Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers

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What are they?

Longer lasting sort of ‘liquid lipsticks’… Gorgeous.

 

The Review:

There are 8 shades in the collection ranging from nude to bright vivid red. There is definitely something for everyone and there are some great wearable every days pinks too. The packaging is lovely and you can see the product in the tube which is fantastic!

Application is a dream with a doe foot like applicator with a twist – the product collects in a little hollow in the applicator (see the above picture). Genius! You can use the colour straight like that for the full on gorgeously pigmented colour or wipe it off a little for a more natural colour. They apply with a gloss like shine and then settle to a subtle sheen.

The pigmentation is beautiful, colour range is fantastic and the the product is long lasting – perfect for night out, especially as the colours don’t bleed at all. An added bonus is that they are so comfortable to wear, they don’t dry my lips out like some other long lasting lippies I’ve tried. Can’t fault them!

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From top to bottom: Apocaliptic, Nova and Celestial.

 

 

Worth the money?

Absolutely! These are fantastic and at £5.99 are very affordable.

You can get them on the Rimmel website, Boots and Superdrug 🙂 GO GET ‘EM GIRLIES!

 

http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-London-Apocalips-Lip-Lacquer_1296026/

Diego Dalla Palma Snow White and the Huntsman palette

What is it?

A palette partnered with the Snow White and The Huntsman movie containing 6 wearable eye shadows, an eyeliner and a lipstick.

Thoughts?

This palette is really great and contains six very wearable shades for eyes; three shimmery and three matte shades all with appropriate Snow White related names.

Snow, Shield, Mirror Mirror, Fairest, Destiny and Battleground are all beautiful neutral colours and very pigmented. Also included in this palette is The Wicked Queen lipstick a classic blood red and the Dark Night eye pencil in a good deep black.

At £25 for all of this, I think its a bargain. The packaging is cute, the colours are smooth and pigmented and the red lipstick and black liner are make up staples and great quality.

I bought this product from Tesco :

http://www.tesco.com/direct/diego-dalla-palma-snow-white-the-huntsman-make-up-palette-worth-105-when-sold-separately-exclusive-to-tesco/506-7698.prd

What’s in my MAC blush palette?

 

FROM TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT:

 

PEACHES: A true peach colour in MAC’s sheertone finish.

MELBA: A soft coral peach colour, softer than Peaches and with a tiny hint of pink. This has a matte finish.

PEACHTWIST: This is one of MAC’s sheertone shimmer colours, it’s a deeper shimmery peach shade.

PINK SWOON: A true bright pink shade in MAC’s sheertone finish.

PINCH O’ PEACH: Another sheertone shade, this colour is more pink than peach but softer and more wearable than Pink Swoon.

PLUM FOOLERY: A wearable, shimmery, pinked plum shade in a sheertone shimmer finish.

 

Here are the colours swatched in the same order as described above:

 

These blushers can be found at some department stores, MAC and MAC Pro freestanding stores and as always, online : They retail for £17.50

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/?77tadunit=fcb8c5d7&77tadvert=9239022519&77tkeyword=mac%20cosmetics&77tentrytype=s&77tentry=closed_navigation_Feb&cm_mmc=google-_-search-_-brand-_-mac%20cosmetics

 

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection

The Collection

Hello beauties!

So I’ve been keeping an eye out for this collection for a while now and am so excited to get my hands on some of these gorgeous items! Every year MAC launches a huge summer collection and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this one as the last few smaller ones haven’t really got me very excited. I have prepared this post for you just so you can get a better idea of what you might want to get. Enjoy!

The Product List is as follows:

MAC Hey, Sailor Lipstick (LE)

  • Red Racer – Bright yellow red (satin)
  • To Catch a Sailor – Highly frosted tan (frost)
  • Salute! – Neutral peach (amplified)
  • Sail la Vie – Bright mid-tone orange (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Lipglass (LE)

  • Cut Loose – White gold with pearl
  • Orange Tempera – Pale peach (Repromote)
  • Riviera Life – Bright tangerine
  • Blessedly Rich – Pale coral
  • Send Me Sailing – Bright yellow red

MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Lip Pencil (LE)

  • Saunter – Pale beige nude
  • Throw Me a Line! – Bright true red
  • Shore Leave Light – vibrant coral

MAC Hey, Sailor Eyeshadow (LE)

  • Crystal Avalanche – White with Reflects (veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Barefoot – Tarnished Gold (veluxe pearl)
  • Jaunty – Light yellow brown (frost)
  • Feeling Fresh – Bright green (frost)
  • Nautical – Navy Blue (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Pigments (LE)

  • Old Gold – High frosted tarnished gold (frost) (Permanent)
  • Naval Blue – Deep smoky blue (frost) (Permanent, PRO)

MAC Hey Sailor Powerpoint Eye Pencil (LE)

  • Hand Forged – Metallic yellow gold (Repromote)
  • Emerald Sea – Kelly Green

MAC Hey Sailor, Bronzing Powder

  • Soft Sand – Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
  • Refined Golden – Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
  • Blue Stripe – Dark navy

MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Long Wear Bronzing Powder

  • Naked On Board – Bronzy, yellow tone
  • Sun Dipped – Dirty red tone

MAC Hey, Sailor Powder Blush

  • Launch Away! – True peach (Satin)
  • Fleet Fast – Pinky, gold coral (satin)

MAC Hey, Sailor Nail Lacquer

  • Vestral White – Creamy white (cream) (Repromote)
  • Touch of Red – Bright yellow red (cream)
  • Gold Knot – Brass gold (frost)

MAC Hey, Sailor To the Beach Body Oil

  • Seaside- Dirty Blushy pink with multidimensional sparkles
  • Man Rays – Glowing tan with gold shimmer multidimensional

MAC Hey, Sailor Suntint SPF20 Liquid Lip Balm

  • Sea Mist – Peachy nude with pearl multi-dimensional
  • Rose Au – Poppy Coraly pink with gold pearl
  • Abalone – See through with no hot pink pearl
MAC Hey, Sailor Brush 167SH Face Blender
MAC Hey, Sailor Zoom Lash Waterfast Lash Mascara
MAC Hey, Sailor Waterfast Black
MAC Hey, Sailor Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set
MAC Hey, Sailor Dead Gone Sailing
 
 
 
 
 
Seperate Product Shots
 
 
 
Sail La Vie Bright mid-tone orange (Satin)
Salute! Neutral peach (Amplified) 
To Catch a Sailor Highly frosted tan (Frost)
Red Racer Bright yellow red (Satin) 
 
 
 
Cut Loose White gold with pearl
Orange Tempera Pale peach (Repromote)
Blessedly Rich Pale coral
Riviera Life Bright tangerine
Send Me Sailing Bright yellow red
 
 
Throw Me a Line Bright true red
Saunter Pale nude beige
Shore Leave Light vibrant coral
 
Sea Mist Peachy nude with multidimensional pearl
Au Rose Poppy coral pink with gold pearl
Abalone See through hot pink with no pearl
 
Crystal Avalanche White with reflects (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
Barefoot Tarnished gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Jaunty Light yellow beige (Frost)
Feeling Fresh Bright green (Frost)
Nautical Navy blue (Satin)
 
 
Verstral White Cream white (Cream) (Repromote)
Gold Knot Brass gold (Frost)
Touch of Red Bright yellow red (Cream)
 
 
Seaside Dirty blush pink with multidimensional sparkle
Man Rays Glowing tan with multidimensional golden shimmer
 
Soft Sand Golden bronze with fine gold pearl
Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish (Permanent)
 
 
Nude on Board Bronzy, yellow tone
Sun Dipped Dirty red tone
( these are the Pro Longwear Bronzing Powders)
 
 
 
 
 
Launch Away!  True peach (Satin)                                                                                                                                                                 Fleet Fast  Pinky, gold coral (satin)

 Crew Off white with pale pink, purple and peach stripes (This is just an overspray! It does not go through the depth of the whole product)
 
 
Zoom Waterfast Lash
Pigment – Old Gold True yellow gold, frost (permanent)
                        Naval Blue Shimmery deep navy blue
Powerpoint Eye Pencils – Emerald Sea Emerald green      
                                                            Blue Stripe Deep navy blue
                                                            Handforged Dirty gold
 
 
I have just ordered the products I wanted from this line so a post with reviews and swatches will be up as soon as i get my order in 🙂
 
These products are available at some department stores, free standing Mac and Mac Pro stores and of course online.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

What is it?

A gorgeous palette containing 12 neautral eyeshadows by Urban Decay.

The Review

This is a palette every make up fanatic needs (well – this or the Naked 2 palette – or both 😉 ). It’s full of a wide variety of neutral shades, both shimmery and matte and none of the usual chunky glitter that you run the risk of getting with some Urban Decay shadows. The shadows go on smoothly and blend very well.

This palette is perfect as a gift or for your average make up junkie and there are shades for a very natural look, summery bronze shades and of course some spectacular smokey ones too.

 

Worth the Money

Personally I feel like this palette is quite pricey (it’s £36 – ouch!) but because of the quality of the shadows I would still say it’s definitely a good investment as there are a huge variety of looks that can be done with these colours.

This palette can be bought from some department stores and the official Urban Decay website:  http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/

Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes

What is it?

A highly pigmented eyeshadow palette that comes in several different colour ways and contains 12 eyeshadows. The one pictured above is called ‘Sunset’.

The Review

I was so impressed the first time I tried these eyeshadows that I now own four of these palettes! The colours are VERY pigmented, easy to blend and go on the skin really smoothly. The palette comes with 12 shadows and a double ended sponge applicator that sits in a smooth black case with a large mirror on the inside.

The majority of the shadows in each palette are shimmery with a couple of matte ones thrown in – you may be able to tell in the picture that the only matte in the Sunset palette is the black, this however doesn’t bother me in the slightest as they also do a natural palette.

The natural palette contains plenty of matte browns and soft neutral colours which is fantastic for every day use!

There are several palettes to choose from depending on what you’re looking for, some contain crazy acid brights and others are more neutral but there is definitely something for everyone. 

Worth the Money?

These palettes are £6.49 each from Superdrug or Sleek’s official website so I firmly believe they are well worth the money – that’s not even £1 per eyeshadow and the quality of these are amazing!

http://www.sleekmakeup.com/

Top 10 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows

Swatched from left to right as listed below.

Samoa Silk

This is a light matte peach colour ideal for blending out darker colours in the crease or all over the lid for a warm, natural every day look.

Expensive Pink 

This is a mixture of gold, pink and coral with a light shimmery finish. This colour is ideal for day or night, brush loosely over the lid for a fresh but natural pop of colour or pair with MAC’s Carbon in the crease to intensify the look for night time. I even sometimes use this as a blusher just on the apples of my cheeks for a natural glow, the shimmer in it gives a lovely fresh look.

Kid 

This is a light brown, ideal as a brow colour for lighter brows or to blend out a smokey eye as its neither too light or dark.

All That Glitters

This is a gorgeous light peachy pink with a golden sheen. This colour can be worn with warmer tones for a more sultry look or with a darker colour in the crease to add some drama.

Nylon 

This is a bright white gold shade with a shimmer that gives an almost ‘wet’ look. This colour can be use to brighten the eyes by placing in the inner corner of the eyes, as a highlight under the brow bone or even as a highlight just along the top of the cheek bones.

Swatched from left to right as listed below.

Cork

This is a medium brown shade ideal as a crease colour and could be paired with any shade for a neutral look.

Woodwinked

This is a gorgeous antiqued bronze/gold colour. This a good shade to be worn on its own just blended out into the crease or for a night time look can be worn with a darker colour in the crease and lots of black liner.

Satin Taupe

This is a grey/bronze shade brilliant for a wash of colour on the lid for day time or layered with a flat stiff brush, the colour is buildable and a good lid shade for a smokey eye.

Twinks

This brown based shade has red and plum tones with a golden sheen to it so although neutral, is very unique and will compliment all eye colours and skin tones.

Ground Brown

This matte dark brown is good as a warm toned dark brow colour, can be used to darken the crease or smudged along the lash line to make lashes look thicker.

Other recommendations:

Highlights -Ricepaper, Blanc Type, Shroom, Dazzelight 

Crease – Wedge, Omega, Handwritten, Brown Down, Espresso

Others – Vex, Arena, Sable, Tempting, Patina

MAC’s Official Website –  http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/