Gifts from a Friend (MAC, Benefit) & New Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick Swatches! ♥

Photobucket
I got this random assortment of products from MAC, Benefit, Red Earth and some drugstore ones such as No7 and Rimmel  from my friend, Ai. (Thank you so much!) I have also checked out Max Factor's New Lipfinity lipsticks and they are gorgeous!! Keep reading for my reviews and swatches! ♥

MAC Rose pigment. This is a rosey pink colour with a gold sheen. Its a very pretty colour but very frosty and it doesn't seem to apply as smoothly as I'd like - kind of similar to how MAC lustre eyeshadows would deposit colour.

Photobucket

No7 Stay Perfect eyeshadow in 40 Khaki. This is a beautiful olive green eyeshadow with a gold sheen. It is similar to MAC Sumptuous Olive eyeshadow in colour and probably in texture. It applies so smoothly and evenly.

Photobucket

Red Earth eyeshadow in GR105. This is a beautiful mint green eyeshadow! I don't have anything like it. It applies like a MAC veluxe pearl and it is very smooth to apply. Love the texture!

Photobucket

MAC Tri Colour Lipglass in Nice Mix Up. This lipgloss looks like a slightly burnt orange, and still bright at the same time. It has flecks of gold in it. So pretty! Only downside for me is, it is quite sticky, much like a standard MAC lipglass.

Photobucket

Benefit Her Glossiness lip gloss in Talk to My Agent. This is a dual ended product with two lipgloss colours. One end has a sheer hot blue-pink and the other has a sheer but sparkly mauve colour. The consistencies are less sticky than the standard MAC lipglosses, which is a plus for me! ♥ Too bad about the sheerness of the products though.


Photobucket

Rimmel Rose Sorbet lipstick. This lipstick is a frosty strawberry pink. It leans coral too. Very pretty! ♥

Here are swatches of all of them in one photo:

Photobucket

...And now on to Max Factor Lipfinity lipsticks:


When I went to Boots today, I was also able to check out the NEW Max Factor Infinity Lip Pens, and THEY ARE GORGEOUS!! I am definitely picking up one of them. They are smooth to apply, quick to dry and last ages - so much that I was able to take photos of the swatches I made in store when I got back home! These are fabulous dupes of MAC's lip markers they came out with last year. Here are the swatches!

Photobucket

I'm slowly getting into Benefit because of checking out Ai's amazing Benefit collection (which I asked her to blog about & review soon!), Benefit's beautiful packaging, and I'm starting to get bored of MAC. It's just the steep price tag that's holding me back though. Imagine, a MAC blush averagely costs about £17, and if that isn't expensive enough, a Benefit blush costs about £24! Ridiculous.

But anyway, What do you think? Have you tried any of these products? And what are your favourite products from Benefit?? ♥


Photobucket

9 REPLIES:

  1. i was looking at these lip markers just the other day,i really love them too! will definitely pick some up next week.
    thanks for the swatches
    x

    ReplyDelete
  2. nice haul! :D

    those max factor lip pens look great, luvin the royal plum one! :D

    oh, and my fave benefit product is sugarbomb :) it's my fave blush!

    ReplyDelete
  3. So generous of your friend : D That rose pigment is BEAUTIFUL!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'll definitely check out those markers soon! :D
    great post! :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. I loooove your header !

    ReplyDelete
  6. oh gosh its so beautiful. Just in time for my 2011 obsession with everything shimmery. Did you manage to find the same product in silver or white? This is probably useful for Lunar New Years party. Nothing better than a beautiful shimmery eyeshadow to bring out your new year's spirit!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi,Livia Doll you now have a new Follower. I really like you blog & it seem's as if you have a grate personality :-)..Feel free to stop by my blog anytime as well at www.CandieIce-Jewel.net

    Stay Bless Doll :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nice haul ^^
    I don't buy makeup alot, but the shimmering stuff are always nice!

    x~

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for reading this post. We may not always be on the blog, so if you have a question, don't forget to check back to read my reply. You can also ask us via twitter: @princesalivia. x

Thank you for checking out my blog - leave a comment and I will be sure to check out yours!