Mac is beauty eyeshadows and beauty powder

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Mac Beauty powder in Alpha Girl and eye shadows in Bouffant and Wow Factor

 

While it is true that I sucumbed to the Fluidlines very quickly and with disastrous results (for my wallet), it is also true that I also grabbed a couple other things from the Mac is Beauty collection. Here are the powder products that came home with me.

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Mac Beauty powder in Alpha Girl and eye shadows in Bouffant and Wow Factor

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Mac is Beauty fluidlines: put some colour on your eyes

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Mac Fluidlines in Looking good, Copperthorn, Siahi, Our secret and Ivy

 

When I entered my MAC store to check out the Mac is Beauty collection and saw so many colourful Fluidlines together, I confess that I went a bit mad!

It was a difficult process, but after swatching them I left the store with the 5 shades that I liked most or that were most unusual considering what I already own. Below I have added Deliciously Rich which I first blogged about here.

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Mac Fluidlines in Looking good, Copperthorn, Siahi, Our secret, Ivy and Deliciously rich

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The eyebrow job

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Eyebrow shaping tools

Learning how to frame your eyes in the most flattering way is no easy feat.

Many among us may have committed all kinds of crimes against the eyebrow; from overtweezing to tadpole shapes to insisting on a line that is not natural to you.

Fortunately, with time and practice one finds what best suits ones features. You simply use a spoolie and some scissors to cut long hairs and some tweezers to get rid of the ones that grow outside your shape. And once peace has been signed with what mother nature provided, we want to help our eyebrows to look their best.

The first type of product that I ever used was a pencil. Initially I was really reluctant to follow the advice I had been given and give my too short eyebrows a little tail with a brown eye pencil.

I ended liking the effect and fortunately I found more appropriate shades than dark brown and more appropriate formulas as well.

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Kiko Precision Eyebrow Pencil in 03

These days I am using Kiko Precision Eyebrow Pencil in 03 (5,90€) which is a medium brown shade that leans a bit warm. It is perfect to harmonize my black eyebrows with my dark brown hair.

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Loving the Powerpoint eye pencils plus a blogger’s favourite

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Those that know me can confirm that I have some obsessive tendencies. If I like a book, song or an eye pencil I will find myself wanting to have other books by the same author, songs by the same singer and eye pencils in the same formula.

So it will not surprise you that after having loved the Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Buried Treasure that I was introduced to in a MAC Technique session a year ago, I found myself itching to get my hands on some more Powerpoint Eye Pencils.

Also, for a while there it seemed that all the blogosphere was talking about this permanent little gem that is the Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul, I am mostly blaming Karen though, so of course it too had to come home with me.

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Sunday’s summary vol.2

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Aaaah Sundays! That day of the week you get to walk the dog, read your book or paint your nails. Or do anything that it is that you do not have time for during the week. At least it is for many people. Me? I am one of those that works so that others enjoy their free time so it is indeed a rare Sunday that I get to have a free day.

Perhaps it is because today I was free to be lazy that this week’s summary is longer than I tend to.

In the “upcoming releases I am excited about” we have MAC’s Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation which hasn’t arrived yet to my store but should be arriving really soon.

Also, I loved the Ombre Matte cream eyeshadows that Clarins released a few months back, so I am really excited to hear that there will be three new Ombre Iridiscent LE shades (heard here).

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My MAC purchases after the personal advice

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As I mentioned in my previous post about Maite Tuset’s visit to our local MAC store, she recommended several products to me based on my skin type and features.

I opted for not purchasing any base products as either a) I already use them or b) I want to finish those at home first. So seeing that I already owned many of the products that she was suggesting, she opted for creating an eye look with all brand new products (to me!). She explained that defined eyes are coming back and proposed a beautiful smoky eye. And of course, I could not resist bringing them home!

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MAC Bronze, Twinks, Earth sign and Deliciously rich

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Depot like you mean it: how I organized my blushes and eyeshadows

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One of my recent resolutions when it comes to make up is to consolidate as much as possible. One way that I have found to do this is to depot anything and everything that I can so I can have the products more easily accessible.

I keep all my Z-palettes plus a few other odds and ends in these two Ikea cardboard folders. It is a cheap and convenient solution for storage. You could even write on them with a marker.

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New MAC brushes: 221 and 137

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MAC brush 221 and MAC brush 137

I can resist anything except temptation

Oscar Wilde

If the witty Oscar Wilde had had the (mis)fortune of meeting me, he might have changed that phrase onto “She can resist anything except brushes”.

When I entered my local MAC Store to have a look at the MAC So beauty collection, my eyes were immediately drawn towards these two beauties.

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MAC Pro brush 205

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MAC brush 205

 

 

In my recent visit to the MAC Pro Store I grabbed one of the Pro brushes that I had been curious for a while. The MAC brush 205 is a small synthetic fan brush that is intended to be used to apply mascara.

 

 

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MAC brush 205

 

 

As you can see above, there are two lenghts of bristles, and to me the short ones feel stiffer than the long ones.

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