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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mac See Sheer Lipstick

I've been wanting to do a post on Mac See Sheer lipstick for a while now. It has been a staple in my purse the last two months--I think it's the perfect color to transition from the warmer summer months to colder weather.

Mac See Sheer is a semi-sheer coral pink lipstick. Depending on your skin tone and pigmentation of your lips, it will come off more coral or more pink. On me it shows up as a coral-reddish shade. Despite the name it is definitely NOT sheer! Although it's a Lustre formula, which is known for being less pigmented, See Sheer can build up to a creamy and glossy opaque color. With a few swipes I get very good coverage so it completely covers my lips. On the other hand, one swipe delivers a soft coral tint. I love the feel of the lustre formula--it doesn't dry out my lips at all. It almost feels like a mixture between a gloss and lipstick.

Here's some lipsticks to compare! See Sheer is in the middle
L-R: Mac Modesty, Mac See Sheer, Revlon Kiss Me Coral
I don't have any lipsticks similar to See Sheer, so I swatched two lipsticks to contrast the color. Mac Modesty on the left has a lot more pink/brown while Revlon's Kiss Me Coral pulls more orange. See Sheer is a beautiful mixture of either end as it combines pink, orange, and a bit of red!

I believe Mac lipsticks retail for $14.50 online and in-store. See Sheer is a really gorgeous and wearable color! During the summer I LOVE wearing coral lipsticks. Now that the cold weather is settling in I really miss the oranges of summer. See Sheer is more of a muted coral so it's very easy to wear not only in the summer, but in the winter as well!

What do you think of Mac See Sheer lipstick? What lipstick have you been wearing to transition from the hot to cold weather??

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mac Patina Eyeshadow

Mac Patina is one of my favorite eyeshadows I own! It's a color that, in the pan, will make you think it's just an ordinary, boring brown. But it is much more special than that...



Patina is a gorgeous antiqued gold--it has a tan brown base with bits of pink and gold and green. It's more complex than you'd think, though very beautiful. It's not frosty in the slightest, but has a nice bit of shimmer that subtlety reflects on the eye. It's soooo versatile...you can wear it all over the lid, in the crease, on the lower lashline...you can pair it with olive greens, dark greens, purples, pinks, browns...the list could go on and on, I can't even imagine a pairing that wouldn't work.

Here's some other Mac eyeshadows I compared it to...

Mac Woodwinked is a very pretty gold, but unless you have more tanned skin, it can pull very orange, and not in a good way. Many people compare Patina to Woodwinked, but I don't think they're anything alike. I definitely prefer Patina since it doesn't have the orange undertone--it makes it way more wearable in my opinion.
Mac Tempting is much more brown and bronzey. Patina has a bit more grey to it.
Mac Soba is probably the most similar--if you take away the greys, greens, and pinks undertones that make Patina a unique gold, you miiiight end up with Mac Soba. It's a much clearer light brown/gold. They're still very different from each other as Patina is much more cool toned.

If you are a lover of neutral eyeshadows, Mac Patina is definitely one you should consider having in your collection. It's soo beautiful and can be paired with any color! It's much more unique than your typical brown or gold eyeshadow.

How would you wear Mac Patina?? Is this a color you're interested in?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Playing with Dogon & Smoke & Diamonds

I received the beautiful (unfortunately limited edition) Mac eyeshadow, Smokes and Diamonds a few months ago from a blogsale and last night I finally got around to doing a look with it! Smoke and Diamonds is a dirty grey taupe with bits of gold too. It's a beautiful color. I decided to smoke it out and pair the taupe with the dark teal in the Nars Dogon eyeshadow duo (which you can see swatches of here!) and bring out the gold flecks with Mac Grand Entrance.


Mac Grand Entrance all over lid, Mac Smoke & Diamonds in crease/outer-v, Nars Dogon in outer-v



Products:

Face:
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Nude & Sand (mixed)
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Bobbi Brown Corrector
Laura Mercier Translucent powder
TooFaced Chocolate Soleil
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette

Eyes:
Mac Painterly Paint Pot as my primer
Mac Brule (highlight), Grand Entrance, Smoke and Diamonds
Nars Dogon
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in black ink
Covergirl Lashblast Volume

Lips:
Revlon Lip Butter Pink Truffle

Hope you like this look! What colors would you pair a grey/gold taupe like Smoke and Diamonds with!??

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Zoya Blair

Here's the completely gorgeous Zoya Blair...


Blair is a very dramatic and deep blackened scarlet red/burgandy. The color is absolutely amazing and one of my favorite reds EVER--it has beautiful, rich shimmer throughout it and has a nice, glossy finish.
I was having so much trouble getting the right lighting, but I hope you can get an idea of the color!
Zoya Blair was opaque in one coat, but I did two to make it completely smooth. I love Zoya's nail polish formula! If you're in the market for a beautiful, vampy red this holiday season, definitely check this one out!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Warm Browns and Red Velvet

Lately, I've been into doing really neutral eye looks with either a bright lip or a darker, vampy lip. Shimmering browns is definitely a look I gravitate towards when I need something simple on the eyes, yet don't want to leave them too naked! Here's a look I paired with Revlon's new lip butter in Red Velvet (check out swatches of the lip butters here).


Bare Escentuals Queen Tiffany on lid, Mac Grand Entrance on inner corner, Mac Wedge in Crease, Mac Shroom to highlight, Nars galapagos and Mac Handwritten in outer-v/outer lid
woo!! awkward smile!!


Products:

Face:
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque
Laura Mercier Translucent powder
TooFaced Chocolate Soleil
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette

Eyes:
Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow primer
Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Mac Shroom, Wedge, Handwritten
Nars Galapagos
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in black ink
Covergirl Lashblast Volume

Lips:
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter Red Velvet

Hope you like this look! What's your go to look when you want to wear a brighter lip?!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Revlon Colorburst Lipglosses!

I recently bought 3 new colorburst lipglosses that came out with the Revlon Spice It Up Holiday Collection. I came across the display at a grocery store:

As you may know from reading my blog, Revlon makes some of my favorite lip products! I couldn't resist picking up a few!
L-R Cheers, Ignite, Chilled 

Cheers: a opaque raspberry color and my personal favorite! It's very vibrant and gorgeous on the lips!
Ignite: a glittery, warm red/orange
Chilled: sheer and colorless with lots of shimmer. I've really been wanting a clear lipgloss that could be applied over any color for extra oomph!

Ignite and Chilled both have glitter in them--the texture is a bit more gritty, but I personally don't mind it. I think it gives a really pretty effect on the lips! If you hate the feeling of glitter, then stick to the creamier glosses from the collection!

Here's a comparison to some other Colorburst Lipglosses I have...
L-R Hot Pink, Bordeux, Cheers, Ignite, Strawberry (had nothing similar to Chilled!)
I've been loving the new colors and think they are perfect for the holiday season! I was realllly tempted by the purple lipgloss, but decided to pass since I knew it would get very little wear. As far as I know, the nailpolishes and lipglosses in the Spice It Up collection are limited edition--so if you come across them, make sure to grab the colors you're interested in!

I have more info on the Revlon Colorburst Lipglosses in my original review here!

What do you think of these new colors?!

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