MAC Ablaze Lipsitck gives me Feva!
The last product from the MAC Fashion Sets that I purchased was Ablaze lipstick. Ablaze is described by MAC as a “bright apricot cream” with a matte finish. I love orange lipsticks, but I was skeptical about getting this color. You know how it goes though once I saw other people wearing it I just had to have it. Luckily I was able to get it before it sold out. One thing about lipsticks you have to give them a chance. Like the other lipsticks from this collection it is Matte. I am finding myself loving matte lipsticks this year.
Ablaze lipstick went on smoothly, and even though it is a matte finish it did not dry my lips out. As always when using a matte lipstick you want to make sure that your lips are moisturized, because matte lipsticks will show every crack. I did not get the ablaze lip pencil, but I did use a brown liner to kind of tone the color down. Overall Mac Fashion Sets collection has really made me happy. I do have one regret, and that is not getting Silly lipstick. I have been grabbing these lipsticks every chance I get.
Mac Ablaze Lipstick Swatch
Mac Embrace Me Lipstick Packs a Punch
Mac Embrace Me lipstick from the Mac Fashion Sets Collection is the ultimate winner in my opinion. I mean all of the colors are awesome, but for me this one will be my go to for the pring and summer. It is a bright poppin’ fushia color with blue undertones. I am loving the new matte finish. It is kind of creamy, and buildable. Since it is a matte finish you do want to make sure that your lips are exfoliated, and moisturized. Mac Embrace Me is super pigmented, and buildable. I also adore the fact that I can wear this collection without any liner. I did not buy the Embrace Me liner, but Magenta lip pencil would make a perfect combination. If you were unable to get Embrace Me lipstick I believe the closest MAC lipstick to me would be Show Orchid.
How are you wearing Mac Embrace Me Lipstick
Mac Embrace Me Lipstick Swatch
Mac Heroine Lipstick = Pure Sexiness
Everyone in the beauty world was checking for Mac Cosmetics Fashion Sets. I purchased 3 of the lipstick colors which I will show you in separate posts. The first color to get its shine on is Mac Heroine Lipstick. I missed this color when it first came out with the Real Sexy collection. I was hell bent, and determined to get it this go around. It sold out in the blink of an eye on the mac cosmetics website so I grabbed it from Nordstroms when it came online. I love purple lispsticks, and out of all the ones I own (so far) this is the most unique.
Mac Heroine lipstick has a matte finish, but it is also creamy. It did not dry my lips out. The purple stands out, and I can honestly say that this color works for everybody. I have not seen one person who could not rock it out. It is just an amazing lipstick. Perfect for the spring, and summer. I was able to wear Heroine straight from the tube which made me super happy. If you were unable to get the lip pencil to go with it you can always use Mac Magenta lip pencil or any purple lip pencil. Ladies I hope you were able to get your hands on this lip color. I have seen a few drugstore dupes, but I have not had the opportunity to make any comparisons. I’m glad I was able to add Mac Heroine lipstick to my collection.
How are you wearing Mac Heroine Lipstick?
Mac Heroine Lipstick Swatch
You may not know it, but next to makeup, and jewlrey I am a huge perfume person. There is something about perfumes, body sprays, and other smell goods that just makes me feel ultra sexy and feminine. I was recently given the opportunity to try out Beyonce Midnight Heat perfume, and I was super excited.
- Beyoncé Midnight Heat($59 for 3.4 fl. oz):The fragrance features the exotic Purple Molar Orchid at its heart. The star-shaped flower, a longtime symbol of love, beauty and strength, emits a rich, velvety aroma that continually reveals itself on the skin. The fruity floral gourmand opens with juicy top notes of Dragonfruit, Starfruit and Armenian Plum. The heart is a vivid floral bouquet built upon the Purple Mokara Orchid, Queen of the Night Black Tulip and Purple Peony. Finally, the base seduces the senses with Warm Amber, Patchouli and Sandalwood.
What I love about Beyonce Midnight Heat
The first thing that always intriques me about a perfume is the bottle, and I love the design of Midnight Heat. It is simple and chic. When I first smelled the perfume I was a little intimidated because it was so strong, and I was not sure if I would like it. However, I know that perfumes change once you put them on. It turned into a beautiful romantic filled scent of plums, and orchids, and lasts a very long time. I would recommend this perfume be used at night. I mean you can wear it in the day as well, but in my opinion it is that perfume you wear when you put on your freakum dress for a night out with the girls, or on a date with your special someone. Beyonce Midnight Heat perfume demands attention.
*This product was sent for review. It does not affect my opinion.
Viva Glam Nicki 2
The promo for Mac Viva Glam Nicki 2 was everywhere, and I was unsure if I wanted to purchase it. I figured the pastel lavender color would be too light for my complexion. I also haven’t been purchasing much makeup (Hence the lack of blog postings). Instagram is a major part of my makeup world. After seeing so many awesome women rocking Viva Glam Nicki 2 I knew I had to have it. I already have the first Viva Glam Nicki and I love it. I definitely will be rocking it during the spring and summer.
After I purchased it, I found that I was not overwhelmed by it so I did not really give it a chance. It has been traveling around in my purse for a good month. Depending on your skin tone you will have to manipulate the color until satisfied. It has the amplified finish which is my favorite. I tried the plum lip pencil, but I looked absolutely hideous on me. I understand that this color looks awesome on Nicki, but as a brown skinned woman I did not want to walk around looking like Tyrone Biggums sister, Tyronisha. NO BUENO! I was starting to feel like the lipstick just was not for me. I finally decided to give it another try, and I liked how it came out. To get the look that you see in the pictures I used Mac Currant and BBQ lip pencil. The next time I wear it I will try it with Magenta lip pencil or NYX purple eyeliner.
I honestly do not feel that the lipstick is a must have, but I do love the fact that by it being a Viva Glam product my $15 went towards the MAC AIDS fund. There is also a lipglass which I did not purchase.
Mac Lovely Lily Pigment is so freaking pretty!
I was sitting home bored on a Friday night, waiting for my husband to get off work. So what does an awesome girl such as myself due to release the tedium? I play in makeup. I have told you all before that I have so much makeup that I often forget what I have. I went through my stash, and came across Mac Lovely Lily pigment. It is a beautiful lilac color with a frost finish. Lovely Lily was released with the Naughty Nauticals collection a long time ago. I believe it has been re-released a time or two, but I am not sure.
I used Lovely Lily wet by spraying my brush with Mac fix+, which really made the color pop. I also made sure to use products that I have not used in forever. The look came out gorgeous. Even though I did this look a few weeks ago it makes for a good Valentines Day makeup. I hope you all enjoy.
Face: Mac Studio Tech NC50, Mac Studio Finish Concealer NC45 (brows), Mac Spiked eyebrow pencil
Eyes: Ruby Kisses 24/7 magic primer (eye lid), Mac Girl Friendly Paint Pot (lid), Mac Vex eyeshadow (brow highlight), Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow (transition color), Mac Violet Trance eyeshadow (crease), Mac Shadowy Lady eyeshadow (outer v), Mac Lovely Lily pigment (lid), Loreal Teloscopic eyeliner, Mac Chromagraphic pencil nw25/nc30
Lips: Mac BBQ Lip pencil, Mac Lavender Whip, and Snob lipstick
Cheeks: Mac Vintage Grape and Golden Lauriet MSF
Before Eyebrow Threading
Eyebrow threading is a depilation technique which originated in India, and is also widely practiced in the Middle East. Eyebrow threading involves twisting a piece of thread, usually cotton, into a double strand. This double stranded thread is used to pick up a line of hair and then remove it, creating a very clean, precise hairline. Because it removes hair by the follicle, it is a reasonably long lasting hair removal technique as well (site)
A couple of weeks ago I allowed my bestfriend Cynthia talk me into getting my eyebrows threaded. Now, I know you are thinking why is that such a big deal? Well you see I was an eyebrow threading virgin. I usually do my eyebrows myself with a razor, or I go get them waxed. I have heard stories of how threading hurts so I refused to give it a try. I needed my eyebrows done in the worst way, and somehow Cynthia and her illuminati powers (insider) talked me into trying eyebrow threading. I promise some of the best moments in my life were with her. I can laugh for days thinking about all the crazy stuff that we have participated in. We have had too much fun, and the fun is nowhere near over.
So due to her peer pressure we went to Brow Art23. I sat in the chair and my eyebrow virginity was taken from me. I have a low tolerance for pain. NOBODY told me that it would feel like somebody was going across my eyebrows with a lawnmower. I almost left there with one eyebrow done. I suffered through it, and I did enjoy the final look. Will I do it again? I am not sure. I may just stick to waxing. I may give it another whirl because it is lasting longer than when I wax them.
My friend was snapping pictures of the entire process. Which do you prefer waxing, or threading?
2Chainz but she got her a few of em’
I beat my face for date night using Mac Amber Lights eyeshadow. I love going out with my husband we always have the best time. We went to go see A Haunted House. Marlon Wayans is a fool, and I love him for it. I laughed so hard at that movie.
I have been on the hunt for a good compact foundation, and I have finally found it. I purchased M.A.C. Studio Tech foundation, and I am absolutely in love with it. I will do a full review on it once I use it for a while. Thanks Tatiana of Beatfacehoney, and Sevyn from the M.A.C. Counter in Brandon for making me want to try this product. I also purchased Sephora Collection Perfecting Cover Concealer and that is my new best friend. It gives me the most beautiful coverage. It is so hard for me to find a concealer color that is not too light, and not give me the powder under eye look. I loved this face of the day. I mixed a bunch of lip products to get the finished lip look.
MAC Studio Tech Foundation NC50
Sephora Collection Perfecting Cover Concealer 40 Hazelnut
MAC Spiked brow pencil
MAC Studio Sculpt concealer-brows
Ruby Kisses 24 hour magical eyeshadow primer
MAC Indian wood Paint pot- lid
MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow- lid
MAC Texture Eyeshadow- Transition Color below brow
MAC Brown Script Eyeshadow- Crease
MAC Embark Eyeshadow- Outer V
Lo’real Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner
Jordana retractable eyeliner dark brown
MAC Blunt Blush Contour
MAC Love Thing Blush
MAC Wonder Woman MSF Golden Larait
MAC BBQ lip liner
I just want to tell all of my readers Happy New Year. I appreciate you all, and thank you for coming to MAKEUP4Play. It is a new year so that means many new things.There have been many changes taking place, and I hope that you all will continue on this blog journey with me. I am super excited for what the Lord has in store for me, and I pray that 2013 will be an awesome year for all my readers.
Stay Blessed & Glam
I love the Urban Decay Naked Palette. The looks you can do with it are endless!
Happy Holidays everybody! I went to my husband’s Christmas party at the Lowry Park Zoo. I had a blast. I decided I wanted to do a kind of smokey eye so I pulled out my Urban Decay Naked Palette. I haven’t gotten the Naked Palette 2 or the Naked Basic Palette, because I absolutely love the first one. In my eyes it can do no wrong. I loved the way the look turned out. I mean I was beat honey! Start singing Michael Jackson’s PYT in your head. I felt pretty darn good. The photos did not do the look justice.
I also loved the way my hair came out. A couple of hours before the party started I put my hair in twists using creme of nature argan oil foaming wrap lotion. I hope you all enjoy the look.
Details on the Makeup
Mac Studio Fix Fluid NC 50
Mac Studio Finish Concealer NC 45-under brows
Sephora Concealer Bronze- Under eyes
Mac Spiked eyebrow Pencil
Ruby Kisses 24/7 eyeshadow primer
Mac Texture eyehadow- bridge color
Mac Beauty Burst eyeshadow-Crease
NYX Jumbo eyeshadow pencil slate- lid
Urban Decay Naked Palette Gunmetal eyeshadow-lid and lower lash line
Urban Decay Naked Palette Creep eyeshadow- deepen crease and lower lash line
Maybelline liquid liner-lid
Mac BBQ lip liner
Mac Freckletone lipstick
Mac Embark and Showstopper- contour
Mac Raizin blush
Mac gold deposit
I really must apologize. I have not been blogging much on either one of my blogs. I feel like I have lost the discipline, and passion. Don’t get me wrong I love both of my blogs, but the gumption to post has been null and void. I am not sure what is going on but I want that old thing back. I need my spark. I lost the fun. Anyway I am going to get back in the spirit of blogging, because I really do enjoy it. Life just has a way of catching you and making you forget how important the little things are. I thought I wanted something new, but I realize all I really needed to do was improve what was already there. I will be working on a few things on this site so expect some changes. I hope you all will stick with me as I go through whatever it is I am going through. I have not even been wearing makeup or looking at beauty blogs. Have any of you ever gone through phases while blogging?
it has been on my list for a long time. I always go to the Mac store or website, and never end up getting it. I have seen the lipstick on many people, and it is H.O.T. It looks great on all skin tones. The sales person at the Mac counter was wearing it, and she it looked amazing on her pale skin. After talking with her I decided to grab the bull by the horns and purchased it. Mac describes Cyber lipstick as an ’intense blackish-purple’ with a Satin finish. The lipstick applies smooth, and is creamy. When I tell you all Cyber lipstick is EVERYTHING. I get that 90′s R&B feeling when I wear this lipstick. You all know that I love bold lipsticks so let me do my usual disclaimer. You have to have confidence to rock Cyber lipstick out. I suggest a dark lip liner, and cleaning up the lip with concealer. I used Nightmouth lip liner also by Mac Cosmetics.
I cannot believe that I went this long without having Cyber be a part of my lipstick collection. I need a swift kick in my shins. No, not really but you all know what I mean. Will you be rocking Cyber lipstick during the fall and winter seasons?