Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes

So I stepped out of my Rollerlash comfort zone to try this mascara and I am so glad I did!! This mascara is perfect, for those familiar with Benefit mascara this one is like They’re Real and Rolerlash in one! So now I don’t need to buy both!

This looks fantastic on all eyes and really lengthens, thickens and curls the lashes to give you that wide eyed look and makes me look awake in the mornings most importantly! This mascara is perfect for everyone so whether you have naturally long, short, curly or straight lashes you will love it.

I don’t curl my lashes while using this mascara as I don’t need to with this as it does it for me. The Legendary Lashes mascara comes in gorgeous packaging as all Charlotte’s products do and is great for both day and night wear. Although if you are wanting more of a day time look the 5 star mascara is also great.

The only downside to this mascara is it is very wet and doesn’t seem to completely dry down which stops the mascara from flaking but I noticed if I don’t set my eye completely the mascara can transfer where the top of my lashes touch my eyelid. I would keep this in mind if you are likely to get emotional while wearing this mascara as it is far from waterproof and your makeup will be a hot mess!!

At the moment this is my favourite mascara ever and can’t see me going back to my old favourites for a long time! This retails for £25 and can be bought online here http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/legendary-lashes-volumizing-mascara.html

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Raising Awareness – Fake Makeup

Hello all, it’s been so long since I put up a post I am so sorry but I should hopefully be able to post more frequently now as I have just got a new laptop my last one was pretty slow so put me off posting so often.

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Anyway on to the important stuff, recently I have came across so much advertising on sites such as Facebook for pages selling fake or ‘replica’ makeup. Now ‘replica’ makeup is basically makeup where the packaging is pretty similar if not exactly the same as the real makeup but the product inside is fake. Most replicas will be for the big expensive brands such as Kylie Cosmetics, MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills and so on, as there has been a rise in popularity of these brands people have seen the opportunity to make fake products for those who cannot afford the real thing or are looking for a bargain.

As the popularity of these brands grow so has the amount of fakes being produced. I have experienced fake makeup myself when a friend who knows how much I love makeup had bought me a makeup set from a Facebook page now the person who bought it doesn’t wear makeup and didn’t know much about it or how much makeup from this brand would usually cost so there was no cause for concern at how much cheaper it was than on the companies website. I knew straight away it was fake, there was a brush set in the bag with one of the spongey eyeshadow brushes that this company doesn’t make. I still had a look through the products that were in the little set the first thing I looked at was the liquid eyeliner which as soon as I opened it smelled of bleach!! This could have been extremely dangerous especially putting it so close to my eyes and could have damaged my sight had I put it on. The rest of the makeup was very similar smelled of chemicals and as someone who uses that brand the packing was quite obviously fake to myself.

I believe this is something that needs to be shared there are more and more stories coming out about people who have seriously damaged their skin with fake products such as 3rd degree burns, lips and eyes being stuck together and the list goes on! I think personally the main cause of this is many people do not know they are buying a fake and think it is just a good bargain. The best thing to do when purchasing makeup is to buy the makeup from their website or a well known makeup store (Debenhams, House of Fraser, Sephora, Boots etc) this will mean it is extremely unlikely to get a fake product. Also look out for differences in packaging to the original there’s usually a slightly different font or colour to the original.

It has also become harder to see if something is fake as now the packaging looks so similar to the original. Something else that is good to know about fakes is the products are not approved for sale like normal products would need to be so there is no way to tell what is in them or if they are safe to use on skin and often contain ingredients that are not banned from use in makeup. It is also known a lot of these products have been tested on animals illegally. The products are usually made in a unsanitary environment with profits funding drugs, trafficking and terrorism.

Usually with a very low price for these items seems to be too good it usually is. I am not saying that every item of fake makeup out there will cause serious harm but is that a risk you would really want to take to save some money when cheaper branded makeup is just as good as some of the higher end brands?

 

 

Hit or Miss? Cutisonic Review.

20160903_220342The Cutisonic sonic facial cleanser and makeup applicator claims to be a facial cleanser and makeup applicator in one. I was super excited to try this out as I have been looking into getting a sonic cleanser recently to get a deeper cleanse on my skin so I was really excited to try this out when I received* this.

The Cutisonic comes with a makeup sponge for the device, the silicone brush top and a charging cable. The device itself is super compact and waterproof so safe to use in the shower!

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The Cutisonic has silicone bristles which is a makes the product different to any other sonic brushes on the market. Due to this the brush is softer on the skin and not as harsh and doesn’t over exfoliate the skin, while still achieving a deep cleanse. I have been using this as a second cleanser after removing my makeup with either micellar water or a makeup wipe. It truly horrifies me how much makeup was on the Cutisonic after using it as I thought all my makeup was off but I was clearly mistaken! My skin feels so clean and fresh after using this, the first time I used it I did feel like it dried out my skin a little but I just made sure I applied moisturiser and after a few more uses I didn’t have the same dry feeling so was just my skin getting used to such a deep cleanse! I have never used any other sonic cleanser so I can’t say how it compares to any others on the market but it does make my skin feel very soft and squeaky clean! I use 1 pump of Clinique liquid facial soap on the cleanser and this is enough to cover my full face.

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The Cutisonic works by using vibrations (22,000 per minute) this works to break up and pull out all the dirt in your pores. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin since I started using this about 2 weeks ago, my skin has cleared up dramatically and I have noticed most of my pesky blackheads and whiteheads have disappeared!

One major thing that makes this product different to any other on the market as you can also use this as a makeup applicator, in the box you also receive a sponge that can be used in place of the silicone bristles. This really works the foundation into the skin and makes your skin look very natural. I do personally prefer more full coverage but this is perfect for those days when you are going for a more natural look. I also found that making the sponge damp helped me get a slightly fuller coverage. When applying makeup I use the Cutisonic on the low setting and for cleansing I use it on the high setting.

The Cutisonic retails for £59.99 on Amazon but is on offer for the month of September for £49.99.

**Update the replacement sponges and silicon pads are now available from Amazon for £8.99.

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*Disclaimer – I was given this product a couple of weeks ago to review, before I start this post I want all my readers to know my review will be 100% honest even if I didn’t pay for the product and that goes for if anything similar happens in the future with any other products. I will only ever give you my honest opinion on any products because I want this blog to be helpful for anyone thinking about buying any of the products I feature.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Face Pallette

I am so happy I managed to get my hands on one of these palettes! I have to admit it is the most beautiful and versatile palette I have ever used. My mum also loves the palette and seen as I couldn’t stop telling my boyfriend how much I wanted to buy it he now checks with me everyday if I put my highlight on and checks it is even for me!! Along with watching Jaclyn’s videos with me!

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With this palette Becca collaborated with Jaclyn Hill where Jaclyn got to create her own shades using Becca’s amazing formulas. I should probably let you all know now that I am a huge fan of Jaclyn and I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for religiously watching her videos and feeling so inspired by Jaclyn this blog would never exist, and I hope one day I will get to meet her! Just so I can let her know how much of a difference she has made to my life.

Anyway on with the palette the packaging is truly stunning and is quite weighty for a palette which I love personally because I feel like it won’t smash so easily especially with me being super clumsy that is definitely a plus! The bottom of the palette is also slightly curved at the edges which makes it easier to grip. The palette is also set out super nicely, the three blushers are lined along the top and two highlighters below.

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I feel like just by looking at this palette you can see how much time and effort went into this as everything looks so perfect from the design to the shades themselves. Every small detail is covered in this palette and that is something I truly appreciate when I am using a palette. This also has such a huge mirror which is pretty much the size of the top of palette.

Rose Spritz 

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This is a luminous blush which has a peachy rose shade with some gold shimmer. I usually tend to stay away from shimmering blushers as I could never find one that I liked on my skin but this one I love! The creamy formula means it glides onto the skin beautifully and is super easy to blend out. This shade is super pigmented though so I would advise applying this in small amounts until you reach your desired shade as this is much easier than applying too much and trying to blend out!

The gold shimmer in this is also brilliant as it is not chunks of gold it just adds more of a “glow” to the skin. This is also meant to be similar to Nars “Orgasm” blush but I have never used that personally so can’t say for sure.

Amaretto

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This is a mineral blush with a satin finish. This by far is my favourite shade as it is my perfect everyday shade that goes with any makeup look. This blush has a more almond shade which compliments so many skin tones even my pasty pale skin! This reminds me of a satin version of Benefit “Dallas” which I also love for everyday looks.

 Pamplemousse 

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This shade is something I would never buy on its own and would probably have never tried if I had not bought this palette. The shade is just straight up hot barbie pink blush with a satin finish. I have to say I really like it, again the formula makes it so easy to blend and is super pigmented so be careful when applying!!

This shade is so out of my comfort zone but I am really enjoying using this shade for the summer as it is perfect with a simple eye look and a nude lip.

Champagne Pop 

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This is my all time favourite highlighter which I have already reviewed and can be found here: https://stephsmakeupblog123.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/becca-champagne-pop-by-jaclyn-hill/

Prosecco Pop 

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This shade is the new highlighter Jaclyn created which is a gold shade. I love this but as my skin is so fair it doesn’t look brilliant on its own but does look great when mixed in with Champagne Pop. This shade would look so beautiful on its own on darker skin tones. This shade looks great on my mum who is about NW35 in Mac shades.

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Rose Spritz, Amaretto, Pamplemousse, Champagne Pop, Prosecco Pop, Champagne and Prosecco Mixed.

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Rose Spritz, Amaretto, Pamplemousse.

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Champagne Pop, Prosecco Pop, Champagne and Prosecco mixed.

Overall this palette is so brilliant and so far I can’t find any faults personally. I would highly recommend this to anyone! I believe this is still available in Space NK stores here in the UK, some Sephora stores still have stock but very limited left. This has also just lunched on global Sephora websites I believe. So be quick if you want one because when they are gone they are gone!

 

GHD V Marine Allure Straighteners

 

Again this sis a slightly different post for me but I had to let you all know about how much of a difference these straighteners have made to my hair!

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Previously to purchasing these straighteners I used SHE straighteners as they are meant to be very similar to GHD’s. Having previously owned GHD’s I did notice the quality of the straighteners weren’t quite the same as my previous GHD’s.

I had issues with the SHE straighteners as I found I had to put a lot of pressure on the straighteners and go over the same section of hair multiple times to straighten my hair which would usually end in me getting some pain in my hand even after I had my hair cut short. I decided I would treat myself to a new set of GHD’s this month and the difference is insane! My hair looks so much healthier and sleeker than before. I also find my hair stays straight all day and I can also create a gorgeous wavy look with these straighteners as they have curved edges.

I decided to go for the newer Allure collection straighteners as I always pick coloured straighteners just because they look nice. I went for the blue/purple metallic shade with the Gold V straightener. I was tempted to try out the new platinum styler but they were a little more expensive and honestly the styler I have purchased works perfectly for me.

Another thing I love about these straighteners is that they have an automatic shut off after 30 minutes which personally I love as I always have to triple check that I have turned them off before I leave the house and still have a panic in case I haven’t when I am on my way to work! So if you are anything like me you will love this feature!

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This set also comes with a matching heat resistant clutch which is great for travelling and a protective plate guard to avoid any damage to the straighteners. Also on the plates themselves there is a slight metallic almost glitter effect that matches the straighteners which adds something extra to the straighteners.

I have attached pictures below of my hair after a full day of being straightened and also my hair curled with the straighteners.

If you have any ideas for what I should post let me know in the comments!

My Tattoo Experience

This post is very different for me but I wanted to share with you all my personal experience of getting my first tattoo. Warning this post is very long and detailed! Please also bear in mind this is all purely my experience and everyone’s experience will be completely different. I am recommending what worked for myself in hope it will help to prepare anyone who is going to get their first tattoo and answer some questions you may not feel comfortable asking your tattooist.

Before getting my tattoo I researched so much and on the lead up to the tattoo I was looking up for blogs where people had posted their own experiences so I could have an idea of what to expect but most of the posts I found were for smaller tattoos that would not take so long so I decided to post my own experience for you all along with some tips I picked up along the way.

Preparation

Since a very young age I have always been fascinated by tattoos as my brother had some and I also used to watch a lot of tattoo programmes where I would get inspiration for what I wanted myself. I had decided when I was about 13 years old that I wanted aa tattoo but was obviously too you to get one (Legally anyway!) my mother would also never allow me to get one at that age and had said that once I was eighteen I could get one if I still wanted to, I still think she was secretly hoping I would decide not to get one before then!

I spent a lot of time deciding what I wanted to get and had a few designs in mind but they were never quite right for me, as my first tattoo I decided to get something that is very personal to me and would be in memory to my late grandmother so it had to be perfect. I eventually decided I would like to incorporate all of her favourite flowers into one large colourful tattoo. Next I had to decide on placement which was fairly simple for myself as I always had the idea of the tattoo being somewhat  close to my heart so I decided to get the tattoo on my left ribcage. Of course I would have to pick one of the more painful places to get my tattoo! As there is a lot of bone there and I am naturally skinny I was prepared for the tattoo to be slightly more painful.

As I came closer and closer to my eighteenth birthday I had to decide where I wanted to get my tattoo done, as I was going to London for my birthday I had looked at a couple of different places there  but wasn’t happy with them as I wanted my tattoo  to be original and different to the standard pictures on the internet but they were happy to just ‘copy and paste’ one of the designs I had sent as a basic idea that I wanted. Also I was aware this tattoo could not be completed in one sitting so would involve travelling back and forth  for every sitting. I asked my brother for some advice on where he would recommend which was a local studio called ‘Inkredible Kreations’ they have  a brilliant reputation locally and have completed some amazing tattoos, one of my brothers friends had recommended I went to the artist Isla as she is a brilliant artist and could really help me make my design unique and exactly how I wanted it to look. Isla is also great wirth floral work and colour so I called straight in and booked a consultation.

First Consultation

In my first consultation I met Isla and discussed what I wanted which was a Daffodil, Rose, Lilly and a Carnation with a butterfly coming out of the flowers. I showed Isla a series of reference pictures that I had gathered over time as I wanted certain things from some of the pictures. From the consultation Isla decided I would probably need about three separate sittings all for about four hours. I had also decided at this point that I wanted a small piece of script on my wrist saying ‘Always Smile’ as this is something that has came up often throughout my life and to me it is important to keep smiling as even if you are not feeling great smiling always seems to make me feel better. At the time of the consultation in September Isla took a copy of my photographic ID which you will need to take along with you if you are planning on getting a tattoo to show you are of legal age and also I paid a deposit for all of my appointments. I had another consultation booked in for the middle of January about 2 weeks before my tattoo to see the final design and make any last changes if I wanted to. We also booked in the appointments at this time so I had the first sitting at the end of January, second at the beginning of March and the final sitting was booked for the beginning of May.

Second Consultation

For my second consultation I had got to see the final design. I was honestly shocked at how Isla had managed to take all of my ideas and put them onto paper it looked better than I could have ever imagined myself. Everything I wanted in the tattoo was there and perfect. A unique design that was a brilliant piece of art, I still had to decide on the colours but had left this until after the first sitting before I decided this.

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First Sitting

As the day came closer everything started to feel real now I was finally getting the tattoo I had always wanted. I was slightly daunted by the process as some people had expressed how much pain they felt while getting a tattoo and some had said they felt none at all and knowing how rubbish my pain threshold is I thought I would be one of those who found it extremely painful.

I done some more research on what to do before getting a tattoo so on the morning before I made sure I had a large filling breakfast and had a portion of porridge which always keeps me full personally for a long time. I had also pakcked some sugary snacks and juice and plenty of water in my bag to take with me. While you’re getting a tattoo your body uses a lot of adrenaline so it is important to keep your sugar levels up and keeping yourself hydrated as you don’t want to pass out through the tattoo!

Finally the time came for me to head down to the studio, I went by myself as that was easiest for me, some studios do allow you to take along friends or family but I would check first. I went into the studio and Isla done my small wrist tattoo first as this was my first time getting a tattoo we decided it would be best to ease into it.A stencil of the tattoo was placed on my wrist and it worked out being central first time. On my wrist I barely felt a thing just a very light scratching feeling and this one was finished after about 10 minutes.2016-01-30 20.47.13

We then went on to the larger piece on my ribs and this was also stencilled on and some was drawn on first as it could not all fit on the stencil. When we started on my ribs I could not feel any pain it felt much more like a scratching sensation much more irritating that pain. When the outline is done it is usually just one long needle that is used so it is not as painful. The time went by quickly, there is an option to take breaks if you feel the need to but I didn’t bother with this unless I needed to go use the restroom. Before I knew it the outline was finished and the four hours was finished and my tattoo was all wrapped up to keep it clean. After the tattoo was finished I felt very drained as your body has just undergone trauma to the body so I got myself something to eat and had a little nap and also had a super early night.

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Aftercare

This part is extremely important as you want your tattoo to heal well, I was advised to keep the cling film on for a couple of hours then to shower once I have taken it off so any excess ink is washed off. You want to use a non fragranced soap for this and it is normal to have some ink wash off. I had Bepanthen to put on the tattoo for the first 3 days of healing and also had been advised to wash the tattoo 3 times per day at this early stage as it is still an open wound so you don’t  want to risk anything getting into the tattoo and causing an infection. After the first three days I was advised to use Palmers Cocoa Butter as this will help to moisturise the skin. When I had just got the outline done I didn’t particularly notice any scabbing in the tattoo itself.

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Second Sitting

For my second sitting the shading was added between the flowers to add some background to tie everything together. The shading was kept as grey and black as there is already so much colour in the piece itself. So this would help the colours pop. The shading took just under 2 hours as it was all free handed on as the leaves of all the different flowers. Now for shading and colour a different kind of needle is used which has lots of smaller needles together there is more discomfort in this part of the process as it is a larger needle and is likely that the same area will need to be gone over multiple times to get the correct depth of colour. I had the needles explained to me by my tattooist so for the script on my wrist that was 5 needles together and for the outline of my ribcage tattoo that was 9 needles used. For the shading and colour the needle is shaped more like a paintbrush would be with 15 needles together.

Then the colour was started from the darkest colour first, I decided to get the butterfly a dark blue fading into a light turquoise shade which was completed first then the rose was completed which is a bright red shade. The rose was quite painful as it was on my waist more on my back and seemed to be the most uncomfortable place so far.

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Aftercare

I followed the same aftercare as the first sitting, I got my tattoo on the Thursday and by mid Sunday I had began flaking badly. This is completely normal to happen as it is the skins way of healing, this should not damage the tattoo as long as you do not pick at it!!

The skin will naturally flake off when it is ready but not before. This is crucial as picking at your skin wil ruin the tattoo when it is healed. It is also important not to soak the tattoo so avoid baths or swimming for the first couple of weeks until the tattoo is healed.

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Third Sitting 

I had my third sitting last Friday so I was so excited to get the tattoo finished finally it was a long process but so worth it for me! I was booked in again for four hours again so made sure I had something to eat before beginning the sitting. We first began on the Lilly which was not too painful I seem to find the area’s on the bone are not too painful it is more the area’s on the edge of the bone or fleshy area’s that were more painful for me but this will be different for everyone. This took roughly an hour and was completed, I think this one is my favourite purely because of the detail in the flower itself is stunning and very eyecatching.

We then moved onto the carnation which truthfully was the most painful part and I could not wait for it to be over, I know I was probably moving around a little and trying everything possible to take my mind off the pain. One thing I found that did help was to just focus on my breathing so I am concentrating on something other than the pain. Again this one was finished after around an hour so we were well ahead of schedule!

Finally we moved on to the daffodil which was a breeze for me I could hardly feel a thing and actually felt very relaxed during this part of the tattoo. Also the butterfly had some white added to the very edge of the wings to help fade out the blue. Before I knew it the tattoo was finished after 3 hours. We took some pictures and it is very hard to get this whole tattoo in one picture! So it did take a while to get the right one. I am so pleased with how the whole piece turned out and how bright the tattoo is, I know colour tattoo’s are not for everyone but I personally love mine being bright and colourful.

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Aftercare

Once your tattoo is finished it will be wrapped up in clingfilm and this should be kept on for around 1-2 hours and then go for a shower when it is removed as there will be some excess ink that will need washed off so don’t panic if you see a lot of ink coming out as this is completely normal.

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After your shower you want to pat your tattoo dry and then apply bepanthen. For the first couple of days it will feel like sunburn and very tender. I found by Sunday morning my tattoo started to feel slightly tight and try so I switched to Palmers Cocoa butter at this point as the bepanthen is not very moisturising. By today (Monday) the scabbing has started but is not too bad yet, I have added in a picture of what it looks like on the Lilly just now.

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Thank you so much for reading this post (If you made it to the end!) I will add in a picture once it is fully healed. In about 6 weeks time I will check how the healing has gone and may need a touch up but the last sitting did heal up nicely. Also if you have any questions at all please feel free to leave them below and I will try my best to answer them.

 

My M.A.C Lipstick Collection

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So I decided to show you my collection of M.AC lipsticks there’s twelve that I use on a regular basis so these are the ones I have decided to share. This post will be pretty long as there is a lot to talk about! I have also swatched each lipstick on my lips so you can see what they all look like on but my lips were definitely not thanking me for this today so I have now slathered on some Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic as they are very sore!

Faux (Satin)

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This is the lightest shade in my collection, I wouldn’t go much lighter than this with a lipstick as I feel any lipsticks that are lighter than this make me look ill! So I tend to stick to darker nudes. This shade is a light mauve pink shade that goes well with any look especially a dark smokey eye. This shade is slightly lighter than my natural lip colour and has a satin finish which is my favourite finish for M.A.C lipsticks as I find this lasts the longest on my lips without being drying.

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Twig is slightly darker than Faux and has more of a brown undertone and is a exact match to M.A.C Soar lip liner so you can easily get that Kylie Jenner pout! This has been my go to colour recently as it is perfect for natural looks and dramatic looks. It is also the perfect ‘your lips but better’ shade. This one also has a satin finish so another reason for it to be my favourite shade right now.

Yield to Love (Cremesheen) Limited Edition

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This shade was part of the A Novel Romance collection last fall and I seem to have forgotten about this shade for a while after my last review of this  but I rediscovered this shade in summer and it was perfect for everyday wear with the cool rose shade and the cremesheen finish didn’t dry out my lips.

Captive (Satin)

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Yet another satin finish no surprises there! This shade is perfect in between of a nude and a dramatic dark shade. It is a pink plum shade, it is similar to if you mixed M.A.C Rebel with a nude pink shade. I love wearing this with a more natural make up look as it can vamp up a look very quickly so it’s perfect if you are running late and still want to look like you have made an effort with your make up. It also goes perfect with a classic grey smokey eye for a mega glam look.

Crosswires (Cremesheen)

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Crosswires is the perfect shade for summer it has a gorgeous pink orange colour so is perfect for brightening up your look for summer. It is still quite a natural colour and is not too strong especially with the cremesheen finish which also makes it wear off nicely without it being obvious where the lipstick has came off if you have been eating or drinking.

Lickable (Cremesheen)

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This is a gorgeous bright Barbie pink shade which is not a colour I would usually reach for but it is perfect for summer. I also love the blue undertone which makes your teeth appear whiter compared to lipsticks with a orange undertone. I love wearing this with a simple look for summer because if we get any sort of heat in Scotland which is quite rare I don’t like to wear heavy makeup but this just adds some colour to a look.

All Fired Up (Retro Matte)

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This shade is very pink! I love wearing this shade when I’m feeling more adventurous with my make up as pink is definitely the shade I reach for least I tend to wear nude shades or dark reds but this is perfect for days when I feel like coming out of my comfort zone. I feel with the retro matte finishes I need to prep my lips more than usual as I feel the lipstick can become slightly drying on the lips after a while but it definitely does last very long on the lips.

Viva Glam Riri (Frost)

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This lipstick is such a stunning red, because of the frost finish it leaves a almost glossy shimmer finish which has a almost moisturising effect on the lips which is perfect for the cold winter months when your lips need a little more TLC. I would definitely recommend using a lip liner with this lipstick and any other darker shades as it makes the lip line much more defined. This shade is a more orange red then blue but I would definitely still wear this one as it not so orange that it makes your teeth look yellow.

Riri Woo (Retro Matte)

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I have previously reviewed this product so you will find that further down on my page, thankfully I bought a few of these when they came out as I love this shade so much. Unfortunately this shade is no longer available but Ruby Woo is a close alternative.

Heaux (Retro Matte)

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This was another shade in the Rihanna collection which I picked up a couple of too as this is my go to shade over the colder months. The retro matte finish can become drying so I always make sure to prep the lips properly before applying this shade although it does last a long time on the lips almost like a stain. This shade is so stunning for over the festive period as it is not your typical red like Riri Woo it is a much deeper red which looks stunning on most skin tones.

D for Danger (Matte)

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D for Danger is my most recent addition to my lipstick collection and it is quickly becoming one of my favourites especially for this time of year as it is a very festive colour with the dark red shade. I love this shade with a classic black liner for a pin up inspired look and this shade can instantly glam up any look so is perfect for any Christmas/ New Year nights out if you are going for a classic glam look.

Rebel (Satin)

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This was the first lipstick I ever bought from M.A.C which might be a surprise to most of you as you know how much I love my nudes! This shade is very far away from a nude! This is a bright purple pink shade and I love it when I am feeling like a bit of a Rebel (pun fully intended!) This shade is perfect for days when you feel like changing up your look or going for more of a vampy look I love this shade when I feel like channelling my inner rock chic with a smokey eye or some winged liner to top off the look (or both of course!)

This is my favourite M.A.C lipsticks I hope you enjoyed and this can maybe help you decide what shades you may like to try.

Let me know what you guys would like to see next I could do some more step by step looks or do a comparison review for the Beauty Blender and cleanser against the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and the cleanser.