August 6, 2011

Kit Cosmetics Viva La Color

Thursday afternoon I was booked. To where? Kit Cosmetics at Myer Brisbane City was having a Makeover Makeup Event! From 12 - 7pm and I was kindly being invited to have a complimentary session at 2pm to check out their new range of Viva La Color cosmetics.




I was greeted by Sophia who was a Kit Make Up Artist from Sydney who would be doing the makeover on me. However, first we must cleanse and prep the skin. After all, what's a painting without a clean canvas?

For your information, I came in bare faced.

Mario Badescu was a clear choice for the skincare preparation since I myself am a fan of his products and wanted to try more of the range. Samantha was the skincare expert (she told me she was a beauty therapist before she worked with Kit!) and she used:



- Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Which contains Papaya Extracts and Alpha Hydroxy Acids
- Mario Badescu Flower & Tonic Mask
Which contains Gardenia Flower Extract
- Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion (Toner)
Which contains Aloe, Seaweed and Citrus Extracts
- Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser
Which contains Lactic Acid and Carnation Oil

My skin was left feeling hydrated, nourished and refreshed! I likey!

Moving onto the makeup - Sophia wanted to try a pop of colour on my lips and just something natural yet different on the eyes. I did mention that I like the contoured cheeks (LOL! You know me..)
Starting with Kit Mineral liquid foundation in Medium - this foundation has an interesting texture of mousse and cream that finishes to a powder! Its coverage is medium, I'd say, and is buildable to a full coverage.

Here’s a look of what happened…

IMG-20110804-00724The table where all the “makeover chairs” are…


The work table…

So here's a list of the products used:
- Kit Cosmetics New mineral liquid powder foundation in Medium
- Kit Cosmetics mineral powder (a tiny bit to set Tzone area)
- Kit Cosmetics New Limited Edition Mineral Matte Bronzer
- Kit Cosmetics mineral blush in Peachy Keen
- Kit Cosmetics lipstick in Freedom Fighter
- Kit Cosmetics lipgloss in Got It Going On

- Kit Cosmetics Limited Edition Long Live Colour Makeup Palette (shades #2 Orange & #1 Brown)
- Smashbox Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Midnight Black (pretty good, stayed put till the night I had to remove)
- Kit Cosmetics Eyelash Curler
- Mascara (which I really didn't like, I might add because it did not hold my curl and made my lashes clumped together so it looked like I got patchy eyelashes – but it could be due to its nonwaterproof formula - and it did smear and smudge – gah! )

And what’s me gotta do but to love these brushes… I want them all! The colours…! Ah!


I even managed to take a quick swatch of the lipsticks…


From L-R: Show Stopper (Viva La Pink), Freedom Fighter (Viva La Coral), Viva La Rose, Viva La Berry

Sadly the lipstick shade that I wanted was out of stock (the one put on my lips during the makeover – Freedom Fighter the Viva La Coral) so I got the next closest shade – Show Stopper (which was a hot pink rather than a hot coral however the coral turned out to be on the pink side on my lips anyway)

Quick snap before the sun goes down… me wearing Freedom Fighter (which somehow looked hot pink rather than coral that it's meant to be - I blame my pigmented lips but whatevs)


I think I quite like the liquid foundation finish and might consider it next time, however I came home with these two - which I know I will use in my kit! (Pun intended)


Kit Cosmetics Mineral Blush in Peachy Keen (Made in Australia)
Kit Cosmetics Lipstick in Show Stopper (Made in USA)

At the moment, they’re having a Limited Edition set of the lipstick and the lipgloss for only $29.95. The lipstick itself costs $24.95 so if you think about it, that set is very reasonable and a nice one! However, I am in no need of another lipgloss so I gave that a miss. However, if you’re looking for an idea for gift or even for yourself, I’d recommend checking this out…


Overall I enjoyed the makeover and I liked how I didn't come out with thick bushy brows and tanned face - believe me, it's happened before – total failure. The highlight in this collection to me personally would be the brushes and the palette. If you would to get just one thing, probably check out the palette, as it is a handy one. Lips, blushes, eyeshadows all in one! The nail polishes look nice too but I didn’t get a chance to play around with them.
Lipglosses – ... unless you’re in need of a new lipgloss
Lipsticks - well... They are nice colours but I think they're dupeable...
Hopefully this gives you an insight into what Kit Cosmetics makeup range has to offer. I must say it was the first time I had tried the makeup products and I'm pleasantly surprised.

I really like how Kit Cosmetics has its area lit with these candles… gives it a warm, relaxing sort of atmosphere…

Have you tried any of Kit Cosmetics?

Any thoughts?



All images were taken with my own trusty Blackberry – no images are to be used without permission.

The makeover service and products were provided courtesy of Kit Cosmetics, I am not affiliated to the brand and not paid to review. All opinions are 100% my own.


Adeline said...

Show Stopper is absolute love!!!!!!

Rose said...

Show Stopper looks gorgeous on you!

SilhouetteScreams said...

Neeeeed Show Stopper!

Haute_Style said...

I love a bright lip on my Dana!! ^.^

Got_Takoyaki said...

Oh that sounds like fun! the lippy looks so good on you =) where did you get the bad makeover? xD

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