Eyes

W7 Makeup Mid Summer Nights Palette

Do you ever get those moments where in a certain brand that typically sells semi okay makeup, you find that hidden gem that is actually an amazing product. This is what’s after happening with me with regards to this palette by W7 Makeup. I’ve always gotten sucked into W7 Makeup’s products because of the amount of hype they get on social media and never have I tried a product from them that I have actually liked until now.

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This is the Naughty Nine Mid Summer Nights palette and if you’re a devotee of MAC Cosmetics then this palette packaging shouldn’t be un-familiar to you. It’s literally a direct copy of the 9 pan palettes that MAC own. That aside, the eyeshadows in this palette are almost as good as the eyeshadows in those MAC ones.

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The palette, very true to it’s name, comes with 9 eyeshadows and they are very much from the berry colour family. They range from almost a soft dusky mauve to an amazing intense cranberry red, with the odd gold and taupe shade thrown in for good measure.

These eyeshadows are buttery soft, blend out seamlessly and have almost little to no fallout whatsoever to them. I particularly like the pigmentation of the shimmer shades more than the mattes but that only because I prefer the colour of those shades.

This palette only costs 4.95 euros, putting that next to the 33.50 euros price tag of the MAC one, I can overlook the copyright details in the packaging.

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Lip Products

M.A.C Russian Red Lipstick

Whenever someone asks me “what’s your favourite lipstick?” my reply will always be MAC Russian Red lipstick. The main reason is because this lipstick is the one that I chose for my big day, my wedding. I think when someone chooses something for their wedding then in their eyes that product or item is perfect for them and that’s exactly how I feel about this lipstick.

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Like 90% of MAC lipsticks it has the very iconic bullet shaped design for it’s outer packaging as it’s lipstick tube. The lipstick itself is one of MAC’s Matte formulated lipsticks and true to the formulation name, this lipstick has not a single bit of a shine to it whatsoever once it’s applied on the lips. In fact it’s so matte that it can be borderline drying on the lips if worn excessively.

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I tend to avoid wearing this on a day to day basis instead reserving it for those special occasions when I want a true red. Also when I do want to wear it, I make sure to exfoliate my lips before hand with a lip scrub like the Primark Beauty: PS..PRO Lip Scrub and then applying a good hydrating lip balm or lip mask. My favourite lip mask is theĀ Nugg Beauty: Lip Mask.

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I think what makes this lipstick so special is the colour of it. It’s the most intense and flawless red shade that seems to falter almost every single skin tone that wears it. I say this is my favourite lipstick but I’m not alone in that statement. This lipstick is a favourite of a lot of makeup artist’s and beauty bloggers also.

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Would you rock this red shade? If not let me know in the comments below what your fav MAC Lipstick is šŸ™‚

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Collections, Lip Products

MAC Lip Scrubitous Collection

MAC cosmetics have finallyĀ  released Lip Scrubs which personally I think is long over do. For a brand that prides itself on it’s many formulations and finishes within it’s lipstick line, lip scrubs should have been released from the minute they introduced their matte lipstick formulation. They have brought out five in total, varying only in scent and packaging colour.

“A sugar-based exfoliator that gently buffs away dry and flaky skin.”

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Sweet Vanilla
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Fruit of Passion
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Candied Nectar
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Summer Berry
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Sweet Brown Sugar

The collection is called Lip Scrubitous and as far as I know it is part of their permanent range. They retail for 15 euros (16 dollars) a piece and are already available for purchase since January the 12th both instores and online at maccosmetics.com

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Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the MAC Cosmetics website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of MAC Cosmeticsā„¢.

 

Collections

MAC Caitlyn Jenner Collection

MAC Cosmetics have released a new collection and have decided to collaborate with known other than Caitlyn Jenner. Now I’m no expert on the Kardashian/Jenner family so please don’t ask me any questions about them. I’m simply going to be showcasing the collection with prices and images. Enjoy!

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Lipsticks
Prices:
17 dollars/16 euros
Available in three shades

“A lipstick in three hues, including the online exclusive Understanding”

Cremesheen Glass
Price:
21 dollars/20 euros
Available in three shades

“A lip finish that fuses the creamy texture of a lipstick with the high shine of a gloss in three limited edition shades”

Lip Pencil
Price:
17.50 dollars/17 euros
Available in two shades

“A pencil designed for shaping, lining or filling in the lip in two shades.”

Eyeshadow
Price:
16 dollars/15 euros
Available in three shades

“A highly pigmented powder in three limited edition shades that applies evenly and blends well.”

Eyeliner
Price:
17 dollars/ 16 euros
Shade: Teddy

“A liner in intense bronze, Teddy specifically formulated to provide deep, fully opaque coverage.”

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Powder Blush Duo
Price:
29 dollars/ 27.50 euros
Available in two shades

“A powder blush featuring two shades of mid-tone peach and bronze in one pan.”

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Buddy

“A slow-baked powder in a cool brown shade with 77-Mineral Complex that provides a natural, dimensional finish.”

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Compassion

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the MAC cosmetics website and hence remain property of MAC Cosmeticsā„¢

 

Collections

MAC Nutcracker Christmas Range

Another brand, another massive release for the Christmas months. M.A.C. Cosmetics have released a huge collection called Nutcracker and I’m planning on showcasing everything they’ve brought out in this post. Much like my Charlotte Tilbury: ChristmasĀ post this is going to be long and very much picture heavy so please keep that in mind.

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Eye Compacts

Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact
Price:
39.50 dollars/36.50 dollars

“A compact featuring nine eye shadows in shades of smoky dark cocoa.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact
Price:
39.50 dollars/36.50 euros

“A compact featuring nine eye shadows in shades of warm rich caramel.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact
Price:
39.50 dollars/36.50 euros

“A compact featuring nine eye shadows in shades of cool sugared plum.”

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Face Compacts

Nutcracker SweetĀ Copper Face Compact
Price:
35 dollars/32 euros

“A copper-toned face kit with Extra Dimension and Extra Dimension Skinfinish.”

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Price:
35 dollars/32 euros

“A peach-toned face kit with Extra Dimension blush and Extra Dimension Skinfinish.”

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Viva Glam

Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glam Lip Compact
Price:
25 dollars/ 23 euros

“A lip palette featuring three of our most iconic VIVA GLAM shades.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Viva Glamourous
Price:
32 dollars/ 30 euros

“A lip kit featuring the VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande plum lipstick and glitter-flecked lipglass.”

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Mineralize Kit

Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit
Price:
49.50 dollars/ 46 euros

“A trio of mineralize products to provide a perfect pinky glow for the lips and face.”

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Brush Kits

Nutcracker Sweet Essential Brush Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A brush kit featuring three essential brushes.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Brush Kit
Price:
52.50 dollars/ 48.50 euros

“A mineralize brush kit featuring three brushes and one double-ended brush.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Basic Brush
Price:
52.50 dollars/48.50 euros

“A brush kit featuring five basic brushes.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Contour Brush Kit
Price:
52.50 dollars/48.50 euros

“A brush kit featuring five contouring brushes.”

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Retro Matte Kits

Nutcracker Sweet Plum Retro Matte Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A kit of two plummy retro matte lip products and upward lash.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Pink Retro Matte Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinated kit of bonbon pink shades for lips in a stylish little bag.”

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Mini Kits

Nutcracker Sweet Red Lipstick
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinated candy cane red kit of mini lipsticks in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lipstick
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinated lush toffee brown kit of mini lipstick in stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lipstick Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinated kit of bonbon pink lipstick shades in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinated lush toffee brown kit of mini Cremesheen Glass and Dazzleglass in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Gloss Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinatedĀ candy cane redĀ kit of mini Cremesheen Glass and Dazzleglass in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker SweetĀ Pink Lip Gloss Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinatedĀ bonbon pinkĀ kit of mini Cremesheen Glass and Dazzleglass in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet RedĀ PatentPolish Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinatedĀ bonbon pinkĀ kit of mini patentpolish lip pencils in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker SweetĀ NudeĀ PatentPolish Kit
Price:
35 dollars/ 32 euros

“A coordinatedĀ lush toffee brownĀ kit of mini patentpolish lip pencils in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Gold Pigments and Glitter Kit
Price:
35 dollars/32 euros

“A coordinated decadent gold kit of mini pigments and glitter in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Gold Pigments and Glitter Kit
Price:
35 dollars/32 euros

“A coordinated decadentĀ bronze kit of mini pigments and glitter in a stylish little box.”

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Nutcracker Sweet Limited Edition Collection

Lipsticks
Available in 5 shades

Kingdom of Sweets Ā¦ Flamboyish Ā¦ Saucy Little Darling Ā¦ So Good For You Ā¦ Leap of Delight

Magic Dust Eye Shadow
Available in 6 colours

Dance Flowers Dance Ā¦ Forward March Ā¦ Pretty Dainty Ā¦ Rabblerouser Ā¦ Dark Lullaby

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Pigment
Available in 2 shades

Rose Ā¦ Process Magenta

Eye Kohl
Available 3 shades

Powersurge Ā¦ Prunella Ā¦ Feline

Magic Dust Powder
Available in 2 shades

Yum Yum Yum Ā¦ Sweet Vision

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the MAC Cosmetics website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of MACā„¢.

 

Collections

M.A.C Light Festival Limited Edition

M.A.C. Cosmetics is great for releasing seasonal collection in order to spice up their makeup outside of their permeant range. For the Autumn months it’s no different with their release of the Light Festival Collection. Now the collection features a palette, 2 liners and 2 brushes but only the palette is limited edition.

“Look radiant during Diwali with an exquisite limited-edition Eye Shadow x 9 palette. In honour of the joyful holiday, this palette features gleaming hues of gold, red and blue inspired by the flicker of flames and fireworks. Complete the look with a lively flourish of Fluidline Pen or Modern Twist Kajal Liner.”

As with all M.A.C limited edition releases the palette is available until the very last one sells out. There are nine eyeshadows present in the palette and they range from golds, to blues to reds and have some incredible vibrant colours in it. It’s a nine shadow palette and I have heard that the pigmentation in these shadows isn’t the same as their single so I would recommend to swatch in stores before purchasing. All the information about the rest of the collection, along with images and prices is listed below.

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Light Festival Eyeshadow x 9
Price:
32 dollars/28.50 euros

“A limited edition Diwoli-inspired palette in gleaming hues of gold, red and blue.”

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Fluidline Pen
Price:
23 dollars/20.50 euros

“A eyeliner that combines the vivid pigment of fluidline with the versatility of a pen.”

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Modern Twist Kajal Liner
Price:
17 dollars/ 15 euros

“A kohl-like liner that’s sultry, seductive and a little bit scandalous.”

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217 Blending Brush
Price:
25 dollars/ 21.50 euros

“A brush for the shading or blending of powdery or creamy products.”

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239 Eye Shader Brush
Price:
25 dollars/ 21.50 euros

“A soft and dense brush to shade or blend.”

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Lip Products

MAC Lip Intensity Lipsticks

M.A.C. Cosmetics have recently released shades within their lip rangeĀ in aĀ brand new line called Lip Intensity Lipsticks. These retail forĀ 21 dollars/19 euros so the same price as regular M.A.C. lipsticks. The shades are all listed below and I honestly have no clue as to when these will be available in stores but they are available online for purchase.

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Driftwood

driftwood

Medium Rare

medium-rare

Doe

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Smoked Almond

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Toast and Butter

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Galaxy Grey

galaxy-grey

Gumball

gumball

Postmodern

postmodern

Eros

eros

Lobster

lobster

Habanero

habanero

Mulling Spices

mulling-spices

Fireworks

fireworks

Life’s Blood

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Claretcast

claretcast

Ambrosial

ambrosial

Cordovan

cordovan

Hellebore

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Marsala

marsala

Dionysus

dionysus

Double Fudge

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Burnt Violet

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Blue Beat

blue-beat

Stallion

stallion

Disclaimer: All images used in this post have been acquired via the MAC website and are for illustrative purposes only and not for profit gain. All images remain property of MAC Cosmetics TM.