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MAC Wash and Dry Mini Haul

Posted on May 5, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’ve actually been quite restrained with MAC’s limited edition collections of late – I resisted Philip Treacy even though I thought the Blue Peep bright blue eyeliner looked amazing, Cinderella didn’t really do it for me either. I was tempted by the lipsticks though as I do love a good nude, but after sorting out my collection and finding I have at least 15 MAC nude shades already, I decided better of purchasing. Mia Moretti, Toledo and Bao Bao Wan slipped by me too – and I’m kind of glad to be honest as I could have spent rather a lot of money by now!

When I saw the first sneak peeks of the Wash and Dry collection on Instagram though, I knew I’d have to get at least something, if only for the amazing packaging! The highlight powder instantly jumped out at me, but there wasn’t really anything else that looked particularly special in this collection, so I ended up with just the highlighter and a blush.

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The High-Light Powder in Freshen Up (£25.00) is just stunning. This is easily the main attraction of this collection just because it’s so beautiful and unusual looking. It features three shades, from pastel banana through peach to mid-coral. The three shades are pressed with an embossed finish, that to me looks like it’s supposed to represent water. Let me know if I’m wrong though! The whole of the pan is then topped off with a fine layer of what looks like the lightest shade, which highlights the embossed finish and gives the palette an iridescent effect.

Now I really didn’t want to ‘ruin’ this product and swatch it because it’s so pretty, but I have enough limited edition products that I can’t bear to touch I’m ‘saving’ so I did try it out eventually! (Please see final image for swatches) As soon as I rubbed over the strips, the pearlised top coat disappeared revealing the true colours underneath. The shades were all well pigmented and soft as expected, but I feel I’m a bit pale for these colours at the minute though, so I’m definitely looking forward to trying this out when I have a tan!

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I also purchased the Powder Blush in Hipness (£20.00), this shade is described simply as a light peach. I’d say it’s more of a mid tone coral though with a matte finish. This blush is just the most beautiful vibrant colour – I’m so glad I bought it! It’s definitely a great colour for summer and it would be the perfect shade to brighten the complexion.

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In the swatches above, you can see the individual shades of the highlight powder are actually pretty intense, and the darkest coral / orange shade would work fantastically well on its own as a blush. I love that you can completely customise your look with this palette by running your brush over different shades to create different effects – the lighter shades give a lovely golden highlight, or swept together the three shades give a beautiful light coral / peach blush.

I’m really glad I purchased these products and managed to resist the lipsticks for a change! I’d love to hear if you snapped anything up from this collection?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

MAC Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014

Posted on December 18, 2014

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Well just look, another new MAC limited edition collection has been unveiled! The Lightness of Being Collection looks simply stunning, with beautiful pastel shades to take you perfectly from Winter into Spring 2015. I’m really excited about this collection! I’ve heard it’s going to be released in the UK in late December, I’ll update with the date as soon as I find out when. UPDATE – the collection will be released on Boxing Day!

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Poetic colour ushers in a new vitality following winter’s deep chill, as uninhibited shades dance across the face in a free-spirited collection inspired by whimsical flights of fancy. Liberate yourself from darkened tones and explore the freeform movement of frosted lavender, pearlized champagne and pale mint green. Eyes and cheeks explore a new lightness of being in sheer pastels, a perfect complement to rosy lips. Nails leave you free to be, in hushed beige and lavender…Expressive colour for the modern spirit.

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Mineralize Rich Lipstick 

  • Be Fabulous – Washed-out pastel pink
  • Luxe Natural – Light beige cream
  • Dreaminess – Soft cool pink cream
  • Style Surge – Neutral coral cream
  • Touch the Earth – Light wood brown

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Mineralize Lipglass 

  • Poetic – Pale champagne pink with pearl
  • Loose & Lively – Peachy orange
  • On Cue – Gold pearl
  • Boundless Energy – Violet pink
  • Beautiful Moves – Pale mint with pearl

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Mineralize Eyeshadow 

  • Spiritual Life – Shimmery pale lemon
  • Natural Vigor – Shimmery champagne peach
  • Just Breathe – Shimmery light blue
  • Uninhibited – Shimmery light grey
  • Leap – Shimmery lavender
  • Force of Nature – Shimmery brown

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Mineralize Skinfinish 

  • Lightscapade – Shimmery pale peach with lavender marble
  • Perfect Topping – Shimmery off-white with light pink, blue, yellow marble

Mineralize Blush 

  • Uplifting – Peach with bright orange marble
  • Please Yourself – Light pink with plum marble

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Studio Nail Lacquer 

  • Lightness of Being – Pale beige
  • Modern Movement – Pale lavender

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Eye Pencil 

  • Taupe – Dark brown
  • Slate – Dark grey

MAC X Philip Treacy for Spring 2015

Posted on December 5, 2014

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Hi Guys!

After being pretty gutted about missing the Prabal Gurung collaboration (I was too late and everything I wanted had sold out) I’m really excited about MAC’s latest collaboration announcement! In April 2015 MAC will be teaming up with amazing London based milliner Philip Treacy!

Treacy told  that the collection is about beauty, elegance and colours that make “the features look good.” We can expect a collection of 12 products inspired by three of Treacy’s hat designs (pictured) The collection will include lipsticks, highlighter powders and palettes.

M.A.C is a futuristic label, I have always admired its ability to think outside of the box” Treacy said about the collaboration.

I can’t wait to see what the products will look like! I’d love to hear what you think? xxx

NEW MAC Collection! A Novel Romance for Autumn 2014!

Posted on July 26, 2014

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Hi Guys!

So it would appear that hot on the heels of MAC’s The Simpsons collection, another collection will be arriving this autumn – A Novel Romance! I found these images whilst scouring online and had to share them with you! I love that the promo images are made to look like cheesy romance novels! The colours in the collection look gorgeous too, with lots of muted tones which will be perfect for the changing seasons. This is also a massive collection with a large range of products to choose from, so there should be something for everyone!

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Lipstick

  • Myself – a bright, shiny beige (luster)
  • A Novel Romance- bright, cool pink (cremesheen)
  • Good Kisser – fuchsia (matte)
  • Hearts Aflame – red clay (matte)
  • Lingering Kiss – plum red (Matte)
  • Yield to Love – dark pink (cremesheen) only available online

 Lipglass

  • Bared for You – delicate pink
  • Reckless Desire – transparent lavender with a shade of grey
  • Pure Fiction – purple roses
  • Wanting More – pale lavender
  • Talk Sexy – dark purple

Mascara

  • Haute & Naughty Lash Black Too Black

Blush

  • Fun Ending – Neutral peach (Satin)
  • Animal Instincts – glossy plum (frost)

Brush

  • 213 Fluff
  • 224 Tapered Blending

Shade Kit: A Romance Novel

  • My Fantasy – Organic Olive (VELUX pearl)
  • Fall in Lust – pink with gray (frost)
  • Dance in the Dark – dark brown (matte)
  • Rising Passions – earthy green with gold pearl (velvet)

Shade Kit: An Amorous Adventure

  • Sable-gold plum with bronze pearl (frost)
  • Sex & The Oyster – sea green (VELUX pearl)
  • Brawn – plum brown (Satin)
  • Black Tied – Black with silver flash (velvet)

Shade Kit: Passion Quest

  • The Wrong Man – a bright, cool pink (satin)
  • Serenade – pink with blue pearl duochrome (VELUX pearl)
  • Brazenly – aubergine (VELUX pearl)
  • Stay Sultry – dark purple (satin)

Nail Lacquer 

  • Before Dawn – green with gray
  • Midnight Storm – dark magenta
  • Sunset Sky – purple
  • Midnight Loss – dark purple
  • Midnight Ocean – royal blue
  • Midnight Sky – dark graphite

Fluid Line Eye Pencil

  • Atomic Ore – Gold
  • Earth Sign – dark brown
  • Deep Blue Sea – dark blue ocean
  • Metropolis – metallic gray
  • Water Willow – khaki green
  • Evil Twin – blue with violet
  • Black Brilliance – Black

 Brush 

  • 242 Shader

Electric Cool Eye Shadow

  • Pure Flash! – Champagne
  • Love Power – bright, shiny pink
  • Superwatt – bright, shiny gray brown
  • Coil – Copper Brown
  • Gilded Thrill – gold (frost)
  • Switch to Blue – an intense cobalt
  • Highly Charged – intense purple with pink pearl
  • BlackLite – black with multi-dimensional pearl

Original info found here.

MAC The Simpsons Collection – Coming Soon!

Posted on July 17, 2014

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Hi Guys!

You may have heard on the grapevine that MAC’s next limited edition collection is going to be in collaboration with The Simpsons! Well it’s true! I’ve been snooping around and MAC appear to be keeping this one pretty quiet, with the only official image released being the one above. You can see there’s definitely going to be some bold and bright colours going on! I also know it’s a ten piece collection, so watch this space!

MAC have also provided an official quote from Marge… so we know what a couple of the shades are called at least!

I must say that Lisa’s Spikes really works well with my skin tone and of course, Beehive Blue complements my hair perfectly” says Marge.

The MAC The Simpsons Collection launches at Comic Con San Diego on July 26th and will be available from August 28th online and September 4th to purchase in store.

P.S I’ve also been stalking Instagram for some other pics – take a look  to see what I found!

Do you think you’ll be grabbing some products from this collection?

MAC The Simpsons Fall Collection 2014

Posted on May 6, 2014

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OMG! News has just broke today that MAC will be bringing out a The Simpsons collection in Autumn this year! In the words of Homer – Woo Hoo!!!

Unfortunately there are no product images or info available as yet, but as soon as I hear of anything I’ll let you know!

I can’t wait to see what the products will be like! xxx