5 July 2015



Its been a little while since I have purchased any makeup from either of these stores so I was intrigued by the new products and managed to pick up a few things that I have been wanting for quite a while especially the cream pigments from Illamasqua. With my paycheck in place I feel that spending a little on myself really isnt a problem so I made these cheeky purchases which I probably do not really need seein the size of my ever growing collection. Here are my first impressions of them so far after a couple of weeks using these.


Illamasqua cream pigment - Androgen

This is such a pretty colour and I cannot help but remember how much I have lusted over this when their cream pigment was launched. This colour is a soft gentle pink which is easy to work with and suits my skintone very well. I like the idea of the versatility of this product because it can be used on the cheeks or on the lips. Upon using it, i find that it looked beautiful on the cheeks and blended very nicely using my fingers but I would have to recommend giving it a miss for the lips as I found that it emphasised the lines on my lips and it wasn't a great look at all.


Illamasqua cream pigment - Hollow

I think I lack in the whole cream contour department in my makeup collection so I find this to be perfect to buy. The colour is a nice cool toned brown which makes it ideal for contouring purposes. I like to use this with the Illamasqua blush up brush to apply and blend out. I did find that it was quite hard to use and it was quite difficult to blend because the product wasn't as creamy as I would like it to be. Overall I really like this product because of the cool toned nature of it as it is difficult to find a contour shade thats not too warm.


MAC Fix +

This was actually a repurchase as I have forgotten how much I love the MAC fix + ages ago but I have been trying out other setting sprays. I still like the Urban decay all nighter spray but I feel that this one is a bit more moisurising and gives me that extra glow that I want after applying my foundation. Not much to say about this product apart from the fact that it works really well as a moisturising base and great for setting makeup.


MAC lip pencil - Dervish

Since MAC soar is out of stock everywhere I have been, I opted for a similar kind of shade tone which is Dervish. I think I am a little bit more in love with lipliner compared with earlier on in the year. I love how a lipliner can instantly make your lip shade appear more even and gives that clean precise finish. This Dervish lipliner is lovely to use and applies onto the lips like a dream. The shade makes me look more mature and I tend to use this during evening times. A little bit drying which is expected from a lipliner, therefore I sometimes use a balm on top. (On my lips in the photo above)


MAC lipstick - Brave

Another lipstick that I have been lusting over for a while. Going along with the lipliner, I found that this shade went perfectly with Dervish. This is a satin finish which makes it lovely to wear on the lips and not too drying. This shade is gorgeous and sophisticated yet easy to wear and compliments alot of makeup looks. Most of my lipsticks are pink and nude shades so it was nice to try out a lipstick that has more of a brown tone to it and I was pleasantly suprised by how much I liked it. (On my lips in the photo above)

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  1. The whole haul looks really good! I'm tempted to try a cream pigment - the colours are really lovely.

    Belle in Black and White

  2. the lipstick is absolutely stunning!

  3. Nice post! You're blog is so pretty >w<
    The lipstick color is so nice *^*

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  4. Androgen looks like such a beautiful color! You look stunning btw!
    Maria // Fox and Arrow

  5. Ooh some lovely buys! I bought Hollow the other week, but I've not tried it yet - it looks promising though! xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

  6. Androgen looks so pretty!

    Sachie // lovelycomplex.net

  7. Androgen looks so pretty!

    Sachie // lovelycomplex.net

  8. The MAC lip combo looks lovely and the shade really suits you! I'll definitely be taking a closer look at hose two products next time I'm near a MAC counter. I'm yet to try any of the fix products by MAC, but I think I may stick to UD's All Nighter Spray as I have an oily complexion so I don't really need to add extra moisture to my look :) x
    Charlotte's Road // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  9. You got some great pieces! I've hear a lot about Brave xx
    Glossy Boutique

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