Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Colour Craft look no. 3

Today's look was done using Mac Mineralize eyeshadow quad in Girlish Romp, Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Triple Fusion, Mac lipglass in Funky Fusion, plus Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Ransom, Mac Brow Set in Show Off and Le 2 de Guerlain mascara in Butterfly sparkle. I really like Girlish Romp, the colours are so soft and girly, and go together really well. Triple Fusion is lovely too, it works as a light blush/highlighter on me, very pretty.
Here are some pictures:

Monday, 13 July 2009

Another Colour Craft look

I have done another look today using my new Colour Craft goodies. To create the look I used Mac Mineralize Eyeshadow quad in Fashion Patch (except the black shade), Mac Mineralize Eyeshadow trio in Persuasive (dark blue shade for the outer crease), Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural and Shimmer in Medium, Mac Mineralize Blush in Daft Pink, and Mac lipglass in Crazy Haute. Other products used are Boots No7 Metallic eyeliner in Blue, Boots No7 liquid eyeliner in Sapphire, Maybelline Lash Stilletto Mascara and Mac Brow Set in Show Off. Here are some pictures:

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Face of the day

After my big Colour Craft haul yesterday, I felt like using some of the products to create my look today. So I used Smooth Merge MSF as a blush and Eclectic Edge lipglass. On my eyes I used RMK eyeshadows in purple and pink to create this purple look. What do you think?

Friday, 10 July 2009

My Colour Craft haul

Everybody is posting about their Colour Craft hauls, so I couldn't be left out either. I was very upset yesterday when I looked on Mac's UK website and there was no sign of Colour Craft. I phoned my local Mac counter and a very confused MA told me that it was going to be out on the 15th. I later looked again on the website among the Mineralized producst and found the MSFs and blushes up already. Called another counter and was told (by a lot more clued up MA) that although it was going live on the website, CC would not be in the stores until Monday (that's the 13th). I then phoned Mac and asked if they were actually sending the orders out before Monday, was told yes, and if I order before noon, I can have it today. So.... I did, and here is what I got:
I didn't get Porcelain Pink as I already own it, but couldn't resist all the lovely MSFs. I also didn't get Style demon blush because I thought it might be too dark, but I will go to the Mac counter on Wednesday to check it out in person. I didn't get any of the lipsticks (will see in person, right now I'm thinking I'll might get Trimming talk and Madly creative), and also didn't get Pretty pattern and Nice mix up lipglasses as I wasn't sure about them, but having seen some swatches, I'm pretty sure I'll get Nice mix up on Wednesday. Not Pretty pattern as it looks too brown and boring to me. I got all 6 eyeshadows and they all look so pretty, can't wait to use them.
Here's a picture and some swatches of the lovely MSFs:
My favourite MSFs are Cheeky Bronze and Smooth Merge, and I also love Porcelain Pink, it's such a gorgeous soft pink colour. Also loving Hand finish and Daft pink blushes, they feel more like mini-MSFs to me, especially Hand finish.
I will also check out the Naked Honey collection on Wednesday, although I'm really only planning on getting the lighter shade of the highlighting powders.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

My new storage solutions

I have recently purchased some nifty little storage units from eBay for keeping my stash in. I have a big make up collection and most of it is stored in boxes which isn't very easy to get at (they're under my chests of drawers). So I have bought a bigger 5 drawer unit and some smaller ones, and although they don't take anywhere near most of my stuff, I have managed to organize my eye products (liners, mascaras, etc.) and (drugstore) lipglosses, plus put all my Mac products in one, easily reachable place. See slideshow below:

Thursday, 2 July 2009

No Colour Craft today :(

Despite being told by the girls at my local Mac counter that Colour Craft was coming out in the UK today, it's not. :( I checked the website this morning and there was no sign of any new collections, so I e-mailed them and was told CC is coming out next Thursday. So yet another week to wait. Very disappointed.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Stereo Rose!!!

I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous, very hard to find, limited edition Stereo Rose MSF. I got it from a lady on MUA and I am so happy I did. To be honest with you, I meainly got it because I collect MSFs and I'd heard that this one is a really lovely one, although I had seen pictures, I never really understood as it looks a bit "dirty" to me. What I mean is that it doesn't have that pretty veining some of the other MSFs like Petticoat and Glissade have, so for a while I wasn't sure I wanted it. But as this was pretty much the only one missing from my collection (as well as a few dark ones like Brunette, Metal Rock, Gold Deposit that don't suit me at all), I gave in and tracked it down. And boy am I glad I did. When I tested it on my hands I couldn't believe my eyes, it is just the most perfect pink I've ever seen! Absolutely gorgeous. So I am very happy I now own it and this brings my collection of MSFs to 22. Until Friday that is, because I was told at my local Mac counter that Colour Craft is out tomorrow (a week earlier than in the US), so I'll be going shopping on Friday and will be buying 5 new MSFs! (I already own a Porcelain Pink MSF.) I will post about my haul later this week as well as update my MSF collection photo if I get the chance. But for now, here's a picture of my lovely new Stereo Rose and a swatch that doesn't quite do it justice, but gives an idea of the colour anyway.
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