Saturday, 28 February 2015

Review + Swatches: MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus

Whenever a beauty product aimed for fundraising comes out, I feel I must buy it! My compulsive shopping is totally justifiable if the funds are going towards a good cause right? My latest philanthropy beauty purchase is the hot pink lip duo from the 2015 MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus collaboration. According to the MAC AIDS Fund website, 100% of the proceeds from Viva Glam products goes directly towards helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The lipstick and lipglass both retail at $150hkd.
MAC Viva Glam Miley lipstick is described as "a super-sexy hot pink" with an amplified finish, 
and the lipglass is hot pink with sparkling pearl shimmer.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Review: MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinsh

Hello beautiful strangers, hope your February has been lovely. Today let’s take a look at the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade, a part of the Lightness of Being Collection for Winter 2014/15. Being a bit of a granny, I was immediately attracted to the knitted embossing.

Lightscapade is so undeniably beautiful I don’t know what to say really. In the pan it’s a light beige shimmer with shots of baby blue and peach running through it. It’s pearlescent, but not frosty and on me it leans more neutral-cool. But obviously, due to the marbled pattern every pan will be a little different, ooh so unique ;)

What I really like about Lightscapade is that it’s so awakening! I apply this in a C-shape from my browbone to the top of my cheekbones, and I instantly look so much more awake. As it’s pale and slightly cool-toned, it really brightens instead of just giving you a glow like most highlights do. Does that make any sense to you? I feel like most highlighters being champagne/peachy coloured just provide you with that gorgeous lit from within glow, whereas Lightscapade makes you all bright-eyed and ready to conquer the world! Even though it’s slighty cool-toned and very light in colour, it’s not at all metallic or stark. It’s finely milled and blends seamlessly into your makeup. It’s not crazy pigmented but enough to work with, so basically you won’t ever mess up and become a disco-ball.

Just a few words of caution though, as it’s finely-milled it will crumble if you drop it; also the magnetic case can be a little hard to open, so take care that you don’t end up stabbing your highlight with your fingers when you try to pry it open.

This is the first MSF that I’ve tried and I’m very happy with my purchase. The Mineralize Skinfinish contain 9 grams, which is huge! So at $275HKD, I’d say it’s a pretty good deal, though does anyone ever go through an entire pan of highlight? Probably not, haha. TGIF! Time to actually rest and refresh, and not just feign it with Lightscapade ;)