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LOTD: Her purple majesty – MAC Heroine

Hi guys!

A few weeks ago we finally got the first MAC Cosmetics store here in Croatia. The store is beautiful, big and spacious and said to be the biggest one in South-East Europe. Store opened in the heart of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital. Beauty addicts and lovers from all across Croatia keep visiting and enjoying the new store, so it’s pretty crowded all the time. All the employees are very helpful and kind so customers can really enjoy their time there.

As I could only browse zillions of swatches online until now, and merely imagine how a particular shade of lipstick, foundation or blush would look on me, this made me very excited and happy. It still seems a bit unreal. 😀

I began composing my MAC wishlist long ago and, as time went by, I just kept adding new stuff to it. You can imagine how hard it was to decide what to get first. I opted for a lipstick and, as I wanted something pretty unique, I chose Heroine. By the way, every makeup lover’s first time in MAC is impossible to forget, do you agree?

As it says on MAC Cosmetics’ official website, Heroine is a matte, bright purple lipstick. The colour payoff is amazing, staying power as well. Although matte, it’s not uncomfortable on lips. Scent is typical for MAC lipsticks, subtle vanilla-esque, nothing too much. Heroine is really loud, vibrant, unusual and attention seeking shade, just as I like it :)

Seems a bit tricky to incorporate into a simple makeup look, eh?

Not really, I had great fun with it. :)

MAC Heroine look

MAC Heroine look

MAC Heroine look

MAC Heroine + Kryolan Purple/Lila

Products used on eyes and eyebrows: Catrice Velvet matt eyeshadow- Vanilaty fair (lid, inner corner and brow bone highlight), Makeup Revolution Romantic Smoked palette (a wash of lilac shade in the upper crease/as transition colour and brown shade in outer crease) and Makeup Revolution Colour Chaos palette (shades Needed to in crease and My Demons on the lower lash line). For eyebrows, I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip brow pomade in Soft Brown.

Products used on lips: Nyx Slim lip liner in Purple Rain, MAC lipstick in Heroine. In the end I played a little and added Kryolan Purple/Lila lipstick over the top.

Products used on face: Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff, Catrice Camouflage cream in Ivory and Light Beige, Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder, Nars blush in Orgasm, Anastasia Beverly Hills contouring powder in Fawn.

 

 

MAC Viva Glam I lipstick

Hi!

Red lipsticks are my thing. I’ve loved them since I started wearing makeup. I’ve never been a nude lipstick type of girl.

I have always preferred deep reds to corals and bright reds. Although I have about 15 red lipsticks in my collection, I am always in search for THE ONE.

I’ve been searching through MAC’s great choice of red lipsticks and I had a hard time deciding which one to choose. My favourites were MAC Dubonnet (Amplified Creme finish), MAC Diva (Matte finish), MAC Russian Red (Matte finish) and MAC Viva Glam I. I decided to go for MAC Viva Glam I.

I got it as a birthday gift yesterday and I fell in love with it at first swatch and lip application. It is an opaque, highly saturated with colour, true deep red lipstick, matte and with great staying power but not drying. Everything I asked for and more. I see myself wearing it often. See it for yourselves on swatch :)

vivaglam1IMG_1205And this is how it looks live. I paired it with neutral eyes (UD Naked Basics), Sleek Suede blush and Mary Lou Manizer. This lipstick just speaks for itself..and it’s pretty eloquent, I tell you! 😀

IMG_1187What do you think ? 😀

MUR Colour Chaos Look – Soft Burgundy

Hi,
I challenged myself to do a wearable and not too crazy look with the craziest palette that I own, Makeup Revolution Salvation palette Colour Chaos.

I combined shades Needed to, Ammunition, My demons, Me Three, and added a tiny bit of Beyond Real in upper crease. For inner corner and brow bone highlight, and inner part of upper eyelid as well, I used Catrice Velvet Matt eyeshadow in Vanillaty Fair. Pretty happy how it turned out! This colour combo especially enhances green eyes and makes them stand out :)

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Makeup revolution Salvation palette Colour Chaos

Other products used:

  • Vichy Dermablend foundation 15 Opal
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder 001 Transparent
  • Catrice Camouflage cream  010 Ivory and 020 Light Beige
  • Illamasqua Eyebrow cake Thunder
  • Maybelline Rocket Volum’ express mascara Blackest Black
  • Essence lipliner 08 Red Blush
  • Sleek blush by 3 Pink Sprint, a mix of shades
  • Manhattan Perfect Creamy & Care lipstick 94K, applied as stain
  • The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • Nyx powder blush Taupe
  • L’Oreal Gel Intenza eyeliner 01 Pure Black