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MAC Carmine Rouge Lipstick Review and Swatches (Prabal Gurung Collection)

Prabal Gurung teamed up with MAC for this collection.  This was released last December 2014 here in Manila. He’s a Nepalese American fashion designer based in New York City.  He’s pretty young at 35. His designs have been worn by famous celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga among others.

I wasn’t planning to buy anything in this collection when I saw Temptalia’s post on this. But when I passed by MAC’s counter in Glorietta one weekend last December, I swatched Carmine Rouge and I was super impressed by the texture and shade and I knew I had to go home with it.

After seasons of backstage-to-runway beauty partnerships, M·A·C and Prabal Gurung debut their highly anticipated makeup collaboration. The modern glamour and immaculate style of the designer comes to life with M·A·C in an exclusive colour collection featuring smoky, gilded hues for eyes, lips and cheeks in ultra-luxurious, custom gold packaging.

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The packaging looks immaculate. Come on, look at that. It’s a far cry from the usual MAC bullet that can be a little boring. This packaging reminds me of YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. It has a weight on it too, so it feels more luxurious than the black bullet. Packaging gets an A+  from me!

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Bold and Berry

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Winter is not yet over so I think it’s still not too late to talk about  about bold lips. Most specifically, berry lips.  I love dark lips. Be it red or plum/berry – I really love the look of it. It’s a great color that can easily brighten up your bare face. I remember seeing Heart Evangelista on TV 4 years ago sporting a beautiful vampy lip and I thought to myself: I want a lip stick like that. I asked my aunt from the US to buy me my very first MAC lipstick, REBEL. I loved it so much that I didn’t bother to buy or look  for any other plum lipsticks. It’s a dark purple that looks great opaque and looks great when sheered out as well. It also fades gorgeously into a light purple/pinkish stain. This is probably the “driest” of them all when it comes to texture. It’s a satin so it has a bit of a shine, but it feels a little bit drying on the lips as I wear it throughout the day.

Read more about the other shades after the cut! Continue reading Bold and Berry

FOTD #7: First day of work

I was dreading this day. January 5. That means I have to go back to work. NOOOOOOO. /sadface.  Our office has a shutdown and the 3-week vacation flew by so quickly I felt it was not enough. Who’s with me on this?

So to get me going last Monday, I decided to document it and kick off 2015 with my seventh FOTD post. Painting my face with makeup was the only thing that got me excited for work.

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FOTD #6: Glam Makeup (plus bonus hair tutorial)

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I haven’t posted an FOTD in a while but I have something exciting in store for you in this post. We had our office Christmas party last Monday and the theme was red carpet glam. We never had a party that’s this formal before so I was excited to do my makeup. I didn’t want to have my hair fixed so I searched for youtube tutorial and decided to do Estee’s hair tutorial. It’s quite easy to do, just make sure to prep your hair if you have long and thick hair like mine. All you need is a headband, bobby pins, texturizing spray and hair spray to hold everything in place. Watch her tutorial, it’s so easy peasy!

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Lip Product Addict Tag

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If you look at my makeup drawers, you’d see that lipsticks take up a lot of space so it’s just appropriate that I do this tag. This was created by two of my favorite beauty bloggers Amelia and Estee. Since I don’t have a beauty channel, I decided to just do this on this space.

Favorite balm or treatment?

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Korres Lip Balm in Mango

Korres Lip Butter.  I have mine in Mango and it smells so good. When I use it as my night time lip treatment, I always wake up with soft, moisturized lips! This gives your lips a sheer wash of orange tint that’s not very sticky. Just <3.

Favorite eye catching red?

imageRimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Bigbang. Look at that shade. Come on. That shade says it all. If you want to read more about this shade, here’s a link to my review.

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Wearing Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Bigbang

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MAC Alluring Aquatic and Kelly Osbourne Collection

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I got a few items from the recently released Alluring Aquatic and Kelly Osbourne Collection from MAC Cosmetics. These were released last May and June 2014 respectively in the US.

MAC aquatic bronzer swatches
Swatch Comparison: The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, Aphrodite’s Shell, Betty Lou Manizer, Laguna (Click on the photo for a larger size)

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Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite’s Shell.

I was able to try this bronzer during a visit to MAC’s counter in SM Megamall last July. I was initially looking for one of their lipsticks because it was featured in Maxine‘s blog. This bronzer is not very pigmented so it’s hard to overdo it.  It turned me off at first but the SA said he’d apply it on me and it looked beautiful. If you check out the swatch, it has a slight sheen to it but it’s not very visible on the skin. It has a slight orange-brown tint that’s quite flattering on the skin. For very pale girls, you can use this to contour, but for light-medium skinned people like me, this is a great product to give your skin a little bit more color. This would be perfect to use on beach outings. A swipe or two of this on your cheeks will give you that sun-kissed glow. I bought this from Carefreeshopper (they still have stock! Oops, no more stocks. 🙁 ) since it was already out of stock in MAC then.

Check out more products after the cut!

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