Review and Swatches: MAC, Inika, Nvey

Hey lovelies!

Did you all have a fabulous weekend? I spent my sunday morning doing makeup for a 21st birthday girl and several family members. I really enjoyed myself. I am getting more and more relaxed when I do makeup sessions now! It’s great as I am starting to become a lot more confident in using colour on my clients instead of sticking to basic black/grey smokey eye. My awesome aunt came along to photograph my makeup creations. Photos coming soon.

Anyways, let’s get started on what this post is actually about ha ha. Review time!

A couple of weeks back I went on a little makeup shopping spree he he. I bought lots of products for my upcoming makeup parties, plus I needed to add to my makeup kit for all my other makeup gigs. I shared photos of my hauls on Facebook via my Instagram so some of you may already know what I bought 🙂

Today I’m reviewing: 

  • MAC Paint Pot – Constructivist
  • Inika mineral mascara
  • Nvey Organic lipstick – 354
  • A brown shadow from 88 Warm Palette.

What is it?
Nvey Eco Makeup Lipstick in No. 354

They describe it as:
ECO Lipstick delivers vibrant and natural colour compositions. An organic Castor Oil base combined with soothing safflower, beeswax and Vitamin E provides antioxidant and nourishing properties for soft, smooth lips. 

Where to buy:
Nvey Eco online store.
B Kind Organic Beauty Bar through their online store or you can visit their store in Subiaco.

Overall opinion:
I LOVE this lipstick! What I love most is that it does NOT dry my lips out in the slightest. Finally a lipstick that doesn’t make my lips look dry and cracked by the end of the day 🙂 It has a lovely creamy texture and an opaque application.  Number 354 is a reddish plum colour, it makes for a great autumn lipstick actually and looks great paired with bronze/brown eyeshadow. It’s lasting power is pretty good too. I’ve been pairing it with a Morgan Annie lip gloss in Burgundy, which I’m reviewing next.


  • Product: 5/5
  • Price: At $29.95 these lipsticks are a little on the pricey side. 
  • Would I buy again? Most definitely!

What is it?
Morgan Annie mineral gloss in Burgundy.

They Describe it as:

For a bold lip gloss that lasts, the Mineral Gloss is shiny, creamy & can either be worn on its own, or over the Mineral Lippy to add that extra glow… perfect for the next night out.
Made in Australia.

Where to buy:
Morgan Annie online shop.


  • Product: 4/5
  • Price: At $36.00 these lip glosses are fairly pricey.
  • Would I buy again? Yes 🙂
Overall Opinion:
I really like this lip gloss. As mentioned in the description above, these glosses are really creamy! I like how it isn’t extremely glossy looking, it’s more of a matte gloss and it isn’t sticky at all! Hands up who hates having your lips stuck together by goopy gloss! yuck. ha ha. The only problem I really have is the price ha, I don’t really like to spend $36.00 on a lip gloss! But it is a good product and isn’t harmful to my body so I think it’s worth it. 

What is it?
MAC Paint Pot – Constructivist….with a dark brown from the 88 Palette.


They describe it as: 
A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners.

Where to buy it:
MAC online store (this is the Australian Store)
Myer (Perth City)


  • Product: 4/5
  • Price: $35.00
  • Would I buy again? YES! <3

Overall Opinion:
I love paint pots! Constructivist is my new favourite colour to create bronzy brown smokey eye! It’s such an awesome colour. A makeup artist at the MAC counter recommended I buy this colour and I am glad I listened to her. It really is a beautiful colour. It seems to look good with most eye colours, especially blue eyes. I used this as a base on sunday then put a dark purple over the top, it looked really nice 🙂

What is it?
Inika Mineral Mascara – Black

They describe it as:

Long, sexy, thick and natural lashes are now attainable with INIKA Mineral Mascara (8g). The pure mineral enriched formula is perfect for those with sensitive eyes. The “double-Z” brush has a revolutionary dual-function design, giving you the solution you’ve been looking for in natural mascara – thicker and fatter looking lashes. This advanced brush has a unique “Z” shape with two different edges – a lengthening edge as well as a volumising edge.

Where to buy it:
Inika online store 
B Kind Organic Beauty Bar – online or in store. 


  • Product: 3.5/5
  • Price: $39.00
  • Would I buy again? Probably 


Overall Opinion:
This is a really nice mascara. The Z-Brush is interesting, at first I didn’t like it but now I’ve figured out how to angle brush it works well. I like that it really is non clumping! Perks for this mascara is that it’s vegan and it’s not extremely runny or too flaky/dry like some mineral mascara’s can be. What I like to do is use the primer from my Morgan Annie mascara first then apply this mascara. $40 is a bit steep for a mascara in my opinion.

Ok so that’s my reviews for this post. I hope you find them helpful and informative. Let me know if you are going to or have tried these products. What are your thoughts on them? 

As I said earlier, I did a look using these products. 

Products used:

Morgan Annie Primer.
Morgan Annie mineral foundation – Light/Medium.
Zuii blush – Melon
MAC mineralised skin finish – Red head.

MAC paint pot – painterly as the primer.
MAC paint pot – Constructivist as a base on my lids.
88 Warm palette – dark brown over the top of Constructivist and under my lash line.
Barry M kohl pencil – White in the inner corners of my eyes.
Maybelline gel liner – Black, to line my water line.
Black from 88 Warm palette – used to intensify the crease.
Inika mascara – Black.

Nvey lipstick – No. 354
Morgan Annie lip gloss – Burgundy.

And that’s it! Please comment and share around!

Love you guys.


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  • Reply
    Belinda Radalj
    February 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I’m loving that burgundy lip gloss. I think you’ve just convinced me of my next purchase. Oh, and you look like Rooney Mara in that last photo 🙂  Gorgeous.

    • Reply
      February 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm

      yay! I love Rooney Mara :)…it is a great lip gloss. You are welcome to try out mine before buying! xx

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