Feb 8
2010

MAC CRUSH METAL PIGMENT (STACKED1!)

MAC SPRING FORECAST COLLECTION: METAL CRUSHED PIGMENT STACKED 1!
I love these new pigments from MAC Spring Color 1 Forecast Collection! They come in stackable clear jars and have amazing color payoffs (some colors more so than others). They offer medium to full coverage with pretty reflective metallic sparkles. They are suppose to be crease-resistant and long wearing limited edition pigments only available 2010 Spring.

I was immediately attracted to the pigments from the Spring Color 1 Forecast Collection (the ones in my pictures here) rather than the ones from the Spring Color 2 Forecast which are variety of sparkly peachy-yellow-lime green-ish colors.

I think the stackable jars are a great idea! They definitely making storing these pigmensts a lot easier! You have the choice of stacking all four jars or into two sets.
These pigments differ from regular MAC pigments in that they are they feel and apply creamy and the pigments are kind of “wet.” They easily clump up even in the jars as well as when applied which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because the clumping can be easily smoothed out with bit of blending with fingertip or eyeshadow brush. And when they are applied properly they are absolultely beautiful!!
Another bonus is that because these pigments feel somewhat “wet” they are kind of sticky and easily sticks to your skin without any kind of base! And with the intense color payoff using a base underneath can definitely be cut out of the steps when using these pigments. And the sticky-ness of thes pigments also prevent the much hated fall-outs that typically worsens with pigment uses.
All four colors are very pretty and unique. The color intensities are buildable. They apply so creamy and can look like sparkly liquid metals with intense applications.
The deep purple color pigment has the most intense full coverage color payoff and it’s also my favorite color from this stack. And as shown in my pictures below, the color can appear to be deep purple to metallic purple depending on the angle of the view.
My least favorite color is the light lavender color. I thought it was going to be my favorite color when I first saw it in the stack. But I feel that the glitters are too big and it’s also the most clumpy. It’s still a beautiful color and I will definitely use it but just not my favorite out the the four colors in this pigment set.
This pigment set is released at MAC stores on Feb 11/2010 and is priced at $38.50CDN.)
Jan 11
2010

MAC In Lillyland!


this is a very”quiet” and neutral eyeshadow look I created with the MAC In Lillyland Pearlmatt eyeshadow…

MAC In Lillyland

(Pearlmatt Face Powder, Pearlmatt Eye Shadow, Florida Cremeblend Blush)

Pearlmatt Face Powder

This product (as well as the below pearlmatt eyeshadow) has flower pattern engravings that’s just too adorable to pass up! Also, the idea of “pearl-matt” also caught my attention; the finish of the powder is neither matt or pearl but something in between. It’s perfect to wear daytime, to work/school, or just whenever you don’t want to be all shimmery or glittery but also don’t want the pastey-ness of matt finish. This powder has four different colors which you can use separately (light brown-as bronzer or for contouring, peach-as blush or bronzer, light yellow-as highlight, pink-as blush) or you can mix all four colors and use it to warm up your face (for lighter skin tones, the mix of all four can still produce a nice blush color). The mix of the light yellow and the pink makes a really pretty light pink blush and the mix of the peach and the pink makes a lovely blush color also. The light brown, which is the largest of the four colors, is the most pearly but not still not as “pearly” as an actual pearl finish products. It’ll be a shame when the flower pattern disappears with use but the uniquenesss of the “pearl-matt” finish will probably make this one of my MAC faves!
Pearlmatt Eye Shadow
The colors of this eyeshaow is not as pigmented as I would have liked them to be (the swatches on my hand are 3-4 swipes of each color) but with a good base underneath, colors do show up as seen in the case. Just as I said above about the Pearlmatt face powder, I really like the idae of “pearl-matt” finish, even more so for the eyeshadow. Some of MAC’s matt finish eyeshadows are hard and paste-y which makes it difficult to blend. I don’t know if it’s the “pearl” part of this eyeshadow, but it does blend pretty decently and feels soft (almost creamy) to touch. The finish doesn’t have enough pearl to be frosty/pearly but it has enough of it to give a slight sheen to the otherwise matt finish.


Cremeblend Blush in Florida

When I first saw this blush I didn’t think I would end up buying it but after I tried swatching/blending it, I completely fell in love with this color! As can be seen by the above swatches, you can sheer out this blush to make it as sheer/light as you want or build up the color to produce the same color as seen in the case. I heared people comparing this color to MAC Dollymix blush; I don’t own the dollymix blush but if it looks like this one, then it must be gorgeous! (makes me wish I HAD the Dollymix blush!lol) This product looks beautiful as blush but also as lip color:) You can match this it with a lighter color lipgloss on top to tone down the pink and make it more suitable for daytime or pair it with a clear lipgloss and enjoy the full potential of this pretty hot pink!! I used this product as eyeshadow base (just around the outer corner) for the eyeshadow look shown on the top of this post:)
I passed on the Lipgelees but after seeing one of the pink (the lavender-ish pink one) lipgelee on my friend I’m very tempted to drop by MAC and buy at least one lipgelee! Hmm…should I?? I kind of wanted to hold on buying anymore lip colors from MAC until the spring color collections…

Dec 10
2009

My very first blog post!

After having so much fun in the YouTube beauty world, I’ve finally decided to join in on blogging! This blog will be mostly about beauty. As Freud once said,

Beauty has no obvious use; nor is there any clear cultural necessity for it. Yet civilization could not do without it.

Imagine this world without beauty? More specifically related to this blog, without beauty products?! In this blog I would like to share my opinions, ideas, and knowledge about beauty products and trends, as well as some random beauty and life practicality once it a while. Wish me luck as I venture into the world of blogging!

xo

Lisa