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New MAC makeup (and a little bit of Nars)

MAC Magnetic Collection Nars Cruella

I’m on a roll with new makeup at the moment.

MAC in particular is causing my wallet some distress. I can’t remember the last time I bought stuff from MAC (before this occasion) and now suddenly, I’m in there every day. Well, not every day – but you know what I mean.

It started with some new lipsticks. Sinead blogged about Captive and Claire mentioned Lady Danger, and that was it – makeup shopping commenced. Here’s what I got:

MAC Captive. A berry toned satin finish lippy. Not as deep as Rebel and nice and soft on the lips. Sadly, as hot as Sinead looked wearing it, it makes me look like a corpse. Damn you dark hair and pale complexion! I’m not giving up though, maybe I’ll mix it with something else. Insert sad face.

MAC Lady Danger. Oh how I love this lipstick. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a matte orange-red. Lasts literally all day and does not tug on application or dry up. Such an unusual colour too. I foresee many happy days wearing this.

Nars Cruella. Recommended by both Dee and Sinead I decided I had to have it. The formula is really quite spectacular. Matte but not cakey or dry, it’s got a nice bit of movement to it and it lasts literally all day. I’m talking breakfast, lunch, hours of yabbering – still there. The colour is sensational. Deep, dark, flattering red. I’m wearing it in this post. On a side note, does anyone know why Nars pulled out of Dubai a few years ago? Very distressing altogether. PLEASE COME BACK.

MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Superb and Fairly Precious. Part of the Magnetic Collection which is impossible to get here. Laura alerted me to the presence of these products while she was in Duty Free. With seconds to decide I said yes, get them. GET THEM ALL. Superb is easily my favourite, pink and shimmery (but in a subtle way) and with great payoff. I’ve been using it as blush/highlighter/everywhere. Fairly Precious however, is confusing. I’m thinking it’s more of a bronzer than a highlighter? Not sure. The colour is more on the rusty side of things. I may also use it as a shadow. Suggestions please? 🙂

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  • Reply Amy

    I adore NARS Cruella Simone, it is beautiful 🙂
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

    January 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Celina

    These are all such lovely products! Captive looks so beautiful!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

    January 14, 2014 at 4:06 am
  • Reply Zein

    You should try Plumful by MAC instead of Captive. I find that it’s a lighter version of Rebel but it’s not as deep as Captive, I think. It also doesn’t make me look like a corpse. Give it a go!

    January 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm
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