Spotlight on MAC: Greens and Blues (Using MAC Eyeshadows)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I felt like wearing something colourful and came up with this bright green and blue look using MAC eyeshadows.  Some of these MAC eyeshadows are limited edition or no longer part of the permanent collection.  However, you can find similar shades from MAC and other brands to re-create this look.

To complement the look: I used Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter in Ginger Binge as blusher (you can see photos of this product here), Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Highlighter in Mimosa to highlight the cheeks and Inglot Lipstick in shade 131 on the lips. 

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

Here’s how to re-create this look:

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Ordering Internationally from Makeup Geek (Matrix Palettes)

 

Makeup Geek parcel with make-up goodies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The very first make-up tutorial I watched on YouTube was by Marlena Stell on her Makeup Geek site.  It was a white and green MAC eyeshadow look and I remember finding it so interesting as it was in the early days of make-up blogs and YouTube beauty videos.  Marlena started her own make-up brand (Makeup Geek) several years ago and the brand was recently re-branded and re-vamped earlier this year (2020).

One of the big releases as part of the Makeup Geek re-launch has been their Matrix system for eyeshadows (you can see Marlena’s videos on the Matrix system here and here).  I’ve seen several people on YouTube (and some blog posts) showcasing, swatching and reviewing the Makeup Geek Matrix Palettes.  They looked amazing and so I couldn’t resist ordering them to try myself, along with some other products from their range. 

Makeup Geek is based in the USA, so I had to place an international order to be shipped to Scotland, where I live.  I’ve only ever placed a small-ish order on the Tarte official site before, so this was my first experience of placing and receiving a large international order.

I thought it might be helpful to provide some information on my experience ordering from Makeup Geek, in case you are interested in what it’s like to place and receive an order if you live outside of the USA.   This post provides details on the following aspects: what I ordered; customs, duties, import and handling fees; delivery timescales; shipping options; parcel packaging; and customer service.  I’ve provided several photos as well so you can see how the parcel and all the contents were packaged.

I will try to get a post together on the Matrix Palettes, along with combination ideas for the eyeshadows, so stay tuned!

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FOTD: Kaleidoscope Colours (Using Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette was one of my top products from 2019 and a palette I continue to reach for in 2020 (you can read more about this palette here).  I find the colour selection so inspiring and it really encourages me to try out different eyeshadow combinations whenever I use it.

I found this look from last year in my look folders and thought it would be a fun one to post.  I remember I wanted to try something very bright and came up with this multi-coloured look with a cut crease and a halo effect on the eyes.

Click ‘Read More’ below to see the full look breakdown, find out what I used on the rest of my face and view more photos.

Click here to view my post on this palette, see photos and view swatches.

Looking for more look ideas using the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette? You can find other combinations and look ideas here.

Are there any products you would recommend from Morphe? This is my first time to try out anything from the brand so I would love to hear your suggestions!

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FOTD: Aquamarine and Purple (Using Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the shimmery aqua tone of Make Magic in the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette (you can read more about this palette here) and thought it would look beautiful on the lids alongside Heart and Harmony.  I really love how the shades blended together in this look.  I used Heart (a matte pink) in the crease and it created a blue-ish shade where the edges met Make Magic.  This step really added extra dimension to the look.

Click ‘Read More’ below to see the full look breakdown, view full face shots and find out what I used on the rest of my face.

Click here to view my post on this palette, see photos and view swatches.

Looking for more look ideas using the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette? You can find other combinations and look ideas here.

Are there any products you would recommend from Morphe? This is my first time to try out anything from the brand so I would love to hear your suggestions!

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FOTD: Teals and Red (Using Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really wanted to try out the bold, matte red in the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette (you can read more about this palette here) and came up with this bold red, blue and purple look.

Click ‘Read More’ below to see the full look breakdown, view more photos and find out what I used on the rest of my face.

Click here to view my post on this palette, see photos and view swatches.

Looking for more look ideas using the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette? You can find other combinations and look ideas here.

Are there any products you would recommend from Morphe? This is my first time to try out anything from the brand so I would love to hear your suggestions!

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FOTD: Greens and Corals (Using Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it would be fun to combine some of the greens and orange shades in the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette (you can read more about this palette here).  I really love how the shades blended together in this look.

Click ‘Read More’ below to see the full look breakdown, find out what I used on the rest of my face and view more photos.

Click here to view my post on this palette, see photos and view swatches.

Looking for more look ideas using the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette? You can find other combinations and look ideas here.

Are there any products you would recommend from Morphe? This is my first time to try out anything from the brand so I would love to hear your suggestions!

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MAC ‘Ageless Beauty’ Masterclass Event: Part Two

 

MAC Masterclass Event: Some of the free goodies and purchases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of months ago, I attended a MAC Masterclass event focusing on ‘Ageless Beauty’.  You can read my first post providing background on the event here.

This particular post focuses on the content covered in the Masterclass.  The Masterclass was called ‘Ageless Beauty’, with the focus on achieving beautiful skin at all ages.  The post gives more details on the class content, skin care routine, day look and evening look.

I have written a series of posts about the event which I will be posting on the site.  Each part focuses on a specific aspect, so you can either read them all or go to the one that you are specifically interested in.  Part One (read more here) provides Background to the Masterclass (what is a MAC Masterclass, cost and booking, structure, goodie bag, after the event).  Part Two (this post) covers the Masterclass Content and Look Overview (skin care, day time look, evening look).  Part Three will provide details on the tips and techniques I learned from the event.

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 series tab on the menu bar under ‘Favs, Hauls & Brands) or under the ‘MAC’ tab here (on the menu bar under Favs, Hauls and Brands/Brands) or by searching for ‘MAC’ in the search box.

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FOTD: Bold Blue and Pink (Using Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I couldn’t wait to try out Rise Up from the the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette and came up with this bold blue and pink combination.  I love the contrast of pink and blue on the lid and the shades also blended together to create a purplish effect in the crease.

Click ‘Read More’ below to see the full look breakdown, view full face shots and find out what I used on the rest of my face.

Click here to view my post on this palette, see photos and view swatches.

Looking for more look ideas using the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette? You can find other combinations and look ideas here.

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FOTD: Hot Pink and Gold (Using Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette to create this bright, summery gold and pink look.  I feel so inspired by the wide range of bright colours and finishes included in this palette!

Click ‘Read More’ below to see the full look breakdown, view full face shots and find out what I used on the rest of my face.

Click here to view my post on this palette, see photos and view swatches.

Looking for more look ideas using the Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette? I have some other looks on my Instagram page (@makeupbysairalee) and will also have more coming up on the site.

Are there any products you would recommend from Morphe? This is my first time to try out anything from the brand so I would love to hear your suggestions!

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Naturally Sparkly With Inglot 114 Pigment

 

Inglot 114 Pure Pigment Look

Inglot 114 Pure Pigment Look

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been enjoying trying out products from Inglot recently and picked up one of their pure pigments – 114 – to try out.  This pigment really stood out to me, as it contains a gorgeous mix of light blue, green and aqua sparkles. 

The product can give a softer sparkle when patted on dry or yield a high shine glimmer when applied damp with a mixing medium.  I think it’s such a beautiful shade and can’t wait to experiment with more combinations!

Click ‘Read More’ below to see the full look breakdown, view full face shots and find out what I used on the rest of my face.

Looking for more posts on Inglot? You can read my other posts on this brand here.  You can also find posts from Inglot – or other brands – by going into Faves, Hauls & Brands/Brands on the menu bar.

Are there any products or shades you would recommend from Inglot? I’m just starting to try out products from the brand so I would love to hear any of your suggestions!

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