Sunday, May 25, 2014

MY MAC NEON ORANGE LOOK + DUPES

Mac Dreaming Dahlia + Star Quality

This is the look I created with my favourite orange lip duo that I had first showed here Lip Duo tag

It is Mac Dreaming Dahlia lipstick with its lipgloss counterpart Star Quality on top.
They are both limited edition from the recent Fantasy of Flowers collection - Star Quality had already been released before so check your collection! - but in case you missed them I found some dupes for you :-)

Mac Dreaming Dahlia - L'Oreal 373 Magnetic Coral

Mac Dreaming Dahlia is the most perfect bright orange lipstick, I'm so in love with it, I can't take my eyes off it.
It has a Lustre finish and it is slightly cool toned.

L'Oreal Color Riche 373 Magnetic Coral is NOT coral at all, as you can see haha.
It has more yellow in it than Dreaming Dahlia and it is more opaque, but overall they are very similar.

Mac Star Quality - Nyx Peach Cobbler

Mac Star Quality is a neon pinky orange. Again, so beautiful, I'm obsessed with this duo.

Nyx Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler is more yellow and more pigmented - to achieve the same opacity as Peach Cobbler I needed 2 coats of Star Quality - but it's definitely a great dupe, especially for such a unique shade.

Ladies I hope you love this lip combination as much as I do! <3
What is your favourite orange for this summer??

Stay beautiful
Love
MJ

Thursday, May 8, 2014

MAC ALLURING AQUATIC COLLECTION (SUMMER 2014)

Mac Alluring Aquatic collection

Ok this is hands down the MOST. BEAUTIFUL. make up packaging EVER.
Metallic aqua with 3D waterdrops on it.

I will never put these in a drawer. They will sit on my nightstand forever. Maybe I will put a couple in the kitchen too. I want to be surrounded by them at all times, just to see how beautiful they are.

The colours are not as exciting as the packaging, but I'm thrilled with the pieces I got nonetheless :-)

So here is what I picked up from the new Mac Alluring Aquatic collection!

Mac Alluring Aquatic collection
Enchanted One lipstick: it is a medium tone nude, slightly on the warmer side, it is very opaque and has a matte finish.
Warm nudes are the shade of lipstick you're least likely to see on me, but I found that this looked very sophisticated.

Water Deities Lipglass: it is a light rosy shimmery bronze. Applied on top of Enchanted One, it brings it from sophisticated to divine.
I immediately had this vision of myself sitting by the seafront in ThessalonĂ­ki or Santorini at sunset, pulling Water Deities out of my handbag and casually touching up my lipstick, and totally feeling like a Grecian water goddess.
So yeah you know it, I got the duo.

Modern Lure Lipglass: it is a deep red wine shade with purple and bronze flecks.
This one didn't really induce mythological visions, but it was already gorgeous enough to get it.

Fathoms Deep Extra Dimension Eyeshadow: it is a stunning dark grey with a blue/purple sheen to it.
The shade per se didn't really look that unique to me, but the texture, oh the texture is like nothing else I have ever tried before. Is it soooo finely milled it literally "feels like silk", to use my best friend's words who was with me.

Legendary Lure Extra Dimension Eyeshadow: another stunning dark grey, with a forest green sheen to it. I found this shade more unique than Fathoms Deep, with the same incredible silky texture.

Aphrodite's Shell Extra Dimension Bronzer: it is a rosy bronze with a satin finish, very flattering and natural looking.
The other shade, Delphic, was a little more golden and dark, and it will look a-ma-zing on skin tones more yellow and dark than mine.

Girls what did you pick up from this collection?
Is there something else you think I really should get?? I'm still in time!!!! :-O

I hope you found my review helpful and you are all doing great <3

Yesterday while I was at Mac I also got uber-popular Heroine lipstick and Lipglass, if you love them too I hope you will like the look I created + review here Mac Heroine lipstick :-)

Lots of love and thank you for taking the time to read <3

xx
MJ

Girls I'm back to let you know I also got Delphic Extra Dimension Bronzer!!!
If you want to see how I used it in my Arabic inspired make up, please go to My Lebanese Nights OOTN and Arabic inspired make up ^_^
I also included Delphic in my favourite make up products for June here June Favourites + Mac dupe!

Mac Alluring Aquatic collection - from L to R: Aphrodite's Shell, Modern Lure, Water Deities, Enchanted One, Fathoms Deep, Legendary Lure

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MAC HEROINE LIPSTICK

Mac Heroine lipstick

Mac Heroine lipstick and lipgloss

He says my kiss feels like morphine, I hope my name tastes like sardines to these b*tches....I am wearing Mac Heroine!!

I'm not sure what I should write in this post.
I mean, once you post a picture - actually 4 in this case - of Mac Heroine lipstick, what can you possibly say to accompany them.

But maybe it would be a little rude if I just posted the pictures without saying anything at all? :-/

Haha so ok, let me start by saying that when I first saw this lipstick, I didn't like it.
I tried it on anyway because I still wanted to like it and buy it just for conversational and networking purposes, so that on Instagram I would be able to engage in conversations about such a hot topic and wouldn't feel left out.
I still didn't really like it.

Then yesterday I went to Mac with my best friend to ransack for hoarding purposes to view in person for reviewing purposes their new Alluring Aquatic collection.

I tried on Heroine again to show my friend why I didn't like it.
And I don't know, maybe it was some different lighting, maybe I was more (self-)tanned than the previous time... this time I was like WOW!!!
My friend loved it at first sight and said straight away I should get it :-)

And then my lovely Mac girl told me she had something else I might like, and pulled out of a drawer Heroine LIPGLASS, from last year's limited edition!!

I immediately applied it on top of the lipstick and oh, how BEAUTIFUL!!!
My friend screamed "It's so shiny, your lips look like plastic!!" :-D

The rest, girls, is history ^_^

Mac Heroine lipgloss, Mac Heroine lipstick, Mac Violetta, Mac Flat Out Fabulous

Heroine lipstick is a very bright red-toned purple - its red tone was actually the reason why I didn't really like it at first, because I found it was too red of a purple - and has a matte finish.
Compared to other matte lipsticks by Mac, it is creamier while being equally pigmented.
In fact, when you take it off it will leave a strong fuchsia stain.

Heroine Lipglass is pinker than the lipstick and has very subtle purple microglitters.

Compared to Heroine, Mac Violetta is a little more sheer and light, and has a blue perlescence to it (more in-depth review here Mac Violetta).
Mac Flat Out Fabulous is significantly more pink and has a drier texture (more in-depth review here Mac Flat Out Fabulous).

Girls did you get Heroine??
I would love to see what looks you created with it, please tag me @mjintheskywithglitter on Instagram, or tweet me @mj_sky_glitter!!! <3

Below is my unfiltered Heroine look :-)

Thank you for reading my post and sharing my excitement!!
Here is my post with what I picked up from the new Mac Alluring Aquatic collection !!

Have a beautiful day :-*

Love,
MJ

Mac Heroine lipstick