MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Pinkluxe

June 20, 2013 | Beauty, MAC | 8 Comments »


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MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Pinkluxe

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Swatches (WET): MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Pinkluxe

From the MAC website: Eye Shadow innovation like you’ve never seen before. The pure power of pigment in a creamy, lightweight hybrid, offering distinctive effects – applied wet for a super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance, or dry for sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish. Six palettes feature five complementary shades that glide on and blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night looks with matte to pearlescent finish.

When I first heard about MAC’s Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadows I just knew I had to have one. There aren’t many swatches out there just yet so I had to just pick a color and hope for the best. In fact I finally saw swatches for Pinkluxe the day after I had already placed my order and I was already having regrets. But the moment I swatched this palette for myself I just knew I made the right choice. This goes to show that you can’t always make your decisions based on someone else’s swatches. Good thing I went with my gut on this one.

I decided to first try this palette out wet because I was aiming for a bold look. I only used the bottom 3 shadows. The top 2 shadows were too frosty for my liking so I used a different brand for my highlighter. I pressed the 4th shade onto my lid (wet). Then I used the 5th shade in my crease and blended a little of the 3rd shade on top of that. I used a bit of the 1st shade on the inner corner of my eye. For my lower lash line I used the 3rd shade (wet).

To say that I love this palette would be a huge understatement. I so LOVE me some pinks and purples! The shadows that I used blended nicely. The texture was perfect. I did experience a crazy amount of fallout though. So much sparkle I felt like Edward Cullen. But I always do my eye makeup first so that I can clean up afterward. Is that weird? Almost everyone I know of does their eye makeup last. Anyway, beside the massive amounts of sparkles all over my face this palette is just amazingly gorgeous and I love it! And 9 hours later there is hardly no fading or creasing. I should also mention that when hubby first saw me today he said ‘WOW! Your eyes!’ He usually always compliments my makeup, but I don’t always get the ‘WOW!’ Pink and purple sparkles, yo!

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Another Lancome haul

May 24, 2013 | Beauty, Lancôme | 4 Comments »


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Lancôme haul

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Lancôme Smoky Palette

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Swatches: Lancôme Smoky Palette

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Lancôme Bronze Palette

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Swatches: Lancôme Bronze Palette

Macy’s has a pretty sweet Lancôme gift with purchase when you spend $35 on any Lancôme products. Annnnnd I went a little nuts! I know I mentioned in a previous post that I could care less about makeup bags because I have WAY too many laying around. But I never said anything about tote bags! Needless to say the tote bags are what did it for me. I can so use these at the lake this Summer. The choices are a blue tote with a coral flower or a coral tote with a coral flower. I’d say they’re very similar to those reusable shopping bags, but maybe not as durable. I do think they’d be perfect for the beach or lake though.

You also get a Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, your choice of serum (Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate or Vissionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector), your choice of eye cream (Génifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate or High Résolution Eye Refill-3x Triple Action Renewal Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream), your choice of palette (Smoky or Bronze), and your choice of mascara (Définicils High Definition Mascara or Hypnôse Drama Full Body Volume Mascara).

I placed 2 orders so that I could get both bags and both palettes. Yes, I’m a cheater, but there were quite a few items I wanted to get so I just broke it down a bit. You can see swatches for both of the palettes that came with the GWP above. I really do love the Bronze palette. The Smoky palette was rather sheer and needed to be built up a bit to even show up in the photo. The Bronze palette on the other hand was much more pigmented and had better texture. It’s also more Summer friendly with the beautiful bronze shades.

I plan on breaking the haul up into parts so that there won’t be one huge photo heavy post. So be on the lookout for swatches of the lipglosses, lipsticks, nail polishes, and Emerald Decadence palette.

This is definitely one of the better GWP. I’m not usually drawn to them, but like I said… the tote bags were super cute!

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MAC Temperature Rising Collection

May 21, 2013 | Beauty, MAC | 2 Comments »


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MAC Temperature Rising Collection

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MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Hot Nights

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MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Hot Nights

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MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Ripe for Love

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MAC Temperature Rising Powder Blush in Ripe for Love

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MAC Temperature Rising Lipstick in Caliente

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MAC Temperature Rising Lipglass in Underdressed

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Swatches (Left to Right): Caliente, Underdressed, Hot Nights, Ripe for Love

I was pretty excited about the MAC Temperature Rising Collection. Everything looked so sparkly and pretty! I know I said I don’t care for shimmer/sparkle, but something about these sparkly beauties really stood out. The bronze packaging is also really pretty and screams SUMMER! Below you can see some swatches of me wearing Ripe for Love blush and Caliente lipstick. I absolutely LOVE both! I don’t own many peach blushes so this was a must have for my collection. Both blushes really packed on some color so I had to use a rather light hand when applying them. They lasted pretty much all day, but started to get patchy around 8 or so hours. Caliente lipstick is absolutely adorable! The sparkle can be a bit much, but I do appreciate it. It did fade after about 2-3 hours so I had to reapply quite often throughout the day. I also really liked the texture. You can see it in action in the photo below.

I didn’t get any of the other lipsticks or lipglasses because I already own similar shades. I do however regret not getting the Bare My Soul Quad. Which is now sold out. Doh!

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