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Review: MAC Year of the Snake Collection Eyeshadows

6 Feb

Hello everyone! So for Lunar New Year/Chinese New Years this year MAC decided to release out a collection for the zodiac animal this year which happens to be the snake. I don’t really like snakes too much but the designs for this was pretty cool. Anyways, a majority of the collection are permanent items so I only picked up three eyeshadows I thought I would use the most.

These shadows are larger than the regular eyeshadows and obviously will have more product in it. The shades that I picked up was Once upon a Time (veluxe pearl cream white), Aztec Brick (veluxe pearl bronze), and lastly the infamous Carbon (matte black). I really like the veluxe pearl formula they are very creamy and blend exceptionally well on the eyes the pigmentation was pretty good for both veluxe pearl eyeshadows. As for Carbon can you believe that I have never tried this color before? It is a dark black which was a bit of a pain to blend and it isn’t the most pigmented black I own but it is nice for an easy smokey eye that isn’t too intense. In the photos below I compared it to the other black eyeshadows I own. These shadows will definitely last quite some time even if I did use them everyday. Since these eyeshadows are larger then the regular ones they are $25CDN each (regular contains 0.04 grams while these ones contain 0.1 grams of product).  Please note that these eyeshadows are only available on the MAC website.

IMG_1252IMG_1254 How awesome is the packaging? It’s just a sleeve but it’s pretty cool.

IMG_1275 Size Comparison

IMG_1256 The shadows

IMG_1259 Once Upon a Time IMG_1257 Aztec Brick IMG_1261 Carbon

IMG_1268 Swatches: MAC Ricepaper, Once Upon a time, Jaunty – none that are similar

IMG_1263 Swatches: MAC Aztec Brick, Maybelline Copper Chic Quad 3rd shade, MAC Mulch (definitely not similar)

IMG_1272 Swatches: MAC Carbon, Wet ‘n Wild Blue had me at Hello black, Urban Decay Vice Palette Black Market, Urban Decay Naked 2 Blackout

Review: MAC Archie’s Girls Lipglass in Kiss & Don’t Tell, and Strawberry Malt

6 Feb

Hello everyone! A MAC post for today as my package came in from them today. I was extremely excited to try out these lip glosses as I actually have never purchased or tried MAC lip glosses before. Since I am on a budget I only purchased the two items I thought I would get the most use out of… and I chose some pretty bright shades.

With the pictures you can see that both lip glosses are pretty pigmented, fun and bright. Kiss& Don’t Tell is a bright creamy coral shade that leans a little more on the orange side on my skintone while Strawberry Malt is a bright red with red micro shimmers and looks like a maraschino cherry on your lips. The lasting power was actually pretty good they lasted around 3 hours and the texture was a new smooth glide though a bit sticky on the lips. These retail for $20CDN and is available for a limited time.

IMG_1243(Super cute outside packaging)

IMG_1245(Glosses themselves)

IMG_1249 Top: Kiss & Don’t Tell, Bottom: Strawberry Malt