Hi guys! I'm sorry I haven't posted in ages. I've been really busy with Uni work and stuff. Year 3 Medicine Exams in 8 weeks (aaahhhhhh)!!

I haven't bought anything new from MAC -resisted well from getting anything from the Grand Duos collection! But I did a pretty good drugstore (mini)haul a few days ago.


I got Max Factor's False Lash Effect mascara - with the JUMBO WAND! I thought I would have problems with the size of its wand but I was still curious to try it. And I must say I was wrong, and I LOVE IT! Review to come :)



I've been wanting to get a Fibre Optic Duo Fibre brush (such as the 187 or 188 from MAC) but those are too expensive for now. I found a great alternative - Jemma Kidd's Foundation brush. Bristles are so soft, I love it too. Great for MSFs!


So yea. I bought the Max Factor mascara from Superdrug and Jemma Kidd's Foundation brush from Boots. I'm pretty happy with my purchases. :)

31/03/2009

Update + Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara + Jemma Kidd Foundation Brush


I got to see the Grand Duo collection of mineralized blushes yesterday when I stopped by MAC at Westfield. The colours are just super-pretty, however I thought they were also super-shimmery. Each of these had 1 marbled side for highlighting and 1 solid side which was really pigmented for blush. If I had one of these I'd probably be annoyed if bits from the marbled side went over to the solid side and vice versa (lol OCD?). But nevertheless, the colours are SO pretty. I've already spent a bit on the Hello Kitty collection so I guess these are for my eyes only :( Until they're sold out. *BIG Sigh*

My favourites were Moon River and Love Rock. I love pinks!♥

See pics!

Grand Duo

Intenso

Love Rock

Hot Planet

Earth to Earth

Moon River

Light Over Dark

They're sooo pretty :( *drools*

I got these from the MAC website. For once, pretty accurate pics of the products on online MAC!

14/03/2009

MAC Grand Duos Collection Review


Here's a look using some of my new Hello Kitty goodies! I've used the Too Dolly palette, Tippy Blush, Fashion Mews lipstick and Nice Kitty lipglass. I thought to make a pink version of the blue one in the promo pic. It was fun doing this look, hope you like it. :)

I used...

All products by MAC unless stated otherwise ^_^

FACE:
L'oreal True Match Foundation in W3
MSF Natural in Medium
Emote to contour
Tippy blush on apples

EYES:
Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Yogurt e/s on entire lid + browbone
Romping e/s on lid
Femme-fi e/s on middle of browbone
Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line + wing
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero Liner on lower lash line
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara

LIPS:
Fashion Mews l/s
Nice Kitty l/g

TOOLS:
217, 272, 266, 187, 109, 116, Shu Uemura Lash Curler






09/03/2009

LOOK: Fashion Mews


Okay, despite me saying in my review that I thought this collection was just so so, I still ended up doing a bit of damage. Its just that I felt threatened when I saw on the MAC website that in less than 1 week, the products that were on my 'maybe' list were already sold out! So I traveled to my nearest MAC counter (one in Westfield) and bought the ones on my maybe list. Well, if I change my mind I can always sell it right? Or give them to my lil sis :)

So here's what I got:


Tippy Blush
Nice Kitty lipglass
Strayin' lipstick
Big Bow lipstick


The Hello Kitty embossed on the lipsticks is soo cuute!



08/03/2009

MAC Hello Kitty Haul Part 2


Here's a playful look using MAC Cute-ster lipstick from the Hello Kitty collection. I also tried to dupe the Lucky Tom quad that I didn't buy using eyeshadows I already have. Hope you like this look, and let me know what you think! ♥

All products by MAC unless stated otherwise ^_^

FACE:
L'oreal True Match Foundation in W3
MSF Natural in Medium
Emote to contour
Dainty mineralized blush on apples

EYES:
Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Femme-fi e/s all over lid + browbone
Expensive Pink e/s on inner 1/3 of lid
Goldmine e/s middle 1/3 of lid
Violet Trance e/s outer 1/3 of lid + crease
Yogurt e/s on browbone
Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line
Fascinating eye kohl on waterline
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara

LIPS:
Cute-ster l/s

TOOLS:
217, 272, 239, 266, 187, 109, 116, Shu Uemura Lash Curler







Lucky Tom Quad courtesy MakeupByTiffanyD:


07/03/2009

LOOK: Cute-ster!


Here's my humble Hello Kitty haul! I didn't get much coz there weren't many items that I thought were must-haves. Might have a second round next week though, but we'll see. :)

What is your favourite product from this collection?


Too Dolly Quad

Cute-ster and Fashion Mews


05/03/2009

MAC Hello Kitty Haul


After a long wait, the Hello Kitty collection has finally arrived in the UK! And I finally got to check it out. To be honest though, I thought it was a letdown. I didn't feel that it was as good as the hype made it out to be. Although, the packaging's really pretty! Here are my thoughts on the collection:

Eyeshadow Quads:
I thought these were the stand-outs for this collection - although many say they are dupe-able. I don't have as many eyeshadows as most beauty bloggers so these colours weren't too boring for me. I bought the Too Dolly quad, but the Lucky Tom quad's not bad either.


Lipsticks:
Cute-ster - this was my fav although it is on the sheer side. Unlike many other bloggers, I like lustre lipsticks since they feel so moisturising on the lips. This colour gives my lips a peachy-pink tint.

Fashion Mews - a much lighter, sparklier, frostier version of Lavender Whip cremesheen. The colour's very unique and quite opaque for a glaze lipstick. This would do well with smokey eyes! I picked this one up too.

Strayin' - this is the hot pink that comes out with almost every MAC collection. Reminds me a lot of Gladiola but only frosty as opposed to being a matte. Made me think of Rocking Chick too from the Barbie collection. I have those other two lipsticks I mentioned so I gave this one a pass.

Big Bow - the Fun n Sexy (from Fafi) of this collection. Bright pink with blue sparkles. Although not as "Fun n Sexy" as the Fun n Sexy lipstick in my opinion.

Most Popular - a very wearable pink-maroon lustre. Kinda pretty. I would get this one if I wore dark lips a lot.

Fresh Brew - I thought looked like poo. :( so I didn't even bother. It's part of the permanent line so I can leave it til later to check it out, if I feel like it.

Lipglasses:
These didn't do much for me. Like other bloggers have said, these are quite on the sheer side. I thought I would be getting She Loves Candy but when I wore it, it seemed just like clear gloss. Sparkles weren't too obvious. Might check the lipglosses out again and give them a second chance next week!


Beauty Powder Blushes:
I wanted to love these :( But I thought the colours were just alright. Nothing special.

Fun n Games didn't do much for my skin apart from giving shimmers.

Tippy is a bright blue-pink pink blush. You need a light hand with this as its quite pigmented. Might pick this one up next week.

Beauty Powders didn't do anything for me. I'm not into false lashes so I didn't check those out. Not into Glitter Liners either - as they don't come off easily and I'm too lazy to use oil-based makeup removers. And for the nail polishes.. well, MAC's not really known to have really good ones so I'll save my money for cheaper and better quality nailpolishes. :)

Credit: Swatches from rocketqueen's blog

MAC Hello Kitty Review


I thought to re-visit Dangerzone mineralized eye shadow trio I bought from the Red She Said collection last December. I had so much fun making this look, I hope you like it too! ♥

I used:
FACE:
L'oreal True Match Foundation in W3
MSF Natural in Medium
Enough Said blush to contour
Stark Naked blush on apples

EYES:
Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Vanilla e/s on browbone
Hey e/s on lid
Dangerzone Red Mineralized e/s on crease
Black Tied e/s on crease
Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero eyeliner on lower lash line
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara

LIPS:
"Red", She Said l/s
Cult of Cherry l/g

TOOLS:
217, 224, Bourjois Smudge Brush, 266, 187, 109, 116, Shu Uemura Lash Curler






02/03/2009

LOOK: "Red," Livia Said

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