MAC has always been a staple brand in my make-up bag but I’ve not picked up anything new for a while, until recently that is. I have now rekindled my love for MAC with three recent purchases. The first two are lipsticks, which I wore on my wedding day, one in the day and one in the evening, and the second an eyeshadow palette.
MAC satin lipstick in Faux, £15.50 – this is an understated and pretty, muted mauve nude pink, which perfectly complemented my bridal make-up. The colour works well with softer eyes in the day but also paired with heavier, smokier eyes in the evening. MAC’s satin lipsticks have a creamy semi-matte finish which feel great on my lips, not drying like full matte lipsticks.
MAC amplified lipstick in Show Orchard, £15.50 – a favourite of Tanya Burr’s, this lipstick is bold and beautiful! I wore this very hot pink on the evening of my wedding – I love brights. Similar to the satin lipsticks, the amplified range have an even creamier finish, which is great as bright lipstick on dry lips is not a good look. Show Orchard is a striking colour so I wear with a simple eye, natural colour wash with a little black liner. The beauty of this lipstick is that you can apply it lightly, using your finger and finish with a little gloss or balm for a slightly muted, more daytime friendly version.
I had forgotten how much I love MAC packaging until these purchases too, the bullet shape makes application easy and the lid gives a real click when you close the product so you know you’re not going to find it floating around in the bottom of your hand bag.
MAC eyeshadow Amber Times Nine, £25.00 – I treated myself to this palette at Heathrow airport en route to our honeymoon – well if you can’t treat yourself to a few make-up purchases then, when can you? And paid £30.00 but I have spotted these on offer for £25.00 now.
My eyes are blue so I tend to opt for cools and neutrals, with the occasional bronze and gold shades to make my natural colour pop. This palette has them all and contains a mixture of textures lending itself amazingly for daytime and evening looks.
- Cozy Grey: Coolgrey (Matte)
- Kitties: Pale bronze (Frost)
- Georgia Peach: Dirty rose pink (Matte)
- Ricepaper: Peachy gold with shimmer (Frost)
- Creative Copper: Light beige (Lustrel)
- Cork: Muted golden brown (Satin)
- Don’t Tell: Sparkly brown (Lustre)
- Aromatic: Matte brown (Matte)
- Pepper Please: Sparkly bronze copper brown (Velvet)
Each shade has a great colour pay-off and are all very blend-able. I pretty much only wore shadows from this palette for the whole two weeks away and I’m still applying daily now!