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Instant Chic

I hate myself for doing this, but yes, I have another limited edition product to show you guys. But to my defence, I always fall in love with the products I can’t get once I run out of them, fml. Haha, anyway, this blush is from the pret a papier from the summer of 2010. I’m crossing my fingers for MAC to repromote this blush, its amazing.The container comes with 6 grams or 0.21 US OZ.

The first picture is taken in natural daylight, so it’s the one that’s the comparable  to the colour in real life. But anyway this is one of my most used blushes. Instant chic and Bite of an apple blush are the ones I’ll use for everyday basis, if it’s not Insant chic, it’s bite of an apple 90% of the time. The blush is matte even though it’s a sheertone, and when you apply it you have to work it into your skin and not just pack it on people. If you take your time with the blush, and blends it nicely, it makes the perfect I-got-plenty-of-sleep kinda look, and not the oh-crap-I-was-up-all-night-watching-movies looks that is kinda familiar to me and my friends.

This blush can be pared with anything. I use my bronzer in golden and MSF in perfect topping, and it looks pretty good if I might say so without sounding really cocky. The sheer coral colour gives a nice everyday glow to your face. I have never tried it out on a darker skin tone, but on the pale creatures out there(like myself) this is our blush!

“Instant Chic is the most unique of the three blushes, despite not having the best color pay off (it is a sheertone, though).  It’s coral enough to be perfect for summer and add some brightness to cheeks, but it’s not so warm that only warmer skin tones will like it.  I do think it’s a better shade for light to medium skin tones, and if you’re of a deeper skin tone, you may want to swatch it in person first.” – Temptalia.com

Overall opinion:

This blush is my everyday blush, so of course I love it. I would without a doubt repurchase it, no question asked. An amazing product for everyday or just to build up in the summertime for the perfect natural coral cheeks.

Links:

http://www.temptalia.com/mac-pret-a-papier-collection-blush-mineralize-blush-review-photos-swatches

Everyday makeup

When I go to school, I do my makeup very simple and natural looking. Not a big fan of that ten pounds of foundation and raccoon eyes. So I do my best, where I have kinda alot of makeup on, but it doesn’t look like I am. I switch my everyday makeup from time to time, but they all fall into the same category, neutral.

The first thing I did was to apply Urban Decay Primer Potion and NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in milk all over my eyelids. This creates a nice light white, sticky base for the eyeshadow to stick to. After that I applied the MAC eyeshadow in Vanilla as a highlight to my brow bone and the inner tear duct and naked lunch all over the lid.

After doing this I applied Omega eyeshadow by MAC in my crease. Omega is a matte finish so you’ll have to blend a bit, but not too much since it’s a nice light brownish grey colour. And then I took satin taupe, which is a greyish taupe colour and applied it to my outer V, and blended it in with all the other colours. Make sure not to take it too far into the crease and apply some liner. I used black track fluid line from MAC cosmetics.

When you’ve done all of the steps above, just apply some mascara and do the rest of your face, and your done. If you’d like you could repeat the same gradiation of colour on you lower lashline as well, but I prefer to keep the lower lashline free for makeup, and that just makes my eyes look more awake. Here’s the finished look.

 

 

 

 

 

Quite Cute Collection

I’M SO EXCITED! This collection is super cute, therefor the name. It’s out in the US on the 7th of April and in Norway the 8th, and I think around there for the rest Europe as well. I’ve already put the lilac lipstick and the nude, the nude lipliner and the quad on hold at my counter. Hopefully, they’ll be able to hold these items for me, but if they get few of each items, they can’t. So I’m crossing my fingers.

Lipstick ($14.50)

  • Playing Koi Creamy white peach pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified) (Permanent)
  • Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Quite Cute Bright white lavender (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Play Time Intense violet (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Plushglass ($18.50)

  • Fashion Fanatic Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
  • Bubble Tea Creamy pale nude (Limited Edition)
  • Girl ♥ Boy Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • I ♥ U Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil ($13)

  • In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Naked Light neutral (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Boldly Bare Mid-tone red brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush ($23 )

  • Giggly Light pink with pearly plum heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Sakura Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Miss Behave Light beige with pearly mint green heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($14)

  • Ice Cream Cake Creamy blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Little Girl Type Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (Limited Edition)
  • Mischievous Creamy pale blue mint (Cream) (Limited Edition)

Cutie Eyeshadow Quad ($36)

  • Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($17.50)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash ($14)

  • Zoomblack Rich black (Permanent)

-Is there anything from this collection that catches your eye?

– Anything you didn’t like? Let me know!


Picture links:

http://zonkosworld.blogspot.com/2011/02/mac-quite-cute-collection-swatches.html

http://theneonbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/02/mac-quite-cute-collection-for-spring.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GPVVabojNfY/TVicBRinJxI/AAAAAAAAAA4/1tp7t5WD99U/s1600/MAC+QC+promo.png

http://www.make-up.becomegorgeous.com/makeup_products/mac_quite_cute_makeup_collection_2011-3993.html

Silver Bullet

So when I came home from school today, I ignored my homework and sat down with my makeup collection. And I wanted to do something different.So I decided that I’m going to do a sparkle me up series, with different colours and glitters and ways to use them. I just placed an order with glamour doll eyes, and have some glitters coming my way. So this is going to be the simple silver holographic sparkle. Really pretty, and easily used when your going out without looking like a disco-ball. So I’ll show you pictures of the products and the finished look. Hope you guys enjoy!

The first thing I did was to prime my eyes with urban decay primer potion and NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in milk all over my eyelids, and up to the brow bone.

Then I moved on to eyeshadow. I wanted to use a matte white highlight considering the fact that I was going to put glitter all over my lids, so I used MAC’s eyeshadow in Gesso under my brow bone and in the inner tear duct to give my eyes the move awakened look. And I also used my GOSH quad in smokey eyes. I used the light grey on the inner part of my lid and the darker one on the rest. After applying my lid colours, I went on to the crease. I wanted to make it dark and took MAC’s eyeshadow in Carbon and worked it into my crease.

Now the fun part begins. I used HOT makeups HOT mixing glitter. This product has to steps, but I only used step number 1, which is the glue. It kinda look like a mixture between milk and water, I know, gross explanation. But anyway, I put this all over the eyelid and then I applied the glitter. I used one by GOSH the Powder effect in 09 Holographic Silver, which is a silver with rainbow sparkles. The important step here is to apply when the glue is still wet (da-ah) or it won’t stick.

After that I just applied some liquid liner, and pencil liner to my waterline, as well as mascara and false lashes.

And this is the finished look. (The lighting is washing out the colours, they were much more vibrant in real life. Also the first picture is taken with a blitz and the rest was without)

*Non of the photo’s are edited in any kind of editing programs, and are taken in natural lightning.

– Are there any special colours you like to use in glitter looks?

– Do you have any favorite brand to buy your glitter from? Let me know!

Stereo Rose MSF

The stereo rose MSF(Mineralize skinfinish came out with a collection in 2010, and was soooo hyped up. Everybody was going bananas over it, because it was a re-release from 2005. MAC normally don’t wait that long between each time the re-premotes a product, so everyone was on the look out for it. It was limited edition so you can’t get it unless you buy it online or at a CCO. The product comes with 10 grams or 0.35 US OZ.

Like I said, everyone and their grandmother was rushing of to their mac counters and stores to get this product, and as the sucker  I am, I did too. The fact that I managed to get this is just pure luck. Every collection used to come out on the 15th of every month, and the month of this collection, it came on the 8th. So when I was walking to work on the 9th, I walked past the counter and saw the collection. I freaked out, ran in and got my MSF’s (I got petticoat as well) so I think that the normal mac crazies in my town didn’t know about the date change, and I got myself some red awesomeness.

Stereo Rose is the perfect MSF for fair skin tones. I use it as a blush and a highlight. it is very shimmery, just like every mineralized skinfinish I’ve ever tried, and gives the prettiest shine to you cheeks if you choose to use it as a blush. I also like to use it on top of other blushes, such as Bite of an apple from the venomous villains collection. This is the most vibrant MSF MAC has made in a long time, and when it first came out everyone talked about how unique it was considering that it could actually be used as a blush, and not just a highlight.

Overall opinion:

This blush is one of my biggest love, and will be for a long long long time. I’ll use until I have to scrap the bottom of the container and when/ if MAC ever re-premotes it again, I would buy it again and maybe even an extra just to be sure that I’ll have it forever, haha. Awesome product, and very unique.

Blacktrack Fluidline

MAC’s fluidline($15 or £13.50) is one the most known products from their line. And blacktrack is the colour  everyone talks about. It’s just a black gel liner, which means you’ll need a brush to apply it. This is a permanent product at all MAC counters or stores or the online store. The container comes with 3 grams or 0.10 US OZ.

blacktrack

As you can see on the first picture you can see that I’ve used a lot of my blacktrack fluidline. I used it all the time when I first got it, and thought it was sent from heaven. And then I forgot about it for about four months, and in the last week I started using it again. When I started using it again, I realized just how easy it actually is if you have a somewhat steady hand. For every beginner with liner, I would recommend the gel liners, definitely the easiest way to go.

This product is perfect for making a cat-liner aka a flick at the end of you eyelid, to extend it, often used on pin-up dolls, and in pin-up looks. This is probably what the cat liner is known for. It’s also good for a thin and natural looking liner for all of you out there who don’t like to look as if you just came back from a long night out in the town. So prevent it from smudging, you should set it with a matte black eyeshadow, that is if you’re not a fan of the all famous raccoon eyes.

The blacktrack fluidline can be used on your waterline as well. There’s a lot of people who chooses do use it this way because it lasts all day when applied this way and it’s black, like really black.

Overall opinion:

This product is truly amazing, but not a must have. I consider the gel liner a must have, but you don’t have to get the MAC one considering that it’s very expensive. I would strongly recommend this for a beginner who’s just starting out with gel liner. Overall a great product.

Links:

UK –> http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT21847&PRODUCT_ID=PROD66211

US –> http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/151/898/Fluidline/index.tmpl

Bite of an apple

This blush is a powder blush from MAC cosmetics, and it came out with the venomous villains collection. I went all out for this collection and almost ran over one girl to get my products, true story. There’s just something about the Disney theme that made me have the I-am-going-to-get-my-stuff-no-mather-who-I-have-to-kill attitude. You can’t get the product anymore unless you go to a CCO or buy it online. The blush comes with 6 grams or 0.21 US OZ.

The picture imprinted on the cover of the blush is of the Evil Queen from Snow white, and she’s pulling a side the curtains. The clear part sticks out from the rest of the container, and I’ve had some problems with it. The clear part on my blush didn’t go all the way out, if that makes sense, so after about a month it fell out. And it has done that four or five times afterwards, but I just pop it back in, no biggie. The rest of the container is shiny black, and not the matte way it normally is.

The colour of the blush is a bright red, with a slight hint of pink in it. It has a matte finish so you’ll have to work with the blending a bit, and it’s crazy pigmented! I only dip my angled brush in it three times, and that’s dips and no swirly motions. When it comes to who it can be used on I would say everyone. When a pale-ass-ghost like myself can use it, everyone can. Whenever I don’t know which blush to put on, I always go back to this one or Instant Chic (which I will have a review on soon) You just need to apply it properly. I’ve used my blush a lot since I got it, and the print is still on it, that’s how little you actually need.

Overall:

This blush is AMAZING! I love it, and would recommend it to everyone who can get their hands on it. I hope MAC repromotes it sometime in the future. Like I said, it’s perfect for all skin tones and colours. A must have in my book.


Hey, my name is Tone Lise and I’m a MAC-oholic. There should be a rehab for people like me, haha. I LOVE my MAC, and whenever I’m at the shopping center my counter’s at, I always go in, and I always buy something. It’s a sickness. But anyway, this month the Wonder Woman collection was the big thing, but I wasn’t really feeling it. IT seemed so tacky and cheap, and nothing really spoke to me. But I went anyway because I wanted the Marquise’D lipstick, and of course, it was sold out! So there I stood, staring at the products thinking ” Let’s just see what all the fuzz is really about” and now I know what the fuzz is all about. Let me tell you guys, when I saw the collection in real life, I fell in love. Maybe it’s the I-need-to-have-at-least-one-product-with-the-special-packaging girl talking inside me or the hidden cartoon/superhero loving one, I don’t know, but I had real truble controlling myself in there.

The first thing I picked up was the powder blush in Mighty Aphrodite($24 or £21). This product is split it two parts. One is a nice peachy/coral colour, and the other one is a deep, dark pink colour. Both of the colours look good on their own, but even better blended together.

Then there was the eyeshadow palettes. I’m a huge sucker for MAC eyeshadows. So as I was standing there debating on which one to get I though of everything. Which one has colours I don’t have, which one seems like the one I’ll use the most and which one looked the most special. So I landed on the quad in Valiant ($40 or £36) It the one with all the pretty greens, I love it.Can’t wait to play more around with it.

But the MAC wonder woman wasn’t the only collection coming out this month, the jeanious collection came to the far north as well. I go through periods where I get so hooked on one category of products, like lipstick or eyeshadow, and I buy so much of that one category, it’s crazy. Right now, I’m in the blush state.

So the pale blush that was released with this collection is hype up all over YouTube. There are people saying it’s the best blush ever. Being the sucker I am, I went to pick it up. I couldn’t remember the name of it, so I looked at the two blushed and picked the lightest one. Only to come home and realize, it’s not the famous Pink Cult, but Cubic. My MAC counter had not gotten the Pink cult, so they put out a colour that was similar. A bummer for sure, but I’m kinda glad also. If I hadn’t thought it was Pink Cult I would never have gotten the Cubic one, and I love this colour. Amazing.

The last product from my MAC haul is also a blush, and it’s the BAM!-in-your-face kinda blush. It’s called Overdyed($19.50 or £17) and it is FUSHIA! First I thought, no way never gonna happen. But then when I looked at it, I fell more and more in love with it. It’s just soooo intense and pigmented. You would never think a pale ass ghost like me could pull it off, but with just a tiny tiny amount on my 168 brush, it gives the prettiest pink flush to my cheek, I love it.

I know MAC is very expensive, and no I’m not a spoiled brat. I pay for my own makeup with my own money. And frankly, I don’t even think my parents know just how much makeup I have. But it’s something I love, and when I love it I don’t mind spending all my money on it.

So tell me, what did you think was the must haves from these collection?

Did you find something you didn’t like? – Let me know!



So I though as my first review for this blog I would use this opportunity to share my favorite powder ever, the mineralize skinfinish natural($27 or £18.50) from Mac cosmetics. The container comes with 10 grams or 0.35 US OZ.

This product comes with a very good variation of shades. Light, Light-Medium, Medium+, Medium, Medium Dark, Medium Deep, Deep Dark and Dark, so there’s a shade out there for everyone. I’m a mix between two shades, in the summer I’m a Light Medium, but in the winter time when I’m pale as a ghost, I’m just a light.

The MSF gives the most natural finish I’ve ever tried in a powder, and that’s probably why it’s so famous and one of MAC’s must haves. It’s perfect as a setting powder over foundation, tinted moisturizer or just on it’s own. On those lazy days, when you’re in a rush or can’t be bothered to do your whole face, the MSF is your best friend. A light swipe all over your face, and you’re good to go. The coverage is not as heavy as a liquid foundation and won’t cover every pimple up on it’s own, but with some help from it’s good friend, the concealer, makes the perfect natural, glowy look.

You can get this product at the mac cosmetics webistes or in your local mac counter or store. If you don’t have a mac near you, your country might have a number you can call to order from, just google it.

Overall oppinion:

The downside with the MSF natural is of course the prize. It’s a lot of money to spend on a makeup product, but if you have some to spare, I highly recommend this powder. I’ve gone trough 3 of them already and will continue to buy it forever. It’s my number one favorite powder.


Links:

UK –> http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT21854&PRODUCT_ID=PROD71030

US –> http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/159/1343/Mineralize-Skinfinish-Natural/index.tmpl