis products.
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