Heirloom Mix – Review of 2014 MAC Holiday Collection

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Amazing New MAC Holiday Eyes

Heirloom Eyes Pressed Pigment Minis

Oh my gosh! These are amazing. I LOVE the pressed pigments in general, but these are not only different and interesting colors, they really seem to have a depth and interesting 3D effect with different colors of pigment and glitter mixed together.  Great for the holidays. I especially loved the dark purple, Victorian Plum, and brownish blue Modern Majesty – which looks like a pressed pigment version of blue brown, that is deeper and more pigmented.

Here are the new mini pressed pigments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a look using Victorian Plum on the lid, Damsen in the crease, blacktrack fluidline, and the NEW matte lipstick Fashion Revival and Prolongwear Lipliner Bespoken For, with the Rihanna 2 Viva Glam Lipglass – All 3 amazing lip colors.

Victorian Plum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lip colors are Fashion Revival, Bespoken For, and Rihanna 2 Viva Glam Lipglass

Heirloom Mix Keepsake Eye Bag

These eye bags are glittery and beautiful! They are also only $39.50, which is a great deal! I already love the In Extreme Dimension mascara, but the bag, the beautiful plum eye shadows and Permaplum eyeliner are great!

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Here is a look using these eye shadows on the lid, Quarry in the crease, Shadowy Lady in the outer crease, and the Permaplum liner from the collection under the lower lashes.

Holiday Eye Bag

What is the Best Fiber Lash Mascara Ever?

Why You Need to Buy Younique Moodstruck 3D

Fiber Lashes Mascara

Regular Mascara

Anyone who reads my site knows that I am a MAC Cosmetics fan and have used their products almost exclusively for just about 20 years now. (Whoa I feel old…). I have been a makeup artist for a number of years and I have tried SO MANY different mascaras I cannot even count.  I have tried Maybelline, Cover Girl – especially if I see a commercial that looks super amazing and makes me want to run to the nearest drug store to try it! I have tried Dior Show, Lancome, Clinique, Laura Mercier, and about 10 different mascaras that MAC makes (that is not an exaggeration by any means, literally I have tried 10 different mascaras MAC either currently makes or has made in the past).  I do have a few go-to MAC mascaras that I use on a regular basis, which does usually involve some level of mixing, in order to get the right mix of volumizing and separating. Let’s just say I want my lashes to look the best they can look.

Beyond Mascaras

I have also used false eyelashes. This usually involves some horrible struggle with me, duo glue, and never quite getting the lash line to line up so that my eyeliner looks right.  It is usually messy, sticky, and feels wrong all day and/or night.

When it started becoming popular on Groupon I started joining the eyelash extension crowd. That is 1) Time consuming (3 hours on a Sunday every 4 weeks), 2) Costly, and 3) Doesn’t allow me to use my eyelash curler or mascara in between fills, so right before you get them filled, there is a good week where your lashes look pretty pitiful and sad.

The Amazingness of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

I will admit, I was skeptical at first. I saw a few pictures online, and I had tried a drug store brand fiber lash mascara in the past. Let me tell you, this mascara will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! SERIOUSLY! If you like to have amazing full, long lashes that literally look just as good as extensions, while taking less than 2 minutes to apply – this is totally for you!!!!!! AMAZING!!

  1. First, you can curl your lashes and apply your regular mascara if you want (or some people don’t even do that first part – I do).
  2. Next, you apply the Transplanting Gel – it is the longer of the two tubes you receive and it looks like and goes on just like regular mascara.
  3. Immediately, while the Transplanting Gel is still wet – you apply the natural fibers, they adhere to the Transplanting Gel and extend your eyelashes in thickness and in length.
  4. Last, you go over the natural fibers with another coat of the Transplanting Gel to set it, and lock them into place.
  5. I make sure to do steps 3,4,and 5 right away one eye at a time for best results.

That is it.  Very simple. The last coat of the Transplanting Gel smooths out the fibers, sets everything where you want it, and makes your eyelashes look super AWESOME!! Here are some before and after pictures.  The before pictures are with my regular mascara and eye makeup the same morning just before applying the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes – which you can see in the after picture just a couple minutes later.  They look noticeably fuller and longer. I have gotten comments from co-workers and friends. I cannot recommend this mascara enough. Seriously. Go buy it. I bought it from the nicest woman who sells the Younique products.  Her name is Rebecca.  Here is a link to where you can buy the mascara from her: www.youniqueproducts.com/rebeccahunwardsen

Here are the before and after photos:

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes

See what I mean?? Go buy it!!

 

Review of MAC Osbourne Collection – Eyeshadow

Sharon Osborne Eyes

Last week in MAC stores, the Osbourne Collection launched, with a Sharon Osbourne and a Kelly Osbourne line.  Both are Ah-mazing! I, unfortunately, was not in time to get all the Kelly lipsticks, which I desperately wanted.  But I did get both eyeshadow palettes! This post is about the Sharon Osbourne eyeshadow quad.

Sharon Osbourne: Duchess Eyeshadow Palette

The colors in this palette are:

Sweet Eyes – A light golden nude (upper left of the palette)
Sexy Eyes – A soft warm bronze (upper right of the palette) I think it’s a great rose gold!!
Femme Fatale – Golden brown (lower left of the palette)
Embark – Dark reddish brown (lower right of the palette) A MAC standard color

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On this day, I put Sweet Eyes on the lid, on the inner corner of the eye, and on the highlight. I used Sexy Eyes on the lid on the outer corners of each lid, taking it from about 3/4 of the way out to meet the crease. Then, I used Femme Fatale in the upper part of the crease and under the bottom lashes. Last, I used Embark on the outer part of the crease.

 

 

I love the colors in this palette.  I think they work great together, and can be used totally on their own if you don’t want to grab anything else that day or add any other colors. Can be used for a great rosy-gold spring eye, or can be darkened up a bit when fall and winter roll around, or for a smoky eye at night.  This is a great versatile palette that will look great on everyone!!  Great job MAC and Sharon! LOVE. It. You can get the palette online here.

Review of Maleficent Collection by MAC

Maleficent EyesLast week the Maleficent Collection by MAC came out in stores on Thursday. Here’s a look I did with the eyeshadow 4 pack, with Goldmine, Ground Brown, Concrete, and Carbon in it. I used the Prolongwear eyeshadow Carefree in the highlight.

 

Maleficent EyeThe collection has a great pro sculpting powder, a highlight powder/beauty powder, lipglass, lipstick, nail polish, eye liner, brown liner, lashes, and a prep and prime highlighter. They made the collection using products they used to do makeup for the actual movie, which is AWESOME!!

 

 

This eyeshadow 4 pack is amazing. I love all the colors and have owned them all separately before, but such a great quad to own. They are great in a collection together!!

You should check it out ASAP!!

 

Review of New MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils

PatentPolish Lip PencilsHere they are!! I accidentally went to the MAC store a full week before they were actually launched trying to get these guys! I got 6 different colors. They come in 12 shades total, you can see them all here. I bought the coral color Go For Girlie, the brighter pink Fearless, the medium pinks Spontaneous and Kittenish, the lavender/pink Patentpink, and the nude Innocent.

Lipgloss – Lipstick – All in One

My list of the things that I LOVE about them:

1. They are large gloss/lipstick pencils, just like they appear.

2. They twist up, so they do not require sharpening, which is a huge bonus for me, because I do not carry a sharpener around, unless I am going out on a makeup job, since they are sharp and messy.

3. They stay on pretty well.

4. They have great pigment, so that they are no too glossy.

What I was not expecting (but not necessarily negatives):

1. They are not *quite* as glossy as I was expecting. BUT, I think this actually is better, upon further reflection, because they stay on better than I thought they would as a result. I REALLY like that part.

2. They are more pigmented than I thought, again because I thought they would be more glossy, and again, I think I prefer this.  I thought I would have to wear a lipstick underneath and now I do not.

3. Like I stated above they twist up!! I think this is AWESOME, my ONLY teensy complaint with this is that they aren’t every sharp, but it’s a small price to pay for not ever having to sharpen them!

Here are some pictures of some of the colors that I have been obsessing over in the last couple weeks. Right now I cannot stop alternating days between Patentpink (the lavender/pink) and Innocent (the nude).

Here is the Patentpink Patentpolish with the MAC prolongwear lipliner Absolutely It mixed with a little Plum lipliner:

Mouth Patent Pink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the Innocent Patentpolish with the MAC prolongwear lipliner Nice N Spicy:

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Innocent PatentPolish Lip Pencil