Monday, 27 December 2010

I've Been a Good Girl This Year..

I'm back and determined to get back in the swing of things on my little blog.
Christmas is over = more time to myself and I'm no longer ill.
I thought I'd share some of favorite make up presents I got from Santa this year. You can expect to see these appearing a lot in upcoming make up looks. I'm so excited to try them all out fully.
Here comes the picture heavy post ;)

It's most definitely love..

 MAC Fix +, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish 'Soft & Gentle' and GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer.

Fix + ; I have only tried the Fix + on bare skin so far, It's nice and refreshing. I suffer from dry skin and this made my skin feel plump and fresh after. I'm excited to try this out as a finishing spray!
GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer; The GOSH primer is an old faithful.. I always repurchase this and it lasts so long!

Mineralize Skinfinish 'Soft & Gentle'; This is oh so beautiful. The picture really doesn't do it justice. I'm a huge fan of highlighted skin, I think I look so much more healthy. This is stunning on the cheek bones (also looks lovely under the brows). I'm sure I'll be repurchasing this!!


GOSH Trio Eyeshadow 'TR2 Smoky', GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner 'Black Ink' and MAC Penultimate Brow Marker 'Universal'

Sleek 'Bad Girl' Palette; Unfortunately my camera failed to do my swatches any justice so I will try again soon, you'll have to take my word for it that this palette is stunning! Only con is that the shadows are so soft I reckon I'll hit pan quick but at least replacing it won't break the bank!

My camera sucks at picking up swatches :(
From l-r.. 
Trio Eyeshadow 'TR2 Smoky'; Really pigmented and smooth and they blend beautifully!
Velvet Touch Eyeliner 'Black Ink'; Nice & Creamy and pigmented.. this may just turn me into and eyeliner junkie!!
Penultimate Brow Marker 'Universal'; Oh. My. Word. I wish I knew about this sooner! Gives the most beautifully defined eyebrows ever! I'm so happy with this product I will post a pic of my new and improved brows soon :) I wish other companies produced this type of thing for eyebrows but unfortunately they don't so I will be saving my pennies to repurchase this!


MAC Glaze Lipstick 'Hue' (Santa let me have this early hence the mishaped bullet), MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick 'Saint Germain', MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme 'Overtime', GOSH On Stage Cool Lip Jam '107'.

Glaze lipstick 'Hue'; It's nice but most definitely overrated, doesn't give the greatest pigmentation on the lips and because it's a glaze it wears off quickly therefore uses far too much product far too quickly. 
Won't be buying another Glaze fo' shooo.
Amplified Creme lipstick 'Saint Germain'; This was my first ever purchase from MAC and probably one of the few lipsticks I actually fully used. I don't know why I didn't repurchase this sooner.. such a gorgeous Barbie pink. 
Pro Longwear Lip Creme 'Overtime'; I haven't really seen much about these lipsticks on blogs and I don't know why. I would say this is probably my most favorite lipstick ever now. So creamy and although it's a longwear lipstick it does not dry out your lips.. I don't have to use a base and I suffer from the worst dry lips. Does what it says on the tin with a beautiful colour and finish. 
Try these lipsticks out!!
  ♥ On Stage Cool Lip Jam '107'; I hate lipglosses.. but I love this one! Smells like bubblegum and gives a lovely colour on the lips. I'm typically not a fan of lipglosses.. I have the smallest lips EVER and lipglosses just highlight that fact.. It's complete BS that they make small lips look bigger.. (pigmented lipsticks do that trick!) but despite that.. this lipgloss does not do it!

So there we have it.. My favorite make up picks from Christmas. I was definitely spoilt this year and I'm excited to have some things from MAC as I can just never justify spending so much on Make up. I enjoy finding great items for £2/£3.

This post was a bit longer than I had originally planned and kind of turned into a semi-review. I hope I didn't go on too long but I do get carried away sometimes!!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
What did Santa bring you all?
I'd love to see it in a blogpost - but only cause I'm a nosey parker :)

Kate x


Makeup and Macaroons said...

I'm absolutely loving the MAC lipsticks and the mineralize skinfinish. You'll have to do a look using them, not that i need any more make-up, but would be good to see what they look like on.


Life of a girl called hawaiianpunchelsea said...

oh you got such lovely things ,the Gosh eyeshadow does look lovely