17/02/2010

Valentine's Day: My Look, Day, & New MAC 130 Brush! ♥


The bf and I celebrated our Valentine's Day early on Friday the 12th of February as opposed to the 14th. Here's the look I wore on our special day! I used mainly items from the MAC Colour Craft collection. It's sweet and girly ~ The bf really liked it! And guess what he got me for Valentine's Day?? Well you don't really need to guess, its on the title! He got me the new MAC 130 brush! I was so thrilled. He got me the 188, and now this! I'm so happy, I can't believe it! He's such a sweetie ♥ Anyway, continue reading for my look, my day and a brush review :) xx

EYES
MAC Soft Ochre paint pot
MAC Girlish Romp eyeshadow quad: White (highlight), Lavender (crease), Pink (lid), Peach (inner lid)
MAC Feline eye kohl
Usual Lash Primer & Mascara

FACE
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
MAC MSF Natural
MAC So Sweet So Easy cremeblend blush

LIPS
MAC Oak lip pencil
MAC Colour Crafted lipstick












We met after he finished uni and we walked around Oxford Street for a bit, went to GAME to look for new video games, and then ate out at one of my ever favourite restaurants - Las Iguanas in Soho.

We had the usual: 3 Tapas - Champinones, Quesadillas and Nachos. A few drinks, and we also tried this new dish called Chilli. I didn't like it as much as what we always order, but it was worth a try. Too much tomato sauce. :)

After that, Selfridges was still open and we decided to drop by. And I was so thrilled - he got me the MAC 130 brush! So here's my short review!


The MAC 130 brush is a flat toppped duo fibre brush. The bristles are firm but soft. It's more dense than the 188 brush, and its white bristles are also much shorter. I've heard that this brush is good for applying foundation, ensuring an 'air-brushed' finish with enough buffing, but I think it may also be good at contouring since the shape kinda reminds me of the MAC 109 brush, which used to be my contouring brush! I don't contour my cheeks any more which is why 'it used to be'. I think this brush may also be good for applying blush, since its small enough, creme or powder blushes. I'm so excited to have this, I couldn't stop smiling through the night because he bought it for me, but mainly because he actually remembered that I wanted this! It makes me really happy when people remember my wishlists lol. xx Well anyway, onto more pictures :)




MAC 130, MAC 188


MAC 130, MAC 188

I hope you enjoyed this post! How did your Valentine's Day go? ♥

31 comments

  1. You look gorgeous, Livia!

    My BF got me a 3 MAC(incl. MAC130) brushes for my bday a few months ago. (he didnt understand why I would want brushes)

    I Love the mac 130, and Im sure you will too.

    I was in London a few months back and I loved it there. Esp. Selfridges!!!

    xo,
    Jess Mai

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  2. is that a new brush? i dont remember seeing it before..O.O...

    would you recommend this brush? I have the 188 already, so im not too sure if this brush is really necessary..:/

    but anywas, i like the look, you look pretty. What a lucky bf! & bf sounds sweet. <3

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  3. u look so pretty ..ths look is very soft and pretty ,i love that colour contacts on you also xo mw

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  4. Those colors look great on you! You're adorable :)

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  5. @Jessica- I'm surprised you got this brush early! I thought it was a new release this year. You're lucky to have your bf buy you 3 brushes! I love Selfridges too! :)

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  6. @xbbkay- thanks! :) It depends on what you need/ want to use this brush with. It's quite dense so you can use it for foundation, but if you're just going to use it as a blush brush, I guess it's not really a must-have if you already have the 188. I personally really enjoy this brush now:) it works great with my cremeblend blushes! Xxx

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  7. Awww you look so sweet and radiant! I love this look on you! So lovely of your BF to have remembered the brush you wanted, I'm glad you had a nice time together =)
    Thanks for the comparison pic, too!

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  8. awww i love this look on you! your skin looks flawless and everything looks very natural... you kinda remind me of a doll :P

    <3

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  9. Very pretty look as usual ;) Ok, so I need your advice then: I don't own either brush (the 188 or the 130). I don't think the 130 is available in the states yet, because I haven't seen it. But which brush do you think is the better one for applying creme blushes, highlighters, or powder blush?

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  10. Why don't you contour anymore? Not that you need to, I'm just curious :) You're such a doll!

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  11. His family friend runs the MAC pro @ IMATS so she gets juicy deals.

    I reap the benefits :)

    -Jess Mai

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  12. cuuute! :) Soft pink colors look beautiful on you ^_^

    I'm so jealous of the brush -- I am gonna buy it regardless but man it's like $38!!! GAH, I really don't have money right now hahaha xD

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  13. Thank you for the lovely Las Iguanas mention! Glad to hear that you enjoy the tapas and do keep trying new things :-) Lucy @ Las Iguanas

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  14. I LOVED this post!!!!!!! I've never even heard of this brush! I think sigma has one really similar now (it's new). I think I'll try out a Sigma brush version. You are beyond adorable in your pics! <3!!!

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  15. btw - I already have the MAC 188 and I think it's not dense enough, I have a feeling this brush style would work much better!!

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  16. @Marce- Thank you so much! We really did have a wonderful time :)

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  17. @LOLanne- Haha,thanks- I love my MSF natural! :D

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  18. @Beautygirl24- Hmmm... tough question, coz I love them both! :) I think.... for more pigmented blushes the 188 is better since its not as dense, whereas for the lighter ones the 130 would be good to get the colour to show. I think the 130 would be better for cream blushes since you can really buff the product in for a smooth even finish. Hmm. If you were to get one of the two I suggest getting the 130 because its probably more versatile overall! And you can use it for foundation too x

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  19. @Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん- Thanks :) Um.. I don't contour anymore because I think it just looks so unnatural on me (and most Oriental people). THe contouring I refer to here is applying a streak of darker shades just below the cheekbones. However I do kind-of contour my face in another way that I was taught by a MAC MA from Taiwan, which is putting a darker shade of powder under my cheekbones all the way to my jawline, and this doesn't need much precision so I just use a giant fluffy brush for this purpose, instead of the MAC 109. :)

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  20. @ Jessica Mai- Oooh I'm soo jealous!!! I wish I knew someone like that too! :)

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  21. @lindah- ;) Your bf buys you makeup too! I'm jealous of what he gets you lol. THe brush IS good though, I'd say its worth it :) xx

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  22. @CHARRY- Thank you! I should wear this more often xx

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  23. @Lucy- No problem. I just love Las Iguanas so much :) Keep up the good work! x

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  24. @ graphology- Thank you for the lovely commentxx

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  25. @J-Ezzy- I've never tried Sigma brushes before! A lot of bloggers recommend them though. If you'd rather a denser brush than the 188, you'll like this one! :) xx

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  26. Awesome! That's so sweet of your bf to get you the 130 brush. The brush is permanent here so I'm going to wait a little longer to purchase it and use it as a foundation brush instead of having to purchase the 190 brush.

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  27. i love your make. ur very talented

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