Swatches L-R / 1. Mac Brow Set 'Beguiled' / 2. Mac 'Velvet Teddy' / 3. Mac 'Cranberry' / 4. Nars 'Mekong'
I think it's safe to say, I was a little bit naughty last week and indulged myself fully in cosmetic goodness. Sometimes we all need a little pick me up, and in attempt to cure myself of this horrible flu-thing i've all week, I found myself wandering on to the Mac website (cosmetics cure everything, didn't you know?). I could have gone absoloutely crazy on there, and I had to seriously cut down the contents of my online shopping cart when I went to checkout - I haven't been in Mac in quite a while so I have accumulated quite a long wishlist!
Mac Brow Set in 'Beguiled' - I've been umming and arring over this for ages. I've read so many reviews and have come to realise that a lot of people aren't too keen on this product, but i've been switching up my eyebrow routine just recently and I quite fancied giving it a go. I must have the world's worst eyebrows - I overplucked them and just generally abused them when I was a young'un, and i'm paying the price now! My eyebrows are ridiculously light and I just wanted something that I could brush on after applying my brow powders to make them look more groomed and natural. The only thing I was unsure about is the slight shimmer the Brow Set has - but it really isn't noticeable in the slightest once applied to the brows. I love the finish it gives. I've been using it for about a week now, and first impressions are fairly good.. but i'm still getting to grips with the application. If this is something you're interested in, fear not - i'll probably be doing a full review of this soon.
Mac Matte Lipstick in 'Velvet Teddy' - Nude-coloured lipsticks are an all year round staple in my make-up bag. Just recently, i've been into light browns rather than milky, natural shades. This one is perfect - it's not everybody's cup of tea but I really like it. It's very much a 'my lips but better' kind of shade but it's more noticeable than your average 'nude' - it's just a bit more interesting!
Mac 'Cranberry' - A gorgeous reddy brown shade. I saw this on Kayleigh's blog and knew I had to have it - it just makes such a nice change from the usual browns and golds I usually opt for.
Nars 'Mekong' - I spent ages on ASOS viewing all of their shades, and settled on this one. It's a beautiful deep brown shade, and the gold flecks throughout it are just beautiful - and I really can't wait to create a wintery smokey eye with this beauty. Nars is one of my favourite beauty brands - but this is the first eyeshadow of theirs I own and I've already popped some more of them onto my Christmas list - the pigmentation is amazing - seriously.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them?