Monday, October 20, 2014

MAC x The Simpsons ★ Lipglass, Eye Shadow Quad & Powder Blush Swatches



The Simpsons is not one of those shows that I am crazy obsess with, but I also don't dislike it. It's one of those shows that I don't mind watching if it comes on the TV and even thou if I have already seen the episode that is showing, I would still watch again and find it funny.

When I heard news of MAC Cosmetics releasing a Simpsons collection, I was both excited and not impressed... Is that even possible?! I was excited because it's a Limited Edition collection (yeah I have an obsessions with LE products) and I was not impressed because there is no lipsticks in this collection. I love all types of lips products, lipsticks, lip gloss, lip balms, lip conditioners... you name it! But I would always pick lipsticks over lip gloss, so I was kind of disappointed.

MAC x The Simpsons Collection contains two eye shadows quad, one pair of false lashes, one pack of nail stickers, four lipglass and two blushes. I was not surprised that this collection didn't sold out within ten minutes, after all, not everyone is crazy about The Simpsons, and/or Marge.

Anyway, I got a few things ~

MAC x The Simpsons: Marge's Extra Ingredients Quad
MAC x The Simpsons: Marge's Extra Ingredients Quad
MAC Marge's Extra Ingredients Quad // $44
"Bold eyes in out loud shades of light baby pink and electric blue violet. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully."

Marge's Extra Ingredients Quad contains four eye shadows:
★ Harpooned Heart, a light baby pink in Lustre finish; and
★ Sexy PB & J, a midtone bright violet in Veluxe Pearl finish; and
★ Beehive Blue, a midtone bright blue in Veluxe Pearl finish; and
★ Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag, a deep navy in Frost finish.

LOL all these eye shadows names are so cute ^-^ and the packaging is kawaii too ~ I didn't buy this eye shadow quad just so I could take a picture pretending to be Marge *above*... Okay maybe I did... I am no pro at MAC eye shadows, just starting to get into them and I really like the colors from this quad, chose this over the "That Trillion Dollar Look" quad as I think this will bring out my brown eyes more.

MAC x The Simpsons: Marge's Extra Ingredients Quad
MAC x The Simpsons: Marge's Extra Ingredients Quad Swatches
MAC x The Simpsons: Pink Sprinkles & Sideshow You
MAC x The Simpsons: Pink Sprinkles & Sideshow You
MAC Sideshow You Powder Blush is described as a light peach coral.

MAC Pink Sprinkles Powder Blush is described as a cute blue pink.

MAC The Simpsons Powder Blush // $24 each
"Embossed shades of powder blush in bright pink and coral inspired by The Simpsons".

So this collection mainly focus on Marge, but I don't remember Marge going around with bright pink or coral cheek?! Maybe a yellow blush with a hint of coral would make more sense, don't you think? I love these powder blush anyway! The packaging is... pretty much the same as any other from this collection; still cute and amazing to keep for my collection. ^-^

MAC The Simpson Tinted Lipglass // $16.50 each
"Vibrant shades of bright yellow, orange, fuchsia and violet inspired by The Simpsons in MAC's much loved Lipglass formula. Wear it alone or with a Lipstick."

There are four lipglass from the MAC x The Simpsons collection, I first picked up two then I felt the need of collecting all to complete my collection. Everyone is probably sick of seeing Marge! But I don't care! LOL, I love these, the colors are all beautiful, even thou I don't think the yellow one is wearable, for me.

MAC Nacho Cheese Explosion Lipglass is described as a bright neon lime yellow.

MAC Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy Lipglass is described as a electric blue violet.

MAC Red Blazer Lipglass is described as a bright fucshia.

MAC Grand Pumpkin Lipglass is described as a bright creamy orange.


I must say thou, the designer of this collection is very creative, the packaging may look all the same, with Marge's sexy stare and half of her face hanging on each product; each product's name is super creative and cute, it's got that Simpsons spirit and I love that ~

Are you a Simpsons fan? Did you pick up anything from this collection?

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Friday, October 17, 2014

SMASHBOX ♡ Full Exposure Travel Palette // First Impression + Swatches

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is one of the most talked about eye shadow palettes, along with Lorac Pro and the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (still haven't got my hands on both, I don't need them, already have enough eye shadow palettes to last me a life time! But... but they are all sooo pretty ~ Hmm should I?!). 

I was so tempted to get my hands on the full size Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, but then as I was scrolling through Sephora "window shopping", I spot the travel size one for half the price of the full size one. So of course, I jumped straight into ordering it as I assume it is only a little bit smaller than the full size. Well I assume wrong! I can't say I am disappointed at the size of the palette, pretty sure the size is stated clearly on Sephora, I just didn't read carefully and plus, I shouldn't have such high expectation. 

Anyway, size does matter, but it isn't as important as the product itself. These are some super gorgeous and very pigmented, high quality eye shadows; even if the size of the palette kind of disappointed me a little, I still can't complain! I have put the Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette to test over the weekend and I absolutely love it! So today I will be writing a First Impression, not a full review since I haven't had it for long enough and products tends to change in my liking levels after awhile; also a few people have asked for swatches of this palette, so this post is for those of you who wondered about the quality, pigmentation and color selection.

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette
Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette
Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette

♡ PACKAGING:
This is a very "TRAVEL SIZE" travel size palette, it is small enough to carry in a small makeup purse and convenient enough to carry it anywhere with you! Even if you were partying in town one night and you have a habit of doing a touch-up during the night, but you weren't planning to carry a purse with you; this can be easily slip into your bra and/or it is lightweight enough to get your boyfriend / guy friend to carry it for you in their pockets, even if they are a skinny jeans type of guy. Okay ~ My point is, this palette is so thin and small!

The quality of the packaging is... not impressive >.< The palette is made of cheap plastics that feels like they will snap any time soon, I struggle to open the case every single time and once it's opened, the case seems like it's not sturdy. Overall the packaging gives me that cheap $2 shop pretend makeup sets feel.

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette
Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette

♡ PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS:
Information found on Sephora

A travel-size palette of eight, universal neutral shadows. From nudes to blacks, these crease-resistant, long-wear shimmers and velvety smooth mattes are organized with shimmers on top and mattes on the bottom so that they are easy to use.

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette

4 x 0.026 oz Matte Eye shades in:
♥ Warm Chocolate Brown // M1
♥ Soft Matte Mid-tone Tan // M3
♥ Creamy Matte Beige // M4
♥ Ashy Dark Brown // M6

I have never tried Smashbox eye shadows until now, and I am very glad to say their products quality is very impressive. I have tried numerous matte eye shadows from other brands and most of the time matte eye shadows tends to be chalky and powdery. This one is a little powdery when I dip my makeup brushes in the eye shadow pan, but it's not chalky nor powdery once it goes on my skin. The matte eye shadows applies smoothly and blends well.

M1 (Warm Chocolate Brown) and M6 (Ashy Dark Brown) are very pigmented, a little products goes a long way; but M3 (Soft Matte Mid-tone Tan) is okay, I use it as a base color and M4 (Creamy Matte Beige) hardly shows up on my skin, I have tried using it on my brow bone but it doesn't really show unless if I pack a lot of products on.

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette

4 x 0.026 oz Shimmer Eye shades in:
♥ Chocolate Brown with Golden Pearl // S1
♥ Soft Gold with Silver Pearl // S3
♥ Light Tan with Golden Silver Pearl // S4
♥ Mid-tone Slate with Silver Pearl // S6

Smashbox's shimmer eye shadows are just as impressive as their matte eye shadows. These are powdery when I dip my makeup brushes in the pan, but it doesn't appears as powdery, chalky and/or messy with glitter / shimmer falling outs once apply on the eyes. The shimmer eye shadows also applies smoothly and blends well, these aren't just shimmer, I would say they are more glittery than shimmers (in person).

All four shimmer shades from this palette are very pigmented and full of glitter, you can create a subtle shimmer look or can build up for a more sparkly look.

Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette
Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette

I have only worn the eye shadows for approximately four hours (both matte and shimmer shades), during the four hours no fades nor creasing (I have used Benefit's Stay Don't Stray eye shadow primer prior to the eye shadows). My favourite part of the wearing time was, the shades, especially the shimmer ones, looks so beautiful in the sun!

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WHERE TO BUY?: 
Sephora - USD $22 // Have to use YouShop or other mail forwarding companies.

Do you own the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette? Or the travel size? Which do you prefer?


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MAC Look In A Box ♥ All About Pink // All About Coral // All About Nude


I have recently picked up three sets of MAC Look In A Box and instead of going straight into the reviews and swatches, I thought it would be nice to show them off first ;)  ~ Can't help but take a few pictures of them as soon as they have arrived.


MAC LOOK IN A BOX
ALL ABOUT PINK
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MAC Look In A Box All About Pink
MAC Look In A Box All About Pink

MAC LOOK IN A BOX ♥ ALL ABOUT PINK contains:
1 x Lipstick in shade Embrace Me, it is described as a bright fuschia cream with a Matte finish; and
1 x Lipglass in shade Unlimited Style, it is described as a bright blue pink with silver pearls; and
1 x Eyeliner in shade Photogravure, it is described as a soft black with brown undertone; and
1 x Eye Shadow Trio in Fabulous Three (soft beige, frosted peach & burgundy).

MAC Embrace Me (left) & MAC Unlimited Style (right)
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eye Shadow Trio in Fabulous Three

MAC LOOK IN A BOX
ALL ABOUT CORAL
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MAC Look In A Box All About Coral
MAC Look In A Box All About Coral

MAC LOOK IN A BOX ♥ ALL ABOUT CORALcontains:
1 x Lipstick in shade Passion Charge, it is described as a clean coral with a Lustre finish; and
1 x Lipglass in shade Stoke The Flame, it is described as a soft rosey coral with pearl; and
1 x Eyeliner in shade Brownborder, it is described as a deep chocolate brown; and
1 x Eye Shadow Trio in Collective Chic (rich gold, sparkling brown & blackish plum).

MAC Passion Charge (left) & MAC Stoke The Flame (right)
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eye Shadow Trio in Collective Chic

MAC LOOK IN A BOX
ALL ABOUT NUDE
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MAC Look In A Box All About Nude
MAC Look In A Box All About Nude

MAC LOOK IN A BOX ♥ ALL ABOUT NUDE contains:
1 x Lipstick in shade Soft Savour, it is described as a midtone beigey pink with a Lustre finish; and
1 x Lipglass in shade Feeling Fine, it is described as a soft beigey pink with pearl; and
1 x Eyeliner in shade Graphblack, it is described as a rich graphic black; and
1 x Eye Shadow Trio in Cool Campions (gold, forest green & black).

MAC Soft Savour (left) & MAC Feeling Fine (right)
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eye Shadow Trio in Cool Campions

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WHERE TO BUY?: MAC Cosmetics
HOW MUCH PER SET?: USD $39.50

I personally think $39.50 is so worth it! All four products included in each sets are full size, they are not like mini ones which only last you a few uses. I have heard amazing things about MAC eyeliners, but I haven't tried them myself; so super excited and can't wait to play with them!

Did you grab yourself a set to try?! What do you think?

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