Tag: MAC

2nd May 2016

Finishing Touches (#LipsNspritz) of the Week 2nd May 2016

 Bright reds and dark berries, plus one glorious pink this week, alongside some classic fragrances too. Top left were the gorgeous white flowers of Narciso  For Her, which is a fragrance I love a great deal, and could even smell it slightly through my parosmia last year, which always grants a special place in my heart for a fragrance. I wore this on Friday with […]

6th December 2015

LipsNspritz of the Week 06.12.15

After spending last weekend doused in Tom Ford’s finest Black Orchid (albeit in the new Eau de Toilette version rather than the EdP), I was obviously stuck in a rather Tom Ford kind of groove for the early part of this week.   Monday brought Tom Ford Black Violet, a scent which I have always preferred to Black Orchid, for some reason (but it’s now discontinued), […]

1st December 2015

LipsNspritz of the Fortnight, Pt II

 This week, I basically took a “lucky dip” approach to my perfume and lipstick choices.  After three months and nearly 80 lipstick and perfume pictures, I realise I’m probably something like a quarter of the way through my fragrance collection, and possibly, maybe, a tenth (perhaps?) of the way through my lipsticks.  There’s a few months of this to go, yet, I think! Monday was […]

9th July 2013

Current Favourite Blushers

I didn’t see the point of blusher for the longest time, and so, for many years I didn’t use it.  I’ve had high-colouring for many years, so the thought of adding MOAR COLORZ to my skin was a scary one, to say the least!  These days, however, I’d rather leave the house without lipstick than without my blusher! Blush brightens the face, and can add […]

14th January 2013

MAC Stereo Rose vs New CiD Coral Crush Comparison

 I once read a tweet – or possibly a blog post – about a girl who had hysterics when she discovered that MAC had sold out of their Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish almost at the exact instant it was first released a couple of years ago.  I’ve been boggling about both the product, and the state of mind of that poor girl ever since. On […]

6th July 2012

MAC Club Vs Bare Minerals Mirage

Club is one of those iconic products from MAC that most appear to have in their makeup bag.  Described as a “red-brown with green pearl” it is, in fact, a beautiful, and versatile eyeshadow that deserves its cult status. When I was sent the new Bare Minerals eyeshadow duo in “The Vision”, I thought one of the shades looked familiar, so I thought I’d do […]

27th March 2012

How I lost touch with MAC …

I haven’t written about MAC since July 2010, when the “controversy” about their Rodarte collection which was eventually pulled from the shelves, was raging. Since then, whilst I have, in fact, picked up the odd piece from a collection or two, I haven’t really got excited about anything, and I just haven’t been bothered enough about what I have bought to blog about them. And […]

18th July 2010

MAC Rodarte Collection – but it is art?

You’re going to be reading a lot of posts on this matter this evening, and I just thought I’d add my tuppenorth into the matter.  The new MAC collaboration with Rodarte is due out (in the US) in September.  A collection of ethereal pale greys, pinks and taupes, it’s meant to be inspired by the beauty of the countryside in Mexico, and specificially, items (according […]

18th April 2010

Makeover: Helen S

 Gosh, it’s been a few weeks since I posted a makeover, I’m really sorry! I hope you’ll all make Helen very welcome, she’s a great friend of mine, and we’ve been makeup shopping A Lot over the years. Mainly because it took me a very long time to cure Helen of her frosted mauve lipstick fetish …. Here she is, all fresh-faced, and only slightly […]

7th March 2010

Makeover: Isobel

Another very quick makeover this week, featuring the lovely Isobel, who came to visit Chez Lippie recently. Meet Isobel: Isobel wanted a very simple evening look.  One that looked polished, and elegant, but that wasn’t too dramatic.  We had a chat about colours, and discovered that muddy purples were the order of the day. As ever, we start with the base.  Now, Isobel is 60 […]

7th February 2010

Makeover: Rebecca

I recently put out a call on my blog for volunteers for makeovers, and the lovely Rebecca from Le Salon de Beaute had volunteered almost before I’d finished writing the post!  Take a look at her blog if you get a chance, it’s a lovely one, and I’m a big fan. Anyway, this is Rebecca refusing to give me her best “Prisoner Cell Block H” […]

25th December 2009

Smokey Eyes – How I do it

Lots of pictures here, and not too many words, merry Christmas everyone!   Applying a colour wash – Mac Dovefeather Defining the crease – Laura Mercier Twilight Powder Lining – Laura Mercier Twilight Lining the lower waterline – Laura Mercier Twilight (considering botox, priceless) Applying Mascara – Lancome Hypnose Drama Deciding I need liquid liner – Make Up Forever purple Applying blusher – Cargo Plant […]