I was looking for a lipstick the other day, when I noticed that I have started quite the collection of M.A.C. Lipsticks. I decided to show case some of my favourites for you. M.A.C. Lipstick is the iconic product that made M.A.C. famous. M.A.C. makeup, in general, is lusted over with celebrities and makeup artists and has a large cult following. M·A·C is the world’s leading professional makeup authority because of our unrivalled expertise in makeup ARTISTRY.
There are several different types of M.A.C. Lipsticks ranging from Matte, Retro Matte, Lustre, Satin, Amplified, Frost, Creme sheen and Glaze. I have a mostly lustre, but some satin, frost and creme sheen as well.
Amplified is considered as An ultra-creamy Lipstick formula with a smooth glide, bold colour payoff, full coverage and a semi-lustrous finish.
Creme Sheen is considered as a creamy, balmy Lipstick formula with a comforting feel, medium buildable coverage and a semi-glossy finish.
Lustre is considered A lightweight Lipstick formula with easy glide, sheer-to-medium buildable coverage and a lustrous finish.
Satin is considered A creamy Lipstick formula with a soft cushiony feel, medium-to-full buildable coverage and a satin finish.
Frost is considered A Lipstick formula with smooth, medium buildable coverage, high pearl and a semi-lustrous finish.
Giddy is a lustre and is described as a Lightheaded Pink Shimmered With Gold.
Creme Cup is a creme sheen and is described as Light blue pink
Snob is a Satin and is described as a Light neutral pink
Blankety is an amplified and is described as a Soft pink beige
Viva Glam V is a lustre and is described as Neutral pink with pearl. It is one of the lip sticks that M.A.C sells with celebrity endorsements, and every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund.
Angel is a frost and is described as a soft pink.
High Tea is a lustre is a beige pink with pearl. Unfortunately High Tea is no longer available, however I love it and if you hunt around, you might be able to purchase it.
Lip Blossom is described as a pink with a gold, frosted shimmer. Again, this particular shade is no longer available, but with some searching you might be able to come across it.
All of these beauties are 3 grams, and retail at $22.00 off the M.A.C. website. They have this delightful scent to them that makes wearing them a treat.
Do you own any M.A.C. lip sticks? What are your favs, or which one(s) are you lusting over....
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As some of you may know, or you may have noticed pictures on my social media, I LOVE a good face mask! I wear them at night in my wind down routine, I wear them during the day, if I'm off work, and just reading a good book or blog, and I have been know to wear them while cleaning my home. I love all different kinds of face masks from Hydrating to Exfoliating. Here are just some of my masks that I use in my skin care routine. You will notice out of all my masks, there is only 1 peel off mask. I'm not a big fan of the peel off mask. It pulls at my facial hair and I'm a big wimp. With the peel-off mask, I tend to wash it off instead of ripping my peach fuzz out!!
The Freeman Anti-Stress mask is one of my favourites. It is made of Dead Sea Minerals and is used to Purifies and Clears pores. The smell is a very fresh clay smell, but not too over whelming. It's claim is to calm your face while absorbing excess oil.
Dead Sea Minerals contain natural supplements that are essential for maintaining healthy skin. Sea Salts help replenish and balance moisture and the scent of Lavender and Bergamot promote relaxing aromatherapy.
St. Ives is a brand that is most common with great skin care. This Timeless Skin Mineral Clay mask is for firming of the skin.
This mask, with Kaolin Clay deep cleans while visibly firming and tightening the skin. It is Non-Comedogenic meaning it doesn't clog your pores and is not tested on animals.
You can see by the top of both of my hands that the right hand is visibly tighter and smoother.
The Garnier Skin Renew treatment mask is a 10 minute tissue mask. I had never tried one of these before, but I love them now. It states it is an intensive treatment that revitalizes and gives you more luminous skin.
It claims to deeply hydrate for 24 Hours and boosts radiance as well as reducing dark spots.
This left a lot of excess serum on my face afterwards. I loved the way my skin felt afterwards. I was gifted these next few masks to try out and I must say they are the bomb!
These are the MaskerAide facial sheet masks. I was given I don't wanna grow up mask that firms and softens fine lines, the All Nighter, that awakens, replenishes and refreshes, and the Detox Diva, that cleanses, exfoliates and detoxifies. I LOVED all of them. My face felt great and looked pretty darn good too. I will definitely will be purchasing more of these with my own money. They are well worth the price. You can purchase them at Well.ca well.ca/brand/maskeraide.html or at Nail Polish Canada www.nailpolishcanada.com/search.php?search_query=maskeraide
As I explained earlier, I do not like peel-off masks. I purchased this Boscia Black Luminizing Mask after I read it wrong. Instead of returning it, I just wash it off after it dries. The Boscia black mask helps boost skin clarity and helps minimize the appearance of pores.
The peel-off mask claims to remove dirt and impurities, and absorb excess oil to reveal a healthy, glowing complexion. I personally did not like this mask. Not that it had anything to do with it being a peel-off mask, but that it really irritated my skin. It left my skin feeling very dry and always red. I tried this mask a few times, with always the same results. It can be purchased at Sephora Canada if you are interested in trying it out for yourself. As you may very well know, each person's skin is different, and just because it didn't mesh well with my skin, doesn't necessarily mean it won't be perfect for yours!
I recently purchased my very first product from BeautyCounter. The #3 balancing and charcoal facial mask was in a holiday gift set with the charcoal facial soap. If you haven't heard of BeautyCounter yet, you should. This direct marketing company claims to use only the best ingredients, and none of the harmful ones. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.
This Kaolin clay mask purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation.
After all this information regarding masks, there is yet another one that I also use. I know, I know....when is this gonna stop..... WELL... we can't forget the eyes!!!
The Collagen Under Eye Lift Masks by Satin Smooth are made of Milk and Honey Collagen. They are said to moisturize and hydrate and help diminish the appearance of fine lines. Now I don't know about you, but hell ya, I try anything to look younger! Whether they do indeed work or not, they feel fantastic! Great for a "ME DAY". These can be purchased at any aesthetician's that use this brand.
Do you enjoy a great mask? What are your favourites? What ones did you not like?
Until next time
This is something new I'm trying on my blog. It's doing 2 eye looks with 1 eye shadow palette. I'm starting with the first palette that I had laying out. The Coastal Scents quad that I recently talked about was it. If you haven't read that post it is here flashback-friday.html With the gold tones and the green and purple, I was surely to get 2 looks out of it. Here are my results.
This first look is very bold, using the gold and rust colour. The rust shade is in my crease and gold on my lid. This is taken in the bathroom with the fluorescent light, as well as natural light. I chose to wear a liquid black eyeliner on my lid and in my water line as well. Giving my eyes a deep bold look.
Here is look #2
So obviously, this look is only my eyes that are made up. I am not wearing any foundation. In this look number 2, I have the rust all over my lid and the green in the crease. I chose to go with very little eyeliner. I just used a black eye shadow as my liner on my top lid and nothing on the bottom.
These are the two looks I created with the one quad. Stay tuned for more looks coming up on different palettes from my collection.
Until next time
Today I am going to do another flashback friday on a wonderful palette from Josie Maran. The "Eye Love You" palette consists of some light and dark shades with just a hint of glitter. Not too much to overtake the colours, but just enough to see the glitter on your eyes.
The pictures aren't showing the shades as dark as they really are. In fact, I took more pictures to see if the colours will show up better.
Starting at top left and going across then onto the bottom right across to the left, the shades are as follows: radiance, crown, cinnamon, cabernet, cloak, royal, adorn and feather.
The shadows are very buttery, but have a great deal of fallout, as you can clearly see in the photos. I love using this palette as the colour payoff is great.
Here are the swatches in fluorescent light..
This palette was purchase a couple years ago, but you can still find it available some times. I highly recommend to pick it up, if you ever wander across it.
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I'm doing another Flash Back Friday!! Today I'm choosing some much loved Coastal Scents eye shadows. These are all single Hot Pots that I purchased, and made a quad from them. The Hot Pots retail on Coastal Scents Website for $1.95 and the empty palette retail for $3.95. I had never purchased or used and Coastal Scents product, so I was very excited to try some out. I ended up picking the shades 18 Karat Gold, Amethyst, Gypsy Gold and Caramelized.
To my surprise they are very pigmented. Now you have to be very light handed with these as there is a bit of fall out, but other than that, basically a great low priced, good quality eye shadow. I would advise to use a eye shadow primer to keep the wear looking fresh, but I highly recommend checking out their website and trying out some colours.
These three swatches were taken in different lighting, but as you can clearly see, the payoff is great! All in all a great product at a great price point!!
Have you tried any Coastal Scents? What were your thoughts? What products did you purchase?
Until next time
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