Mac Favorites I Collab with Molly Isabel

Hey Lovelies,

today I’m collaborating on a blog post with the lovely Molly Isabel from mollyisabelsmith.blogspot.co.uk. One of my favorite parts about the blogging world is the community and getting to talk to and work with other bloggers. Since Molly and I both love Mac Cosmetics we decided to tell you all about our favorite Mac products! So let’s get right into it.

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Basics

Let’s start off with the basic face products you need for a flawless complexion. I haven’t tried too many of Mac’s foundation to be honest but I do love the Studio Fix Fluid, which seems to be an old favorite of many people. I personally prefer a full coverage foundation and this definitely has great coverage without feeling too heavy on my skin, which is a massive plus for me! This foundation has never disappointed me, so on days when I need my foundation to look flawless and last this one is always a safe bet.

My absolute favorite concealer ever is by far Mac’s Pro Longwear concealer! It covers everything you would ever want to cover, it lasts, it lets any dark circles disappear and most importantly it does not crease! What more could I want from a concealer?

Lastly the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish is one of my all time favorite products and that says a lot because I have accumulated quite the makeup collection. This was my first ever Mac product and my first ever more high end makeup product. I’ve raved about this powder so many times I don’t think I have to say more.

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Cheeks

My favorite Mac blush is Well Dressed, which is the perfect dusty rose matte blush! I love this for days when I want a really natural makeup look because this adds just the tiniest pop of color to my very fair complexion.

Mac’s Soft & Gentle is quite known in the beauty world and many people rave about this product. I think this one is definitely worth the hype! It’s my favorite highlighter by far and I use it almost daily. I’m already on my second one and as you can see it’s quite used up already.

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Lips

Mac is probably most known for their lipsticks, which I currently own 23 of, so you can imagine it was pretty hard for me to just pick a few favorites as I do love them all very dearly. Yes, I’m definitely a lipstick addict. However, if I could only pick three and had to get rid of the others I would keep Velvet Teddy, Persistence and Sin.

Velvet Teddy is the perfect nude lipstick in my eyes because it’s more brown based and darker, which suits me a lo better than peachy or very pale nudes. Persistence is similar to Velvet Teddy but slightly darker.

I absolutely love dark lipsticks. Especially a dark red so Sin is one of my all time favorite lipsticks ever!

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Eyes

I’ve only started building up a Mac eyeshadow palette fairly recently but I still do have some favorite eyeshadow. My first favorite is Mac Shroom, which was my first ever Mac eyeshadow and is also my most used one. Next up is Tempted which is a gorgeous bronzy shade, which I got about 2 years ago and still obsess over from time to time. Lastly Satin Taupe is one of my newest eyeshadows, which I only got very recently but it’s such a stunning color I know it will become a staple piece in my collection.

So here you have my Mac favorites. It was pretty hard to narrow it down to a few because I love so many of their products but these are by far my most used ones.

Make sure to go check out Molly’s favorites now!

Love,

Sophie

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Mac’s Impassioned – One For The Brave

It seems as if summer is finally well and truly here as we’ve had some lovely weather over here and according to my iPhone it’s supposed to stay that way. I only have one exam left to take before I head off to Spain in a few days, so it’s really starting to feel like actual summer to me. Now we all change the clothes we wear in regards to seasons and I tend to do the same with my lipsticks. There are definitely some I wear all year around but others only come out a certain time of the year.

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One of my absolute favorites for summer is Mac’s Impassioned. I think it’s one of the most gorgeous lipsticks I own, however, I’m also aware that this one is not quite for everyone. Impassioned is just the most bright, vibrant, loud almost neon like pink. Now I’m really into bold and unique colors but if you barely stray away from neutrals this is definitely not the one for you.

I absolutely adore Impassioned because I find it to be such a fun color. But it is a very in your face kind of pink and it definitely almost seems to scream ‘Look at me!’ Nonetheless this is one of my favorites for summer because if you can’t wear such a fun color in summer, when can you? Besides it just remind me of sunshine and the ocean and watermelon for some reason.

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Impassioned comes in an Amplified formula so it is incredibly pigmented. But it also feels quite nice on the lips at it is relatively creamy and not drying at all. I definitely tend to wear a lot less make up in summer and one of my favorite looks is a really simply eye make up so maybe either just mascara or mascara and a little bit of eyeshadow (usually and bronzy shade) paired with a really bright and fun lip color. Obviously Impassioned is perfect for that. I feel like it’s one of those lipsticks that really kind of brighten up my complexion and really add to that summer vibe.

So if you’re into pink or just fun and vibrant colors and don’t shy away from bold lipsticks you need this in your life! Seriously need this! As always I have some swatches for you and I took some pictures (sorry they’re not the best!) of how it looks on my lips. But do bare in mind that the pictures don’t completely give justice to the color because it’s even brighter and louder in real life. Oh and please don’t mind my weirdly colored arm because my fake tan is peeling off and I know I really need to take care of sorting this out.

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So this is today’s post on one of my favorite lipsticks for summer!

What are some of yours? Are you into bold colors and do you play it safe and stick to your neutrals?

Much love and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sophie

Mac’s Sushi Kiss

Hey lovelies,

as you all probably know by now I’m massively obsessed with lipsticks and especially Mac ones. Thanks to my amazing grandma I could welcome another member to the family a few days back: it’s Mac Sushi Kiss, which has been on my wish list for quite some time.

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Sushi kiss is a very pale but bright orange that comes in a Satin formula, so it’s more of a semi-matte finish.. Nearly a year ago I bought my first ever orange lipstick, which was Mac Morange. Morange is one of my favorite summer lipsticks, which I love to use to brighten up a more simple outfit. However, when I saw Sushi Kiss somewhere online I right away fell for the shade because it’s very orange as well but it’s a very light almost pastel shade of orange, even though it looks very bright in these pictures. I just think it’s a very unique shade and so stunning over the summer month. And obviously I LOVE the name. It’s so freaking cute.

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The lipstick itself applies very evenly and glides on very smoothly, however, I’ve noticed that it can emphasize any dry patches you may have, so just make sure to moisturize your lips very well and you should by fine. When it comes to lasting power this one will definitely last you for a few good hours and the best thing is that it fades away evenly until it only leaves a stain. If you find this color to be a bit bright and intimidating when fully applied it looks really nice as just a stain.

So to conclude I’m so happy with this shade. Not only am I in love with the adorable name but I think Sushi Kiss is such a fun and vibrant color, that is perfect for the summer months if you are someone who doesn’t shy away from loud colors!

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What are your favorite Mac lippies for summer?

Much love,

Sophie

Mac Hot Gossip

Hey you beauties,

let’s welcome the newest family member to my Mac lipstick collection . It’s a beauty, ain’t it? Lately I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with mauve lipsticks. Since I’m a blonde I tend not to wear crazy bright pinks too often because even though they suit me quite well I don’t want to look like a barbie doll and unfortunately people are so quick to label you. Anyway.. totally getting off topic here. I love mauve toned lipsticks because to me they are the perfect neutral pink nude shade you can wear every day. It goes with a lot of make up looks, so when I came across Hot Gossip I just couldn’t help myself and had to get it.

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Hot Gossip is in a Cremesheen finish, which I quite like because it feels very moisturizing on my lips and since mine tend to dry out that’s always a plus for me. Now the color is just a dusty pink mauve shade, which is absolutely gorgeous. I think it’s such a flattering shade and I’m head over heels for it. I think I’ve worn this almost every day since the delivery man brought it to my house and I know I’m going to get so much use out of this lipstick.

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I think it’s a shade you can wear all year around and it really does go with so many looks, especially rather neutral ones. Since I’m more of a neutral girl by day this is such a perfect shade for me. The only downside I have with this lipstick is that it doesn’t last as long as some of my other Mac lipsticks. But I mostly go for mattes and they definitely tend to last longer on my lips than more creamy formulas. It still lasts a good deal but I don’t mind having to reapply one in a while. And at least it fades away evenly and doesn’t leave your lips looking like a mess, which is always a no no for me.

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Basically as you can already guess from my review I’m very happy with this shade and I’n glad I decided to go for it. I love how neutral it is and I think it’s quite a flattering shade for my complexion. If you’re looking for more of a mauve/dusty pink shade you can wear every day and which is easy to pull off go I’d totally recommend this.

Would anyone be interested in reading a Mac lipstick collection post?

Thanks for reading!

Much love,

Sophie

My favorite (Make Up Related) Christmas Present

Unfortunately it’s now safe to say that Christmas is well and truly over and New Years Eve is coming up soon. I’ve had a very lovely Christmas but now I’m excited to get back into blogging on a regular basis again. I, personally, genuinely enjoy reading the ‘What I got for Christmas’ posts but they are quite controversial and I definitely understand why. Hence, I decided not to do one but to instead just share my favorite make up item I got for Christmas. In general I got some lovely bits for Christmas but I mainly got money because I’m leaving for London tonight, where I’ll be staying until Friday, so my main wish for Christmas this year was some money, so I can buy lots of make up and other cool things over there.

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But now back to my favorite present, which I actually got from my brother. One of my favorite make up brands has always been Mac. Mac was the first make up brand I ever really fell for, so I consider it to be kind of my first love (make up wise obviously). Each year Mac brings out the most gorgeous holiday collections and one thing I really wished for this year was a set of their pigments and my lovely brother surprised me with one!

I have to admit the first thing that caught my eye was the stunning packaging! I mean, just look at it! It’s so festive and sparkly and just absolutely beautiful! But the pigments themselves are just as beautiful and definitely don’t disappoint. I got the set that includes a mixture of beige and brown pigments as well as some gold glitter.

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This was actually the one set I had my eyes one, so I was more than happy to unwrap this beauty under the Christmas tree. All of the shades included in this set (except for maybe the gold glitter which I will only use for special occasions) are perfect if you just want to sparkle up your every day make up as all shades, except for the brown one, are very shimmery. The brown shade is a dark matte one but can you ever go wrong with a matte dark brown shade? I don’t think so as it’s the perfect shade to use in your crease to add some definition to your eyes.

As you can tell I’m very much in love with this set and all of the pigments. I tried to take some pictures of the swatches but unfortunately my iPhone can’t do them justice. They are way more beautiful in reality!

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As a little side not all of the fur items in this post are faux fur!

What is your favorite gift you received for Christmas this year?

xx

Sophie

#TBT: My First Ever Mac Lipstick

My TBT post last week got quite a lot of views, so I decided to to another #throwbackthursday post. This time it is all about my first ever Mac lipstick. I’m a total lip product addict. Lip products are probably my most bought makeup item, to be honest. I have a bit of an obsession. However, if I could only buy lipsticks from one brand for the rest of my life I would chose Mac without a doubt. I know other brand make amazing and beautiful lipsticks as well and as affordable or luxurious or pretty some of them may be nothing can beat my beloved Mac lipsticks. I just feel like they have the longest lasting power, they have an incredible range of shades and let’s not even talk about pigmentation.

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That being sad, let me introduce you to my first ever Mac lipstick. I bought this one when I was around 14/15, I think, and when I got it it was like the coolest thing ever. My first Mac lippie was actually the Viva Glam Lady Gaga lipstick. So back then I really loved Lady Gaga. I thought she was so different and interesting and I loved how every thing she did always looked so artsy. Additionally I was in, well,  let’s say, kind of a pink phase. Pink was my favorite color back then and I had everything pink, so obviously this lipstick was very appealing to me because it was pink and it said Lady Gaga on it. I was sold!

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If I had to describe the shade I think it’s the most perfect Barbie pink or Bubblegum pink. Back then I used to wear it all the time. I was obsessed with the color and the lipstick was quite creamy and felt so moisturizing. I was my first lipstick that was more on the pricier said, so I was beyond excited to own it. I was in love.

Now, I have to admit I haven’t worn this lipstick in at least 3 years because I most definitely grew out of my pink phase. Pink, especially that shade, is not really my favorite color anymore and I don’t like wearing this lipstick as much as I used to because it is such a Barbie pink and though it does go well with my blonde hair and fair skin I’m not really a fan of the barbie look anymore. When I was 15 I thought it was awesome but nowadays… not so much anymore.  I still like really light nude pinks but just not the bright bubble gum in your face kind of pink.

Nevertheless I still kept it because it was my first ever Mac lipstick and it brought me lots of joy when I was a bit younger. I just can’t bring myself to throw it away.

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What was your first Mac lipstick? Do you still have it?

XX

Sophie

The Best Things About Fall (in my opinion)

So October is really here and fall has now officially begun! It’s just crazy how fast time is flying by. It feels like I just returned from my summer vacation yesterday but now it’s already October and my first midterms are coming up. Crazy times.

If you would ask me what my favorite season is I couldn’t really give you a concrete answer because I feel like there are great things about any season and I can’t ever decide. When it’s cold and winter I want it to be warm and summer and when it’s warm and summer I’m wishing for cold winter, so I can wear my favorite knitted sweaters. Anybody else got that problem or am I just weird like that?

Anyway… I absolutely adore fall. I have some of the best fall childhood memories, which is why I’ll probably always be excited about fall. In today’s post I’ll be sharing my favorite things about fall with you guys as you might’ve been able to guess from the title. Well, here we go!

Hot Chocolate with Marshallows

I’m not the biggest person on hot drinks. I stopped drinking coffee a while ago and the only tea I really enjoy is green tea. But I love me some hot chocolate and especially with marshmallows. It is just such a delicious treat. When it’s really cold outside and you come home and make yourself some hot chocolate and cuddle up with your favorite blanket to watch a good movie… perfection!

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Knitted Sweaters

Knitted sweaters are an obsession of mine. I keep buying new ones every year as soon as the weather’s slightly cooling down. They are just so cozy and warm and comfy and perfect. How can you not love them?

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Halloween

I love horror movies. I don’t know why because I get scared so freaking easily. My brother loves to jump up behind me and scare me to death all the time but I still am obsessed with horror movies. I even watch them by myself. Like literally completely alone and in the dark! Insane, I know! So  I guess it comes as no surprise, that  I love Halloween. I don’t know why but I find the whole spooky thing just so fascinating.

Crafting

When I was younger my mom would always do so much crafting with my brother and me. Since the weather got colder and we couldn’t play outside as much anymore we would make hot chocolate, get some cookies out and sit around our big kitchen table, making our own DIY fall decoration for the house or just anything crafty and artsy really. I’m not the most talented, when it comes to crafting but I had the time of my life anyway. I wish we’d still do that! Maybe I should suggest it but nowadays my brother’s caught up with school and I have lots to do with University classes.

The Nature

I just love how the leaves changes colors. In general I just love fall colors. The pretty dark reds and green and orange. It’s just so nice to get my dog and go for a walk through the forrest. Everything just looks so pretty.

Dark Lips

Last but absolutely not least I love dark lips. Being obsessed with make up I just love wearing my dark reds and purple lipstick during fall and winter season. I just like they way the look with my pretty pale skin.

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So these are my favorite things about fall! Are you excited it’s finally fall? What are your favorite things about this season?

XX

Sophie