Monday, 15 November 2010

My Minerals

A Brief guide to/praise of mineral makeup
Lately I have become more and more aware of mineral makeup and have discovered that with the mineral products i have bought myself, i am definatly interested in trying out more. The items that I own and will describe are all items that I have mentioned in previous posts, but I will mention them again as this is a post soley devoted to mineral makeup :)

So here is my modest mineral collection:
(I will describe the products from left to right)

1.) Mac Venemous Villains mineral eyeshadow duo- she who dares
This is a gorgeous glittery eyeshadow duo with a shimmery navy blue and a shimmery dark green. Being a student, I am out clubbing more often than not so i was instantly attracted to the dark shimmery tones, perfect for the evening.
(see my Emerald eyes post to see the green on me)

2.) Mac mineralize satinfinish spf15 foundation- NW20
This was my first Mac foundation and I have to say I love it. I have quite good skin so I didnt want a foundation that was too thick, and if you are like me then this foundation is perfect. It has a slight shimmer to it, which some people don't like as it can make them look shiney but I am a girl who likes abit of shimmer, it's perfect for posey photos ;) I got the NW20 shade when I had a slight tan so I am more of a NW15 now.

3.) Maybelline pure cover mineral concealer- 02 natural
I have always been a sufferer of dark circles under my eyes, and being a user of concealer since I was about 12, I have gone through more concealer brands than I care to mention. Some can be too thick and sticky, but this one is not that. It is the perfect colour for me, which is rare, and it stays put and can be topped up and still look great. After many years of searching, this is the concealer I have settled on and am now on my third tube. (its also nice and cheap!)

4.) Mac mineralize blush- Hang loose
This is the blusher I purchased when i was going through my lilac phase (see loving lilac post) and I am not regretting the purchase. As you can already tell I love abit of a shimmer and a glow, and this blush is perfect for that. It is also lovely and light reflecting in photos.

And a couple of mineral products that are on my christmas list:

On the left we have the Mineralize skinfinish in soft and gentle. I tried this on my hand in store and it is gorgous and glowy and i hope to look like a goddess when I have on for my own :)

On the right we have the Mineralize eyeshadow duo in odd couple. I love the colours in this duo and they will go down a treat with my other lilac products.

There are also a couple of mineral eyeshadow trios on my list.

One thing I would like to leave you with about mineral eyeshadow duos/trios is that in my opinion, they are alot better value than the regular mac eyeshadow pots. One little regular pot is £11, and for £4 pound more you get not one, but two or three colours in one (much bigger) pot. And in my opinion, the mineral eyeshadows are more luxurious.

Rachy x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Prized possesions

My Lipstick collection Swatches

Those close to me know that one of the things I am most obsessed with, and I will often not shut up about, is Lipstick. Whether it be Mac, (it mainly is) benefit, or Number 17, I just cannot get enough of the stuff. If asked to choose my favourite lipstick, I am just not sure i coule give an answer, i would have to give a few. So I thought it was high time that i shared pictures of my growing collection.


The Reds:
I am ashamed to say I only really have 2 red lipsticks. I think the reason for this is purely because I became so dedicated to collecting pinks that i forgot all about the importance of a good red lipstick. Not to worry, there are a couple on my xmas list!
1. Mac (frost)- New york apple
2.Gosh- 60 Lambada
The Pinks:
As i just mentioned I am very dedicated to my collecting of pretty pink lipsticks, which I am however trying to calm down at the moment! so here they are:
3. Mac hello kitty (frost)- 05 bombshell
Mac (amplified)- Chatterbox
5. 17 lasting fix- dreamy
6. Mac (lustre)- Viva Glam Gaga
7. Mac pro longwear lipcreme- Overtime
The Neutrals:
The neautal swatches are obviously harder to see, but they are just as important :)
8. Mac Venemous villains (cremesheen)- innocence, beware!
9. Benefit- Label lover
10. Mac Tartan tale (lustre)- Cut a caper
The purples:
Purples are my most recent obsession. As its coming to winter I am feeling the pale face and dark lipped look more and more, so these lipsticks are a result of that.
11. Mac Tartan tale (glaze) - Courting lilac
12. Collection 2000 lasting colour- 10 Berry blast
13. Mac longwear lipcreme- goes and goes
So there you have it, those are my babies. As I said earlier i could not choose my favourites if asked but i do reccomend the Mac longwear lipcremes as they feel lovely and really do last longer.
Rachy x

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Emerald eyes

Yesterday i was feeling particularly happy with myself after finishing a tricky essay, so i decided this was a good reason to treat myself..(any excuse). So off i marched to Mac where i was immediately drawn to the new Pearglide intense eye liner in undercurrant from the new Tartan tale collection. It is a gorgeous green glittery colour and when i scribbled a bit on my hand it stayed really well and looked yummy. My eyes are green also so technically it would match (more justification)
So after about 30 seconds of deliberating i bought the pencil and trotted home to give myself a makeover.
apologies again for the poor quality pics but i only have my iphone at the moment.

This is my evening look:

usual foundation, concealer & brow pencil
benefit peach blush

Mac prep + prime eye base- light
Mac venomous villains mineralize eyeshadow- she who dares
Mac Tartan tale pearlglide eyeliner- undercurrant
Collection 2000 big fake lash

Mac venomous villains lipstick- Innocence, beware!

And now it's the morning after and i am wearing the eyeliner again for a daytime look:

usual foundation, conceiler & brow pencil
Mac Venomous villains beauty powder- oh so fair

Mac prep + prime eye base- light
Rimmel mono eyeshadow- 130 Gold rush
Mac pearglide eyeliner- Undercurrant
Collection 2000 big fake lash- black

Mac Venomous villains lipglass- revenge is sweet

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Loving Lilac

Loving Lilac
A couple of posts ago (mac mac mac!) i talked about my eagerness to get my grubby little mitts onto a couple of items from the new Mac Tartan Tale collection..and that i have done :)
Looking at the boxsets in the collection i have to say I wasnt too impressed. Other than the eye pigment and pot kits I thought the sets didnt seem very good value for money. I origionally wanted one of the blush palettes, but considering the price of them, the palette was very small so I am glad I didn't buy.

That said, I did fall in love with a couple of the products, and those were Courting lilac lipstick and Gone romancin' dazzleglass creme. (These products weren't supposed to be sold untill tomorrow but after a persuading little smile, the kind mac lady gave in.

To stick to the lilac theme i also treated myself to a gorgeous pink & lilac mineralize blush duo (hang loose) which happened to be limited edition and the last one in stock :)

Here are a couple of pictures of how the products turned out. (picture quality not so good) Along with the new lipstick/gloss and blush i am wearing my usual foundation, conceiler, brow pencil and a couple of lilacy urban decay eyeshadows.

Left- Lipstick, Right- dazzleglass creme
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