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.
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.
Thanks again MAC Fairy for keeping me pretty!