SAX Pro Tips – Winter 2014

The SAX Winter 2014 key looks oscillate between bright, colourful and fun to a darker, more mysterious and ominous undertone.

Our four looks for this season are Edgy Beauty, Retro Beauty, Rock Chic Beauty and Street Style Beauty.

Looks are striking, sophisticated, mysterious and feminine using deep, rich colours whilst on the flip side is a doll-like porcelain complexion with a pop of purples, berry and lilac.

SAX - Rock Chic Beauty

SAX Pro Tips Winter 2014 – Rock Chic Beauty

Check out all of our Winter 2014 Pro Tips here!

Guest Blogger – Jenny Ma reviews our newest eye palette!

Hi Beauties! Welcome to our latest glowing review by the fabulous Jenny Ma. All eyes are on our newest eye palette – Naked Eyes!

It’s Eye Shadow made easy!

SAX’s Naked Eyes Palette, $14.95 is SAX’s new kid on the block. Who needs to rummage through tons of odd coloured eye shadows when you have this nifty palette! This is a fantastic collection of 12 soft, buttery smooth and pigmented neutral eye shadows, with a fresh pop of blue also included.

SAX Cosmetics - Naked Eyes Palette

SAX Cosmetics – Naked Eyes Palette

These shadows are super easy to work with minimal fallout, though I did find that it was easier to use your own brushes – simply because I don’t like to make the colours muddy. The palette also closes with a secure magnetic mechanism. If you’re after browns and beiges, you’ll literally be spoilt for choice. The neutral hues are perfect for a graduated, contoured eye and the intense black or blue shades are perfect for nighttime glamour. In the first look, I used the shimmering creams, golds and chocolate for a natural, work-appropriate look.

Jenny Ma - SAX Naked Eyes

Jenny with a natural smoky eye perfect for work!

For my dramatic smoky eye, I used the taupe and brow as the base, before blending the black shadow around the whole lash line. Voila – it’s eye shadow made easy!

Jenny Ma - SAX Naked Eyes Palette

Jenny Ma showing us her dramatic smoky eye look for a night out!

For stockists check out www.saxcosmetics.com 

Guest Blogger, Jenny Ma – SAX Nail Life Polish in #90

Hi beauties!

How time if flying and we are already mid-way through March and Autumn is here on our doorstep! So for the upcoming cooler months, don’t think greys, neutrals and blacks,  add a pop of colour into your look with SAX Nail Life! Read on to get the ever gorgeous, Jenny Ma’s take on our fabulous SAX Nail Life polish!

A breeze to apply!

Who doesn’t like a hand of punchy, lustrous nails? In fact, as we head towards autumn, I love a bright, fun enamel colour against the grey, black and navy attire that we all tend to wear.
Today, I’m road testing SAX’s nail polish range, named ‘Nail Life’. The shade I am sporting is No. 90, a beautiful warm red. This looked very flattering on my complexion and was a breeze to apply. The formula is very smooth, heavily pigmented and as shown in the photo, I only required one coat for a non-streaky, opaque finish. Yay! Ideally though, you should apply a second coat for long-lasting wear. Unfortunately, I was bestowed with the Lazy Gene, which prevents me from doing so.

Jenny shows us her glossy nails!

Jenny shows us her glossy nails!

I also liked the rubberized handle, which made it easy to grip for precise application. The finish was as shiny as shiny could be and it dried relatively quickly (within 5-8 minutes). A great plus – it’s just not practical to gallivant around the house for light years with sticky, wet nails!
SAX’s Nail Life range comes at a very wallet-friendly price of $8.95 in 22 shades. So I’ll accept no excuses for forlorn-looking, unpolished paws!

Showing you how!

Hi everyone,

You may already know about our fabulous SAX Cosmetics YouTube Channel, if not, check it out!

We have teamed up with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Nicky Reid to show you easy, fast and fun looks to create!

In one of our popular videos, “Contouring and Shaping”, Nicky gives you all the info you need to re-create a perfectly defined and contoured face using only two SAX products. Yes! Only two!

Nicky Reid showing us how to contour and shade with SAX Cosmetics

Nicky Reid showing us how to contour and shade with SAX Cosmetics

Check out the video here and don’t forget to go to our YouTube Channel and subscribe so you are the first to know when a new video is launched!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

SAX HQ x

Jenny Ma Reviews our SAX Eye Luxe Eyeshadow Quintette in Love at First Sight

Hi Beauties!

Now that spring has sprung, we can rejuvenate our beauty wardrobe with light and subtle looks. Jenny Ma is back with a run down on our SAX Eye Luxe Eyeshadow Quintette in Love at First Sight. Using lighter shades, she has created a natural and beautiful spring eye look!

Read on to find out what she thinks.

An Eye-ssential!

The neutral eyeshadow palette is a make-up staple. It’s kind of like your black trench and dark denim jeans – it’s something every Eyeshadow-Wearer needs to own. Actually, no, I lied, even if you don’t wear eyeshadow, you need this palette. It’s an eye-ssential basic. Silly pun intended.

SAX Eye Luxe Eyeshadow in Love at First Sight

SAX Eye Luxe Eyeshadow in Love at First Sight

It was Love at First Sight with SAX’s Eye Luxe Eyeshadow Quintette – the product being so aptly named! ‘Love at First Sight’ is a 5 shadow palette with the most beautiful of everyday neutrals. The colours featured include a sparkling white, cool champagne, muted gold, taupe and a warm chocolate brown. Its universal shades are guaranteed to flatter any skin tone, unless your first name happens to be Shrek.

Swatches of the five gorgeous eyeshadow colours

Swatches of the five gorgeous eyeshadow colours

I adore neutrals whether for day or night, but here is a simple look for day time – light colours blended towards the tear duct and the darker hues in the outer/crease contour. The texture of the eyeshadows are silky smooth with high pigmentation – making application and blending a dream.

Jenny shows us her natural eyeshadow look using her SAX Eye Luxe palette

Jenny shows us her natural eyeshadow look using her SAX Eye Luxe palette

Jenny looking fabulous in her Eye Luxe Eyeshadow

Jenny looking fabulous in her Eye Luxe Eyeshadow

The sleek black packaging also includes a generously sized mirror, meaning it will have a very busy and productive existence whilst living in your handbag.

The sleek palette closed

The sleek palette closed

SAX’s Eye Luxe Eyeshadow Quintette is a cosmetic bag must-have! And for those who love coloured eyeshadows – don’t stress – there’s something to tickle your fancy too. Check out the Media Darling (purple) and Smokey Denim (blue) palettes at your local SAX Cosmetics stockist.

Jenny x

For stockists, check out www.saxcosmetics.com

Jenny reviews SAX Rich Lip Colour Lipstick in Classic Red

Hi Everyone,

We are very happy to welcome back the gorgeous Jenny Ma to guest blog for SAX once agaian. This time it’s all about treating your pout & her new obsession – SAX Rich Lip Colour Lipstick in Classic Red.

Read on to see what Jenny thinks!

Smitten by a Classic!

Everyone needs a great red lipstick. Move over all the nudes, there isn’t a better way to brighten up a dreary winter outfit with a lick of red on your kissers.

Now the SAX team know my uncanny obsession with red. I’ve been testing out SAX’s Rich Lip Colour Lipstick in Classic Red, and boy am I smitten.

Jenny Ma & SAX Rich Lip Colour Lipstick in Classic Red

Jenny Ma & SAX Rich Lip Colour Lipstick in Classic Red

The name dutifully implies the perfect shade of red – not too orange, not too brown and, dare I say, the neutral fire-engine red that complements all skin tones. Now, I have quite a yellow based, sallow skin tone, yet this lipstick immediately brightens up my complexion. Please see the evidence in pictures below.

Jenny Ma showing us her pearly whites!

Jenny Ma showing her pearly whites!

Love love! I’ve also included a photo with my chompers showing. This gorgeous shade of red actually makes my teeth look brighter and whiter. Double win! Yes, it pretty much means that you can stop brushing your teeth and just buy SAX’s Classic Red lipstick instead😉. At this rate, we’ll be watching Colgate go into voluntary administration.

I love the smooth, moisturising texture of the lipstick and the high pigmentation screams ‘luxe for less’. And the packaging, oh I nearly died. The classic black square case (no more rolling off the counter) reveals the lipstick with a gentle push on the bottom of the cap. With one click, lipstick slides out… innovative, much? It’s classically elegant packaging for a classic red lipstick.

SAX Rich Lip Colour Lipstick in Classic Red

SAX Rich Lip Colour Lipstick in Classic Red

And did I mention the price? Just $14.95 at selected pharmacies. My favourite haunt for SAX Cosmetics is Terry White Pharmacy.  Yes, I’m certain you can snag yourself this baby with the loose change floating in the bottom your handbag.

Jenny x

For stockists, check out www.saxcosmetics.com

All Day & All Night Mascara Review by Jenny

Hi all,

Happy Wednesday! We don’t know about you, but the first half of the week always seems to go slow, then once Wednesday arrives, it feels like it’s practically the weekend already! So with that in mind, we’ve got to thinking about our weekend makeup.

From lunch with the boyfriend’s parents to glamorous nights out, the SAX team has a variety of social events to go to. So what beauty product can make all the difference to your look when going from day to night? Mascara!

Our second guest blogger, Jenny, tried out one of our favourite products in the office – SAX All Day & All Night Mascara. Jenny is the second winner of our Blog for SAX competition. For someone who doesn’t have her own blog, we love her work! Here’s a little information about Jenny:

Meet Jenny!

Meet Jenny!

And now read her review!

All Day All Night 

My natural lashes are almost invisible – yep, my camera doesn’t lie. They’re short, thin, spindly and straight. In fact, you would probably need a magnifier to see them in their glory. Unfortunately, the world isn’t so kind to carry around magnifying glasses in their pockets for the sake of seeing Jenny’s non-existent eyelashes. So when I was sent SAX’s All Day & All Night Mascara I was ecstatic.

Jenny's eyelashes with the 'Natural' mascara.

Jenny’s eyelashes with the ‘Natural’ mascara.

Firstly, I love the packaging. It’s simple yet interesting. The All Day & All Night Mascara boasts two looks – ‘Volume’ and ‘Natural’ and that’s achieved by a double cap on the mascara.

The large, bristly mascara wand makes it super easy to catch the root of the lashes as you apply. Its domed tip is brilliant for small inner/outer corner lashes and also bottom lashes – helping to achieve that wide-eyed look. I preferred to use the ‘Volume’ variant, because, as you can tell, I need all the help I can get! My lashes were transformed from invisible to thickened, voluminous, fluttery – I absolutely adored the results. The mascara is long wearing – with minimal smearing, smudging or flaking and the colour stays a true, intense black.

SAX’s All Day & All Night Mascara delivers, whether you want a minimal day look or a sultry, dramatic lash effect. And you only need the one tube. You can thank me later when you regularly get mistaken for Betty Boop!

Jenny x

Mascara

SAX All Day & All Night Mascara

Jenny's eyelashes with no mascara.

Jenny’s eyelashes with no mascara.

Jenny Volume

Jenny’s eyelashes with the ‘Volume’ mascara.