The Ordinary’s High-Adherence Silicone Primer VS The High-Spreadability Fluid Primer.

The Ordinary's High-Adherence Silicone Primer VS The High-Spreadability Fluid Primer.

The Ordinary Brand has some great products but none have attracted my attention as much as the primers have.

The Ordinary’s High-Adherence Silicone Primer and  The High-Spreadability Fluid Primer have been raved by makeup gurus like Wayne Goss! So naturally they were something I had to try for myself!

Let the battle begin!

The Ordinary’s High-Adherence Silicone Primer  |

The Ordinary's High-Adherence Silicone Primer

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Packaging: Simple. It comes in a no-fuss  tubular packaging which is both practical and hygienic.

Texture: Smooth. The primer is thick and smooth, it melts perfectly into your skin once spread out.

Performance: Great. This primer hides all of my massive pores! It leaves my skin looking powerless, smooth and keeps my makeup on all day!

Formula: Moisturising. I was pretty surprised when I found how super moisturising this primer was! It was like I had applied moisturiser rather than primer.

Price: Affordable. This primer retails of $8.80 AUD, just $8.80!!

Suitable for: People with oily skin and/or large pores. This formula keeps your skin matte and fills out all of your pores. A little goes a long way!

The Ordinary’s  High-Spreadability Fluid Primer |

The Ordinary's High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

Rating: 4/5

Packaging: Practical. This primer comes in a bottle with a pump, making it  super easy to use. It’s a little more liquidy than the High-Adherence Silicon Primer.

Texture: Smooth. The texture of this primer is so so smooth! Once spread out it leaves the skin feeling baby soft. The texture reminds me of the Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer.

Performance: Good. Like the High-Adherence Silicon Primer this keeps your makeup on all day and smooths your skin over. This primer also fills in fine lines and dry patches leaving a overall even complexion.

Formula: Oily.  The formula feels a little oiler than the High Adherence Primer however it’s not all uncomfortable.

Price: Affordable. For $13.90 AUD this is a super affordable primer!

Suitable for: Mature skin and/or dry skin.

Overall, I love both primers but I’m reaching for my  High-Adherence Silicone Primer more often than the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer. This is mostly as I have oily skin and large pores and so the Silicon Primer just works better for my skin.

Be sure to try them out!

Until next time,

Stay curious!



Review: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear SPF 15

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra WearThe beauty industry is booming as makeup addicts like myself are real suckers for new releases. I couldn’t pass on this Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear when I was makeup shopping the other day. It was such a popular and much raved about foundation of 2018 that I had to put it to the test myself.

Now guys I hope you appreciate my sacrifice as I have three bottles of other foundation at home waiting to be finished and this purchase is truly for the sake of this review! 😉

Lets dive in!

Claims |


Unlock the secret to a perfectly flawless, ultra long-wearing canvas and forgo the need for touch-ups with this oil free, 24 hour wear liquid foundation.

Developed with the notion of lasting perfection in mind, this hard-working formulation took 8 years of meticulous research to achieve the perfect final product. Formulated with Eternal Soft technology, this oil-free foundation resists all external factors to keep complexion looking fresh and shine-free for up to 24 hours without the need to touch-up. Delivers a blendable, natural-looking full coverage with a velvet matte finish for an ultra flawless effect.


Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear

Formula: The formula looks thick initially but thins out significantly once you start to spread it out with your fingers or a makeup brush. Additionally it doesn’t feel heavy or thick on the skin at all, making it a comfortable all day foundation (not that you’ll wear it all day).

It can settle in fine lines and on dry skin so much sure you layer it and skin preparation is absolutely vital!

Shades: There is such a wide range of shade with this foundation you’ll surely find one that suits your skin tone! 🙂

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear


Coverage: Medium. This foundation isn’t exactly full coverage but it covers just enough to even out your skin tone giving you  a naturally radiant and healthy look.

Scent: HEAVENLY. I absolutely love the scent! It smells so luxurious but chic and sophisticated at the same time. The scent reminds my of the Prada and Chanel perfume my mother loves. My morning foundation routine is not also a mini aromatherapy session!

Oxidisation: Terrible. Unfortunately this foundation oxidises a lot. My 005- Beige Ivoire shade oxidises in minutes to a deeper orange tone shade. Fortunately for me however, this isn’t too bad of a shade and I can get away with it.

Longevity:  8+ hours.  I’ve only tested this foundation for a full 8 hours but so far so good. The foundation settles nicely on my oily skin and also absorbs some of my facial oils leaving me with a healthy radiant glow.

Price: $60 AUD. This is your standard price for a Lancome foundation.

Is it worth the hype? Mac Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix +

Mac's Prep and Prime

Packaging: Practical. The mist comes in a spray bottle that is both practical and easy to use.

Performance: Great! I’ve tried fixing sprays in the past (including NYX’s) and I’ve always hated them as they left my skin feeling so tight and uncomfortable – possibly because of the high alcohol content? This MAC’s prep and prime leaves my face feeling refreshed and moisturised. Furthermore it freshens up my look, making it look less powdery and more alive!


The ingredient’s list looks friendly enough, no alcohol is always a good sign for my skin! Also, Fragrance is also pretty low in the list too.

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Panthenol, Arginine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.

Price: Expensive. For about $37 AUD per bottle it’s a rather hefty price for a bottle of liquid. I’ve had mine for about three months and am about 3/4 done. However, it’s something that I’ll definitely repurchase when I run out as it’s simply amazing!

Overall, YES it is WORTH THE HYPE! It is honestly a makeup item that I cannot go without these days! Go and try it for yourself and trust me you won’t regret it!

Until next time,

Stay curious!



Skincare & Makeup for that Dewy Winter Skin


The ‘Dewy Skin‘ look is always in for me, sun or shine. However, when it comes to the dry winter season having fresh, radiant and dewy skin is a must.

It’s currently winter here in Australia and it’s absolutely freezing outside! As we shiver though this cold winter chill, I’ve been rather impress with how my skin has been holding up. I’ve been regularly using some of my favourite items this winter season, some new and some old.

I’ve done a similar post on this last year which you can check out ( here ) . However there’s some new kids on the block this year! After some experimentation, I’ve managed to narrow it down to five key products!

So without further ado, let’s dive in!


Drunk Elephant's C-Firma Serum

The  Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum is about the only serum  that leaves me waking up with radiant hydrated skin!

Use it once in the morning, preferably after cleansing for radiant and clear skin. This serum not only hydrates but also protects your skin with any damaging UV rays ( that occurs in winter too).


Drunk Elephant's T.L.C Framboos Glycol Night Serum

I love the Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum because it leaves my skin all soft and smooth in the mornings. This is a serum that I use nightly to help rid my skin of the dull and flaky surface layer.

Your foundation will apply like a breeze with this serum! No more dry patches!


Too Faced Born This Way

My Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation never fails to give me that fresh glow look I desire!



Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Using the Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light as a finishing powder would probably be the easiest way for you to attend that dewy glass-like skin.  Be sure to use only enough and buff anyway any excess to ensure that your face won’t be left cakey.


Mac's Prep and Prime

A spritz of this is all you need to bring your face back to life. It also sets your makeup in place all day so you can enjoy your day in peace!

Full review coming soon!

All of these products have been an absolute life save for me this winter, I highly recommend them all!

Thank you for visiting and until next time,

Stay curious!





RMS Beauty’s Un-cover Up Concealer Review

I was determined to make 2018 the year of ‘clean-beauty’ for me. We use plenty of skincare and makeup products in our daily lives and a lot of these products could contain chemicals that are not only bad for our skin but also body.

So far I’ve trial a few Drunk Elephant products, and boy have they blown my mind! However, I’m not doing so well in the makeup department. There are very few makeup brands out there they use natural or organic products, that’s why I was super happy to discover RMS beauty – a brand that focuses on all natural all organic beauty.

Since it was concealer shopping time for me (my Maybelline Fit Me concealer was no longer sufficient for my super dark undereyes) I opted for this RMS “Un” Cover Up concealer  instead of purchasing cult favourites like Tarte or Nars concealers.

This RMS “Un” Cover Up is my first ever organic makeup! So rambling aside, let’s dive into the review!

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up Concealer


Camouflage skin imperfections and brighten under-eye circles with this nourishing, lightweight concealer.

Specifically formulated to enhance the natural look of skin, these silky concealers deliver hydrating coverage and a radiant finish. Lightweight and creamy in texture, the creamy formula auto-adjusts to match your skin tone and blends seamlessly into the skin to cover imperfections. The result is a naturally flawless looking complexion.

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up Concealer

Packaging: Cheap-looking. I was quite disappointed by the packaging. I loved how it was simple in design however I hated the “tin-type” lid that made the overall product feel cheap and  flimsy.

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up Concealer

Shades: I got mine in Shade 11. Shade 11 is a  pale shade with a subtle yellow base, perfect for my yellowy toned skin!

Coverage: Once applied it provides a light to medium coverage. – as you can see, it doesn’t completely hide the mole on my hand but blurs it’s appearance slightly.  It can also emphasise fine lines so primers and blending is a must!

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up Concealer

Formula: It feels buttery and creamy. Best to use your fingers for this concealer as it melts with the heat of your skin.  I still get some creasing under the eyes but a little setting powder seems to fix it. Also when I first opened it there were little precipitate of oil on the surface (as pictured above). Don’t worry, these just blends into the concealer once you start warming it up with your fingers.

Price: Expensive. For $52 AUD you’ll get 2g of product, which isn’t a lot. You’re basically paying for the brand and also the fact that these makeup products are free from any nasties.

Repurchase? Maybe. I love the formula and the philosophy behind the brand, however the price point is way too high for the amount of product that is given.

Overall, I love that this makeup is actually good for you and I love how it gives you a natural radiate finish, perfect for the natural no makeup look that I love! I’ll suggest it if you want to try an all-natural makeup or if you’re planing on splurging.

Thank you for reading!

Until next time,

Stay curious!


Five reasons why your ‘No Makeup Look’ looks made up.

Amongst all the  makeup trends out there, the ‘No Makeup Look’ is undoubtly the most popular. The concept of the No Makeup Look is pretty darn simple, to apply makeup and not look like you have any on. Need examples?

Miranda Kerr with fresh and rosy makeup. 
Gigi Hadid – looking effortlessly beautiful. 


Song Hye Kyo  sporting a natural and glow makeup look.

Do not let the name deceive you, this is not an easy makeup look to perfect, this is especially true if you’re used to using makeup to hide your imperfections (I hear you sister). I know it took me a while before I grasped the concept and for beginners or fellow-strugglers out there let me break down some of the common mistakes I made in trying to achieve this look so that you don’t have too!

Discamer: If what you’re doing looks good for you then you do you sister!

Too Heavy Too Fast

Too Faced Born This Way

A big no-no in trying to achieve the ‘No Makeup Look’ is the heavy use of foundation. The idea of the look is to come across as being makeup-free not perfect. Using too much foundation in attempts of covering up all your imperfections will defeat the purpose. With this look it’s okay to show some imperfections, you want to look enhanced not perfect.

A BB cream or tinted moisturiser may be perfect or if you do chose to use a foundation use sparingly or layer the product to build coverage rather than use a lot at first.

Recommend:  Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation is a great foundation for this look. It gives a medium coverage with a dewy finish – just make sure to start off small and layer the product slowly, preferably with a beauty blender.

Lashes to Heaven

Product Review: Too faced Waterproof Mascara

I’ve rarely met anyone who has been blessed with naturally va-voom lashes. Using false lashes in this look could make it look a tad over done (unless you select one that is natural enough). I tend to struggle with falsies and even ‘natural’ ones look a bit over done for me. For the look, two coats of your favourite mascara will do, remember the idea is not to lengthen or add too much volume but rather just to define those lashes.

Recommend: Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara Waterproof , a mascara that darkens and defines lashes would be a great choice!

Powdering It Up 

You can most certainly set your base with a powder but use sparingly! Do not cake on that setting powder as it will leave your skin looking cakey and heavy. If you accidentally over do it in this department then a setting spray should be able to save the look.

Recommend:  Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light, this powder will give you  that all over subtle glow that Miranda Kerr is sporting! Could you ask for more?

A Perfectly Lined Pout


Again, remember it’s a natural look. Perfectly lined and filled in lips are reserved for those more heavy or more ‘made-up’ looks. A simple gloss or lip tint will give you a perfect burst of colour and keeps your look understated and refresh!

Recommend: Bourjois’s Rouge Laque (pictured) gives the lips a soft tint and a little goes a long way.

The Perfect Winged Liner

Too Faced Sketch Eyeliner Rainy Wonderland

Perfectly lining your eyes may give away the fact that you’ve used makeup. It’s not to say that you cannot define your eyes, but consider a more subtle wing or use of brown or less harsher eyeliner colours. Kohl pencils are perfect for this step!

Recommend: Maybelline’s Kohl Eyeliner in Chocolate Chip is a nice brown liner pencil that can shape and define eyes. It’s not smudge proof so make sure you lock it up with some brown eye shadow!

How many of these mistakes are you guilty of?




Review: Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

Hi and welcome to The Rainy Wonderland Blog!

So, it’s been a while since I’ve last posted a review, and theres really only one boring explaination for that… work.  At long last I’m finally  getting a bit of a breather and what better way to celebrate than to write a review?


This review is particularly exciting for me as it’s on one of the most hyped about makeup product – Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Powder (in Diffused Light). Almost all makeup gurus would have this on their vanity table, it’s something that I’ve thought about for a loooong time before finally taking the plunge!

So lets dive into the review!



The Ambient Lighting Powders are a wardrobe of universally flattering shades that recreate soft focus effects, emulating the most beautiful lighting sources. Each powder captures, diffuses and softens the way light reflects on the skin. It brightens the skin’s appearance whilst blurring imperfections, pores and wrinkles. The ground-breaking Photoluminescent Technology transforms complexion, mimicking the appearance your skin in its perfect light for a flawless finish. Suitable for all skin types.



Packaging: Beautiful! The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, it has an expensive feel to it and is also very sturdy. It comes with a mirror making it easy for touch ups on the go!

Formula: The formula is finely milled, it’s not overly powdery and in fact feels rather smooth and silky to the touch. However, be careful not to use too much as it can look cakey on the skin if not careful and instead of blurring out your imperfections it may just emphasise it. 


Glow-effect: Natural. It gives you a very natural ambient kinda glow, there’s no chunky glitter, this making the look super natural. 

LongevityThe Ambient Finishing Powder is great for that youthful glow, however It does not help keep your makeup on for all that long. At best it might help keep your makeup in place for ~ 3 hours.

Shades: The Ambient Finishing Powder is available in six shades, so you’ll be sure to find one that compliment your skin tone! I found the Diffused Light to be particularly flattering for my yellow-toned skin. 

Price: High. At $67 AUD for 10g worth of product it ain’t cheap. However, it seems to last a while and you’re really paying for what you get.

Repurchase: Yes! I love how this powder makes my face look so much more awake and youthful! No more dull skin for me!

Overall, this is a pricey powder however it does a great job at brightening your complexion and giving you that youthful looking glow. You don’t need very much to achieve the desirable effect so a little goes a long way, it’s definitely an investment worth making! So be sure to try it out!

And that’s it folks!

Thank you for visiting and until next time…

Stay curious!









Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches

Every year makeup companies release so many limited editions or new collection products to their line that it’s often super hard (and also financially difficult) to keep up with. Often most-hyped about products aren’t really worth your time at all. However, the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow lives up to it’s reputation.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

The palette is filled with an array of beautiful eyeshadow colours ranging form matte to shimmer and dark blacks. The palette is a must have for all makeup addicts and will be able to help you create all the looks you desire!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Price: Reasonable. This palette retails for $70 AUD, which isn’t exactly cheap, however for the number of shades you’re getting and the quality of these eyeshadows, it’s definite worth the money!

Pigmentation: Great! Check out the swatches below to see how great the pigmentation are!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Scent: Super peachy! The scent is nice and sweet, definitely the aroma of peaches for sure!

Formula: Buttery. The formula is buttery to the touch but can apply onto the lids a bit powdery. The eyeshadows are super blend ably, however the shades Talk Derby To Me and Delectable may be the most powdery of the lot.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

Score: 9/10 – No words, just go try it!

I hope you enjoyed the review!

Until next time,

Stay curious!




Dolly Wink eyeliner

*BEST EYELINER EVER* Review: Koji Dolly Wink’s Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Hello Wonderlandians!

Another week and other product review, I’m particularly excited about this review because it’s one of my absolute holy grail eyeliner! So  hold on to your socks will ya cause this product is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

Let’s just dive in before the suspense kills us! 😉





Koji Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner is a liquid eyeliner with a fine pen tip that can be used to draw precise lines. The film-like, water proof formula adheres perfectly to the skin and dries quickly, dissolving in warm water for easy removal. It contains four moisturising and beautifying ingredients, including honey, hyaluronic acid, chamomile and grape leaf extract. Available in two shades: Dark Brown and Deep Black.


Dolly Wink eyeliner

Packaging: Princessy. I guess if you’re into the whole cutesy princess themes then you’ll love this packaging. The baby pink makes the eyeliner look so doll-like and cutesy, the gold print font and design on the pen also adds to the cute factor.

Longevity: MIND BLOWING (8+ hours). Yes, you’ve read it right, this eyeliner lasts a V-E-R-Y L-O-N-G time! Not something that happens very often with eyeliners (especially for me and my oily lids anyways).

Formula: Great! This liquid liner is inky and smooth in consistency. Everything you’ll want in an eyeliner!

Dolly Wink eyeliner

Water resistance: Yup. (Cold) Water is no match for this eyeliner! Although the manufacturer claims that warm water can dissolve the eyeliner, but I’ve yet to try this but then again warm water is the least of my worries!

Sweat resistance: Yup. I come home from a sweaty day at work and voila – my neat little cat wing still in place! Exactly like how it was when I left it in the morning!

Smudge proof? Oh YES! Unless you rub it off while it’s still wet, then there’s no moving this liner once it’s dried in place. Perfect for a night out I’ll say!!

Dolly Wink eyeliner

Ease of Use: EASY PEASY! The felt tip is made from such good quality material, it’s a dream to work with! It’s flexible and doesn’t clog up like my other eyeliners can when I use it on top of eyeshades. It also applies smoothly and it’s so inky that even the tiniest of strokes won’t be missed.

Price: Mid-end. I got mine for about $24 AUD which is pretty much the average price for decent eyeliners like  CLIO’s Waterproof Brush Liner (eyeliner).

Overall, I absolutely loved this eyeliner and was completely blow away by how well it worked. The Clio’s Eyeliner (my previous holy grail) is absolutely no match for this one! In fact, I regret stocking up on the Clio 😦 .  This is definitely an investment worth making so I highly suggest you get your hands on these now!

SCORE: 8.5/10 (

Thank you for visiting and until next time,

Stay curious!



Yves Saint Laurent’s Devoted To YSL Palette Parisienne (Travel Exclusive)

Hello Wonderlandians!

I’m finally back to my blogging routine now after a few weeks of extensive Lunar New Year’s celebrating and working my butt off at work. I hope you’ve all had a blissful few years  weeks and I’m now coming back at ya with another product review.


This is going to be an interesting one, with the good, the bad and the ugly! Let’s dive in!




The most unique and elegant Parisienne palette comes with 10 “Couture” colors: 5 eye shadows, 4 lipsticks, 1 blush, mini Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Black and 3 professional brushes. Its compact size is perfect for women on the move; allows infinite possibilities for creating a “Parisian Look”. The pouch can also be used alone as a chic fashion accessory.


This set contains:

  • 1 x Ombres Solo Powder Eye Shadow Shade #2 Brun Cachemire 1g
  • 1 x Ombres Solo Powder Eye Shadow Shade #3 Bleu De Perse 1g
  • 1 x Ombres Lumieres Powder Eye Shadow #2 Beige Rose 2g
  • 1 x Ombres Lumieres Powder Eye Shadow #3 Taupe Nacre 1g
  • 1 x Ombres Lumieres Powder Eye Shadow #11 Violet Aubergine 1g
  • 3 x Rouge A Levres Solid Lip Colors 0.67g
  • 1 x Gloss Solid Lip Color 0.67g
  • 1 x Blush Radiance Powder Blusher Shade #4 Mate 8g
  • 1 x Mini Mascara Voulme Effet Cils Shocking Gratuit Free Black Mascara Shade #1 Noir 2ml
  • 3 x Professional Brush



Packaging: Elegantly beautiful. The palette is absolutely impeccably designed. Chic and sturdy with a high quality full mirror to fit! It also comes in a nice pouch which also has room for the mascara and makeup brushes too! No complaints about the packaging here! 🙂


The Good: Blush Radiance Powder Blusher Shade #4 Mate & the supplied Professional brushes.  the one item I love the most in this whole palette would be the Blush Radiance Powder Blusher Shade #4 Mate. Not only do I love the way the YSL logo is printed on it but the baby pink is so beautiful! The blush isn’t all that pigmented but all the better, it makes it easier for me to control how much blush I apply and it also builds up very well too! The makeup brushes are also pretty good quality.


The Bad: Rouge A Levres Solid Lip Colours. The lip colours, although they look absolutely amazing in the palette, they’re actually not all that pigmented. It takes at lease 4+ applications before you’ll get any colour pay off (except for the darkest shade which may still require at least 2 applications). The shimmery gloss adds more shimmer than gloss to the look and is relatively a nice top up to any matte lipsticks that you want to take up a notch, but then even this shade is only average at best.

The Ugly: Ombres Solo Powder Eye Shadows and the Ombres Lumieres Powder Eye Shadows. All the eyeshadows in this palette are awfully patchy and not at all pigmented. Whilst they look stunning in the palette, these colours do not translate on the eyelids . Additionally the fall out is absolutely appalling! The only shade that’s at all okay would be the Ombres Lumieres Powder Eye Shadow that can help you brighten up the inner corners of the eyes in a subtle manner.


Yet to try: Mini Mascara Voulme Effet Cils Shocking Gratuit Free Black. I’ve got too many mascaras still to work though at the moment so I’ve got to save this little one for next time! 😉

Price: Reasonable. This retails for $84.00 SG at Changi Airport, which is a relatively reasonable price for a high end product like YSL.

Overall, this palette is nice to the eyes but not at all useful when it comes to achieving the flawless makeup look you’re after. Whilst the small compact palette makes it a dream to travel with, however it’ll must likely be a useless accompanying item.

SCORE: 4/10 – (i.e Not worth your time).

I hope you enjoyed the review!

Until next time,

stay curious!