Posts Tagged 'mac cosmetics'

MAC To the Beach Haul

I hauled a few things from MAC’s To the Beach collection.  Had I known everything was going to sell out the first day I would have bought Sweet & Punchy while I was at it but oh wells. I can’t wait to try everything out! Let me know what you hauled from this collection in the comments!

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My precious… Marine Life High-light Powder- definitely more of a shimmery coral blush. For some reason it makes me sing “my little pony.”


Hipness blush: a bit pinker and brighter than Instant Chic


Left to right: Beach Bound and Lazy Day. Beach Bound is a pretty peach color that doesn’t turn a horrible orange color on my lips. It’s a very pretty nude type of lip. Lazy Day is almost a glossier more pigmented version of Angel lipstick.


Flurry of Fun lipglass contains teal reflects. Super pretty over lippies!

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.
Products available at MAC

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes, my new love

I gave into the hype and bought a couple Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palettes the other day from Rite Aid. Yes, the same brand that makes 99 cent nail polish that you loved in your teens. The first words out of my mouth when I swatched my WnW Lust palette were “Holy S*&$!” I didn’t expect them to be so smooth and buttery with a high color payoff! These definitely remind me of the same quality as Dior but with cheap packaging. The colors in the WnW Lust palette are also dupes of MAC Eyeshadows such as Shadowy Lady, Yogurt, Beauty Marked, Fig 1, and Knight Divine.


Colors in the left column are matte, and the right column is shimmer. I found it to be a light shimmer, not too chunky.


Flash, swatched with no base, matte colors on top, shimmer on the bottom


Natural light, swatched with no base, matte colors on top, shimmer on the bottom

These shadows blended out very well on the eye, as well. I’ll post a FOTD using these colors this week.

If you’re looking for budget eyeshadows, look no further, give these a try!

Disclosure- product featured was bought by yours truly.

Friday Favorites

TGIF baby. I feel like it’s been a pretty short week but that’s because of my travel. Yay home! This weekend isn’t going to be too epic but I love myself a lazy weekend. BTW I’m thinking of moving my blog over to Blogger. Yay? Nay?

Let’s get these Friday Favorites started!

Brows are so important. They can make or break a makeup look. Kandee Johnson posted this awesome video about keeping your brows tamed.

Fellow blogger friend Laura (Emerald Green 88) posted this excellent tutorial on depoting MAC eyeshadows and blushes. Click here for the full tutorial.

Ever wonder where cursors come from?

Source

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Another Pret-a-Papier FOTD yay

Hey peeps! Here’s another Pret-a-Papier look I wore over the weekend. Hope you enjoy! xoxo
Click on the pics to make them bigger aka scarier.

Face
Make Up For Ever MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation #117
MAC MSF Natural Light Medium
YSL Touche Eclat #2
MAC Instant Chic Blush
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

Eyes (All MAC unless noted)
Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20 (waterline)
Vanilla (highlight)
Crystal (inner 3rd)
Beautiful Iris (inner highlight)
Memorabilia (outer 2/3rd)
Gazette Grey (crease and outer V)
Charcoal Brown (brows)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk (on lid)
Diorshow Iconic Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero

Lips
MAC Color Me Coral l/s
MAC Cha Cha l/g

In case you’re interested, I’m wearing a shirt from Forever 21. It looks better on me than the website 😉

April Favorites

I’m finally getting around to posting my April Favorites. I’m not that late this time though. Yay me! These are products I couldn’t get enough of in the month of April.

TiGi Bedhead Superstar Shampoo and Conditioner, Sulfate free for thick massive hair– The shampoo smells like strawberry candy and the conditioner smells like Philsophy’s Falling in Love perfume. So yummy! For reference, I have medium but fine hair. It’s a volumizing shampoo but it gives me a boost without weighing down my hair. It leaves my long hair shiny, clean and frizz free.  I’ve been having a slew of perfect hair days this month. Keep this up and it might become a new holy grail. You can find this at your local Ulta, Trade Secret, Target, etc.

Band-Aid Friction Block Stick– A-to-the-mazing!  You can wear your most evil, blister inducing shoes and still be able to walk like a normal person hours later.

MAC 182 Buffer Brush– I don’t have to worry about my foundation looking streaky with this baby. After slapping on some paint with my 189 brush, I buff my foundation in with powder in circular motions using the 182 brush. Flawless every time.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in Star Black 1L– This is my absolute favorite eyeliner, and I’ve bought it several times. It looks like MAC’s Phone Number but it’s waterproof. It’s a very soft black grey, perfect for everyday, and I pretty much wore it everyday in April. See a swatch below.

That’s it for my April Favorites! What are your favorite products from this past month? Let me know in the comments! Hope you guys are having a great Tuesday!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway! It ends in a week.

MAC Pret-a-Papier Quick Review and FOTD

If I buy stuff, I gotta use it right? This is a quick FOTD using the 4 items I bought from the MAC Pret-a-Papier collection. What I love about this collection is the wearability of it. Wearability equals value to moi! Wearability also means a pretty tame FOTD as well 😉

Click on the pics to make them bigger aka scarier.

 

Face
Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation #02 Sand
MAC MSF Natural Light Medium
YSL Touche Eclat #2
MAC Instant Chic Blush
MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder

Eyes (All MAC unless noted)
Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20 (waterline)
Vanilla (highlight)
Tissue Weight (lid)
Gazette Grey (crease and outer V)
Mulch (outer V)
Charcoal Brown (brows)
Urban Decay PP Eden
Diorshow Iconic Mascara
Make Up For Ever Star Black 1L Eyeliner

Lips
MAC Nude Rose


Tissue Weight is a pinker version of Naked Lunch. It really just blends in with my skin tone. If you have Naked Lunch, I’d go ahead and skip this eyeshadow. Gazette Grey is also not a must have but it’s a nice neutral color to put in the crease. I read that this shadow didn’t blend easily but that’s not the case. Using a MAC 224 brush you can get this sucker blended. I can see this being used to compliment or blend out a purple eyeshadow such as Memorabilia.


This picture shows the chromagraphic pencil on the waterline. I love how less harsh it looks than if I’d used white on the waterline. It also lasts the entire day! This is my favorite product in this collection. You can also use this pencil to conceal and define. I’m definitely getting a backup of this since I’ve been using this pencil everyday since I bought it.


Instant Chic blush is pretty in the pan and pretty on the face. It’s not a must have blush but if you need a corally blush then get it. It’s a sheertone but definitely well pigmented.

I think I need to go back and get Memorabilia. It’s so pigmented and pretty but I have a zillion purple eyeshadows. What did you get from this collection? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.
Products available at MAC

MAC Pret-a-Papier Haul

I hauled a few things from the MAC Pret-a-Papier collection and to tell you the truth, I was really surprised I liked this collection as much as I did. I was boo hooing the promos for this, but in person this collection is gorgeous! There’s just so much more value in a collection of wearable colors. I posted swatches here of this collection.

Here’s what I got from this collection plus a couple other things. As always, click on the photos for full size.


Blush- Instant Chic, Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20, Eyeshadow left to right: Tissue Weight, Gazette Grey


Chromagraphic Pencil close up


I also bought a new pro palette (gotta start depotting….), MSF Natural in Light Medium, Eyeshadow left to right: Charcoal Brown, Naked Lunch, Vanilla


Tissue Weight next to Naked Lunch for comparison. Tissue Weight is more pinker/corally.

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.
Products available at MAC


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