January 28, 2014

January Beauty & Skincare Favourites!

This month I was totally obsessed with my skin so all I wanted to do was perfect my skin or on the days I didn't have perfect skin, I wanted products that would fake the look of perfect skin. So without further ado, my first ever favourites post! Make sure you stick around until the end of the post for my secret to faking perfect skin! 

 1. Mario Badescu - Seaweed Night Cream - Now I know this says night cream... but I do use this day and night and my skin has never been better. For those of you who are not familiar with my previous blog, I should be the ambassador for Mario Badescu, that's how obsessed I am with the line. I have converted SO many of my friends and family to this skincare line and they all love it!

I have been using Mario Badescu consistently for about 2-3 years now and so, just like every other skincare fiend out there, I started getting bored with my routine and I started dabbling with Aesop skincare. I first bought the Parsley Seed Masque and I do truly love that but I also got the cleanser and the moisturizer, and although there was nothing particularly wrong with the products, my skin just didn't look as good as it did when I was using Mario Badescu. So after a month or so with my Aesop moisturizer, I parted ways with it and bought my usual Mario Badescu cream.  

 2. Benefit - Rockateur Blush Box - I got this as a Christmas present from a dear friend last year and I have just been using it non stop on myself and also on my clients as well. It is just the most perfect balance of peach, pink, mauve and bronzey tones that makes is such a universal colour. The colour payoff isn't too pigmented also which I think is actually a good thing on a blush because that makes it more difficult for you to overdo it with the blush (One of my absolute pet peeves!).

 3. Sunday Riley - Liquid Light #110W - If you have quite an even skin tone or want something that is quite light to wear, you will love this foundation. It is definitely best for people with drier skin, just because I find that it is quite moisturizing and gives a beautiful dewy effect to the skin. I've been using this non stop this month and I find that it gives me just enough coverage for a day to day foundation. 

 4. bareMinerals - Original Golden Fair - I was always skeptical to try mineral foundations just because as mentioned above, I do have a drier skin type so I've always thought that buffing a mineral foundation on myself would just create a hot mess. In comes, Jaclyn Hill from Youtube, now she has dry skin as well and she mentioned on one of her favourites that she likes to set her T-Zone with this baby and I have noticed her skin looking GORGEOUS lately so obviously I ran to the nearest Mecca Cosmetica and got this little miracle worker. 

This powder is so fine and has the most gorgeous finish, due to the micro light reflectors and sets my makeup beautifully as well as giving me that extra bit of coverage if I so wish to. 

 5. NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer Chantilly - As you can see from the photo, this concealer is WAYYY too light for my skin tone but I really was close to that colour in winter believe it or not! Although I can't really use this on blemishes anymore, I do use it to highlight my under eye area when I go out at night and as the name suggest, it's just SO creamy and I also find this concealer to be really pigmented. Time for me to get one in my current colour! 

 6. Too Faced - Pink Leopard Bronzer - I got this product actually about a year or so ago and never touched it until last month. Yeah... I know! It was definitely one of those impulse purchases after watching Sam from Pixiwoo use this on her cheeks and looking absolutely gorgeous after doing so. Silly me, didn't check whether or not it was a matte bronzer or not and just decided to grab it, and when I got home I was a bit floored because I really don't like any bronzers with any type of shine or shimmer to it. 

After deciding that it was time for me to just get adventurous and try this thing because it was sitting in my makeup bag looking all forlorn and lonely, I found out I loved it! Somehow, the sheen that this product gives makes the bronzer look more natural which is how this little baby made it into my daily summer makeup routine. 

7. Sparmax Mini Air Compressor + SP-35 Air Gun - This is my pride and joy right here! And my secret to beautiful, glowing skin in a matter of seconds. I know not everyone will have this hunk of a machine at home (Side note, mini my butt! This this is definitely not mini and definitely not light! My shoulder hurt and I've broken many bags from carrying this thing!) but there are more and more companies now that produce cheaper airbrushing system and I just think that I save so much time airbrushing my foundation rather than fiddling about with my BeautyBlender sponges. 

On the days that I want more coverage than what my Sunday Riley Liquid Light can offer, I use my aibrush. I know what most of you will think, this nut case uses airbrushing as a day to day kind of thing? Are you serious? And my answer to that is, oh yes! This nut case is! I find that it takes me less than 45 seconds to get my whole face done with this thing, and since I am very impatient when it comes to putting makeup on myself, this is definitely my secret weapon to beautiful skin every day! 


So, what are your favourite beauty and skincare products this month?

January 22, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Intimates Photoshoot

Today I had the pleasure of working on an amazing shoot with some amazingly talented people. 

Photographer: Adam Borello - www.adamborello.com
Stylist: Brody MacLeod from Behind the Monkey - www.behindthemonkey.com
Model: Hannah Tinning @ Alpha Models - www.alphamodels.com.au
Intimates: Aimee Cherie - www.aimeecherieintimates.bigcartel.com
Head Pieces: Monica Perrone
Hair & Makeup: Phoebe Limanta - www.phoebelimanta.com
Assistant: Brent Batton

For the breakdown of the makeup, scroll down to the bottom! 


  • MAC Face & Body - N1
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - Ivory
  • Ben Nye Translucent Powder
  • MAC Blush - Well Dressed 
  • Too Faced Leopard Bunny Bronzer 
  • TheBalm - Mary Loumanizer
  • Model In a Bottle - Sensitive
  • Urban Decay Eye Primer - Eden
  • MAC Eye Kohl - Teddy 
  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo - Tough as Taupe 
  • MAC Eyeshadows - Cork, Swiss Chocolate, Embark 
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
  • MAC Eyeshadow - Omega 
  • Illamasqua Brow Gel
  • Illamasqua Lipgloss - Artifice

I hope you all have enjoyed this post! I'm so excited to see the final photos from this shoot, it's going to be fabulous!

January 19, 2014

Weekend Recap: E-Bridal Expo

So, over the weekend I attended the twice yearly E-Bridal Expo that's held at the Crown Casino and since I regularly work with my friend Kassy Wong, I helped her out at the Creations By Kassy booth with the lovely Tasia from The Articulate, Trish and Kassy's hubby, Mark. 

I think that if you are getting married, it is such a worthwhile thing to do to go to any bridal exhibitions because there are so many vendors there that offer great exhibition only prices and packages. 

For example, at the Creations by Kassy booth, we were offering free hair trails and also free airbrush trials for brides. As usual, Kassy did an amazing job in the short amount of time that we got the brides for and in my opinion, always did the best hairstyling for bridal parties.

As you can see, the booth looked BEAUTIFUL! And it was all thanks to the lovely Tasia from The Articulate. I actually used Tasia for my wedding as well and she did an awesome job. 

The theme was French Country Chic and I thought it looked absolutely gorgeous. She even sprayed Chanel Mademoiselle all over just for an overall lovely scent in the booth!

Overall, the exhibition was a hit, as always! I find that it is such a rewarding experience both for the vendors and also the bride. So for all bride to be's out there, make sure to check out any local bridal expos to great the best deals and prices for your big day!

I'm so sorry for the bad picture quality but I seem to have lost my battery charger for my camera and when I went to buy another one, I found out that it will cost me $130! I had to decline and go back home because for $130, I would rather just buy it online and wait for it to get shipped out to me. I promise the pictures will get better soon!

January 15, 2014


Hello world! My name is Phoebe and I am a 25 year old, full time Makeup Artist from Perth, Australia. 

I made this blog because... well... I genuinely enjoy blogging and frankly, reading previous posts can be quite hilarious and cringeworthy! (e.g: Reading my first ever post on my previous blog just last night... Awkward and red face alert!)

You can expect posts on this blog about... you guessed it! EATing, my LIFE and my LOVEs (from my addiction with makeup, skincare, reviews, fashion, tips and tricks, travels and whatever random hobby I stumble across along the way). I'm not blogging because I think that my life is perfect and I want to show it off but because I feel that I am at a point in my life where all the exciting things will be happening whether it be with my career or personally and I want to share it with everyone. 

So sit back, relax and I hope you all enjoy going through this journey called life with me!