October 11, 2012

Make-up: Marilyn Monroe MAC Collection

Last Thursday MAC cosmetics launched their latest collection inspired by Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn has always been an idol for me. I have loved her fashion sense and blonde hair ever since i can remember and that has carried through into my adult life. So when i heard the collection was out, i knew i had to get my hands on a few pieces because as a beauty junkie, i have always loved looking at images of how her make-up was applied, especially her winged liner and red lips. The ever so talented make-up artist Lisa Eldridge did a make-up tutorial over on youtube a few months ago, which was very informative on the techniques used to create her eye shape ect... Check it out here (LINK) if you haven't already seen it. Unfortunately, a few things i wanted were sold out, but what i did get i absolutely love. First up, the packaging is so cute. I know, I know.... i have to chuck it away..... but i really want to keep the packaging haha! MAC even added a cute little touch when opening the box, which is sealed with a little red Marilyn lipstick print....LOVE.Aaaaanyway. On to the products themselves. I got the peach blusher in Legendary, which is so subtle yet really warms the cheeks up without being over powering. I have never owned a peach blusher before, so this is a really nice item to add to my make-up collection. As for the lipsticks, i got the nude one called Pure Zen and the red called Love Goddess. Pure Zen is a really nice warm toned nude, that doesn't conceal your lip colour and make you look dead because its a Cremesheen formula! Result. As for Love Goddess, the colour is absolutely perfect for recreating the classic Marilyn look. It has pink undertones, which makes it much more wearable and its also a Satin formula, which gives it a nice shine. This is honestly my favourite collection MAC has ever done and i really hope i can get some more pieces when (and if) it comes back in stock!

Did you get anything from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection?

October 02, 2012

Chantecaille Just Skin

Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

First things first, this tinted moisturiser is the most expensive make-up product i have ever purchased, at a staggering £57. Chantecaille is a real luxury make-up brand that you can only really find on the high street in Space NK (which we unfortunately do not have in and around Sheffield). I have wanted this tinted moisturiser for around a year now, basically ever since i read this Grazia beauty post by Millie Mackintosh, who has the most beautiful dewy skin i have ever seen. I finally splurged when i took a trip to manchester and justified the purchase with how hard i had worked on my dissertation. Now, without a doubt this product gives your skin luminosity and literally makes your face glow, however this product does not give you much, if any coverage, so if you suffer with problem skin its probably better to mix it with foundation or consider a different product all together. Compared with the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser, Chantecaille applies much nicer and doesn't feel as sticky... plus it gives you that glow that i really believe no other product can do, but the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser gives you much better coverage and is a perfect every day foundation. I do honestly think that there are other products on the market that can give you a similar effect, but for some unknown reason i just love this product. Maybe because it is so luxury. Maybe because i have been brainwashed by Millie's face. Do i regret the purchase? Absolutely not.

Have you tried this product? Or are you considering purchasing it?

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