Category: Review

RiRi Hearts MAC SuperSlick Liquid Eyeliner

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I wasnt lucky enough to get my hands on whatever i want from RiRi Hearts MAC holiday collection, i believe i havent posted about my first purchase but probably i didnt take any photos of the products yet. Well this post seems a bit late for the collection anyways but just wanted to share with you some photos, swatches and my thoughts about those products.

Those are called Superslick Liquid Eyeliner, the brush is spongy which i prefer for applying eyeliner and it is fine and small. Both colors are glittery, the golden one is called Cockiness and the white one is called Pisces Persuasion. I just got them recently so i didnt have a chance to use them yet but they look suitable to be applied on the lower lash line to add a bit of color/glitter to the look.

RiRi Hearts MAC holiday collection is still available online at maccosmetics.com but the lipsticks are sold out.

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MAC Prep+Prime Highlighter in Light Boost

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This is a versatile pen brush highlighter from the Prep+Prime collection by MAC, it can be used as a regular concealer if you dont have serious dark areas under the eyes, or it can be used as intended to highlight after the concealer and also other areas of the face such as forehead, chin and cheek, just wherever needed to highlight any area.

This product is almost the same as YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch that also comes in the same shape.

This product comes in 4 shades and the one i have is called Light Boost which is a light yellow shade. I have noticed this product is always out of stock at our stores, and i have ordered mine online from mac website.

This is one of the best products i have used, i have serious dark undereye areas and i always prefer to use peachy toned concealers to correct those dark shades but i also like to highlight the same area, i dont like to add another concealer on top since products tend to settle on fine lines, this product does a great job in highlighting and it is not as heavy as a concealer, it brightens and awakens the eyes.

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Tarte Cosmetics Leave Her Blushing Set

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Tarte Leave Her Blushing Set of 3 Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes and Brush, this is a Holiday limited edition set of 2013 that i have order online from tarte.com, the set costs $34.

I am a big fan of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blushes, they are amazing, the colours i have purchased are a true beauty, they have really good pigmentation and they last long, not to mention how cute the packaging is where they match the package color with the actual blush.

This set comes in small size blushes and a true size blush brush, all three blushes are limited edition colors and my favorite is Honored.

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NARS GUY BOURDIN blush in Day Dream

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NARS GUY BOURDIN limited edition blush in Day Dream is the only one that caught my eyes from the collection. At first i expected the size to be as large as a previous collection blush by Pierre Hardy which is also similar to the sizes of NARS bronzers but when i got the blush it was in the original blush size, which is better in my opinion because it is easier to carry in my makeup bag.

I got the blush from beauty.com for$29.00 (used my Aramex Shop and Ship US address).

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Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Accent

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Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Accent (84) is a limited edition blush from the Nuit Infinie de Chanel collection, it is described as a warm pink beige with shimmer, the shimmer is very soft on application comparing to what it looks in the pan, it is very subtle and wearable. The color can be worn light to heavy, it is very buildable and suits alot of skintones.

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Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay Cheek Palette & Bracelet

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Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay Cheek Palette & Bracelet was part of the holiday collection 2013 , I didnt want to miss it because i really love Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes and i have posted about them before in a previous post, they are very pigmented and last a long time. I noticed a couple of permanent shades in the palette like Dollface which i already have in an actual size and package and also Dazzled. I just wish they put a highlight in there and the palette will be perfect since it already have a bronze shade. Some say the blushes in the palette come very close to an actual blush size which is really good for its price.

The Palette has a hand cuff, i dont see why they included it, it is big in size and very cheap, but it looks good wrapped around the palette, alot of people loved it and said it is very Kate Spade-ish but i tossed it away as soon as i opened the box because i know i wont ever use it. I got my palette from Amazon for more than its original price because at that time it was already sold out.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty HAUL!

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Sephora-Dubai Mall launched Marc Jacobs Beauty line on Saturday November 16,2013, luckily i was at The Dubai Mall that day and went to have a look at the new makeup line and test the colors, the place was a bit crazy, it was a Saturday night, the place was crowded and there were alot of cameras shooting the launch of Marc Jacobs Beauty line so i didnt have proper time to test everything, but i did my best to try some and choose what i want.

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Those were the items that caught my eyes at first, i got one foundation, one lipstick, one lip lacquer, three blushes and an eyeshadow palette, i will include a quick review about each product because i didnt use them for a long time, i just got them 5 days ago and i still need some time to really build an honest opinion. But here is my first thoughts and review about them within those 5 days.

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The eyeshadow palette Style Eye-Con in No.7 called The Lolita, this is the nude/neutral palette and i wanted to get it since i first saw it launched at Sephora website, the palette is very long and slim, the colors look really natural which they are in real, the color payoff is not bad but they are in the powdery side. I think the palette is very nude to me, all of the colors are very light and there are alot of frosty/highlighting colors except for the dark matte brown. I will definitely take another palette with much darker colors next time.

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The blushes are so much fun, the packaging is really nice and the colors on display were amazing, i ended up buying three colors that i couldnt resist, they are not pigmented but they have good color payoff. They can come out a bit powdery (i like to add Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder on top to add sheen to them).

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I wasnt intending to get a foundation at first but then i said Why Not!! I got the shade Deep Beige 38, i am not sure if i was in a hurry and didnt check all the colors properly but i didnt find any foundation with a yellow undertone, they were either pink or neutral, Deep Beige is a neutral shade. The coverage is light, buildable to medium, the texture is very light and blends easily and smoothly, it has a satin to matte finish, very suitable for oily skin which really surprised me, i wasnt expecting this at all. The description i read about it at Sephora website is really different from what i experience in real. It worked great on my oily skin and it also worked on my sister’s dry skin, but i still think it is more suitable for combination/oily skins.

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I am still not sure what to think of the lip products, i got one lipstick in Role Play which was very creamy and moisturizing, i loved it but it took me a while to choose a color (the one i chose was an excellent choice) plus i was so hesitant about it until i was at the cashier and ended up buying. There are two types of lip lacquers at Marc Jacobs, one is sheer and the other is Full which is the one i got in shade Fame, it is very dark and pigmented but i havent used it yet.

Luckily i am still keeping the invoice of my purchases, prices are in AED:
Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl – AED 140/-
Syle Eye-Con No.7 – AED 265/-
Lovemarc Lip Gel (lipstick) – AED 150/-
Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation – AED 215/-
Shameless Bold Blush – AED 165/-

MAC Lipsticks from Divine Night Holiday Collection

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Those two lipsticks are part of the Divine Night collection by MAC which is the holiday collection that is launched every year in the holiday season. Usually holiday collections are big, full of varieties and good looking packaging and bags, but not this year, i wasnt impressed at all, the packaging was less than ordinary and the choice of colors is very repetetive, i didnt find anything unique or worth buying this time except those lipsticks. They are not a “dont-miss-them” lipsticks, i really wanted the skip the whole collection but i said two lipsticks wont do harm, i can always mix them with other colors and make them look better.

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The dirty nude lipstick is called Exclusive Event, it looks very “non-wearable” kind of nude but it will look good with a bright gloss on top, the other berry shade is called Private Party which isnt bad by itself but nothing unique about it, i still have to use them to really love them, hopefully!

I ordered those two lipsticks from MAC official website, the collection will be launched soon in the Middle East, maybe by the end of December.

MAC TWIG Lipstick

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MAC TWIG lipstick is one of the popular lipsticks at MAC especially in the Winter season, it is described as a “soft muted brownish pink” with a satin finish. It has a an excellent color pay-off, satin lipsticks at MAC are a bit tricky, i noticed they dont all come in the same exact finish/texture, some look more dryer/matte than others who feel more creamy/amplified.

Here is a swatch of the lipstick under an LED lighting. TWIG is a permanent lipstick shade and can be found at all MAC stores.

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Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel: Sheer Illuminating Fluid

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Another good product by Chanel (well most of Chanel products are really good!!), this is called Sheer Illuminating Fluid, i still dont understand the Soleil Tan De Chanel, it is written as if it is the name of the product but it seems it is the collection’s name or something, the Bronzer Makeup Base also has the same name so it confuses alot of people including me.

This is basically a fluid bronze highlight, it only comes in one shade called Sunkissed, it can be used in several ways like mixing it with a foundation to give an extra glow or just use it as a regular highlighter and use it on certain areas like cheekbones. There is alot of gold glow in it, the shade is really beautiful but my wrist was a bit irritated from the constant swatching that day.

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