MAC Strobe Cream in Gold Lite

 

MAC Strobe Cream in Gold Lite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently purchased MAC Strobe Cream in Gold Lite after seeing the product used as part of a MAC Masterclass event (you can read more about the event here).  I thought it looked – and sounded like – an extremely versatile product when I saw it being showcased at the event.   I’ve read so much about this product being amazing in magazines and online, so I thought it would be fun to try it out myself.

I’m so pleased I decided to try it out as I have been enjoying using it so much! This product gives my face a subtle ‘lit from within’, glow, making it look incredibly healthy and naturally glowy.

The cream adds in a little extra moisture to my skin and absorbs quickly to leave a non-greasy, smooth, glowy finish. I think it is a great option for anyone who wants to add some extra radiance and moisture to their face without having any tackiness or too much dewiness.

There are five shades of Strobe Cream available, as well as a mini version of one shade (Pink Lite). The range of shades means you can choose whichever one you prefer or one which works well with your skin tone.

Interested in reading more about MAC products? You can find more articles on the site here and read my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ posts here.

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MAC Masterclass Event: ‘Ageless Beauty’: Part One

 

MAC Masterclass Event: Some of the free goodies and purchases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, I attended a MAC Masterclass event focusing on ‘Ageless Beauty’.  MAC often runs special Masterclass events where you can learn various tips and techniques surrounding make-up application.  I feel I am experienced in make-up application but I thought it would be interesting to see how a professional make-up artist applies make-up and pick up some tips along the way.

I thought it might be useful to write a series of posts about the MAC Masterclass, with each part focusing on a specific aspect.  I’ve split the post into three parts as I felt that there was so much information I wanted to include and I thought it might be easier for you to easily navigate the content.    Part One provides Background to the Masterclass (what is a Masterclass, cost and booking, structure, goodie bag, after the event), Part Two covers the Masterclass Content and Look Overview (skin care, day time look, evening look) and Part Three provides details on the Tips and Techniques I learned from attending the event.

This particular post – Part One – provides background on the Masterclass event, in terms of how it was structured, the goodies I received and some of the products I purchased.  These details may be helpful to you if you have considered attending one of these events but aren’t sure what to expect.

Interested in reading more about MAC? You can read more posts on products, looks and find inspiration under the ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series tab here.  You can also find the ‘Spotlight on MAC’ tab on the menu bar under ‘Favs, Hauls & Brands’.  Posts on MAC can also be found under the ‘MAC’ tab here, on the menu bar under Favs, Hauls and Brands/Brands/MAC or by searching for ‘MAC’ in the search box.

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Neutrals With Pink (Using Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been wearing a lot of bright eyeshadow combinations recently so I fancied trying something more neutral today.  I used shades from the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette for the eyes and finished the look off with a hot pink lipstick and pink blusher to add some vibrancy.

To complement the look: I used MAC Dollymix Blusher on the cheeks, MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter to highlight the cheekbones and Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipstick in Homecoming Queen on the lips (you can read more about the Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipsticks here).

Click here to read more about the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, see photos and view swatches.

Click here to get more ideas for eyeshadow combinations using the Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette!

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral

Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently picked up Kiko Radiant Baked Blush in 02 About A Coral and have been enjoying wearing it so much.  This blusher gives such a radiant, natural flush to the cheeks and the lighter swirls add a subtle burst of luminosity. 

I think this blusher is so pretty for everyday and one that works well with a range of looks, from neutral, colourful and super smokey. 

I also think the Kiko Radiant Baked Blush is a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushers, as there are some similarities in terms of finish, glow and the overall look both products give to the cheeks.

Interested in reading about other Kiko products? You can read my other articles, see photos and view swatches of Kiko products on the site here.

 

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Too Faced Sugar Peach Wet And Dry Face & Eye Palette

 

Too Faced Sugar Peach Wet and Dry Face & Eye Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week, I was browsing in Debenhams and picked up the Too Faced Sugar Peach Wet and Dry Face & Eye Palette.  The palette didn’t really stand out to me online but in person, it looked so beautiful! I’ve been playing around with it and think it is amazing!

I love the versatility, scent and glowy, wide-awake look that this palette gives to the eyes, cheeks and face.  The palette also looks – and feels – so luxurious, special and classy, making it a real treat to use.

I think that the Too Faced Sugar Sweet Palette is definitely worth a look if you want a daily palette to make your whole face quickly appear brighter, glowy and healthy!

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Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: ‘The Needs’ Palette

 

Makeup Revolution The Emily Edit: The Needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I mentioned in my recent ‘sneak peek’ post (you can see the post here) that one of my favourite YouTubers, EmilyNoel83, has launched two palettes, in collaboration with MakeupRevolution.  The two palettes – The Wants and The Needs – are amazing and I have really been enjoying playing with them.

Today’s post features ‘The Needs’, an ‘all-in-one’ palette which contains everyday essentials for quick and easy make-up.  

I think this palette ticks all the boxes for anyone who wants to streamline their make-up application, have everything to hand in one place or have a travel friendly option.  The design of the palette, along with the enclosed products, make every day make-up so much easier – and quicker – to navigate.  Whether you are a fan of Emily or just someone who wants to make their make-up process more seamless, I think this product is amazing! It’s also at a great price point – £10 – so it’s a great way to try out a variety of different products!

You can read my post on The Wants Palette here.

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Timeless Favourites: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought I would kick-start the new ‘Timeless Favourites’ series (you can read more about the series here) with The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer.  Mary-Lou Manizer used to be regularly featured on YouTube and on make-up blogs as a favourite of many make-up lovers.  I wrote a post on this product back in 2016 and thought it would be fun to re-visit the product, as it is still in my collection.

I’m so glad I tried out this product again as it has become one of my favourite highlighters all over again! Mary-Lou Manizer is a pale, champagne-gold powder highlighter which can be used to add radiance to the face, cheeks and eyes.  I think it is perfectly suited to obtaining the strobing effect which is so popular right now.

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Spotlight on MAC: Aqua and Lime (Using MAC Eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aquadisiac is such a beautiful, lustre finish aqua colour and one of my long-time favourite eyeshadows from MAC.  This particular eyeshadow is incredibly pigmented, so only a little is needed on a brush for high impact colour.  For this look, I used Aquadisiac alongside Lucky Green eyeshadow, which is another favourite of mine.

To complement the look: I used Kiko Baked Blush in Dreaming Coral on the cheeks (you can read my post and see swatches of this product here), Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne to highlight my cheekbones (you can read my post on this product here) and MAC Huggable Lipcolour Lipstick in Origami Orange on my lips.

Interested in reading more posts on MAC? You might enjoy my ‘Spotlight on MAC’ series (you can read more about the series here). 

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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#5 Make-Up News

 

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Here is some new make-up news for this week:

Fenty Beauty will be touring around the UK in July 2018 with pop-up stores featuring the new Moroccan Spice collection and the whole range of products.  There will be pop-up stores in London (5-8 July), Glasgow (14-15 July), Nottingham (21-22 July) and Belfast (28-29 July).  I’ve never seen Fenty Beauty products in person so I’m really excited to visit one of the pop-up stores.  You can read more on the pop-up stores and find location information on Harvey Nichol’s official website here.

Too Faced co-founder Jerrod Blandino has released sneak peek photos on Instagram of the upcoming ‘Tutti Frutti’ collection.  The collection looks pretty big and like it includes an eyeshadow palette, blushers, highlighters, lip glosses and face sprays.  I love the Sweet Peach products and so I’m really excited to see what this new collection is like! You can see the sneak peeks on Jerrod Blandino’s Instagram page here.

Kat Von D has a range of new palettes coming out for Holiday 2018, including a blusher/highlighter palette and an eyeshadow palette.  You can see more on ‘trendmood1’ on Instagram here.

Charlotte Tilbury has just launched the new ‘Bar of Gold Trio Highlighter Palette’ on charlottetilbury.com.  The palette costs £49 and contains the Original Gold bar highlighter, Rose Gold (a light pinky-rose) and Gold Bullion (a medium sun-kissed bronze).  You can see the palette here.

Hourglass will be launching an Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 palette for Holiday 2018.  The palette contains two finishing powders, one strobe powder, a strobe blusher, blusher and bronzer.  You can see more on ‘trendmood1’ here and on Instagram here.

Do you like this sort of post? Any types of launches, make-up ranges or products you would like to read more about? Let me know in the comments section.

Kiko Glow Fusion Powder Highlighter in 01 Champagne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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