December 04, 2013

Smokey Eyes & Pale Lips

The MAC Fairy paid a visit and came baring gifts! I've put every single one of these items to good use and gained a few new favourites as well. 

Three beautiful lipsticks in neutral and nude shades. I've been using Cherish a lot lately- it's the perfect your lips but better shade that has the perfect mix of pink and warm brown undertones that I find compliments my NC20-25 skin tone. It's perfect when applied with a light hand topped off with sheer nude or clear gloss. Honeylove and Peachstock are on regular rotation as well. 


I was also generously gifted with four pretty eye shadows to add to my collection. All four compliment each other, Fig.1 being a colour I've been using for years.

Antiqued- A luxurious rusty red, bronze-y brown shade in a slightly metallic (veluxe pearl) finish. It's super pigmented, easily bendable, rich and buttery. For those with green or blue eyes, this shade will make them really sparkle and pop!

Ricepaper- Perfect for highlighting, this shadow has a frost finish, but it's not too shiny and most importantly not too stark as it has a nice balance of ivory, peach and the slightest bit of gold shimmer.  I sometimes dust a little on my cheekbones on top of my blush to add a complimentary highlight. Double duty!

Fig.1- M.A.C. describes this colour as "eggplant purple" and that is exactly what this colour is. I've adored this shade for forever as I tend to lean towards plum/berry/burgundy shadows to smoke out my eyes. It's not the easiest and most pigmented eye shadow (Matte2), but with a little work it and a good emollient primer, it works in beautifully.

Sable- I asked for bronze/plum shades and this embodies it all. Sable is warm with gold and bronze with just enough plum to keep it cool. It looks fabulous smoked out with Fig.1 or my favourite, Sketch! The eye shadow is buttery, has great blend-ability and is superbly pigmented. It would look fab on anyone and is super versatile; a "go to" shade for sure.

Thanks again MAC Fairy for keeping me pretty!

6 comments:

  1. Haha, you're welcome. ;) Cherish and Peachstock are my favourite nudes. <3

    It's weird that you don't find Fig. 1 to be pigmented. I find it has great colour pay-off and is easily blendable, too! I generally love the Matte2 formula -- I prefer it to most mattes out there, actually!

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    1. For some reason I don't find it to be as pigmented as I remember!
      With a good emollient base, it works well. Otherwise, it just poofs away. It's still gorgeous though and I'm using it a lot. :)

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  2. I love the MAC Fairy! She's awesome :)

    I was wondering, Jubes, what are your favourite emollient bases? I am so bored of my Blackground paint pot and am currently on the look out for others.

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    1. Want to hear something funny?
      For years and years now, I've been using lip balm as a base. Mainly Chapstick or Burt's Bee's. Both are transparent, so nothing like paint pots. If I want a darker base, I smudge some pencil liner in there, but usually I don't need it.

      The key is to use as little as possible- just the thinnest film. I put a little on the back of my hand and use my ring finger to lightly dab it on my lid. I've never had a creasing issue and I have an oily t-zone. It holds shadows really well and you're able to pack the colour on. It's okay to laugh, lol.

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    2. That is kind of cool! Will try it out if I remember. The thing is I'm a bit scared of mineral oil as my skin doesn't really like it. Let's see :)

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    3. If you can find a balm that is free of mineral oil and peppermint or too much flavouring that would obviously be best for you, especially if you have sensitive skin. Nivea lip care in Pure & Natural contains no mineral oil!

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