MAC Metallic Lipsticks (Forbidden Romance, Disobedient and Coral Optix)


















Metallic make-up is big this season and lips are no exception.  MAC recently released limited edition Metallic finish lipsticks as part of their lipstick range.  I chose three shades – Forbidden Romance, Disobedient and Coral Optix – as I found them flattering and totally different from anything else that I have in my make-up collection.

Interested in metallic lipsticks from other brands? You might like these posts featuring some of Urban Decay metallized lipsticks here and here.

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The Cosmetics Company Store: MAC Goodies!



Left to Right: MAC Huggable Glass in ‘Love Buzz’, MAC Dazzleshadow in ‘Can’t Stop, ‘Won’t Stop’, MAC Eyeshadow Pot in ‘Wow Factor’, MAC Dazzleshadow in ‘Say It Isn’t So’, MAC Paintpot in ‘Nice Composure’










I visited the Livingston Designer Retail Outlet a couple of weeks ago and was incredibly excited to see that there is now a ‘Cosmetic Company Store’ there!!! If you live in the USA, you may have seen The Cosmetic Company Stores.  This store is the first of its kind in Scotland (yaaaaay!) and so I was thrilled to see there is now one within driving distance for me.

The CCS sells premium brand make-up at reduced prices.  The brands that I spotted on my visit were MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Smashbox and Bumble and Bumble.   The products are genuine and there is nothing wrong with them.  They tend to be those from limited edition ranges, surplus stock from existing ranges and shades which are being phased out by the make-up brands.

I picked up five different MAC goodies while I was in the store (read on to see what I picked up).  I think I may have to go back in a few months again and see what new stock they have in!!

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New Make-Up and Nail Products: MAC, Revlon and Essie

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Left to right: MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in ‘Painted Sunset’, MAC Huggable Lip Colour in ‘Commotion’, Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in ‘Devotion’, Essie Nail Polish in ‘Haute Tub’ and Essie Nail Polish in ‘Lounge Lover’












I love reading articles on other make-up blogs featuring new make-up and beauty purchases.  It made me think, why not do something similar on my own site? I know the excitement I feel when I purchase new beauty products, so I thought it might be fun to add this type of post to my own site.

Do you like reading this type of post? Would you like it to be a more regular feature on the site? Let me know in the comments section.

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My Top 3 Blushers


This article features three of my favourite blushers: Illamasqua Naked Rose (pale dusky neutral pink), MAC Pinch O’Peach (peachy-pink) and MAC Dollymix (shimmery fuschia pink).  I have many other blushers but I find that these three products are the ones I reach for time and time again.

MAC Pinch O'Peach

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blusher

MAC Pinch O'Peach Blusher

MAC Pinch O’Peach Blusher

MAC Dollymix Blusher

MAC Dollymix Blusher






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