♥ FAVOURITES OF 2015 ♥ Makeup


Hi Everyone

This is my biggest Favourites of 2015.

I include 2 products for thicker bold eyebrows, 3 products for Eyes – a gel eyeliner, an amazing eyeshadow palette that’s a spot on dupe for Urban Decay Naked 3 without the pricetag and a volumizing and curling mascara, 3 products for Lips – a rich and vibrant lipstick, my favourite chubby stick and a (non sticky) Lipgloss and last but not least 8 Complexion products for glowing and lasting cover.

Hope you all enjoy

I know it said last week this would be my last Favourites of 2015 but i have decided to add my Favourite beauty tools as well.



♥ Catrice Longlasting Brow Definer in Chocolate Brow’nie  (R59.95)  This innovative eyebrow pen with a unique liquid formula provides natural colour results for perfectly defined brows. You can visibly thicken your eyebrows and even out irregularities in the brow structure with its extra thin applicator brush. The unique formula lasts all day long without smudging.

Review coming soon

Catrice products available from Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com



♥ Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara in Black  (R47.95)  Fill up… 3in1 – colour, density and shape! the tinted gel of the make me brow eyebrow gel mascara contains tiny fibers that fill in any unwanted gaps for beautifully defined and full eyebrows.

Comparison review with the Catrice Brow Mascara coming soon

Essence products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com and Spree




♥ Woolworths Retracabel Eyeliner in Black  (R99.95)  Ultra-soft, long-lasting, water resistant, smudge-proof gel eye pencil for effortless definition. Easy application with silicone glide on technology. Approved by Beauty Without Cruelty. Formulated according to Woolworths Good Beauty principles.Vegan Friendly

Woolworths products available instore and online


♥ Essence Get Big Lashes Volume Curl Mascara  (R44.50)  Curly lashes! The large, curved fiber brush offers maximum volume, a gorgeous curl and thickens your lashes while the black texture ensures an intensive look. Opthalmologically tested

Review on this Mascara HERE

Essence products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com and Spree


♥ L.A Girl Nudes Eyeshadow Brick  (R74.95)  Four gorgeous must-have eyeshadow palettes filled with a dozen majorly pigmented shades ranging from super wearable looks to bolder looks. L.A. Girl’s Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection gives you the best of all colors to allow you to create stunning looks! The variety of colors and textures in the Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection include shimmer and matte shades making these captivating palettes very versatile to go from an everyday look to a night out. Each unique look is featured in its own luxurious glossy book with a double-ended brush and mirror inside.

This eyeshadow palette is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3

LA Girl products available from Dis-Chem


♥ LIPS ♥


♥ Catrice – Ultimate Stay Lipstick in Behind the Red Curtain  (R69.95)  Intensive colours and a trendy satin-matt finish. The highly pigmented, longlasting texture has a convincing high coverage without drying out the sensitive skin on your lips. A lovely companion for every day. Behind the Red Curtain is a gorgeous rich fiery red

Review coming soon on this colour as well as 2 others

Catrice products available from Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com



♥ Essence – XXXL Shine Lipgloss in Rising Star  (R32.95)  Timeless, trendy and beautiful! the wonderfully shiny lipglosses are available in bright as well as subtle shades. they give your lips a beautifully pampered look, amazing shine and fresh color. glossy and light on your lips – these lipglosses are simply irresistible! Rising Star is a Light Sheer Baby Pink shade.

Review of this lipgloss and others in the same range HERE

Essence products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot and Spree



♥ Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Ingenue  (199.95)  Shine like never before with brilliant color infused with a Triple Butter Complex. Available In 10 craveable, collectible lacquer shades. Ingenue is a stunning peachy brown shade with rich warm undertones and a slight shimmer. This is my favourite colour out of all the colours.

Review of the Colorburst range HERE

Revlon products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini, Red Square stores as well as online at Takealot.com, Spree and Zando




♥ L’Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cream (Primer) in Light/Medium  (R199.99)  Concentrated with light reflectors, the micro-blur technology delivers an optical blurring effect for smooth, poreless looking skin. The translucent coverage is silky smooth and evens out the look of skin tone. C’est Magique! Can be used alone or under make-up.

L’Oreal products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com and Zando



♥ L.A Girl HD Pro Concealer in Natural  (R45.95)  Crease-resistant, opaque coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing formula camouflages darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Provides complete, natural-looking coverage,evens skin tone, covers dark circles and minimizes fine lines around the eyes. This blendable and buildable formula provides the ultimate, customizable coverage. This must-have concealer includes a soft brush-tip for easy application

LA Girl products available from Dis-Chem Stores



♥ Garnier Oil Free BB Cream in Light – Clicks + Dis-Chem – R75.00 – Garnier BB Cream Oil Free for oily to combination skin controls shine for an instantly flawless matte finish. The daily All-In-One solution corrects, protects, unifies, hydrates and mattifies in one application with instant and lasting results.It effectively minimises the appearance of pores and imperfections for a visible improvement in skin texture. Its lightweight and comfortable texture with an optimal coverage blends perfectly into the skin without the heaviness of a foundation. Available in 2 shades, light and medium. Dermatologically tested. Non comedogenic. The SPF 20 UV filter helps protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun

Review on this BB Cream HERE

Garnier products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com and Zando



♥ Rimmel Match Perfection Liquid Foundation in True Nude (R139.99) A match so perfect, it’s undetectable in any light! Light Perfecting radiance foundation Traceless coverage and perfectly flawless skin under any light Lasts all day. SPF 18. Introducing a whole new Match Perfection, a makeup match like you’ve never seen before. Traceless coverage with Advanced Smart-Tone Technology reveals a perfectly flawless you, no matter what the light. From the bathroom, to work, to the pub, your natural colour never changes. Completely conceals imperfections with no foundation line, no makeup mask. Enhanced with Sapphire Radiance for an illuminating glow that never falls flat. Natural, flawless coverage with a fresh finish. Lasts all day

Review on this Liquid Foundation HERE

Rimmel products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com and Zando



♥ Yardley Loose Powder in Absolute Translucent  (R129.95)  Yardley Loose Powder sets make-up for a matt finish and controls shine. This formulation is irritant free and dermatologically tested.

Yardley products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com and Zando


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♥ Essence Silky Touch Blush  (R47.95) Silk skin: a fresh complexion is essential for perfect style! you can set gorgeous, natural-looking highlights in soft as well as brighter shades on your cheeks with this silky-soft blush

Review coming soon on this blush

Essence products available from Clicks, Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com and Spree


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♥ Catrice Luminatiing Highlighter from the Lumination Collection (R89.95) Perfect Glow. Set subtle light reflections quickly and easily with the highlighting powder. The delicate texture with unique marbling leaves a fine shimmer on your face and neckline. For beautifully radiant skin.

This Highlighter is part of the Lumination Collection, view my review HERE

Catrice products available from Dis-Chem, Red Square and online at Takealot.com


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♥ Palladio Baked Bronzer  (R135.00) Highly pigmented and easy to blend, these shimmery bronzers can be used dry, for a natural glow, or wet, for a dramatic radiance that will last all day long! The perfect year-round cosmetic, these luminescent shades provide all the rich color properties of a tan without the harmful UV rays that come along with spending hours in the sun.

Palladio products available from Dis-Chem stores

What were your favourite Make-up products for 2015?



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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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