Project Pan Update #4

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Welcome to the last update of my project pan before the finale! I can’t believe that we’re almost at the end of this project and it’s kinda sad that I haven’t really reached many goals with this but it was my first project pan so it was a bit of a learning curve haha. I have made some good progress this month and I’m excited to share it with you all!



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Project Pan!

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As I said in my last post, I’m looking to downsize my collection and work through my non-cruelty-free items. While I’ve been on my cruelty-free journey, I’ve stopped buying so much makeup because I’m overwhelmed by what I have and cruelty-free stuff is just less readily available, honestly. I’ve been watching a lot of project pan, declutter and minimalism videos so I’ve been really inspired to go through my makeup, get rid of what I don’t like and use up what I need to use up before it goes bad. I’ve decided that I’m going to do my first project pan and this is going to be the introduction post where I show you the products and why I want to work through them!


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Updated MAC Dupes list!

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Tomorrow is my two year blogiversary and I thought, what better way to celebrate than recreating my first and most popular post on my blog. My MAC Lipstick Dupes list is quite old now and this time around, I wanted to have it focus on lipsticks that are more easily available in Australia because my last one was like most others and it featured particular shades that we don’t have in Australia. I will list the prices beside the dupes so that you can see the saving and I will also leave links to where you can buy the dupes.  For reference, MAC lipsticks are $36 in Australia. If you know of any dupes for shades that have no dupe, please feel free to let me know 🙂 I hope this is helpful!

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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!




Royal Ball (LE)


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


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.



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.



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.



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.



Speed Dial


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.



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


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.





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.



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


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.



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!



Russian Red


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.


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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Dupe! MAC Viva Glam Miley!

I’d seen a lot of people sporting the latest Viva Glam limited edition lipstick, Viva Glam Miley. It’s a beautiful colour and it suits a lot of skin tones. The colour itself is a very safe choice for MAC and I’m sure that it will sell well. If you are, however, not willing to spend the money on MAC, there is an alternative!


Thanks to the instagram accounts DupeThat and LipstickJunkieForever, we now know that the Maybelline Vivid in Vivid Rose is almost identical to Viva Glam Miley. I own the dupe and it is so exciting to know that I already have this colour and seeing as the Maybelline Vivids were so popular, you may have it also!

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Review: MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick

I am one exam away from finishing my second year of university and I thought I would get myself a present for getting to this point haha. I really struggled with the last essay that I had to write and I know a lot of others who took the same course were overwhelmed and it was just one big mess but I feel confident about what I wrote and I’m just glad that it’s over.

Originally this was going to be my one luxury product thing that I was going to buy with my birthday money and I originally had a Chanel lipstick in mind but I’d been wanting this MAC lipstick for a while and the colours are actually really similar and the money that I spend on the MAC lipstick all goes to the MAC AIDS Fund.

I was initially worried that this would be way too brown for my skin. Especially when I saw it in the bullet. But because this is a lustre finish, its quite sheer and there are some pinky tones in the lipstick that are really flattering on my skin tone.


So, here are some crazy pictures of me wearing the lipstick:


and here are some swatches on my hand so that you can see it more clearly:


There are little specks of gold in the lipstick and that’s something that I never see in swatches but you also can’t really see it in my picture either. You’ll definitely notice it as its fading because the little golden specks will be the only thing left on your lips. I found myself reapplying this a lot but that comes with this kind of finish.

I’m really happy that I got this lipstick and that’s why I wanted to share this with you all. I know that these have been available for a really long time but I thought I’d share it anyway because I think the money goes to a good cause and I’ve been loving this lipstick. I also feel like this lipstick would work for a lot of different styles of makeup and it could make a really good staple lipstick.

The only thing that I wish they would do with this line is have more variety with the permanent colours. I know that they have collections with different celebrities and there are many different colours in those separate collections but they’re permanent viva glam section is mostly reds and then this colour.

Hope you’re all having a good day~

ArrivederLa xxx