Wednesday, October 28, 2015

MAC's Magical, Enchanted Eve

I finally got snaps of all of my MAC holiday goodies.  I had a sick kitty to deal with and that comes before anything.  Sadly, when the E.R. vet X-rayed him she found a tumor that had spread throughout his little body. It was preventing him from gaining weight, and finally was making it hard for him to even breath, so there was no treatment for it.  It broke my heart and who feels like writing about make-up when you lose a fur baby? And this was the 2nd one I lost in 5 months, which made it even harder.
But I'm trying to take my mind off of it now, so I thought I'd post my pictures. I haven't gotten to actually wear anything yet, but I've swatched some of them.

Ascent of Glamour, Tonight's the Night, Night Thrill

Left - Tonight's the Night, Right - Ascent of Glamour

Evening Rendezvous swatch

Evening Rendezvous on left, Dark Side on right

 I love, love, love the lipstick bullet!

Extra Dimension skin finish in Oh, Darling

Oh Darling is rumored  to be very similar to Whisper of Gilt. I don't have Whisper of Gilt but this looks pretty beautiful to me!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Holiday beauty collection time is here already!

Cosmetic companies are releasing their holiday collections already, and for a change I was totally unaware until last night. I've not been buying much make-up lately because I have everything I need. It seems like there is no lipstick color that I don't already own several of, so I can't justify buying any lippies, and the same with eye shadow. The only thing that I actually need is good skincare products, and it seems like they don't sell specially-priced/good value collections of those.
BUT, the packaging on MAC's holiday things is too beautiful to pass up. Shiny PURPLE and TEAL packaging? I've got to have a few of those.  I ordered Evening Rendezvous and Dark Side. And the eyeshadows look interesting, so I had to order a few of them. Last, I heard the "Oh Darling" mineralize skin finish was similar to "Whisper of Guilt", which is many people's Holy Grail of highlighters.  So of course I had to try that, too.  I totally missed MAC's online release, but I lucked out and was browsing online when Nordstrom released everything.
I will do some swatching when I get my goodies. In the meantime, most of it isn't sold out, so you can check it out online now, and in stores October 22nd.  And since it's holiday, I'm sure it will be restocked between now and December.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lippie of the day - Which Witch?

Fall and dark lipsticks just go together.  I love most dark lippies, but plum and/or purple are a big favorite.  I have quite a few already, so I'm trying not to buy anymore, but most of mine are matte.  When I saw that MAC's Brooke Candy collection had an Amplified dark purple named Which Witch?, I had to try it.  I love it.  It gives me the dark, vampy look that I love but it's creamy so it goes on smoothly and isn't so obvious about my lip lines.
These pics are lipstick only, no foundation, mascara, or anything. Imagine how good it will look with brows pencilled in and a little eye make-up!  
Which Witch is still available on MAC's web site, btw.