My MAC Lipstick Collection 2015

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Today, I thought that it would be fun to share my MAC lipstick collection with you all. I have 13 lipsticks but as I was writing this post, the MAC Magic of the Night collection was released and I bought two more lipstick but they won’t be in this post 😦 I will share them with you guys when they arrive, if not, I’m sure I’ll post them on my instagram. I hope that you enjoy this post!

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NUDES:

Royal Ball (LE)

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As you guys will know if you read my MAC x Cinderella Collection escapades, this lipstick was really annoying to get my hands on. I’m glad that I finally have it but the colour doesn’t suit me very well. I don’t mind though because I really just wanted this as a collectors item.

Viva Glam V

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This was my first ‘nude’ MAC lipstick. I was so happy with this purchase because the lipstick suits me well and I love that the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS fund. If you know anything about me, you’ll know I love to buy products that take a portion or all of the profits and give them to charities or organisations that are doing a really good thing.

Modesty

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This is my most favourite MAC lipstick. It is the perfect nude colour and it goes with anything. I couldn’t be happier that I have this lipstick in my life.

Brave

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This lipstick is so popular and it is popular for good reason. It is the perfect pinky-neutral colour. I’d definitely recommend picking it up if it is ever available because it sells out super duper quickly. Thanks, Kylie.

Mehr

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I remember buying this colour with a friend. I’d bought Heroine and Mehr together and I was so excited because they were both so gorgeous. Now that I have Mehr and Brave, they do seem a bit similar and if you were on a budget, I’d say that you probably don’t need both shades. Mehr is a bit darker so maybe if you had deeper skin, you might like Mehr more and you’d get a similar effect to what Brave might give on a lighter skin.

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PINKS/CORALS:

Speed Dial

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I believe that I picked this shade up when I was coming back from France. I really like this colour and it is perfect for spring and summer but it isn’t a colour that I’m usually drawn to. I am, however, glad that I own this one. Good choice, past Sarah.

Crosswires

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This was another lipstick that I picked up when I was flying home from France. I had been trying to sell it for a while but now I think that I’ll just keep it. I don’t wear these colours very often but I’m sure that I can find a time to wear it.

Speak Louder

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I bought this lipstick last summer and it must have been on a whim because this is another colour that I’m generally not drawn to because it is quite warm. However, with the right makeup, this one can look really flattering on my skin tone.

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PURPLES:

Plumful

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This was my first ever MAC lipstick and I remember umming and aaahhing about purchasing it for about 3 months. I used to be able to pick it out immediately when I was looking for it at MAC counters. I was obsessed with it and then I finally bought it and lost it in the same week. It reappeared the day that I was packing for France so I brought it along with me. I still love this lipstick so much and regularly wear it.

Captive

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This lipstick is so underrated. It looks so pretty on so many people. I bought this one on a whim too when I was a bit flustered at Dubai MAC in the Duty Free. The lipstick that I really wanted wasn’t available so I just looked at the lipsticks and said, ‘I’ll take this one then, thank you’. And I’m so glad that I did! I love this colour!

Flat Out Fabulous

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This shade is a favourite for a lot of people. It is so flattering and highly pigmented. Funny story, I was creating the first image in this post and as I opened this tube of lipstick, the lipstick part flew out of the tube and I had a mini heart attack. $36 dollars flashed before my eyes. Luckily, It is alright, as you can see, I took the individual photo after the rocket launch. It just doesn’t completely close into the tube anymore so I need to be a bit careful with it.

Heroine

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I love this purple from MAC. It is super gorgeous but sometimes I find it a little hard to pull off. I thought that it was because it was very purple but since wearing Jeffree Star’s I’m Royalty, that isn’t the reason. It might just be too pink of a grape purple to be as flattering as it could be. Nonetheless, I still love this lipstick. I just need to get into the habit of wearing it more!

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REDS:

Russian Red

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I love this red lipstick so much that I bought drugstore reds that were a similar colour to this so that I wasn’t always wearing this colour and wasting it. That sounds so stupid but I don’t want it to run out haha. I was tossing up between this shade and Ruby Woo but because this one is more comfortable and has more depth, I went with Russian Red and I’m really happy that I did.

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I also had two more shades, Chatterbox and Sweetie but I sold them on Depop. Sweetie was too close to Plumful and I just didn’t like it as much and Chatterbox was a little too warm for me to really enjoy it on my skin tone so I am glad that they’ve found new homes ❤

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I hope that you enjoyed this post! What are your favourite MAC Lipsticks?

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Review: Essence Brit-Tea Collection

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Today I’m going to be talking about a collection that I was dying for! When I had seen photos of this collection from Essence I was just like, ‘yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss’ because this totally fits my aesthetic haha. This collection was supposed to arrive at the start of October in Target stores but it took them two weeks to actually release it. Typical South Australia. So seeing as it is relatively new, I thought that I would share with you my thoughts and feelings about the collection and talk about whether I’d recommend picking up any products seeing as it is limited edition!

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This collection is filled with pastel colours and shimmering finishes. So… pastel sparkles… hahahaha. There were a few products here that were pretty unique to their permanent line and I thought that that was awesome. There are two glosses, four nail polishes, a highlighting pencil, a blush, an eyeshadow palette, an eye brush, a lip balm, a nail file and an illuminating skin base. I tried the skin base in store and it didn’t do very much to my skin so I would probably give it a miss but it is cool that Essence brought out that kind of product. I would have bought the eyeshadow palette but the only one in the store was swatched, which is a regular occurrence in Target stores, so I had to give it a miss.
I picked up four items from the collection.

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I was first drawn to the rose embossed blush. It reminded me a lot of the Milani Rose blushes and a few other brands have also done a similar design. I think that it is gorgeous and it is cool that there are different blush colours that you can create with just the one product.

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When I apply the blush, I use a big blush brush so I am a little bit limited in the colour choice that I have but the result of mixing all the colours is quite nice. It is a very sheer natural pink shade, or at least it is for me. I can see this not working on tanned to dark skins. It is still really nice as a collectors piece, which I would probably buy it for if it didn’t work for me. I am wearing it in the photo near the bottom of the post where I’m holding Masochist by Jeffree Star Cosmetics. This product cost $6.75.

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I wasn’t planning on getting much from this collection but when I saw this product, I was very excited. This reminds me so much of Glass Slipper Lipglass from MAC’s Cinderella collection. I wanted to get the gloss but I hardly wear gloss and I couldn’t justify the price, even for such pretty packaging. Below are some swatches of the gloss. It is a bit sticky but that just means that it will last longer on the lips. It certainly is not goopy or annoyingly sticky.

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This product was $3.70.

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In this photo, I’m wearing the mint green nail polish on my nails, the rose blush on my cheeks and the highlighting pencil on my waterline.

I really like the nail polish, it is the perfect minty green colour. It started to chip a little bit after 3 days but I haven’t exactly been making sure that they don’t get ruined so that could be more my fault than the quality of the nail polish. This product was $3.70.

The highlighting pencil has a rose coloured end and a beige coloured end. The beige end is perfect for my waterline because it is light enough to be brightening but not look too unnatural. It makes me look awake without looking cartoonish. The pencil is a little on the hard side, it isn’t very creamy but you can work with the product and it shouldn’t be too difficult to use. This product was $4.10.

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I would probably recommend picking up the blush, if you’re fair, the nail polishes and the lipgloss. The highlighting pencil is a bit of a take it or leave it kind of product. If you’re looking for something to put in your waterline but all nude pencils are too peachy, then you would love this pencil.

What would you pick up from the collection?

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