Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mac's Love the Look - FOTD

Mac's new Love the Look collection consists of 12 Starflash finish eyeshadows and 4 pearl glide eyeliners and some of the colours are actually repromoted(from last year) along with some new additional colours too. (Check out Temptalia's website for more info).

I ended up with getting only ONE eyeshadow this time around. I might wait for the others to hit the CCOs since I wasn't too intrigued by the colours. I got myself Rated R eyeshadow which is similar to Bitter, Overgrown and the lime green shade from Nar's Rated R duo eyeshadow. (I wonder why Mac copied their product name? =S) Apart from all the other similar dupes, I really love Mac's Rated R's just so pretty and I love the sheen of it. The texture is just so unique. I would just call it a shiny lime shade with a hint of yellow in it. It's just too gorgeous to pass and so I had to get it. *drool*

I also had some of the repromotes from last year so I didn't bother getting any backups either since I know I'll never finish these. I'm glad Smokes N Diamond eyeshadow was repromoted since many people had missed out from last year and they also ended up paying big bucks on Ebay and from other online shops.

Rant: I really hate the texture of Mac's Dreammaker eyeshadow. Why is it even being repromoted? I know it's a starflash finish and it's suppose to be silky, smooth in texture but I wonder how Mac went wrong with this one. It's great as a highlight but the texture is so powdery and seems like a lustre when applied on the lid. I had so much fallout too. =S Honestly, I love the colour but the texture is so horrible. It totally grinds my gears! *Family Guy Moment* =p

The Cosmetosaur blog link was posted on Specktra forums and it has some pretty Love the Look face charts and these are still not posted on the Mac website. Click on the link below for more info....


I was inspired by the facechart called Fashion Groupie. This is just a rendition. I didn't make it exactly the same, instead I applied a purple shade to the outer lid/crease area.

The Eyeshadows/Pigment I Used....

What I Used:

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Smashbox Light Primer
Mac Studio Sculpt NC 42 Foundation
Mac Select Coverup Concealer - NW 35 & MUFE #10 Full Cover Concealer
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark (Around the framing of my face/neck)
Mac Studio Fix Powder - NC 42/43 (Cheek areas - where I'm lighter in skintone)
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Mac Espresso Eyeshadow (Eyebrows)

Urban Decay Primer Potion (Eye Primer)
I didn't use any eyeshadow base this time.

Mac Rated R Eyeshadow (Inner Corner)
Mac Dreammaker Eyeshadow (Center of the Lid)
(This eyeshadow's texture sux! had so much fallout...reminded me of mineralized
Mac Violet Pigment (Outer Lid)
Mac Nocturnelle Eyeshadow (Crease)
Mac Sketch Eyeshadow (A little to darken crease)
Mac Solar White Eyeshadow (Highlight)

Mac Blacktrack Fluidline
Urban Decay - Zero Eyeliner Pencil (Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Loreal Telescopic Mascara
Ardel Wispies Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Mac Desert Rose Blush
(This was my first ever Mac blush! I love it so much!)
Mac Tippy Blush
Nars Luster Blush (Used right above the blush as highlight) many!.....I went a lil crazy with the cheek products! lol

Mac Magenta Lipliner
(I love this lipliner so much and I couldn't find a dupe of this in another drugstore brand at all. You guys should totally get this one)
Mac Up The Amp Lipstick
Mac Just Dessert Lipgloss (Or use any clear gloss)

Thanks for Looking! =D

Monday, July 20, 2009

Annabelle Kohl Eyeliners & Lipliner Swatches

Annabelle (Canadian drugstore brand) has some of my favourite eyeliner/lipliners. They go on creamy with great pigmentation and they cost quite reasonable too. Here are some of the eyeliners and lipliners I have.....(no...I never got these for free like some people did...I
actually bought these)

Kohl Eyeliner PencilsThese eyeliners can easily be used as eyeshadow bases on top of a good eye primer.

The Swatches:

Royal Marine, Lapis, Fiesta, Indigo, Lotus, Black, Coffe, Curacao

Lipliner Pencils
The Swatches:
Mars, Cherry, Sparkle, Hot Honey, Demure, Blush, Natural Rose, Spice, Desert Dune, Dew Rosee

I love all the colours that I have. Although I don't have any of their hot pinks (I prefer NYX hot pink lipliners) and I dont know if they make any either.
I like pairing Mars lipliner when I use Mac Lady Danger lipstick.
Also, I love using Cherry lipliner with any of my red lipsticks.
My most used lipliner is Demure and I use it almost with all lipsticks. It's a great neutral colour.

I also love colouring in my entire lips with a lipliner and applying a sheer gloss on top. Make sure your lips are moisturized so it doesn't feel overdrying.

NYX has good lipliners as well but it's too bad, they are not available everywhere in Canada except in selected Rexall Pharmacy shops.

Make-Up Brush Collection (Updated)

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Mac Eye Brushes: (full size) 210, 209, 227, 226, 224, 222, 239, 239, 217, 217, 249

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Mac Face Brushes: (full size) 192, 190, 109, 165, 188, 187, 169, 150, 182

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Mac Eye Brushes Special Edition: 212, 252, 275, 209, 217

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Mac Face Brushes Special Edition: 168, 190, 187, (Concealer brush is missing)

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Posh Brushes, Lise Watier foundation brush, Nars Blush Brush #6

Posh Eye Brushes

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Winsor & Newton #3 Brush (Micheals), Quo Foundation Brush, Quo Blush Brush

Quo Eye Brushes

Face Secrets Brushes from Sallys

CoastalScents Eye Brushes

CoastalScents Face Brushes

It's quite crowded...isn't it?


Friday, July 17, 2009

Check out this AWESOME Blog! It needs LOVE! ;)


I'm giving a shoutout to my good friend Resham!

Check out her beauty's real cute and very helpful!

This blog needs some lovin'....

It has great swatches and suggestions. I love seeing her hauls too. *drools*

Thursday, July 16, 2009

DazzleGlass Creme Fall '09 (A Preview)

I was able to get three Mac Dazzleglass Creme glosses (marked as samples) and wanted to share some pictures with you guys. This collection consists of nine gorgeous shades and will be released this fall. (September 24, '09)

Soft Dazzle - Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl
Sublime Shine
- Light coral brown with gold pearl
My Favourite Pink
- Light blue pink with pearl
Perfectly Unordinary
- Bright yellow pink with gold pearl
Luscious Spark
- Light orange with gold pearl
Do It Up
- Bright blue pink with pearl
Totally Fab - Bright yellow red with pearl
- Deep brown red with pearl
Creme Allure - Bright yellow plum

(Collection Info from

Some Thoughts:
I thought these would be more pigmented than dazzleglasses but unfortunately, these appear quite sheer on pigmented lips like mines. The texture does feel creamy and reminds me of lustreglasses and these are NOT sticky like dazzleglasses at all. I think I'll get a couple of more of these gorgeous glosses when it comes out in the Fall.

Do It Up, Sublime Shine, Luscious Spark


Swatch Comparisons:

* Smile looks similar to Sublime Shine but Smile has more pink in it.
* Love Nectar listreglass also seems similar but with more frost.

* Do It Up seems similar to Flashmode lustreglass when worn on lips.
I know these lip swatches do not look so great. I have pigmented lips and they look very sheer on me. I guess I would have to wear them on top of lipsticks.

Do It Up showed up with the most colour on my pigmented lips. I guess this can be worn alone.

I know this looks gross alone on my pigmented lips. Hopefully, it looks better on top of a lipstick. lol

This is quite orangey but doesn't seem as orange looking in person. It should look good paired with peachy shades.

* I'm still thinking of getting seems like a real pretty ruby red colour.
Also, another pink gloss and Creme Allure to add to my lavender lippie collection.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. =)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rexall Sale (Posh Brushes and more...)

They have many things on sale right now. Check out the flyer by clicking on the link below.

The best deal are the Posh Brushes and all are $3.00 off regular price. It's totally Awesome! I already have many of the brushes so I only bought the eyebrow brush today.

I think they also have 25% off Ardell lashes and 30% off NYC products. There's tons of more sales on Prestige, Maybelline, Rimmel and Bonnebell. Check out the flyer for more details on everything.

I will be including the same information from my past blog post.

Price Examples
Posh Control Powder Brush : $13 Regular = $10.00 ( with $3 Off )
Posh Eyeshadow Brush: $5 Regular = $2.00 ( with $3 Off )
Posh Retractable Blush Brush: $6 Regular = $3.00 ( with $3 Off)
Posh Smudge Definer Eyeshadow Brush: $5 Regular = $2.00 ( with $3 Off)

Samples Pics:

Hurry before it's too late. ;)

My Mini Haul:

2 Ardell Lashes
Maybelline Define a Lash Mascara 2 for $10
NYC Pencil Sharpener
Posh Eyebrow Brush (Includes Eyebrow Stencils)


I like going to the Rexall Pharmacy in Toronto (Downtown).
Yonge & Dundas (The Bay Atrium Centre - underground floor)
I'm sure other locations have them...maybe you can try calling the store.

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Natural Flare FOTD!


I decided to play with my new goodies from Colour Craft! Especially Natural Flare mineralize eyeshadow. It's love but a pain with all the fallout. =(

What I used:

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
MUFE #6 Primer
Mac Studio Sculpt NC 42 Foundation
Mac Select Coverup Concealer - NW 35 & MUFE #10 Full Cover Concealer
Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural - Medium Dark (Around the framing of my face/neck)
Mac Studio Fix Powder - NC 42/43 (Cheek areas - where I'm lighter in skintone)
Covergirl Loose Powder - Translucent Medium
Mac Espresso Eyeshadow (Eyebrows)

Two Faced Shadow Insurance (Eye Primer)
Mac Layin Low Paintpot LE or Groundwork Paintpot (Eye Base)

Natural Flare Mineralize Eyeshadow
Light White Gold - All Over Lid
Orange/Copper - Above Crease
Bronzy Gold - Crease
Dark Brown - Darken the Crease/Outer V/Bottom Lashline
Mac Rose Blanc Eyeshadow or Nylon Eyeshadow (Highlight)

(This eyeshadow is so super glittery like any typical Mac mineralize eyeshadow. It went ALL OVER MY FACE! It was real annoying!)

Mac Blacktrack Fluidline
Urban Decay - Zero Eyeliner Pencil (Waterline)
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Loreal Telescopic Mascara
Ardel Wispies Lashes

Mac Blunt Blush (Contour)
Mac Desert Rose Blush
Mac Smooth Merge MSF

Annabelle Demure Lipliner Pencil
Mac Up The Amp Lipstick
Mac Eclectic Edge Lipglass

Thanks for Looking!

This was how the eyeshadow looked like after just one use with all the fallouts and it seems like I used it so many times already. It was only my first time too. lol I think it will finish up quickly if I use it more often.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Lipstick Haul!


I was really bummed out since I had to return those two Mac mineralize blushes friom my previous haul.

So I splurged for YSL lipsticks yesterday. I have been wanting these for a very long time now and I finally got them! You can only get them at The Bay downtown (Eatons) and at any Holtrenfew store. Also, I'm not too sure if the Sephora stores in Canada carry them.

These babies are amazing. There are many pretty colours to choose from. They are literally silk to my lips and are incredibly CREAMY! They just glide on like butter. WOW! I have never felt this kind of texture before and I thought Mac Cremesheen lipsticks were very creamy. lol You just cannot compare these at all. I love the sweet mango-ish scent that it has. I love the packaging as's just SO ELEGANT! It also has a little mirror on the top of the lipstick lid. It's just AMAZING! I love these lipsticks and I will cherish them forever! ;)

# 8 Fetish Pink
A gorgeous blue based pink and I do see a hint of lilac undertone in it. It does look like a barbie pink colour but it's toned down and wearable as you can easily build the intensity.

# 13 Peach Passion
A gorgeous coral peachy shade. This colour seems very unique and it's just LOVE! If I had to choose what's my favourite of all the YSL shades...I would definitely pick this one.

Comparison Swatches
It's similar to Mac's Pink Nouvea lipstick but more wearable and not as bold.

I'm pretty much lemming for 1-2 more YSL lipsticks. I love all the colours. I'm lemming for #1...I should ask the SO for a couple of more lippies! lol

OH yeh...I also got Nars Chihuahua lipgloss. This is a very pretty neutral nude pink colour. It's more wearable than Turkish Delight and safer for my skintone. lol It looks gorgeous on top of nude lippies!

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