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Top 4 Budget Lipsticks for Every Girl

One of the things about working in beauty marketing is that gradually, over time, one-new-product-in-the-cabinet-at-a-time, you begin to develop a slight obsession with make-up. Prior to starting this job, I had the same stock-standard beauty routine that I did day in, day out. If I was going out at night, I’d add false lashes, boom, done.

However now, I’m all about micellar water/strobing/graphic liner/highlighting/contouring, etc, etc. And having tried nearly all the drugstore/pharmacy brands of cosmetics, I wanted to share with you my top 4 budget lipsticks that I can’t get enough of.

I don’t wear lipstick every day, but I think everyone should have at least one great nude, pink, red and dark shade that always makes them feel good. One of my friends told me her secret to always looking fresh, even when she’s absolutely exhausted, is just popping on a bright lip – instant colour!

Here are my picks:


Face of Australia Lip Quench in Lychee Crush

This is the perfect pale shade of peachy/pink. If you want something light, girly and that looks excellent on most skin tones, I think this is a winner. The formula is genuinely moisturising and feels great on. At under $10, it’s also one of the most purse-friendly beauty purchases you can make.


Rimmel Apocalips Matte Velvet in Meteoric Matte

I can’t tell you how many compliments I get when I wear this shade. It’s extremely on-trend for this winter, with dark berries and plums being everywhere, but it’s not as intimidating as some of the extremely dark shades on the market. I love the consistency and the brush makes it super easy to apply. I also find this shade makes teeth look whiter, who doesn’t want that?


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Audacious

Chubby sticks are so in this year and I can see why. Moisturising and smooth to glide on, the pigment isn’t as strong as some of the other formulas, but it lets you build it up to whatever you like. When it comes to reds, I like them to be more on the orange side – anything mandarin or tangerine is for me. I think orange-based reds are much cooler, younger and less serious.


Maybelline NY Colour Sensational Vivid in Fuchsia Flash

You can probably tell I have a thing for bold and bright. So Maybelline’s “Vivids” range is definitely for me. Though this is more a summer shade, I think it works beautifully all-year round to add a pop of colour to a black outfit. Luma Cosmetics by Jess Hart also does a fantastic bright pink!



I art directed and also starred screamed in British India’s latest video clip for their song “Blinded”. You can check out the finished clip here. Super proud of everyone’s amazing work and hope you enjoy.


I understand that this blog is beginning to sound like a Brag Book, where I’m literally only talking about my work achievements. So on that note, I’ve been included in Kickstart’s 30 Under 30 in the Fashion category, which is all kinds of weird awesomeness that I don’t really feel qualified for but shhhh, let’s keep that on the DL.



I’ve been pretty MIA from the land of blogging for the last few months, preferring to enjoy getting lost in other people’s worlds for the time being and frankly, being too busy with work-related writing commitments to even feel like sifting through my brain to try and jot down my thoughts. This week is an exciting one though, as the magazine I have poured countless hours into has finally hit stores.


Long time no post, but just wanted to quickly share the new video clip by British India for “Plastic Souvenirs” that I helped film and produce. It’s my favourite song off their album ‘Controller’ and was a lot of fun to shoot.