Hi guys! I know I haven't been updating my blog much, but that's because I have exams in 4 weeks. And if you know about medical school, 4 weeks isn't even enough to cover the amount of stuff to learn! There's just so much. But hey, atleast I have something for you guys to look at in the meantime, till my next update, which might not be soon! :(
So I got the Bronze Eye/Cheek palette. Its extremely pretty and very wearable. All the colours in the palette have good pay-off! I can't wait to wear these out - which might not be anytime soon since I'm so busy :(
But here are swatches!
L to R: Eversun bpb, Oak lip pencil (this came with my haul), Magic Dust e/s, Elite e/s, Smut e/s
I just love this palette :) Were you able to get your hands on it? What do you think? ♥
ps. Wish me luck for my exams!
So yes, I gave in. I bought it. :)
When I went back to the MAC store to have a look at stuff, I decided to swatch this eyeshadow again and it didn't seem as like it had a 'bad pay-off' as it did when I checked out MAC's Sugarsweet collection the first time!
Dear Cupcake is a pretty coral pink shadow with a gold-ish sheen and a satin texture. Similar to a matte, but more blendable IMO. This colour would be great for an everyday or even work look. I can't wait to wear it out! Probably in my next FOTD? Maybe? ♥
Here's a smokey pink look using my MAC Hello Kitty Too Dolly palette again. I wore this to a birthday dinner my friend Jason at Busaba restaurant. I just realised I seem to be having loads of birthday dos lately. Hmm.
All products I used are by MAC unless stated otherwise. :)
I used Yoghurt e/s under the brows with the 224 brush. I used Stately black and Romping e/s on the lid using the 219 and 239 brushes. I used the black Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero to line my upper lashline and waterline and my fav Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara on the lashes.
Cheeks and lips were kept simple with just Emote blush to contour and a light application of She Loves Candy Hello Kitty lipglass on the lips.
So what do you think? Hope you enjoy this look! :)
I wore this look to a lunch out with some of my friends last sunday. I wore a red top to match my bf's Red Batman top from Topman, and tried to get makeup to match :)
The products I used are all MAC unless otherwise stated:
All products by MAC unless stated otherwise ^_^
Olay Total Effects 7x
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer in Neutral to Tan 40
Emote to contour
Fun n Games blush on apples
Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Goldmine e/s on inner lid
Star Violet e/s on middle + outer lid
Spiced Chocolate e/s on outer V
Femme-Fi e/s as brow highlight
Urban Decay 24/7 in Bourbon Liner on lower lash line
Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara - LOVE THIS MASCARA!!
Naked Space lipglass
Hope you like my look! The weather's really pretty now in England. Not too hot, not too cold ♥
I went to check this collection out with my bf since he helps me pick out which ones are really worth getting, but overall, I thought the collection was just so so, although from the display the colours just looked so scrumptious! There weren't many items that I felt were must-haves. The lipsticks were pretty, the LE eyeshadows had a lack of colour pay-off (the perm ones in the collection were a lot better), Mineralised Skin Finishes didn't really have much colour to them - just for 'skin finishing' I guess. The tri colour lip glosses were sheer, and I don't wear nail polishes much (due to having to work in a hospital environment and examining patients) so I didn't check them out. My BF says I don't need false lashes so I didn't look at the lashes they had on display either. I think, like other bloggers, I thought the shadesticks were the ones that were the best in the collection. I bought my first one, Red Velvet, which would look great under the several pink/purple eyeshadows I have.
Read more for a more in-depth review :)
Sugarshot - Pale frosty beige (Lustre) (LE)
Dear Cupcake - Mid-tone pink coral with gold pearlized pigments (Satin) (LE)
Aquavert - Soft mint with white pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl) (LE) (Repromote from Lure)
Stars 'n' Rockets - Lavender with red/pink reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
Club - Muted reddish brown duo-chrome with green opalescent shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
I thought overall that the perm eyeshadows (Stars n Rockets and Club) in this collection were better than the LE ones they have. I was really looking forward to Sugarshot and Dear Cupcake, but both of them lacked in colour pay-off. Seems like you had to build them quite a bit for them to show up :(. Sugarshot is a pretty glittery white shadow - really looked like sugar. I really wanted to get this but my conscience held me back - I could probably get another glittery white shadow that applied on better. Dear Cupcake - a nice satiny pink. But as I said, it lacked colour pay-off. I heard this was similar to Sushi Flower, but I didn't check that out to tell if that was true and if it had better pay-off. Aquavert is a light mint green shadow with amazing veluxe pearl texture that I thought would be good to get since the pay-off was good, but I remembered how I don't use my mint green Springtime Skipper much so I passed on this. I already have Stars n Rockets and its a beautiful colour, a pink-purple duochrome. This is a must have! Club is a greenish-brown duochrome that would be great for smokey eyes. BF didn't really like the colour though so I gave it a pass. Stars n Rockets and Club are in the permanent line so there's no rush to check these out. :)
Cakeshop - Frosted pewter
Lemon Chiffon - Frosted pale white gold
Butternutty - Frosted light neutral beige
Red Velvet - Frosted mid-tone pink
Penny - Light pinky copper
I was never interested in shadesticks since I thought paint pots were enough. I've read from others that apparently the formulation in the ones from Sugarsweet are much better and they glide on better than the old ones. I can testify that this is true. They glide on like butter :) My lids would be happy with these. I don't know if they're crease-resistant since I haven't played with them much. The colours are pretty much the same as on the colour description just above this paragraph - note that I've switched around the descriptions so they differ from the website since I think they've just mixed them up. I picked up Red Velvet, the pink one which would look so well under my pink or purple eyeshadows. :) Yum yum.
Sweet Thing - Mid-tone magenta with multi-dimensional pearl (Luste)
Bubbles - Sheer frosty white beige (Glaze)
Touch - Peachy cinnamon (Lustre)
Lollipop Loving - Mid-tone coral with subtle green with gold iridescence (Glaze)
Saint Germain - Pastel pink (Amplified Creme)
The lipsticks were pretty yummy, although I feel that I already have a few that were good dupes for these. Sweet Thing looked delish, looks like Fun n Sexy from the Fafi collection, but is a lustre so it glides on the lips better. Bubbles would make a good lip highlighter, but I felt that I didn't really need one of those. I already have Sunsonic from the Neo Sci Fi collection which is a golder frosty version, which I don't use much either. Touch is a brownish one from the permanent line. Lollipop Loving is a yummy repromote from the Heatherette collection. Must-have!! Saint Germain is another yummy one, its permanent in the UK, but reminds me of my Melrose Mood lipstick, also from the Heatherette collection. So yeah, I thought I had several that were dupes so I didn't buy any. :)
Tasty - Top: Sheer blue pink with reflects. Middle: Mid-tone blue pink with duo-chrome pearlized pigments. Bottom: Dark creamy red pink
Just Dessert - Top: Sheer yellow pink with reflects. Middle: Mid-tone yellow pink with duo-chrome pearlized pigments. Bottom: Mid-tone creamy yellow pink
Simply Delicious - Sheer peach with reflects. Middle: Pale coral with duo-chrome pearlized pigments. Bottom: Creamy mid-tone coral
Triple-Yum - Top: Sheer gold with gold reflects. True gold with duo-come pearlized pigments. Bottom: Mid-tone bronze
Consume Me - Top: Sheer white with reflects. Middle: Pale mint with duo-chrome pearlized pigments. Bottom: Creamy light peach with pearlized pigments
Just SHEER! And so not worth it. Unless if you're after the packaging, then that would be alright. :)
Perfect Topping - Pink/Peach/Lavender melange
Refined - Tan/Peach/Coral melange
Both of these were pretty, and not as frosty as the Grand Duos. I would pick Perfect Topping if I was able to get one of the two.
So there you have it, my MAC Sugarsweet Collection review. Did you get anything? Which products were must-haves for you?
Promo pic from http://sher0xx.blogspot.com
Product Swatches are from karlasugar.blogspot.com