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 the 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 🙂

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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 range in a brand new line called Lip Intensity Lipsticks. These retail for 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

doe

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

lifes-blood

Claretcast

claretcast

Ambrosial

ambrosial

Cordovan

cordovan

Hellebore

hellebore

Marsala

marsala

Dionysus

dionysus

Double Fudge

double-fudge

Burnt Violet

burnt-violet

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.

Eyes

MAC Eye gloss in Pearl Varnish

So I have a new release from MAC. This is the MAC Studio Eye Gloss (limited edition) in the shade Pearl Varnish and it has just been released as part of the Future M-A-C 2016 Collection. In this collection the have released two varnishes one in Pearl and the other in Lightly Taupe. First let me explain what a Varnish is from MAC. It’s basically what makeup artists use on the eyelids of models when they want to get that wet/glossy look to the eyes. It’s very editorial makeup and is only really used for photoshoots as it doesn’t last long on the eyes and tends to crease.

SAM_0611I personally picked this up because I am a collector of makeup and don’t have anything like this in my collection. The product itself comes in the traditional black MAC Studio box. Of course you have to open this up and inside you get the good stuff that the actual Pearl Varnish. I bought the Pearl shade as I preferred the shade and I think it would suit my pale/fair complexion better.

SAM_0613The product itself is housed in a simple clear plastic jar with a black lid. Probably not the most glamourous packaging but it does the job well as the lid screws on tightly in order to minimize exposure to air. Also the actual jar is reinforced acrylic plastic so no danger of it breaking anytime soon.

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Formulation wise this product is really sticky so I wouldn’t recommend it for those of you that have hooded eyes or sensitivity in the eye area. The glitter particles are also chunky but not in a bad way. You don’t feel them when their o your lid but they are big that they reflect the light as you move. So pretty!

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This product retails for 21 euros and is currently available for purchase at all leading MAC retailers. I sound like a commercial ad for MAC lolz! Hope you enjoyed this review.

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Lip Products

Ariana Grande MAC LipGlass (Limited Edition)

MAC is one of those makeup brands that has been around for years and years and that everyone under the sun seems to love. It’s also one of the first brands that makeup artists as a profession were drawn too which makes it extremely coveted. I, myself personally love MAC but I especially love it when they do all their limited edition collections every season. This season they collaborated with the singer Ariana Grande and though I’m not a fan of the singer herself I do love this collection.

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There are only two products in this collection and to be honest I only liked one of the products and that was the lipglass however I am going to pop an image of the lipstick and its info at the end of the post for anyone who is interested in trying it out but be warned it is patchy when applied. The lipglass however is absolutely beautiful from its packaging to the application to the shade colour.

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The product comes in a sturdy almost glass like packaging though it plastic which make it easier to carry around in your purse. It has a black lid and the applicator is your typical doe-foot applicator. When you pull the applicator out it has the appropriate amount of product on the tip to cover your entire lip area.

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I won’t lie the formulation of this product is a little bit sticky but it is MAC’s version of a lipgloss which are generally meant to be sticky. The shade color is this light sheer pink  with silver shimmer running through it. It’s gorgeous applied on it’s own but it also goes well when applied over lipstick.

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Both the lipglass and the lipstick retail at 19 euros which is a set price for most mac lipsticks and lipglosses. I personally love this product. I should mention the name of the lipglass is Viva Glam Ariana Grande. The lipstick shade is called the same.

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Hope you guys have enjoyed this blog post. I’m planning on at least uploading twice a week though this could increase depending on my schedule.

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