Thursday, April 12, 2012

Love Heroine In My Life! - Mac Heroine Lipstick Review with FOTDs

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Mac Heroine Lipstick just released last week in the Mac Reel Sexy Collection. I've been planning on  buying this lipstick for a while now and as I saw the swatches on Temptalia.com I knew right away that I had to have this lipstick in my life! I fell in love with the description of this lipstick instantly. First of all it was a matte finish and I sure do love matte finishes as you all may know. 
Big Matte Lipstick Lover Here!
Although, this is considered a "matte" finish...it's still applies creamy, not over drying while feeling  moisturized.  I'm guessing Mac is trying to improve their matte lipsticks. Well, I'm glad they are!
Secondly, I love the purple magenta bold colour of this lipstick. I find it very unique and it's something I do not have at all.I've been looking for something like this for a while now.  I don't have  Mac Violetta lipstick either so I can't compare.  

I am a person who always uses lip liners everytime I wear lipstick or lipgloss. I just feel incomplete without it.

Below, I experimented with Mac Grape Lipliner.....
Here, I experimented with Mac Magenta Lipliner....
It's a total different colour right?
It's really about what look you are trying to achieve and want to have. I'm more into the magenta pink tones though....

Pro:

-Matte while not being over drying (I see this as a good thing!)
-Unique bold colour
-Long Lasting
-Wearable in any season
-Can easily use lipliners to give this unique colour different tones

Con:
-It's limited edition. :( Get it while it's there!

Overall Rating: 5/5 
It's an amazing lipstick!!! I love it!!!
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I did two FOTDs with it...and I did want to do a third one as well...
 
FACE
Philosophy Hope In a Jar Face Cream
MUFE Primer #6 (Yellow Base)
Mac Pro Longwear Foundation NC 42
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer NW 35 mixed with tiny amount of MUFE #10 Full Cover Concealer
Mac Espresso Eyeshadow (Eyebrows) - Please excuse the eyebrows as I was trying to let them grow out.

EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Cash Flow Paintpot (Eye  Base)
Mac Modern Pewter Eyeshadow (On Lid - LE - NEW)
Mac Deep Truth Eyeshdow (Crease)
Mac Contrast Eyeshadow (Darken Crease)
Mac Crystal Avalanche (Inner Corner and Highlight Sheerly)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline & Gosh Black Liquid Liner
Ardell Lashes


CHEEK
Mac Refined Golden Bronzer (Contour)
Illamasqua Lover Blush
Mac Glorify Skinfinish (NEW) I love this!!!

LIPS
Mac Magenta Lipliner
Mac Heroine Lipstick (Limited Edition...get it before it's gone!)
 
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Now my second look....I am in love with! I took many pictures too!
 
 
 I used one of my favourite eyeshadow called Laura Mercier Black Karat. It's just so gorgeous and it's similar to Mac's Guilt by Association which was limited edition. 
In these pictures the lipstick appears like Mac Gladiola lipstick but it's really much more different with purple tones in it. Very unique!
FACE
Philosophy Hope In a Jar Face Cream
MUFE Primer #6 (Yellow Base)
Mac Pro Longwear Foundation NC 42
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer NW 35 mixed with tiny amount of MUFE #10 Full Cover Concealer
Mac Espresso Eyeshadow (Eyebrows) - Please excuse the eyebrows as I was trying to let them grow out.

EYES
Urban Decay Primer Potion

Mac Below Ground Greasepaint Stick  (Eye  Base)
Laura Mercier Black Karat Eyeshadow (On Lid - Applied Wet)
Mac Embark Eyeshdow (Crease)
Mac Carbon Eyeshadow (Darken Crease)
Mac Amber Lights Eyeshadow (Above Crease)
Mac Solar White Eyeshadow (Inner Corner and Highlight Sheerly)
Mac Blacktrack Fluidline and Gosh Black Liquid Liner
Ardell Lashes
Fresh Looks Colour Blends - Grey



CHEEK
Mac Refined Golden Bronzer (Contour)
Nars Orgasm Blush
Mac Superb Skinfinish (NEW) I love this  highlighter! It's the perfect peachy shimmer shade that's suitable for all skintones. 

LIPS
Mac Magenta Lipliner
Mac Heroine Lipstick (Limited Edition...get it before it's gone!)
Did any of you guys get the Mac  Heroine Lipstick?
If so...how are you liking it? Any recommendations for the eyes to go along with this lip colour?

If  you're a  fan of pink lipsticks generally and don't mind purple tones... then this lipstick is for you!
True Bold Lipstick Lovers will DIG this shade! No Doubt!

Mac In Extra Dimension Haul!

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I got three products from Mac In Extra Dimension Haul which released last week. It is consisting of three skin finish highlighters and ten eyeshadows and two blushes. Check out the Mac Website and Temptalia for more collection details and swatches.  These are limited edition!
 
Mac Superb Skinfinish Highighter
 I really thought I would stop buying these MSFs as I have so many but I just had to give into this collection. I am very impressed with the pigmentation and staying power of these. The texture is just so finely milled and applies so smoothly. Superb is a light peachy champagne shimmer powder and it seems like it works well with all skintones. I like to apply these with a stippling brush so you can get a fresh glowing look! 
Mac Superb Skinfinish
The surface of these are so cool looking!
Mac Glorify Skinfinish Highlighter 
Glorify is a bronzy orange shimmer. It also has a very nice smooth texture when applied. I'm glad these do not have heavy chunky texture unlike some of the previous Mac MSFs which were total glitter bombs. I like to use a stippling blush and apply it with a light hand to get that golden glow. 
Mac Glorify Skinfinish
Mac Modern Pewter Eyeshadow
This shade is literally a mix of silver and gold together with some underlying olive tones. The pigmentation and texture of this eyeshadow is really good. It reminds me of the smooth eyeshadows from the Peacocky Collection. This colour would work really well for a lid colour and can be worn during the day and transitional to the night. 
Mac Modern Pewter Eyeshadow

The Swatches!

Overall Thoughts:
I feel that the star of the collection were the skinfinish highlighters. I would definitely get the third one which is called Whisper of Gilt.  If you are looking for a nice highlighter that gives you a gorgeous glow...I would suggest one of the these for sure. Again, the texture applies very smoothly and has great pigmentation and I love the staying power of these two. Highly recommend! Hurry before it's too late. These are limited edition!

Did you guys get any of these highlighters? If so, which one?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mac Warehouse Sale Haul - March 2012

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A few weeks ago...I was lucky to receive passes to go to the Mac Warehouse Sale. I wasn't too impressed with the lipstick/lipgloss selection at all or maybe I'm just trying to avoid lipglosses entirely? LOL I really did try my best to budget and I did not go overboard either. You guys might just be surprised with this small haul of mines. Sorry, I don't have any swatches for this post.

This was a good buy as these were only $4 each. 
Mac Naked Lunch, Golden Rod and Satin Taupe Eyeshadows (PAN)
 Mac Tweet Me Eyeshadow (From the Peacocky Collection 2011)
Mac Black Greasepaint Stick
Mac Genuine Treasure Paint Pot 
I love these dark bronzey colours!
Mac Reflects Antique Gold Glitter
These reflects glitters are too pretty!
Mac Gold Pigment
This was a must buy for me! Love the metallic look and texture of this pigment. 

Mac Lush Light Bronze Pressed Powder (Surf Baby Collection 2011)
This is obviously too light for me to be used as a bronzer but great as an all over powder. 
Mac Mocha Lipstick (Permanent)
This lipstick is from the permanent line. I actually lost my original one I have and so I just got it anyways. Again, I did not like the lipstick/lipgloss selection they had had the sale. 
Now these dazzling balls are the actual reason for visiting this sale. Yes! Charity Bags! 
Each ball was $5. 
Then I visited the L'Oreal sale that was near Steeles and Keele. I didn't buy much there either but did buy some sunscreen and Maybelline Fit foundation and powder. I'm not too sure about the colour match but these were $4.50 each. 

That's all for now. I'll be posting a few more hauls/looks soon.

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