Reviews: Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour mascara, Avon’s new Skin So Soft Fusions body moisturiser and MAC x Brooke Shields Cream Colour Base

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Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour mascara, R129,95, selected Clicks.

I haven’t tried loads of Bourjois mascaras but can’t think of any that have ever stood out. That is until I tried new Push Up Volume Glamour. It promises ‘uplifting volume without clumps’ and that’s exactly what it delivers.

Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour mascara

It’s formula is pretty waxy, but ‘wet’ – so you can slap on a thick glob of mascara, but then ‘stroke it out’ to ensure each lash is coated but separated. The overall effect it creates is ‘neat’ and voluminous; a look that I love.


Avon Skin So Soft Fusions Soft & Nourish Dual Softening body moisturiser, price TBA.

I recently given a box of  Avon and Justine goodies (so expect more reviews coming shortly) and one of the stand outs was Avon’s new Soft & Nourish body lotion. It’s chockfull of hydrating glycerine, contains a bit of urea and a dash of  jojoba and sweet almond oil.

Avon Skin So Soft
Avon Skin So Soft Fusions Soft & Nourish Dual Softening Body Moisturiser

Personally, I like it because it feels great on your skin – almost like an ‘oil-infused lotion’, if that makes sense, so it leaves your bod with a lovely sheen. In a way, it reminds me a bit of Justine’s Tissue Oil body butters which is one of my favourite body hydrators hands down.

Scent-wise, I can’t put my finger on what it smells like but it’s a clean-smelling ‘demure’ green-floral. Something like lily of the valley or sweet pea. Either way, it’s not going to interfere with your perfume.

MAC x Brooke Shields Cream Colour Base in Cherished, R420.

MAC’s most recent celeb collaboration is with Brooke Shields. Remember her? I haven’t seen her do much of anything lately (although in all fairness, I don’t own a TV) but I still love her to itty bitty pieces. She’ll always be the beautiful girl in The Blue Lagoon. My sister and I used to loooove that movie to bits and watched it over and over again until the tape wore out. To date, I’m still terrified of walking in water where I can’t see ‘the bottom’ due to a fear of stepping on a poisonous stone fish. Ermigggaddd!

Brooke Shields. Still gorgeous after all of these years.
Brooke Shields, the original ‘bold brow’ beauty icon and still gorgeous after all of these years.

But ja, geting back to MAC… the Brooke Shields’ collection’s packaged very differently to any other MAC goodies I’ve seen – lots of grey plastic and orange, which makes me think of Hugo Boss In Motion, the brands’ sportiest male cologne. The overall ‘vibe’ is lots of lovely, flattering neutrals accented by pretty pops of berry, pink and coral for your lips.

I was given the Cream Colour Base in Cherished; two versatile cream colours (a bright pinky coral and dusty plum) that can be used as either a lippie or cheek colour.

Wearing the pinky-coral on my cheeks and the plum one on my lips.
Wearing the pinky-coral on my cheeks and the plum one on my lips.

I found both colours were super easy to blend out on your cheeks and did a great job of creating a lovely ‘lit from within’ glow. It didn’t work as well on my lips through as it did that thing where it separated and went ‘liney’. The plum shade, however, makes for a lovely lip colour in that it ‘covers’ well, lasts for ages and doesn’t feel ‘dry’, which is often the case with lip-cheek 2-in-1 colours.

To check out the full collection – and shop online – visit MAC’s local website over here.

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