All posts tagged: MAC

Lippie Friday

Friday Lipday! I’m all in! What better way to start that final countdown to the weekend or liven up that final day at work than a bright lippie, and I am more than happy to oblige. Two days ago we celebrated International’s Women’s Day, and both this year’s motto “Be Bold For Change” as this article by Sali Hughes inspired me to break out my favourite reds again. ” Red lipstick is a kiss to womankind” – Sali Hughes First up, and my utter favourite by a landslide: the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl. It’s praises have been sung by countles beauty afficionada’s, and there really is no other like it. Vibrant and intensely pigmented with the most beautiful perfect deep red, this stunner offers that perfect balance between grace, elegance, strength and attitude! Up next, and gracing my lips today is the MAC Viva Glam I. A slightly darker blue-ish red. A touch darker than Ruby Woo, but texture-wise the same, and holding power is also equal. I find that I …

Little washes of colour – Loving MAC All That Glitters and NARS Andromeda

Sometimes you just don’t feel like slapping on a full face of make up, but going barefaced won’t cut it either -you know, those days when naked face equals scary face. I often have those days, sometimes because I really don’t  feel like faffing about, and sometimes because my morning routine is so damn hectic that I end up drinking my coffee whilst doing my skincare thing and taking my breakfast to work with me (2 kids to dress and feed, one school run, one daycare stop and a drive to work make for stressy mornings…). Going barefaced is one step too far when I have to go to work or meetings, so that’s when these two little chaps come out to play. After covering my bases with a little dab of the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin foundation and the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer, I usually go straight for the two littlest pots in my collection  (size isn’t everything you know :-)), MAC All That Glitters and NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Andromeda for that little wash …

Christmas lips

Christmas celebrations have truly begun now (big Christmas Eve dinner tonight at my house!) and whereas my two previous looks focused on the eyes, the lips deserve some attention as well! Not everyone might want to rock a bright lippie when you’re about to start a several course food feast (hello food coma!), but if you still want to put your lips in the spotlight tonight, these three beauties are here at your service! Let’s start with the softest option, the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bonheur, a glossy, rich berry plum colour with a very fine sparkle that effortlessly glides onto your lips giving it a hunt of colour. If you want, you can build the colour a bit, but overall, it remains a beautiful bitten berry shade with a sheer and glossy finish. If your prefer a fresher colour, the Sisley Phyto Lip Shine in Sheer Papaya. Another weightless, sheer option, it might look bright orange in the bullet, but it transforms into a delicate coral onto the lips, which livens up your …