WA Beauty Product Review: Morgan Annie Mineral Chubbi & Mineral Lippy.

I’ve been a big fan of the Clinique Lip Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Balm ($35) since they first came out and regularly sport the watermelon colour. When I spotted a similar product produced by mineral brand Morgan Annie, I jumped at the opportunity to combine my mineral make up passion with my lip gloss addiction.

One of the best things for me about Morgan Annie is that it’s a local brand. Albany mum-of-two Kylie Apostoles created the brand after years of experience in the hair and beauty industry. It started with the lip products and has grown to include a full mineral make up range.

The Mineral Chubbi Lippy ($42) is a combination of a moisturising lipstick in a pencil packaging. Unlike a pencil product, they are far more like a lipstick in application and texture but have the pencil-like bonus of long-lasting wear. I tried two colours, soft pink and nude pink, and loved both. I’m already starting to sharpen the soft pink to get more out of it.

I also tried the Perfect Pink Mineral Lipstick ($39.95) and yet again, it suits my complexion perfectly. It’s so rare for me to find “that” shade of pink as they’re either too harsh, too pale or too mumsy. I think the difference here is that the Morgan Annie range enhances your natural colours rather than dominating them with an entirely new shade.

The more opportunities I have to try mineral products, the more I’m sold. I’m addicted to my Inika and Youngblood products already, but I’m making space in my bathroom cabinet for local star Morgan Annie if these luscious lippies are anything to go by.

Morgan Annie products are available at the following places:

Morgan Annie online store
Other retail stockists

Are you into mineral products? What brand and product have converted you?

Review by Lisa O’neill, Freelance Journalist & mineral makeup convert.

Be well,


Product Review: Dermalogica’s Winter Skin Savers!

Winter. Arch nemesis of the skin. Ruler of the dry patches. Creator of sensitivity. All round bad guy. Every winter it’s the same thing. I have a shower, cleanse my face and once im out my skin feels tight and sore. I then tone and moisturise only to still have the same symptoms. It’s a never ending battle and frankly I’m over it. However there is light at the end of the dry tunnel, a brand whose cape is blowing in the wind, a brand ready to step in and defeat winter…. its name, is Dermalogica.

I have been using three products from the Dermalogica range over the last two weeks. Using them in my daily (this is the key ladies, no slacking off!) routine has created the soft supple skin I yearn for in winter. I’m going to give you the hard out facts now, as I know I can lose some people when I start droning on about the technical side of skin care.

♥ Miracle Prod Number One: Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster.

This little sucker has wonderful ingredients in it like Raspberry, honey and flower extracts, all aimed at calming and soothing your skin. This little bottle of wonder is a concentrated, oil-free liquid, which you can pop onto your skin after toning and before moisturising. It’s kind of like a serum buuuuutt it’s not. Go easy on this one, only a few drops will do. After application my skin feels less tight and itchy. We are on our way to beating winter!

♥ Second wonderful product: Dermalogica Barrier Repair.

A waterless moisturiser that contains Oat and botanical actives, vitamins C, E and a million other wonderful ingredients. This moisturiser comes out of the tube clear, and goes on silky and matte. As its name suggests it forms a barrier between the big bad Winter and your skin. As it does have a matte finish, I like to pop a light weight moisturiser over the top.

♥ The third Winter fighting product: Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Masque.

This mask is for extremely dehydrated and prematurely aging skin. Sounds drastic, but that dry feeling you get after the shower? That’s your skin prematurely aging. To combat this, the mask contains Evening Primrose Oil and vitamins A and B. I loved this mask, it’s thick, creamy and oh so nourishing. I also popped a little of the Soothing Booster on before applying it just to give it a helping hand.

So there you are, three wonderful products all assisting you in the fight against Winter skin. With these three powers combined, you WILL beat the Winter beast and come out with soft, glowing skin. Cue superhero music!

Just a side note:
*If you are worried about congesting your skin with these extra prodz, just pop a scrub into your shower routine twice a week and don’t forget to cleanse!

Review by Jacqui, blogger, makeup artist and winter skin sufferer!