Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Homegrown beauty for the perfect photo finish

I am VERY excited about the new Australis makeup range, Paparazzi Perfect, due to hit beauty counters nationwide on April 1st. As a just-graduated-on-a-first-year-PR-chic-salary, I am a huge fan of Australian made, affordable cosmetics and Australis have really turned it on in recent years. Now they've come up with a range promising to make you look like Erin Wasson in photos! Ok, maybe I added that last bit, but hey a girl can hope.

With the babelish Tahyna Tozzi coming on board as the first ever brand ambassador in 2009, there was a noticeable shift in emphasis to trend based, quality products (which is exactly what I’m after). The Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick was one of the first products that really got me hooked; with SPF 15 and essential jojoba, evening primrose and avocado oils starring on the ingredient list, this is an extremely comfortable wear lipstick that lasts for hours and boasts a gorgeous assortment of colours. My (and my friend Katie’s) personal favourite is an ultra flattering nude shade called Mambo. I’m also a sucker for 90s cranberry coloured lips, so Boogie Woogie – a deep plum shade is another winner in my big brown eyes.

Above: Brand Ambassador Tahyna Tozzi, Below: Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick available from Target, Priceline, Big W and Kmart RRP: $12.95

But back to the new prods! I did a little research and stole borrowed these pics from Cherie's blog The Daily Gloss on Primped, from the Paparazzi Perfect launch held in Sydney last week for the beauty editors. The range consists of Paparazzi Perfect blush, eyeshadow, foundation and tinted moisturiser.

Images courtesy of PRIMPED. Above: Paparazzi Perfect Eyeshadow RRP: $15.95, Below: Paparazzi Perfect Tinted Moisturiser also RRP:$15.95
I can't wait to get my grubby little mitts on the eyeshadows which look simply delightful with their diamond pattern. Available in four palettes: Snap Attack, Totally Busted, Frock & Roll and A-Lister Sister. The tinted moisturiser also looks to be a real gem, promising to feature light-reflecting properties combined with sapphire and pearl powder to create a sheer complexion that corrects imperfections (we all need help in that department from time to time). This will be available in two shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.

So what's the verdict beauties? Will you be stocking up come April 1st?


  1. I'm interested to try the tinted moisturiser ... currently using the Dove one in "Honey" but it's a bit dark and the lighter colour is too pale! It's annoying a lot of these brands only put out two shade options, hope Australis' colours are a better match for me. - From Grumpy gal!

  2. Dear Grumpy Girl,

    (Jessica is this you? haha)

    Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser SPF20 comes in a range of colours and stays nice and matte - the low spf means you should still apply a facial sunscreen before use though! This prods a bit exy but really, really good.