What's In My Purse Today?



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.

18/10/2013

What's in My Purse Today?


Here's a quick and easy step-by-step Smokey Brown Eyes tutorial featuring the new eyeshadow palette: MAC Her Cocoa Eyeshadow palette from the Riri Hearts MAC Collection. Out of the two eyeshadow palettes, I've picked this one as I love warm neutral shades - they complement my skin tone perfectly. The eyeshadows themselves are good quality -- but more to come in my in depth review and swatches of the MAC Her Cocoa Eyeshadow palette.  In this tutorial, the colours I've used here are not particularly unique to MAC - you can find similar shades with different brands. This post is quite lengthy and picture heavy - be warned! xx

13/10/2013

Smokey Brown Eyes Tutorial with Riri Hearts MAC Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Palette


Riri Woo lipstick has been launched in every Rihanna x MAC collaboration this year, and in this collection, it comes in a beautiful rose gold bullet case.

12/10/2013

Lip Swatch: RiRi Hearts MAC Riri Woo Lipstick Review, Comparison Swatches

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!


06/10/2013

RiRi ♥ MAC 187 SE Brush Review


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.

Lip Swatch: RiRi ♥ MAC Talk That Talk Pro Longwear Lip Pencil Review and Swatches

MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow is one of those cult favourite eyeshadows that many beauty bloggers have in their beauty arsenal. It's a shade that is not quite brown and not quite grey - something that sits in between. When worn, it gives that subtle smokey effect that is deemed 'safe' for the makeup shy and also works for the more daring makeup lovers. Here's a simple smokey eye look using Satin Taupe, which I wore to dinner with one of my friends. What do you think?

LOOK: Satin Taupe

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.


Did you purchase anything from this collection? ♥
Livia | Princess Livia

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!

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05/10/2013

MAC RiRi Hearts MAC Collection Haul

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!



MAC Divine Night Collection Color Story Christmas 2013

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