Lips lined with MAC Magenta Lip Liner and filled with MAC Fun 'n Sexy lipstick (LE from Fafi Collection).

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30/06/2008

Lip Swatch: Fun 'n Sexy with Magenta

My friend, Jenn, just came back from America with the MAC goodies I asked her to buy for me. I got Magenta Lipliner, Bare Study Paint Pot and Love Nectar Lustreglass:


I ♥ Bare Study Paint Pot~! It makes such an amazing eyeshadow base.

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Livia
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Mini MAC Haul

I went to the MAC store today as it was my last day living in Central London and it would be quite difficult to get to a nearby one once I moved home. I took a few swatches of the lipsticks I'm thinking of getting~ :


London Life, Meltdown, Barcelona Red, Fresh Moroccan, New York Apple, Impassioned, Girl About Town

It's the first time I've seen Barcelona Red in the store (since it's usually sold out) and it's a very pretty frosty dark coral colour. I'm still thinking about it though. Who knows, I might change my mind and not want it later on.

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Livia
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27/06/2008

MAC Lipstick Swatches

This was my Face of the Day as we went shopping in High Street Kensington:


My Smokey Turquoise FOTD consists of...

Loreal True Match Foundation in W3, MAC Springsheen Blush on the cheeks, and Dessert Treats Creamsicle lipgloss for lips to complement the bold eyes.

17 Eyeshadow in Viva Diva (a shiny Turquoise Blue) on inner lid, blended with Me Me Me Electric Vibe (a shiny Blue) on outer lid and a bit on the crease, Matte Dark Brown eyeshadow in the crease and a Pearl-coloured shadow on the brow bone (both these from the Maybelline trio in Chocolate Mousse I have), Upper lid lined with Electric Vibe, Lower lid lined with Nichido Black Kohl Eyeliner, and MAC Plushblack Plushlash Mascara.

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Livia
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LOOK: Smokey Turquoise Blue


As G and I were walking around High Street Kensington looking at shops, I saw the Body Shop's huge 'SALE' sign and decided to walk in. They had some body butters at 50% off, and I've been thinking about getting one of them since I feared I was going to run out of the Satsuma Orange one my mum gave me. So to delay its extinction, I wanted to get another one but of a different scent.

They had Blueberry, Avocado, Vanilla, etc on sale, but it was Pomegranate that G and I thought scented best. So I bought this LE Body Butter for £6.00 and I'm very happy I did.

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Body Shop's Pomegranate Body Butter

I think MAC Fleshpot is the best nude lipstick ever! Here's a look using MAC Fleshpot under Rimmel Sun Queen with 4U2 Gemtone Onyx Eyeshadow Quad, Black kohl-lined eyes and MAC Plushlash PlushBlack Mascara:


Nude lips are best with dark smokey eyes as they don't steal away focus from them and help emphasize eyes as the main (let's say) attraction of your entire makeup look.

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Livia
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19/06/2008

LOOK: MAC Fleshpot

My bf and I went to the MAC store in Selfridges. I tried MAC Sunsonic lipstick again, then to my surprise it wasn't so bad. Maybe since I over-well-moisturised my lips beforehand, the lipstick glided on better. However, MAC Electro lipstick looked good too and I figured I'd wear it more often than the other, so I ended up buying that instead. So I take back what I said earlier - silly me.

Here's me wearing MAC Electro Lipstick:



Not too bad ei?

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16/06/2008

MAC Electro lipstick

I went out with my brother today to have lunch and do a bit of shopping, and I found myself 3 really nice lipglosses. So here's what I got today...

Vinyl Bronze Mirror Shine Lipgloss in Golden Goddess and Sun Queen,and Vinyl Stars Mirror Shine Lipgloss in Liquid Asset. All by Rimmel, bought from Boots. ^__^


Here are some swatches;
Without flash:

With Flash:


Golden Goddess & Sun Bronze are really pretty summer-y lipgloss shades, and I think they would go well on top of a nude lipstick or by themselves.

Liquid Asset is a lovely hot pink gloss with sparkles - those sparkles are what attracted me to this one!

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Livia
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14/06/2008

Rimmel Mini-haul!

Finally, my exams are finished! That's second year of medical school done for me (well hopefully I don't have to do any retakes :s) and 4 more years to go!
I've been longing to see the new MAC collection that was released here in London last week, and now that I'm free, thats the first thing I did!

So here are swatches of lipsticks from MAC Neo Sci-fi & MAC Dazzleglasses.



MAC Neo Sci-Fi

To be honest though, I was quite disappointed with the collection. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be. The eyeshadows were smooth to apply and their colours were quite pretty (especially Expensive Pink), but I'm more of a lipstick-person so those were the only ones I really looked at.

Sci-fidelity is a pretty colour but I found that it was very similar to other lipsticks already in the permanent line such as New York Apple, and a lot like Fresh Moroccan (though this picture doesn't really show it, it really is very similar - even more than with NYA). I didn't find it to be that special.

Sunsonic is the lipstick I've been looking forward to see because the face chart for that lipstick really appealed to me (see below). It was very pretty swatched, but once I tried it on my lips, it just looked like a messy load of glitter. Maybe it would look better with my lips lined and layered with a gloss. But with it's relatively rough texture and needing these other things to make it work, I wasn't too happy. I decided to pass on this one :(



Astral is a very pretty brown lipstick. It's a lustre and looks really elegant on, but it is quite similar to Viva Glam VI that I already have.

Electro is a bright orange lipstick, but not as neon orange as I expected (which is a good thing :D). It was smooth and creamy applied, and looked quite decent on me when I put it on. However I don't think I'll have much use for it as it is not really an everyday-type of colour. It is swatched next to Meltdown which I've been thinking about getting recently, and I think I still prefer Meltdown to Electro.

Pink Grapefruit is quite a pretty lipgloss. It's more orange-y than pink - but for that orange-y-ness I didn't really feel like I needed it (or more like 'wanted' it lol).

MAC Dazzleglass

I just chose a few Dazzleglasses to swatch based on how interesting I thought they looked on the tube.

Funtabulous is a gloss that had a bright purplish colour with purple reflects. I thought this was quite pretty.

Ms. Fizz is another pretty one that looks like Funtabulous, but slightly pinker with bluish reflects instead of purple.

Love Alert is a gorgeous raspberry-coloured gloss with red reflects. Seems it would go well layered over red lipsticks, or maybe even alone.

Bare Necessity is a white-neutral gloss that has red reflects (though they can't be seen in the photo- sorry!). It's a gloss that seems like it would go with a nude lip. :)

~ So that's the end of my mini-review, I walked out of the store without buying anything, disappointed - but however, thinking about the Dazzleglasses instead of the Neo Sci Fi collection. Wonder which item I should get... if I do get any?

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Livia
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13/06/2008

MAC Neo Sci Fi & Dazzleglass Swatches

I got quite bored, so here's a random lip swatch using Style Minx lipglass over Lovelorn lipstick:



Both lip items from MAC. Style Minx is LE from the Heatherette Collection & Lovelorn is a lipstick in the permanent line. I ♥ Style Minx.

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Livia
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05/06/2008

Lip Swatch: Style Minx over Lovelorn

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