MAC haul

 

 

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Hi beauties,

On a recent trip to MAC cosmetics I purchased some goodies which I can’t wait to try out.

1.MINERALISE SKINFINISH HIGHLIGHTER: 

Described as a luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. This powder   is a pressed powder highlighter and comes in 5 different shades. I got the Gold Deposit shade.     I actually wanted the Iridescent powder but its been discontinued. Apparently Mac has discontinued many lines  this past year.

2.PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER:NW40,            

I will use this to highlight

3.STUDIO FIX FOUNDATION:NW44                     

I wanted to try a matte foundation for my combination skin.  I know it can be quite heavy if too much is applied. It looked nice on in the store, but then it always does. ..

4. FLUIDLINE EYE-LINER GEL:                              

5.TECHNAKOHL EYELINER -RISQUE:                                     

MAC products may not always be the most penny friendly cosmetics on the market, but they are also  not the most expensive and  they do produce some quality items.  I will do a  post on good less expensive  alternatives which I also use.  Have you used any of these? How did you find them?

I’m looking forward to using these products and will let you know how I get on.

Until next time..

Angela Nx

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Back with a smokey eye….

Hi beauties,

Its been a while since I posted due to various reasons. One being that I travelled, then on my return I caught the flu a few times and was completely knocked out.  But I’m back now and I must say I have missed you and my blog.  I hope you all had a great Christmas and New year – I know it was ages ago :-).  Its hard to believe that we are fast approaching the end of January already….

This is a smokey eye that I tried using the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. This palette has more cooler tones like silvers and shimmery neutrals when compared with the original Naked palette.2015-01-24-15-36-45-995c

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To create this look:

Eyelid:               Verve

Midlid:              Chopper

Crease:              Busted

Above crease:  Tease

Outer v:            Blackout

Inner eye:        Verve

Lashes:             Ardell Demi WispiesDSC00202_10What do you think of this look?

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing you in the next one.

 

Angela Nx

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Naked eyes…

Hi guys,

I have never claimed to be a makeup artist, but I do enjoy makeup.  So I guess I’m more of a  makeup enthusiast!

So this is how I did my eye makeup the other day, using my Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette. I wasn’t sure about this palette at first. I wondered if these colours would compliment my skin tone, but I must say,  I’m quite loving it.  I have never really worn pink shades before, but if you put the right colours together and create a smokey eye, you get quite a nice  bright finish… 🙂

I wore this look during the day at the weekend.  I wanted an understated, but made up look.

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Recreate the look:

Naked 3 colours

Eyelid – Buzz

Outer V – Black heart

Transition colour – Factory

Eye brow highlight – Dust

Liquid eyeliner – Dior

Mascara – Estee Lauder, Sumptuous Extreme Lash multiplying, black

Lips  – Jubilee by Mac

 

What do you think of the Naked 3 palette?

The most important thing is to blend, blend and blend some more, so the colours appear to seamlessly merge into each other.

Makeup is fun,  something to be enjoyed and we can all experiment. Mistakes may happen, but the key is to just try again…

Till next time….

Angela Nx

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*This palette was bought with my own money.