Mad About Makeup: Beauty Review



With an abundance of makeup retailers now available in Auckland, we can be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the best beauty products.
Verve chooses our top 5 cosmetic favourites for the month.



Created by Youtuber and online beauty guru, Jeffree Star, what originally began as an online cult makeup brand has made it’s way into the mainstream. Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipsticks are available in a range of unique shades – from bold statements to more subtle and nude shades for everyday use. The full range apply as a liquid, dry completely matte, and last for hours on end. With an applicator designed for creating the perfect cupids bow shape, the pigments are bold enough to not require lip liners, and the added bonus? They’re 100% vegan!

Our favourite shades: Androgyny, Chrysanthemum and Redrum

Available at Beauty Bliss Newmarket  $34.00



When it comes to eyes, Benefit cosmetics is known for creating the most innovative products. Roller lash mascara is designed with a unique ‘hook n roll’ brush that features tiny hooks that can curl even the shortest of lashes, giving you a wide-eyed look for up to 12 hours. As well as curling and lifting, Roller lash also contains Vitamin B5 and Serine which work together to condition your lashes during application and separate the individual lashes to make them appear fuller and longer – without the need for eyelash curlers.

Available at Sephora NZ $46.00



Finding the perfect foundation can be difficult, and achieving a flawless finish, ideal coverage and finding the perfect shade all in one product can seem impossible. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse is a versatile foundation that is perfect for every skin type. With a liquid mousse texture, you have full control over how much coverage you require – a light application gives you a poreless finish with just the right amount of added luminosity, while a heavier coverage seamlessly conceals any blemishes without giving a cake-like appearance. Oil and fragrance free, dream liquid mousse comes in a range of shades and gives an airburushed finish that’s ideal for everyday use.

Available at $13.95



Urban Decay, although new to the New Zealand market, has made a name for themselves with some of the best eyeshadow palettes on the market. The Naked2 palette offers a range of subtle nudes, metallics and two darker shades to help create the ultimate smokey eye. With rich pigments, this palette allows you to create endless looks, whether you’re looking for everyday wear or wanting to create something dramatic for a night out. Encased in a hard metallic case with a soft blending brush for easy application, the possibilities with the Naked2 palette are endless!

Available at Mecca $91.00


Whether you’re new to the contour game, or just looking to add a little glow to your look, Morphe’s first ever bronzer palette has the only 9 shades you’ll ever need. The glow bronzer palette is great for all skin tones, and features a range of both shimmer and matte bronzers – with versatile lighter shades that can also double as subtle highlighters. With a pressed powder formula, the application is smooth and even for a flawless finish every time, giving you just the right amount of contour and glow.

Available at $39.95