MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick

March 9, 2015 | Beauty, MAC | 10 Comments »


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MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick

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MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick

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MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick

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MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick

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Swatch: MAC Cinderella Royal Ball Lipstick

The MAC Cinderella collection is a collection I REALLY wanted to love. But nothing really jumped out at me. The shades are soft and neutral. Basically what you’d expect from a Cinderella collection. The packaging is super cute, but I’ve kind of grown out of buying things JUST for the packaging. Still, I felt like I should at least try something from this collection. As I looked through my tool box I realized that I didn’t own that many nude lipsticks so I added Royal Ball to my wishlist. And that’s really all I ended up getting. Of course during the checkout process I tried convincing myself that I needed the Stroke of Midnight palette. But I stood my ground and didn’t buy into the hype. That doesn’t mean it’s not a pretty palette. It just means that I only have like 50 similar palettes/shades laying around.

Anyway, Royal Ball is a lustre and described as fleshy pink. It looks really frosty on my lips and while I don’t typically go for that sort of look, I actually like this. It did take a little getting used to, but after a little while I really started to love it. I think it has a nice elegant look to it. Totally Cinderella-like. I got about 2 hours of wear time before it started to fade. I found it to be pretty comfortable too. I’m glad I decided to get it after all. It’s a nice addition to my collection.

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MAC Eye Shadow X9: Burgundy Times Nine

March 7, 2015 | Beauty, MAC | 2 Comments »


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MAC Eye Shadow X9: Burgundy Times Nine

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MAC Eye Shadow X9: Burgundy Times Nine

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Swatches: Honey Lust, Poppyseed, Quarry, Antiqued, Embark

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Swatches: #Noir, Haux, Star Violet, Sketch

When I made my MAC Cinderella collection purchase I decided to pick up the Burgundy Times Nine palette as well. I really do love my MAC palettes! And this one really jumped out at me. The shadows are smaller than the average pan size. However, I personally like having more shadows in a smaller package. It’s like a sampling of lots of pretty shadows that compliment each other nicely. It’s also perfect for traveling (which I’ve been doing a lot more of lately).

There are 4 X9 palettes total. Amber, Purple, Navy, and Burgundy. Burgundy contains Honey Lust (bronze dipped peach/lustre), Poppyseed (midtone mauvey nude/satin), Quarry (soft muted plum brown/matte), Antiqued (ash brown with bronze/veluxe pearl), Embark (intense reddish brown/matte), #Noir (deep black brown w/ gold pearls/velvet), Haux (soft muted rosy brown/satin), Star Violet (pinky brown plum/veluxe pearl), and Sketch (burgundy with red shimmer/velvet). Surprisingly I don’t have any of these shades in my collection already which made my decision that much easier. I’m really loving Star Violet! It’s just so pretty!

Below you can see a look I created using this palette. I used Star Violet on my lid (I actually slightly wet it with my Fix+ before applying it), Haux in my crease, Sketch in my outer crease and lower lash line (I slightly wet it with Fix+ before applying to lower lash line), and Honey Lust on the inner corner of my eye and brow bone.

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Did you get any of the X9 palettes? If so, which one? What are your thoughts?

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin

March 5, 2015 | Beauty, Jeffree Star Cosmetics | 2 Comments »


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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin

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Swatch: Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin

Here’s a makeup line that I’ve been waiting on for… ever? Yes, I’m a bit of a fangirl. I’m a little bummed that all I managed to get was Celebrity Skin, but it’s every bit as awesome as I imagined. I’d really like to get my hands on Redrum and I’m Royalty too.

I really like these types of lipsticks because they feel so comfortable. Some of the others I have in my collection tend to be drying at times, but this one wasn’t. I prepped my lips before application (lip scrub followed by a light application of lip balm) and even then I still had some dry patches. It still applied perfectly and you can’t even tell that my lips were a little chapped. At least I don’t think you can.

The applicator is pillowy soft and made for a nice, comfortable application. My lipstick stayed put all night with very little fading. Surprisingly I don’t own many nudes, but the few I do have require a lot of prep work in order for me to pull it off. This is definitely a more comfortable nude for me. I absolutely love it and I’m not surprised at all. Why wouldn’t I expect awesomeness? Even the packaging is amazing. Pink AND stars? Love it!

Dear Jeffree, please give us more! Lots and lots more!

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