Favorite Summer Blushes: Sleek Make Up, Mac & Top Shop

Hey Guys,

September and autumn are right around the corner but summer is still with us 😀 The sun is shinning (if you dont know we are having amazing weather here in Denmark, were actually having a real summer, which is rare!!) and I’m taking advantage of all the beautiful summer colors for my cheeks while I still have the chance. So I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite blushes for the summer.

Favorite_Summer_BlushesI absolutely love cream blushes for summer and winter. It gives an instant and effortless glow.

Optimistic Orange from Mac is a gorgeous bright orange coral. Its really powerful so you have to go light handed but sheered out its so pretty on the cheeks.

Favorite_Summer_Blushes_MacOne of my faves, and the cream blush I took with me on holiday, is Head Over Heels from Top Shop. Its a soft light pink. Its so girly and sweet..I really love it for those natural days. I have a full review of it here.

Favorite_Summer_Blushes_TopShopI recently hauled, on Instagram, a few goodies from Sleek Make Up when I was in London on my way to and from Cali. One of the first items I picked up was the Blush By 3 palette in Lace. OMG the pigmentation and smoothness of these are crazy insane. I cant stress enough how amazing this product is. I wish I picked up more!!! Luckily they’re available through amazon.com

Favorite_Summer_Blushes_SleekThe palette comes with three shades. From left to right:

Crochet: A matte orange.

Guipure: A pinky gold shimmer which I love to use as an eyeshadow or lightly dusted on the top of the cheek bones for a highlight.

Chanitlly: A bright matte coral with strong pink undertones.

What are some of your favorite cheek products for the summer? Leave a comment below 😀

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches: Mac Tropical Taboo Collection

Hey guys and Dolls,

Before I left for LA I picked up a few items from the Mac Topical Taboo Collection. I’ve had a week to play around and test these babies so I’d though Id do a review and share some swatches 😀

Mac_Tropical_Taboo_CollectionThere were a lot of gorgeous lipsticks, mineralized blushes and eye shadows but I only snagged up a few Items. I managed to get the Mineralized Skin Finish in Rio ($30), a Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Lady at Play ($22), and two Creemsheen Glasses in Fever Isle and Calypso Beat ($20).

Mac_Tropical_Taboo_Collection_MSF_RioMac_Tropical_Taboo_Collection_MSF_Rio_SwatchThe MSF in Rio is by far my favorite item from this collection. Its an amazing pinky frosted highlight. Its so gorgeous on. It reflects light like crazy so use a light hand. It look fabulous on the cheek bones of course and stunning in the inner corners. Love Love Love this 😀

Mac_Tropical_Taboo_Collection_MineralizedLipstick_Ladt_At_PlayMac_Tropical_Taboo_Collection_Lipstick_SwatchThe Mineralized Rich Lipstick in Lady at Play is a bright pinky coral. Its really vibrant, highly pigmented and super hydrating. It really feels fantastic on the lips, super comfortable. Its not the most super long wearing, and doesn’t claim to be either,  but it held a good 4 hours before fading.

Mac_Tropical_Taboo_Collection_CreemsheenGlass_feverIsleI also picked up a Creemsheen Glass in Fever Isle. Its a bright pink coral, it basically matches the Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Lady at Play. Its more on the sheer side and highly glossy. It doesn’t swatch great but it does look fab over the mineralze lipstick. The creemsheen Glasses are different in texture to the Lip Glasses, they are far less sticky and are far more comfortable to wear 😀

Mac_Tropical_Taboo_Collection_Creemsheen_CalypsoBeatThe Creemsheen Glass in Calypso Beat is a sparkly nude with slight pink undertones. This gloss is so gorgeous. There are gold and pink sparkles but they’re not chunky glitters and don’t feel grainy on at all. Its actually so comfortable and looks great on its own and layered on top of loads of different shades. The pigmentation is pretty great for a gloss, special a neutral shade. Really love this shade and formula.

THE VERDICT:

Over all I would give these bad boys 9/10. The MSF and gloss in Calypso Beat are stand outs for me. The Creemsheen in Fever Isle is super gorgeous over the lipstick but is a bit sheer on its own. The lipstick is really great, the color isn’t that unique but the formula and shiny hydrating finish is fantastic. Though I’m not too sure if I like the packaging on these new lipsticks. Its a bit big and clunky. Maybe it will just need a little getting use to 😀

Have you tried any of the products from this collection? Id love to hear your thoughts on the Mineralize Rich lipstick packaging.. is it a nay or yay?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Mac Haul & Mini Review/Swatches- Haley Williams Collection

Hey Guys,

I’m finally back and ready to get into to my normal blogging ways 😀 I handed in the first draft of my paper so now I finally have time to dedicate myself to make up!!!

The postman came last week with a little present… goodies from the Haley Williams Collection by Mac 😀 So I thought I would share my thoughts on this collection. I didn’t pick up the whole collection just a few bits: Sounds Like Noise Matte Lipstick, Daydreaming Velux Pearl Eyeshadow, and Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade (already owned this guy)

Mac_HaleyWillamsCollectionWell lets get on to the swatches shall we 😀

Mac_HaleyWillamsCollection_SoundsLikeNoiseLipstickSounds Like Noise Matte Lipstick is a vibrant orange with a matte finish. Like most matte lipsticks from mac it’s a bit drying and the texture is a little dry and thick. It’s not the best in terms of texture but the color is wow on. It looks really nice sheered out with the finger or a little gloss on top.

Mac_HayleyWilliamsCollection_DaydreamingMac_HayleyWilliamsCollection_Daydreaming_SwatchesThe Daydreaming Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow is by far my favorite item from this collection. It’s a forsted midtone coral with red/orange undertones. Amazing pigmentation, rather smooth, easy to blend and apply.  I dont have any color like this in my collection so I’m super happy I picked it up. Now all I have to do is de-pot it and put it in my Mac Z Palette.

Mac_HayleyWilliamsCollection_Daydreaming_LightscapadeAnd Lastly we have the Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade. I already owned this bad boy and I’m in love with it (you might even see it in my April Favorites!!!) It’s a pale white/beige highlighter so it’s great for fair skinned ladies like my self. I love to use it on the top of my cheek bones and the inner corner of my eyes. The texture is super soft and the shimmer is really subtle. There’s no big chunks of glitter so it looks rather natural. It doesn’t seem to accentuate pores and it lasts all day on me.

THE VERDICT

Overall this collection deserves an 8/10. It would have gotten a 9/10 if Sounds Like Noise wasn’t so drying. Apart from that, the pigmentation, blendability and texture of these products are very nice. It’s an online exclusive collection so if you want to get your hands on any of these products do it soon 😀

Ive got so many fun posts for you guys so keep a look out for my April Favorites, more Hauls and Reviews, plus my top 5 favorite face primers.

Have a lovely day my beauty junkies,

Hugs from Beauty Land