Sunday, 27 November 2011

Mac lipstick collection

The other day, in the middle of 'doing work' I decided to get all of my Mac lipsticks out for a play, and to distract myself further I took pictures for this post. I think I did a similar post near the begginning of my blog but this is just my Mac lipsticks, and since then I have bought more..and lost a couple (cut a caper, impassioned and Innocence beware were the losses) :(
Anyone who is addicted to Mac lipsticks will know that the lipstick addicts collection is always a work in progress so this is definatly not my final collection but I am happy with what I have for now :)

The lipsticks attacked my work!
L to R: Prolongwear lipcream-overtime, Viva Glam gaga I (lustre), Chatterbox (amplified), Fusion Pink (amplified), Girl about town (amplified), sheen supreme- supremely confident, Honeylust (matte), Vegas Volt (amplified)

A few honourable mentions:
Out of these pinks/neutals/peach my most used lipstick is probably Chatterbox. Its a really under-rated shade and for me its the perfect not-too-barbyish barbie pink.
-I used to love Viva Glam Gaga 1 when I had red hair but find it's not as flattering with my brown hair..So I save it for when my hair is red.
-Fusion pink is my newest lipstick out of these and is the most standout of the lot, its definately a daring one.
-Supremely confident is pretty boring by itself but I have recently discovered that it is AMAZE over Mac Dervish lipliner. (or any neutraly-pink) A great layering shade.
-And Vegas volt is the most amazing summer shade.


L to R: Prolongwear lipcream-overtime, Viva Glam gaga I (lustre), Chatterbox (amplified), Fusion Pink (amplified), Girl about town (amplified)
sheen supreme- supremely confident, Honeylust (matte), Vegas Volt (amplified)

The purples-red:

L to R: Pro Longwear lipcream- Goes and Goes, Rebel (satin), Pro longwear lipcream-prolong, *Depotted* New York Apple (Frost)

L to R: Pro Longwear lipcream- Goes and Goes, Rebel (satin), Pro longwear lipcream-prolong, *Depotted* New York Apple (Frost)
Honourable mentions:
-Goes and Goes had become my go-to halloween lippy!
-For a while I wasnt keen on the satin formulation of Rebel but recently I've made it work for my by patting it into my lips and is one of my current faves- great winter berry shade
-Prolong is just an amazing red. I know its my only real red but I feel like its the only one I need, Its the perfect blue-toned red and the pro longwear formula means its amazingly longlasting-just what you want from a bold red.
-Poor little melted New York Apple. Love the name of this lipstick and this was my first Mac lipstick, so although I never wear it I am sentimentally attached to it!

So those were my Lipsticks! As you can see I'm pretty fond of my bold colours, I love wearing them on nights out! I never really buy neutrals from Mac because they kind of bore me and I feel like I should take advantage of some of the unique bolder shades Mac has to offer if im going to treat myself to one.
If you havn't already guessed it, Amplified is my favourite finish. The amplified lipsticks are the most pigmented of them all and the colour range is gorgeously bold & right up my street, with a really nice creamy longlasting finish.
I have three of the pro-longwear lipcreams and am really impressed with them. If the colour range of these were better I would have loads.
Another one of my absolute favourites was the limited edition Innocence, Beware! (from the venemous villains collection) which I recently finished/lost the last bit of in a club. It was a creamsheen finish and was a really flattering nude. Please re-promote it Mac!

What about you, Do you have any of these shades?
And What are your favourite Mac Lipsticks?

Rachy xxx

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A few recent FOTN's

Hello bloggers :) Seeing as the weather in England is rubbish as usual and by the time I get in to take photos all lighting has gone, I thought I'd sift through a few of my recent photos from nights out and show you some of the makeup looks I have worn out recently.
There were an alarming number of photos (I think I need to stay in a bit more) and none of these were intended to be blog-posy so with a bit of carefull selecting/cropping drunken friends out I have scrambled together a few of looks, forgive any silly faces! You'll also notice alot of smokey eyes, I felt like it :)

In all of these pictures I am wearing Estee Lauder double wear foundation in shell, Rimmel lash accelorator mascara and Illamasqua brow cake in thunder on my brows.(thought I'd get that bit out of the way).
This first look is probably the most simple one. I'm wearing Mac Satin taupe e/s with Sketch in the crease and Nylon on the brow bone. Mac dark diversion fluidline and YSL waterproof eye pencil in plum in the lower lash line. On the lips I have Mac Dervish lip pencil and sheen supreme lipstick in supremely confident.

Heres a cheeky snap of me from haloween doing my friends makeup. I made my skin as pale as possible with white powder and used all kinds of grey eyeshadows for spooky contouring. The hint of red you can see on the lid is Urban decay Last call And on my lips I have Mac pro longwear lip cream in Goes and goes.

In this look I have on Bare Minerals loose eyeshadow in nude beach (if you can see a hint of glitter on the lid-thats it) and a grey inglot eyeshadow in the crease. On my lips is Mac Girl about town. The lace dress Im wearing I actually bought from Tesco's recently for £20 and I love it!
On my eyes in this look I have the Teal shade from Nars' Misfit eyeshadow duo with a matte black from a Sleek palette to smoke it out. On the cheeks I had Bourois Delice de soleil bronzer and Natural collection peach melba blush. Again on the lips I have Dervish and supremely confident.

For this look I felt like playing with lashes so I wore the Eyelure Naturalites Intense. The eyeshadow I used was from my new Too faced sweet dreams palette- the shade Cop a teal (an amazing eyeshadow! ) with smoulder in the crease. On my cheeks I had Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Blissful (not that you can see it) and the lipstick is Mac Pro longwear lip cream in Overtime.
The final look! I used the Wet n wild trio in Im getting sunburned (the lid and crease shades). I have on the same bourjois bronzer and Mac MSF in soft and gentle. Thought I'd stick a couple of gems on my face as well ;)

So there you go, thats a few of my looks from recent nights out..hope this wasn't too long-winded for you! Let me know which look you like best :)
Rachy xxx

Saturday, 19 November 2011

FOTD using Stila Natural eyes palette

Hello everyone hope you are well. Todays FOTD was done using the Stila natural eyes eyeshadow palette (it also seems to be known as 'in the light' on the internet). In the palette there are 10 gorgeous neutrals going from light to smokier shades and a full sized smudgestick waterproof eyeliner in damsel.

This is also the makeup look that I wore to my boyfriends graduation yesterday so the palette is perfect for creating subtle occasion looks as well as every day and evening looks..a very versatile palette.
Without further ado, here is a picture of the palette followed by my FOTD pictures:

L to R: Bare, Kitten, bliss, sunset, sandstone, champagne, gilded gold, luster, night sky, ebony and smudges tick waterproof eyeliner in damsel.

From the palette I used bare (browbone), kitten (lid), bliss & sandstone (crease & outer v) and the damsel eyeliner smudged along the upper and lower lash lines.

Overall this is a lovely palette, great for travelling. I also think it would make a really nice Christmas gift for any makeup lover. You can buy it from feel unique:

What else I used in this look:
Eyes: Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer- 1 fair, Illamasqua brow cake-thunder, Too faced shadow insurance, eyeshadows shown, Rimmel lash accelerator mascara, Clinique bottom lash mascara.

Face: Bourjois healthy mix serum gel foundation- 51 light vanilla, Bourjois delice de soleil bronzer, Tarte amazonian clay blush- blissful, Mac msf- soft & gentle.

Lips: Smashbox lipgloss- radiant.

And for those of you who are interested I've done a tutorial for this look on my youtube channel:

Rachy xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

Current favourite Lip & Eye combos

Hello everybody! First of all I have a big fat apology to make.... You may have noticed that I have been MIA for quite a while now and the only excuse I can give is that since I've come back to university for my 3rd year I have really been working my arse off and trying so hard that I just got into a bit of a non-blogging cycle :(
I'm back now, and I can't promise that my posts will be as regular as they used to be, but I definately have a few good ones in mind so watch this space.

With that out of the way, it's time to show you my current FAVOURITE eye and lip combosthese are things that I have discovered look lovely layered over eachother and actually take very little effort with a pretty result.
Here's the look:

On the lips I am wearing MAC Dervish lip pencil all over the lip topped with MAC sheen supreme lipstick in supremely confident.

And on the eyes I am wearing Topshop silky cream shadow in Glint covered in MAC sable eyeshadow.
L to R: Mac sable, Topshop Glint, Mac supremely confident, Mac Dervish.

The thing I love most about this look is that it really is minimum effort. You literally layer the products over eachother and it looks like you've spent real effort doing your makeup.

Also, before I discovered this lip combo I was really stuggling to find a way to use the supremely confident lipstick because it is just too pale alone, but over a pinky/neautral lip liner like dervish I think it looks amazing and makes my lips look really plumped.

What else I have used:
Eyes: Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer, Illamasqua brow cake-thunder, Mac Nylon e/s (browbone), 17 liquid liner, Rimmel soft kohl-black, Rimmel Lash accelerator mascara.

Face: same concealer, Mac matchmaster foundation-1.0, Bourjois delice de soleil bronzer, 17 peach melba blush, Mac MSF-soft and gentle.

Lips: combo shown.

Thanks for reading!
Hope you havn't forgotten me!
Rachy xxx

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