Can you believe it’s nearly the dawn of a new decade? I know everyone says this every year, but honestly, where did the year go?
Anyway, Clicks have sent me some beautiful Sorbet makeup bits over the last few months, and instead of reviewing them individually, I thought I’d do a full NYE look.
I didn’t use any of their foundation or concealer because I struggled to get a good colour match on my skin, and I found that all of the formulas were too matte for my liking. I prefer a dewy finish on my skin, so I used my CHANEL VitaLumiere Aqua in Beige and Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer in Sand before starting with the Sorbet colour. I’ve hardly used any Sorbet makeup before, so this was a first impressions session.
The But First Make Up Brush Set Tube (R130) contains a Blusher Brush, Foundation Brush and a Concealer Brush, and is great value for money. I was most impressed by the On A Blender Sculpt & Highlight Contouring Blender (R75), which is just as good as most beauty sponges. I used it to blend my foundation and concealer, and it worked beautifully.
I started with the lightest shade from the Eye To Eye Eyeshadow Quad in Smokey Jo (R180) all over my mobile lid, to just above my crease. Then took the mid-grey shade over the outer corners, smudging the darkest shade over the lash line and winging it out slightly.
I then attempted the All Of A Flutter Length & Load Artificial Lashes (R60). Girls, these are bad. So bad. The glue they use to stick them to the packaging is thick and goes a third of the way down the lashes. The included glue is black, which I don’t mind, but if you’re a beginner, it’s tricky. It doesn’t come with a nozzle, so precise application is impossible, leaving you with a thick line of glue along the spine. And finally, when I trimmed the ends (they are quite long), two or three other lashes fell of the end, leaving just the spine. I can’t fathom how they got these so wrong. Maybe I’ve been spoilt with Eylure and MAC lashes, but really, these aren’t even worth the R60.
The lash incident nearly ruined the whole look, but I saved it by adding a liner over the top to hide the glue line with my Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Bold defining Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner (the best felt-tipped liner I’ve ever used). I finished the eyes with a coat of Wand-Er-Lust Volume Mascara Mini in Black (R24.50). I like the mascara – it does what it says on the box and doesn’t smudge.
I didn’t have a Sorbet brow product, so I used my usual Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Filler in Deep Brown. This adds volume, colour and keeps them in place all day.
I used the What A Cheek Blush Cheek Stamp in Fiesta Flush (R84) as both a blush and a bit of bronzer – it doesn’t photograph well because it’s quite a rich orange shade in reality. I always need to add a fair amount of colour to my cheeks when I wear such a heavy look.
The 3 Sorbet lip products I used were my favourites. I lined and filled my lips with the lighter shade from the Lips Stay Put Lip Line-Up Duo Lip Liner in Feisty Foxy (R40). This is such a clever idea to have two lip liner shades in one pencil. If you’re into contouring your lips you have everything you need, and if you just want to line your lips for daily wear, then you have two shades to choose from.
I applied a few coats of Get Lippy Moisturising Lip Colour in Pride (R140), blotting off the excess in between, then tidied the edges with my Smashbox Multitasking Detail Brush. I love this formula – it delivers amazing colour payoff and intense hydration that lasts ages.
To take the colour down a bit and add shine, I went over the top with a sweep of Get Glossy Lip Gloss in Honey Bunch (R100), the texture of which is so lovely, it makes me want to wear gloss on a daily basis again.
Have you tried any Sorbet makeup? What are your thoughts on the products you’ve tried?