I decided to be spontaneous and write about the products that my subconscious decided were necessary to maintain temporary or permanent? residence in my purse this week. Turning it inside out, I found the following cheeky bits and bobs:
MAC Keep It Casual Lip & Cheek Colour
Once upon a time, MAC released this beauty that doubles up as a cheek and lip stain. With fingertips, I use this on my lips. It's a medium to dark pinky red in a cream finish that's not too dark but still with enough vamp to make it autumn chic. Wonderfully simple to apply, it's great for on the go.
There were two brushes in this collection, and despite my already huge collection of brushes, I could not resist walking away with at least one of them. With baby pink handles and bristles matched with a rose-gold ferrules, these are a such treat for the eyes! I picked up the MAC 187SE brush (SE simply stands for special edition). I use stippling duo-fibre brushes on a daily basis to set my foundation/concealer, and sometimes I also use them to apply blush, so I thought why not pick this one up as I will definitely use it anyway. I have compared it to the permanent MAC 187 brush below, keep reading!
MAC Talk that Talk Pro Longwear Lip Pencil is a matte dark purple lip pencil from the RiRi ♥ MAC Collection. This was meant to complement the MAC Talk That Talk lipstick from the same collection. With this product, application is neither easy or difficult, it tends to glide on the lips well and deposit colour, however, it can be a bit patchy. Like most lip pencils with the Pro Longwear formula, this tends to be drying and unforgiving on flaky lips. I like using lip pencils all over the lips to act as a longer wearing base for lipsticks, but this product causes lips to 'shrink wrap' as you can see in my photo. Proper lip preparation with a moisturising lip balm is a must. This product itself is long wearing and can hold itself well against drinks, but when combatted against oil containing foods, some product tends to slip off.
This is possibly one of the biggest MAC hauls I've done in a very long time. Word on the street is that the entire collection sold out from the MAC website within 20 minutes of the release. I purchased these from my local MAC store -- products were quickly selling out, I must have had lady-luck on my side! Here is a preview of what I got -- stay tuned for product reviews and swatches.
PS. If you are interested in these pink and rose gold beauties, the Selfridges website is your best bet. Most products are already sold out, but they have more in stock than House of Fraser and Debenhams!
For this Christmas season, MAC is releasing a gorgeous glittery makeup collection. We will see new Mineralize eyeshadows, blushes and what I'm most excited about- new Mineralize Skin Finishes. I'm sure all beauty geeks (ehm myself) are also looking forward to the special packaging. Although not as creative or stunning as the MAC RiRi collection, we will see products in their usual packaging but with hints of gold - in lipstick bullets, labels, etc. This collection will certainly appeal to many, especially MSF addicts!