I’ve always loved make-up but 2005 was when I discovered MAC and a whole new world of colour, combinations and general make-up excitement opened up to me. Back then, MAC was one of the major make-up brands that regularly featured on make-up blogs and YouTube. I remember reading post after post about their products, looking at swatches online and seeking out combination ideas. I regularly visited the MAC counter in my area and started building up my MAC eyeshadow collection.
Since then, so many new make-up brands have come on the scene and I feel like MAC perhaps doesn’t get the same sort of attention or coverage that it used to get. Recently, I’ve been going back to my MAC self-made eyeshadow palettes and have really fallen in love with them again. I think it can be really easy to overlook or forget about favourite products from the past when the new, exciting, shiny products come out, particularly all of the new palettes that are launched these days.
There’s a reason why I used to love MAC sooooo much back in the day – especially their eyeshadows. The pigment is generally fantastic, the eyeshadows last really well and the colour range available is amazing. It’s been so much fun re-discovering my love for their eyeshadows and the brand in general all over again.
Soooooo, that got me thinking. I thought it would be fun to start a new series on my site called ‘Spotlight on MAC’.My aim with the series is to showcase looks using MAC eyeshadows, feature various products and introduce you to MAC as a brand if you haven’t used their products before. I think the series will also encourage me to experiment with my MAC eyeshadow palettes again.
I’m planning on uploading posts to the ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series from next week, so stay tuned for these posts in the coming weeks!
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peek of products I picked up from a recent trip to Kiko (click here to see the post). As part of the ‘Metal Fusion’ collection, there are powder highlighters which are also available in the permanent Kiko range. I already have the Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne, which was included in the ‘Metal Fusion’ collection. This highlighter gives such a beautiful, natural glow to the face that I think it is well worth a post!
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a sneak peek of products I picked up from a recent trip to Kiko (click here to see the post). I picked up one of the new blushers from the limited edition ‘Metal Fusion’ collection in the shade 05 Outrageous Tangerine. I am glad I got this blusher as it looks so beautiful and glowy on the cheeks!
Kat Von D is a brand that I hadn’t tried until earlier this year when I took a trip to Dubai to meet some friends. I was really excited to see that there was a Kat Von D counter in the Sephora and treated myself to a few products: a concealer (middle in the pic above), a lipstick and two of the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (left and right in the pic above). I like the concealer and lipstick but I particularly love the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and so thought it was time for a post!!
Post Alert: I recently also treated myself to the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette. Loooove this palette so much! You can read more on the palettehereand see combination ideashere. Continue reading →
When the Kat Von D ‘Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette’ launched in October at Debenhams, it took me a wee while to decide whether or not to purchase it. Not because of the shade selection or the quality (it’s amazing on both counts!) but due to the £52 price tag. The palette costs more than I would usually spend on an eyeshadow palette and so I really wanted to make sure it would be a good investment for me before forking out for it. Now that I have it, I am soooooo glad that I got it!!!!
Click hereto see combination ideas using this palette (first look posted on 27 November)!
When I was in the Kiko store recently, this particular shade really caught my eye. That, and the fact that the nail polishes were reduced to £1 from £3.90! What a bargain! I hadn’t used the Kiko nail polishes before, so I had no idea whether or not it would be any good. Well, after using this polish, I can say that they are amazing! Colour, shine and reasonable wear time (about 3 days for this shade), all for only £1.